Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today’s Groupon to Gray Line San Francisco Sightseeing. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get one ticket to a bus tour of Carmel and Monterey Bay (up to a $70 value).
- For $65, you get two tickets to a bus tour of Carmel and Monterey Bay (up to a $140 value).
- For $90, you get two tickets to a bus tour of Carmel and Monterey Bay plus admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (up to a $180 value).<p>
Tours begin at 9:15 a.m. daily through October 31 and on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting November 1.
The friendly guides at Gray Line San Francisco whisk away visitors on extensive tours of Carmel and Monterey Bay that explore historic stops and picturesque coastal views of the Bay Area. On the 11-hour voyage, a plush bus shuttles groups of up to 54 scenery seekers through the seaside town of Santa Cruz, then down the 17-Mile Drive where gawkers can scope out magnificent views of historic golf courses, mansions, and sunbathing pebbles in Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. The tour continues on through Cannery Row in Monterey, an historic strip that pays homage to John Steinbeck for his eponymous novel, as well as Del Monte for his status as an elite canned-fruit baron, before proceeding to the quaint art-gallery district of Carmel. On the return trip, tourists experience a seamless transition from historic to futuristic as they cruise through Silicon Valley.
The playful creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium invite guests to indulge in the third option of this deal, which grants access to this aqueous playhouse and its various attractions. The water-bound jungle of animals and endangered pirate treasure is divided into habitats for easy navigation, and include creatures such as hammerhead sharks, seahorses, otters, and a giant pacific octopus.
San Francisco Sightseeing
California is full of scenic wonders, and few people have marveled at them longer than the guides and owners of San Francisco Sightseeing. Founded in 1911, the company provides motorcoach-based tours of the city and surrounding sights, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods, wine country, and Yosemite. Guides ferry people over the miles, giving them hours to wander outside the coach and pre-planned stops; Muir Woods excursions include a leisurely walk through the towering red wood forest, while wine country visits span nine hours of stops and tastings at various vineyards.
The company preserves the sights that make the tours specials, as well, through green practices meant to help sustain the environment at large. They retrofitted all of their motorcoaches with diesel particulate filters that greatly reduce emissions. They also fuel up their vehicles with ultra-low-sulfur diesel, a formula that, according to the EPA, could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 2.6 million tons a year and make baby animals 10% cuter if adopted nationwide.
San Francisco, California 94133