Find and download tours

To go on a Google Expeditions tour, you choose and download a tour to your device. You need to connect to the web to discover new tours in Expeditions.

You can choose a tour in a few ways:

  • The Discover tab—Search for and download a tour from Expeditions.
  • The Library tab—Choose a tour from one of the 2 sections of your Library tab:
    • Downloads—Choose a tour you downloaded previously.
    • My Tours—Choose a tour you created in Tour Creator or one that you found on Poly.
  • The Class tab—Start a guided session, then choose a tour you already downloaded.

Choose and download tours

Use the Discover tab

You can use the Discover tab to choose and download tours.

  1. On your mobile device, tap Expeditions Expeditions.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. At the bottom, tap Discover.
  4. Choose an option
    • Tap Search Search and enter the name of the tour or a category.
    • Tap a category—AR, VR, Science, and so on—to see tours in that category.
    • In New and Featured, scroll horizontally to browse featured tours.
    • In Popular AR tours, scroll horizontally to view AR tours.
  5. Before you download a tour, tap it to see a summary of the content.
  6. Tap Download to view or guide.

    The Checkmark Check mark indicates that the tour downloaded.

    Note: You can also view the tour as a solo user.

  7. After the tour has downloaded, on the tour summary page, choose an option:
    • VR Tour
      • View—View a VR tour on your device without a VR viewer.
      • View in VR—View the tour in a VR viewer, such as a Google Cardboard or Daydream View.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.
    • AR Tour
      • View in AR—View the tour with your device camera to place objects on a flat surface.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.

Note: In a web browser, you can see the list of available tours and then search for a title in the Discover tab.

Use the Library tab

On the Library tab, you can access tours from:

  • Downloads—Choose an AR or VR tour you downloaded previously.
  • My Tours—Choose VR tours that you created in Tour Creator or added from Poly.
    • On tours you created, you’ll see Tour Creator Tour Creator.
    • On tours you added from Poly, you’ll see Poly Poly.

      To add tours from Poly to Expeditions on your device, click Like Like on the tour. For details, see View your tours in Expeditions.

User-generated content

Users create the tours you see on Poly and Google doesn’t approve the tours. Before you guide or join a group tour with user-generated content, you’ll see a warning. It says the content is generated by a user and not included in the Google list of available tours.

  1. On your mobile device, tap Expeditions Expeditions.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. At the bottom, tap Library.

    Downloads is selected by default.

  4. Choose an option:
    • Continue on Downloads.
    • Tap My Tours.
  5. Choose an option:
    • Tap Search Search and enter the name of the tour or a category. Tap the tour to choose it.
    • Scroll vertically to browse tours you downloaded, created, or imported from Poly.
  6. Before you start a tour, tap it to see a summary of the content.
  7. When you tap a tour, choose an option:
    • VR Tour
      • View—View a VR tour on your device without a VR viewer.
      • View in VR—View the tour in a VR viewer, such as a Google Cardboard or Daydream View.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.
    • AR Tour
      • View in AR—View the tour with your device camera to place objects on a flat surface.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.
Use the Class tab

When you start a guided session, you can access tours you’ve downloaded to guide students on a group tour in your class.

  1. On your mobile device, tap Expeditions Expeditions.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. At the bottom, tap Class and then Guide.

  4. Choose an option:
    • Tap Search Search and enter the name of the tour or a category. Tap the tour to choose it.
    • Scroll vertically to browse tours you've downloaded.
  5. Before you guide a tour, tap it to see a summary of the content.
  6. When you tap a tour, choose an option:
    • VR Tour
      • View—View a VR tour on your device without a VR viewer.
      • View in VR—View the tour in a VR viewer, such as a Google Cardboard or Daydream View.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.
    • AR Tour
      • View in AR—View the tour with your device camera to place objects on a flat surface.
      • Guide—Start a guided session of the tour that Explorers can join.
  7. Tap the tour to open it.

Update or remove tours

Content updates

Most mobile devices automatically update content. We announce new content regularly in the Google+ Expeditions Community. We also share updates in our Tuesday Tips on Twitter at @GoogleForEdu.

Prevent your tours from expiring in Expeditions

If you don’t connect your device to the web at least every 30 days, tours you downloaded will expire and are removed from your device. You’ll get a notification to refresh the tour 5 days before it expires. If you don’t refresh the tour, you’ll get another notification 24 hours before the tour expires.

To prevent your tours from expiring:

  • Connect your device to the web every 30 days to refresh content.
  • Verify that your device has the correct date and time so content isn't prematurely removed.
Remove a tour
  1. On the tour summary screen, tap Delete Delete in the top-right corner.
  2. Tap Delete to confirm.

Next

Now you’re ready to guide a group tour, join a group tour as an Explorer, or go on a solo tour.

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