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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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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.
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You'll start at
478 Post St
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USAGray Line Office at Union Square (478 Post Street)
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  • Pass by Pacific Coast Highway
    Pass by 17-Mile Drive
    Pass by Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 1
    Cannery Row
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 2
    Carmel By the Sea Scenery
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Silicon Valley
    Pass by Monterey Bay
You'll end at
478 Post St
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USAGray Line Office at Union Square (478 Post Street)
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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
  • Easily upgrade to add a Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket ahead of time
  • 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. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, 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).
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eri Jean wrote a review 28 Mar
Sydney, Australia9 contributions4 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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dickieclarke wrote a review 13 Mar
Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
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 2 weeks ago
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 13 Mar
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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 2 weeks ago
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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Jeff wrote a review 5 Mar
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This is a must see when going to Pebble Beach and the Carmel area. The scenery on the coastline is absolutely beautiful. Each stop along the 17 mile drive is well worth the stop to soak up the beauty and relaxing views.
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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 3 weeks ago
Dear whatsupwiththat43299, Thank you for sharing your opinion about our tour to Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive. I am very happy to know that the tour organization seemed appropriate, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the experience to the fullest. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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Nancy K wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Took the bus tour from San Francisco down to Monterey and Carmel via Hwy 1 yesterday. Josh was our tour guide. He is very entertaining and knowledgeable. He kept us laughing while we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Also, he was kind enough to drop us off at each of our hotels
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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 4 weeks ago
Dear Nancy K, Thank you for your time. What a pleasure to know you had such a great day with our driver-guide Josh! Indeed, Monterey, Carmel and 17-mile drive is a must while in San Francisco; I am happy you could experience it. See you soon in our other tours! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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We will definitely be back again..high tea with food items accompanied by the warm services provided and we had th
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Nice tour
It was a very great experience. Recommend to my friends. Really enjoyed it. Make sure you go on a good day.
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Site Seeing
Don on the gray line tour bus was awesome and did a great job of talking!! We did not get to see the Alcatraz islan
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ancavnar
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Beautiful Place! Great guide! Short time...
I did a Muir Woods/Sausalito tour and really enjoyed the experience. The guide/bus driver was great, and even thoug
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Wine tour
Excellent tour! Chablis was great! Funny, knowledgeable, and very welcoming. Wineries were wonderful and drive to a
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christyelam
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Fun trip!!
We loved our trip to Muir Woods and the hike was great! Not too difficult and worth every step! Loved sausalito a
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Tete a tete with nature
Attempted a one day trip to Yosemite National Park, conducted by Grayline and booked through Viator. This trip chan
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Family reunion
Met with cousin after not seeing each other after 17 years. Excellent tour by Josh. Very informative & humorous. He
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Kingmoon
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Fantastic
Book this tour, stop looking for others and wasting your time, and just book it. You actually get four tours for yo
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PRrosana
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Good
The visit to Alcatraz was excellent, but time for lunch was too tight. The city tour was good but it was somewhat b
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ShawnMoore535
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Josh Was Awesome!!
While visiting San Francisco, my husband booked this tour. Josh was our bus operator/ tour guide for the day. He wa
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545baileym
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Great Experience
Driver was great, wine was great & the whole experience was great even with the rain! Definitely bring cash for tip
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652nehag
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Worst experience of my life
I wanted to bring to your kind notice the unfortunate series of events that happened with me on my tour to Napa and
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Day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite
Such a fabulous day!! So relaxing to get on/off the very comfortable luxury coach with Antonio driving and giving
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Travel27228
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Highly recommended bus tour of wine country
This was definitely a fund day in Napa and Sonoma wine country. Our driver, Tiana, was excellent! Her well infor
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