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Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast

Highlights
  • Ride down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel
  • Take in the California coast views from a coach bus’ wide windows 
  • Upgrade to add admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast
From US$95.00
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Monterey & Carmel Tour
Travel with us down California’s rugged coast, known as Highway 1. This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another.
US$95.00
Monterey Bay Aquarium Ticket
Save time at the box office - Add on the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
US$145.00
Overview
The California Monterey and Carmel day trip with transportation from San Francisco offers must-see coastal views, and you won’t miss a thing since you don’t have to pay attention to driving the windy roads. Enjoy free time on Monterey’s Cannery Row and at Carmel by the Sea, with optional upgrade to include a Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket.
What to Expect

This day trip to Monterey and Carmel from San Francisco starts with pickup at select hotels (or airports, with advance notice).

Your bus drives you down Highway 1, with sweeping cliffside and ocean views of the California coast. Your guide narrates as you go.

During the day, enjoy free time in Monterey’s Cannery Row and at Carmel by the Sea. You can choose to upgrade and save time by adding a Monterey Bay Aquarium admission ticket. Your tour route also stops at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Bird Rock Beach, and Lone Cypress for photo ops.

Your Monterey and Carmel day trip ends with a drop-off back in San Francisco.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Day

We went on Grayline tour to Monterey & Carmel & it was absolutley amazing & our tour guide Randy was too he was so helpful & friendly & did stops along the way so we could take photos would definetley recommend doing this was worth...More

Thank lorraine b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guide talked too much!

What a beautiful coastline, with plenty of stops to take photos. The aquarium in Monterey was fabulous, especially the jellyfish. Salvio (or possibly Silvio), our guide, was very knowledgeable, but he did not shut up all day! It was also difficult at times to tell...More

Thank Jud1thmason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hard To Beat This Company

Did an all day tour to Monterey and Carmel on a Saturday. Although the actual tour is 11 hours it is a little longer with hotel pickup and drop off. A truly professional company from start to finish. Our Driver/Tour Guide was Patrick - you...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Pacific Coast was stunning

Patrick, our driver and guide was awesome. He was informative about the different areas, fun, and just a great guide. We learned a lot about the agricultural area, different towns we went through, and he made frequent stops for us get photos. Wish we had...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Long day but well worth it...

We were picked up at our hotel and taken to their central office to board our specific tour. George was our driver and guide. He was an excellent driver and provided interesting commentary for the entire trip. We learned about many of the various towns...More

Thank bclew
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Kendy J
1 July 2018|
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Response from bclew | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up near our hotel at 7:55am (and we were the first pickup) arrived at the main tour office around 8:35-8:45am and left on the tour around 9am. We were the second drop off on the return at 7:45p, so it was... More
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