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From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

1. From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour

Discover the scenic coastline of California on a day trip by air-conditioned bus from San Francisco. Visit the Monterey Peninsula, Cannery Row, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. Stop at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, where there are great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific. Next, travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive.  Your tour continues to Carmel by the sea where ample time is given to walk through this charming town dotted with lovely shops, and beautiful architecture.

San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Tour

2. San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Tour

Begin your tour by traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1. Head to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. At your first rest stop in Davenport, you will have a chance to take a selfie with the whole Pacific as your backdrop.  At Monterey, you will have 2 hours on your own to explore. You can visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, rent a kayak or paddleboard, hike along the coast, or take a bike to roam. You can also stroll among the quaint boutiques and art shops along the historic Cannery Row. Grab a seafood lunch at Old Fisherman’s Wharf.  Enjoy another eyeful of Pacific beauty along the scenic 17-Mile Drive through Del Monte Forest and take photographs of the hardy Lone Cyprus Tree. This famous road winds its way by magnificent homes and the spectacular coastline, between the greens and tees of world famous golf courses, and among the last remaining forest of a rare species of the Monterey Cypress.  Your scenic drive finishes at Pebble Beach Village. Upon arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue and be dazzled by the white sandy beach. If there is time, you can visit the historic Carmel Mission. Then, it will be time to head back to San Francisco. 

Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Guided E-Bike Tour

3. Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Guided E-Bike Tour

Soak up the beautiful coast of Northern California on a guided e-bike tour through Pebble Beach on the famous 17 Mile Drive. Ride on powerful eBikes which make climbing the region’s hills and inclines a breeze. Watch for deer, sea lions, and flocks of sea birds as we roll past famous golf courses with fairways overlooking the ocean. Feel the soft, white sands at the Spanish Bay Beach and smell the sagebrush mixed with the sea air. Snap a photo of China Rock, Bird Rock, and the Lone Cypress Weave through the Del Monte Forest of 300-year old Cypress trees, and take a minute to imagine yourself in one of the luxurious mansions along the path. Stop for a quick break at the Pebble Beach Lodge where you can enjoy coffee and gelato while gazing over Carmel Bay and Point Lobos. Your local guides will share their knowledge of the area’s unique ocean wildlife and iconic landmarks throughout the tour.

Scenic 17-Mile Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

4. Scenic 17-Mile Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Experience the ultimate scenic drive between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on a self-guided tour in your vehicle. Take advantage of the flexibility to set your own pace, stopping to take in the many sights and views along the 17-Mile Drive. Start by downloading the app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one (download instructions received via email after booking), then begin your self-guided adventure. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 23-miles-long tour covers the essentials of 17 Mile drive in 2-4 hours You'll embark on this scenic drive in downtown Monterey near the historic Fisherman's Wharf. Discover Cannery Row, the delightful waterfront street bordering Pacific Grove. Optionally, stop at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to get an up-close look at a large variety of sea creatures (entry not included). Take in the views from Point Joe, the rocky southwestern end of Spanish Bay, also known as the Restless Sea. Journey to Bird Rock and Seal Rock, and try to spot seals, sea lions, and local birds. Next, you'll continue through Crocker Grove to the Lone Cypress, which stands dramatically at the edge of a cliff against crashing waves. End your tour at the world-famous Pebble Beach, a paradise of pristine white sand and sensational coastal cliffs. The audio tour is curated by local guides and creative writers and is narrated by professional voice artists. Along with written descriptions, most tour stops have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or building interiors.

Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Monterey: 17-Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 23 miles-long tour covers the essentials of Yellowstone National Park in 2+ hours. Experience one of the most famous scenic drives in the world with a live GPS route and auto-playing narration for a complete hands-free and fully guided driving experience along the 17-Mile Drive. Simply download the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, it’s photo pops up and you will hear its audio story, just like having a local guide sitting with you. The tour is developed by local tour guides, curated by creative writers, narrated by professional voice artists and put together using an award-winning platform. At Point Joe, stop and listen to the audio guide to learn about the European explorers that first came to this part of the coast. Later, drive past Bird Rock, where you can see Brandt's cormorants, pelicans, and California sea lions sharing the rock. At your next stop, get to see the harbor seals at Fanshell Overlook and learn about their pupping season from your guide. As you continue your drive, learn about the history of the 5000-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees and listen to the intriguing story of a 250-year-old Lone Cypress that isn't entirely alone. Finally, stop at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and rest at one of the public areas or putter around in one of the many charming shops in the area. 

