- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Travel with us down to California’s rugged coast, known as Highway 1. This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another. Enjoy the winding roads down the coastline as you sit comfortably in our luxury tour coach.
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- All entrance fees included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Hotel pickup included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Fuel surcharge
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Francisco and SFO Airport-area hotels with advance notice
- Food and drinks
- Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional)
1: Marin County, Marin County, California
2: Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County, California
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, 288 Beach St at Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1216
Starting and ending location
Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
Enjoy the many local seafood restaurants and shopping options during a stop in Monterey, or for an additional fee explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (payable on tour).
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA 93953
Continue down the coast, take in the cliff side views of Pacific Grove, 17 Mile Scenic Drive
Stop At: Bird Rock Vista Point, Bird Rock Rd, Pebble Beach, CA
Enjoy the Bird Rock Vista Point, a popular hangout for birds, harbor seals, and sea lions
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Enjoy the view of the famous 250 years Monterey Lone cypress
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Enjoy the views from the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Carmel Plaza, Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
Venture to Carmel-by-the-Sea where you will experience the sweeping views of this very quaint, art-loving town
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Bus Tour narration operated in English by live guide; With Audio Narration in the following languages. 中文, Español, 한국어, Français, 日本語, Deutsche, Italiano - Multi-Language Voice Narration Experience: QR Code Mobile App Feature (Must have mobile data to utilize feature; Wifi not available on motor-coach)
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Fabulous day out with the lovely George as our guide, he was very informative and funny. It is a long day (11 hours) but it’s a great way of seeing the coastline and surrounding areas. I would throughly recommend it. Thanks George for making our day out feel so special.
It is a long drive and just a few hours to enjoy monterey and Camel. But the driver was very entertaining and funny. And the scene views were spectacular.
Excellent and very informative. Tour guide (bus driver) was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew his history about the area.
We had a great time on this trip. The scenery along the coast was awesome. Especially along the "17 mile road" which included Pebble Beach. Monterey was great. The best part of the trip though was our driver/tour guide, George. He was super informative, and presented everything with very interesting background stories. And he had a good sense of humor. I highly recommend him and this trip.
Amazing tour and our driver Patrick was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wishing to sample the delights of the beautiful Californian coast.
This was beautiful and educational. What a country, and i am glad that we decided not to rent a car and go it alone, because this way you can sit back and relax.
This tour was fantastic, it gives you a real flavour of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea, my only complaint was I would have liked longer wherever we went! I highly recommend the aquarium, its amazing. The coach was really comfortable and our guide George was knowledgeable, so polite and very enthusiastic about where we were going. He really made the trip for us.
When using Viator, I worked with Greyline unorganized, Extranomical toursok and Tower Toursamazing. Tower tours was in charge of this excursion which was beautiful, very professional and organized and we had a wonderful tour guide I can't remember his name- but I believe he was from France and lived in Argentina? some part of his life. Great views, great commentary- very accommodating gentleman. Would highly recommend this tour. Only thing- I wish we could've skipped Carmel and saw more of the 17 mile drive.
Our tour guide, George was amazing. He provided an in-depth background of the region. The sights along the route were breathtaking. This is an organized professional touring company. We would schedule with this company for our future travels!
This trip exceeded our expectations. George, our tour guide, was awesome. He was informative and fun as we rode along Highway 1. We even took a trip to Pebble Beach along the way. Pick up and drop off at our hotel made the trip super easy. This trip is a must-do while visiting San Francisco.
This was an amazing tour. I was on this tour by myself since my husband had a conference to attend. I never felt unsafe or worried. Our driver, George, was remarkable. I was picked up at my hotel and taken to the main location where I waited just a few minutes to get on the tour bus. When we left, traffic was heavy because of the Dreamforce conference. My favorite part of this tour was the amount of time we had in Monterrey. I ate lunch while in Monterrey and had time to walk around after lunch. My least favorite part was the amount of time we had in Carmel by the Sea. I wish we had spent more time there. It is an awesome little city with some great shops. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway was amazing. The ocean is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Great day out with beautiful views along the coast. Our fantastic driver Patric really made this tour with all his knowledge and information parted along the way. He was funny and gave helpful advise about where to eat for great service, photo opportunitys with plenty of time to get a great shot, and things to look out for. He even made some time to get a quick visit to Pebble Beach. Then we were delivered to our accommodation. Excellent day out.
I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was incredibly knowledegable and personable - he knew pretty much everything about his subject and the local areas we were touring. This was also the only bus of all the tours I took from San Fran that had a bathroom on board. I really enjoyed the Monterey Aquarium - it was my son and I's first trip there and it is an amazing place. The 17 mile drive was especially beautiful with the scenic beaches, it was quintessential Northern California, Carmel, Pebble Beach, etc. It was nice to take the bus and not have to worry about doing the drive, then somebody could explain what we were looking at.
Long day, but definately worth all the travelling. Full bus, but not too large a group and the coast is truly beautiful we stopped at some nice places and plenty of time to take pictures and look around.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! The bus was very comfortable and George our driver and tour guide pointed out many things of interest during the tour, The California Coast is very beautiful and well worth seeing. it is a long day so be prepared for that but I highly recomend this tour!
We really enjoyed this tour. Our driver was very informative and lots of fun. He was an excellent driver, too! We got to see a lot on this tour, and we have lots of wonderful memories.
Wonderful!!! Our tour guide Adolfo was knowledgeable and made the tour fun.Couldn't have had a better experience!
Second time we take the tour, this time with our daughters. The scenery, the visited towns, the information given by the guides is entertaining, and interesting. The Monterey Aquarium is a most, and Carmel is a Jewel. Dont hesitate to take this tour.
Throughly enjoyed our trip to Monterey and Carmel in our brand new bus with our amazing tour guide. his name eludes us but it was Wednesday 30th August he went out of his way to explain the various stops and give us excellent photo opportunities. He was informative, friendly and helpful. A great tour.
I was positively surprised in the morning already, when a driver came to pick me up from my hotel with a nice smile an Lexus. I didn't expect such a personal treatment from Tower Tours! And I really enjoyed spending one day on the bus driving along the coast! Unfortunately, the weather was quite foggy the first half of the day and some of the beautiful views were rather blurred. However, it was compensated by a variety of stops we have made and nice pictures I managed to take. I especially enjoyed Monterey and my fantastic see food lunch at one of the restaurants recommended by the driver.
Our driver Patrick was very considerate and attentive to the needs of the guests!
The tour was very well balanced and I can gladly recommend it to those guests like me who have only a very short time in San Francisco. It gives a very good overview of the surroundings and different aspects of life in San Francisco.