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Oregon Coast: Audio Driving Tour

Oregon Coast: Audio Driving Tour

By GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide)
Download the GuideAlong self-guided audio tour and you'll discover more on your Oregon Coast road trip. Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions play automatically, all based on your location. You'll be guided to all of the area's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including miles of wide sand beaches, a working cheese factory, a decommissioned fort with a famous shipwreck, notable historic bridges and world-class aquariums. Enjoy the freedom to travel offline at your own pace, spending more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t. - Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location - Travel at your own pace - Tour offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed - Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use - No time limits or expiry, free updates - Like having a tour guide along for the drive Purchase one tour per vehicle.
per group (up to 8)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8–24 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English

  • GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide) Audio Tour: 565+ Points
  • Location Based: Stories, tips & directions that autoplay
  • Flexible Routes: Suggested itineraries or create your own
  • Trip Planners: In-app, web and PDF
  • Easy To Use: Pre-download and tour offline
  • One-Time Purchase: No time or date use limit or expiry
  • Support: Toll free phone, chat and email
What's not included
  • Day-use Parking Permit for Fort Stevens State Park: $5 per vehicle
  • Day-use Parking Fee for Cape Perpetua Scenic Area: $5 per vehicle
  • Reservations
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Entry/Admission - Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Stevens State Park

  • Astoria, OR 97103, USA
    Start at one of the official tour introduction points (Astoria or Florence) or join anywhere along the route and pick up the commentary at the next audio point. Open the GuideAlong app to preview the tour route and browse the suggested itineraries and trip planner.
  • Florence, OR 97439, USA
    Commentary plays automatically based on your location, so you have flexibility on where and when you want to start and end your tour anywhere along the tour route.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 309754P34

