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4.5 star rating: Recommended 561 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Really enjoyed this your, Michael our guide was fun, scenery was spectacular, if a little foggy early on. Had a delicious lunch at The Fish Hopper in Monterey. Highlight particularly for my husband was the 18th hole at Pebble Beach!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Excellent, beautiful day , excellent tour guide/driver and lots of good people on this trip. all of them were very timely and return on the times as stated by the driver. I would recommend this trip to others and would do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Our driver was great. Fell in love with Carmel, wouldn't go back to Monterey, felt it was nothing but a tourist trap. 17 Mile Drive was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Spectacular tour and a very knowledgable and entertaining guide. Be sure to get a seat on the right side of the coach for gorgeous ocean views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Had a fantastic day out. Really enjoyed all the stops they were all great. Our driver was fantastic and kept us fully informed . For me it really was a case of saying "it did what it said on the tin".
Delivered everything we thought we had bought.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Marvelous experience. Our Tour Guide - Wolfgang, was just incredibly well versed with every bend. We learnt a lot about the local architecture, the landscapes, the local produce and points of interest, while being entertained with factoids and snippets from movie/tv show references. And the locales by themselves are well worth every penny. Loved it and would totally recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellent tour. The driver was very knowledgable and entertaining. The wineries were beautiful and we samples many great wines!! I would highly recommend this tour. We had a fabulous day and the tour office was just down the road from our hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

It was a very beautiful experience! Lots of great dining, shopping and picture taking opportunities! Would recommend for everybody! Tour bus driver is very knowledgable, gives great educational commentary!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

The tour guide/driver John was very knowledgeable. Very nice tour.

Merle K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We recommend this tour very highly. Even though there was quite a bit of smoke haze the day we did this tour it was well organised and punctual. Monterey was a great place just to walk around the see the history and how it all began. 17 Mile drive was a sight to see and stopping at Pebble Beach and walking on the 18th hole of the golf course was fantastic. Carmel was a delightful and quaint little town and well worth visiting. The tour guide/driver was great and knew his area very well. Thank you for a job well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Fantastic tour! We enjoyed it very much. Also, nte that this company (unlike other companies) leaves a little later and can pick your up at your hotel (unlike other companies) ... which is really nice for people who don't like to wake up early when they're on vacation. One tip: Pack a small snack or have a little breakfast before the trip or on the way. Then when you get to Monterey you can enjoy the aquarium for the full amount of time. (We were famished by the time we got to Monterey so ended up getting a lunch there, and deemed it just so-so ... plus regretted that we weren't spending our whole time of the Monterey stop at the aquarium.) Then when you get to Carmel, you can grab another meal and feel good about maximizing your enjoyment of each stop. Another note: Our driver was amazingly knowledgeable about the whole area and its history. He had a dry sense of humor which we found to be entertaining. One woman on our ride tried to ask a couple questions, but he had a hard time hearing her and had to focus on the road. Therefore, for the bus ride south, expect to be doing a lot of passive listening and learning while you look out the windows. We loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

It was a great trip, especially with Wolfgang, our driver. I would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Wonderful tour.....very knowledgable bus driver. Would highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The ride was spectacular on the way. 17 Mile Drive was better than I ever anticipated. The driver was very entertaining! As always picked up and dropped off at our hotel by the Airport.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

From the moment we joined the coach until we departed at the end of the day we were well looked after by our driver/guide, John. His knowledge of the areas we were visiting was interesting and illuminating. Our timetable was clearly explained by him and pickup points/times throughout the day's tour were clearly set out. The coach was comfortable and since not all the seats were taken we could spread ourselves out with ease.
We had sufficient time in both Carmel and Monterey to explore. As an avid Steinbeck reader I was very interested in Cannery Row and the Doc's lab.
Good tour. Great scenery Good job, John.

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