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Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Burlington

3.8 (8)
Burlington, US
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Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Burlington

3.8 (8)
Burlington, US
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Experience the vibrant city of Burlington like never before with this smartphone-guided walking tour. Discover the captivating stories and hidden gems of Burlington, crafted by locals who know the city inside out. This interactive web-based tour allows you to explore at your own pace, answering questions and uncovering fun facts along the way. From the picturesque waterfront of Lake Champlain to the historic mansions and bustling Church Street Marketplace, this tour covers all the must-see spots. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Burlington, while enjoying the flexibility of exploring whenever you're ready. With no in-person contact necessary, this self-guided tour ensures a safe and informative experience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to dive into the heart of Burlington with this unique and engaging tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours - 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Learn about Burlington's commitment to the environment
  • Discover the unique inventions from Burlington's history
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Burlington's downtown area
  • Visit iconic landmarks and historical buildings in Burlington
  • Easy-to-use web interface
  • Family-friendly stops and questions
  • 24/7 support by phone or email
  • Snacks
  • Audio narration - coming summer 2022!

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Introduction

Welcome to the smartphone-guided walking tour of Burlington, a captivating experience that brings the history and charm of this Northeastern city to life. Crafted by Vermonters who know the city inside out, this tour offers a unique and interactive way to explore Burlington's most iconic landmarks.

What to expect?

During this enlightening tour, you can anticipate a duration of 60 to 90 minutes, filled with fascinating insights and captivating stories. Using your smartphone, you'll embark on a self-guided adventure that takes you on a journey through time and introduces you to the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Burlington.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for all those who have a curious mind and a love for history. Whether you're a local looking to deepen your connection with Burlington or a visitor eager to uncover the city's hidden gems, this experience is tailored for you. It's an opportunity to learn about the diverse people, the natural surroundings, and the unique inventions that have shaped Burlington into the beloved city it is today.

Why book this?

Uncover Burlington's secrets and immerse yourself in its captivating history with this smartphone-guided tour. This experience offers the convenience of exploring at your own pace while still receiving expertly crafted narratives and fascinating facts. Discover the stories behind stunning landmarks, from the waterfront of Lake Champlain to the historic Church Street Marketplace. This tour allows you to delve deeper into Burlington's past, fostering a deeper appreciation for the city and creating lasting memories.

Good to know

As you embark on this self-guided tour, it's important to have your smartphone ready and your access code handy. The tour starts at the beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront and concludes near the iconic house of worship on the Church Street Marketplace. Along the way, you'll encounter hidden courtyards, fascinating art galleries, and significant buildings that shaped Burlington's history. Be prepared to spend around 60-90 minutes immersed in the captivating tales and intriguing anecdotes that make Burlington truly special.

Reviews

Previous participants have raved about this smartphone-guided walking tour, praising its engaging narratives, attention to detail, and seamless navigation. Travelers were thrilled to learn about Burlington's rich history, hidden gems, and the passionate communities that call this city home. With this tour, visitors have gained a deeper understanding of Burlington's unique charm and have been left with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to explore Burlington like a true insider.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Lake Champlain

Our tour starts on the waterfront of beautiful Lake Champlain where we will look far back in time to this area before Europeans and the cultures and people that called this place home.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

In part because of the incredible natural surroundings, Vermonters have always been deeply passionate about the environment. From the forests of old, to the forests of new, we'll explore just how this place protects its land.

Admission Not Included

Follett House

This is the last of what used to be a row of mansions built with the wealth of the industrial revolution. Follett was no exception - with a life story as intertwined in Vermont history as any.

Admission Not Included

95 College St

This street is so named for a one of the powerhouses of Burlington - the University of Vermont! Its history is intertwined with this town and we'll explore that in more detail while learning about some of the more unique inventions from Burlington's history.

City Hall Park

Urban renewal is a concept most urban dwellers engage with daily - Burlington pioneered it with their commons - a music-filled gathering point for residents and visitors alike. Learn how this city established a path others followed decades later to make the new American city.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

We love a good show - as the largest theater between Albany and Boston, the Flynn has it all - musicals, rock bands, comedy tours. Some of those visitors have been quite famous and gotten up to some crazy antics while here, we'll tell you more when you get here..

Admission Not Included

Courthouse Plaza

Most people think its odd that we include a courthouse on a daytime tour - but we think a good ghost story can be scary during the day too - take a stop to learn about some secrets of old-time Burlington.

Admission Not Included

Burlington City Arts Center

Free revolving galleries with some amazing local artists? Check. What else is there to say?

Church Street Marketplace

There is no better place to explore than the Church Street Marketplace - a multi-block pedestrian-only plaza that showcases the best New England, and local entrepreneurs, have to offer. We'll explain the history of this oldest part of Burlington and its conversion to what you see today.

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington

Our last stop brings the history of Burlington back full circle, at one of the original buildings in town and the site of its greatest moments.

Admission Not Included

Reviews

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3.8 (8)

patriciay915

The walking tour was great but it would have been better with an AUDIO component instead of having to read info on the iPhone. Also coming from out of state, it would have been helpful to know how the weather would affect the walk. It was VERY COLD and having to walk and scroll down on an iPhone with gloves was a challenge. Especially for visitors from CA who are not used to this type of weather. But overall informative and does give a great overview of Burlington!

Joanne_S

I was glad there was a Burlington tour available for our short visit here, but the tour was super expensive for what we got. Should have been $10 at the most

647bernk

If I hear my smartphone is going to guide me through a tour, I am expecting audio. Description says audio available from 2022. But still not available in 2023 I am taking a tour of Burlington. The last thing i want to do is stare at my phone while I am walking around. Very disappointing

andrewpP2822DI

Great way to get some local history and see the sights in Burlington! Hits all the main spots and you can go at your own pace.

mariannez174

The tour was informative and interactive. While Burlington is not a big city, we were not familiar with its highlights. The walking tour gave us structure to our exploration and provided information we wouldn’t have known otherwise.

Nettie J

The information is very interesting. Nice walk through the downtown area. It took me about 45 minutes to complete the tour. I felt it was a little pricey for the time/content. It is nice to do it at the convenience of my availability as opposed to a scheduled time.

bethesdaperezm

The tour guidance and historical content were entirely written. We were able to take our time at each stop to relax and read the material. We were able to set our own pace.

denaelambert

We have never been to Vermont and love to learn the history of cities we visit and walk around to get a more intimate feel of the place. This tour was perfect for that! We learned about the history of Burlington, saw some of the sites, and got some walking in!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 18:56