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Monterey Bay & Carmel Tours From San Francisco

The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation destination. The bay is south of the major cities of San Francisco and San Jose. The county-seat city of Santa Cruz is located at the north end of the bay. The city of Monterey is on the Monterey Peninsula at the south end.

All of the tours will have you cruising along the rugged coast hugging Highway 1 past sea cliffs and windswept cypress trees, glimpsing the coastal mansions of Pebble Beach and exploring Monterey Cannery Row and the boutiques of Carmel By The Sea.


Tours From San Francisco

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Enjoy the winding roads down the coastline as you sit comfortably in a luxury tour coach, enjoying the sights and sounds from San Francisco down the coast of California. Learn a bit of California history at Cannery Row, taste local seafood at the many restaurants and pick up some souveniers in Monterey.

Continue down the coast taking in the cliff side views of Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Scenic Drive, and even enjoy the views from the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Next, venture to Carmel-by-the-Sea where you will experience the sweeping views of this very quaint, art-loving town.

Tour Options:
Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast - Details & Sign Up

Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco - Details & Sign Up

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco - Details & Sign Up


Private Tours from San Francisco

Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Private Tour from San Francisco

Be whisked away by limousine, Luxury Vehicle or SUV along one of the most scenic roads in California during this full-day tour from the San Francisco Bay Area to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Settle into the comfort of your private vehicle while a professional chauffeur takes you to Monterey for a stop at historic Cannery Row — John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression.

Then cruise down 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress, a postcard-worthy tree that stands on a rugged granite outpost above the waves, and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way to snap photos of the seals basking in the sun on the aptly-named Seal Rock.

Finally, head to enchanting Carmel, whose charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches, and historical mission make this one of the most beloved destinations along the coast.

Private Limousine Options:
Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Private Tour from San Francisco - Details & Sign Up

Private Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Day Tour from San Francisco - Details & Sign Up

Private Luxury Vehicle or SUV Options:
Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour - Details & Sign Up

Private Monterey and Carmel Day Trip from San Francisco - Details & Sign Up


Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission

Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco

Dive into an underwater world of mystery, beauty and awe at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of the stunning California coastline. With your all-day admission ticket, you’ll come face-to-face with ocean animals from sharks and rays to penguins and jellyfish.

Your all-day admission ticket grants you access to all of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s exhibits. Live programming throughout the day includes Kelp Forest and Open Sea exhibit feeding shows, sea otter and penguin feedings, and auditorium programs such as Mysteries of the Deep and Luna: A Sea Otter's Story.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Admission - Details & Sign Up



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