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Tourcaster - Santiago - Plaza de Armas Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Santiago - Plaza de Armas Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

We initiate the walk in Plaza de Armas, opposite to the metropolitan cathedral, the place where the city of Santiago was founded. You will quickly learn part of the history of the city, the kind of history that the monuments and ancient buildings tell us as well as all the curiosities hidden in galleries and arcades, typical spaces of downtown Santiago. This is an entertaining way of learning about the Chile of yesterday and that of today, about the local customs and about those who walk along with us. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com

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Tourcaster - Downtown Nashville Audio Tour show

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This informative and entertaining tour takes you from The Country Music Hall of Fame around the city and back to your starting point. Visit Ernest Tubb's Record Shop, the Cumberland River, Second Avenue, Printer's Alley, The Ryman Auditorium, Hatch Print Shop, Honky Tonk Row and all of Music’s City’s downtown musical and historic sites. 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 Gloriosa dei Frari Audio Tour show

Tourcaster - Italy - Venice - Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Audio TourJoin Now to Follow

Step back in history as you listen to enchanting tales of the Frari, the mother church of Venice’s Franciscan Order and one of the city’s most important monuments. The plain exterior belies the magnificence of the interior and the grandness of its architecture. Twelve mighty columns hold up the sky of the Frari, which is composed of beams, ribbing, keystones, webs and ogives, all harmoniously intermingling. The aisles are lined with spectacular tombs to Venice's rich and famous citizens. The grandeur of its architecture, the magnificent monuments along the walls, the stained-glass windows shining above, seem to move ones eye towards a single point, “the Assumption” by Titian, the most precious of all of the Frari’s masterpieces. Titian is buried here in a rather simple tomb designed by Canova. The Frari contains many other masterpieces by some of the greatest Venetian Renaissance artists. Throw down your guidebook and venture off to see and hear the stories behind this resplendent church, the lives of the great Italians buried here, and the illustrious Renaissance artists who constructed this unique edifice. 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 - The Scuola Grande di San Rocco Audio Tour show

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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a striking 16th century building, which houses a unique and incredibly impressive museum. The Scuola is a rather small building, but an absolute must visit for art lovers and worthy of almost any walk. It should move above many other Venetian sites in terms of visitor priority and you should definitely make the time to stop in here. Scuola is a Greek word that means an organization dedicated to prayer, assistance, and/or education. This religious confraternity, founded in 1478 to perform charitable acts, is dedicated to St. Roch, the patron saint of the sick. The Scuola is one of the most important treasure chests of Venetian paintings, a virtual shrine to the followers of Jacopo Tintoretto, and a dazzling monument to his work. It holds the largest collection of Tintoretto’s paintings anywhere with the walls and ceilings of the Great Upper Hall completely covered with his canvasses. Great Discoveries audio tour guides visitors through this wondrously unique building, pointing out and describing its most important artworks. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - Lower Downtown Denver Audio Tour show

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This is a Rocky Mountain Audio Guides tour of the 25-block LoDo area in the heart of Denver. The official historic district boasts many restuarants,brewpubs, retail stores and theaters. 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 - Italy - Venice - Piazza San Marco show

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Piazza San Marco is as overwhelming as it is exhilarating; overwhelming for its size and the hordes of tourists it holds, and exhilarating because as squares go this one is nearly perfect in its shape and architectural details. Grandiose buildings and monuments define its boundaries, on its western side stands St. Mark’s Basilica, a uniquely Venetian Byzantium-Gothic building that was completed in 1094. Next to the Basilica stands the luxurious Doge Palace constructed in 1419. At the end of the square towers the tallest structure in Venice the Bell Tower. Several museums also are found on the Piazza, including the Library of Sansoviniana, and the Correr Museum. The symmetry and beauty of St. Mark’s and its Bell Tower can leave even the most callused traveler dumbstruck. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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Tourcaster - New Orleans Plantations Driving Tour show

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The plantation homes of Southern Louisiana are widely considered to be the finest remaining group in the South. The Plantations of the River Road Self-Guided Audio Tour introduces you to 14 of them, along both sides of the Mississippi River within a short drive of New Orleans. Just before the Civil War, the River Road was home to more than seventy percent of the millionaires in the United States. Of the 1,200 plantations then, fewer than two percent remain today. The tour winds through a series of parishes (counties to those outside Louisiana) between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Many still bear some resemblance to the original communities settled by Creole, German, and Acadian immigrants. It sheds light on the background of the region – including the history of slavery – and introduces you first-hand to the distinctive food, architecture, industry and culture of these memorable locations. This authentic tour is meticulously researched and presented by a a seventh-generation New Orleanian. 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 - Pitti Palace Audio Tour show

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Great Discoveries self-guided audio tour of the Pitti Palace provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit the most majestic of the Renaissance palaces. Lavishly decorated and fully furnished, it remains one of the most extraordinary residences in the world. From the 16th century on, the Pitti Palace has been home to all of the ruling families of Florence, Tuscany, and Italy; including the Medici’s, Lorraine’s, Bourbon's, Bonaparte’s, and the Savoy’s. Today its countless rambling rooms house several museums, the most important of which is the Palatine Gallery, whose beautiful salons are filled from floor to ceiling with paintings from the private collections of the Medici and Savoy’s. It is one of the largest and most important museums in the world containing works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Lippi, Tintoretto, Peter Paul Rubins, and others. Our carefully researched tour guides you through the Palatine Galleries and the Royal Apartments pointing out and describing the most significant artworks by some of the most hallowed names in Italian and European art. 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 - Galleria dell'Accademia Audio Tour show

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Great Discoveries audio tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia provides today’s tourist with the best way to visit Venice’s foremost art museum. The Galleries contain an unparalleled collection of paintings from the great Venetian masters of the 13th through the 18th centuries. Five hundred years of Venetian art are displayed in a gallery, which for consistency, clarity of display and quality cannot be equaled anywhere. It opened to the public on August 10, 1817 and from that day on it has assumed its rightful place as one of the world’s most renowned art museums. Today it houses the most essential collection of Venetian paintings, including the works of Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Gentile Bellini, Mantegna, Giorgione, Lotto, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Gian Battista Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi, Giambattista Piazzetta, Longhi and many others. This audio tour guides visitors through 25 rooms, containing hundreds of works by Venetian artists. The most important pieces, by the most prominent artists of their time have been carefully selected for discussion. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.

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