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 309754P34

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  • GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide)
    Maui, United States
    Joined in September 2009
  • 25nancyp
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Day!!!
    Using the self guided tour totally enhanced our experience at Glacier! My partner and I took our moms and absolutely loved the tour!! So much so - we are going to purchase more! Heading to Banff and Tetons and will be buying both of those! Thanks so much! Great idea!! 😁🤘
    Written 13 July 2024
  • WillieL367
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth $17
    Just came back from the Beartooth Highway and this app was greatly appreciated. Once you pay and downloaded the app (no WiFi nor cell service on the highway), it senses where you are and narrates the appropriate information. Frankly, there's isn't that much by way of hidden gems. The sites it recommends are the most obvious ones and the most spectacular sites were the ones where we pulled over spontaneously. Most of the information is historic, but still very interesting. Also, it's good to know where you are and where you're going on that stretch.
    Written 11 July 2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worked reasonably well, and very interesting
    As always with and older fellow like me, it took some fiddling around. But hen we got it working, it was all easy, and will be on our next tour. Lots of interesting little facts, and it led us to some things we would have never done otherwise.
    Written 7 July 2024
  • Jerry E
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summer vacation, 2024.
    The information was very good and perfect for 1st timers to Glacier. We enjoyed the commentary and stories. Our companion was very well behaved in the car, and a joy to take along for the ride.
    Written 6 July 2024
  • Mary B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Byway (rt 28/30) in NY between Andes and Kingston (Catskills)
    This was the first time we have used an audio trip guide. Not knowing what to expect ... our expectations were not overly high. SURPRISE! The audio guide was highly accurate to locations to the area as the vehicle was moving - almost like having the guide in our car! The guide provided visual cues to upcoming attractions and/or turns in a timely manner. The guide had an appealing humor. It truly did not matter where you joined the tour. Even passing through the same places, the guide was still interesting. We would purchase another of the audio tours - 100% would purchase another tour.
    Written 5 July 2024
  • Freedom800799
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had no issues with app. Connecting audio via my cell phone to a rental car was simple. I started it in the middle of the park and it knew exactly where I was. It tells you some history and even gives you options of which way to turn so you get wherever it is you want to go. I had no cell service which was not an issue. It played while I had navigation going at the same time! Perfect! I would 100% buy this again and plan to for any of my trips it's available for!
    Written 4 July 2024
  • 481sherrih
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let Down
    We used guide along tours for several other national parks, but unfortunately, the tour we just used for Glacier National Park was very disappointing. What we loved about the other tours were the tips about lesser known stops/roads/hikes. We found some real gems using guide along in the past. The Glacier tour did not have any of that. In fact, it was mostly just talking about fires, building the road, etc. Although we enjoy that commentary as filler, it's not why we purchase the tours. We drove by lookouts, trails, etc. with deafening silence from the tour app. I would not recommend the Glacier tour. You will do better just looking for road signs.
    Written 3 July 2024
  • 6922janej
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Personal tour guide
    It was wonderful, very informative, and super entertaining! We felt like we had our own personal tour guide in the car with us. We would have never known the name of the peak shown below. It is pretty funny!
    Written 29 June 2024
  • jewelbug5614
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best money spent
    Best money spent on our vacation. The narrator was so informative and made us feel safe and not lost in such a huge park. It saved us time and helped lead us to a couple of great family adventures and hidden gems with suggestions of places to stop. I especially enjoyed how well it knew our location and allowed us to go at our own pace, even without cell phone reception. Get this instead of paying for an expensive tour on someone else’s schedule.
    Written 28 June 2024
  • BarcodeUK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Help and Worth the Money
    We found the guide easy to use. Download it before you use it. Once downloaded, it uses GPS to tell you where you are. As with any tour guide, there are bits we didn't care for, and we wish the app had a simple skip. Over 90% was well worth the money. We would like to see two improvements to the app: the easy skip option and the ability to mark locations you have already heard.
    Written 28 June 2024
  • brianop
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to learn about Glacier National Park
    This worked really well! It was informative and fun. Even inside the park, when you lose cellphone service, the downloaded tour continued to know exactly where the car was. I noticed on the return trip, that, while the tour pointed out the same spots along the route, it wasn’t exactly the same info conveyed about each point along the way. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 27 June 2024
  • V1936WHjudym
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great App
    This app is excellent! We used it for the first time in Yellowstone and Tetons. Helpful, informative and sometimes humorous narration. We saw more of the park because of the information provided. Will definitely use again for future parks.
    Written 25 June 2024
  • 516WendyM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Makes the trip!
    This tour was fabulous and made the trip. The guide was perfect came on when needed offered easy to understand directions with clear choices. The narration was interesting, amusing and added immensely to the whole experience. We went to the badlands, Rapid City, the black hills loop the wildlife loop the Crazy Horse exhibit(don’t miss this, very moving), needles Highway. We could stop where and when we wanted, then pick up again.
    Written 22 June 2024
  • Debbie P
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Self guided tour
    We didn’t get to the park on the designated day so couldn’t use the audio tour at all. The park entrances are good for seven days. Maybe this should be too.
    Written 21 June 2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful drive!
    The narrator did an excellent job of explaining the history and pointing out viewpoints and sites as we approached them. Well worth the fee.
    Written 20 June 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
Very good

Jennifer W
Vail, AZ3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I drove down the coast with this. It prompts itself to start when you drive through a particularly area. I found the tone of the narrator a little grating, but not enough to turn it off. He obviously is not a native. He pronounces Tillamook as a Till-a- moooooo-k rather than Till-amuk. Steve Prefontaine is rolling in his grave every time the narrator says he attended Oregon State. No, no, no. University of Oregon.
Despite these nits, my trip was better for having this as a companion.
Written 19 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Jennifer, thank you for sharing your experience with our Oregon Coast driving audio tour. We appreciate your feedback on the pronunciation for Tillamook (we’re sure our narrator wouldn’t mind visiting in person to sample the cheese to make sure he gets this correct!) and the mistake regarding Steve Prefontaine's alma mater. We'll work on improving these aspects. Despite that, we're happy to hear the tour added value to your trip, and we hope to join you on the road again soon.
Written 21 June 2024
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