Day trip

From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

From US$ 85 per person

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. Follow Highway 1 to the Monterey Peninsula and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Finish with a stop at the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea before returning to San Francisco.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 2.5 hours
  • Monterey (break, photo stop, lunch, shopping)

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (visit)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • 17-Mile Drive (photo stop)

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea (break, shopping)

  • 3 hours
  • San Francisco

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Travel the 17-mile Scenic Drive
  • Visit Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck
  • Wander the quaint town of Carmel by the sea
  • Ample photo stops along the way
Full description
Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. You will stop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, where there are great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific. Next travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Your tour continues to Carmel by the sea where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops, and beautiful architecture.
Includes
  • Full-day tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • WiFi and restroom on board
  • Pickup from selected San Francisco hotels
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

7:40 AM meeting point - 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area) 8:00 AM meeting point - 2800 Leavenworth St & Jefferson St. 94133 (Fisherman’s Wharf Area) Please contact the local partner to confirm your meeting point.

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Important information

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  • Pickup is available from selected hotels in San Francisco
  • If pickup is not available from your hotel, you'll have to make your way to the meeting point at the local partner's office
  • Please contact the local partner after booking to confirm your pickup or meeting point details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our Driver and guide, Grady, made this tour worthwhile. The personal stories he interwove into his narration of the sites and scenes made for a most interesting and informative trip. We had adequate time to explore on our own at the various stops and he showed such care and concern for all his passengers, but especially those with challenges.

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December 16, 2021

The journey was excellent. We had a guide named Antonio, who throws a lot of information during the ride. He gave us a chance to walk around (and click pictures) at his personal favorite like Pigeon point, farmers market. I must tell he has great taste. Grayline travelers are well aware of how to take care of their customers. I would highly recommend people who like beaches and information about in and around SF to go on this trip.

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November 22, 2021

Our driver was the best ! He seemed to really love what he was doing and love Cali. It was a good activity for me as I only had the day and had already seen much of SF and Sausalito. I would like to return and share it with my daughters and husband.

September 19, 2019

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