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Monterey & Carmel Explorer

San Francisco, United States

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11 to 12 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

This tour traverses the breathtaking scenery on the famous Pacific Coast Highway. Upon arriving in historic Monterey, you will have time to explore the fascinating sea creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (entrance not included) and stroll among the shops on Cannery Row. The tour will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17 Mile Drive. The drive finishes up at the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea where you’ll can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. When there is interest, we will also visit the historic Carmel Mission.

What's Included

  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
  • Free Wifi on vehicle
  • Guide Gratuities (for Private option ONLY)
  • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive
  • Guide Gratuities (for Shared tour)
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Lunch - Meals are not included but available for purchase throughout the day.
  • Entry/Admission - Monterey Bay Aquarium

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, pigeon point rd, CA-1, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

Pigeon Point Light Station or Pigeon Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse built in 1871 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. It is the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States.

Stop At: Whale City Bakery, 490 CA-1, Davenport, CA 95017, USA

Brief breakfast stop. Relaxed roadside cafe whipping up homestyle American fare morning til night,

The Location

Where To Go

1: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
2: Avis Car Rental, 500 Beach St Suite 120, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA


San Francisco, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (18)

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Antonio was the best guide...

Migdalia A | Jul 2021

Antonio was the best guide you can ask for. Highly recommended. We had the best time and the views we saw were priceless.

Randall was our driver and...

Kathryn | Jun 2021

Randall was our driver and did a great job! We had a wonderful time exploring half moon bay in Monterey, pebble beach, and Carmel by the sea!

This trip to Carmel and...

Dianne R | Oct 2019

This trip to Carmel and Monterey was magnificent. The drive was pleasant and lots to see along the way. Our tour guide, Danilo was informative, funny and well organised. He was also a very safe driver and really took pride in showing us this

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square - 333 O'Farrell Street (Mason Street entrance) if your hotel is not listed
  • Minimum of 5 passengers needed for tour to run. There is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

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

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