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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco provided by Gray Line San Francisco

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

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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from $85.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Round-trip transportation means you can enjoy a drink (or two)
What to expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup in central 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 have some free time to stroll Cannery Row. Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2660SFOMON
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive Included • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets • 2 Departure locations offered in San Francisco: Union Square & Fisherman's Wharf Area • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive • Entry/Admission - Bird Rock Vista Point • Entry/Admission - Lone Cypress • Entry/Admission - Pebble Beach Golf Links
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off • Monterey Bay Aquarium • Entry/Admission - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Duration
11h
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone 1 Departure time: 7:40 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Zone 2 (Corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Shuttle Departure Time: 8:00 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.
Inclusions
Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive Included • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets • 2 Departure locations offered in San Francisco: Union Square & Fisherman's Wharf Area • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive • Entry/Admission - Bird Rock Vista Point • Entry/Admission - Lone Cypress • Entry/Admission - Pebble Beach Golf Links
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off • Monterey Bay Aquarium • Entry/Admission - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone 1 Departure time: 7:40 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Zone 2 (Corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Shuttle Departure Time: 8:00 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.
Duration
11h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • 1
    Pigeon Point Light Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Davenport
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Monterey Bay
    Cannery Row
  • 3
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    17-Mile Drive
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Bird Rock Vista Point
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Lone Cypress
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Pebble Beach Golf Links
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Carmel by the sea
  • 8
    Carmel Plaza
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
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Popular mentions

4.5
218 reviews
Excellent
172
Very good
22
Average
11
Poor
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Terrible
7

stacyluvstravel
Charlotte, NC15 contributions
Best day spent on Monterey/Carmel bus tour
Jun 2021
This was by far our favorite part of our trip to SFO. Antonio (from Grayline) was a fantastic tour guide. He gave great recommendations on everything and took us to some of the most breath taking spots I have ever seen. He was a huge source of information throughout the trip and seemed very knowledge no matter what anyone asked. I was a little nervous about taking this tour because I get bad motion sickness but I had no problems. I would highly recommend.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear stacyluvstravel, Thank you for your comments on our guide Antonio as well as your helpful recommendation to future customers. I am pleased you enjoyed the trip We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience Best regards, Manager en Gray Line San Francisco
Written June 11, 2021
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McMillianjac
Fairfield, CA12 contributions
Beautiful Scenary!
Antonio was an excellent driver and tour guide. He knew so much about the area and provided tasty food recommendations. Even the music playlists paired well with the scenic-drive along the Pacific Coast. The beaches were beautiful, and the coach was very comfortable. I certainly recommend this tour to anyone of all ages.
Written June 8, 2021
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Dear McMillianjac, Thank you for your lovely comments on our guide Antonio as well as your helpful recommendation to future customers. Your comments on his knowledge and great professionalism are much appreciated. We are glad that you had such a great experience with us Best regards Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written June 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FrequentFlier797479
3 contributions
Great tour
May 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour had a great time plus didnt have to drive a plus. George our driver was a amazing guy made the trip that much better
Written May 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Thank you for taking the time you took to share your experience with us. This helps affirm for our future clients the level of safety and excellence we endeavor to provide. We are glad that you had such a great experience with us. George does such an amazing job with his welcoming spirit and knowledge of the region of Monterey and Carmel. Again many thanks for your praise! Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written June 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

