1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Pacific Coast Highway - Route 1

From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

Product ID: 7381
Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. Follow Highway 1 to the Monterey Peninsula and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Finish with a stop at the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea before returning to San Francisco.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup from selected San Francisco hotels. If pickup is not available from your hotel, please meet at the local partner's office, Union Square, 478 Post Street.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel the 17-mile Scenic Drive
  • Visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck
  • Wander the quaint town of Carmel by the sea
  • Ample photo stops along the way
5.5 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 2.5 hours
  • Monterey (break, photo stop, lunch, shopping)

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (visit)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • 17-Mile Drive (photo stop)

  • Carmel (break, shopping)

  • 3 hours
  • San Francisco

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. You will stop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, where there are great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific.

Next travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Your tour continues to Carmel by the sea where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops, and beautiful architecture.
  • Full-day tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • WiFi and restroom on board
  • Pickup from selected San Francisco hotels
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Pickup is available from selected hotels in San Francisco
• If pickup is not available from your hotel, you'll have to make your way to the meeting point at the local partner's office
• Please contact the local partner after booking to confirm your pickup or meeting point details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our driver was the best ! He seemed to really love what he was doing and love Cali. It was a good activity for me as I only had the day and had already seen much of SF and Sausalito. I would like to return and share it with my daughters and husband.

September 19, 2019

You have to go to Carmel !!!

I would have liked more time in Carmel, lunch and enjoy the beach. Personally I find that Monterrey is less attractive except for the Aquarium (although I did not visit it because I just went to Australia). Our guide Ernesto, knowledgeable about history as well as “of the main wealth, agriculture”, I learned a lot. One of the tourists fell and Ernesto handled himself professionally and quickly.

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July 25, 2019

Everything perfect! Definitely worth it!

Super friendly and funny driver who knew a lot to tell about San Francisco and the cities around it. Multiple stops for photos. 2 hours in Monterey and another 1 in Carmel. Would have liked to stay longer, but that's the way it is on a day tour. ;-) Definitely worth seeing.

March 16, 2019

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Gray Line San Francisco

Product ID: 7381