Private Tour: Monterey, Carmel, 17 Mile Dr, Big Sur Full-Day

6. Private Tour: Monterey, Carmel, 17 Mile Dr, Big Sur Full-Day

Explore the captivating beauty of California's coastal gems on our private tour from San Francisco. This unforgettable journey takes you to some of the most iconic and breathtaking destinations, ensuring you experience the essence of this remarkable region. Itinerary: Monterey: Your adventure begins in the charming seaside town of Monterey, known for its rich history, vibrant marine life, and picturesque scenery. We'll delve into the heart of this coastal gem, exploring the renowned Cannery Row, where you can observe playful sea otters, sea lions, and a diverse array of marine species. The bustling waterfront offers unique shops, galleries, and delightful dining options. Your time in Monterey sets the stage for the coastal wonders you're about to encounter. Carmel By The Sea: Continue your journey to the enchanting town of Carmel By The Sea. This idyllic village is straight out of a storybook, with its fairytale-like streets, charming cottages, and boutique shops. Stroll along the white-sand Carmel Beach, feel the soft ocean breeze, and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean. Carmel's artistic spirit and serene beauty make it a must-visit destination. Pebble Beach: Our tour then takes you to the world-famous Pebble Beach, known for its luxurious resorts and golf courses. Here, you'll have the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of elegance and capture memories against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific coastline. The iconic Lone Cypress and the legendary 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links are just a couple of the highlights. 17-Mile Drive: This scenic route winds through the Del Monte Forest and offers breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, you'll encounter iconic landmarks like The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, and Bird Rock. Be sure to keep your camera ready, as every turn reveals a postcard-worthy view. Big Sur: As you venture further south along the Pacific Coast Highway, you'll enter the dramatic and rugged landscapes of Big Sur. This is where California's coastline truly comes to life, with towering cliffs, crashing waves, and pristine natural beauty. The drive through Big Sur is a highlight of the tour, offering panoramic ocean views that are nothing short of awe-inspiring. McWay Falls: Our journey culminates at the enchanting McWay Falls, one of the most iconic waterfalls on the Pacific Coast. Set within Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, this hidden gem is renowned for its turquoise waters and the stunning sight of an 80-foot waterfall cascading onto the beach below. It's a picture-perfect moment that captures the essence of California's coastal beauty. At the end of this immersive tour, you'll be returned to your San Francisco hotel, carrying the enchantment of Central California's coastal wonders in your heart. Join us on this extraordinary journey, and let the beauty of the Central California Coast create an amazing and unforgettable experience for you.

Monterey Peninsula Sightseeing Tour along the 17 Mile Drive

7. Monterey Peninsula Sightseeing Tour along the 17 Mile Drive

Experience Monterey, Pacific Grove and the iconic 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach making several stops to enjoy the scenic coastline and discover marine animals like sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales. Enjoy a brief sightseeing drive through quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea with its beautiful beach, boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants and famous Spanish Mission. This half-day tour also includes a drive through Old Monterey where we learn about Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We also stop for 20-30 minutes at Lover's Point Park in Pacific Grove, Bird Rock and the inspiring Lone Cypress tree in Pebble Beach. Along the way, we learn all about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. For golf enthusiasts, a stop at the Pebble Beach Lodge and Golf Course can be included to visit one of the most famous golf courses in the World!

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What people are saying about Pebble Beach, California

A wonderful tour, scenically wonderful. The bus driver Thomas was fantastic. He told a lot about the sights and the landscape and gave good tips. Although the day was long, it was definitely worth it. We don't want to miss the day.

Roman is hands down one of the best tour guides I have ever toured with! We will be back to do a tour of Yosemite with him.

Jenn did a great job keeping 9 of us in line and safe. I would highly recommend this e-bike tour.

ben was very knowledgeable and literally came out of his way to personalize the tour for us…

Great driver and guide. The coast is beyond spectacular. Really great tour.