1-Day Monterey and Carmel Tour

  • Tour code: 739-687
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 11 Hours
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This tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel by the Sea, and a drive through Pacific Grove in between...

Pricing Details

Adult:$109
Child:$89
  • Child fare only applies to children under 11 years old
  • For your child's safety on tour vehicles, we require you to bring a child safety seat for all children that are not at least 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco-Santa Cruz-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco(225 miles)
  • Monterey and Carmel Tour Approximate Tour Times
    8:00 - 8:30 AMPick-up at your San Francisco Hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
    8:30 - 8:45 AMPick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.
    9:00-12:00 AMBegin the tour to Monterey, driving along Highway 1 viewing California's rugged coastline with a rest-stop in Davenport.
    12:00 - 1:30 PMArrive in Monterey where you can promenade the shops and have a meal in one of the many restaurants of the historic Cannery Row. Also, this is your chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included).
    1:30 - 3:00 PMDrive through Pacific Grove, known for its Monarch butterflies and turn-of-the century Victorian homes. Then follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest, seeing the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress Tree.
    3:00 - 4:30 PMThe last portion of this tour will be held at the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can shop in small boutiques and visit quaint art and photography galleries.
    4:30 - 7:00 PMFinish the Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour and head to San Francisco.
    7:00 - 7:30 PMDrop off at Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf hotels.
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  • Inclusions & Exclusions
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  • Customer Reviews (9)
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Day 1 San Francisco-Santa Cruz-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco(225 miles)

After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco, we will begin this tour by traveling south along the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1), which will bring us to Monterey. Here, we will visit Cannery Row and stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. Guests who bring their own lunch will have time to squeeze in a trip to the famous Monterey Aquarium at their own expense. After lunch, we will continue along the coast via the 17-Mile Drive, which winds past beautiful homes and lush golf courses. We will stop to get a look at the Lone Cypress. The drive will finish at Pebble Beach Village, where we can visit the Pro Shop and the 18th Green. Upon our arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, we will be able to explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or see the white sand beach. If there is time, we will also be able to visit the Carmel Mission. During the day, we will also have the option of visiting Half Moon Bay or Santa Cruz. Afterwards, we will return to San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.

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    This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.
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    An icon of the Western United States, this tree stands alone on a cliff overlooking the ocean along Monterey's 17-Mile Drive. It is one of the most photographed trees in the country and is almost 250 years old.
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    This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.
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    This street made famous by the John Steinbeck novel of the same name was once the center of Monterey's fishing industry. Today, it is a tourist attraction and conservation area home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many seal lions.
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    Pebble Beach is regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the world. The Lodge is a deluxe hotel that provides front-row seats to beautiful views of the course, as well as luxury lodging and fine dining.

Officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, this coastal Southern California town is known for its amazing scenery as well as its art scene past and present. Former mayors include Clint Eastwood, Perry Newberry, and Herbert Heron, among other artistic icons.

Monterey and Carmel Tour Approximate Tour Times
8:00 - 8:30 AMPick-up at your San Francisco Hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
8:30 - 8:45 AMPick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA Office.
9:00-12:00 AMBegin the tour to Monterey, driving along Highway 1 viewing California's rugged coastline with a rest-stop in Davenport.
12:00 - 1:30 PMArrive in Monterey where you can promenade the shops and have a meal in one of the many restaurants of the historic Cannery Row. Also, this is your chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included).
1:30 - 3:00 PMDrive through Pacific Grove, known for its Monarch butterflies and turn-of-the century Victorian homes. Then follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest, seeing the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress Tree.
3:00 - 4:30 PMThe last portion of this tour will be held at the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can shop in small boutiques and visit quaint art and photography galleries.
4:30 - 7:00 PMFinish the Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour and head to San Francisco.
7:00 - 7:30 PMDrop off at Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf hotels.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Please keep in mind that the tour duration may be too long for infants, but we leave this at your discretion.
  • Luggage policy: Only a handbag/ small carry-on is allowed.
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    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Barry on 2017-03-21

    Good and very full day tour. The driver-guide was excellent .... very knowledgeable and friendly. Coach suspension left a bit to be desired.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Iman on 2017-03-14

    Driver was amazing, very cooperative, entertaining and awesome. Thank you Brook. He loves his hometown Monterrey so much and we loved this town because of him. He is very energetic, welcoming and dedicated driver.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Sayani on 2017-03-13

    Amazing guide and very well managed tour.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Petros Kokkinos on 2017-03-09

    Small buses , tour quide Constandinos was excellent and very knowledgeable.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: David & Donna on 2017-03-02

    This tour could be split inot two separate tours those that want to go to the aquarium and those that want more time in Carmel. Over all a good tour, the driver was in training for this tour , he was pleasant my only comment is he needs to research his data before sharing what he thinks with us. The trainer was far more experienced and saved him on many occaisions. Recommeded to do , maybe even do this trip stay over night in carmel and come back the next day.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Julie on 2017-02-20

    Despite the torrential rain this tour was superb and Frank our driver was fantastic , the 3 guys from Chicago , Grandad Tom, Ralph and Bill made the day , Julie

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Sandra on 2017-02-14

    Well planned tour visiting interesting places.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: John on 2017-02-09

    Very efficient booking service; recommended Booked an 11 hour day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel. As there weren't enough people booked to run the trip we were efficiently transferred to the partner company Tower Tours. Excellent and very knowledgeable driver. We really enjoyed our trip along the beautiful coast road.

    I recommend this tour!

    Posted by: Ruth on 2017-01-26

    Great day - enjoyed our guide - would have liked more time in Carmel by the Sea

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