Avalon City: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour
22 Ratings
Embark on a self-guided GPS audio tour through the charming streets of Avalon City. Discover the stories behind its landmarks and get insider insights from passionate locals.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Green Pleasure Pier - Green Pleasure Pier is the geographical center of town and a main stop for many activities. Wanna jump on a glass bottom boat, see some flying fish, grab some bait, or even rent your own skiff? Then this is the place to begin.
What's Included
  • Lifetime access to Avalon City tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's Not Included
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Additional Information

Embark on a GPS audio-guided tour through Avalon’s pathways with your host, Matthew, who is one of the town’s 4000 citizens. As a resident, he is often queried: Do you dwell here year-round? Is it pricy? What’s the story behind the grand mansion on the slope? Why is everyone driving golf carts? And, how is a casino operational with no gambling allowed?

We will team up with historians, authors, and enthusiastic locals to stroll through Avalon’s lanes and respond to all these inquiries and more. From the actual inhabitants, you will uncover the narratives behind our town and its renowned sites.

The tour is at your disposal at any time and the audio automatically resonates in sync with your location thanks to your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which can operate without internet connection.

313 Crescent Ave
Crescent Avenue
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. Detailed instructions to the starting point are in the app.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(22 Ratings)
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May 12, 2024
Excellent self guided tour! Must do! - This was one the best self guided audio tours I’ve had. The guides were engaging and the directions were very clear on where to go next. Lots of little side stories were fun. I was sad that it ended. I learned a lot about the city of Avalon while exploring on a beautiful day. Highly recommended!
Review provided by Viator
Sep 28, 2023
Informative, Interesting and Fun Walking Tour - My boyfriend and I did the walking tour the night we arrived. Even though we've both been to Avalon before, we learned history we didn't know. Liked how the tour continues automatically when you reach the next location. Was a great way to get an overview of the city and to start our 4 day vacation. Recommend it!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 27, 2023
Cool lil Audio Tour - GF and I download the self guided audio tour and we enjoyed the info that was provided as we followed along while we walked. Recommend to do the self guided tour after having breakfast or lunch to walk off the food. A+
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 11, 2023
You won’t regret this tour and it won’t break the bank! - By far one of the best things we’ve done as travelers who enjoy walking and sight seeing. This was really informative, extremely priced and allowed us to learn about Avalon at our on pace, on foot. We really liked that the tour guide (Matthew) was easy to hear and follow and there were guest voice appearances by local residents. FYI you MUST download VoiceMap to access this which was super clever. Good way to spend 45 mins to an hour.
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May 8, 2023
Perfect Self-Guided Audio Tour of Avalon - Great self paced tour of Avalon. Interviews w locals. History of Catalina was wonderful. This was my favorite tour!
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Apr 28, 2023
Great tour and can’t beat the price. - Perfect walking tour. No need to rent an expensive golf cart. Informative, interesting and best use of my time.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 13, 2022
Easy, interesting information - Really and fun walking tour of the city, works on your phone and was a great way to learn about avalon.
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Aug 4, 2023
Nice overview of Avalon - We enjoyed hearing the history of many of the buildings on the island. Once we got the tour going, it synced well as we walked along the route.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 23, 2023
Very easy to use and gets the job done - Decent with good info. Avalon is very small so, this is a very short 'tour'. It was interesting that they don't start the tour at the dock - that would have made sense but it's well worth it. We went in late June and there were no crowds on a Thursday - so enjoyable. No cars make it way less hectic as well.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 10, 2023
Doesn’t work - The code didn’t work. No one answered call. Couldn’t use the tour at all. Tried both confirmation and booking numbers
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
July 2024