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Monterey and Carmel Tour from San Francisco

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Sat and Wed

  • Duration

    11.5 hours

  • Start time

    7:40am - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)

    8am - From 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting point 1: 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area)

    Meeting point 2: 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area)

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point or selected San Francisco hotels

Key Highlights

  • See some of the most stunning Pacific coastal scenery along the famous 17 mile drive
  • You will have spare time to stroll around the charming town of Carmel
  • Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula
  • Stop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck
  • Enjoy photo stops along the gorgeous drive
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


A wonderful day of scenery awaits you as you take a drive along one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines.

Your tour will take you along highway one past rugged cliffs and through charming seaside villages such as Santa Cruz. 

Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its stunning ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. Make stops at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, and visit great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, not to mention the world-famous Monterey Aquarium.

Next, travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Our tour continues to Carmel by the sea, where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops and beautiful architecture.

This pacific coast tour is perfect for those with limited time who want to take in the spectacular beauty of the California coastline.


  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with bathroom.
  • Certified Professional Driver Tour Guide
  • Tour along Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola.
  • 17­-Mile Drive entrance included and stops at Lonely Cypress and Pebble Beach
  • 2 hours stop at Monterey to discover Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or the Aquarium (at your expense)
  • Carmel by the Sea


  • Hotel Pick Up or Drop off
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and beverages

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to arrange your shuttle pick up

    Trip to Lone Cypress is subject to road conditions

    Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, and Seal Rock are closed during pro-golf tournaments and the Tour d’Elegance.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

    Customer Reviews

    • Barbara J Mathews
      17 mile Drive, Carmel and Monterey Bay Aquarium

      We had a great, although long, day with an outstanding driver/tour leader. He made the trip very interesting providing a host of amazing information. People on the tour were from...

      Australia 12/05/2011
    • Cynthia Wilson
      Great Day out

      Great day out. The 17 Mile Drive was a highlight along with the stop at Pebble Beach Golf Club. Nice little shops to browse through. If you can contact tour organizer and let...

      Australia 06/13/2011
    • Mary Robinson
      One of the great days of my life!

      Exceeded my expectations! Fantastically beautiful part of the world. Fulfilled the dream of visiting Pebble Beach Golf Course. Great driver who gave us lots of knowledge as he...

      Australia 10/28/2010

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