10 to 12 hours private trip in an SUV, 1 to 6 persons.
Silicon Valley Monterey Big Sur Private Charter with a chauffeured car, you can go at your own pace and spend as much time as you like. There is no need to worry about which routes to take or drive around seeking parking or rest stops. These trips are not on a large vehicle with many participants and fixed timed stops. Just you and your family or friends. The driver guide can make stops at your convenience within ten hours time.
You have a choice of following two
1.BIG SUR / SILICON VALLEY
Big Sur / Silicon Valley Private Charter, you will see
1. META / Facebook, Menlo Park. Picture stop. 10 mins. 2. Stanford University, Palo Alto. Historic Campus. Walk around The Chapel etc. 30 mins. 3. APPLE, Cupertino for the futuristic spaceship campus from the terrace 45 mins. 4. Driving through Redwoods to Santa Cruz then to Castroville. 5. Garrapata State Park, Rocky Point. 6. Stop at Bixby Bridge 20 mins. 7. Hurricane Point, Point Sur Lighthouse. 8. Big Sur River Inn or stop for refreshments. 9. Nepenthe / Phoenix / Café Kevah overlooking Pacific Ocean, About an hour. 10. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park for about an hour walk in the Redwoods. 11. Return through Monterey, Prunedale, Gilroy and Morgan Hill.
2.SILICON VALLEY / MONTEREY CARMEL
MONTEREY / CARMEL / SILICON VALLEY you will see
1. META / Facebook, Menlo Park. Picture stop. 10 mins. 2. Stanford University, Palo Alto. Historic Campus. Walk around The Chapel etc. 30 mins. 3. APPLE, Cupertino for the futuristic spaceship campus from the terrace 45 mins. 4. Driving through Redwoods to Santa Cruz then to Castroville. 5. Through Fort Ord to historic Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf 6. Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove. 7. 17 Mile Drive, Cypress Point, Pebble Beach Golf Course etc 8. Carmel by the Sea – central area. 9. Carmel Mission 10. Return through Monterey, Prunedale, Gilroy and Morgan Hill.
*We can take you to wineries in Monterey and Carmel Valley instead of places mentioned above.
You can also spend whole 10 hours at one place.
Cost of 10-hour trip – from $875 plus $25 additional per person. Private trip in an SUV, 1 to 6 persons.
1 person $875 / 2 people $900 / 3 people $925 / 4 people $950 / 5 people $975 / 6 people $990. $95 each additional hours for more than 10 hours. It will take an additional two hours from San Francisco to see all three places, Silicon Valley, Monterey, and Big Sur.
San Francisco, San Jose, and other hotel, Airbnb, and private residence pickup and dropoff and tax are included. Gratuity for the driver is not included.
Private Charter visits Berkeley and Oakland to explore California history, arts and culture.
The East Bay is the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and includes cities along the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. The region has grown to include inland communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. With a population of roughly 2.5 million in 2010, it is the most populous subregion in the Bay Area. Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay and the third largest in the Bay Area. The city serves as a major transportation hub for the U.S. West Coast, and its port is the largest in Northern California. – From Wikipedia.
This private charter can take you to places such as Treasure Island, Pixar Animation Studios, UC Berkeley Campus with Redwoods trees, Oakland Museum of California, Jack London Square, Berkeley’ BAMPFA, Blue Bottle coffee headquarters, Amoeba Records, Telegraph Avenue, Metallica Mansion in El Cerrito, Tesla factory in Fremont many places of your choice.
With a chauffeured car, you can go at your own pace and spend as much time as you like. There is no need to worry about which routes to take or driving around seeking for parking, rest stops, or waiting on the street for an Uber driver who just happens to be nearby. These trips are not on a large vehicle with many participants, fixed timed stops. Just you and your family or friends. This is a safe and comfortable way to explore. Let us know where you would like to visit in San Francisco East Bay. Because this is a private tour, it is much easier to make stops as needed.
Charter cost start from $80 an hour for 1 to 4 people minimus 5 hours~
Cost includes hotel pick up and drop off and tax. Oakland Bay Bridge Toll is not included.
