1-Day Monterey Bay, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea (with Monterey Bay Aquarium) Tour
(10 Reviews)
Product Code: 6-196
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Ground Transportation
  • • Professional Tour Escort
  • • Monterey Bay
  • • 17-Mile Drive
  • • Seal Rock
  • • Cypress Point
  • • Pebble Beach
  • • Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • • Cannery Row
  • • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • • Effective ring itinerary to avoid repetition
Tour Code
6-196
Duration
1 day
Departure City
San Francisco, Bay Area
End City
San Francisco, Bay Area
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
San Francisco

Bay Area - 17-Mile Drive - Carmel-by-the-Sea - Bay Area

Experience the beauty of the California coastline!

The 17-Mile Drive will showcase this beautiful stretch of land and sea with stops at the famous Seal Rock, the majestic Cypress Point, the unique Pebble Beach and the Lone Cypress Tree.

Afterwards, we'll visit the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea to stroll along the streets and enjoy some of the best specialty shops and art galleries.

Next, we'll go to Monterey to stop at Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Please refer to the below approximate return time for each location. There may be a half-hour to hour delay caused by special circumstances such as bad weather conditions and traffic jams.

Milpitas: 18:15
Cupertino: 18:15
Red Roof Inn:18:30
San Francisco:19:00
Oakland:19:30


Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Monterey Bay Aquarium $42.00/adult; $30.00/child (2-12); $35.00/senior (65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
09:00AM Cupertino Marina Food Supermarket/In front of Fashion House 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014
09:30AM Milpitas Ulferts Center 668 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035
08:15AM Oakland Angel Feet Reflexology 441 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
08:00AM Red Roof Inn SFO Red Roof Inn SFO 777 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010
07:30AM San Francisco At the juncture of Stockton and Sutter (From 3/1/2017) 391 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94108
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional tour escort
  • Roundtrip ground transportation
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to chosen location (see Meeting Point)

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses including meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that tour guide arranges
  • Service Fee for tour guide (min. $8.00/day per person)
  • Optional tours (Prices may vary due to different seasons and is subject to the final price on the box office.)
Special Notes
  • Please bring you own car seat, if you are travelling with a child under 8 years old. The penalty will be on your own cost, if you do not bring the car seat.
  • Customers are allowed up to two items (ie. 1 standard check-in luggage + 1 carry-on) free of charge. Extra items will be charged at additional $25/per luggage.
  • Multiple departure/pick-up locations are provided as value added options for this tour/activity. Please note that you may be transferred to a central meeting point from the departure/pick-up location (noted on your E-ticket) prior to departing on your tour/activity.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Adult age: 13 and older.
*Child age: 2-12
***Children under 2 years of age are required to be under a $25 per day mandatory General Liability Insurance. The fee also to guarantee a seat for the child. Parents who prefer to hold their child, will be considered as forfeiting the seat, but the $25 per day General Liability Insurance will still be charged. Please be sure to offer the child's name and age (accurate to the month) when booking.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
REVIEWS

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  • chandan Vishwakarma Ramachandra

