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Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

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This private tour of California's Pacific Coast is ideal for travelers who enjoy the convenience of guided tours and the freedom of independent travel. Your driver-guide will act as a guide but you can tailor the itinerary to suit your needs and interests. Focus on the views rather than the road when traveling along one of the country's most scenic routes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.00
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$278.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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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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$75.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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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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$145.00
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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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Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone can listen together! 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 road trip), 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 a password, & download the tour. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to the route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check covid rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

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

2.5-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
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

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

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

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Discover the seaside charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea—and enjoy an independent way to explore—with this self-led, smartphone audio tour. Upon booking, download the tour and set off at a time that works best for you. Your GPS-assisted tour works offline, and will guide you directly to the town’s top attractions, from local landmarks and art galleries to public parks and more. As you go, learn more about the town’s rich history.
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  • 1 hour
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Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural Tour

Carmel Small Group Walking Food & Cultural 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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$119.00
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$119.00

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Are you looking for a way to see Carmel’s famous Comstock Cottages without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable audio tour. • See 11 fairytale cottages, and find out about architect Hugh Comstock, who married a dollmaker here in the 1920s • Hear from producer Lynn Momboisse who co-authored a book about Carmel's historic homes • Do it all in 40 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this is a hilly walk.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

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The longest running Whale Watching company on Monterey Bay. We have 3 Boats ranging in size from 53’ to 70’. All boat are USCG inspected and approved with indoor accommodations, bathrooms and seating. Our Captains are among the most experienced and will provide you a fully narrated trip, bringing to life the wonders of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary and surrounding area. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime tour on the Whale Watching Capitol of the World.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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3-Hour Monterey, Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

3-Hour Monterey, Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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Travel around California’s central coast in a GPS-guided Sea Car on this tour. Go for a spin in a self-drive 2-seater convertible that not only navigates itself, but talks to you along the way. Cruise through areas of Monterey and Pacific Grove as you hear fun facts about major landmarks, and see well-known spots such as Cannery Row, Lake El Estero, and Asilomar State Beach.
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  • 3 hours
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$180.00
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Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

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This private tour of California's Pacific Coast is ideal for travelers who enjoy the convenience of guided tours and the freedom of independent travel. Your driver-guide will act as a guide but you can tailor the itinerary to suit your needs and interests. Focus on the views rather than the road when traveling along one of the country's most scenic routes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.00
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$278.00
Price varies by group size

Historic Cannery Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of John Steinbeck's Monterey

Historic Cannery Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of John Steinbeck's Monterey

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A history-saturated neighborhood and a literary landmark, Monterey’s Cannery Row is a must-see for fans of John Steinbeck and American literature—and this self-led walking tour offers a seamless, flexible way to discover. Upon purchasing, download the audio tour and use when and as often as you’d like. You’ll learn about the rise and fall of the local fishing industry, Steinbeck’s work, the neighborhood’s revival, and more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Off the Beaten Path in Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Off the Beaten Path in Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided walking audio tour explores off-the-beaten-path areas of Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will walk through Carmel’s quiet and charming northwest side of town, which is home to artist Mary Austin’s Rose Cottage. Discover the hidden Jane Powers Walkway, named after an early Carmelite artist, and hear her fascinating story. You will visit Carmel’s historic Pine Inn where you might decide to visit the bar for a cocktail or a snack. There will be the opportunity to see First Murphy House, a museum of early Carmel history. Operating hours are Tuesday – Thursday 12pm to 3pm. Then the tour takes you to the north end of Carmel Beach where you will see the gorgeous Pebble Beach Golf Links. The tour passes by the early homes of Robinson and Una Jeffers where you will hear the story of this famous Carmel couple. The 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.
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  • 1 hour
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$7.99
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Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A Self-Guided Audio 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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$7.99
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Scenic 17-Mile Drive Tour - Self Drive Audio Guide from Monterey & Carmel

Scenic 17-Mile Drive Tour - Self Drive Audio Guide from Monterey & Carmel

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Explore Monterey’s famously scenic 17-Mile Drive along the Pacific Coast—and learn the stories behind the sights as you go—with this self-led audio driving tour. Upon booking, download the tour and use it as many times as you like. The live GPS map will keep you on track, and the audio tour functions without Wi-Fi. See highlights like Cannery Row, Spanish Bay, Lone Cypress, and much more as you go.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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Carmel Point: Discover its rugged coastline on an audio walking tour

Carmel Point: Discover its rugged coastline on an audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore the rugged Carmel coastline where you will have stunning views of Point Lobos, Carmel Beach and Carmel River State Beach. The tour winds its way through the charming tree-lined streets of Carmel Point where you'll discover a number of the unique homes built on this one-time windswept treeless bluff. Along the way, you'll hear about Carmel's famous houses, its flora and fauna, the movies filmed on the point, and the first softball league in the US. You'll come across some colorful characters from the past such as Jean Arthur and Robinson Jeffers. The tour is ready whenever you are. The tour begins and ends at the Walker House Cabin on the Rocks. So start your tour with the VoiceMap app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us direct you on this adventure of Carmel-by-the-Sea Carmel Point Walking tour. Happy Adventures!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$7.99
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Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Follow Highway 1 to the spectacular scenery of Big Sur—and enjoy a flexible, independent road trip experience—with this self-led smartphone audio tour. Once downloaded, the tour never expires, and you can use whenever suits you best. Set off from Carmel along the coast, discover famous vistas at the Bixby Canyon Bridge and Point Sur, and learn more about the region from the GPS-trigged audio commentary.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$9.99
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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

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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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$9.99
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Bundle of All 50 US Self-Guided Tours

Bundle of All 50 US Self-Guided Tours

Take a grand tour of America the Beautiful with this ultimate bundle of 50 tours across the USA! Relive the intensity of the Battle of Gettysburg. Witness nature’s raw power and beauty at Yellowstone National Park. Unwind by the ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway. Explore the hottest streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn. And much, much more! This bundle contains self-guided driving and walking tours of everything from historic battlefields to national parks to buzzing cities and beyond. If you want to explore all the beauty, wonder, and history this nation has to offer, this bundle’s for you. Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things a password and an app. Download the app, enter the password, and you’ll receive all 50 tours. Whenever you’re ready to use one, just download it, head to the starting location, and get started! The bundle is valid for 1 year from your date of purchase. This isn't an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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Monterey Coastline Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Monterey Coastline Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances of an E-Bike tour of the Monterey coastline. Each E-Bike has it's own cell phone holder and the tour begins on your cell phone, download our App and follow the mapped line through the blue pins. Those pins trigger the audio portions of the tour where the narrator tells you more about where you are. The Scenic Tour is the most popular but if you have an interest in history, we also have the Historic tour, also included in the rentals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Tour of California Self-Guided Driving Bundle

Tour of California Self-Guided Driving Bundle

There’s no place on earth like California, and this ultimate bundle gives you the complete Golden State experience! Cruise down the picture-perfect Pacific Coast Highway, spot some celebs in LA and hit the beaches in historic La Jolla. Or take time to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature at Lake Tahoe or Joshua Tree National Park. Plus, hack into the tech sector in Silicon Valley and cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fran! California’s a huge, beautiful state, so why limit yourself to just one part of it? Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the designated starting location to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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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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