Karl S. Venezuela
Ryan, our guide was very nice and welcoming. He knew what to do, and was up ready from the outset. The planning, the timing and the strategy of this trip including stops, time on the road, and the visits to all the different places were properly organized by him. Job Well-Done!!
P.S. Ryan, I'm the guy from Venezuela Carlos, who was with my wife and kid. Actually, the one that got lost in Carmel. LOL//Best to you
Worth the trip. The view is like nothing else. Beautiful shores. Just do it.
It was an excellent tour, the places visited were very nice, unfortunately we arrived a little bit late to Carmel due to the traffic, but even so it was good, the sights, the stops, the ocean during all day were very pretty. Our tour guide , Keneth, excellent, he really knows his job, with information plenty of knowledge about every part of the trip, if you have the oportunity, take it youll enjoy it.
We and our teenage daughters enjoyed a wonderful day trip from San Francisco to Carmel, Monterey and the 17-Mile Drive. Our tour guide/driver, Kenneth, was knowledgeable, friendly and very entertaining. We had ample opportunities for taking photos and for wandering through the towns. We recommend this tour very highly.
Adolpho was GREAT! He is very knowledgeable, born and raised in San Francisco and was the perfect person to take you on this tour. He could maneuver that big bus around in San Francisco traffic like it was a VW beetle. I was disappointed that we did not stop at the lone Cyprus to take pictures but to keep us on schedule, I guess we had to pass that up. Adolpho was pretty clear that if you were late getting back to the bus when you were supposed to be, he would have not problem leaving you behind and stated that he has done so in the past. Sadly, we had people that were not on the bus at the original departure time as they were there to begin with, then they left to go to the bathroom and then stopped to get coffee. We were late getting under way. I would have left them. During the drive, Adolpho would play Beach Boys music and you could sing along if you liked. It was perfect with the beautiful Pacific backdrop. Monterey is gorgeous and I wish we had more time there. The next time I do this, I will take the two day tour to allow more time and just stay in Monterey. Carmel by the Sea wasn't all that much except high end shopping. Pebble Beach was spectacular as was 17 mile drive. Bring food for the squirrels on the beach and they will sit right on your knee while you hand feed them. The overall drive was beautiful and it was nice having someone else watch the road while I was sightseeing. It really was incredible! Thank You Adolpho!
This has to be the best tour for the money anyone can find. By far, the best tour we took during our vacation, that was agreed on by everyone on our party. Randy is a super nice guy, and a great tour operator.
I would definitely recommend this trip.
Our driver Randy was excellent and very knowledgeable on the areas we visited.
Monterey ,17 mile drive and Carmel were beautiful places to visit ,we are so,glad that we picked this tour.
The sights were absolutely stunning! I loved this tour. Bird Rock and Carmel beach were my favorite stops.
The whole trip was excellance. The driver has explained and served nicely everything. It was 4th of November'2016. It was a great day trips all the way coast line from San Francisco to Monterey Bay upto Carmel on the sea. I like to given score 10 /10 to the driver who has guided us from start to end of the trip.It was most remarkable memory for my life. Thanks to the tour operator and viator.
absolutely amazing DOUG was awesome wonderful trip will remember it forever
Our driver Kenneth was awesome. We learned a lot from him. Monterey and Carmel are beautiful. 17-Mile Drive was beautiful. On the way back listened to some 70's music. We had an awesome time in San Francisco.
We went on this tour in October with Randy who was an excellent guide: informative and interesting, but didn't talk all the time... We had a good length of time in Monterey, with the 17-mile drive the highlight. The coach was new and very comfortable, there is a lot of driving given the distance, but Grayline made it a very pleasurable experience with plenty well-chosen stops.
An excellent trip with a very informative guide, Doug, who entertained us throughout the day. If you have read John Steinbeck ,Cannery Row, Monterey will bring the book to life with a lovely statue of the characters in the town. We stopped for a couple of hours for lunch in Monterey and the recommendations given were excellent. I went to the large fish restaurant overlooking the beach and watched seals basking in the glorious sunshine as I ate a magnificent plate of fish and chips and a couple of glasses of Napa Valley Merlot. I did not spot any Otters but I am sure they were out there somewhere probably people watching. We then travelled further around Ben Sur, the 17 mile drive around Pebble Beach and Del Monte Forest, seeing all the mansions and having time to photo some of the many beautiful sights of the sea and watching the ardent golfers take their shots. Finally we reached Carmel by the sea, a beautiful resort. The only downside of the trip was that we only had one hour in Carmel which did not do it justice as there was insufficient time to explore the beach as well as the superb shops. It was a long day but a well worthwhile trip and a lovely opportunity to see a lovely part of California. Would recommend this trip, a great day with a lovely guide who dropped us all off at our respective hotels. Nothing was too much trouble.
This is a wonderful tour, our tour guide was excellent. The only complaint that I have is the inability of the tour guide to drive us through Carmel by the sea, the distance from our drop off point was too long and steep for us to walk there, but we still enjoyed the tour immensely.
Wonderful tour guide Randy knew SO MUCH about the entire area! He told us ahead of time when special photo opportunities were coming up! He also gave us details of how to make our way at the sites, and allowed plenty of time for touring/eating/bathroom breaks. GREAT TOUR! Pebble Beach had been on our bucket list for a LONG time, and NOW WE HAVE BEEN THERE! Thank you!
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Be ready for a long day, but we enjoyed it very much. We had considered renting a car and doing this ourselves, but I'm so glad that we did it this way. The coastline is beautiful, and our bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area - and pointed out so much about the agricultural areas. We had well timed rest and photo stops. Monterey, Pebble Beach, the 17 mile drive - all beautiful. I really liked learning about Carmel - so many interesting 'rules' in that city. It is a beautiful area. On the way back to SF, we saw the flames of a terrible fire in the Loma Prieta area. so much information would have been missed had we chosen to drive ourselves
We really enjoyed this tour.
Everything was perfect! Our driver (Randy) was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day.
We would highly recommend this tour. It and #39;s a great value for the price.
The tour was very good. The driver being also the guide was very knowledgably and engaging with the people on the bus. He shared his knowledge in a very entreating way and I feel I learned a lot about this magnificent part of California. He would keep an eye on landmarks / interesting things coming to the left and right of the road and would point them to us. We also stopped several times in specific areas to take photos and a closer look on particularly nice costal areas. The stops for lunch in Monterrey and for dinner in Carmel were also sufficient to have a very nice meal in one of numerous local restros / cafes and to have a stroll and look around the driver made several very good recommendations for food and for where to have a stroll. The bus was full and people clearly enjoyed the trip. Lidia
This was a great tour with a wonderful guide who gave us loads of info and was really funny too!
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