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1-Day Monterey Bay Tour from San Francisco

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Highlights: Visit Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Lodge At Pebble Beach), Carmel.

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 7:00am 718 Franklin St - Oakland, CA
 7:30am 291 Geary St - San Francisco, CA
 8:00am 199 California Dr - Millbrae, CA
 8:45am 10122 Bandley Dr - Cupertino, CA
 9:15am 1688 Hostetter Road - San Jose, CA
 9:45am Warm Springs Blvd - Fremont, CA
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    Adult Child (0-9 yrs)
    $68 $58
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    After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location(s), we will begin this tour. Today, we will head to Monterey, CA to explore this lovely area. First, we will visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium before we take a stroll on the historic Fisherman's Wharf and see Cannery Row, famous for lending its name to a John Steinbeck novel. Then, we will enjoy the scenic drive along 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. Along the way, we will pass by the iconic Lone Cypress. Then we will visit Carmel. Afterwards, we will return to the Bay Area in the evening. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

    More» Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War. «Less

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      More» The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales. «Less
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      More» This historic area in Monterey was a fish market until the 1960s. Nowadays, it is packed with fine seafood restaurants and is accessible only to pedestrians. Whale watches and other cruises depart from these docks. «Less
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      More» This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child $28
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      More» This street made famous by the John Steinbeck novel of the same name was once the center of Monterey's fishing industry. Today, it is a tourist attraction and conservation area home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many seal lions. «Less
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      More» This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas. «Less
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      More» Pebble Beach is regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the world. The Lodge is a deluxe hotel that provides front-row seats to beautiful views of the course, as well as luxury lodging and fine dining. «Less
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      More» An icon of the Western United States, this tree stands alone on a cliff overlooking the ocean along Monterey's 17-Mile Drive. It is one of the most photographed trees in the country and is almost 250 years old. «Less

    More» Officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, this coastal Southern California town is known for its amazing scenery as well as its art scene past and present. Former mayors include Clint Eastwood, Perry Newberry, and Herbert Heron, among other artistic icons. «Less

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    Oakland, CA 718 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Chinatown - Oakland, CA) map link 7:00am 8:30pm
    San Francisco, CA 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Macy's - San Francisco, CA) map link 7:30am 8:00pm
    Millbrae, CA 199 California Dr. #199, Millbrae, CA 94030 (near Millbrae Bart - Millbrae, CA) map link 8:00am 7:30pm
    Cupertino, CA 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food - Cupertino, CA) map link 8:45am 7:00pm
    San Jose, CA 1688 Hostetter Road, San Jose, CA (99 Ranch Market - San Jose, CA) map link 9:15am 6:30pm
    Fremont, CA 46196 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 (Marina Food - Fremont, CA) map link 9:45am 6:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • Transportation via coach bus or van.
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Monterey, CA
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $36 $28
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Air fares between your city and the starting city.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
    • A mandatory service fees: A total of $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 1-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 1 (day) = $16.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
    • Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively.
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    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book airline tickets until you receive the confirmation.


    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking, please do not book the airline tickets until your received the confirmation.
    • Cancellation and Refund policy (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after purchase, customers will be fully refunded if the orders cannot be confirmed.
      • Cancellations received up to 15 days prior to departure - 20% of total purchase amount.
      • Cancellations received within 8-14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 30% per person.
      • Cancellations received within 4-7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
      • Cancellations received Within 3 Days prior to departure or no show will incur a 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
    • We reserve right to cancel a schedule to fully refund affected customers although we will make every effort to maintain the regular operation.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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