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Address: 757 Hornby St (At Georgia St) | Hotel Vancouver/AVIS Car Rental, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2W6, Canada
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+1 866-477-4171

An innovative way to enhance your road trip, GyPSy Guide is a small device...

An innovative way to enhance your road trip, GyPSy Guide is a small device that you plug into your car or RV stereo and it automatically plays commentary on the best things to see and do as they come into view. A team of professional tour guides has filled GyPSy Guide with stories, facts, tips and advice to make sure you don’t miss any of the best attractions and sightseeing. The audio is recorded by real people and plays as you drive, just like listening to the radio.

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Fantastic travel info on your iPad to suit your pace... Fabulous!

Before we went to the Canadian Rockies last August I heard about this app called Gypsy Guides so I downloaded it to my iPhone and iPad. Once we got to Banff and went for our first... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Gary J
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Before we went to the Canadian Rockies last August I heard about this app called Gypsy Guides so I downloaded it to my iPhone and iPad. Once we got to Banff and went for our first drive, we turned it on. And we were hooked immediately! The narration is fantastic! We used numerous of these guides in Banff, on our... More 

Thank Gary J
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Big Island of Hawaii and came across an ad for the Gypsy Guide Big Island Tours app. It was the best $8 spent on our trip. With a week on the island we had the opportunity to follow the audio guide all over the island. It had good turn and travel directions to get us to places... More 

Thank Tom M
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We used this guide for all segments of our vacation in the Rockies and absolutely loved it. From Kamloops to Banff, Yoho, Lake Louise, Icefields Pkwy. It was so cool to get historical and geographical information while driving along enjoying the beautiful scenery! Hearing stories about the explorers in this region makes it come alive. We would have missed some... More 

Thank travelbug37220
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

None of the apps worked or provided us with any information despite many, many attemps. When I returned home I contacted them and waas told I should have called the '800" nomber. The apps were installed correctly but gave us no information. We were in arented motor home and had expected to have the apps to guide us. Next time... More 

Thank Richard C
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We recently drove from Vancouver to Calgary and Vancouver to Whistler and used the Gypsy app on my smart phone. This was an invaluable part of our trip. GyPSy told us all the history, how the landscape was formed and the best part, GyPSy also told us what were the must do stops, how long the stops would take and... More 

Thank pippy5
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from two weeks driving from Vancouver through the rockies and back through Kelowna. The apps were great. We saw more than we would without them and only used our conventional GPS when it was not available. Heading now to Maui and I have already downloaded the next apps

Thank KarmaA17
Walton-on-thames, Surrey
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A good way to get your own personal guided tour that points out highlights that should be visited together with background information on the area and history.

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Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Hello, We have recently returned from a driving tour around the Rocky Mountains - Vancouver to Whistler, through Prince George to Jasper, then Lake Louise, Calgary, Banff, Kamloops and back to Vancouver! We downloaded Apps on to my iPhone, and WOW! It was so worth the little money for 6 Apps! Once downloaded (which I did from Australia before we... More 

5 Thank flower_rose38
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My wife and I hired the GyPSy Guide in Vancouver for our tour from Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff, Jasper, Sun Peaks, Whistler & back to Vancouver. We found the guide invaluable, did not miss a highlight and would never have known where to stop at sightseeing points of interest without it. It is not a conventional GPS. The research that must... More 

2 Thank GarryODay
Southern California
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674 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I would first like to say that this is a great idea and still worth using as it allows you to tour at your pace. Now onto the bad stuff (BOOOOO) The guide itself does not indicate you are off course so you have to pay attention to either the directions or the map on the tiny screen yourself (this... More 

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