Monterey historic Cannery Row and John Steinbeck self-guided audio tour
Activities

Monterey historic Cannery Row and John Steinbeck self-guided audio tour

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Hear the story of Cannery Row, how it rose from a nearly abandoned area to a vibrant destination
  • Discover the connection between John Steinbeck and the area and meet some characters that were immortalized in his novels
  • Learn about the fishing industry in Monterey and visit a number of hotels and historic sites
What to expect

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.

Hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardines 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Self-guided audio walking tour
    • Unlimited access to the audio tour in English
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's not included
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
    Where

    701 Wave St, Monterey County, Monterey 93940, California, US.

    Meeting point:

    You can start this experience at The Sardine Factory.

    What to remember
    • This activity requires an app download. The use of the app is subject to the T&Cs of the application provider and the app store it is featured in
    • You will receive a code to access the tour in the voucher after booking, this code can be used by every member of your group
    • You can follow the tour any day at any time best fitted to you, regardless of your booking date
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    Provider
    VoiceMap
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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