Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. Follow Highway 1 and enjoy stops at Pigeon Point Lighthouse and in Davenport for a quick coffee and snack. Back on the road traveling by Monterey Bay and Peninsula, to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Two hours is ample time for pictures and Instagram posts of everything you are experiencing. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive, as well as Bird Rock, Lone Cypress, and world famous, Pebble Beach Golf Course. Arriving in Carmel-by-the-Sea, known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages, and galleries of its village like center. 11 hours of breathtaking sightseeing, unique shopping, historical landmarks, mouth-watering culinary innovation.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Gray Line San Francisco

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Pacific Coast Highway

California's most scenic highway that connects San Francisco to Monterey. This road hugs the California coastline, passing rocky overhangs and coastal farming towns.

Stop At: Pigeon Point Light Station

Tallest lighthouse on the west Coast of the United States. it is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation. Explore the lighthouse or a quick walk down to the beach.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Davenport

Travelers will spend 15 minutes here to stretch and get a quick coffee.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Monterey Bay

Nearing the city of Monterey, views of the Monterey Bay will become available for traveles.

Pass By: Cannery Row

This waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey. It is the site of now-defunct sardine canning factories. Cannery Row today is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and stores.

Stop At: Monterey Bay

This is the stopping location for the Monterey portion of the tour. Travelers will be given approximately 2 hours of free time to explore some of the many nearby attractions: - Monterey Bay Aquarium (tickets have to be reserved prior to departure date on the official Monterey Bay Aquarium - Cannery Row - Monterey Fisherman's Wharf - Restaurants and stores.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: 17-Mile Drive

A scenic loop through the private Pebble Beach community on the Monterey Peninsula. Travelers will see, beautiful coastal scenes with white cove beaches.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bird Rock Vista Point

This wildlife hub is buzzing with birds, harbor seals and belching sea lions. Sea lions take advantage of the cleared-off perch and enjoy the sun.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lone Cypress

A Monterey Cypress tree, standing on a granite hillside. Estimated at 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and held in place by cables for the last 60 years.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pebble Beach Golf Links

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay. Travelers will be allowed to disembark and explore the area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By:

Small beach community on California's Monterey Peninsula. The Scenic Bluff Path runs from surf spot Carmel Beach to bird-rich Carmel River State Beach.

Stop At: Carmel Plaza

Nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Plaza is home to one of a kind fashion finds, specialty natural brands, distinctive restaurants, gourmet shops, wine tasting rooms, in a relaxed and sophisticated setting.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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