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Private Monterey / Carmel Tour

Totally Customized Your Way!

Totally Customized Your Way. Separate Tour Guide From Driver. Tour Guide Consultation. Monterey Aquarium Option

Tour Description

Private 10-Hour Motor Coach, Shuttle Bus or Shuttle Van Tours

Take a private tour of Monterey/Carmel in your native language in either a motor coach, a shuttle bus or a 12-passenger luxury shuttle van with leather seating. Enjoy all of the great sights of Monterey and Carmel in a private setting. Work with our experienced, professional Tour Guides or driver-guides (for the money-saver tours) to customize your tour anyway you like.

  • Choose your own tour times
  • Change the itinerary!
  • Free San Francisco Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Free Refreshments (bottled water)
  • Bathrooms on board available by request for buses
  • Separate Tour Guide from Driver (Shuttle/Bus Tours Only)

Private Tour Quote Process

  • 1 You inform us all of the details.
  • 2 We Send you a professional looking quote (via PDF).
  • 3 Once Booked, we will send a receipt for your records.
  • 4 Tour Guide will contact you about your private tour needs.

* All private tour quotes are returned back to you within 2 hours!
* All quotes are in professional looking PDF’s.
* Paid invoices will also be furnished too!

Private Monterey Tour Benefits

  • Tour Guide Consultation: As part of the package price, our Tour Guide will help plan your Monterey/Carmel tour itinerary. They will recommend unique stops that you might not do on a regular tour as well as great places to stop for lunch either in Monterey or Carmel. You will get to know your Tour Guide in advance before you even arrive in San Francisco.
  • Choose Your Own itinerary: Your assigned Monterey Tour Guide will give you a call to discuss the itinerary as well as coordinate any reservations needed for your custom tour. Your Tour Guide will provide useful information and tips about Monterey before you arrive and suggest stops and activities that are right for you. With so many exciting things to see and do in Monterey and Carmel, a private tour is the best way to fully take advantage of all of your options.
  • Stop on the Fly: If you see something you like on your tour…stop the van! Our Tour Guides and drivers are ready to change course on your command.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off: Hotel pick-up works great for private tours because you don’t stop at other hotels to pickup other customers.
  • Move faster: Private tours tend to move along quicker because the group is smaller and you enjoy the benefit of knowing everyone on board.
  • 17-Mile Drive (Add-on) option: For only $6 per person added to the flat rate pricing (below) you can add a visit to the scenic 17-Mile Drive, with stops such as the Lone Cypress, Ghost Tree, and the Pebble Beach golf course.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (Add-on) option: For only $30 per person added to the flat rate pricing (below) you can add a visit to Monterey’s world famous aquarium. This is an amazing stop! Please make sure to request this in advance.
  • Airport pick-up available: Provided that your San Francisco tour is the same day as your flight, we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel to drop off your stuff and then start the tour for an additional $150.

  • 17-Mile Drive – (Add-on) option

    17-Mile Drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – (Add-on) option

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Cannery Row

    Cannery Row
  • Carmel Mission

    Carmel Mission

Flat Rate Pricing:

Private Tour Rates: (Based on 10-Hour Tours)

*Private Shuttle Tours have both a separate Tour Guide and Driver.*

  • 1-10 People: $1500 Shuttle
  • 11-20 People: $1750 Shuttle
  • 21-40 People: $2050 Shuttle
  • 41-47 People: $2300 Motor Coach
  • 48-55 People: $2500 Motor Coach

Smaller Van (Money Saver) Private Tours: (Based on 10-Hour Tours)

*The money-saver tours use a Driver who is also your Tour Guide.*

  • 1-5 People: $900 Shuttle
  • 6-7 People: $1000 Shuttle
  • 8-12 People: $1100 Shuttle

Languages available for Private tours: (Add $150 for Foreign Language Guide)

*The money-saver tours use a Driver who is also your Tour Guide.*

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Others possible (please inquire)

Many Bus Styles & Options:

Example Itinerary

  • Pickup from your San Francisco hotel
  • Pacific Ocean drive to Monterey
  • Pigeon Point Lighthouse – Photo stop
  • Monterey Historic District – Guided walk
  • Cannery Row – Guided walk; lunch & shopping
  • Monterey Aquarium Option
  • 17-Mile Drive – (plus Pacific Grove!)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea – Guided walk; lunch & shopping
  • Carmel Mission – Photo stop
  • SF Hotel Drop-off