Monterey and Carmel full-day tour from San Francisco
Excursions & day trips

Monterey and Carmel full-day tour from San Francisco

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Ride along the Pacific Coastal Highway 1
  • Visit the beach and surfing town of Santa Cruz
  • Explore Monterey with its historic Town Center, Cannery Row and more
  • See Silicon Valley, the high-tech capital of the world
What to expect

This tour takes you along one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world - California's Highway 101! You will explore the charming coastal towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-The-Sea as well as passing the famous 17-Mile Drive with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

The route passes through the beach town of Santa Cruz (road conditions permitting). You'll be hit with one spectacular view after another. Following a morning of winding down the coast, you'll stop for a visit in Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey. You'll have plenty of time to get tickets and visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium - with over 250,00 sea creatures in 200+ mesmerizing galleries, tours, and exhibits.

Afterward, cruise along the 17-mile drive with the Pebble Beach golf course, the Lone Pine, and the best coastal views in the world. You'll stop in the gallery/restaurant district of Carmel-by-the-Sea. After such a nature-filled trip, pass through Silicon Valley, the high-tech capital of the world, as you head back to San Francisco.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour in a luxury coach bus
    • Entrance fees to the 17-Mile Drive
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Entrance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 5-11)
    • Infants (ages 0-4): free
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pickup available in the Downtown area (Union Square, Financial District, Nob Hill, Lombard Street, Embarcadero and SOMA). Please confirm your hotel pickup at least 48 hours prior to departure. If you do not have a scheduled hotel pickup, you need to be at 288 Beach Street (at the corner of Mason Street) at least 20 mins prior to the departure

    What to remember
    • Guests and staff are required to wear face coverings onboard
    • Social distancing seating has been put into place. Boarding is coordinated from the rear forward to allow enough distance between passengers
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided on the bus and all buses will be cleaned between departures
    • Please note the 17 Mile Drive is closed during pro golf tournaments and the Concurs d'Elegance
    • It is recommended to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes
    • The tour route and some stops may vary due to the weather and traffic conditions
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 5 days before the experience begins.

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