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1-Day Monterey and Carmel Tour from San Francisco

Tour code: 745-303
  • Available: Daily (Apr - Oct); Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun (Nov - Mar
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 11 Hours
From USD$79

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Experience California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip along Monterey and the famous 17-Mile Drive from San Francisco, a beautiful view that will both humble and inspire you.

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    Note: General details:
    - Tour from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel
    - Coastal 17-Mile Drive
    - Plenty of scenic photo stops
    - Two hours to explore Monterey’s Cannery Row
    - Stop at Downtown Carmel
    - Expert guide and commentary
    - Pick-up and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels
    - FREE wireless on board most tour vehicles
  • Day 1
    San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco (178 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco(178 miles)

Guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco. Today, we will follow Highway 1 south along the Pacific coastline until we reach Monterey, where we will visit Cannery Row, Carmel, and more. We will also take a scenic ride along the 17-Mile Drive. Later, we will return to San Francisco via the famous Silicon Valley. 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.





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