Monterey & Carmel Explorer

19 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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11 to 12 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile Ticket
Instant Confirmation

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
* Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting fogging by certified crew * Tour vehicles operating at below their capacity so we can grant passenger requests for empty adjacent seats

Overview

This tour traverses the breathtaking sceny on the famous Pacific Coast Highway. Opon arriving in historic Monterey, you will have time to explore the fascinating sea creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (entrance not included) and stroll among the shops on Cannery Row. The tour will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17 Mile Drive. The drive finishes up at the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea where you’ll can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. When there is interest, we will also visit the historic Carmel Mission.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Reviews

Average 3.79 out of 5 stars based on 19 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Dianne R, Oct 2019 Verified
This trip to Carmel and Monterey was magnificent. The drive was pleasant and lots to see along the way. Our tour guide, Danilo was informative, funny and well organised. He was also a very safe driver and really took pride in showing us this gorgeous area of California. At each stop, he did a head count to make sure we were all on board. It was a full day and we saw lots. There was plenty of time to see the Aquarium at Monterey, have lunch and a stroll down the main street. Well worth the trip and I would highly recommend this tour.
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Max J, Jul 2019 Verified
The tour was fabulous! Lots to see and do. Beautiful scenery! Great places to eat and would encourage others to do this tour
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Rebecca E, Mar 2018 Verified

Great Scenery all along the way! Ocean views were amazing! Monterey Cannery Row was great for lunch and shopping. Carmel is such a quaint, lovely town to take a stroll, while enjoying the shops and eateries.

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Jennifer K, Aug 2016 Verified
Wonderful tour! Carmel was beautiful and charming. Monterey was a fun boardwalk of sorts for time spent shopping. Everything in between was picturesque. Phil, our tour guide, was probably the most personable tour facilitator I've ever had. Would recommend this trip for a nice, relaxing day outside of the city.
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Marilyn Dale C, Jul 2016 Verified

Picked up on time. Vehicle just fairly comfortable, no garbage bag or cup holders.
Driver knowledgeable and helpful. Scenery magnificent.

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Tunchi P, Jul 2016 Verified

It was short trip about at least 2 hours less than other tour operators. The tour quality was good and the overall experience was nice. The tour driver was friendly and Monterey and Carmel were must visit places in N. California.

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Greg G, Jun 2016 Verified

Frankie the tour guide was great but the van was uncomfortable

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Lesley A, Oct 2019 Verified
Patrick was the best tour guide - very friendly with lots of interesting facts as we toured through all the scheduled stops. Our only suggestion - more time in Carmel and less time in Monterey. Also, the Tower Tours desk was not staffed and we had to ask the hotel concierge how we go about finding our bus and then we had to travel to the main office to pick up our tickets and get on our designated bus for our tour. Other than that it was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you!!
JULONG ZHAO, Jan 2018 Verified

Worth doing it but we did not see the bridge as shown in the tour picture.

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Phillip S, Aug 2017 Verified

A thoroughly enjoyable day. Our driver/guide was full of knowledge and kept us continually updated with information. And his choice of music certainly added to the experience.

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