Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

Total from
£68.00

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 driving down the coast, we visit Steinbeck’s Cannery Row in Monterey. Here you will have time to also visit Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included). 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 (admission not included), Fisherman's Wharf (approx 2-3 hours)
  • 17 Mile Drive** - Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea - Shops and Restaurants (approx 45-60 mins)
  • Silicon Valley - the high-tech capital of the world

Please Note: Tour Departures and timings are traffic dependent. Routes and schedules are always subject to change without notice. During special holiday days or during special events in the city Tour schedules may differ and/or Tours tend to finish earlier than the usual schedule. For the most up to date information please always enquire locally. City Sightseeing Tours do not operate on Christmas Day.
Admission in to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is not included.

* Road conditions permitting
** Closed during pro golf tournaments and the Concurs d'Elegance.

This Tour is available throughout the year: April-October - daily. November-March - Thursday to Sunday.

Tour duration is approx. 11 hours.
Tour Departs: Approx. between 7:45am and 9am, excluding Christmas Day.

Collecting your Tour Tickets: You must call to reconfirm at least 24hrs in advance of your tour and receive your redemption instructions. You will need to redeem your voucher(s) with the driver of the tour or at the City Sightseeing Office at 1331 Columbus Avenue (between Beach St. & North Point St.), San Francisco, CA 94133. For further information, please call +1.415.440.8687

Hotel pick-ups: Pick-ups will be available from all main hotels in the Downtown San Francisco Area. If you require this, please inform us at the time of booking as this is NOT automatically included.
Once in resort or at least 24hrs in advance of your Tour, you will simply contact our San Francisco partners to reconfirm your Tour and pick-up time by calling +1.415.440.8687
Please ensure you are at the agreed pick-up point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Please Note:
A minimum of 6 people is required for this tour to operate.
Tour Departures and timings are traffic dependent. During special holiday days or during special events in the city Tour schedules may differ. For the most up to date information please always enquire locally.
In the unlikely event of adverse weather conditions, parts of the Tour may be altered and inclusions are subject to change without notice.
City Sightseeing Tours do not operate on Christmas Day.
Admission in to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is not included.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.