Monterey & Carmel Tour
Take a day trip along California’s Coastal Highway 1 to Monterey and Carmel!
Travel down the world-famous Highway 1, right along California’s rugged coast offering stunning views, one after the other. This tour from San Francisco stops at the charming coastal city Monterey, where you can visit the popular Monterey Aquarium, and then head on to the quaint town of Carmel and the famous 17-mile drive.
On this all-day guided trip by bus along Highway 1, enjoy awe-inspiring coastal views and visits to some of Northern California’s most scenic seaside towns.
Early in the morning, your 11-hour tour to Monterey and Carmel will begin in San Francisco with a drive south on Highway 1. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, through Half Moon Bay and the seaside town of Santa Cruz. Pass through the Salinas valley, the artichoke capital of the world, and through Monterey to Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.
Once you have arrived in Monterey, you will have time to explore shops and restaurants along the local wharf, or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium with more than 250,000 creatures and over 200 spectacular galleries. The entrance ticket to the Monterey Aquarium is recommended but not included in the price of your day trip.
After your stop in Monterey, follow the coast to Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Seal Rock and the legendary Lone Cypress. Spend time in storybook Carmel, home of Clint Eastwood, with its unique boutiques, cafes and charming cottage homes. While on tour you will also pass by one of the oldest Spanish Missions in the country! Poor weather conditions may require alternate driving routes.
After an eventful day along the California coast, return to San Francisco via route 101 through San Jose and the Silicon Valley – the computer capital of the world.
Booking restrictions: 24-hour booking window required
Departs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9:00m.
Tour Length: 11 Hours
Adult (12+); Youth (4-11)