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Address: Carmel, CA 93921
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Secrets courtyards of Carmel by the Sea

I been in Carmel by the Sea a couple of times but never took a walking tour of the town. It really make a big difference, I can't explained how I had missed those enchanted... read more

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I been in Carmel by the Sea a couple of times but never took a walking tour of the town. It really make a big difference, I can't explained how I had missed those enchanted places. Our guide shared a wealth of information and walked onto places that her wise I would have missed it. Great tour and I highly... More 

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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Kelly Steele, was charming and so very knowledgeable about the history and evolution of Carmel-by-the-sea having grown up here. We got a terrific overview of the town and saw many of the intimate privately-owned public spaces as we walked from street to street. I would highly recommend this outing to all visitors

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

I will pass on your wonderful comment to Kelly. He loves sharing his town with visitors. More thanks Gael More 

sacramento
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time taking this tour and with a different guide almost everything was different.

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

Yes all of our guides speak from their hearts as they share the wonders of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gael took us through hidden passageways, into courtyards, galleries, a church, and hotels we never would have found on our own. She made our trip to Carmel unforgettable!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gail did a wonderful job explaining all the nuances of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Great way to get to know the town on the first day of our visit.

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. At every footstep there is sometjing fun to discover here. I'm glad you enjoyed our CARMEL WALK. our goal is to enhance your visit!. All smiles Gael More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Gael was an excellent tour guide, sharing many nooks and crannies of Carmel By The Sea, with lots of interesting anecdotes. We were lucky enough to see Steven Whyte, the sculptor, working in his studio. You could tell that Gael was familiar to the local shop owners. The best part of our tour is that we were the only ones... More 

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

Indeed we always try to focus our tour options on the guests interests. Finding artists on site always a treasure. Thanks for your review. I enjoyed walking with you! All smiles Gael More 

Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Very knowledgeable and fun!! The guide Gail really knew her history and made the tour extremely interesting!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review! I'm glad you enjoyed it. All smiles Gael ( your guide) More 

Scottsdale
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Gael's detailed explanation of Carmel's history will stick with me forever. Her moderately paced tour covered a lot of charming back alleys and lovely gardens. Well worth the price and time.

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

It was great walking through the courtyards and passageways with you! Lots more to see.... watch for new Carmel tour for those that have been here before... I appreciate your comments. All thanks and smiles Gael More 

California, United States
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Gail was an amazing guide. Very informative! We wove our way through alleyways and gardens and got a great feel for the lovely town! Strongly recommend!!!!!

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

Thnaks so much. It was a pleasure exploring this fascinating "village: with you . Please watch for my BEEN HERE BEFORE TOUR More 

Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very educational and we learned a lot about Carmel and walked through its nooks and crannies. We were also lucky enough to meet a few artists as well.

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Gael G, Owner at Carmel Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for joining a Carmel Walk! We strive to enhance your visit. Thanks for your comment... we hope to see you again ...there is more to see and learn More thanks and smiles Gael More 

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