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Pacific Coastal Highway Tour to Monterey & Carmel

Product ID: 22673
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Enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean as you drive down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco! This full-day tour takes you along Highway 1 to see the classic PCH towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up is available from centrally located San Francisco hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour the 17-Mile Drive, where you can photograph the famous Lone Cypress on the coast
  • Walk through Cannery Row and visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (additional cost for ticket purchase)
  • Visit the historic mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Full description
Travel along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. This full-day tour takes you along California’s stunning coast to experience the beauty of Highway 1.

When you arrive at the Monterey peninsula, follow the 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach to visit the Lone Cypress, where your guide will stop for you to take photos of the rugged, beautiful coast.

As your tour continues, visit Monterey city where you can walk down Cannery Row, or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From Monterey, your tour continues to the coastal town Pacific Grove, which features charming Victorian-era buildings; and the artsy Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you will visit the historic mission established in 1770.

On the way back to San Francisco, drive through Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the United States; and, as you circle round the north end of San Francisco, catch a glimpse of the Seal Rocks in the distance.
  • Transportation in a motor coach bus
  • 17-Mile Drive toll
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop off is available from most centrally located San Francisco area and SFO Airport-area hotels with advance notice
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

288 Beach Street, San Francisco CA 94133

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Important information
Know before you go
• The initial drive south to Monterey takes 2.5 hours
• Please contact Tower Tours (+1 415 345 8687, toll free +1 866 345 8687, or by e-mail at least 24-hours in advance to confirm your reservation and arrange your hotel pick-up
• Tower tours requires 72-hour advanced notice to cancel or change your original reservation
• Bus tour narration operated in English by live guide; with audio narration in the following languages. 中文, Español, 한국어, Français, 日本語, Deutsche, Italiano - multi-language voice narration experience: QR code mobile app feature (must have mobile data to utilize feature; Wifi not available on motor-coach)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Tower Tours - San Francisco

Product ID: 22673