Monterey, Carmel & 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from SF

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"Cruise Along The Famous 17-Mile Drive"

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Travel by luxury motor coach along California's Coastal Highway 1 down to two of America's greatest playgrounds - Monterey Bay and Carmel. Opt to spend the day in Monterey and Carmel including such famous sights as Pebble Beach Golf Course, 17-Mile Drive & Cannery Row. Upgrade to the aquarium option and spend your time in Monterey to explore the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium! No matter what you decide, you're sure to have a terrific time. Roundtrip San Francisco downtown or airport hotel transportation & expert narration included.

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Information

Operates:Daily

Location:San Francisco

Region:California

Duration:11 hours

Tour Code:2660SFOMON

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Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located San Francisco hotels and airport hotels

Please note, if you are staying at Fisherman's Wharf hotels please make your own way to the departure point of 2627 Taylor Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time

Cruise ship passengers: Please make your way to 2627 Taylor Street, 10-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal

Departure Time: 9am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Hotel Pickup:Click here for a list of local hotels where pick-up / drop-off for this tour is provided free of charge (unless otherwise stated).

Inclusions

  • Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Entrance (only included if tour option selected at time of booking)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from downtown and some airport area hotels only)
  • Tolls for 17-Mile Drive

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Vouchers & Confirmation Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 48 hours (often on the very same day!) you will receive a voucher confirming all details.

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

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco(Bus)

Starpoints:

  • Complimentary downtown & airport area hotel pickup and return included on this tour.
  • Travel in luxury onboard our deluxe air-conditioned motor coach along Highway 1 to Monterey.
  • Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will share with you the highlights and history of these historic locales.
  • Cruise along the rugged California Coastline to the beautiful and sleepy fishing town of Monterey.
  • Browse the shops of Steinbeck's Cannery Row and the stroll along scenic pedestrian paths.
  • Take drive down 17-Mile Drive and see world famous Pebble Beach as well as the even more world famous Lone Cypress Tree.
  • Visit Carmel-by-the Sea with its charming shops and art galleries.
  • Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium's abundant award-winning interactive exhibits and aquatic galleries with diverse marine wildlife (if option selected).

Tour Options

This tour / activity has the following tour options. Click the "Check Availability" button to select a travel date and confirm availability for your preferred tour option.

Monterey and Carmel Tour Only

  • Price from USD $85.00
  • Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive. This is the tour only and DOES NOT include Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
  • Code: ONTOUR

Monterey, Carmel with Aquarium

  • Price from USD $103.00
  • Day trip to Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive INCLUDING Monterey Bay Aquarium admission.
  • Code: AQTOUR

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco(Bus)

Description

Let our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guide pick you up from your downtown or airport area hotel in our air-conditioned motor coach for your all-day, customizable tour to Monterey! (Fisherman's Wharf area hotel guests will meet at our departure point at Fisherman's Wharf.)

Listen to expert narration from our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guide as you cruise along California's Highway 1!

Once in Monterey, you will have time to browse the shops of historic Cannery Row, which inspired Monterey resident John Steinbeck to author the novel of the same name, or dine in one of the 30 restaurants (meal not included).

Continuing down the coast, you will pass through Pacific Grove, which is known for its Monarch butterflies and turn-of-the-century Victorian homes. Follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through the Del Monte Forest, taking in wonderful views of the world famous Pebble Beach and The Lone Cypress Tree.

Enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with its downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission, is the last stop on your tour. You will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries before we return to Fisherman's Wharf or your downtown or airport hotel.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Option:
Same itinerary as the Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive option but includes admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a must-see California attraction! Spend your two hours in Monterey exploring this world-renowned aquarium located in the heart of the largest national marine sanctuary in the United States. Discover its fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest and even a sunfish.

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco(Bus)

Please Note: Roundtrip transportation from downtown & San Francisco Airport area hotels available. If your hotel is located within 2 blocks of our departure point, you will meet us directly at the Wharf.

Air-conditioned and luxurious, our motor coaches are also equipped with large vista windows, so you won't miss a thing. Our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guides keep you entertained with the history and highlights of beautiful Carmel & Monterey.


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