Really some incredibly beautiful views down the 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, and Monterrey Bay. I think time management at each stop could be improved. Instead of the tour guide saying, “you have 20 minutes at this stop” say “it is now 1:20pm, you have 20 minutes at this stop, be back at 1:40pm, back at 1:40pm everybody.”
It is much easier to remember the “back on the bus” time than what time you got off the bus and try to factor in the math as you get distracted and excited about the views and exploration.
Less time at the shops in Carmel and more time at Monterrey and Pebble Beach.
Otherwise, absolutely stunning stops and would recommend to anyone.