Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose

By California Pacific Excursions
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Free cancellation available
Price is $385 per adult* *Get a lower price by selecting multiple adult tickets
per adult*
*Get a lower price by selecting multiple adult tickets
  • Free cancellation available
  • 8h
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  • Multiple languages

Transportation by driver guide using full size sedan car or SUV at additional cost. This is unique way of visiting one of the most scenic areas in the U.S. The driver guide will stop at places you wish to enjoy in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, River Inn, Pfeiffer state park of Coastal Redwoods, Nepenthe, McWay Falls and many other places. This is a private trip not a group tour. For the return trip, the driver guide will drop customers off at the Salinas Amtrak station for the Coast Starlight train at about 6:00 p.m. reaching San Jose Diridon station in an hour a half.

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Big Sur Monterey from San Jose
  • Activity duration is 8 hours8h8h
  • English

Pickup included

Starting time: 9:30 AM
Price details
$385.00 x 2 Adults$770.00

Price is $770.00
* Select 6 adult tickets to get our lowest price of $176 per adult
Until Fri, Mar 24

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedPrivate transportation
  • What's includedWhat's includedTrasnsportation by Town Car
  • What's includedWhat's includedWiFi on board
  • What's includedWhat's includedAir-conditioned vehicle
  • What's includedWhat's includedAll Fees and Taxes
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn trip ticket from Salinas to San Jose Diridon Station by Coast Starlight train
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedLunch
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedDinner
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedGratuity

Know before you book

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Covid-19 protocols are observed by our staff.

Activity itinerary

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • 30m

1) From San Jose - Total time 8 hours. Driver guide will pick you up at San Jose Diridon Station at about 9:30 a.m. Driving through Silicon Valley and The Redwoods you reach the coast at Santa Cruz. Along Highway 1 you go through Aptos, Capitola, and agricultural area to Elkhorn Slough and Moss Beach. Soon you are in Castroville driving through miles of artichoke and strawberry fields. Along the coast you see sand dunes on the west and Salinas Valley with the coastal mountain range to the east. Salinas River empties into Monterey Bay. Past California State University of Monterey in what used to be Fort Ord through Marina and Seaside you reach Monterey and Carmel by 11:30. Continue on Highway One through Point Lobos, Garrapata and Rocky Point to Bixby Bridge.

  • 2h

Further south you can wander in the Redwoods, have lunch at The River Inn or at Nepenthe or ask the driver to take you to any special place you want to see. By about 3:30 you return to Monterey. Time permitting you can take an alternate drive through 17 Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach.

Bixby Bridge
  • 15m

This iconic single span concrete bridge built during 1940s is seen in many movies and commercials. You stop at both ends for views and taking photos.

McWay Falls
  • 15m
  • Admission ticket included

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitized between use
Safety measures
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity location

    • Pfeiffer Big Sur Rd
    • 93920, Big Sur, California, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • 65 Cahill Street
    • 95110, San Jose, California, United States

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Reviewed on Viator
Oct 17, 2022
It was perfect, thats it, Carlos was a gem of a person, so professional, yet friendly. Other than performing his duties flawlessly, he wasnt overly charming to get gratuity brownie pts, thats what impressed me the most!

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Aug 13, 2022
Carlos was a terrific guide. Not being from the area, we didn’t know all the places to see and stop but he knew all the best spots and gave us a tour to remember.

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Aug 08, 2022
Perfect way to tour this beautiful Carmel-Big Sur area! Carlos was very kind and did an amazing job driving and taking us to all the beautiful places along the coast! We got soo many awesome pictures! The best part was seeing relaxing and enjoying the scenery and not having to drive!!

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
Jul 18, 2022
Comfort and convenience and the driver really knows where to go. We saw sights we would not have seen otherwise

5 out of 5


Reviewed on Viator
May 29, 2022
What an incredible tour! So many amazing views and things to do and see! Views were breath taking! Definitely would recommend this tour! 100% worth the price! And Carlos was absolutely fantastic! Cannot fault him, what an incredible man and tour guide! Thank you so much for a fabulous day :)

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