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

  • 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
Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco
From US$79,00
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Monterey and Carmel Tour Only
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive. This is the tour only and DOES NOT include Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
Monterey, Carmel with Aquarium
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome trip

The Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Coast trip was awesome. Nice, clean, comfortable bus and the driver was the best. Really nice and talked to everyone. Gave good suggestions and great history and stories. Can't go wrong with Gray Line and Joshua as your tour guide.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Tourist Trap

Our driver was knowledgeable, but we were turned off when returning to SF. He verbally expressed he expected a tip (others stiffed him). We thought the tour was basically too long. Stopping the bus for a lighthouse and tree were a waste of time. Bird...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Tour and tour guide!

Our tour guide, Antonio, made the beautiful day trip from San Francisco to California so informative. He was engaging and entertaining. The tour was amazing! It allowed us to sit back and enjoy the ride as well as the many stops on this tour. Antonio...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Just experienced my 1st Greyhound trip!

Antonio, our tour guide, made this trip! From the moment we began our journey, Antonio captured our attention with his knowledge of the area, the architecture, the history and the economics. Despite the heavy traffic during our outbound trip, we felt like the time flew...More

1  Thank 007melanie
Reviewed 1 week ago
Joshua Eccles Saved the Day

The service I received was amazing. I was on vacation, and during our tour, the tour bus driver Joshua Eccles drove us to the nearest urgent care because I was dealing with kidney stone pains that had become intolerable. Joshua was amazing he went the...More

Thank Jorge P
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20 June 2018|
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Response from bballwey | Reviewed this property |
As indicated, it’s only 17 miles. We drove the whole thing with a couple photo opportunities in about an hour and a half. There are great picnic spots if you want to bring lunch and enjoy the beach but driving is really... More
9 May 2018|
Response from Suzanne739 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they picked up from fishermans wharf and union square. Yes Carmel is part of the tour.