Please note that it takes at least 30 minutes each way to go to the East Bay from the San Francisco Downtown hotels across the Bay Bridge, so 5 hours equals 4 hours in the East Bay. However, the scenery crossing the Oakland Bay Bridge is spectacular!
Emeryville – 21 miles from San Francisco International Airport offers decent accommodations near the Amtrak Station and Bay Street where they have a lot of shops and restaurants, and it’s a convenient location to go to San Francisco sightseeing, Napa Valley, Yosemite by San Joaquin Train, or go to Big Sur and Monterey, then to Los Angeles by Coast Starlight Train. We recommend the following five Emeryville hotels near Bay Street:
Monterey – Big Sur – Hearst Castle Private Car Tours From San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, Salinas, Carmel
These are individual private day trips in a town car or an SUV for your own party of one to six persons. You go to unusual places at your own pace spending the time you want. With a chauffeur driven car, no worry about which roads to take and spending time looking for suitable parking, rest stops etc. These trips are not on a large vehicle with many participants, fixed timed stops and narration. Just you with family or friends. An experienced local resident would be the driver for your personal requirements.
Cost is $95 an hour for a town car for 1 to 4 persons or 2 adults and 2 children. $125 an hour for Luxury Vehicle like Volvo or BMW. For 5 to 6 adults you would need an SUV at $125 an hour. Minimum 4 to 8 hours From Monterey area
*From San Francisco including hotel pick up and drop off for $950 for 1 to 4 people. 5 to 6 people is $1,250 including tax. Minimum10 hours
Rates updated June 28th, 2022
Because this is a private tour, not a large bus tour, it is much easier to make stops as needed.
1. ESSELEN – Continent’s edge crashing into The Pacific at The Big Sur *option to add Hearst Castle. 6 to 9 hours.
The Big Sur along Pacific Coast Highway One is one of the most scenic and unforgettable places in North America. Main stops are the iconic Bixby Bridge, Big Sur River Inn, Pfeiffer Sate Park Coastal Redwoods and The Nepenthe for late lunch or refreshments and to gaze at the incredible Pacific Ocean. Other viewpoints are: Rocky Point, Hurricane Point and Point Sur Lighthouse, McWay Falls. *Option to add Hearst Castle.
2. OHLONE – Monterey San Juan Bautista Mission and Moss Landing, 4 to 5 Hours.
Along Fort Ord, California State University, Monterey Bay and Castroville drive through fields of artichokes, avocadoes, strawberries, and lettuce. At Prunedale turn north and go through the avenue of eucalyptus trees then turn east to San Juan Bautista. Walk around this small town located on the San Andreas Fault. Visit the Mission that was built in 1798. You may remember the Bell Tower in the movie VERTIGO by Alfred Hitchcock filmed during the 1960s. Then driving west on country roads and through small towns like Logan, Aromas and Pajaro reach Watsonville on Highway 1. Salinas river empties into Monterey Bay near Elkhorn Slough. With two giant chimneys of the power plant behind you gaze over the tranquil sea on the cusp of Monterey Canyon, nearly 12,000 feet (3,600 meters) one of the deepest ocean canyons on the West Coast. You may want to stop at Moss Landing Harbor for seafood at Phil’s Fish Market or one of other local places or wait for a unique meal at The Giant Artichoke in Castroville. Driving through fields and sand dunes head to Fort Ord, Marina on the way back to Monterey.
3. SALINAN – Monterey River, Mountains, Wine and Farms – 4 to 6 hours.
Going inland past the airport on River Road south in Salinas Valley with mountains of Santa Lucia to the west and Gabilan to the east drive along Salinas river that flows north irrigating The Salad Bowl of the World, about a quarter million acres of tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, wine grapes etc. and flower greenhouses.
Names like Tanimura and Matsui are from early 20th century Japanese immigrant farmers. For wine there are three distinct AVA areas – Arroyo Seco, Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey producing some of the best wines in California. Stops will be made for wine tasting, at a vegetable packing shed and National Steinbeck Center (except on Mondays and Tuesdays) and for lunch at Main Street in Oldtown.
