“My lifelong dream was to move to the Monterey Coast.”~Dave Engelberg
“Dreams are best shared.” ~William Randolph Hearst
Thank You Dave for such an amazing tour. My Husband and I would not have been able to enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular views of Big Sur had we tried to explore it on our own. Your Professionalism, Knowledge, and engagement with us exceeded our...More
Dave picked us up in his car that was very clean and comfortable. It was a wonderful tour of the Big Sur coast! Dave knew the best places along the highway to stop - many of which we would have missed, if we had been...More
Lovely gallery featuring many interesting paintings, sculptures, furniture and accessories. The owner who greeted us was a warm and lovely lady, and we enjoyed talking to her very much. Highly recommend that you stopover if you're in the vicinity.
We went on an all day trip from Monterey to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon with our guide & driver, Dave Engelberg. We drove along scenic route 1, stopping along the way to eat breakfast at a beautiful restaurant with ample & delicious selections....More
Dave gave us a great tour of Big Sur. He is very knowledgeable about the area. Dave drove us from Monterey to the Hearst Castle. We made numerous stops and Dave pointed out the many great views. He took us many places that we would...More
If you want to see Big Sur but don't want to drive so you can see the scenery better and take photos get in touch with Dave. He is a friendly guy and will tailor the trip to suit your interests. It's a good idea...More
Big Sur is it's own special place. Where the mountains meet the ocean. There is so much to do in Big Sur if you are into hiking, camping, staying in amazing hotels, eating amazing food and spending time at the beach. The view are breathtaking...More
Dan Engelberg is a terrific guide he knows what times to go to avoid traffic exactly what spots along the way to stop and is an entertaining driver knows so much about the area and it’s famed history. It was a highlight of my trip...More
|“For first time travelers and those on tight schedules, BigSurToursandMore is perfect. So much more of our beautiful area can be seen with Dave. He knows and appreciates Monterey County and its uniqueness. The Big Sur coast is sure to be a highlight of their trip”.|
|Lisa Budlong , Carmel Chamber of Commerce|
“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”
‘Never had the chance to read the book, still busy writing it.’ Dave Engelberg
L.A. native, traveled Highway 1 since 1969, Monterey resident since 2004.
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It’s all about you! I’m behind the wheel but this is YOUR tour. I take the time to know you through conversations and email. You make the choices.
I don’t put groups together. Ideal for two or three people. Tours are conversational, unscripted, and the landscape exciting.
Let me share with you our local galleries, restaurants and points of interest…Ventana, Bixby Bridge, the River Inn and Bakery, Nepenthe, the Hawthorne Gallery, the Big Sur Spirit Garden, or McWay Falls.
It will be a day that will never leave you! Service is door to door. Let me assist you in planning your Northern California adventure.
“Hi Dave! Just to let you know how much we enjoyed the Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur-San Luis Obispo tour with you. Sitting on the wooden chairs with our feet in the river was definitely our idea of a good time. I salute you for the very smooth ride at Big Sur. You handled those treacherous curves with the quiet confidence of a pro.
|Lea Higgins | San Diego|
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|Dear Dave, Traveling up the California coast (from L.A. to Hearst Castle and Big Sur) with you as guide, friend, and driver were the two top days of our visit to California. Unbeatable as a way to see the sights without being herded into a big package tour or driving yourself and losing out on all the beauty that surrounds you. A great memory.|
|Barbara M. Paris France|
“Our family wanted to see Big Sur but my husband did not want to make the drive. He heard it was dangerous and he would miss much if he were driving. Our day with Dave was a highlight of our summer vacation. We got to relax and enjoy the ride. Dave knew places “off the beaten path” we never would have gotten to see without him. We were having such a great time we extended the hours from what we originally planned. We will call Dave again on future visits.”
|The Furman Family - Scottsdale, AZ|