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

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Location: Monterey
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 30.0 - 60.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Hog's Breath Inn
Murphy’s First House Carmel
The Golden Bough Playhouse
Tor House
Carmel Mission Basilica Museum
Cruise the avenues and beach roads of Carmel, the original creative paradise
Carmel by the Sea is a story of unmatchable beauty and history that can be explored on this self-guided audio drive. 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 an 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.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 36.5369631, -121.9084167
Address: 211 Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Blvd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Directions: We will begin in the parking lot in front of Carmel Poke Company just inside the second entrance of the Crossroads Shopping Center, just outside Carmel by the Sea city limits. If you’re coming from the north, head down highway 1, passing Carpenter, Ocean and Carmel Valley Road intersections. Then turn left at the stop lights at Rio Road, then a right at the light between the Shell station and Wells Fargo Bank. Just behind the bank you will see Carmel Poke Company...turn right into that parking lot. From the south, go up highway 1 to Rio Road, turn right and then right again at the second light. Park in the parking lot in front of Carmel Poke Company, behind the Wells Fargo bank and start the tour.
End Location Address 3037 Lasuen Dr, Lasuen Dr, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Start Location Notes 211 Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Blvd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 36.5436272, -121.9197519
Address: 3037 Lasuen Dr, Lasuen Dr, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
End Location Address 3037 Lasuen Dr, Lasuen Dr, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Start Location Notes 211 Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Blvd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Voucher Access Code 6-99 years $5.99 Available on request


Option Name Tour Download Voucher
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If this is your first VoiceMap tour, please take a moment to read the important notes below.

1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Create an account
3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
4. Enter the code below then select Download Now
This code can be used by every member of your party. If you have booked for three people, for example, three people can download this tour using the same code. Codes are not case sensitive.

• You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date.
• It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
• When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when your are at the starting point.
• The download should only take a few minutes to complete. If it takes longer, please cancel the download, go to Account, select Purchased and download the tour from there.
• Remember to bring your own headphones, unless you have booked a driving tour.

For technical support and other queries, please email [email protected]

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