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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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US$ 79.00
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Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea before returning to San Francisco.
  • Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
  • Cover 17 miles (27 kilometers) with a guide who’s familiar with the roads 
  • Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Easily upgrade to add a Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket ahead of time
  • Round-trip transportation means you can enjoy a drink (or two)
What to Expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup from Union Square in San Francisco. Once you board your vehicle for the day, relax on the drive. Your guide takes you down the California coast for views of the Pacific Ocean and beachside mansions. Your first stop is in Monterey where you’ll have some free time to stroll Cannery Row. You can also add on an admission ticket to Monterey Bay Aquarium when booking for an additional upgrade fee. Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
• Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
• Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
  • Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (If option selected).
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
  • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Greta day trip from San Francisco! Our guide, Randy was fantastic. Very attentive, knowledgeable and funny. :) It's a long, busy day (I fell asleep on the bus on the way back) but offers a great view of the coastline. I found the times spent...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic day this was . The pictures from this trip were absolutely incredible. One of the most picturesque places I have been and I have traveled extensively. I looked at photos and told my husband we wont have any room on our walls...More

Thank adrienneruff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. The scenery was amazing. Highly recommend no bad points. Driver and guide helpful and friendly. I would happily live anywhere along the 17 mile drive 😂😂. We would consider coming back to Monterey for a longer holiday but just glad...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank deannerut
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is an amazing tour and the driver was fantastic the service we received from the tour company was terrible. They advertise it as ticket-less which it is not. When first arriving there around 10 buses were lined up, using 2 lanes, which was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank LuLu G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I did this trip mainly to see the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and he loves golf so Pebble Beach was a perk. It was a beautiful drive and the perfect amount of time. We saw everything in the aquarium and had time to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from G M |
No. You can choose the amount of walking.
18 July 2019|
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Response from Elizabeth T | Reviewed this property |
Since you are coming from MA, I would recommend staying in SF and going out from there. It is so much to see and experience. Union Square is a centrally located area to stay. Painted Lady VW tour is a great way to see the... More
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