This Monterey & Carmel tour from San Francisco takes you through scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, Santa Cruz, Monterey, 17 Mile Drive, Carmel, & high-tech capital Silicon Valley.
Pick up from most San Francisco Hotels
Drop off at most San Francisco Hotels
About 11 hours
Available Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 9am throughout the year
Guided tour, hotel pickup and drop off
Entrance fee to the 17 Mile drive
Food & Beverages, Gratuity, Souvenirs
California has one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. Our route takes you south on Highway No 1 through the beach town of Santa Cruz* and features one spectacular view after another. Following a morning of winding down the coast, we visit Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey. Here you will have time to also visit Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than 250,000 creatures fill over 200 spectacular galleries and exhibits, including a walk-through aviary, three story kelp forest, Penguins, and a million gallon Outer Bay display.
After a drive along the 17 mile drive** including Pebble Beach golf course, the Lone Pine, and some of the best coastal panoramas in the world, we will stop in the gallery / restaurant district of Carmel-by-the-Sea and provide enough photo opportunities along the way with breathtaking views. Leaving the natural world we’ll head to a futuristic one as our tour leads through Silicon Valley, the high tech capital of the world, before we return back to San Francisco.
Highlights of the Tour: Pacific Coastal Highway 1* Santa Cruz* - Beach and Surfing Town Monterey - Historic Town Center, Cannery Row, world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf 17 Mile Drive** - Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course Carmel-by-the-Sea - Shops and Restaurants Silicon Valley - the high-tech capital of the world
* Road conditions permitting ** Closed during pro golf tournaments and the Concurs d'Elegance