• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 95.00 View price calendar

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The California coastline is dramatic, iconic and rugged, but also difficult to enjoy when you're trapped behind the wheel of a car rental. So take this day trip to Carmel and Monterey, and enjoy the cliffside and ocean views from the window seat of your coach.


  • Family friendly
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Excellent value for money

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast

California Coastline

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Excellent and very informative. Tour guide (bus driver) was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew his history about the area.

Fred M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We had a great time on this trip. The scenery along the coast was awesome. Especially along the "17 mile road" which included Pebble Beach. Monterey was great. The best part of the trip though was our driver/tour guide, George. He was super informative, and presented everything with very interesting background stories. And he had a good sense of humor. I highly recommend him and this trip.

Jeanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Amazing tour and our driver Patrick was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wishing to sample the delights of the beautiful Californian coast.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was beautiful and educational. What a country, and i am glad that we decided not to rent a car and go it alone, because this way you can sit back and relax.

Claire L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was fantastic, it gives you a real flavour of Monterey and Carmel by the Sea, my only complaint was I would have liked longer wherever we went! I highly recommend the aquarium, its amazing. The coach was really comfortable and our guide George was knowledgeable, so polite and very enthusiastic about where we were going. He really made the trip for us.

Nicole L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

When using Viator, I worked with Greyline unorganized, Extranomical toursok and Tower Toursamazing. Tower tours was in charge of this excursion which was beautiful, very professional and organized and we had a wonderful tour guide I can't remember his name- but I believe he was from France and lived in Argentina? some part of his life. Great views, great commentary- very accommodating gentleman. Would highly recommend this tour. Only thing- I wish we could've skipped Carmel and saw more of the 17 mile drive.

Dennis F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide, George was amazing. He provided an in-depth background of the region. The sights along the route were breathtaking. This is an organized professional touring company. We would schedule with this company for our future travels!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This trip exceeded our expectations. George, our tour guide, was awesome. He was informative and fun as we rode along Highway 1. We even took a trip to Pebble Beach along the way. Pick up and drop off at our hotel made the trip super easy. This trip is a must-do while visiting San Francisco.

Beach Lover United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an amazing tour. I was on this tour by myself since my husband had a conference to attend. I never felt unsafe or worried. Our driver, George, was remarkable. I was picked up at my hotel and taken to the main location where I waited just a few minutes to get on the tour bus. When we left, traffic was heavy because of the Dreamforce conference. My favorite part of this tour was the amount of time we had in Monterrey. I ate lunch while in Monterrey and had time to walk around after lunch. My least favorite part was the amount of time we had in Carmel by the Sea. I wish we had spent more time there. It is an awesome little city with some great shops. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway was amazing. The ocean is beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great day out with beautiful views along the coast. Our fantastic driver Patric really made this tour with all his knowledge and information parted along the way. He was funny and gave helpful advise about where to eat for great service, photo opportunitys with plenty of time to get a great shot, and things to look out for. He even made some time to get a quick visit to Pebble Beach. Then we were delivered to our accommodation. Excellent day out.

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