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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 US$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 US$79.00
Monterey, Carmel with Aquarium
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
From US$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.
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the best tours I did so far ( I do travel worldwide). Antonio is not only an excellent driver but also a well spoken entertaining host, with excellent stops on the way to Monterey and Carmel, such a quintessential friendly Californian!...More

1  Thank SiMee70
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day trip with an excellent driver/guide

Booked this trip online-simple and straightforward. On the day we were picked up from our downtown hotel and then taken to the company office to book in. This was a bit of a surprise, however it all went smoothly. After booking in our coach arrived...More

3  Thank henrye147
GLSanFrancisco, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Henry, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is with joy you had a wonderful trip to Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive, led by our driver-guide: Josh. We will be sure to share the positive mention with Josh and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth it.

It's a long day but I wouldn't have wanted to miss it. We were collected from our hotel on time and taken to Fisherman's Wharf where we were transferred to our coach for the day and George, our driver. He was very informative throughout the...More

2  Thank Rhumrunner2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
But we didn't go for the shopping....

Our driver, Randy, was excellent, with a fund of 'Dad jokes' . I think we would have enjoyed it more had we sat on the Right side of the bus. by the time you have looked across the bus, past the folks on the other...More

3  Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrific day trip

Other tour providers could learn from the experience that was provided to us by Antonio. He was informative, humorous and considerate. We had plenty of time to take in Monterey, Carmel and being a golfer, Pebble Beach. I would highly recommend this trip for people...More

2  Thank Ian L
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May 9, 2018|
Response from Suzanne739 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they picked up from fishermans wharf and union square. Yes Carmel is part of the tour.
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Suzanne739 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had 26