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

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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: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Murphy’s First House Carmel
Harrison Memorial Library
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Carmel Beach
Pine Inn Courtyard
Venture off the beaten path to discover Carmel-by-the-Sea's unique homes
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.

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: 36.5552781, -121.9241063
Address: Lincoln St, Lincoln St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Directions: Begin your tour from the red-brick courtyard of the Pine Inn. You will find this midway down the west side of Lincoln Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th Avenue. Enter the courtyard under the wrought iron arch that says Pine Inn. This is between Windy Oaks wine room and Fjorn Scandinavian on the right and Fourtane Jewelry on the left. In the courtyard you will find a glass gazebo and the Panetteria Bakery. Park your car as close as possible to the Pine Inn. Most spots on Ocean Avenue have two hour limits; where as parking off Ocean Avenue in the residential areas will not be limited. Pay attention to all parking signs. Desire a cup of coffee to take with you on your walk? You may find this and other beverages or quick snacks at the Panetteria bakery which is just inside the gazebo, in the Pine Inn Courtyard. The sign and awning in the courtyard over the gazebo say Il Fornaio. There is also a public restroom located in the Il Fornaio restaurant which is attached to the Panetteria.
Start Location Notes Lincoln St, Lincoln St, 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 $4.99 Available on request


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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.
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