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California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive

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Overview
Welcome to Big Sur! This stunning drive in California is the most scenic stretch of the famous Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) road trip. Get ready to turn your phone into your personal tour guide. Our GPS-enabled app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, fully-guided tour. ---- After you book the tour, we will email you the link to the APP and the TOUR PASSWORD. FULLY-AUTOMATIC & OFFLINE: Each point of interest along the tour has a narrated story, narrated directions, and helpful images. As you walk along the path and approach a pin, it’s story will automatically pop up and start playing. FASCINATING STORIES: Engaging, and entertaining story about each point. FREEDOM TO TRAVEL: No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. PRE-TRAVEL PREPARATION We recommend that you download the app & the tour while you have a good internet connection.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
1299 Del Monte Blvd
1299 Del Monte Blvd, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
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  • Pass by 17-Mile Drive
    Pass by The House of Hansel & Gretel
    Pass by Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
    Pass by Pacific Coast Highway
    Pass by Garrapata State Park
    Pass by Bixby Bridge
    Pass by Point Sur State Historic Park
    Pass by Andrew Molera State Park
    Pass by Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    Pass by Pfeiffer Beach
  • 1
    Grimes Point Scenic Overlook
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Seal Beach
  • 2
    Partington Cove
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by McWay Falls
    Pass by Big Creek Bridge
  • 3
    Big Creek Cove Vista Point
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Limekiln State Park
    Pass by Jade Cove
    Pass by Ragged Point
    Pass by Piedras Blancas Light Station
    Pass by Hearst Castle
    Pass by Moonstone Beach
    Pass by Nitt Witt Ridge
    Pass by Cayucos Pier
    Pass by Morro Rock
You'll end at
Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach, CA, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
1299 Del Monte Blvd, Monterey, CA 93940, USA
Duration
5–6 hours
Return Details
Pismo Beach, CA, USA
Inclusions
  • Live GPS map, Professional audio, Written text, and helpful images.
  • App for iPhone and Android along with the password.
  • Password will be sent via email and/or SMS. Please check the email from Tripadvisor after booking.
  • You should receive the password within 30 minutes. Contact us if you don’t.
Exclusions
  • Food, drinks, transport, parking, tickets to paid attractions.
  • Entry/Admission - Grimes Point Scenic Overlook
  • Entry/Admission - Partington Cove
  • Entry/Admission - Big Creek Cove Vista Point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
16Reviews
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Lainey2012 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tenterden, England, United Kingdom6 contributions10 helpful votes
with decent internet connection this app downloads fairly swiftly. I found it fairly straightforward to use and some interesting snippets to listen to along the route. However, I did feel that some of the more interesting sites along the highway were missed off and I only
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from actiontour, Owner at California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Thanks for the feedback! Can you tell me a little more about the stops I’ve missed including? I’d definitely like to add them to my next update to the tour. You can contact us on the email on our website.
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Suzy G wrote a review Feb 2020
Maui, Hawaii3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice enhancement to a magical drive. The narrative and description of the scenery was accurate as we moved along the PCH.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from actiontour, Owner at California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive
Responded 24 Feb 2020
So glad you enjoyed the tour! Big Sur is absolutely my favorite part of the PCH road trip. You may like my tours of other parts of the PCH too! I’ve covered everything between SF and LA. The tours are listed on the account here and on the website.
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Lorraine T wrote a review Feb 2020
Sacramento, California21 contributions
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I had a great great time. I wish I had enough time to really explore more.! #BigSur#Actionguideyour.
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Response from actiontour, Owner at California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thanks a lot for the review. Do come back again when you have time and book the full PCH from LA to SF. Have a great trip.
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Diane S wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We liked being able to hear about what we were about to be driving past. Made the stops more fun for our group.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from actiontour, Owner at California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Thanks a lot for the review. Do check out our 17 Mile Drive tour as well.
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vivek181203 wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Some of the improvements that can be made: - A navigable map with directions instead of prodiving a static visual map - Provide how far away is the next stop.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from actiontour, Owner at California Big Sur PCH Route-1 (Monterey to Pismo Beach) GPS Self Guided Drive
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Thanks a lot for the review. We have a movable map in the "Directions" tab on the map screen. Also, we have an update coming up in a few weeks that will have turn by turn navigation.
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About the operator

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By: Self Guided Tours of California
MattServ
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Listen and learn.
Downloaded this just before our trip. Works very well. Uses your GPS location to trigger each segment---gives you
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sterpo65
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simple and convenient
great little app. gives you lots of information about many points along the journey that you would otherwise miss.
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kbairstow99
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BEST TRIP EVER!
my friends and I wanted to have a girls day but we weren’t sure what to do! That’s when we found this self guided t
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sandrasY625CF
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A bit of trouble staying connected
The information was good and when we were connected it was enjoyable. However we kept dropping off with each stop
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Joanne H
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Great addition for our road trip.
We would have missed a lot had we not had this audio. Informative and well worth the price. We were glad to know wh
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Cindy B
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17 mile drive along coast from Monterey Bay to Carmel by the Sea
It was informative but problems with the map itself was frustrating. Sometimes missed a turn because the map was no
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yogiacomo
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Definitely worth a visit
They have made it much easier now with the flyers and a special colored center line keeping you going. Outstanding
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N7892HOroberts
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Forget it
Too hard. Too long to get a password and to get the app to start. A road closure inside Pebble Beach caused deto
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loist733
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It was Only $5.50
So, it was only $5.50 - so I thought I might as well take a chance . No big loss on the fact it was rather useless
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B2191XMpeterk
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Scenic 17 mile self drive tour
Very nice to do the tour this way. On our own speed, with nice facts about the scenery and buildings.
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LillianD674
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Great info
Lots of helpful information. The GPS didn’t always keep up with our actual location but may have been our mobile se
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Evie P
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Big Sur auto trip
We really hoped this audio tour would work. In fact we spent over half an hour on the phone with them trying to ge
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jeffreybE5152JL
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Pretty Useless
Audio only came on once or twice and couldn't get it to work even manually. Wouldn't recommend it. May be cheap but
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Jgold8425
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Worth it
We enjoyed exploring at our own pace, faster when we weren't interested, longer when we were. The historical insi
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kimbrag2019
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Best. Purchase. Ever.
My family drove from LA to San Francisco via Highway 1 in October. I had planned LA. I had planned San Francisco.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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