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26 Monterey & Carmel Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises | All Monterey & Carmel Tours

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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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USD75.00
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USD75.00
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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

Available from Dec 16

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
  • Taking safety measures
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USD65.00
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USD65.00
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Electric Scooter Rental -1/2 day

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Electric Scooter Rental -1/2 day

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Electric Scooter Rentals (seated position, easy to drive) which feature App driven GPS self-guided tours of the Monterey Peninsula. We provide everything that is needed to go out and have fun. You can use our tour routes, freestyle your own route or a combination of both, we have a great outdoors experience to make new memories! Enjoy the wind on your face with an easy on, easy off vehicle. Let the Adventure Begin!
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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USD92.31
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USD92.31
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The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row 2 PM

Available from Thursday

The Original Monterey Walking Tours : Guided Tours of Cannery Row 2 PM

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Walk in the footsteps of Steinbeck's characters as we explore the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row, from the breakwater to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD27.25
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USD27.25
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Private Tour to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive by SUV

Available from Mar 27

Private Tour to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive by SUV

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Travel from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel during a full-day tour with your own private guide and comfortable SUV. You'll drive along the Pacific Coast and see some of northern California's most scenic spots, including the towns of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel-By-The-Sea. Have free time to check out popular destinations like Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel, and visit beaches, a marine sanctuary or lighthouse, the historic Pebble Beach Golf Course, and shopping and restaurant districts.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD895.00
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USD895.00
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2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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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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USD122.67
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USD122.67
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Private Tour in Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Day Tour from San Francisco

Available from Wednesday

Private Tour in Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Day Tour from San Francisco

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The seafront towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea lie along the Californian coast, around two hour’s drive south of San Francisco. This full-day tour takes you on a scenic road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway, including a stop at Pebble Beach, a drive along the 17-Mile Drive, and free time for shopping and sightseeing in Monterey and Carmel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD699.00
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USD699.00
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3-Hour Monterey, Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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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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USD178.42
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USD178.42
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

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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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USD66.93
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USD66.93
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3-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail

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3-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail

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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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  • 3 hours 19 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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USD79.00

Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

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Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

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Experience the iconic Big Sur road trip with a self-guided driving audio tour! Drive over Bixby Bridge, pull over at McWay Falls, and enjoy the rugged coastline on this segment of the Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1. As you drive, learn about the fairytale cottages of Carmel, the purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach, and the enormous elephant seals at San Simeon. Discover the fascinating geologic history and environmental factors that make Big Sur a must-do California roadtrip. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app, enter password, & download tour. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to the route and speed limit for the best experience. Password is valid for 30 days from Travel Date. Recommended: Purchase one tour per vehicle. Everyone can listen at the same time! This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD8.00
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USD8.00
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Carmel-by-the-Sea: Off the Beaten Path Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Carmel-by-the-Sea: Off the Beaten Path Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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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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USD5.20
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USD5.20

Carmel-by-the-Sea - Discover gorgeous vistas on this scenic audio walking tour

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Carmel-by-the-Sea - Discover gorgeous vistas on this scenic audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Carmel-by-the-Sea’s spectacular Scenic Road. We will walk along the bluff pathway above Carmel Beach and take in the magnificent view of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Carmel Point and Point Lobos. This tour will begin and end at the historic La Playa Carmel Hotel located at Camino Real and Eighth Avenue. Other attractions include the North Dunes Habitat Restoration Project and the Carmel Beach Overlook. We will also see the home where Clint Eastwood lived while he served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea between 1986 and 1988 and learn more about his connection to Carmel as well as learn about some of Carmel’s distinctive architecture and storied past.
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    Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

    Available from Mar 5

    Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking 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
    • Taking safety measures
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    USD102.44
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    USD102.44
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    The Original Monterey Walking Tours: Guided Tours of Historic Monterey 10 AM

    Available from Thursday

    The Original Monterey Walking Tours: Guided Tours of Historic Monterey 10 AM

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    This highly rated guided tour of historic Monterey explores the cradle of California, up close and on foot.
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    • 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
    • Taking safety measures
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    USD25.00
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    USD25.00
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    Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

    Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

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    The El Cat, built right here in Moss Landing, is a fully electric, 32 passenger, Coast Guard-certified vessel. This is a custom 37’ catamaran built and designed especially for the waters of our very own Elkhorn Slough.
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    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Free Cancellation
    • Taking safety measures
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    USD43.00
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    USD43.00
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    Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: Discover the village in the forest on an audio walk

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    Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: Discover the village in the forest on an audio walk

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    This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Historic Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. This 60-minute tour is designed to keep you on the move while walking at a reasonably slow pace, and still see all of the main sites. You can pause the tour at any time to get a bite to eat or a refreshing drink to quench your thirst. This tour will cover about 15 square blocks of the downtown Carmel to give you a “lay of the land”. You'll explore some of Carmel’s quaint courtyards and passageways and walk by a number of wine rooms, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. You'll also learn about Carmel’s founding fathers, distinctive architecture and storied past and provides numerous photo opportunities. The tour begins and ends at the Carmel Plaza. En route, you'll pass two public restrooms and four ATM’s. So start your tour with the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us direct you on this adventure of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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    • 1 hour
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    USD5.20
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    Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking tour

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    Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking 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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      Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

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      Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

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      Explore the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey with a self-guided audio tour! Learn about iconic landmarks like the Lone Cyprus, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay as you drive past. Discover the history behind Cannery Row, Monterey's Aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf. Experience this ultimate scenic drive at its fullest. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Monterey with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. Password is valid for 30 days from Travel Date. Recommended: purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time! This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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      • 2 hours 50 minutes
      • Free Cancellation
      • Taking safety measures
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      USD8.00
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      Carmel Point: Discover its rugged coastline on an audio walking tour

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      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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        17-Mile Drive Electric Bike Tour

        Available from Oct 28

        17-Mile Drive Electric Bike Tour

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        Join us on a spectacular electric bike tour along the famous 17 Mile Drive and scenic rocky shores of Pacific Grove. During this 2 ½ hour adventure you will pedal along one of the best coastal bike routes in the world and enjoy interesting natural and historical facts from your guide. Begin at our Lovers Point location and let our new electric bikes give you the extra boost to go the distance!
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        • 2 hours 30 minutes
        • Free Cancellation
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        USD60.52
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        USD60.52

        Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

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        Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

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        This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Cannery Row in Monterey California and the surrounding area as well as a number of hotels and historic sites. There's a separate admission charge for entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium. On this tour, you'll hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardine attracted fishermen, investors and inventors from around the world seeking their fortune. But, (spoiler alert!) overfishing would decimate the industry by the 1950s. You will also discover the connection between John Steinbeck and this area as you meet some of the colorful characters that were immortalized in his novel Cannery Row and its sequel Sweet Thursday. Finally, you'll discover the incredible story of how Cannery Row quite literally rose from the ashes to what is now a welcoming waterfront of world-class hotels, wine rooms, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
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        • 1 hour 15 minutes
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        USD5.00
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        Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-guided Audio Tour

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        Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-guided Audio Tour

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        If you’re looking to see Carmel’s Comstock Fairy Tale cottages but don’t have a lot of time to spare, this Carmel-by-the-Sea walking audio tour by VoiceMap is just for you. You can use the VoiceMap mobile app and your smart phone’s GPS to explore the area's neighborhoods in under an hour. See at least 11 fairy tale–style homes, and learn about their history and architectural style as you explore.
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          Carmel by the Sea Driving Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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          Carmel by the Sea Driving Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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          Carmel by the Sea is a story of unmatchable beauty and history. This one of a kind village of less than 5,000 was founded by writers, poets, artists and musicians over 100 years ago. It was that artist colony vibe, along with the beauty of the ocean, that brought multi-media producer Bob Hamilton here from LA and New York over 40 years ago. Over those years, he proudly took visiting friends to all the hidden story locations that the average tourist may never see. Now, the VoiceMap app lets him take you on your own private trip through the town with over a hundred art galleries, wine tasting rooms, high end restaurants and shops and then to the beaches and around the point, ending at the 230 year old Carmel Mission. From start to finish the tour takes less than a hour, but you travel at your own pace. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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          • 30 minutes
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