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

Highlights
  • Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
  • Cover 17 miles (27 kilometers) with a guide who’s familiar with the roads 
  • Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco
From US$79.00
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Monterey and Carmel Tour OnlyMost Popular
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive. This is the tour only and DOES NOT include Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
US$79.00
Monterey, Carmel with Aquarium
Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
US$118.00
Overview
Running along the Pacific coastline in California, Highway 1’s route involves plenty of twists and turns. Rather than dealing with the stress of driving it on your own, take this Monterey and Carmel tour that allows you to keep your eyes on the spectacular views. It includes round-trip transportation from San Francisco, and you can even add an optional admission ticket to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
What to Expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup from Union Square in San Francisco. Once you board your vehicle for the day, relax on the drive.

Your guide takes you down the California coast for views of the Pacific Ocean and beachside mansions. Your first stop is in Monterey where you’ll have about two hours of free time to stroll Cannery Row. You can also add on an admission ticket to Monterey Bay Aquarium when booking for an additional upgrade fee.

Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
Reviews (1,344)
1 - 5 of 81 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent well conducted tour

Excellent trip, driver Josh was exceptional. Thank you from a couple of grateful Australian travellers.

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Monterey, Carmel & 17 mile drive

Took this tour through Gray Line of San Francisco on 10th October. Was having second thoughts initially as I was only in SF for 4 days and thought my time would be better spent exploring this beautiful city for another day, but then decided this...More

Thank Naveeda M
Reviewed 1 week ago
17 mile coastal tour

Title of tour is somewhat misleading as the 17 mile road is just a portion of the trip. Got to see some great scenery and wildlife (we saw many varieties of birds, seals and walruses and even whales breaching). There was a stop at Pebble...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour

This was a very long day but it was a great tour our tour guide George was very good and answered all of any questions asked the places of Monterey and Carmel were beautiful we also went to pebble beach golf course where you could...More

Thank kazwyongah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour Not to miss!!

This was a great tour! Josh our guide was fantastic! He kept us entertained the entire trip with music, movie, and a wealth of info. He even bought fresh strawberries on one stop for everyone to taste. The drive was very comfortable and beautiful!! Josh...More

Thank nanabsf
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, It was a pleasure having you as our guest on the Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experiences on TripAdvisor. Your comments for our driver-guide, Josh is much appreciated. We hope to see...More

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Michelle M
29 August 2018|
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Response from 007melanie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a short stop. Walked around, saw all of the shops, stopped to buy a souvenir and walked through the clubhouse and out to see the course and beach.
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Michelle M
29 August 2018|
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Response from bballwey | Reviewed this property |
Pebble Beach GC is along the drive and you can stop and have lunch, etc. Not sure how much you can see from the restaurant area. You do get to see some of the greens as you drive the route.
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Bobbledegook
18 August 2018|
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Response from Sherri K | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 2 hours. Saw show explaining Monterey Bay evolution with humans ... 30 minutes but not cheesy. I would have stayed longer & taken some “Behind the Scene” tours but not enough time for everything. Tour from... More
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