crayonline
Clifton, NJ359 contributions
Wonderful Scenic Drive
Sep 2020
Just Beautiful. Great drive by car, scooter or bike. Didn't realize there were so many beach access points. Will definitely do this again packing lunch and beach chairs, taking the whole day to enjoy several spots.
Written October 1, 2020
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Dear crayonline, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I truly hope you fully enjoyed the tour and the amazing places you visited. We hope to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written October 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caraj00
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions
A wonderful day along the Californian coast
Mar 2020
To be honest, I booked this trip out of San Francisco just to go to Monterey, because it looked so pretty in Big Little Lies and I was looking for something to do while my travelling companions did something else I didn't want to that day.
I was blown away with the amount of stops we made at all these interesting places.
Antonio was such a wonderful guide/driver, I felt safe with him behind the wheel and he had such a laid-back friendly attitude. Our stop at the fresh produce store for strawberries was a fabulous extra!
We had almost 2 hours in Monterey which was just long enough for me to do all the things I wanted to; we had a decent amount of time at Carmel (about an hour or so?) for me to do a wine tasting at a cellar door; Pebble Beach golf course was such a pleasant surprise and we were granted such fabulous access to it; and of course the photo stop at the tree provided an exhilarating view.
& watching the movie Mrs Doubtfire on the way back was so entertaining!
Definitely book this tour if you're in San Francisco and want to see some of the countryside and towns outside of it. It's also great value for money for a day trip too.
Written May 16, 2020
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Dear caraj00, Firstly I would like to thank you for your extensive and rewarding review on our Monterey, Carmel tour. We are glad that although initially your travel expectations were lower, with the help of our professional guide Antonio, and the organization of the tour, both in duration, stops made, places visited, and even surprises not expected during the route, allowed you to become a fabulous trip, well organized and in which the value for money is highlighted. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience! Sincerely,
Written May 21, 2020
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Eri Jean
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
So glad I finally visited this area!
Mar 2020
Dan our driver and guide was beyond excellent. So knowledgeable and entertaining.
Really appreciated his expertise from his former life involved with marine biology and the natural world.
Favourite part of the tour (other than hearing from Dan) was our stop at Pigeon Point lighthouse. So beautiful!
Long, busy day and a wonderful introduction to a gorgeous coastline and areas.
Written March 28, 2020
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Dear ericajeans, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your wonderful review on our Monterey, Carmel and 17 Mile Drive It is truly gratifying to learn you could discover this sites with us and were able to enjoy your time along this tour, as well as with our amazing driver/guide Dan who shared all his expertise with marine biology and the natural world with you. Your comments on his knowledge and great professionalism are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written April 3, 2020
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dickieclarke
Bristol, UK9 contributions
Great day trip from San Francisco
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a great day trip with Antonio as our guide/driver (Grayline)to Monterey, Carmel by Sea and 17 mile drive. The day was so well planned and delivered with great photo stops and short breaks along the way. We had plenty of time throughout the day to explore the different areas. Antonio was the perfect host telling us in detail about the places we were driving through on the way, lots of facts about the places we visited and was really clear about timings during our 11 hour tour. Highly recommended way to see the coast down from San Francisco.
Written March 13, 2020
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Dear dickieclarke, Thank you for sharing your opinion on our Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive tour. Our driver-guides try to provide a unique experience to each and every customer, reason why it is a real pleasure to read such a positive review on both the organisation of the tour and the skills of our driver-guide Antonio. We really hope to welcome you back very soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 17, 2020
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Becca H
2 contributions
Antonio is the realest tour guide!
Mar 2020 • Couples
The trip was amazing with the most incredible views. Antonio was the most down to earth guide, sharing stories of his family and their experience in agriculture and even buying us fresh strawberries. Very knowledgeable and a great personality. 10/10 my favorite trip in Northern California.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 123beccah, Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am incredibly delighted to see you had such a great experience with us. Our main goal is to offer an outstanding experience to our guests, and knowing our tour was definitely a highlight on your holiday with our professional driver-guide Antonio is more than rewarding. We hope to see you soon in our tours around Northern California! Kind regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 17, 2020
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Jeff
Cypress, TX7 contributions
This is a must see.
Mar 2020
This is a must see when going to Pebble Beach and the Carmel area. The scenery on the coastline is absolutely beautiful. Each stop along the 17 mile drive is well worth the stop to soak up the beauty and relaxing views.
Written March 5, 2020
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Dear whatsupwiththat43299, Thank you for sharing your opinion about our tour to Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive. I am very happy to know that the tour organization seemed appropriate, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the experience to the fullest. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 6, 2020
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Nancy K
8 contributions
Grayline Coastal Tour
Took the bus tour from San Francisco down to Monterey and Carmel via Hwy 1 yesterday. Josh was our tour guide. He is very entertaining and knowledgeable. He kept us laughing while we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Also, he was kind enough to drop us off at each of our hotels when the tour was finished. I highly recommend!
Written February 28, 2020
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Dear Nancy K, Thank you for your time. What a pleasure to know you had such a great day with our driver-guide Josh! Indeed, Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive is a must while in San Francisco; I am happy you could experience it. See you soon in our other tours! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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A very happy birthday!
This was a great way to spend my birthday! The entire group helped me celebrate! Greg was a great driver and tour g
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Go for it, you won’t regret this experience!
This was an incredible experience! Our guide, Denise, was absolutely amazing! She was fun, knowledgeable, and wen
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Great trip!
We had great experience with Gray Line, from booking to the drop off. We had enough time at each winery. All od t
366edwind
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Wife's 50th birthday vacation week.
My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves on this tour. What a wonderful way to start celebrating my wife 50th bir
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A WONDERFUL day trip through San Fran, Monterey, and Carmel!
This trip was fantastic! Antonio (our tour guide) did a great job of explaining different parts of San Francisco an
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First time experience
As a first timer on wine tours, I would say this was a great experience for my first time. My sisters and I were ve
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Sunday’s date
We really enjoyed the tour to Napa and Sonoma vineyards. We wish we could have more days but we will definitely com
FrequentFlier797479
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A must see
We went with marcos as our driver and he was awesome very entertaining and educated us as well.this was a great tri
Olizat
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Fun day with friends
It was a great day at the wineries, everything was just right, but the best part was our driver Antonio, he made th
Lester V
Lester V
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Great tour!
Muir Woods is beautiful. Tour guide was great. Very curvy roads to get there but beautiful views. Would do again fo
Marviisabel
Marviisabel
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Beautiful and Fun Experience Socializing and Drink Fine Wine
Our tour guide Antonio did an amazing job educating us about the historical parts of San Francisco along with each
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Bountiful wine, breathtaking views, and new friends
I had an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience with my fiancée on this tour, largely thanks to our tour guide and d
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Great experience!
Amazing Tour very well planed and guided. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. I will take that
998karissat
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It’s was wonderful
The 1st winery (roche) and the last winery (B.R Cohn) were my favorite, the first one was a chill vibe, and the las
MiamiTravels2021
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Excellent trip. The guide was very helpful and friendly
The 1st Sonoma Winery and the Sonoma Plaza But general the all trip was amazing. The guide was very helpful
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