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Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer

by Extranomical Tours
per adult Price is $99
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Exploration of Central California's stunning coastal towns

Option to add Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket

Free time to explore Carmel's beachy shops & art galleries

Sights include the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach & Bird Rock

Scenic ride down famed Pacific Coast Highway & 17-Mile Drive

Highlights

Exploration of Central California's stunning coastal towns

Option to add Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket

Free time to explore Carmel's beachy shops & art galleries

Sights include the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach & Bird Rock

Scenic ride down famed Pacific Coast Highway & 17-Mile Drive

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $99, taxes included

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8:30 AM, Tour with Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit in English

Duration 10h 30m

Live commentary in English. Tour price include Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket.

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Total price is $155, taxes included

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Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer

Activity Location

Monterey

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    San Francisco


Description

The experiences you’ll have on tour from San Francisco to Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea are extraordinary – starting with the Pacific coastline that you’ll trace on the drive south to Monterey. You’ll have time to visit the world-class Monterey aquarium and hike, kayak, shop, dine and cruise the scenic 17-Mile Drive.

After pickup right from your hotel in San Francisco, you’ll be swept into a Pacific Coast wonderland. As your experienced Expedition Leader cruises along Highway 1 toward Monterey, the Pacific Ocean and its picturesque coastline will be your western companion. It’s a view you’ll never grow tired of. At your first rest stop in Davenport, you’ll have a chance to take a selfie with the whole Pacific as your backdrop!

Your tour guide will point out the wildlife of the region. Keep an eye out for the sea otters playing along the shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This treasure was designated in 1992 and stretches from San Francisco to Cambria along 276 miles of coastline and is home to hundreds of species of marine mammals, birds and fishes.

When we hit Monterey, you’ll have two hours on your own to explore. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. You may want to become one with the Pacific and rent a kayak or paddleboard or hike along the coast. Rent a bike and roam a bit.

Maybe you’ll choose to stroll among the quaint boutiques and art shops along historic Cannery Row and then grab a seafood lunch at Old Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll find nothing fresher! And the nine varieties of caramel apples are to die for at Carousel Candies nearby.

You’ll enjoy another eyeful of Pacific beauty as we follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest and catch photos of the hardy Lone Cyprus Tree. These rare Monterey Cypress trees are found only at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach and Point Lobos near Carmel.

After our Pacific beach tour, you’ll experience the special ambiance of the enchanting town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Check out the cool shops on Ocean Avenue or get some white Pacific sand between your toes! If there’s interest, we’ll visit the historic 18th century Carmel Mission, where you might pause and reflect on this amazing journey.

Then its time to head back to San Francisco, tired but exhilarated knowing it was the day of a lifetime.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Pacific Coast Highway

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most San Francisco downtown and Fisherman's Wharf hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Free Wifi on vehicle


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • You must bring a child safety seat for children under 8 years of age or 4 foot 9 inches (144 cm) tall.

  • At least 5 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Tour stops may vary.

  • Pick-up is between 8 and 8:40 AM depending on your San Fransico hotel location. You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Free Wifi on vehicle


Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

3/5 Apr 30, 2019

We were disappointed. First, I got a call saying our tour was cancelled so they booked us on a Tower Tour instead. I don't know if the first tour would have been better, but the only real positive part of this tour was the aquarium, which was not part of the tour. The bus driver was the tour guide, but he didn't tell much and couldn't answer questions, so the drive was boring after a while. He was very nice, but not a tour guide. The highlight was to be the 17-mile Scenic Drive, but it wasn't any more scenic than other times we were near the water. In Carmel we were let out at a high-end mall where we barely had time to eat a very expensive lunch. We did not see the "quaint, art-loving" town.