Monterey & Carmel Day Trip From San Francisco W/ Aquarium Tickets
Product Code: 76-436207


Tour Code
11.5 hours
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
San Francisco
Tour Type:

Monterey & Carmel Tour W/ Monterey Aquarium

Our Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour will take you along California's Pacific Coast on your way to historic Monterey & picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a drive through Pacific Grove in between.

Monterey Bay has great geologic and biological significance: it has an incredible abundance of sea life just offshore in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which borders 276 miles of California’s spectacular coastline. Several waves of industrial scale whaling and fishing exploited the bounty of the huge undersea trench offshore. John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath) grew up in Salinas and spent much of his creative effort writing about the Monterey area.

You’ll start the day traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1 (fog permitting). You will set foot in Monterey for about two hours, which gives you plenty of time to visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional; please select your option on the right). Or opt to stroll among the shops along historic Cannery Row, grab a fresh seafood lunch or just wander along Ocean View Boulevard all the way to Lover's Point Beach.

After, you will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17-Mile Drive. This famous road winds its way between magnificent homes and the spectacular coastline, between the greens and tees of world famous golf courses like Spyglass Hill, and among the last remaining forest of a rare species of trees, the Monterey Cypress, which is sculpted by relentless pacific breezes into fanciful shapes. The Lone Cypress is a very poignant example of one of these hardy trees hanging on to life (with the help of human engineering) in a seemingly impossible location.

Upon arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. If there is time and interest, we can visit the historic Carmel Mission as a last stop. Come and join our Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour now for an exquisite experience.

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Pick up for the Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour at most hotels in San Francisco - downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.

8:45 - 4:30 PM

Begin the tour to Monterey, driving along Highway 1 viewing California's rugged coastline with a rest-stop in Davenport. You will set foot in Monterey for about two hours, which gives you plenty of time to visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Or opt to stroll among the shops along historic Cannery Row, grab a fresh seafood lunch or just wander along Ocean View Boulevard all the way to Lover's Point Beach. 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.

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.

4:30 - 7:30 PM
Head back to San Francisco and enjoy a drop off at most San Francisco Downtown and Fisherman's Wharf hotels.


Package Includes

  • Pick-up/drop-off from select hotels and meeting points in San Francisco
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned 9-13 seater mini-bus or mini-van
  • Professional tour escort
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guide/driver (15% recommended)
Special Notes
  • From 3/1/2017, this tour cannot be refunded once the reservation is confirmed.
  • We use a 13-passenger van or a 36 pax minibus for this tour.
  • Baggage allowance policy:
    This tour doesn't expect our guests to have luggage (suitcases and such). If guests do, they need to notify us 48 hours in advance and the luggage policy should apply.
  • We offer pick-up at major hotels in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area. Please including your hotel location when booking. We will confirm the pick-up time for you.
  • For child under 8 years old:
    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children that are not at least 8 years of age or 4' 9" or 144 cm in height as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to provide your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeiture of your seats on the tour without refund. If your child is 8 years or older or 4’9” in height you do not need to provide a child seat, however, please let us know.
  • Pick-up time is from 8:00 am to 8:40 am. Please arrive at the pick-up location 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time.
  • As a courtesy to fellow passengers, it's important to be on time. If clients are late or miss a scheduled pick-up time for the tour, please contact our office IMMEDIATELY. An alternative pick-up location may be arranged at the customer's expense, subject to availability. Any guest who misses their tour entirely will forfeit their seat on the tour. No refunds will be issued.
  • We will assess a cleaning fee of up to $100 for any passenger who permanently stains or renders this vehicle temporarily unfit for passengers due to spillage of any substance such that the vehicle must be taken out of service and cleaned.
  • 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.

*This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to depart. In case we are unable to meet the minimum number on a tour we will touch base with you.
*Adult age: 11 and older
*Child age: under 11 (Minimum age for tours is 18 months)

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.

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What's the difference between this product and product 6-196?
How long will we stay in Carmel?
Thank you.
10/24/2017 11:07:56
Tours4Fun 10/24/2017 14:46:08

Dear Eva,

Thank you for your inquiry.

The biggest difference between the 76-436207 tour and the 6-196 package is the price where the fare per person for the 76-436207 tour is $159.00 per adult traveler and includes the admission to the Monterey Bay Aquarium whereas the 6-196 tour price is $68.00 per person and does not include any admission fees.

The 76-436207 tour will allow you to enjoy about 1 hour in the town of Carmel by the Sea.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

Does this price include ticket at Monterey Aquarium? 09/23/2017 04:54:02
Tours4Fun 09/23/2017 09:10:02

Dear WK,

The price includes Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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