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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. 

Nuestro tour Monterey Explorer le llevará a lo largo de la Costa Pacífico de California, en su camino al histórico Monterey y el pintoresco Carmel-by-the-Sea (Carmel junto al mar), con un paseo a través de Pacific Grove entre estos dos puntos. La bahía de Monterey tiene una importancia geológica y biológica, con una increíble abundancia de vida marina, justo costa afuera en el Santuario Marino Nacional de la bahía de Monterey (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), el cual encierra 276 millas de la espectacular línea costera de California. La bahía de Monterey fue el sitio de los primeros europeos que visitaron la tierra que se convirtió en California. Muchas olas de caza de ballenas y pesca, a nivel industrial, explotaron el botín de la enorme trinchera submarina costa afuera. John Steinbeck (Uvas de Ira, Grapes of Wrath) creció en Salinas y pasó muchos de esfuerzos creativos, escribiendo acerca del área de Monterey en su libros Tortilla Flat (Tortilla Plana) y Cannery Row (que significa, literalmente, línea de enlatados o conservas).

Comenzará el día viajando hacia el sur sobre la famosa Autopista Costa Pacífico, Autopista 1 de California (si lo permite la niebla). Después haremos al menos una parada en Santa Cruz, para tomar un descanso, y haremos paradas opcionales para tomar fotografías a lo largo del camino. Usted podrá poner pie en el famoso Cannery Row de Monterey para tener la oportunidad de pasear entre las tiendas y conseguir un almuerzo de pescados y mariscos frescos. Si trae consigo su propio almuerzo, podría encontrar espacio para hacer un viaje corto al mundialmente famoso Acuario de Monterey (Monterey Aquarium) -cuota de admisión no incluida-. Después del almuerzo, seguiremos la línea costera a través del hermoso pueblo pequeño de Pacific Grove, sobre el camino a la Avenida Milla 17 (17 Mile Drive). Esta famosa vía dibuja su camino entre magníficos hogares, la espectacular línea costera, los greens y los tees de campos de golf famosos mundialmente, como Spyglass Hill, y entre el último bosque restante de una rara especie de árboles, el Ciprés de Monterey (Monterey Cypress), el cual es esculpido en formas caprichosas por la incansable brisa pacífica. El Ciprés Solitario (Lone Cypress) es un ejemplo muy conmovedor de uno de estos duros árboles que se aferran a la vida (últimamente, con la ayuda de la ingeniería humana) en un lugar aparentemente imposible. El camino termina en Pebble Beach Village, donde puede visitar la Tienda Pro (Pro Shop) y ver el famoso Hoyo 18, el cual tiene luces para jugar en la noche. (Cuando ha pagado tanto por las cuotas del campo de golf, ¡no se da por vencido cuando se va el sol en el hoyo 16!) A su llegada al encantador pueblo de Carmel-by-the-Sea (Carmel junto al mar), podrá explorar las tiendas boutique en Ocean Avenue o dejarse deslumbrar por la playa de arena blanca. Si hay tiempo e interés, podremos visitar la histórica Misión Carmel (Carmel Mission). Nuestro tour Monterey Explorer hace paradas cortas opcionales en la bahía Media Luna (Half Moon Bay) o Santa Cruz. Este tour es ajustable a sus propios intereses.

Tour Monterey Explorer - Tiempos aproximados

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Para el tour a Monterey y Carmel, pasamos por Usted a su hotel en San Francisco en el área del centro o Fisherman's Wharf.
9:00-12:00 AM
Comenzamos el tour a Monterey, conduciendo a lo largo de la Autopista 1 y observando la escarpada línea costera de California, con una parada para descansar en Davenport.
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Llegamos a Monterey, donde podrá pasearse por las tiendas y comer en uno de los muchos restaurantes del histórico Cannery Row. Ésta también será su oportunidad para visitar el Acuario de la Bahía de Monterrey (Monterey Bay Aquarium) -cuota de admisión no incluida-.
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Conducimos a través de Pacific Grove, conocido por sus mariposas monarca y sus casas victorianas de finales de siglo. Después seguimos la escénica Avenida Milla 17 (17-Mile Drive), a través del Bosque Del Monte (Del Monte Forest), de vista al legendario campo de golf Pebble Beach y el árbol Ciprés Solitario (Lone Cypress).
4:00 - 5:30 PM
La última porción de este tour toma lugar en el hermoso Carmel-by-the-Sea, donde podrá comprar en pequeñas boutiques y visitar las pintorescas galerías de arte y fotografía.
5:30 - 6:30 PM
El tour por Monterey y Carmel finaliza y nos dirigimos de regreso a San Francisco.
6:30 - 7:00 PM
Les dejamos en sus hoteles en San Francisco.

El tour Monterey Explorer está sujeto a las condiciones del clima y el tráfico.

Customer Reviews

Monterey & Carmel Explorer℠ Tour
– 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.
– Inderbir C. on 06/18/2018

Phil our tour conductor was an amazing person....we really enjoyed his company and the manner in which he conducted the tour.
– Yolanda E. on 06/18/2018

EXCELLENT NO COMPLAINTS STARTING WITH TEAKA MY "PERSONAL AGENT". SHE WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL PATIENT KNOWLEDGEABLE ADORABLE PATIENT SENSITIVE ARTICULATE PATIENT PROFESSIONAL. VERY FRIENDLY. THERE IS NONE LIKE TEAKA.
PRICE
Precios del Tour*Adultos (12+)Niños
Precio Regular:$159$119
Especial de Internet:$139$113
AHORRE EN LÍNEA$20$6

Precios del Tour*Adultos (12+)Niños
Precio Regular:$109$89
Especial de Internet:$89$83
AHORRE EN LÍNEA$20$6

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Le recogemos en su hotel en forma complementaria
  • Tour de lujo semi-privado
  • Monterey y Carmel
  • Parada opcional en la bahía Media Luna (Half Moon Bay)
  • Parada opcional en Santa Cruz
  • Minibús o camioneta de 13 pasajeros
  • Operador del tour: Extranomical
  • La narración del paseo es en ingles solamente
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