Will I have time to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Yes. We spend about two hours in Monterey, so you can use this time to visit the Aquarium. The entrance fee for the Monterey Bay Aquarium is not included.
What will I see on the tour?
On the morning drive to Monterey, you will see stunning Pacific Coast scenery along Highway 1. In Monterey, you will walk along historic Cannery Row to Old Fisherman’s Wharf or take the time to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In the afternoon, while cruising the famous 17-mile drive, you will encounter the Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.
What should I wear?
The Pacific Coast can be windy and chilly in the morning, so it’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
What should I bring?
Bring a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and cash or a credit card for purchasing souvenirs or snacks.
Is admission to the 17-mile drive included?
Yes. Admission to the 17-mile drive is included in the tour cost.
How much free time will I have in Monterey and Carmel?
You will have about two hours of free time in Monterey and up to one hour in Carmel by the Sea.
Will we stop at the Lone Cypress or Pebble Beach?
Yes. We will take the 17-mile drive from Monterey to Carmel, making a few stops for photos along the way. We will stop at both the Lone Cypress and at Pebble Beach unless there is a special event.
Do you pick up outside of San Francisco?
We offer a complimentary pick-up from hotels located in San Francisco. If you are staying away from the downtown area, we suggest taking a shared ride service or public transportation to the Hilton Union Square hotel on O’Farrell Street. The pick-up is located outside the Mason Street side entrance.
Where is the stop for lunch?/ Are meals included?
The tour makes a stop on the way to Monterey where you may purchase some snacks. There are many nice options for food or drink in Monterey where we will spend approximately two hours. Meals are not included on this tour.