4. PORTOLA, CROCKER & Co. – Monterey. Del Monte, Pacific Grove, Asilomar, Pebble Beach, Carmel – 4 hours.
This drive starts where Monterey begins on Del Monte Avenue, next to the old Hotel Del Monte now the site of Naval Post Graduate School. Going through old town Monterey, by Fisherman’s Wharf, see The Cannery Row, then flower gardens of Pacific Grove. Past Asilomar Beach enter 17 Mile Drive to view the ocean crashing into the rocks, various mansions and manicured golf courses, The Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach. Next visit the idyllic small-town Carmel with its boutiques, art galleries and many restaurants. Driving by Carmel Mission you return to Monterey.
The names of these trips, OHLONE, SALINAN and ESSELEN are of the native tribes that were in this area for millenniums
Monterey Private Car Tours:
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Big Sur Monterey Scenes Tour – California Coast 2 or 3 days – option to go Hearst Castle
Big Sur is one of the ten most scenic shore lines in the U.S. Along the California Pacific Coast Highway One south of Monterey is the iconic Bixby Bridge, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, The Coastal Redwoods at Pfeiffer State Park and the fabled Nepenthe. You may recognize some of the places from old Hollywood films such as The Sandpiper with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Currently some of the scenery can be seen on Big Little Lies on HBO. You can visit this unique area and see Monterey on a one-day trip or even stay a night.
Scenic Monterey & Carmel By The Sea
Big Sur, Coastal Redwoods and Bixby Bridge California Coast
2 Days / 1 Night
Can add extra nights
Round trip from San Jose or Monterey and Carmel
From San Francisco or Oakland at *additional cost.
Day 1: San Jose to Santa Cruz to Monterey. 154 miles
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 to Bixby Bridge.
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. Check in to stay the night.
Return from Monterey to San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco. 75 to 110 miles:
At about 5:00 p.m. car transfer to Salinas station for Coast Starlight Northbound train to San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco arriving at about 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Option to go to Los Angeles on day 2. 356 miles.
Transfer to Salinas to board Coast Starlight train leaving at 11:48. Going through agricultural area of Monterey County you go via Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo. Continue via the beautiful coast through Santa Barbara arriving in Los Angeles by 9:00 p.m.
Points of Interest:
Silicon Valley *Santa Cruz *Capitola * Gilroy – San Andreas Fault * Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing where Salinas River empties in to Monterey Bay * Strawberry and artichoke farms stretching miles. * Bixby Bridge * Big Sur whose famous residents include Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac. * Giant Coastal Redwoods. *Historic Monterey. *Carmel by the Sea. *Pebble Beach.
Rates : Big Sur Monterey 2 days Tour – Tour Code: SM1M
Available all year: Almost daily. Round Trip or One Way Transportation and Big Sur Monterey trip:
Cost from San Jose hotels or Diridon Station at 9:30 a.m. The cost of the hotel in Monterey area is not included in the rate. From San Francisco or Oakland is additional $38 per person by train. Discount may be available. Please ask us for details
(Cost per person in brackets) Tax included
Cost from Monterey or Carmel ( hotel pick up and drop off included )
(Cost per person in brackets) Tax included
Train fare is based on coach. Business class will be additional $50 to $70 Updated on May 18th, 2022
*Plushotel room from $100 to $400+ in Monterey or Carmel or Salinas. Cost depends on availability and the prevailing rate at the hotel of your choice. We can reserve the room for you or you can book directly.
Big Sur Monterey California Coast 2 days Tour includes:
Transportation from San Jose or Monterey and Carmel by experienced driver-guided tours of Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Highway #1, Bixby Bridge, Coastal Redwoods, Nepenthe, Train ticket down to Los Angeles or back to San Francisco or San Jose, Fuel charge, Tax. Additional costs payable direct are driver’s gratuity and other personal expenses.
Transportation is provided by companies under contract to us. They are fully licensed by California Public Utility Commission. They carry required insurance and comply with USDOT and CHP safety requirements.
To check availability or have any questions, please contact us or submit the following request form. We will get back to you within 24 hours on weekdays 48 hours on weekends. There is no need to provide credit card information at this time.