Monterey & Carmel Tour in San Francisco, CA

Tower Tours San Francisco288 Beach StreetSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Cruise down the legendary Highway 1 and see California’s unparalleled rugged coast. The entire 17-mile drive is jam-packed with jaw-dropping sights and landmarks including the Pacific Ocean, Carmel by the Sea, Silicon Valley, Monterey’s Cannery Row, Mission Carmel, Pebble Beach, and more. There’s no better way to experience California’s coast.

up to 11 hrs 1 to 34 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Duration: 11 hours.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium is available for an additional fee.
  • Entrance fee into 17-Mile Scenic Drive.
  • 17-Mile Drive will be closed during Pro Golf Tournaments.
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • Tour guide included.
  • Food/beverages not included.
  • Gratuities for the tour guide are recommended.
  • Enjoy local seafood restaurants and shopping options during a stop in Monterey.


from Monterey & Carmel - Scenic California Coastline Tour
Travel with Tower Tours down California’s rugged coast, known as Highway 1, to the Monterey and Carmel regions!

This stunning drive affords one amazing view after another. Enjoy the winding roads down the coastline as you sit comfortably in a luxury tour coach. Soak in a bit of California history at Cannery Row. Enjoy the many local seafood restaurants and shopping options during a stop in Monterey, or for an additional fee, explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Continuing down the coast, take in the cliffside outlooks of Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Scenic Drive, and even enjoy the views from the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Next, you'll venture to Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you will experience the sweeping views of this very quaint, art-loving town. The 17-Mile Scenic Drive entrance fee is included in the tour price. 17-Mile Drive will be closed during pro golf tournaments.

Tower Tours invites you to join them on this wondrous scenic tour as you enjoy bits of California’s history and pristine vista points of interest.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey & Carmel - Scenic California Coastline Tour

How long is the tour?

The Monterey & Carmel - Scenic California Coastline Tour is a full-day tour that lasts approximately 11 hours. Passengers will be driven throughout the tour.

Is hotel pick-up service available?

Tower Tours provides courtesy pick-up from the Union Square area at the Westin St. Francis Hotel at the POST STREET ENTRANCE of the Westin St. Francis located at 427 Post Street, 50 minutes before your tour time. If you are not staying at a hotel, please meet at the Tower Tours Office at 288 Beach Street (Corner of Mason Street) at Fisherman's Wharf 30 minutes prior to tour departure time. Please call the number on your e-ticket to confirm your pick-up details at least 24 hours prior to your tour date.

Are meals included?

Meals are not included in the cost of the tour. However, your tour allots time during the rest stops to grab food and drinks.

What is the cancellation policy?

Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a full refund with no cancellation fees. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.

Can I bring a wheelchair on-board the bus?

If the wheelchair is collapsible, it may be able to store underneath the bus, depending on the tour. Subject to change based on capacity and bus assignments.

If I am driving, where should I park?

Public parking is available at several Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood garages. Please allow ample time to accommodate traffic delays and to park your vehicle. Check-in for your tour is 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time listed.