The Monterey Peninsula may be the most beautiful place on earth. Home to Steinbeck, Pebble Beach and millions of Monarch Butterflies, an experience of unparalleled natural splendor awaits you on this day long tour.
Come with us down the stunning Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Cruz on the pristine Monterey Bay.
No big bus for you! Comfortable in a small group in one of our mini vans customized for touring, your experienced guide/driver will point out sites, provide explanations and history and handle all the driving, you need only sit back, relax and enjoy.
You'll drive through the rich farms of the Salinas Valley - Artichoke Capital of the World (featured in East of Eden). Then spend 2 delightful hours in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a refuge for wandering writers and artists after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This endearing forest village of charming cottage homes remains a creative haven, while steadfastly resisting 20th Century clutter.
You'll enjoy a Gourmet Luncheon especially prepared for your group at a local restaurant. Then take the time to properly explore beguiling galleries, boutiques and hidden courtyards, stroll along the dazzling white sand beach, or view the beautiful and historic Carmel Mission (circa 1770).
17 Mile Drive & Pebble Beach
If you could afford to live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to be?
The answer for many of the world's richest families is the famed 17 Mile Drive, which winds along the Pacific Coast and past the famous Pebble Beach golf course.
You don't have to fight the traffic, study the maps or pay the fees to experience this magnificent drive. Sit back and watch as some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world unfold. We'll experience the 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, where Monarch Butterflies come en masse.
Restaurant lunch and admission to the 17 miles drive are included on our tour.
Home of Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Monterey is an historic and delightful town nestled on the Monterey Bay.
You may visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (entry fee not included) or follow the footsteps of the characters in John Steinbeck's famous books.
After a full day of beauty and fun, you may enjoy a nap as your guide/driver takes you back through the Silicon Valley to your hotel. After a day of spectacular sights, you'll be ready for a night out in The City by the Bay!
Duration: About 11 hours of Delight!
For your convenience, we offer tours in several languages. Click here for information.
For last minute reservations (within 48 hours prior to tour), please call our office for availability.
Departs: Please select your hotel. If not listed, select "other" and type in the name.