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Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour provided by VoiceMap Monterey

Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 15m
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    1h 15m
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Cannery Row in Monterey California and the surrounding area as well as a number of hotels and historic sites. There's a separate admission charge for entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium. On this tour, you'll hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardine attracted fishermen, investors and inventors from around the world seeking their fortune. But, (spoiler alert!) overfishing would decimate the industry by the 1950s. You will also discover the connection between John Steinbeck and this area as you meet some of the colorful characters that were immortalized in his novel Cannery Row and its sequel Sweet Thursday. Finally, you'll discover the incredible story of how Cannery Row quite literally rose from the ashes to what is now a welcoming waterfront of world-class hotels, wine rooms, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110804P232
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Exclusions
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • The Sardine Factory, 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA The starting point is at the corner of Prescott Avenue and Wave Street. 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.
  • Steinbeck Plaza, Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, USA The tour ends in front of the bust of Steinbeck. It is a short distance from the start location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Exclusions
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
Departure details
  • The Sardine Factory, 701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA The starting point is at the corner of Prescott Avenue and Wave Street. 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.
  • Steinbeck Plaza, Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, USA The tour ends in front of the bust of Steinbeck. It is a short distance from the start location.
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Steinbeck Plaza, Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, USA The tour ends in front of the bust of Steinbeck. It is a short distance from the start location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Sardine Factory
    701 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
    The starting point is at the corner of Prescott Avenue and Wave Street. 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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    The Cannery Row Monument
    Monterey Canning Company
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
    Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership
    Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
  • You'll end at
    Steinbeck Plaza
    Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
    The tour ends in front of the bust of Steinbeck. It is a short distance from the start location.
    See address & details
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jennie
Yorba Linda, CA1 contribution
I’m not one for aimlessly walking through tourist shops when I go to a new place. I like to learn about the history and culture. This self paced tour was great! I liked that I could go at my own pace and spend my time as I like to rather than being tied to a group with a leader I have to struggle to hear. The app was easy to use and gave great directions. My only hiccup was that is used all my phone battery… so bring along a portable charger and you will be set. I’m taking another tour tomorrow!
Written 8 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ann Heinrich
8 contributions
Sep 2020
This was my second tour from this team, and I'm super impressed by the deep knowledge of the area. It was so fun to do this walking tour with my husband (the perfect socially distant summer activity) and learn about the area we were visiting!
Written 19 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TexasSunrise
Austin, TX411 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Enjoyed the narrative. For the most part the directions were clear. In a few spots however, I got lost and the gps did not know where I was. Could’ve been user error. Length was just right.
Written 18 September 2020
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Mike McGrath
Sacramento, CA19 contributions
Sep 2020
What a great idea. I'm a bit of a history buff and came away very impressed with this author's knowledge of the area. The tour was a fun and economical way to get to know a bit about the history of Cannery Row and it's influence on the works of John Steinbeck. I highly recommend this tour. Where else can you get so much information while seeing the sites and getting a bit of "socially distanced" exercise? Look forward to checking out more of her tours. Two big "Thumbs up"!
Written 15 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: VoiceMap Monterey
littlebubba
littlebubba
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Perfect!
These tours are perfect! Go at your own pace. Start when you’re ready and the recording finds you and plays at your
bethbS382LI
bethbS382LI
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Carmel Walk
Interesting info. Not intuitive to use/start. Had trouble getting the correct recordings to play. Lasted closer to
474ahmadrezaf
474ahmadrezaf
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Great experience!
The two of us bought a pass online and used it to walk the beautiful scenes and homes of Carmel. The quality of the
jessthegemini
jessthegemini
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Fun for kids and couples!
The walk is definitely a good workout too, a lot of inclined hills but it was peaceful and we even spoke with one o
636jenniferw
636jenniferw
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Must Do When in Carmel by the Sea!
I cannot say enough good things about this audio tour! I highly recommend it! We actually did 2 others in addition
robbQ2714XT
robbQ2714XT
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Excellent audio tour!
Best audio tour I’ve ever used. The VoiceMap software is perfect for a self-paced tour, and the content was engagin
rcproctor
rcproctor
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Easy and fun!
3 friends (all retired and semi tech-savvy) each purchased and downloaded this app. It was very easy and informati
Gaby A
Gaby A
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Very cute!
Such a great tour. Wonderful for those who are interested in architecture and the history of Monterey cottages. It
islandler
islandler
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Like having a ghost tour guide, they seem real, but you can't see them.
I really great tour. Almost like the real tour which I had done about 2 years ago. Having traveled extensively in E
AjaH214
AjaH214
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Private Tour Guide without the Expense
I've been to Carmel many times and even I learned so much. It was easy to use and the quality was excellent. It was
rosepU2163OW
rosepU2163OW
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Awesome tour!
Awesome turn by turn directions and great stories! So glad to have this experience in Carmel! Loved it.
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I9819YHsallyw
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Family storybook cottage hike.
The information provided was interesting and descriptive. Did not know it was a hilly walk so that would have been
bsas46
bsas46
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Great tour!
Great tour! I really liked how the audio tour would only start when you arrived at the correct location - worked r
Abigail L
Abigail L
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Big Sur with Fambam
We love the coast! We had so much fun! Thank you for this audio tour we learned a lot! And its very helpful and pre
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Trip48171519067
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Best tour of Carmel
It was a beautiful experience from start to finish. The views were amazing, but the information that you gain durin
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