Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

From US$ 8 per person

Discover the breathtaking 17-Mile Drive with the help of an auto-playing live audioguide with built-in GPS navigation.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 365 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

The experience
  • 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

Experience 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
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience. There will be no guide waiting to meet you. The tour begins at 2041 Del Monte Ave, 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. If you have any questions, please visit ActionTourGuide.com/FAQ

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you
  • The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • 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 app needed to take the tour 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 indefinitely, from the moment of booking; you will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Audio guide was good. Several logistical issues with company spoiled it. Difficulty and wasted finding time finding meeting place and not sure why necessary. Unresponsive to attempts to contact on phone. Told to purchase for each passenger and headphones needed. Neither ended up being necessary. Other issues I won't waste my time on.

September 30, 2021

Very Nice Tour.

October 1, 2021

It was hard to follow the directions. Any time you make the map on the app large enough to see the streets, it went back to overview once the recording started.

October 16, 2021

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Product ID: 364735