FAQ’s

How do I purchase tickets?

Advance ticket purchase is suggested so that we may best prepare for the size of the group.  Individual tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

What about a group tour?

Our specialty is personalized service and we would be happy to accommodate your group!  If you are 8 or more persons, we ask that you call us directly at 831-373-2813.  And if your group happens to be larger than 20 persons, we can accommodate!  But please do let us know in advance by calling this number.

What can I expect from the tour?

Our tours are fun and informative.  You will experience the sprit, characters and customs that make Carmel the unique place that it is. We’ll take you on an exploration of landmarks and off-the-beaten-path spaces, all the while sharing stories of Carmel’s rich history.  At the end of the two hours, you will feel like a local.

Are the tours strenuous?

Mostly, no.  Although Carmel does have its share of hills, narrow sidewalks and bumpy pavement.  We’ll walk at a leisurely pace and our guides are always sensitive to the varying needs of our guests.   Those requiring special assistance with mobility vehicles or strollers are welcome; as are those with service dogs.

How should I dress?

The weather can be variable in Carmel; it is one of the charms of this small city by the sea.  The locals know it is always best to dress in layers, and don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.
Note:  Our tour will take place, rain or shine.  Though in the event of an unexpected downpour, we’ll seek shelter in a wonderful nook.

Are dogs allowed?

Absolutely!  Carmel is one of the most dog friendly small cities in the country.  Well mannered pets are always welcome.

Where can I park?

Free, two-hour parking is available downtown and there is unlimited parking in the surrounding residential area.  Anything east of Junipero, south of 8th and north of 4th is considered residential.  There is a paid parking garage at Carmel Plaza; entrance is on the east side of Mission between Ocean & 7th Avenue.  There is also a free, municipal parking lot at the corner of 3rd & Torres.