Alcatraz With Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive Day Trip From San Francisco
OverviewCruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.On your next day you experience Alcatraz Island, the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Alcatraz, experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your trip to Alcatraz will begin at Pier 33 home of Alcatraz Cruises. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film. Highlights of the audio tour include narration from former prisoners and correctional officers, accounts of escape attempts and tours through the prison mess hall, library, main cell block and solitary confinement.
Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.
Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.
Highlights of this day trip include:
- Pacific Ocean drive
- Cannery Row
- Lone Cypress
- Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
- Carmel Mission
- Monterey Bay
- 17-Mile Drive
- Seal Rock
- Carmel by the Sea
- Pacific Grove
- Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional visit)
Monterey Bay Aquarium option (select tour option at time of booking): Use your time in Monterey to visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Spend your two hours in town to explore its fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest and even a sunfish.This iconic attraction is a must-see!
Inclusions for Alcatraz With Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive Day Trip From San Francisco
- Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Entrance (only included if tour option selected at time of booking)
- Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
- Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island with admission (US$37.25 per adult)
- Walking tour of Alcatraz 'Cell Block' and audio tape
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (fromselect San Francisco hotels only)
Exclusions for Alcatraz With Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive Day Trip From San Francisco
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
Itinerary:When booking, choose the date that you want to visit Alcatraz Island.
- Day One: Monterey, Carmel, and 17-Mile Drive full-day tour
- Day Two: Alcatraz Island
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable. The driver is not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
Buses are air-conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers booked for that particular day
The Alcatraz portion usually takes a few hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin.