Monterey, Carmel And 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour From San Francisco

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Cruise 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.


Hotel pickup included

Day trip (destination A to B)

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Pacific Coast Highway, California

Pacific Coast Highway

Pass By: 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, Monterey County, California

17-Mile Drive

Pass By: Monterey bay aquarium, Monterey, Monterey County, California

Monterey bay Aquarium

Pass By: Cannery row, Monterey, Monterey County, California

Steinbeck's Cannery row

Pass By: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Monterey County, California

Pebble Beach Golf Course

Pass By: Monterey bay, Monterey, Monterey County, California

Monterey Bay

Pass By: Silicon Valley, California

Silicon Valley


Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel

Tolls for 17-Mile Drive

Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets

Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).

Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.

Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (If option selected).



Food and drinks

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.

Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up. You can reach us at or (415) 353-5310 between 10:30am to 7:30pm local time PST ONLY.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    Great tour guide, beautiful areas visited; stop in Monterey should have been longer to allow more time at the Aquarium which WAS offered as an option but unfortunate no longer as a discounted add-on to the excursion- had to rush through that leaving very little time to see anything else in Monterey but glad I took that in. Tip- pick up area brochures before getting on the bus, can make much better use of time.

  • 06-Mar-2020

    We had an amazing day on this tour. Dug (our guide and diver) was absolutely the best!
    Tip: sit on the right hand side (facing the travel direction) - this way the coast and all views will be much closer to you.
    We went on a week day in March, about 25 people on the bus, so it felt very uncrowded. Many beautiful stops and it feels that we saw so much. If you do not want to drive yourself - just take this tour to get the first taste / glimpse. It made me want to spend more time in this area :).

  • 04-Mar-2020

    Our guide/ driver, Antonio , was informative and entertaining. The trip was full of gorgeous scenery with plenty of stops for pictures and breaks. Sunny weather and spacious comfortable bus made it a perfect day!

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Oh my god, this tour was SO AMAZING. I cannot speak highly enough of this tour and our amazing tour guide and driver, Don!! I LOVED his commentary and I learned soo much... All of his commentary was very interesting, but I especially enjoyed it when he talked about Steinbeck and the inspiration behind some of his books.... I love literature, so I was all ears!!!! :) Oh and the scenery... Gosh. The Californian coastline is extremely beautiful. We saw a beautiful herd of deer(!!) down by the beach, I patted friendly squirrels on the back who were just chilling down by the beach, saw many seals and sea lions and beautiful birds... Not to mention the dramatic cliffs along the coast and the beautiful cypresses and the perfect turquoise surf... I was in heaven. We made great little stops along the way which enabled us to take beautiful photos and videos. Seriously, everything was so perfect. I loved Monterey and beautiful Carmel and I also loved just sitting on the bus and drinking in all the beauty that I saw. 17 Mile Drive is so incredible that I'll HAVE TO go back one day and do it all over again. It was a PERFECT day!!!

    Do yourself a favour and do not miss this tour if you're in San Francisco...!!

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Would be better if our stops are not at shopping centre
    or we could extend the period staying in Carmel
    It takes a long way to way to Carmel Beach
    and I don't think anyone is interested in going to Carmel Complex

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Driver was very nice. Don't remember his name. Jan 23. Great tour! The view and shopping were great!

  • 14-Jan-2020

    My hubby and I took a this tour with Vlad as our driver. He's knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. I don't know what he gets paid, but he deserves a raise! He's fantastic!

  • 02-Jan-2020

    I don't usually review trips but this was such a great day I felt I had too.
    The trip is excellent with stunningly beautiful scenery.
    Our guide Thomas was fantastic - if there was something he thought we should make an extras stop to see he would do so and everytime it was worthwile.
    The pace of the day was nice and relaxed - personally I'd have preferred more time in Carmel than Monterey as I felt it had more character and charm but I guess the time in Monterey is longer as some people wish to visit the Aquarium.
    All in all a fantastic day out!

  • 10-Dec-2019

    Good explanations, beautiful views, nice and friendly tour guide and driver, we enjoyed a lot this tour!

  • 03-Dec-2019

    This is a must do if you are in the San Francisco area. The scenery is stunning and there are lots of interesting stops along the way with good shopping and yummy things to eat.

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