- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.
- Hotel pickup included
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Day-trip to Monterey and Carmel
- Tolls for 17-Mile Drive
- Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach with Wi-Fi, restroom and power outlets
- Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line).
- Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey.
- Admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (If option selected).
- Food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off
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Traveler pickup is offered
• Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff. • Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up. You can reach us at email@example.com or (415) 353-5310 between 10:30am to 7:30pm local time PST ONLY.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Pacific Coast Highway, California
Pacific Coast Highway
Pass By: 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, Monterey County, California
Pass By: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Monterey County, California
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pass By: Cannery Row, Monterey, Monterey County, California
Steinbeck's Cannery Row
Pass By: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Monterey County, California
Pebble Beach Golf Course
Pass By: Monterey Bay, Monterey, Monterey County, California
Pass By: Silicon Valley, California
- 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.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
- Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 353-5310 between 10:30am to 7:30pm local time PST ONLY.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Beautiful vistas; wonderful guide and driver: Thomas. Thomas was knowledgeable, accommodating and professional. He was able to handle a difficult situation when passengers smelled exhaust fumes. Some panicked and threatened him, but he very cooly pulled over three times to make sure all was okay and got us home safe and sound.
Great tour!! Really enjoyed all the stops along the tour!! Randy was a great driver and guide. Gave lots of good info along the way!! Thanks for a-great day!
A fantastic day trip, with a stop in Monterey, followed by drive to Pebble Beach which if you're in to Golf it's superb, then on to Carmel by the Sea which is really good too.
Our driver, Tom, was an excellent guide, and gave an enthusiastic commentary throughout the day. He was so knowledgeable, and could answer any questions. We liked the depth of his stories about the places and people associated with Monterey and Carmel. He knew a lot about John Steinbeck and his characters, and brought the subject to life with his own similar experiences. He gave good advice on restaurants in Cannery Row. The tour was interesting—seeing millionaire homes on the 17 Mile Ride, seeing chipmunks on the beach, then the scenic drive home. Excellent.
Nice trip, wonderful scenery, great tour guide. Totally enjoyed our experience! Well planned day!
I took my niece and nephew from Australia, both teenagers, and we all agreed the views, and information given throughout the tour by our guide Julio was very good.
We had a great time on this tour, it was really fun. It was on schedule all day. Had fun at every stop enjoying the views, shops, and restaurants. Our tour guide, Don, was very knowledgeable about the area and kind. If you have the opportunity, I would highly recommend this tour. Had a blast!
Very good guided tour without any hassles and the driver was kind enough to drop us at our hotel, in a different city
We enjoyed every part of the trip. The driver (Don) / guide was very informative and we were allowed to have a few extra stops down the beautiful coastline. The views were amazing. The fish dishes we had at The Fish Hopper in Monterey were delicious.The wine in The Tree House Cafe in Carmel was to extremely enjoyable. The whole day was fantastic and not expensive. M and J.
About 12hour trip. Driver was very friendly. Stop in Monterey is a bit long if you don’t do an Acquarium. Carmel stop was only an hour, which did not allow much for an exploring of this beautiful spot . We stopped on the way at a farmers food stand with awesome strawberries and later at a pumpkin farm.
I highly recommend this trip! Josh our driver was excellent! Beautiful scenery, great stops, excellent restaurants on the way!
Our tour guide Danilo was outstanding! He was positive, fun, and a great driver. Great option if you want to leave the city and enjoy a calmer, more sophisticated day.
This trip was just a terrific experience. Our tour guide, Randy was lots of fun and very informative. He really kept us engaged. The 17 mile PCH drive was breaktaking and loved Monterey. Great shopping and restaurants. We ate at the one Randy recommended and my husband loved the clam and crab chowder. Carmel was pretty but we only had one hour there. Would have preferred a longer time, however, we spent a few hours in Monterey which made up for it. I would highly recommend this tour!
An excellent day with stunning views and plenty of time visiting Monterey ana Carmel.Antonio was a pleasant and information tour guide/driver. One of the best!!
We had a great day with Randy in this trip. Randy was wonderful, he had a great sense of humour, provided sufficient information about the places not too much though and gave clear instructions throughout the trip. We learnt a lot about the farming in California and how expensive are the houses in this part of US. He also recommended many good places for food. This being our first time, it was useful that he recommended a couple of other places that we might want to cover. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Had a great time and Randy was a awesome tour guide. There were very scenic stops and fun shopping in Monterey.
I was a bit skeptical when signing up for this tour as I'm used to driving places and not riding on buses. However, as a family adventure this was great! The scenery of the Pacific Coast and Monterey/Carmel are beautiful. And the Monterey Aquarium was neat (but not as great as I had expected compared to Baltimore), but the best part of the trip was RANDY. This is a tour guide that clearly loves his job. He has a great sense of humor and really wanted to please his guests. Ask for Randy if you take this tour. It's a great day on the road seeing the California coast and taking a break from San Francisco.
Had a great day with Josh as our tour guide. He was super fun - informative - and knew the best places to stop along the way. This tour is a great way to see the coast. The bus was very comfortable and allowed us to sit back and enjoy the ride. It would have been nice to have more time in Carmel, but we saw so many wonderful attractions throughout the day. Highly recommend!!
My hubby and I booked this tour through Viator and thoroughly enjoyed it. The people at GrayLine were on point and our tour guide Randy was AMAZING!! My hubby and I had a great time. The bus was comfortable, clean and had a bathroom. We never felt rushed and everyone on the bus had a great time!! Would definitely recommend. I suggest if you take this tour to wear sneakers and bring a sweater.
What a great way to spend the day. Randy, our driver was fantastic.
He made the entire tour group feel welcome and was informative the entire trip.
This is a full day trip with some great photo opportunities. The bus was clean and comfortable.
Personally, I enjoyed it because I didn’t rent a vehicle making the trip relaxing and fun.
This is a must tour. Randy, Jacks Grill was great. Thanks for the recommendation.