Monterey 2-Day Tour (No Accommodation)
You have the option to book either a round trip (no accommodation included) or one way from San Francisco to Monterey or Monterey to San Francisco.
Day 1 – Coastal Highway from San Francisco to Monterey’s Cannery Row
The tour will start aboard a comfortable vehicle at the front door of your San Francisco hotel. You will travel south from San Francisco on the scenic California Highway 1 where every bend of the road presents stunning views of Pacific beaches, spectacular jagged cliffs and picture-perfect golden hills.
Your first stop on the Monterey peninsula is the Cannery Row, California's premier destination for great hotels, shopping, dining, family fun and nightlife. First made popular by famous American novelist John Steinbeck, this former sardine-packing district is now well-known for its world-class aquarium, the 19th-century wharf and a variety of waterfront restaurants, nice shops, and favored arcades.
Don’t miss an amazing opportunity to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a popular ocean conservation and research facility. Skip the line and go right to the exhibits by purchasing your tickets through us! Discover the incredible sights and enchanting sounds waiting for you. (Check out our Things To Do in Monterey options)
Alternatively, you may use your free time to dive into water sports. Kayaking or sailing are the can’t-miss athletic endeavors to try! You can also visit the Salvador Dali museum or walk the lively Path of History in Monterey. We’ll make a stop at the country’s only “underwater” park, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, so you could take stunning pictures. We invite you to explore this national treasure.
NOTE: Hotel reservations are NOT included in this tour. Please book your own hotel in advance.
- Transportation along California’s Pacific Coast
Day 2 – Sand, Surf and Carmel by the Sea
You will have plenty of free time to engage in exciting activities like whale watching, sailing or wine tasting on the second day of your trip. You can also explore the beach or just relax in the generous Californian sunshine. We’ll be happy to help you choose among these adventures.
By mid-day get your camera ready as we travel to Pacific Grove. We’ll slow down in order not to miss the stunning beauty of the 17-Mile Drive, with miles and miles of blue ocean and white sand all the way to Carmel by the Sea. Here you will see the legendary golf course of Pebble Beach, admire the exclusive beauty of the luxe waterfront mansions and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the Del Monte Forest.
We will arrive at the town of Carmel, where you will have about an hour to visit this whimsical community with its variety of adorable architectural styles and upscale shops, art galleries and waterfront restaurants, or just rub elbows at wine bars with locals and visitors alike. You can walk down to the white sands of Carmel Beach. We will also allocate some time for you to experience the historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo, one of the popular touristic attractions filled with significant art and original artifacts.
Late in the afternoon, sit back and relax as we start our journey back to your San Francisco hotel.
- Admission to 17-Mile Drive to Carmel by the Sea if you book the round trip or San Francisco to Monterey option. (not included in Monterey to San Francisco option)
Price for one-way option (SF to Monterey or Monterey to SF):
Round trip Tour and San Francisoc to Monterey is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays ONLY. Monterey to San Francisco is available on Wednesdays and Sundays only. First tour date is May 16, 2018.