My fiance and I took the Monterey/Carmel tour with Great Pacific on July 5th. I was looking forward to the 17 mile drive and visit to Pebble Beach, but I read that this itinerary would be changed if there was a golf tournament, There was in fact a tournament the week I went, and I called Great Pacific to ask whether this part would be cancelled. Their staff contacted Pebble Beach first before giving me an answer and I was happy to hear we would take the 17 mile drive. They could have said anything to me, maybe even given me a wrong answer to get my money. But they didn't. They provided accurate, honest information and I really appreciated that.
Regarding the tour, I feel it was one of the best I have taken so far. Their mini bus was a clean new, 12 passenger model with very comfortable seats. All 12 seats were taken when we went, and I must say all of us passengers got along well. This is one of the advantages of a smaller, intimate vehicle. Even the ride home was fun, we all talked and joked. We couldn't have done that in one of those big buses.
Included with this tour was an excellent lunch at a quaint restaraunt in Carmel. The food was great. With the small van, we were able to stop at sights which I am sure those big buses couldn't go to.
Our driver was not one on those verbose guides talking incessently and throwing in a few hints about a tip. She was informative and a great listener too, taking our questions and providing very interesting tidbits of the sites. All of us left the tour very satisfied.
We were very happy that we went with Great Pacific on this tour. I am sure you will be just as satisfied if you went with them as well.
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