1-Day Tour to Monterey, Bay Aquarium, Carmel and 17-Mile from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 845-131
  • Available: Daily (Jun - Oct); Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, (Nov - Mar)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 11 Hours
From USD$126

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For a scenic day out, explore the beauty along California's famous coast Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola. Take in views of the Carmel Valley Hills and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Monterey. NEW! - now includes the option to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Pricing Details

  • Child price applies to children aging 5-11 year old.

Tour Itinerary

    General details:
    - Full-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Cannery Row
    - Plenty of scenic photo stops
    - Stop at Carmel by the Sea
    - 17-Mile drive and Carmel
    - Entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium
    - Time to explore Monterey and Cannery Row
    - Expert guide and commentary
    - FREE wireless on board tour vehicle
  • Day 1
    San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco (243 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel-San Francisco(243 miles)

Guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco. Today, we will travel along scenic California's Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. We will make stop at Cannery Row and visit great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, also visit Monterey Aquarium. Next, we will travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Our tour will continue to Carmel by the sea, where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops and beautiful architecture. 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.

  • 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 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.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day
  • 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.

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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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: cesar on 2014-10-25

Very very good!! Must be visited!!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Camila on 2014-02-27

Unfortunately it was a rainy day. I strongly recommend you to check the weather before booking this tour. They put us with other groups and the driver (tower tour - Larry) was very nice. The Monterey Aquarium is awesome!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Monica on 2013-10-15

Nice trip and safe driving. The driver was really talkative, but would benefit on keeping the political statements outside.


Posted by: Miriam on 2012-08-03

I really loved that trip was awesome, i loved all places, that part of california is beautifull, the conductor was really nice if you going by yourself he can take you pictures hahahaha.

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