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

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Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea before returning to 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
  • Easily upgrade to add a Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket ahead of time
  • Round-trip transportation means you can enjoy a drink (or two)
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 some 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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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
• Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
• Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
  • Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (If option selected).
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
  • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the tour first with a other company - they cancelled it just the day before in the afternoon. But Gray Line rescued our day - the Guide and Driver Danilo was really perfect and such a nice guy. You have a day in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SydneyVisitoor
Reviewed yesterday

Vlad was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide and safety for the passengers was always his main concern. This was a 12-hour tour so worth the all-day drive down the coast. If you are going on this tour, the Monterey Aquarium is a must as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic tour guide, lots of stops and photo opportunities, Pebble Beach Golf Club and 17 mile drive definitely the highlight.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible tour. Perfect weather. Josh was a charismatic and knowledgeable tourguide with exquisite pieces of local history sprinkled between crazy jokes and fun stories. He took us to a delicious bakery for excellent pastries. The beaches were delicious and the towns of Monterey and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shantala S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice Tour. The tour guide Josh, made it a very pleasant experience. Helpful ,kind and always in a good mood! He even get a “soundtrack“ for different parts of the way! Since we left S Francisco until we returned, a very nice day! Thank...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank mariajoaol579
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October 5, 2019|
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Response from deannerut | Reviewed this property |
Hi We got back at about 7.30pm but it’s traffic dependant.
September 7, 2019|
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Response from G M |
No. You can choose the amount of walking.
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