A Highway 49 Drive: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Auburn to Placerville

Auburn, United States

From $11.99

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 (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Guided tours are relatively expensive and can follow rigid itineraries with tight schedules. This self-guided audio tour of the Sierra Foothills, an epicenter of California Gold Rush history, helps travelers save money and explore completely at their own pace. Follow your downloaded map app through Auburn, Placerville, Coloma, and many historic sites. Start, stop, and pause the tour whenever you’d like.
  • A self-guided audio tour of the Sierra Mountains Foothills
  • Visit Gold Rush-era historic sites in Auburn, Placerville, and Coloma
  • Explore at your own pace—start, pause, or restart at any time
  • Don’t stress about cell reception: Downloaded tour works without it

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1650 Lincoln Way
    1650 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, USA

    Starts at 1650 Lincoln Way, Auburn California. 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.

Start time

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

Opening hours

  • 7/30/2020 - 4/13/2024

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

End point

  • 247 Main St
    247 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667, USA

    The tour ends in Placerville.

What To Expect

Auburn (Pass By)

Gold Rush Museum (Pass By)

Additional Info

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

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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      Very interesting. Nice drive. Check open hours of stops before you go.
      Pam_G, Mar 2023
      My father and I really liked this trip. The road was winding so be prepared. We took our time and had fun. We were disappointed that ALL the stops were closed (Except the hikes, of course.). One mine museum was only open summer (we went in March) and the winery (which was a big draw for us) is closed mon-tues-wed. So PLEASE check before going. Even a drive-In park was closed. We ended up eating in Placerville, which was great, and learned a lot about the gold rush. When you book, it seems you have to pick a date but you don’t. You download and go whenever you want. The tech is really neat telling us where to turn and what to look for. There is live GPS map as well. We each used on AirPod for clear hearing for my elderly father. Worked great.