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“3 Day California Coastal Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Explore California - Private Day Tours

Explore California - Private Day Tours
1355 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #66 of 394 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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“3 Day California Coastal Tour”
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 what I had hoped for and more....Kelly our guide was great...couldnt do enough for us and was a font of knowledge. The trip was a good balance of travelling, sightseeing and your own time to explore. We stayed an extra night in Santa Barbara ..and I would recommend that. Lots to see but at same time a vibrant, relaxing beach city. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Explore California and Kelly to those who who want to explore this coast at leisure.

Visited March 2014
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Mittagong, Australia
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““Three Day California Coastal Tour” - Two Aussies”
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!

Visited February 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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“The best way to explore California!!”
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 time and tour time, with opportunities to explore on your own a bit. It was myself and an Australian couple on the tour and we got along wonderfully! I also recommend staying the night in Santa Barbara at the end of the tour - Explore California is very flexible with options!

Visited March 2014
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“Three Day California Coastal Tour”
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 (we're not exactly spring chickens) right down to the step to climb into the mini bus and helping reload our phone credit. The accommodation we chose was excellent and our luggage was always waiting for us when we arrived after exploring whatever town we were in. We were so lucky to have good weather - early November proved to be a winner for us. This is a highly recommended tour..we had a great time and felt safe in Kelly's capable hands at the wheel of the bus. If we ever did this trip again, we would like to spend a good half day in the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea as we felt there were so many delightful shops and cafes to spend time in.

Visited November 2013
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“Best Walking Food Tour EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Thank you Michael for allowing Jeanne give us a fabulous tour. She is a wealth of knowledge on history as well as food info. She took great care of us and gave us an unforgettable experience. We were blessed with incredible weather. I would HIGHLY recommend Explore SF to everyone! Well worth the time and money!

Visited September 2013
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