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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 $79.00
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Monterey and Carmel Tour OnlyMost Popular
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive. This is the tour only and DOES NOT include Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
From $79.00
Monterey, Carmel with Aquarium
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
From $118.00
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.
Reviews (1,365)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fabulous !

This trip was amazing and I could not believe the price of the trip. We were away from 8am until 8pm ! We loved Monterrey, Carmel and the wonderful 17 mile drive. We had 2 hours in Monterrey and 1 hour in Carmel, but I...More

Thank Scottishperson
Reviewed 6 days ago
Superb Tour with Antonio. He's a real asset to Gray Line.

This is truly an excellent tour. You're out for a good 11-12 hours. Lunch in Monterrey, an hour or so in Carmel (we went to the famous Hogs Breath pub). Even a decent stop at Pebble Beach golf club for you to pick up some...More

Thank OspreyfanAJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour of Monterey, Carmel

Tour guide was great, great information on the trip pointed out lots of interesting facts on route, also have super music for certain parts of the tour. The Tour Guide was Josh, great tour and great value

1  Thank EVELYN B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic trip with Danilo!

We walked just 2 blocks from our hotel to the pick up origin at 7:15 am and we're greeted by Danilo, our most fabulous driver and guide for the day. About 22 total passengers total were picked up along the way at their hotels and...More

Thank Toni I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth doing, full day trip

We joined the bus at post street, you need to get your tickets from the ticket office before boarding the bus. Our tour guide Antonio was so knowledgeable and talked the whole trip whilst driving us about. We made a few stops down the coast...More

Thank Kathy581
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from dianecI7874ZY | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous reply this is really one for the company to answer. I recall looking at their website for something and I would guess they have a direct email address for questions. Hopefully you will be able to go in the... More
Nadine N
November 5, 2018|
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Response from LyndyLipman | Reviewed this property |
There are select pick up and set down spots such as certain Hotels and of course the Depot. Just check with the Bus Company or Tour Office for the closest point to you.
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October 20, 2018|
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