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Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Product ID: 364735
Discover the breathtaking 17-Mile Drive with the help of an auto-playing live audioguide with built-in GPS navigation.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the 17-Mile Drive, one of the most famous scenic drives in the world
  • From the trademark Lone Cypress Tree to the Restless Sea
  • Cruise along the coast and get a glimpse of luxury mansions
  • Visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and browse the ritzy boutiques
  • Get access to a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully-guided driving experience
Full description
Discover one of the most famous scenic drives in the world with a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully guided driving experience along the 17-Mile Drive. Simply download the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, it’s photo pops up and you will hear its audio story, just like having a local guide sitting with you. The tour is developed by local tour guides, curated by creative writers, narrated by professional voice artists and put together using an award-winning platform.

Start your tour at Spanish Bay. It is recommended to enter the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove, then follow the directions towards the Inn at Spanish Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the beach before continuing along the sandy beach at Spanish Bay and Point Joe, enjoying the ocean's soothing music as you drive along. At Point Joe, stop and listen to the audio guide to learn about the European explorers that first came to this part of the coast. Later, drive past Bird Rock, where you can see Brandt's cormorants, pelicans, and California sea lions sharing the rock.

At your next stop, get to see the harbor seals at Fanshell Overlook and learn about their pupping season from your guide. As you continue your drive, learn about the history of the 5000-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees and listen to the intriguing story of a 250-year-old Lone Cypress that isn't entirely alone. Finally, stop at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and rest at one of the public areas or putter around in one of the many charming shops in the area. 
Includes
  • Live GPS map
  • Professional audioguide
  • iPhone/Android app
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Charged Smartphone
Know before you go
• It is recommended to download the app whilst connected to wi-fi
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Leap Year Tours

Product ID: 364735