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Springtime in Monterey


Experience Cannery Row, 17 mile Drive and Carmel-by-the-Sea


  • Tour the famous 17 Mile Drive
  • Agriculture tour of the Salinas Valley
  • Gilroy Gardens' Circus Trees
  • 7 meals: 3 continental breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches
  • Door-to-door transportation to/from the Sports Leisure office
  • Travel with ease on this all-motor coach tour - no airports!
  • 1900/2200 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Begin with a ride aboard our comfortable motor coach bound for the coast. Enjoy a lavish brunch and the coastal drive down Highway 1, arriving in Monterey in the late afternoon. Your hotel offers a complimentary wine reception in the evenings. Victorian Inn - 3 nights (BR)

Day 2

Embark on an agricultural education driving tour of the Salinas Valley this morning. Your local guide worked as a scientist for the University of California Cooperative Extension Service in Salinas, conducting research in vegetable and wine grape production. During the tour observe field harvesting, land preparation, irrigation, and bountiful crops including lettuce, strawberries, celery, cauliflower, and artichokes. Sample fresh berries and fried artichokes along the way. Lunch is hosted at a famous seafood restaurant with the late afternoon and evening at your leisure on Cannery Row. (CB, L)

Day 3

Travel with a local guide from historic downtown and Cannery Row to the famous 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach to Carmel where lunch is served. In the afternoon enjoy some free time for shopping or wine tasting in this posh coastal community. (CB,L)

Day 4

At Gilroy Gardens you will be amazed at your unique docent-guided tour of the gardens and their 19 Circus Trees. Intricate grafting techniques resulted in woven wonders made from threads of living wood. Straight tree trunks and branches were carefully bent rather than cut, and became complex and compound designs in shapes like hearts, lightning bolts, basket weaves and rings. Stop for a hosted lunch on the way back to Sacramento, returning about 5:00 pm. (CB, L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


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