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Monterey & Carmel Explorer℠ Tour

Monterey & Carmel Explorer℠ Tour

Tour "Monterey Explorer"

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount, or call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept debit cards with symbols of these card companies. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!

  • Can I combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.

    Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.

    Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.

  • Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

Tour "Monterey Explorer". Il nostro tour "Monterey Explorer" vi porta lungo la costa californiana affacciata all'Oceano Pacifico, attraverso Pacific Grove, per poi giungere alla storica cittadina di Monterey e alla pittoresca Carmel-by-the-Sea. La baia di Monterey ha un'enorme rilevanza geologica e biologica, con un'incredibile abbondanza di fauna e flora marina giusto prima delle coste del "Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary", che confina con quasi 450 chilometri dello spettacolare litorale californiano. La baia di Monterey fu il primo luogo che venne esplorato dagli europei in quello che sarebbe poi diventato lo Stato della California. Svariate ondate di pesca industriale (anche di balene) sfruttarono la generosità dell'immensa della fossa marina. John Steinebeck ("Grapes Of Wrath") nacque a Salinas e trascorse molto del suo tempo creativo scrivendo dell'area di Monterey nei suoi libri "Tortilla Flat" e "Cannery Row".

La giornata comincerà con il viaggio verso sud sulla famosa Pacific Coast Highway, la California Highway 1 (nebbia permettendo). Dopo almeno uno stop a Santa Cruz, una pausa e delle fermate opzionali per scattare fotografie lungo la strada, metterete piede nella famosa Cannery Row di Monterey per fare una passeggiata nella via piena di negozi e per fare pranzo (a base di frutti di mare freschi?). Se invece vi portate un pranzo al sacco, potreste avere la possibilità di farvi un breve giretto nel famosissimo acquario di Monterey (biglietto d'entrata non incluso nel prezzo del tour). Dopo pranzo, seguiremo la costa attraverso la splendida cittadina di Pacific Grove, lungo la strada che ci porterà al 17 Mile Drive. Questa nota strada passa attraverso magnifiche case e spettacolari litorali, attraverso i "green" e "tee" di campi da golf famosi a livello mondiale come lo Spyglass Hill ed in mezzo all'ultima foresta di una rara specie di alberi, i cipressi di Monterey, scolpiti in fantastiche forme da un'implacabile brezza del Pacifico. Il Lone Cypress è un commovente esempio di questi robusti alberi, rimanendo aggrappato alla vita (grazie anche all'aiuto dell'uomo) in un punto apparentemente impossibile. Il percorso si chiude a Pebble Beach Village, dove potrete visitare il Pro Shop e vedere il famoso 18th Green, illuminato di notte (chi paga così tanti soldi per giocare a golf su quei campi, di certo non smette al tramonto alla sedicesima buca!). Arrivati all'incantevole cittadina di Carmel-by-the-Sea , potrete esplorare le boutique sulla Ocean Avenue oppure rimanere abbagliati dalla spiaggia sabbiosa. Se ci sarà abbastanza tempo ed il vostro interesse, potremo visitare la storica Carmel Mission. Il nostro tour "Monterey Explorer" ha inoltre brevi fermate opzionali nella Half Moon Bay o a Santa Cruz. Questo tour è personalizzabile secondo i vostri interessi.

Tour "Monterey Explorer" - Orari approssimati

8:00 - 8:30
Prelievo per il tour al vostro hotel a San Francisco nell'area Downtown/Fisherman's Wharf
9:00-12:00 
Inizio del tour verso Monterey, viaggiando sulla Highway 1 con i suoi splendidi scenari della frastagliata costa californiana, con una fermata a Davenport
12:30 - 14:00 
Arrivo a Monterey, dove potrete passeggiare fra i negozi e fare pranzo in uno dei tanti ristoranti della storica Cannery Row. Potrete pure visitare il famoso acquario di Monterey (non incluso nel prezzo del tour)
14:00 - 16:00 
Attraversamento di Pacific Grove, conosciuta per le sue farfalle e le case vittoriane. Prosguimento lungo il favoloso 17-Mile Drive attraverso la foresta Del Monte, dove vedrete il famosissimo campo da golf di Pebble Beach ed il Lone Cypress
16:00 - 17:30 
Ultima fermata del tour nella meravigliosa Carmel-by-the-Sea, dove potrete fare shopping nelle piccole boutique e visitare gallerie d'antiquariato e fotografiche
17:30 - 18:30
Fine del tour e ritorno a San Francisco
18:30 - 19:00
Riporto al vostro hotel a San Francisco

Il tour "Monterey Explorer" è soggetto alle condizioni meteorologiche ed al traffico

Customer Reviews

Monterey & Carmel Explorer℠ Tour
– Robert L. on 07/31/2018

Excellent tour and our driver Jacob was very funny and very informative. I enjoyed the information he provided. He made the tour a lot of fun!!
– Barbara K. on 07/27/2018

Monterey and Carmel Tour was great and our guide “Don” was fabulous and friendly with a wealth of knowledge that gave us a great day.
– Liza M. on 07/20/2018

Day trip to Monterey and Carmel was great! It’s been years since we’ve visited these lovely towns. Doug, our driver and guide, was very informative. He knows a lot about almost anything! He even brought his binoculars for us to enjoy watching the otters and sea lions close-up. Just wish there’s more time exploring on our own in these scenic towns. Would have loved to stroll and linger longer there.
– Barbara Z. on 07/11/2018

Fun experience. I thought Don, our driver, provided an excellent tour down the Pacific Coast Highway 1. He was courteous, kind, knowledgeable and a good photographer. I have traveled to Monterey Bay and Carmel several times previously but learned more of California’s history and saw new places on this tour.
– Elizabeth M. on 07/10/2018

Excellent tour with fantastic tour guide. Had a fantastic tour to Carmel & Monterey with Don the tour guide. Comfortable coach, live commentary all the way & several stops along 17 Mile drive, Pebble Beach resort with great photo opportunities, all kindly taken by Don. Stopped at a lovely bakery for pastries & was given lots of recommendations for places to visit & eat in both Carmel & Monterey. The best & most stress-free way to see this part of the world.
– Samarth A. on 07/06/2018

Amazing driving and extremely fun and friendly tour guide.
– Paresh P. on 07/05/2018

Our tower guide Jason was awesome. He had excellent knowledge of the route we went to
– Kathleen M. on 07/03/2018

Monterey/Carmel with 4 teenagers. The 4 teenaged girls and I really enjoyed our excursion! The weather was beautiful, the sights and wildlife magnificent and we also had good food and shopping- what more could you ask for?! Also our guide, Phil, was great- the girls referred to him as “Chill Phil” for the rest of the trip!
– Barbara R. on 06/29/2018

It was a wonderful tour, the guide with very friendly, allowed us to know the place with curious facts and details that by our own account we would not have known. In addition, the transfer vehicle was very comfortable for everyone.
PRICE
Prezzi*Adulti (12+)Bambini
Prezzo normale:$159$119
Prezzo online:$139$113
RISPARMIO ONLINE$20$6

Monterey & Carmel Explorer with Aquarium
Prezzi*Adulti (12+)Bambini
Prezzo normale:$109$89
Prezzo online:$89$83
RISPARMIO ONLINE$20$6

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prelievo gratuito al vostro hotel
  • Tour semi-privato
  • Monterey e Carmel
  • Fermata opzionale alla Half Moon Bay
  • Fermata opzionale a Santa Cruz
  • Minibus o Van per 13 passeggeri
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical
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