San Francisco-Monterey-Carmel (89 miles)
Guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in San Francisco. Today, we will travel south to Monterey, where we will visit 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown Carmel. The tour allows for free time to explore Cannery Row and Downtown and Old Monterey on your own. You can also add admission to the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium as part of your tour. We will spend the night in Monterey.
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.
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.
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
Old Fisherman's Wharf
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.
The Lodge At Pebble Beach
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.
Standard Hotel: Abrego Hotel in Downtown Monterey
Monterey - San Francisco (86 miles)
Today, we will leave Monterey and return to San Francisco. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.