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Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Historic Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. This 60-minute tour is designed to keep you on the move while walking at a reasonably slow pace, and still see all of the main sites. You can pause the tour at any time to get a bite to eat or a refreshing drink to quench your thirst. This tour will cover about 15 square blocks of the downtown Carmel to give you a “lay of the land”. You'll explore some of Carmel’s quaint courtyards and passageways and walk by a number of wine rooms, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. You'll also learn about Carmel’s founding fathers, distinctive architecture and storied past and provides numerous photo opportunities. The tour begins and ends at the Carmel Plaza. En route, you'll pass two public restrooms and four ATM’s. So start your tour with the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us direct you on this adventure of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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  • 1 hour
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Carmel by the Sea: A Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Carmel by the Sea: A Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

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Carmel by the Sea is a story of unmatchable beauty and history that can be explored on this self-guided audio drive. This one of a kind village of less than 5,000 was founded by writers, poets, artists and musicians over 100 years ago. It was that artist colony vibe, along with the beauty of the ocean, that brought multi-media producer Bob Hamilton here from LA and New York over 40 years ago. Over those years, he proudly took visiting friends to all the hidden story locations that the average tourist may never see.  Now, the VoiceMap app lets him take you on your own private trip through the town with over a hundred art galleries, wine tasting rooms, high-end restaurants and shops and then to the beaches and around the point, ending at the 230-year-old Carmel Mission. From start to finish the tour takes less than an hour, but you travel at your own pace. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 30 minutes
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The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row

The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row

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Walk in the footsteps of Steinbeck's characters as we explore the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row, from the breakwater to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Cannery Row in Monterey California and the surrounding area as well as a number of hotels and historic sites. There's a separate admission charge for entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium. On this tour, you'll hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardine attracted fishermen, investors and inventors from around the world seeking their fortune. But, (spoiler alert!) overfishing would decimate the industry by the 1950s. You will also discover the connection between John Steinbeck and this area as you meet some of the colorful characters that were immortalized in his novel Cannery Row and its sequel Sweet Thursday. Finally, you'll discover the incredible story of how Cannery Row quite literally rose from the ashes to what is now a welcoming waterfront of world-class hotels, wine rooms, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking tour

Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour explores Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey California. It includes the Portola Plaza & Hotel, Custom House Plaza & Museum, the Pacific House Museum & gardens, and more. During this tour, we will explore the Monterey's Fisherman’s Wharf and fishing industry history. You will be able to explore three museums in the Monterey State Historic Park. There will also be numerous opportunities for shopping or dining. And we will be showing you some of the filming locations for Big Little Lies season 1, including the Blue Blues Café. This tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline. The tour begins at the Monterey History & Art Association Salvador Dali Museum also known as the Stanton Center and ends at the Pacific House Museum. There is a fee for the Salvador Dali Museum, but all three other museums are free.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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Look for whales as they migrate through the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale-watching cruise from Monterey. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the whales and their habitat as you search for gray whales (most common), humpback and blue whales, and other marine life such as dolphins and sea lions during your cruise. Get tips for great photo ops and learn all about the mighty creatures at one of California's most famous whale-watching destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

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Enjoy an independent sightseeing tour by Sea Car to discover Monterey Bay and the Central Coast at your own pace. Aboard a 2-seater, GPS-guided convertible that navigates itself, you can cruise along the Pacific shoreline or through town. Listen to recorded commentary about attractions like Monterey’s historical center, and admire views of the ocean. The scooter car tells you where to drive, from Cannery Row and more.
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  • 1 hour
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Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

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Discover a new side of Monterey—and get up close and personal with its wetlands and wildlife—on this family-friendly boat tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and hop aboard your electric-powered catamaran. The boat offers up-close views of the Elkhorn Slough, an estuary that’s home to animals ranging from sea lions and otters to bird species and more. Learn more as you go from your naturalist guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

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Discover the natural and manmade beauty of 17-Mile Drive on an electric bike tour from Pacific Grove. The e-bike allows you to cover more ground without getting worn out. The tour is great for the whole family, with the option to ride tandem with children weighing up to 120 lbs (54 kgs). Along the way, learn about the area from your guide and make stops at impressive viewpoints.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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Look for whales during a boat tour from Monterey, the premier destination in northern California for winter whale watching. Learn about the majestic animals from a marine biologist or naturalist guide who shares detailed commentary about the whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and natural history of the region.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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Drive through the streets of Monterey and Pacific Grove in a Sea Car, a 2-seat vehicle with GPS-enabled tour narrative. Skip renting a car and make your own way around Fisherman's Wharf, Lover's Point, and Cannery Row.
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  • 2 hours
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Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

