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Day Trip to Carmel and Monterey
Activities in San Francisco

Day Trip to Carmel and Monterey

  • English English
  • 11 hours

Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past.

Day Trip to Carmel and Monterey

Visit California's "first city", and the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico, where sights include Cannery Row so named after John Steinbeck set one of his books, "Cannery Row" in Ocean View Avenue, Monterey. You can visit the great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, not to mention the world-famous Monterey Aquarium, and the town is rich with history, including possessing California's first theatre, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper.

You'll have two hours to explore Monterey and the quaint, picture perfect enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea, before the tour in an air-conditioned bus takes you down the idyllic "17-Mile Drive". Hugging the Pacific coast and passing by famous golf courses such as Pebble Beach, mansions and stunning scenery such as the wind-lashed Lone Cypress (known as 'the most photographed tree in North America') and Bird Rock.

The tour makes stops for photographs and with snaps snapped neither you nor your friends will be left in no doubt as to why this area is renowned as one of the most spectacular in California.

Tour With Aquarium Ticket

To make your time in Monterey even more special, you can reserve the tour with tickets to the famous Monterey Aquarium, considered one of the best in the world thanks to more than 35 thousand marine animals including jellyfish, sea otters, and several species of shark.

Hotel pick up

This activity includes hotel pick up from selected hotels in San Francisco. If your hotel is not mentioned, you should make your way to the meeting point near Union Square.

Price

Adults Children between 5 and 11
Tour
US$ 79
US$ 55
Tour + Aquarium Tickets
US$ 118
US$ 69

Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 79
  • Children between 5 and 11

    US$ 55

Tour + Aquarium Tickets

  • Adults

    US$ 118
  • Children between 5 and 11

    US$ 69

More Information

Duration

11 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up.

Air conditioned bus transport with WiFi.

English speaking guide.

Entry to the aquarium (optional).

Not included

Food and drink.

Hotel drop off.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in San Francisco).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

from
US$ 79
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.