No trip to the Carmel area is complete without experiencing wine country or one of many tours that gives you a first-hand view of the scenic California coast. Be sure to make necessary arrangements ahead of time. It's going to be an unforgettable trip to Carmel! The Carmel Mission Inn is just minutes from fabulous wine tasting spots and Monterey Bay tours.
Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room
53 East Carmel Valley Rd.
Family-owned & renowned for their Diamond T Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs Very fine wines from Santa Lucia Highlands & Carmel Valley Appellations
Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit either the Monterey Wine Country (Salinas, Carmel Valley) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include the Monterey Peninsula (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel) or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and can be customized to your interests, offering both half and full day excursions. Our guides are friendly and knowledgeable with extensive backgrounds in the agriculture and the wine industry.
Carmel's famous guided tour. Stroll through secret pathways, hidden courtyards, award-winning gardens, and by enchanting fairytale cottages, the homes, haunts, and history of artists, writers and movie stars.
Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old Monterey. Once the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks. Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings. This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen.
See the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula including 17-Mile Drive through the eyes of Hollywood. Visit sites where movies were filmed and watch the actual scene on overhead monitors in a luxury tour coach. Daily and specially scheduled group tours available.
Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”. We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat. We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards, Joullian Vineyards and Georis Winery. Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien. You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected.
Let our courteous staff know if you have any questions about area wineries or tours and call (800) 348-9090 for rates and availability.