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Best of Monterey/Carmel, Part 1: Cannery Row to Big Sur

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Called the most beautiful meeting of land and water on the face of the earth, Monterey Bay, the legendary coast, and sun-drenched Carmel Valley mark a convergence of currents, cultures, and creators that make the area one of the country's most fascinating places. Join us for an immersion in the history, the ecology, the arts, the wine and the magic of Monterey.


• Meet John Steinbeck and visit iconic Cannery Row and the Steinbeck Museum as well as the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
• Study winemaking at a classic winery surrounded by verdant vineyards.
• Experience the drama and beauty of Big Sur on a scenic ride along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Program Notes

You may also enjoy a companion to this program, "Best of Monterey/Carmel Part 2: Pt.Lobos to Steinbeck Country" (#15646).

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Minimal walking along flat terrain.

Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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