Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast

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Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast
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Travel with us down to California’s rugged coast, known as Highway 1. This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another. Enjoy the winding roads down the coastline as you sit comfortably in our luxury tour coach.
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In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
Highlights:
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Day trip (destination A to B)
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Hotel pickup included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, 288 Beach St at Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1216

Starting and ending location

Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940

Enjoy the many local seafood restaurants and shopping options during a stop in Monterey, or for an additional fee explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (payable on tour).

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA 93953

Continue down the coast, take in the cliff side views of Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Scenic Drive

Stop At: Bird Rock Vista Point, Bird Rock Rd, Pebble Beach, CA

Enjoy the Bird Rock Vista Point, a popular hangout for birds, harbor seals, and sea lions

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Enjoy the view of the famous 250 years Monterey Lone cypress

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Enjoy the views from the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Carmel Plaza, Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923

Venture to Carmel-by-the-Sea where you will experience the sweeping views of this very quaint, art-loving town

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Francisco and SFO Airport-area hotels with advance notice

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional)
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bus Tour narration operated in English by live guide; With Audio Narration in the following languages. 中文, Español, 한국어, Français, 日本語, Deutsche, Italiano - Multi-Language Voice Narration Experience: QR Code Mobile App Feature (Must have mobile data to utilize feature; Wifi not available on motor-coach)
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Fabulous day out with the lovely George as our guide, he was very informative and funny. It is a long day (11 hours) but it’s a great way of seeing the coastline and surrounding areas. I would throughly recommend it. Thanks George for making our day out feel so special.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
It is a long drive and just a few hours to enjoy monterey and Camel. But the driver was very entertaining and funny. And the scene views were spectacular.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2018
Excellent and very informative. Tour guide (bus driver) was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew his history about the area.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2018
We had a great time on this trip. The scenery along the coast was awesome. Especially along the "17 mile road" which included Pebble Beach. Monterey was great. The best part of the trip though was our driver/tour guide, George. He was super informative, and presented everything with very interesting background stories. And he had a good sense of humor. I highly recommend him and this trip.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
Amazing tour and our driver Patrick was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wishing to sample the delights of the beautiful Californian coast.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2018
This was beautiful and educational. What a country, and i am glad that we decided not to rent a car and go it alone, because this way you can sit back and relax.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2018
This tour was fantastic, it gives you a real flavour of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea, my only complaint was I would have liked longer wherever we went! I highly recommend the aquarium, its amazing. The coach was really comfortable and our guide George was knowledgeable, so polite and very enthusiastic about where we were going. He really made the trip for us.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
When using Viator, I worked with Greyline unorganized, Extranomical toursok and Tower Toursamazing. Tower tours was in charge of this excursion which was beautiful, very professional and organized and we had a wonderful tour guide I can't remember his name- but I believe he was from France and lived in Argentina? some part of his life. Great views, great commentary- very accommodating gentleman. Would highly recommend this tour. Only thing- I wish we could've skipped Carmel and saw more of the 17 mile drive.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
Our tour guide, George was amazing. He provided an in-depth background of the region. The sights along the route were breathtaking. This is an organized professional touring company. We would schedule with this company for our future travels!
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
This trip exceeded our expectations. George, our tour guide, was awesome. He was informative and fun as we rode along Highway 1. We even took a trip to Pebble Beach along the way. Pick up and drop off at our hotel made the trip super easy. This trip is a must-do while visiting San Francisco.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
This was an amazing tour. I was on this tour by myself since my husband had a conference to attend. I never felt unsafe or worried. Our driver, George, was remarkable. I was picked up at my hotel and taken to the main location where I waited just a few minutes to get on the tour bus. When we left, traffic was heavy because of the Dreamforce conference. My favorite part of this tour was the amount of time we had in Monterrey. I ate lunch while in Monterrey and had time to walk around after lunch. My least favorite part was the amount of time we had in Carmel by the Sea. I wish we had spent more time there. It is an awesome little city with some great shops. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway was amazing. The ocean is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
Great day out with beautiful views along the coast. Our fantastic driver Patric really made this tour with all his knowledge and information parted along the way. He was funny and gave helpful advise about where to eat for great service, photo opportunitys with plenty of time to get a great shot, and things to look out for. He even made some time to get a quick visit to Pebble Beach. Then we were delivered to our accommodation. Excellent day out.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was incredibly knowledegable and personable - he knew pretty much everything about his subject and the local areas we were touring. This was also the only bus of all the tours I took from San Fran that had a bathroom on board. I really enjoyed the Monterey Aquarium - it was my son and I's first trip there and it is an amazing place. The 17 mile drive was especially beautiful with the scenic beaches, it was quintessential Northern California, Carmel, Pebble Beach, etc. It was nice to take the bus and not have to worry about doing the drive, then somebody could explain what we were looking at.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
Long day, but definately worth all the travelling. Full bus, but not too large a group and the coast is truly beautiful we stopped at some nice places and plenty of time to take pictures and look around.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! The bus was very comfortable and George our driver and tour guide pointed out many things of interest during the tour, The California Coast is very beautiful and well worth seeing. it is a long day so be prepared for that but I highly recomend this tour!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. Our driver was very informative and lots of fun. He was an excellent driver, too! We got to see a lot on this tour, and we have lots of wonderful memories.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
Wonderful!!! Our tour guide Adolfo was knowledgeable and made the tour fun.Couldn't have had a better experience!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
Second time we take the tour, this time with our daughters. The scenery, the visited towns, the information given by the guides is entertaining, and interesting. The Monterey Aquarium is a most, and Carmel is a Jewel. Dont hesitate to take this tour.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
Throughly enjoyed our trip to Monterey and Carmel in our brand new bus with our amazing tour guide. his name eludes us but it was Wednesday 30th August he went out of his way to explain the various stops and give us excellent photo opportunities. He was informative, friendly and helpful. A great tour.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
I was positively surprised in the morning already, when a driver came to pick me up from my hotel with a nice smile an Lexus. I didn't expect such a personal treatment from Tower Tours! And I really enjoyed spending one day on the bus driving along the coast! Unfortunately, the weather was quite foggy the first half of the day and some of the beautiful views were rather blurred. However, it was compensated by a variety of stops we have made and nice pictures I managed to take. I especially enjoyed Monterey and my fantastic see food lunch at one of the restaurants recommended by the driver. Our driver Patrick was very considerate and attentive to the needs of the guests! The tour was very well balanced and I can gladly recommend it to those guests like me who have only a very short time in San Francisco. It gives a very good overview of the surroundings and different aspects of life in San Francisco.
• Submitted 17 Aug 2017
Very good tour. Our guide was Adolfo, he was fantastic from start to finish. Great sense of humour and very knowledgable . Try to get on the right side of the coach for the views. It was a long day , though it was jam packed full of sights. We loved seeing Monterey and Carmel and felt this was definitely value for money, lots to see if your on a time scale , would highly recommend .
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
So good! Tour guide was George, with Tower Tours, and he was fantastic. From start to finish the day was so informative, we did everything the trip says and more, and there's plenty time at each stop. Really recommend! Great value for money.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
Beautiful scenery.
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
Excellent tour. very beautiful and guide Patrick was full of information and tips.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017

In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Monday
Wednesday
Saturday
Highlights:
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Day trip (destination A to B)
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Excellent value for money
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Hotel pickup included
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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