Enjoy a picturesque drive along the coast

Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive



Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula


  • Full­-day trip from San Francisco to Monterey and Carmel
  • Coastal 17­-Mile Drive
  • Plenty of scenic photo stops
  • Two hours to explore Monterey and Cannery Row
  • Option to include a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Stop at Carmel by the Sea
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Pick­-up and drop­-off from central San Francisco hotels
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle


  • Tour along Highway 1 by the towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola
  • 17­-Mile Drive
  • Carmel and Steinbeck's Cannery Row in Monterey
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco Hotels (only with confirmation from Gray Line Reservations team)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Please Note

  • Buses are air conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers booked for that particular day. There are 28, 39, 47, and 56 seat vehicles used for this tour.

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88% of reviewers liked this tour
Jun 23 2017
Since being a traveler from out of town, it was a great experience to let the Gray LIne folks handle the traveling accomodations and we sit back and enjoy the ride!
May 06 2017
Excellent! What a great trip, and the driver made it even better.
Mar 06 2017
Traveled with my teenage daughters and very much enjoyed the tour and the stops. We were lucky and had terrific weather in February. Monterey was a bit of a disappointment. Very touristy and the aquarium was not worth the steep price of admission. Overall great tour!
Jan 30 2017
The tour itself was amazing! Our guide, Kenneth, went above and beyond. He knew so much information about the area and it's history, and also had a great sense of humor. He was a great driver and we had an outstanding adventure. Highly recommend!!
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Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past. Make stops at Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck, and visit great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, not to mention the world-famous Monterey Aquarium.

Next, travel through the famous 17-Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo stops will be made along this gorgeous drive. Our 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.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.