Monterey and Carmel 17-Mile Drive from San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
Experience California’s beautiful central coast on a comprehensive sightseeing drive. Enjoy stops along the way at some of the best restaurants, art galleries, stores, and more during this coastal tour.
- Experience California’s central coast
- Monterrey, Santa Cruz, and Carmel visit
- Cannery Row Street
- Silicon Valley
What’s included in the tour
About this San Francisco tour
Enjoy this opportunity to experience California’s rugged central coast during a sightseeing driving tour. Admire some of the best shoreline views, visit top restaurants, and drive through the famous Silicon Valley during this 17-mile experience. This comprehensive tour will take you through several cities and towns, where you’ll learn about each location’s top things to do and activities that attract visitors from around the world.
Travel south via Highway 1, through Santa Cruz towards Monterey. Admire the spectacular view of the central coast area as you make your way through this seaside city. Enjoy a stop at Cannery Row, an area made famous in John Steinbeck’s titular novel. Walk around, enjoy shopping opportunities, and other leisurely activities for an authentic Monterey experience.
After enjoying Monterey’s top attractions, you will head to Carmel, where you will travel to stunning vista points, art galleries, and one of the best restaurant districts in the state. While at Carmel, dine at one of the restaurants and check out some of the most exclusive boutiques. Carmel overlooks a stunning bay that offers an incredible picturesque view; it makes for a perfect finale to your coastal experience. During your trip back to San Francisco, you’ll travel through Silicon Valley, located in San Jose and Santa Clara counties.
Main departure -Union Square/Downtown San Francisco-478 Post St. (between Mason & Powell St) across the street from the Westin St. Francis Hotel. OR shuttle from Fisherman's Wharf location 30 minutes earlier -2800 Leavenworth in the Anchorage Square building at the Corner of Leavenworth & Jefferson St.
You have the option to include a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (price not included). This tour does not operate on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and you must be able to get on and off the bus without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. This tour is not fully wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Full Day
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 4 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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