HALF DAY VAN TOUR OPTIONS

Half-day tours (3 - 4 hours) range in cost from $85 - $145/adult and $65-$75/child (5 - 16 years old). There is a minimum requirement of two guests and a maximum of 8 guests (10-12 if the entire group knows each other). Covid-19 safety protocols required (see FAQ’s).

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Cancellation Policy:

High Season (April 1 - November 30)
Monday-Thursday: Seven Days from Date of Tour (75% Non-Refundable)
Friday-Sunday & Holidays: 30 Days Prior to Date of Tour (75% Non-Refundable)

Low Season (December 1 - March 31)
Monday-Thursday: Three Days from Date of the Tour (75% Non-Refundable)
Friday-Sunday & Holidays: 14 Days Prior to Date of Tour (75% Non-Refundable)

See the 2021 calendar or contact Ag Venture Tours & Consulting for blackout dates.

Tours Include:

We will pick you up and return you to your local hotel or residence. Individual rates include transportation in a safe, clean and comfortable 14-passenger van, expert guide service and commentary, wine tasting fees, entry fees, and an exclusive, educational vineyard walk on all wine tasting tours. Maps and literature for each guest are included with each tour. Ag Venture Tours & Consulting is a full-service tour operator with over 20 years of experience that can organize any tour that you may be interested in. All tours are designed to be fun and educational. Wine tasting tours may range in cost based on which wineries we visit.

Gift certificates starting from $85/person are available for any of our tour options.

Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tour (Half-Day)

  • Safe, clean and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Choice of 10:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Pickup at your local hotel or residence in the Monterey Peninsula region
  • Individual tour ranges in cost from $85 - $120/adult & $65/child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Visit 2-3 tasting rooms (Bernardus and Ingrid’s Vineyard walk featured). Outdoor tastings
  • Additional $20/person fee to add an assorted cheese tray and/or chocolate truffles to this tour
  • Within 48 hours, please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tour Booking Link - Half Day - Morning

Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tour Booking Link - Half Day - Afternoon

Tasting rooms can include:

Bernardus tasting room CVB

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  • Albatross Ridge
  • Bernardus
  • Big Sur Winery
  • Boekenoogen
  • Cowgirl Winery
  • Seabold Cellars
  • Georis
  • I. Brand & Family Wines
  • Joullian Vineyards
  • Joyce Family Wines
  • Massa Estate
  • Morgan
  • Scratch
  • Parsonage
  • Windy Oaks

VIP / Behind the Scenes, Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tour (Half-Day)

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  • Safe, clean and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Scheduled for 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Pickup at your local hotel or residence in the Monterey Peninsula region
  • Individual tour ranges in cost from $145 - $165/adult, $75/child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Visit Folktale Winery for an educational winery tour, vineyard walk, and wine tasting
  • Visit one additional tasting room. Outdoor tastings
  • Please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting
  • Additional $20/person fee to add an assorted cheese tray and/or chocolate truffles to this tour

Tasting rooms can include:

  • Albatross Ridge
  • Bernardus
  • Big Sur Winery
  • Boekenoogen
  • Cowgirl Winery
  • Seabold Cellars
  • Georis
  • I. Brand & Family Wines
  • Joullian Vineyards
  • Joyce Family Wines
  • Massa Estate
  • Morgan
  • Scratch
  • Parsonage
  • Windy Oaks

Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Tasting Tour (Half-Day)

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Ag Venture Tours

  • Safe, clean, and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Scheduled for 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Pickup at your local hotel or residence in Santa Cruz County (additional cost for pickup outside Santa Cruz County)
  • Individual tour ranges in cost from $105 - $115/adult, $75/child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Visit three wineries (vineyard walk at selected locations) or tasting rooms. Outdoor tastings
  • Within 48 hours, please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

Tasting Rooms Can Include:

