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

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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel
  • Stop at Carmel by the Sea
  • San Francisco pickup and drop-off included
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Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
Tolls for 17-Mile Drive Included
Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach restroom and power outlets
2 Departure locations offered in San Francisco: Union Square & Fisherman's Wharf Area
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your luxury coach in central San Francisco, cruise down scenic Highway 1 and let your guide handle the driving while you soak up views of the Pacific Ocean.

After curving around the Monterey Peninsula, stop in the coastal city of Monterey. Enjoy free time here to grab a fresh seafood lunch on the pier (own expense) or browse the shops of Cannery Row.

Continue along the coast with a ride down 17-Mile Drive, home to the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress tree. Listen for the barking clamor of Seal Rock with a stop along this low-lying coastal road framed by mansions and ocean vistas. Further along, visit the chic coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can browse high-end galleries and see remnants of a historic Spanish mission. 

Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off in the evening in San Francisco.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Pacific Coast Highway
California's most scenic highway that connects San Francisco to Monterey. This road hugs the California coastline, passing rocky overhangs and coastal farming towns.
Stop At:  
Pigeon Point Light Station
Tallest lighthouse on the west Coast of the United States. it is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Explore the lighthouse or a quick walk down to the beach.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Davenport
Travelers will spend 15 minutes here to stretch and get a quick coffee.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Monterey Bay
Nearing the city of Monterey, views of the Monterey Bay will become available for traveles.
Pass By:  
Cannery Row
This waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey. It is the site of now-defunct sardine canning factories. Cannery Row today is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and stores.
Stop At:  
Monterey Bay Aquarium
This is the stopping location for the Monterey portion of the tour. Travelers will be given 1.5 hours - 2 hours of free time to explore: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Restaurants and stores.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
17-Mile Drive
A scenic loop through the private Pebble Beach community on the Monterey Peninsula. Travelers will see, beautiful coastal scenes with white cove beaches.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bird Rock Vista Point
This wildlife hub is buzzing with birds, harbor seals and belching sea lions. Sea lions take advantage of the cleared-off perch and enjoy the sun.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lone Cypress
A Monterey Cypress tree, standing on a granite hillside. Estimated at 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and held in place by cables for the last 60 years.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay. Travelers will be allowed to disembark and explore the area.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Carmel by the sea
Small beach community on California's Monterey Peninsula. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach.
Stop At:  
Carmel Plaza
Nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Plaza is home to one of a kind fashion finds, specialty natural brands, distinctive restaurants, gourmet shops, wine tasting rooms, in a relaxed and sophisticated setting.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco

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

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you do not want to drive yourself - just take this tour to get the first taste / glimpse." See review
  • "Tip- pick up area brochures before getting on the bus, can make much better use of time." See review
  • "Stop in Monterey is a bit long if you don’t do an Acquarium." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Monterey & Carmel
Jerry_M
, Aug 2021
Doug was very informative about California history and all the sights we saw. He provided ample time to explore and enjoy the different stops.
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Great trip!
Maureen_C
, Jul 2021
Great trip and Doug was very knowledgeable and fun! Wish we had less time in Monterey and more time at Pebble Beach and Carmel by the Sea.
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Relaxing, spectacular coastline views
Donna_S
, Jul 2021
Antonio was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable, great personality. Perfect way to see the sights without the headache of driving.
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WONDERFUL!!
Ashley_H
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour!!! Tour guide was great. We get to see a lot of sites and take pictures. The tour is worth the money!
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Convenient journey
zamina_Y
, Jul 2021
Experience is comfortable, easy and interesting, i liked cannery raw a lot with dynamic environment. Ps: please fix toilets in the bus🙃
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Outstanding tour!
Lori_W
, Jul 2021
This was an amazing trip!!! We loved every minute of the 12 hour tour!!! Our driver was very informative and very friendly. The views was breathtaking and the places we visited we fun and beautiful! Loved the trip!
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Great day - memorable trip!
Holly
, Jul 2021
Antonio was our driver and guide who made certain our day was memorable. He shared stories along the way and tucked in a stop to a fruit stand in the middle along the way! We learned a lot about the areas we visited as well as many in between. Wonderful guide and trip. Well worth its price!
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The Most Knowledgeable Tour Guide Ever!
Photos-Alot
, Jul 2021
So glad I did this day trip! Our guide was so so knowledgeable on nature, updated facts on politics and corporate politics historically and currently and how decisions and actions negatively or POSITIVELY impacted what we were viewing. He was up on pop culture too! Learned so much about California and these historical places and views. Stopped at a number of interesting places and view points along the route. Many mansions pointed out. Am very impressed and will use Viator in the future
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Awesome Trip !
Sachin
, Jul 2021
Awesome Trip, it was really fun ! Our Guide was really informative and jolly. We had a real good time.
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Breathtaking
Nia_M
, Jul 2021
Alfonso was amazing. We had a wonderful experience. The views were to breathtaking. Alfonso gave everyone strawberries and cherries. It was a great touch. He was highly personable and maze the trip much more enjoyable.
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