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Tours & Siteseeing

History buffs and nature lovers alike will find a wealth of tours to choose from in Carmel and Monterey. Delve into Carmel’s artistic heritage with a guided walking tour that showcases hidden courtyards, charming art galleries, and the town’s architectural gems.

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Alternatively, explore the stunning scenery of the Monterey Peninsula on a kayak tour, paddling alongside playful otters and marveling at the rugged coastline. Foodies can indulge in a culinary walking tour of Carmel, sampling delicious bites from local shops and restaurants while learning about the town’s culinary scene. For a thrilling adventure, embark on a whale watching excursion in Monterey Bay, where you might spot humpbacks, blue whales, and other majestic marine life.

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Carmel Tours

Offering online booking and reservations, many of the tours listed below are specially curated by Viator.com. Whether you’re interested in a walking tour of Carmel, a tour of museums or a bicycle tour along 17-mile Drive (electric bikes are available), these tours are designed with your preferences in mind. 

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Electric Bike Tour along 17-Mile Drive

This 2.5 hour bike tour takes you along 17-Mile Drive from the Pacific Grove gate to the "Lone Cypress." The e-bike will make the ride easy and allow you to focus on the impressive coastal landscape.

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Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour of Carmel

Hear stories about Carmel's history and see the highlights with a local guide! Click for availability and rates!

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Boat on the Ocean, California, United States

Monterey Whale Watching Tour

See whales, dolphins & more from multiple decks especially designed for whale watching. Tours are approx 2-3 hours in length.

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Wine Tours in Vintage VW Bus

Visit tasting rooms from Monterey to Carmel and Carmel Valley! This 4.5 hour tour lets you enjoy the wine in numerous locations. Best part - someone else does the driving!

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