You can walk the walk while others talk the talk, thanks to these new audio travel guides.

Audio Journeys from Random House is a series of guided tours on compact disc, penned and narrated by great writers. They include The New Yorker magazine writer William Murray on Rome, The Hours author Michael Cunningham on Province­town, Massachusetts, and travel writer Tim Cahill on Yellowstone National Park. $20. www.randomhouse.com

Europe In Context gives a textured look at two of Europe’s greatest cities — London and Venice — with double-CD sets that offer in-depth descriptions of local art and history. The CDs also come with easy-to-read maps and details on what to see and how. $30. www.europeincontext.com

Talking Street brings the streets of Boston and New York to life through the voices of celebrities who live there — through your cellphone. Just call from the location in question, listen, and learn. Sigourney Weaver (212-586-8687) takes you through Lower Manhattan; Jerry Stiller (800-644-3545) leads you through the Lower East Side; and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler guides you through his hometown, Boston. $6 per tour. (617) 262-8687, www.talkingstreet.com
— Josh Sens