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Big Sur Tours and More

48485 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9694
+1 831-241-2526
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A Must Do

We didn't take a tour but we drove. National Geographic lasts this as one of the top 50 drives on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Wonderful morning tour with Dave!

My husband, in-laws and I had a wonderful morning tour with Dave. He knew everything there was to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
New York City, New York
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Custom tours of California's Central Coast; don't be a tourist, be a traveler!
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48485 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9694
+1 831-241-2526
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't take a tour but we drove. National Geographic lasts this as one of the top 50 drives on planet earth and having done it I can see why. Around every corner is another spectacular view. Mountains, ocean, beautiful woods, breathtaking in every way....More

Thank OnTheRochs
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My husband, in-laws and I had a wonderful morning tour with Dave. He knew everything there was to know about Monterey/Big Sur area, with fun facts and jokes throughout. He personalizes each tour based on who he's with and the flow of the tour moves...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We still can't believe our luck to have not only discovered Dave's website, but also secured his services for a 5 hour never-to-be-forgotten tour from Monterey to Bixby Bridge. What made this tour so special and unique? First and foremost was Dave himself. A modest...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Minutes into meeting Dave, I felt that he was like a part of our family. I can't imagine anyone being more knowledgeable about the Big Sur. He treated us to interesting facts along the way and he really has lots of them. You can tell...More

Thank karenthetraveler2017
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I see so many good reviews on Dave I just hate to duplicate them.....what should I say, he is the messiah of Big Sur and Monterey...O.K., that may be a little heavy!! We had a great time and lunch by the Bay with Dave. He...More

Thank Wyatt L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Totally enjoyed our private tour with Dave. Not only were we treated to the sensory delights of the Big Sur area but it was like driving down the highway with a friend who had lived there forever. We could relax and enjoy the views. It...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Dave was extremely knowledgeable about the area (Monterey, Carmel, Pebble beach, etc.) and there was absolutely no way we would have been able to navigate the coastline and enjoy it with out a guide. I can not tell you how much I would recommend using...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I’d certainly recommend Dave if you want a private tour of the Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur area. We had a four hour tour from Monterey to Big Sur and back (taking in Carmel along the way) and Dave was a mine of information both about the local...More

Thank TimBarber
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We spent 10 days in California, and the tour with Dave was definitely one of the highlights of that time. My husband and I and our two teenagers thoroughly enjoyed seeing and hearing about Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, with Dave at the wheel. Conversation...More

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Have you ever experienced something and it literally changes you on the inside, for the better? That's the magic of Big Sur and the entire California Central Coastline!! While visiting the Monterey Peninsula & staying at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, I took the advice...More

Thank karenprincipato
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16 July 2016|
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Response from hawthornenepenthe | Property representative |
While a round trip from San Francisco can be done in one long day, I highly recommend staying overnight in Carmel or Monterey. Much to see and do there. Highway one is bank in the drive is quite smooth in the hands of a... More
12 September 2015|
Response from thefeff | Reviewed this property |
Here is his phone number. 831-241-2526