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

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$75

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.
- 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Pacific Coast Highway, 147161, CA

Pacific Coast Highway

Pass By: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA 93953

17-Mile Drive

Pass By: Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1085

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940

Steinbeck's Cannery Row

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Pebble Beach Golf Course

Stop At: Carmel By the Sea Scenery, Ocean View Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Silicon Valley, CA

Silicon Valley

Pass By: Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay

Departure:

Departure point:

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration:

11 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Bernice H

What a fantastic sightseeing day tour! Thomas was our guide and not only is he a wealth of knowledge, it is obvious that he loves his job and wants tourists to have an unforgettable experience! Thank you Thomas. This trip was the highlight of my journey to San Francisco and area.

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AnnaK

We had an amazing day on this tour. Dug (our guide and diver) was absolutely the best!
Tip: sit on the right hand side (facing the travel direction) - this way the coast and all views will be much closer to you.
We went on a week day in March, about 25 people on the bus, so it felt very uncrowded. Many beautiful stops and it feels that we saw so much. If you do not want to drive yourself - just take this tour to get the first taste / glimpse. It made me want to spend more time in this area :).

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Lorraine R

Our guide/ driver, Antonio , was informative and entertaining. The trip was full of gorgeous scenery with plenty of stops for pictures and breaks. Sunny weather and spacious comfortable bus made it a perfect day!

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Emese C

Oh my god, this tour was SO AMAZING. I cannot speak highly enough of this tour and our amazing tour guide and driver, Don!! I LOVED his commentary and I learned soo much... All of his commentary was very interesting, but I especially enjoyed it when he talked about Steinbeck and the inspiration behind some of his books.... I love literature, so I was all ears!!!! :) Oh and the scenery... Gosh. The Californian coastline is extremely beautiful. We saw a beautiful herd of deer(!!) down by the beach, I patted friendly squirrels on the back who were just chilling down by the beach, saw many seals and sea lions and beautiful birds... Not to mention the dramatic cliffs along the coast and the beautiful cypresses and the perfect turquoise surf... I was in heaven. We made great little stops along the way which enabled us to take beautiful photos and videos. Seriously, everything was so perfect. I loved Monterey and beautiful Carmel and I also loved just sitting on the bus and drinking in all the beauty that I saw. 17 Mile Drive is so incredible that I'll HAVE TO go back one day and do it all over again. It was a PERFECT day!!!

Do yourself a favour and do not miss this tour if you're in San Francisco...!!

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missflorapau

Would be better if our stops are not at shopping centre
or we could extend the period staying in Carmel
It takes a long way to way to Carmel Beach
and I don't think anyone is interested in going to Carmel Complex

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Sylvain C

Driver was very nice. Don't remember his name. Jan 23. Great tour! The view and shopping were great!

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Alicia G

My hubby and I took a this tour with Vlad as our driver. He's knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. I don't know what he gets paid, but he deserves a raise! He's fantastic!

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Michael B

I don't usually review trips but this was such a great day I felt I had too.
The trip is excellent with stunningly beautiful scenery.
Our guide Thomas was fantastic - if there was something he thought we should make an extras stop to see he would do so and everytime it was worthwile.
The pace of the day was nice and relaxed - personally I'd have preferred more time in Carmel than Monterey as I felt it had more character and charm but I guess the time in Monterey is longer as some people wish to visit the Aquarium.
All in all a fantastic day out!

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Teresa R

Good explanations, beautiful views, nice and friendly tour guide and driver, we enjoyed a lot this tour!

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dlcamesbury

Great tour guide, beautiful areas visited; stop in Monterey should have been longer to allow more time at the Aquarium which WAS offered as an option but unfortunate no longer as a discounted add-on to the excursion- had to rush through that leaving very little time to see anything else in Monterey but glad I took that in. Tip- pick up area brochures before getting on the bus, can make much better use of time.


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

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.

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$75

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