Monterey 2-day Tour from San Francisco | Extranomical Tours

Monterey Two Day Tour

Monterey & Carmel

Highlights

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Description

Itinerary

  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in San Francisco
  • Miles of scenic ocean beach along California Highway 1
  • Spot and photograph California coastal birds and wildlife
  • World-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional)
  • 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach and the Del Monte Forest
  • Charming architecture, shops and restaurants in Carmel by the Sea
  • Historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo
  • Free WiFi on vehicle
with accommodation and Aquarium

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Tour Prices*Double OccupancySingle OccupancyChildren (< 11)
Regular Price:$275$360$250
Internet Special:$255$340$240
ONLINE SAVINGS$20$20$10

Tour is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. First tour date is May 16, 2018.

Day 1 – Coastal Highway from San Francisco to Monterey’s Cannery Row

You’ll be welcomed aboard our vehicle at the front door of your San Francisco hotel. Once underway, we journey southward from San Francisco on California Highway 1 where every bend in the road presents picture-perfect Pacific beaches, jagged cliffs and golden hills.

Our first destination on the Monterey peninsula is Cannery Row. This former sardine-packing district, first made famous by California author John Steinbeck, is today known for its world-class ocean aquarium, 19th century wharf and a variety of waterfront restaurants, shops, and arcades.

You’ll arrive with time to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium, a wildly popular ocean conservation and research facility. If you purchase your tickets through us, you will be able to skip the line and go right to the exhibits! (Go check out our Things To do in Monterey options!)

Alternatively, you may use your free time to dive into water sports (kayaking or sailing), visit to the Salvador Dali museum or walk the lively Path of History in Monterey. We’ll make a stunning photo stop at the country’s only “underwater” park, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Be ready by mid-day with your camera at your side as we travel to Pacific Grove and then slow the pace on the 17-mile Drive, passing mile after mile of blue ocean and white sandy beaches all the way to Carmel by the Sea. Here you will see the famous golf course of Pebble Beach, seaside mansions, and the Del Monte Forest.

We then visit the town of Carmel, where you will have an hour or more to visit this quaint community with fairytale architecture and its upscale shops, wine bars, art galleries, and restaurants. You can stroll down to the white sands of Carmel Beach in about 10 minutes. We’ll have time to take a short excursion to experience the historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo.

Day 2 – Sand and Surf

Day two has plenty of free time for a stroll on the beach, sightseeing or just relaxing in the California sunshine. We’ll help you choose among several options like whale watching, sailing or wine tasting. Click here to book your activity. 

Late in the afternoon, sit back and relax as we start our journey back to your San Francisco hotel.

Inclusions:

  • Transportation along California’s Pacific Coast
  • Admission to 17-mile Drive to Carmel by the Sea
  • Accommodations: Monterey Bay Travelodge

Tour is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. First tour date is May 16, 2018.

Day 1

Morning

  • Pickup from your downtown San Francisco hotel or designated pickup location.
  • Highway 1 to the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Short rest and coffee break in Davenport
  • Arrive in Monterey;  Time to explore Cannery Row, shops, restaurants and old Fisherman's Wharf

Afternoon

  • Tour of Pacific Grove and 17-Mile Drive
  • Pebble Beach golf course and seaside mansions
  • Bird Rock and the much-photographed Lone Cypress Tree.
  • Arrive in Carmel by the Sea
  • Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo
  • Check into  your Hotel in Monterey

Evening

  • Free time for dinner and relaxation

Day 2

  • Free time to enjoy optional attractions like whale watching, wine tasting or watersports. You can book them here

Afternoon

  • 5:00pm meet your tour guide again and  make the trip back to your San Francisco hotel.