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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 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • 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. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

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

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is 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 cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

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

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

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
– Mike A. on 10/10/2016

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 09/20/2016

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 09/22/2014

Joe was fabulous we really enjoyed the tour
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$94$53
Internet Special:$89$49


  • 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
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