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Scenic 17-Mile Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

3.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Scenic 17-Mile Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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From US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49 per person

Explore the famous 17-Mile Drive along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula with an app-based self-driving audio tour. Learn about iconic landmarks like Lone Cyprus, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire beaches and stunning vistas full of sea lions and tide pools
  • Visit must-see attractions like the 250-year-old Lone Cypress
  • Drive along one of California's most famous coastlines at your own pace
  • Enhance your experience with local legends, history, and fun facts
  • Enjoy live GPS and auto-playing narration on a hands-free tour
Full description

Experience the ultimate scenic drive between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on a self-guided tour in your vehicle. Take advantage of the flexibility to set your own pace, stopping to take in the many sights and views along the 17-Mile Drive.

Start by downloading the app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one (download instructions received via email after booking), then begin your self-guided adventure.

You'll embark on this scenic drive in downtown Monterey near the historic Fisherman's Wharf. Discover Cannery Row, the delightful waterfront street bordering Pacific Grove. Optionally, stop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to get an up-close look at a large variety of sea creatures (entry not included).

Take in the views from Point Joe, the rocky southwestern end of Spanish Bay, also known as the Restless Sea. Journey to Bird Rock and Seal Rock, and try to spot seals, sea lions, and local birds.

Next, you'll continue through Crocker Grove to the Lone Cypress, which stands dramatically at the edge of a cliff against crashing waves. End your tour at the world-famous Pebble Beach, a paradise of pristine white sand and sensational coastal cliffs.

The audio tour is curated by local guides and creative writers and is narrated by professional voice artists. Along with written descriptions, most tour stops have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or building interiors.

Includes
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • Excellent value - buy only one app/car. It is not a “per person” bus ticket.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Listen together from car speakers.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use - auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins either at Hoffman Park, 542 Archer St, Monterey, CA 93940 or at Ocean Avenue, Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy only one tour for the car. No need to pay for each person.
  • Connect your phone to the car speakers and enjoy listening together.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Private tour in your car. No crowds. Start/break/hike/stop anytime.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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Top! I can recommend!

June 25, 2022

The guided tour helped us find places we would have not found, like the location of over 150 otters which had congregated as they do in the spring there.

April 25, 2022

March 22, 2022

Product ID: 411453