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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

Highlights
  • Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
  • Cover 17 miles (27 kilometers) with a guide who’s familiar with the roads 
  • Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco
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Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive. This is the tour only and DOES NOT include Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
From US$79.00
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Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
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Overview
Running along the Pacific coastline in California, Highway 1’s route involves plenty of twists and turns. Rather than dealing with the stress of driving it on your own, take this Monterey and Carmel tour that allows you to keep your eyes on the spectacular views. It includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco, and you can even add an optional admission ticket to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
What to Expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup from Union Square in San Francisco. Once you board your vehicle for the day, relax on the drive.

Your guide takes you down the California coast for views of the Pacific Ocean and beachside mansions. Your first stop is in Monterey where you’ll have about two hours of free time to stroll Cannery Row. You can also add on an admission ticket to Monterey Bay Aquarium when booking for an additional upgrade fee.

Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
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Golfer's Paradise

See 3 of the world's greatest golf layouts on one stretch of fantastic ocean beachfront. If golf is of no interest to you, the scenery and housing is still unmatched. Cannery Row in Monterey is also a "don't miss" attraction.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank C459DVrobertc
Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome Adventure!

You definitely have to plan for an "ALL" day adventure but it is so worth it! We did not have the best weather but the trip was Fantastic! I would definitely go back!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lisamS802TS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Worth the time

My husband and I had a wonderful 8 yr anniversary. We enjoy our trip so much. Definitely recommend it! There is no need for taking snakes there is plenty of stops and opportunities to get something to eat and drink during the breaks. The driver...More

1  Thank AdrianaMJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Long day but nice way to see sites without driving there

The tour is a nice way to get a taste of highway 1 without having to drive yourself. Pro tip: Sit on the right side of the bus. There are more photo opportunities on that side in comparison to the left. **Pros:** - See the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank JasmineO254
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great trip !

Amazing day with a professional and prepared driver guide. Beautiful views along the way with several stops and time to visit towns and interesting places

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank giovannimenna
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AngieC448
24 November 2018|
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Response from Donna B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It takes about 12 hours all in. It was fantastic! It doesn’t seem that long as you have stops on the way, so it is very interedting. I would do it all over again if I could! Well worth the money.
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VinceT87
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Response from dianecI7874ZY | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous reply this is really one for the company to answer. I recall looking at their website for something and I would guess they have a direct email address for questions. Hopefully you will be able to go in the... More
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Nadine N
5 November 2018|
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Response from LyndyLipman | Reviewed this property |
There are select pick up and set down spots such as certain Hotels and of course the Depot. Just check with the Bus Company or Tour Office for the closest point to you.
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