Recent Searches
Clear

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

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

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
  • Full-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel
  • Stop at Carmel by the Sea
  • San Francisco pickup and drop-off included
Saved to wishlist!
Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
Tolls for 17-Mile Drive Included
Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach restroom and power outlets
2 Departure locations offered in San Francisco: Union Square & Fisherman's Wharf Area
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Departure Point

478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone 1 Departure time: 7:40 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Zone 2 (Corner of Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St.) Shuttle Departure Time: 8:00 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your luxury coach in central San Francisco, cruise down scenic Highway 1 and let your guide handle the driving while you soak up views of the Pacific Ocean.

After curving around the Monterey Peninsula, stop in the coastal city of Monterey. Enjoy free time here to grab a fresh seafood lunch on the pier (own expense) or browse the shops of Cannery Row.

Continue along the coast with a ride down 17-Mile Drive, home to the prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress tree. Listen for the barking clamor of Seal Rock with a stop along this low-lying coastal road framed by mansions and ocean vistas. Further along, visit the chic coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can browse high-end galleries and see remnants of a historic Spanish mission. 

Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off in the evening in San Francisco.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Pacific Coast Highway
California's most scenic highway that connects San Francisco to Monterey. This road hugs the California coastline, passing rocky overhangs and coastal farming towns.
Stop At:  
Pigeon Point Light Station
Tallest lighthouse on the west Coast of the United States. it is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Explore the lighthouse or a quick walk down to the beach.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Davenport
Travelers will spend 15 minutes here to stretch and get a quick coffee.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Monterey Bay
Nearing the city of Monterey, views of the Monterey Bay will become available for traveles.
Pass By:  
Cannery Row
This waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey. It is the site of now-defunct sardine canning factories. Cannery Row today is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and stores.
Stop At:  
Monterey Bay Aquarium
This is the stopping location for the Monterey portion of the tour. Travelers will be given 1.5 hours - 2 hours of free time to explore: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Restaurants and stores.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
17-Mile Drive
A scenic loop through the private Pebble Beach community on the Monterey Peninsula. Travelers will see, beautiful coastal scenes with white cove beaches.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bird Rock Vista Point
This wildlife hub is buzzing with birds, harbor seals and belching sea lions. Sea lions take advantage of the cleared-off perch and enjoy the sun.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lone Cypress
A Monterey Cypress tree, standing on a granite hillside. Estimated at 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and held in place by cables for the last 60 years.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay. Travelers will be allowed to disembark and explore the area.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Carmel by the sea
Small beach community on California's Monterey Peninsula. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach.
Stop At:  
Carmel Plaza
Nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Plaza is home to one of a kind fashion finds, specialty natural brands, distinctive restaurants, gourmet shops, wine tasting rooms, in a relaxed and sophisticated setting.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line San Francisco

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

4.0
star-4
1,502 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 1,502 reviews
star-5
Route 1 drive
Katerina_S
, Sep 2021
We got lucky with a warm and sunny weather! It was a beautiful ride along coast-hugging scenic route 1!
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Maria_A
, Sep 2021
Great experience and tour!!! I would highly recommend it to anyone. The views are just stunning. I just wished that they could given us more time in Carmel.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Norma
Norma_M
, Sep 2021
It was a great trip...everything was beautiful...our guide Antonio was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable ...highly recommend it...easy cruising..relaxed atmosphere..he went out of his way
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Monterrey
patrick_g
, Sep 2021
Tour guide is very informative good driver,did the little things that count, bought us fresh strawberries to share on bus, knew best shops restaurants
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Comprehensive
David_H
, Sep 2021
A full day jammed full of amazing sights and experiences. Our guide was an encyclopedia of information with a wry sense of humor who did his best to maximize our enjoyment of the day.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Great tour guide Thomas!
Elizabeth_C
, Sep 2021
Thomas was very knowledgable and kind. He went over and above to make sure everyone had a wonderful experience!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Awesome scenic tour!
Antara_D
, Sep 2021
I took this trip on Aug 28, 2021 on Coach 21 with other fellow tourists and Antonio as the bus driver cum the tour guide. Fantastic tour stopping at all the main scenic places, enough breaks for everyone to enjoy the prime spots, use the restroom, buy souvenirs, and take pictures. Antonio is the best; he is knowledgeable about the area and very friendly. Liked the entire tour but specifically loved Monterey where we had a halt of 2 hrs to enjoy lunch and walk around. Also, loved the Pigeon Point Lighthouse which I found to be very scenic. In addition, loved the farms on the way which were not touristy spots but gives an insight into how our grocery store items are grown which we take for granted. It was a tiring trip taking up the entire day but overall, very glad and happy with lots of photos to cherish.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Enjoyable
Julianna_H
, Sep 2021
I enjoyed the diverse things we did seein Monterey Carmel pebble beach and 17 mile drive including the brief walk
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
fabulous
SooKyung_k
, Sep 2021
Driving through #1 route side by the beaches was beautiful. The tour guide was very kind. It's a day long, but didn't feel like it's too long. The tour was very interesting! Both beaches in Monterey and Carmel by the sea are beautiful!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Well worth the money
Jeannie_K
, Aug 2021
Antonio is a superb tour guide and you get more than your money’s worth on this tour. Highly recommend!
HelpfulHelpful

Explore Similar Things to Do