1 Day Monterey Bay, 17 Miles Scenic Drive Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 152-883
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Milpitas, CA; Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 1 Day
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The scenic 17 Mile Drive around Monterey Bay (views of Seal Rock, Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf); visits the Monterey Aquarium and Carmel. Inclusions: All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Pricing Details

  • Infant Rate: Infant under 2 years old will be charged $25 per day for mandatory General Liability Insurance.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-11 years. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).
  • A separate seat is required for child who is 0-8 yrs old. Please bring it on your own or rent it from us, the rental fee for the safety seat is $25/person/day.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco (243 miles)
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  • Customer Reviews (17)
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Day 1 San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco(243 miles)

Today we will leave San Francisco and make the 17-Mile Drive along Monterey Bay to the town of Monterey, CA. There, we will visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the nearby village of Carmel, CA. We will return to San Francisco for the night.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.
  • Always Visit
    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.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $46; Child (2-12 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    This historic area in Monterey was a fish market until the 1960s. Nowadays, it is packed with fine seafood restaurants and is accessible only to pedestrians. Whale watches and other cruises depart from these docks.

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.





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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. No change in pick-up location is allowed within 2 business days from departure. We are not responsible for the missed tour due to unconfirmed change in pick up locations.

Cancellations and Alteration fees
Regardless of the reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.500.7002.
(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strive to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods, duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation
We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or a similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Prithwish on 2019-08-05

Everything was on time and really value for money.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Watchara on 2017-11-15

Trip is pretty nice, I stongly recommend to have good experience on this trip.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Maheshkumar on 2017-09-18

Good option for those who do not have car.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Mukesh on 2017-01-03

It was a good trip with nice explanation from guide in english. Got plenty of time to visit each place. Would be great if whale watching at Monterey bay can also be included as optional in this your.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Neeraj on 2016-07-04

I recommend this tour to everyone. Amazing one! 17 miles views are awesome.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: JianHao on 2016-04-25

The explaination was really helpful and I really love all the places we visitied during this tour. Totally worth it.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Ramchand on 2015-12-21

Trip is good and we enjoyed it! Guide is also very good. Giving the 1 star less due to less time they allocated at Monterey Bay Aquarium. End of this trip they gave 45 minutes for shopping at Plaza. If they accommodate this 45 minutes to aquarium, that will be very nice!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jatin on 2015-10-01

Great tour, right stops. Did not cover Aquarium

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Oanh on 2015-07-27

Very well organized tour. We saw a lot in just one day.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Pratik on 2015-05-31

Overall good but we would have preferred more time at the aquarium.

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