Carmel-by-the-Sea Mission Areas: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Location: Monterey
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 60.0 - 90.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Mission Ranch
Mission Trail Nature Preserve
Mission Orchard House
Carmel Mission Basilica
Countess Kinnoull House
Wander through Carmel Mission's beginnings, up to Clint Eastwood's role today
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. In the Preserve we will explore trails and find the trail that leads to Flanders Mansion and then head back to Mission Ranch. 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.

On this tour, you’ll hear about:

• Early Native American history
• The founders of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and its origins
• The story of how the Carmel Mission came to be
• Famous Carmel houses and hotels
• A handful of Carmel’s most interesting residents
• Mission Trail Park’s beginnings, as well as the habitats and flora found there today

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.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this tour in English
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Excluded Food/Drink
Smartphone and headphones
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:
Address: Mission Ranch hotel, 26270 Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923, US
Directions: Our tour begins across from the Mission Ranch hotel lobby in front of the Patio Barn and Mission Ranch Restaurant. This is located on the Mission Ranch property located at 26270 Dolores Street in Carmel. Park in the Mission Ranch parking lot or in the surrounding residential area.
Start Location Notes Mission Ranch hotel, 26270 Dolores Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923, US


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 $4.99 Available on request


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