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1-Day Tour to Monterey, Bay Aquarium, Carmel and 17-Mile from San Francisco

Tour Code: 845-131
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Daily (Jun - Oct); Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, (Nov - Mar)
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Highlights: For a scenic day out, explore the beauty along California's famous coast Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola. Take in views of the Carmel Valley Hills and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Monterey. NEW! - now includes the option to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium!

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Very very good!! Must be visited!!
Unfortunately it was a rainy day. I strongly recommend you to check the weather before booking this tour. They put us with other groups and the driver (tower tour - Larry) was very nice. The Monterey ... More>>
Nice trip and safe driving. The driver was really talkative, but would benefit on keeping the political statements outside.

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    Adult Child (5-11 yrs) Senior (65-100 yrs)
    $126 $81 $124
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    • Child price applies to children aging 11 year old and under.
    General details:
    - Full-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Cannery Row
    - Plenty of scenic photo stops
    - 17-Mile drive and Carmel
    - Arrival at Monterey Bay Aquarium with a guided escort entrance and hosted lunch
    - Free time to explorer the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium
    - Expert guide and commentary
    - Pick-up and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels
    - FREE wireless on board most tour vehicles


    Guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco. Today, we will follow Highway 1 south along the Pacific coastline until we reach Monterey, where we will visit Cannery Row, Carmel, and more. We will also take a scenic ride along the 17-Mile Drive. We will also get the chance to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Later, we will return to San Francisco via the famous Silicon Valley. 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» 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» 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 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
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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

    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

    More» San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well! «Less

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      More» Today we visit the world famous Silicon Valley where we will visit Google, Apple, Intel, HP and Facebook, top technology companies. «Less
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    San Francisco, CA , San Francisco, CA 94133 (at North Point Street - San Francisco, CA) map link
    • Please arrive at least 20 minutes in advance before departure.
    • Complimentary pick-up service available from most hotels in Downtown San Francisco, please refer to your e-ticket for more information.
    • Price Includes

    • Tour along Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola
    • Admission to Monterey Bay Aquarium with lots of free time to explore
    • Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey
    • Hotel pickup and drop off (only with morning tour)
    • Round trip transportation
    • Narrated guiding(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
    • Hotel transfer service
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    • Meals and Beverages (unless otherwise specified)
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Additional Note

    • Suggested Attire: for day tours, casual, comfortable clothes and walking shoes are advised.
    • 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. The driver is not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
    • Buses are air conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers booked for that particular day. There are 48, 28, 39, 47 and 50 seat vehicles.
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