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

  • Tour code: 956-3181
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Fremont, CA; Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 1 Day
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Visit Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Lodge At Pebble Beach), Carmel.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Monterey Bay(244 miles)
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Day 1 Monterey Bay(244 miles)

After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location(s), we will begin this tour. Today, we will head to Monterey, CA to explore this lovely area. First, we will visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium before we take a stroll on the historic Fisherman's Wharf and see Cannery Row, famous for lending its name to a John Steinbeck novel. Then, we will enjoy the scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. Along the way, we will pass by the iconic Lone Cypress. Then we will visit Carmel. Afterwards, we will return to the Bay Area in the evening. 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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    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.
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    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.
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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.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $42; Child (2-12 yrs) $30; Infant (Under 2 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day
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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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    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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    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.
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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.

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.

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





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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Bidisha on 2019-06-18

The trip was really nice . Monterey , Carmel & pebble beach is a very nice 1 day trip from San Francisco

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Nitish on 2019-05-30

My wife and I took this tour early this month. This day long tour of 17 mile drive, Monterey and Carmel is a must see. We were only 16 passengers in a 56 seater bus, which was very comfortable. The guide was speaking in Chinese as well as in English. Enough time was given to us to explore the various stops, Monterey and Carmel by the sea. We were fully satisfied.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Padmaja on 2019-01-22

Tour was very good. we were 5 people and it was a private trip. Danny was very friendly and informative. Over all enjoyed the trip. I recommend it.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: MOIZ on 2018-07-31

Overall the tour was excellent. There were only 5 people and they took us in a private car, so it was very very comfortable. The guide was really nice, he showed all the points and explained everything. He would also offer to take pics. Very good experience.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: rajesh on 2018-04-09

Overall tour was good and guide explained everything nicely and it was very informative. The only issue we felt was in carmel guide not gave enough time to explore the place since guide was in hurry to go back since one person was waiting on garlic world place. So we just the carmel in car without getting out to explore. And we reached the earlier than scedule time on return. as per iternaray it supposed to be till 6:30 but we reached around 5pm back. so we felt guide would have given time to explore in Carmel (since it was beautiful place)

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Kim on 2018-01-22

Very well organized tour, got to see all the major sights and everything was explained well by the Tour guide.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: lavanya on 2015-05-26

This trip was worth it and the tour guide is awesome. We liked the TakeTours service.

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