  • Alfaro Vineyards
  • Bargetto
  • Beauregard
  • Burrell School
  • Byington
  • Cooper-Garrod
  • David Bruce
  • Hallcrest / Organic Wine Works
  • Loma Prieta
  • MJA Vineyards
  • Nicholson
  • Pichetti
  • Ridge Vineyards
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
  • Savannah-Chanelle
  • Silver Mountain
  • Skov
  • Soquel Vineyards
  • Storr's Winery
  • Testarossa
  • Vino Cruz
  • Windy Oaks

Salinas Valley Agricultural Education Tour (Half-Day)

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  • Safe, clean, and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Choice of 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (preferred) or 1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m
  • Tour departs from Pezzini Farms Artichokes, 460 Nashua Road, Castroville
  • Individual tour costs $85/adult, $65/child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Within 48 hours, please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting.
  • Additional $15/couple fee to add deep fried artichoke hearts or an artichoke cupcake to this tour
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Learn all about the Salinas Valley agriculture industry -- otherwise known as the "Salad Bowl of the World.” Observe vegetable field harvesting and packing, irrigation, planting, and organic farming (lettuce, broccoli, artichokes, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, grapes, etc.) -- over 40 different crops! Our experienced, knowledgeable guide can answer all your questions. Learn where your fresh food comes from. A walking tour of Pezzini Farms Artichokes is included on this tour.

Salinas Valley Agricultural Education Tour Booking Link - Half Day

Monterey Peninsula Sightseeing Tour (Half-Day)

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  • Safe, clean and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Choice of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Pickup at your local hotel or residence in the Monterey Peninsula region
  • Individual tour costs $85/Adult, $65/Child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Within 48 hours, please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting
  • Pebble Beach 17 Mile Drive entry fee included

Tour includes sightseeing and local points of interest in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach (17 Mile Drive), and Carmel. Several stops will be made to learn about local history, marine biology, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Monterey Peninsula Sightseeing Tour Booking Link - Half Day

Big Sur Sightseeing Tour (Half-Day)

Big Sur coastline CVB

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Ag Venture Tours

  • Safe, clean and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Choice of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Pickup at your local hotel or residence in the Monterey Peninsula region
  • Individual tour costs $85/Adult, $65/Child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Within 48 hours, please schedule this tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting
  • Additional $40 fee to visit Pfeiffer Beach
Sea otter CVB

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Tour includes a sightseeing drive along the Big Sur coast with several stops (Bixby Creek Bridge, Hurricane Point, Nepenthe, and Big Sur Lodge) to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Redwood trees nature walk and marine wildlife also included.

Big Sur Sightseeing Tour Booking Link - Half Day

Santa Cruz Sightseeing Tour (Half-Day)

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Ag Venture Tours

  • Safe, clean, and disinfected Ford Transit van
  • Choice of 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Pick up at your local hotel or residence in Santa Cruz County (additional cost for pick up outside Santa Cruz County
  • Individual tour costs $85/adult, $65/child (5-16 years old)
  • Additional $30 fuel fee for tours less than 4 guests
  • Please schedule this half-day tour directly with Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

Tour includes sightseeing and local points of interest in Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Felton. Several stops will be made to learn about local history, marine biology, and the redwood forest.

Wine Tasting Lectures

Fun and educational wine tasting lectures can be organized for groups of 8 or more. Lectures feature either the Monterey Wine Country or the Santa Cruz Mountains and will be customized for your group and location. All Covid-19 safety protocols must be followed during the lectures.

Van Transportation

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Ag Venture Tours

Our 14 passenger van is available for hire for local events, dinner parties, weddings, and shuttles. $110/hour (minimum of three hours) plus 20% gratuity. All Covid-19 safety protocols must be followed while in the van.

Van transportation for dinners, parties, local events, weddings & shopping also available.

$110 per Hour + 20% Gratuity, Three-Hour Minimum.

 

 

Gift certificates starting from $85/person are available for any of our tour options.

Contact us for details about our Monterey County and Caramel Valley tours. We proudly offer our tours throughout Monterey Bay and the surrounding areas.