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Explore California - Private Day Tours

1355 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #58 of 325 Activities in San Francisco
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Owner description: Tour company specializing in small group tours. We offer day trips to Napa/Sonoma, Monterey/Carmel, SF City Tours, and Yosemite. We also offer a 3 Day/2 Night tour from San Francisco-Los Angeles down US1, the Pacific Coast Highway, where you well see all the sights (Santa Cruz, Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Solvang, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I just completed the California Coastal tour with Adam as our guide. I had an excellent time and would absolutely recommend this trip. There were 6 people total on the trip (myself, my friend, and 2 lovely Australian couples.) You will cover a lot of ground and Adam was an extremely knowledgeable and accommodating guide. I would definitely take another... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Kelly was a great tour guide with a fantastic knowledge of the area. She knew of great place to stop along the way from San Fran to LA. Artichoke bread Kelly spoke about from a little bakery in the middle of know where was sensational. Being in a small vehicle we could access areas big tour buses couldn't . Kelly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Myself and wife (we are from Canada) took the 3 day coastal trip from SF to LA with Kelly who was our guide and driver. She made our trip exciting and shared her vast knowledge of the coast and also had a good sense of humour. The trip was well planned and it is a great way to explore the... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We booked a private day trip with Explore California to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium and neighboring attractions. Kelly at Explore California was great to work with in planning our day. Tony was our tour guide and driver and was very personable and accommodating. We spent about four hours at the aquarium in Monterey. After that we walked through the... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just completed a 3 day tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Adam as our guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and conscientious. We traveled in a van with two other couples. Stops along the way were well planned for comfort. Overnight accommodations were good. We chose the comfort level option - the mid-range option. We saw spectacular views... More

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Kings Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I just completed 3 private day tours (5/3, 5/5 and 5/7/14) with Kelly English and Explore California while vacationing in the San Francisco area. Day 1 was a beautiful coastal drive to Monterey and Carmel, day 2 was Muir Woods National Park and the town of Sausalito and day 3 was wine country. Kelly is upbeat, personable,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I was visiting San Francisco for a week at the end of March and wanted a 3/4 days travelling down the California Coast with my son who is a student in SF. I wanted something we would both enjoy...no driving for me....and a good insight into this beautiful coast without any hassle for either of us. This trip was exactly... More

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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Can thoroughly recommend the 3 day coastal trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara; it was well organised and informative with some truly majestic scenery on the way. Kelly, our guide, was vivacious, knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs. Suggest a motel upgrade in Cambria, but otherwise well worth the experience!

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The 3 day coastal trip is the best way to take in the cute coastal towns, the epic highway 1 views and the off-the-beaten-path stops from SF to LA. It's fun to have a small group tour and everything organized for you, so all you have to do is take it all in. There is a perfect amount of free... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is a fantastic 3 day trip from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. It was exactly what we wanted. Kelly picked us up from our hotel in San Francisco and her knowledge of her home ground and experience in all the things to do, the sights to see and the places to eat was excellent. She showed us such consideration... More

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