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Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 10 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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Valid 365 days
from first activation
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
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Heritage Harbor Parking Garage, 100 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA. 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

  • Driver's license
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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3.7 /5

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March 22, 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

Top! Kann ich mir empfehlen!

June 25, 2022

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