    chandan Vishwakarma Ramachandra

    Verified Purchased 01/07/2018
    Mr

    Good Ride enjoyable. Enough time to visit places. thanks. Thanks thanks thanks

  • Elisa Lou

    Elisa Lou

    Verified Purchased 12/28/2017
    Overall a good tour

    I went on this tour with my parents. TOUR As someone who actually lives in California, I've already visited most of the destinations covered in the tour, and I thought the itinerary was pretty good as it hit all the major tourist destin...ations in Monterey. My only major complaint was that the time at the aquarium was too short. They gave us 90 minutes and we were able to rush through the important things, but you're paying $42 per person extra just for admission to the museum, you'd probably want longer time spent there. The time spent at the other destinations was reasonable (about 20-30mins each). For reference, we arrived at the first stop at around 1130 and left the final stop at not even 4pm, so in total our tour was only half a day, not the full 1 day as advertised. Our group was small and were all Mandarin speakers, so the tour was in all Mandarin. There was very minimal walking, so it's well suited for young children and elderly. RESERVATION This is my first time booking through Tours4fun. For the most part it was really convenient browsing different tours to compare and contrast. The one thing I realized was that the availability calendar was not always up to date. Tours4fun contacts the tour company to confirm first, so it might take a full day to know whether the tour is available for your group size, so plan ahead. Customer service was really responsive and was able to let me know the tour group name so I could contact the company directly to confirm availability. Luckily I was able to get a spot pretty last minute (booked 2 days before tour start date). TRANSPORTATION It's not obvious at all when you look at the schedule and itinerary, but you actually will end up switching buses a lot just for this 1-Day tour, which is a bit of a hassle. We were picked up at Cupertino in a bus with other tours going to Yosemite and LA then dropped off at Milipitas to transfer onto a different bus. On the way back home, we were dropped off in Gilroy to transfer onto a bus that carried people going to/from Gilroy outlets, then went back to Cupertino. This was a pretty confusing experience initially since our first bus was filled with people with luggages (going on longer trips) so we knew we weren't going to the same place. This is efficient for the tour company but not really pleasant for the tour attendees. It's probably not a big deal for people who just want the tour company to take care of everything, but it really felt like a lot of wasted time just for transportation transfers. Overall the price you pay for the tour is still really good. You basically pay for transportation costs only, with the main cost being the aquarium ticket and wasted time doing transfers. Overall, I'd recommend this. Read full review

  • Mamta Kabra

    Mamta Kabra

    Verified Purchased 11/28/2017
    Great Trip

    It was great trip. Nice one

  • Timea Torok

    Timea Torok

    Verified Purchased 09/24/2017
    Amazing views

    Overall I enjoyed the tour a lot, the 17 mile drive was amazing. Unfortunately we lost lots of time getting to the actual tour bus (more than 3 hours from pickup til start of the tour - traffic was not on our side either). I felt we co...uld have spent more time in Monterey bay and in Carmel; we only had 30 min at these locations. The time in Monterey at the aquarium was sufficient for me, I did some sightseeing instead of the aquarium. The other stops were well-timed. I would have appreciated more information of the surroundings than given. Read full review

  • Imelda

    Imelda

    Verified Purchased 02/02/2016
    1-Day Monterey Bay, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea (with Monterey Bay Aquarium) Tour (Product Code: 6-196)

    The tour was good for its price. The guide and driver were accommodating. I recommend this tour to my friends & family.

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Hi there, we are thinking of doing the Christmast Day (Dec 25) tour, but looks like Monterey Aquarium will not be open that day. In that case, what will the itinerary be like? Thank you 12/11/2017 05:24:24
Tours4Fun 12/11/2017 08:37:27

Dear Elisa,

Thanks for your interest at Tours4fun.

We regret this tour has been sold out for Dec 25th.

For more information on a similar tour that is available, please follow the link below:

http://www.tours4fun.com/1-day-monterey-bay-bus-tour.html

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Brigitte
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Is the aquarium entry ticket covered as part of this package ? 05/17/2017 18:03:12
Tours4Fun 05/17/2017 23:07:35

Dear Pradeep,

The admission for Monterey Bay Aquarium is not included in the tour price. If you wish to visit, please pay to your tour guide in cash while you are on tour.

For a more detailed pricing information, please visit the following link:

http://www.tours4fun.com/1-day-monterey-bay-17-mile-scenic-drive-tour.html#pricing

Thank you very much for your inquiry.

Best Regards,
Jason
Customer Service Rep

Does this tour go via Highway Number 1 along the coastline? 04/22/2017 12:51:40
Tours4Fun 04/22/2017 15:12:08

Dear Mans,

Thank you for your interest in Tours4Fun.

This tour does continue down the California coastline (State Route 1), where you will see 17 Miles Drive Scenic drive.

If you would like to make a reservation please select the start date and how many guest traveling and click "Book Now"

Best Regards,
Andy
Customer Service Rep

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