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Monterey and Carmel Tour

Monterey and Carmel Tour

Monterey and Carmel 1-Day Bus Tour

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount, or call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept debit cards with symbols of these card companies. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.

    Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.

    Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.

  • Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

Monterey & Carmel One-Day Tour

On our Monterey & Carmel One-Day Tour you’ll enjoy amazing coastal views while driving along Highway 1, passing by Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay. Highlights on the Monterey & Carmel One-Day Tour include: the scenic 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, and the quaint costal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Upon arriving in Monterey, you’ll be able to stroll the historic Cannery Row, with luxury hotels, exquisite restaurants, boutique shopping, and a scenic pier.

Our Monterey and Carmel Tour will then take you through Pacific Grove viewing the famous Pebble Beach golf course, the Lone Cypress Tree, and the scenic outlook points of the Pacific Ocean. You will also be taken to the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the historic Carmel Mission, where you can have lunch, explore the boutique shops and art galleries, and take in the breathtaking white sandy beaches. After your full day tour of Monterey Bay, 17-Mile drive, & Carmel-by-the-Sea, we'll journey back to San Francisco and drop you off at your hotel. Discover the history and culture of the Monterey Bay on this Monterey and Carmel Tour.

Monterey & Carmel Tour by Bus - Times Approximate

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Pick up for the Monterey & Carmel tour at hotels in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.
9:00-12:00 AM
Begin the tour to Monterey, driving along Highway 1 viewing California's rugged coastline with a rest-stop in Daven Port.
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Arrive in Monterey where you can promenade the shops and have a meal in one of the many restaurant of the historic Cannery Row. Also, a chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (admission not included).
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Drive through Pacific Grove, known for its Monarch butterflies and turn-of-the century Victorian homes. Then follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest, seeing the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course and the Lone Cypress Tree.
4:00 - 5:30 PM
The last portion of this tour will be held at the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you can shop in small boutiques and visit quaint art and photography galleries.
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Finish the Monterey and Carmel tour and head to San Francisco.
7:30 - 8:00 PM
Drop off at hotels in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf areas.

Customer Reviews

Monterey and Carmel Tour
– Rebecca G. on 11/14/2017

Me and mother absolutely loved this tour. It was the highlight of our San Francisco stay. Our tour guide was very informative. Monterey and Carmel are beautiful and the stop off at the bakery/café on the way was really nice too. Thank you!
– Mike A. on 10/09/2016

Randy was our driver and tour guide. He was very professional, informative and answered all of our questions. He made our trip down to Monterey and Carmel so enjoyable. It was a fun day seeing all of the beautiful sights. We were so glad to have a great tour guide in Randy from Greyline.
– Wayne L. on 09/19/2016

Tour guide is AWESOME!
– David L. on 09/03/2016

Sights on the trip are worth seeing
– Jesus L. on 07/27/2016

John was aimable en very good condictor and driver
– Daisy X. on 01/02/2016

The driver / guides shared pieces of information with us on the way to our locations. We we're especially impressed with Frank, our friendly driver to Monterey and Carmel. Throughout the ride, he kept up a steady stream of chatter and shared snippets of life in California and fun facts of the places we were passing by, all of which added to the great atmosphere of the tour. The tour bus being a small ~13 seater van was also great, allowing us to see more of the surroundings as we went around.
– Barbara C. on 09/21/2014

Joe was fabulous we really enjoyed the tour


  • Complimentary hotel pick-up
  • Guided tour through the 17-mile drive
  • Visit Monterey Bay and Carmel
  • Drive through the Pebble Beach
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Monterey
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical or 3rd Party

Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$94$53
Internet Special:$89$49
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