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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); Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, (Nov - Mar)
San Francisco, CA
10 Hours 30 Minutes
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!
Price In USD (per person)
Price (/person)
    Adult $126
    (5-11 yrs)

Pricing Policy

  • Child price applies to children aging 5-11 year old.
General details:
- Full-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Cannery Row
- Plenty of scenic photo stops
- Stop at Carmel by the Sea
- 17-Mile drive and Carmel
- Entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Time to explore Monterey and Cannery Row
- Expert guide and commentary
- FREE wireless on board tour vehicle
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Guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco. Today, we will travel along scenic California's Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. We will make stop at Cannery Row and visit great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, also visit Monterey Aquarium. Next, we will travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Our tour will continue to Carmel by the sea, where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops and beautiful architecture. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
  • Monterey, CA

    Monterey, CA
    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.

    Cannery Row

    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.

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    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.

    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day

    17-Mile Drive

    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.
  • Carmel, CA

    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.
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Location Address Departure
San Francisco, CA 478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Near Union Square- San Francisco, CA ) 8:00am
  • All guests staying in hotels at and around Fisherman抯 Wharf can go to the tour center on 2800 Leavenworth St no later than 45 minutes before the tour starts. The vendor sends a bus to pick them up and transport them to 478 Post St.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance before departure.

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
  • Round trip transportation
  • Narrated guiding(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
  • Hotel transfer service

Price Excludes

  • 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.


  • Confirmation will be received within 24 - 48 hours of purchase, subject to availability.


  • 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.

Terms & Condition

  • All purchases will be confirmed with one business day after purchase.
  • All Tours require a minimum number of passengers to operate. You will be notified prior to departure time if cancellation is necessary.
  • We reserves the right to cancel or change any tours, schedules or rates and to cancel or substitute routes and stops on any tour without prior notice and to substitute restaurants, attractions, landmarks and or sites as directed by officials.
  • Standard Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)

Customer Q & As

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What are the details on the Silicon Valley part of the itinerary?
by Marg on 2016-09-24
Hello! This tour will visit Google, Apple, Intel, HP and Facebook, top technology companies in Silicon Valley. But the tour will not be able to go inside those technology companies.
by Taketours on 2016-09-25
Hi, Does this include whale watching in Monterey?
by Nnupur on 2016-01-08
Dear Nnupur, Thanks for emailing us. After Reviewing the itinerary online, We did not see any whale watching activity IN THIS TOUR. Please contact with us at any time should you have further questions. Customer Service Team
by Taketours on 2016-01-08
How long can we stay at Carmel? Can I carry my luggage bag?
by ilyi on 2015-11-12
Hello Ilyi, You will visit Monterey for 2 hours and Carmel for 2 1/2 hours. Unfortunately luggage is not permitted for one day tours. Thank you have a great day
by Taketours on 2015-11-12
How much time is allowed to visit the Aquarium?
by Ilka on 2013-03-04
The tour has about 2 hours free time in the Aquarium.
by Taketours on 2013-03-04
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  • cesar

  • Very very good!! Must be visited!!
  • I recommend this tour! 0 2

  • Camila

  • 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 Aquarium is awesome!
  • I recommend this tour! 0 2

  • Monica

  • Nice trip and safe driving. The driver was really talkative, but would benefit on keeping the political statements outside.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 1

  • Miriam

  • I really loved that trip was awesome, i loved all places, that part of california is beautifull, the conductor was really nice if you going by yourself he can take you pictures hahahaha.
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