Monterey & Carmel Tour

Monterey & Carmel Tour

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Itinerary

  • Complimentary hotel pickup & drop-off in San Francisco
  • Knowledgeable Expedition Leader to guide you
  • Free WiFi on tour coach
  • Stunning scenery on Pacific Coast Highway 1
  • Historic Cannery Row in Monterey
  • Photo opportunities along the 17-Mile Drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Your Satisfaction guaranteed
Monterey & Carmel Explorer with Aquarium

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Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$149$119
Internet Special:$139$113
ONLINE SAVINGS$10$6


Monterey & Carmel Explorer
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$99$79
Internet Special:$94$76
ONLINE SAVINGS$5$3

Monterey and Carmel Tour from San Francisco

Our Monterey & Carmel Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between.

Monterey Bay has great geologic and biological significance: it has an incredible abundance of sea life just offshore in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Several waves of industrial-scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea trench offshore. John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) grew up in Salinas and spent much of his creative effort writing about the Monterey area.                              

You’ll start your Monterey and Carmel Tour traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1 (fog permitting). You will set foot in Monterey for about two hours, which gives you plenty of time to visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional; please select your option on the right). Or opt to stroll among the shops along historic Cannery Row, grab a fresh seafood lunch or just wander along Ocean View Boulevard all the way to Lover's Point Beach. 

After, you will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17-Mile Drive. This famous road winds its way between magnificent homes and the spectacular coastline, between the greens and tees of world famous golf courses like Spyglass Hill, and among the last remaining forest of a rare species of trees, the Monterey Cypress, which is sculpted by relentless pacific breezes into fanciful shapes. The Lone Cypress is a very poignant example of one of these hardy trees hanging on to life (with the help of human engineering) in a seemingly impossible location.

Upon arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. If there is time and interest, we can visit the historic Carmel Mission as a last stop. Come and join our Monterey and Carmel Tour now for an exquisite experience.

Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour - Times Approximate

Tour Length - 11 hours approximately

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Pick up for the Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour at most hotels in San Francisco - downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
8:45 - 4:30 PM

 

Begin the tour to Monterey, driving along Highway 1 viewing California's rugged coastline with a rest-stop in Davenport. You will set foot in Monterey for about two hours, which gives you plenty of time to visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional; select option at check out). Or opt to stroll among the shops along historic Cannery Row, grab a fresh seafood lunch or just wander along Ocean View Boulevard all the way to Lover's Point Beach. Drive through Pacific Grove, known for its Monarch butterflies and turn-of-the century Victorian homes. Then follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest, seeing the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress Tree. The last portion of this tour will be held at the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can shop in small boutiques and visit quaint art and photography galleries.

 

4:30 - 7:30 PM
Head back to San Francisco and enjoy a drop off at most San Francisco Downtown and Fisherman's Wharf hotels.