Monterey & Carmel

Driving the California Coast: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States
VoiceMap Audio Tour

From $9.99

per group (up to 15)

Select Date and Travelers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • This audio tour will bring the highlights and history of Big Sur to life
  • Explore one of the country’s most iconic driving trips at your own pace
  • This flexible option is perfect for independent-minded travelers
  • Your GPS map will keep you on track (and also works offline)

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Food and drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Starbucks
    3650 Rio Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

    Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/30/2020 - 9/23/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End point

  • McWay Waterfall Trailhead
    McWay Waterfall Trail, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

    The tour ends in the parking lot for the McWay Waterfall hike.

What To Expect

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (Pass By)

Carmel Highlands (Pass By)

Yankee Point Drive (Pass By)

Malpaso Creek Bridge (Pass By)

Garrapata State Park (Pass By)

Garrapata Creek Bridge (Pass By)

Notley's Landing viewpoint (Pass By)

Rocky Creek Bridge (Pass By)

Bixby Bridge (Pass By)

Hurricane Point Vista Point (Pass By)

Point Sur (Pass By)

Andrew Molera State Park (Pass By)

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Pass By)

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (Pass By)

Nepenthe (Pass By)

Henry Miller Memorial Library (Pass By)

Grimes Canyon (Pass By)

Partington Cove (Pass By)

McWay Waterfall Trailhead (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by VoiceMap

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Wonderful option
      Katalin_O, Apr 2023
      Easy to follow, lots of information, great drive. We loved the tour. Recommend it for everyone travel in the area

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