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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco provided by Gray Line San Francisco

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • 1
    Pigeon Point Light Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Davenport
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Monterey Bay
    Cannery Row
  • 3
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 4
    17-Mile Drive
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Bird Rock Vista Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Lone Cypress
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Pebble Beach Golf Links
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Carmel By the Sea Scenery
  • 8
    Carmel Plaza
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Drive down the California coast during this Monterey and Carmel tour
  • Choose to stroll Cannery Row or to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Round-trip transportation means you can enjoy a drink (or two)
What to Expect
Start your guided tour to Monterey with a pickup in central 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 have some free time to stroll Cannery Row. Afterward, it’s on to Carmel-by-the-Sea for some more free time before the drive back to San Francisco.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).
  • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
  • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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crayonline wrote a review Oct 2020
Clifton, New Jersey361 contributions105 helpful votes
Just Beautiful. Great drive by car, scooter or bike. Didn't realize there were so many beach access points. Will definitely do this again packing lunch and beach chairs, taking the whole day to enjoy several spots.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director General at Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Dear crayonline, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I truly hope you fully enjoyed the tour and the amazing places you visited. We hope to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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caraj00 wrote a review May 2020
Adelaide, Australia46 contributions50 helpful votes
To be honest, I booked this trip out of San Francisco just to go to Monterey, because it looked so pretty in Big Little Lies and I was looking for something to do while my travelling companions did something else I didn't want to that day. I was blown away with the amount of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director General at Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 21 May 2020
Dear caraj00, Firstly I would like to thank you for your extensive and rewarding review on our Monterey, Carmel tour. We are glad that although initially your travel expectations were lower, with the help of our professional guide Antonio, and the organization of the tour, both in duration, stops made, places visited, and even surprises not expected during the route, allowed you to become a fabulous trip, well organized and in which the value for money is highlighted. We hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience! Sincerely,
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Eri Jean wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia9 contributions9 helpful votes
Dan our driver and guide was beyond excellent. So knowledgeable and entertaining. Really appreciated his expertise from his former life involved with marine biology and the natural world. Favourite part of the tour (other than hearing from Dan) was our stop at Pigeon Point
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Gerente at Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Dear ericajeans, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your wonderful review on our Monterey, Carmel and 17 Mile Drive It is truly gratifying to learn you could discover this sites with us and were able to enjoy your time along this tour, as well as with our amazing driver/guide Dan who shared all his expertise with marine biology and the natural world with you. Your comments on his knowledge and great professionalism are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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dickieclarke wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a great day trip with Antonio as our guide/driver (Grayline)to Monterey, Carmel by Sea and 17 mile drive. The day was so well planned and delivered with great photo stops and short breaks along the way. We had plenty of time throughout the day to explore the different
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Dear dickieclarke, Thank you for sharing your opinion on our Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive tour. Our driver-guides try to provide a unique experience to each and every customer, reason why it is a real pleasure to read such a positive review on both the organisation of the tour and the skills of our driver-guide Antonio. We really hope to welcome you back very soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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Becca H wrote a review Mar 2020
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The trip was amazing with the most incredible views. Antonio was the most down to earth guide, sharing stories of his family and their experience in agriculture and even buying us fresh strawberries. Very knowledgeable and a great personality. 10/10 my favorite trip in Northern
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Dear 123beccah, Thank you for posting your opinion on our tour. I am incredibly delighted to see you had such a great experience with us. Our main goal is to offer an outstanding experience to our guests, and knowing our tour was definitely a highlight on your holiday with our professional driver-guide Antonio is more than rewarding. We hope to see you soon in our tours around Northern California! Kind regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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cassieb784
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Wonderful
This tour was wonderful! The tour guides were super inviting and the places selected are unique and beautiful.
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290shelbyc
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Amazing wine tour with friends
Such a fun day despite everything going on with covid! They did a great job maintaining social distancing, the bus
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J2808ICmoniqueg
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Best winery tour
This tour was amazing! My friends and I truly enjoyed every bit of our trip! Roche winery was hands down my favorit
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danielaq364
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Amazing experience
This tour was amazing!! Let me start off by saying that Marco, the driver, and Antonio, our tour guide, we’re beyon
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reginelc2020
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Amazing
This is a great tour and the wines are great especially roche but mario andretti was lovely too we will definitely
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L345NVkevino
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Worth it!!
Great tour and experience, our tour guide and driver were excellent. Comfortable, clean, and safe bus. Didn’t feel
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384nishat
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An idea day
Antonio and Marco made the whole experience wonderful! I felt completely safe with the super clean bus, temperature
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jmaddox525
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Marco, Like Polo, Was Amazing!
Marco with Grayline was fantastic! He gave us such a warm welcoming experience. From his knowledge of the town, his
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Zotwell
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Wow
Not sure what happened to the tour I booked. Only made half the stops and was half the time we had expected. Everyo
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aliciacL1867YD
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Beautiful day in Sonoma and Napa Valley!
Our wine tour was everything we were hoping for and more! Our tour guide Antonio was very friendly and knowledgeabl
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189albertam
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Excellent
Had an amazing time, Antonio our tour guide was very friendly, acknowledgeable and funny. The wineries were very we
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ciaomeranda
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Very enjoyable
It was a great tour. It was a nice leisurely walk in the Muir Woods. All but one of the buildings at Alcatraz were
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268karringtonw
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Had a blast!
I had a great time! The bus driver and tour staff were awesome. Roche Winery were my favorite and so was the wine
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erifab2011
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Las aventureras review
I was very satisfied with the tour itself and how structured it was. Loved the first winery (Roche). They were very
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982maricaa
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Great time
Our tour guide was Trish. She was well spoken and kept the group entertained. She was on time for pickup at all of
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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