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1-Day Carmel and Monterey Tour from San Francisco

Tour code: 739-687
From USD $99 $150
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 11 Hours

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Highlights:

Visit Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, Lone Cypress, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Lodge At Pebble Beach), Carmel.

Special Remarks:

  • Free Wifi on bus and van

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Francisco-Santa Cruz-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco (225 miles)
  • Note:
    Monterey and Carmel Tour Approximate Tour Times
    8:00 - 8:45 AMPick-up at your San Francisco Hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
    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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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.
Note:
Monterey and Carmel Tour Approximate Tour Times
8:00 - 8:45 AMPick-up at your San Francisco Hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
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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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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