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Tourcaster - Haliburton Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Haliburton Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Adventure seekers are you ready! The Haliburton Highlands Hidden Gems Audio Tour is a -Choose Your Own Adventure! -Along the way you will drive to four very unique locations each with its own history and exciting activities. These activities all take place outdoors and can include Geocaching (Treasure Hunting), swimming, white-water and flat-water kayaking or canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking and even conquering the “Blairhampton Triangle”. It is recommended that Adventurers bring along a camera, as you will be visiting some of the most picturesque locations within the County of Haliburton. The tour can be done in one day or over multiple visits, although we hope that once you’ve visited these unique locations that you will return over and over again. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour please visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Bapistery of San Giovanni Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Bapistery of San Giovanni Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Baptistery is a building that is beautiful to look at, both inside and out, a masterpiece of architecture whose beginnings date back to antiquity. Like many holy places in Europe, there is no way of telling exactly how long the Baptistery has been revered. The origins of the temple, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, are uncertain but according to local lore there has been some sort of shrine on this spot since ancient Roman times, a temple dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Italy - Venice - St. Mark's Basilica Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Venice - St. Mark's Basilica Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

St. Mark’s Basilica has majestically dominated Venice’s Piazza San Marco for over 900 years. It is unique for the wealth of its history and for the magnificence of its facade and interior. It was designed by an unknown Byzantine architect, who supposedly modeled it after the Apostoleion in Constantinople, giving it an opulent style with mosque-like onion shaped domes that clearly reflect the influence of the Orient. Some 8,000 square meters of mediaeval mosaics, made from gold, semi precious stones and Venetian glass, covers the walls, and cupolas. Countless numbers of pilgrims and tourists alike have been awestruck by the golden magnificence of this, the largest and most lavishly decorated 11th century church. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Georgia - St. Simons Island Driving Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Georgia - St. Simons Island Driving Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Travel back in time to explore St. Simons Island’s history. Hear voices of Fanny Kemble, Anna Matilda King, General Oglethorpe and others as they tell their stories and describe the island. Relive African American slave history. Listen to the poetry of Sidney Lanier and music of different eras as you cruise through marshland and under spreading live oaks. A map leads the way to the St. Simons Lighthouse, the Bloody Marsh, Retreat Plantation, Christ Church and Ft. Frederica. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Germany - Cologne Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Germany - Cologne Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Roaming the home of the famed Cologne Cathedral and the colorful annual “Karneval” is best done at your own pace. Follow the recommended route or choose your own path using the accompanying city guide, which is packed with info including maps and insider tips on entertainment and dining. Written by locals, this package takes you well beyond the borders of conventional tour routes. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Italy - Venice - Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Venice - Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Great Discoveries audio tour provides today’s tourist with the best way to visit Santa Maria della Salute, a soaring baroque structure unlike any other. She sits at the entrance to Venice, at the terminus of the Grand Canal, like some great lady on the threshold of her salon. In 1630, a plague had struck Venice taking over a quarter of its citizens to early graves. In the midst of this horror, the Venetian Senate made a pact with God, “Stop the plague and we will build a church to honor the Virgin.” The plague came to a sudden end, and the Senate set about honoring its promise by awarding a construction contract to an unknown 26-year-old architect, Baldassare Longhena. Longhena’s stunning interior contains many glorious works of art, including two of Titian's greatest paintings, "the Pentecost” and “St. Mark Enthroned with Other Saints.” The Sacristy houses an additional wealth of Titian paintings as well as the work of other artists, including one of Tintoretto’s most famous paintings, the “Wedding at Cana.” This carefully researched tour guides you through the basilica pointing out and describing the most significant artworks and other historic treasures. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Georgia - Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta Driving Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Georgia - Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta Driving Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Tour beautiful neighborhoods while you experience Margaret Mitchell's life and hear her descriptions of it. The tour begins by the Margaret Mitchell House and ends at her gravesite at Oakland Cemetery. Along the way, view her homes and see some of the Civil War battlefields which formed the backdrop for "Gone with the Wind". This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Provincetown - Driving into and Walking Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Provincetown - Driving into and Walking Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

In the driving portion narrated by Provincetown singer/songwriter Zoe Lewis, you will first visit historic Highland Light (also known as Cape Cod Light) lighthouse before continuing along the Cape Cod National Seashore to Race Point at the very tip of Cape Cod, then park your car in Provincetown. The walking tour begins in the center of town at McMillan Wharf and continues along Provincetowns historic and visually exciting Commercial Street. Written and guided by knowledgeable and well known resident Gordon Peabody, this informative narrative describes the many faces of Provincetown as well as the environmental changes faced by this part of Cape Cod. You will discover stories and facts about this fascinating town and waterfront area you can only hear from an insider. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Duomo Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Duomo Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

The Duomo is one of the largest buildings in all of Christendom, exceeded only by St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London, and the Duomo in Milan. A much smaller 7th century church, Santa Reparata once stood on this very spot, but by the 13th century Florence, one of the most prosperous and wealthiest cities in the entire civilized world, was one of the last medieval cities to plan a great cathedral. So in 1294, the Council elected to build a new cathedral and decreed: “It will be so magnificent in size and beauty as to surpass anything built by the Greeks and Romans. Considering that all the acts and works of a people who boast of an illustrious origin should bear the character of grandeur and wisdom, we order Arnolfo, director of the works of our commune, to make the model, or a design of the building, which shall replace the church of Santa Reparata. It shall display such magnificence that no industry, nor human power, shall surpass it”. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Piazza della Signoria Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Florence - Piazza della Signoria Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Great Discoveries self-guided audio tour provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit the Piazza della Signoria. While the Piazza del Duomo has historically provided the focus for the city’s religious obsession, Piazza della Signoria has always been the civic heart of Florence. Facing directly on the square are the Loggia della Signoria, with its three arches, and the dominant Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), the seat of the city’s governments since 1302. Close by lies the entrance to the most exalted of Florence’s spectacular museums, the Uffizi Gallery. Piazza della Signoria houses several notable pieces of public sculpture and is a meeting place for the city’s thousands of annual visitors and Florentines alike. This magnificent square unfolds like an open-air gallery in which even the statues allude to episodes of the city’s civil history. Our carefully researched tour guides you along and identifies the Piazza’s most important buildings and statues, insuring that you will clearly understand each item’s historic and artistic significance. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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