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Alcatraz with Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive 2-Day Trip from San Francisco

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Set out from San Francisco and get to know northern California over two days on a tour that visits Alcatraz Island and Monterey. On your first day, you'll take the ferry to Alcatraz Island with a ticket that includes an audio tour, orientation film, and round-trip ferry. On the second day, go on a full-day tour of the Monterey Peninsula, explore popular destinations along Highway 1 such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel. Accommodation is not included.
  • Trip to Alcatraz Island and full-day tour of Monterey and Carmel from San Francisco
  • Learn about the history of Alcatraz Island and get photo ops from the ferry
  • Discover the highlights of Monterey including Cannery Row
  • Option to include a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Take a ride along 17-Mile Drive and stop at Carmel by the Sea
  • Pickup from select San Francisco hotels on Day 2

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Pair Alcatraz's infamous history with one of the nation's most epic coastal drives, all without renting a car.
Day 1 - Alcatraz Island
Pick-up your voucher at Pier 41 and meet 30 minutes prior to your designated time at Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. From the ferry, enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay en route to the small island, which has hosted a Civil War-era fort, a military prison, and the notorious federal penitentiary.

Your tour includes round-trip ferry tickets, an audio tour, and orientation film. Check the daily schedule upon arrival to join one of the free guided tours offered by the National Park Service rangers. Spend as much time as you like on the island, returning by ferry when you have finished. Most visitors spend several hours.

Day 2 - Monterey Peninsula
Start the day with morning pickup at your hotel, followed by a scenic drive south on Highway 1 from San Francisco to Monterey.

Soak in views of the California coast and Pacific Ocean during the 2.5-hour drive. 

Upon arrival in Monterey, see Cannery Row and have time to shop and purchase lunch. Choose the optional upgrade to include the entrance ticket to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, considered one of the best aquariums in the nation.

From Monterey, roll along 17-Mile Drive, passing by mansions and landmarks such as the Lone Cypress and Pebble Beach golf course. Enter the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, which features the historic Carmel Mission, beautiful beaches, and an elegant shopping district with boutiques and art galleries that you can visit. In the late afternoon, pass through Silicon Valley on the return drive to San Francisco.

Monterey Bay Aquarium upgrade: Visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium during your two hour visit to Monterey. Exhibits feature jellyfish, otters, sharks, stingrays, kelp forests, and more.

Please note: When booking, choose the date that you want to visit Alcatraz Island.

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