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Experience the iconic Big Sur road trip with a self-guided driving audio tour! As you drive, learn about the fairytale cottages of Carmel, the purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach, & the enormous elephant seals at San Simeon. Drive over Bixby Bridge, marvel at McWay Falls, & enjoy the rugged coastline along the Pacific Coast Highway / Route 1. Big Sur is the most scenic segment of the Pacific Coast Highway(a must-do roadtrip),which you can start in either Monterey or San Luis Obispo. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password & an app. Download the app,enter password, & download the tour. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to the route & speed limit for the best experience. ALERT: Highway partially closed due to storm damage. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone can listen together! NO EXPIRATION-THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE FROM THE MINUTE YOU BOOK UNTIL FOREVER! THIS ISN'T AN ENTRANCE TICKET. CHECK COVID RULES & OPENING HOURS BEFORE YOUR VISIT.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Summer Afternoon Whale Watch

Summer Afternoon Whale Watch

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Leave the mainland behind for the afternoon, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Monterey Bay, on this family-friendly whale-watching excursion. Grab a lifejacket and hop aboard: With your marine biologist guide’s assistance, you’ll look out for orca and humpback whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions, and much more as you cruise. As you go, take in the coastal views, and relax in the sea breezes.
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  • 3 hours
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Explore the culinary delights of Carmel, just down the coast from Monterey, on this food and wine walking tour. With a knowledgeable foodie guide, you’ll learn about the history and gourmet culture of Carmel, an upscale enclave known for its charming architecture and cozy, small-town vibe, as you visit local eateries to sample locavore and ethnic dishes, chocolate, and wine. Limited to 16 people, this tour provides a small-group experience with personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
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Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour on a Scenic Path

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour on a Scenic Path

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This self-guided, self-paced GPS audio walking tour will explore Carmel-by-the-Sea’s spectacular Scenic Road. We will walk along the bluff pathway above Carmel Beach and take in the magnificent view of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Carmel Point and Point Lobos.  This tour will begin and end at the historic La Playa Carmel Hotel located at Camino Real and Eighth Avenue. Other attractions include the North Dunes Habitat Restoration Project and the Carmel Beach Overlook. We will also see the home where Clint Eastwood lived while he served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea between 1986 and 1988 and learn more about his connection to Carmel as well as learn about some of Carmel’s distinctive architecture and storied past. 
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour in Carmel by the Sea
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Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour in Carmel by the Sea

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Your walk opens up a whole new vista of Carmel for you while our guides, who are skilled storytellers, weave together the tales of the arts and artists, architecture and history and the unbelievable stories of the people who created this unique village in a forest which is Carmel.
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  • 2 hours
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Mission Areas: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea Mission Areas: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

This self-guided audio walking tour covers Carmel-by-the-Sea’s three mission areas: Mission Ranch, Carmel Mission Basilica, and the Mission Trail Nature Preserve. Our tour begins and ends at the Mission Ranch Hotel, owned by actor and former mayor of Carmel, Clint Eastwood. From there, we’ll wind our way through the southern end of this charming village of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the Mission Basilica, and then on to the Mission Trail Nature Preserve. Along the way, you will learn about early local California and Carmel history, view Carmel’s different architectural styles, from mission to modern, and hear stories about some of its interesting residents. This two-hour walking tour is two miles long. Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the interior of the Mission Basilica. To access the Basilica, its five museums, cemetery and courtyard grounds, purchase a ticket inside the Gift Store.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Monterey Bay Audio Driving Tour: From Del Monte Beach to Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Audio Driving Tour: From Del Monte Beach to Cannery Row

This self guided audio tour of Monterey I take friends and family on, when they come to visit. Monterey’s story is as beautiful as its scenery. When European explorer Juan Cabrillo first laid eyes on the bay 500 years ago, he was astounded by it, and he wrote such a glowing description that other explorers followed. Eventually, Monterey became a city. Whether this is your first time here or you visit the Peninsula regularly – and even if you live here – you’ll discover something new on this tour of California’s second oldest city. After all, there are more historical buildings in Monterey than any other city west of Santa Fe, New Mexico. You’ll see both sides of Fisherman’s Wharf, take in the actual locations in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and end the tour at the Monterey’s most visited attraction, The Aquarium.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
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Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Carmel to Santa Cruz

Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Carmel to Santa Cruz

Take in the picturesque splendor of the coast, its forested interior and patchwork of agricultural fields on a self-guided audio driving tour along Highway 1. Starting in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, you'll head north toward Monterey, mostly hugging the coast, all the way to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You’ll exit the freeway periodically to drive through picturesque towns that you’d otherwise miss like Fort Ord, Castroville, Moss Landing, Aptos, and Capitola. Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home. There’ll be an opportunity to visit three state parks, with all fees for entrance, parking and beaches charged separately. If you’re unable to visit one or more of the state parks for any reason, you can always listen to the relevant section after the tour by choosing the Virtual option.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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