Monterey & Carmel

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

Monterey & Carmel, USA
Carmel by the Sea Discover gorgeous vistas on this scenic audio walking tour
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


If you’d like to explore Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Scenic Road but don’t want to be stuck in a group tour, try this Carmel-by-the-Sea Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour. This tour allows you to download the VoiceMap app on your smartphone and listen to the tour as you walk along the road at your own pace. Highlights include the Clinton Walker House - Frank Lloyd Wright, Carmel Beach Overlook, and La Playa Carmel Hotel.
  • Follow Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Scenic Road during this walking tour
  • A self-guided experience allows you to move at your own pace
  • Perfect for travelers on a budget—get lifetime access to this tour
  • Learn about the area and its history as you explore and take in the views

What's Included

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

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Camino Real & 8th Avenue
    Camino Real & 8th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA

    The tour starts at the entrance to the La Playa Hote. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace. Directions to the starting point are in the app.

Start time

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

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2021 - 6/2/2025

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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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      13 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      I paticularly enjoyed...
      Jeralyn_M, Mar 2022
      I paticularly enjoyed learning the history behind each highlighted home - this provided real substance to what we were viewing.
      A Glimpse Into the Past
      Veronica_K, Jan 2022
      I felt a connection to great people of the past when hearing the stories of the great writers, artists and others who lived and socialized in the beautiful houses on the tour.
      Some good, some not helpful
      Gayle_P, Mar 2021
      Price was right, and some good history. But hard to use. We didn't know until we started how long the walk would be, and weren't sure where we were at one point so quit the tour. Couldn't go back and forth from map to audio easily, and couldn't always figure out where we were on their audio. Also, the icon looks like you use headphones so we ordered 2 tickets, but only used one ticket for our cell phone for 2 of us. Fortunately Viator is giving us a refund for unused ticket.
      Response from Host, Apr 2021
      Thanks for the feedback Gayle. I hope you don't mind if I clarify a few things, for anybody else looking at this review: 1. It isn't actually Viator issuing the refund for the unused booking, it's VoiceMap. We responded to your email about this. 2. We do recommend you use your own headphones along with your own phone or tablet. But these are not provided. The ticket and confirmation messages both suggest you bring your own along. 3. The tour is roughly 75 minutes long, but can take longer if you stop along the way. This is the advantage of self-guided tours. The duration is displayed on VoiceMap and on the Tripadvisor listing itself. It's tricky for us to respond meaningfully to the rest of your review this because while we've put a lot of thought into the usability of the app, not everybody starts off with the same expectations. The ratings for this tour on VoiceMap are 4.7 out of 5, from 15 ratings, and this is in line with the nearly 8,000 ratings across all our tours.
      New Type of Guided Walking Tour
      Bill_E, Feb 2020
      The GPS activation of the tour guide was highly accurate. Hence, “stop and look to your right” came at the right moments. No lag or delay on the walking tour. We were able to pair our AirPods (2 sets) to our IPhone.

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      -You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

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