Sherpa AR Walking City Tours

Walking Tours
Led by Augmented
Reality Guides

Walking Tours
Led by Augmented
Reality Guides

Sherpa the World

Why Sherpa?

AR Sherpas

like having an on-demand private guide

Top-Notch Tours

high quality narrations created by the best guides and experts in the world

Lower Travel Expenses

a fraction of the price of 'real life' tours

Knowledge Overload

most tours have between one hour and 90 minutes of narration

One-Click

immediate, no planning

Let's go on a Sherpa tour!

Select a Tour
GPS directions to your 1st tour point
Activate your Sherpa guide
At the end of the 1st tour point narration, you’ll get GPS directions to the 2nd tour point. And so on...

Features of Sherpa

Turn-by-turn
GPS directions
Set your own pace (stop at the museum/lunch, etc.)
Switch to avatar-only / audio-only (saves battery life)
Go on a remote tour from the comfort of your home

Explore the World with Sherpa

– Tours in over 20 cities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa
– Continually creating new tours until we blanket the world with Sherpa tours
– 1 to 3 hours walking tours exploring the world’s great cities and sites
– Tours created by the best tour guides and MA/PhD-level experts

Our tour creators include:

Wendy Bright (MA, Art History), a 10 year plus Chicago tour guide, created our Chicago Architecture tours.

Jeff Opdyke, a former The Wall Street Journal columnist, living in the Czech Republic capital, wrote our Essential Prague tour.

John Gowing, a Blue Badge London guide, who has over 100 only-five star reviews on Tripadvisor, created our London tours.

Jill Waller (PhD candidate, Egyptian Art and Archaeology), created our Pyramids of Giza tour.

Juliana Harayashiki (MA, Architecture), created both our Tokyo and Sao Paolo tours. A former highly-rated Tokyo tour guide, Juliana currently works as a Sao Paolo tour guide.

Jennifer Conerly (MA, History), a native New Orleanian and professional writer, created our French Quarter tour.

FAQ

Well, first of all, that's not a question but we love to get feedback from our users. Did you have an problem with a tour? Please let us know! We are continually trying to improve our tours to give you the best possible experience. Seriously.

Because Sherpa uses both GPS and AR, it uses a significant amount of battery power. For the longer tours, we suggest using the avatar-only or audio-only mode during some of the tour points. Also, if there's a long walk and you know which direction to head, switch off the app until you get closer to the tour point.

When you arrive at the tour point, a photo of the tour point will automatically (GPS triggered) show up on the Sherpa app.

Please let us know your suggestions where we should create our next Sherpa tours!

Not yet! But it's going to be happening soon!

Hey, I've got some questions about a Sherpa tour I just took!

Well, first of all, that's not a question but we love to get feedback from our users. Did you have an problem with a tour? Please let us know! We are continually trying to improve our tours to give you the best possible experience. Seriously.

Does Sherpa use up a lot of battery?

Because Sherpa uses both GPS and AR, it uses a significant amount of battery power. For the longer tours, we suggest using the avatar-only or audio-only mode during some of the tour points. Also, if there's a long walk and you know which direction to head, switch off the app until you get closer to the tour point.

I arrived at the tour point, what should I be looking at?

When you arrive at the tour point, a photo of the tour point will automatically (GPS triggered) show up on the Sherpa app.

I think you should make a Sherpa tour at...

Please let us know your suggestions where we should create our next Sherpa tours!

Are you on Android?

Not yet! But it's going to be happening soon!

About Us

About Us

Some of my best childhood memories are traveling the world with my family. I knew I wanted my kids to have the same love of exploring. Now twelve and thirteen years old, they’ve already been to more than forty countries. As a family, we’ve walked on the Great Wall of China, climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and hiked Machu Picchu.

When we travel, one of our favorite ways to experience a new destination is a walking tour. There’s no better way to get a feel for a city. Finding the right guide, however, can be hit or miss. Sometimes we get lucky with an informative, engaging, and personable guide. Very often, we don’t.

On December 31, 2017, we were on one of the not-so-good tours. In front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, listening to a dull by-the-book tour guide, a thought flashed into my mind…What if there were an app with excellent, well-designed walking tours led by an augmented reality tour guide.

From that moment on, it has been my mission to create Sherpa.

Our goal is to blanket the world’s cities and travel destinations with Sherpa tours. So that every time you arrive in a foreign land with a desire to explore and learn, we hope your first thought is “let’s go on a Sherpa tour…”

Michael Suskind – Founder, Sherpa
michael@sherpa.travel

About Us

Some of my best childhood memories are traveling the world with my family. I knew I wanted my kids to have the same love of exploring. Now twelve and thirteen years old, they’ve already been to more than forty countries. As a family, we’ve walked on the Great Wall of China, climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and hiked Machu Picchu.

When we travel, one of our favorite ways to experience a new destination is a walking tour. There’s no better way to get a feel for a city. Finding the right guide, however, can be hit or miss. Sometimes we get lucky with an informative, engaging, and personable guide. Very often, we don’t.

On December 31, 2017, we were on one of the not-so-good tours. In front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, listening to a dull by-the-book tour guide, a thought flashed into my mind…What if there were an app with excellent, well-designed walking tours led by an augmented reality tour guide.

From that moment on, it has been my mission to create Sherpa.

Our goal is to blanket the world’s cities and travel destinations with Sherpa tours. So that every time you arrive in a foreign land with a desire to explore and learn, we hope your first thought is “let’s go on a Sherpa tour…”

Michael Suskind – Founder, Sherpa
michael@sherpa.travel

Some of my best childhood memories are traveling the world with my family. I knew I wanted my kids to have the same love of exploring. Now twelve and thirteen years old, they’ve already been to more than forty countries. As a family, we’ve walked on the Great Wall of China, climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and hiked Machu Picchu.

When we travel, one of our favorite ways to experience a new destination is a walking tour. There’s no better way to get a feel for a city. The right guide, however, can be hit or miss. Sometimes we get lucky with an informative, engaging, and personable guide. Very often, we don’t.

On December 31, 2017, we were on one of the not-so-good tours. In front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, listening to a dull by-the-book tour guide, a thought flashed into my mind…What if there were an app with excellent, well-designed walking tours led by an augmented reality tour guide.

From that moment on, it has been my mission to create Sherpa.

Our goal is to blanket the world’s cities and travel destinations with Sherpa tours. So that every time you arrive in a foreign land with a desire to explore and learn, we hope your first thought is “let’s go on a Sherpa tour…”

Michael Suskind – Founder, Sherpa
michael@sherpa.travel

If you want us to create a Sherpa tour for you, let us know!

Want us to create a school tour for your university that prospective students can use both on-site and from their home? We can do that! Want a Sherpa AR tour for your business? We can create that.

Want to create a tour for Sherpa?

We’re looking for the best current and former tour guides of the world to create our next great Sherpa AR tours. Please let us know!

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