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Day Trip to Carmel and Monterey

Travel scenic California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, famous for its spectacular ocean views, abundant wildlife, and historical past.


Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway
The St. Carlos Borromeo mission, in Carmel
The St. Carlos Borromeo mission, in Carmel

Visit California's "first city", and the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico, where sights include Cannery Row so named after John Steinbeck set one of his books, "Cannery Row" in Ocean View Avenue, Monterey. You can visit the great shops and restaurants overlooking the Pacific, not to mention the world-famous Monterey Aquarium, and the town is rich with history, including possessing California's first theatre, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper.

You'll have two hours to explore Monterrey and the quaint, picture perfect enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea, before the tour in an air-conditioned bus takes you down the idyllic "17-Mile Drive". Hugging the Pacific coast and passing by famous golf courses such as Pebble Beach, mansions and stunning scenery such as the wind-lashed Lone Cypress (known as 'the most photographed tree in North America') and Bird Rock.

The tour makes stops for photographs and with snaps snapped neither you nor your friends will be left in no doubt as to why this area is renowned as one of the most spectacular in California.

Tour With Aquarium Ticket

To make your time in Monterrey even more special, you can reserve the tour with tickets to the famous Monterrey aquarium, considered one of the best in the world thanks to more than 35 thousand marine animals including jellyfish, sea otters, and several species of shark.


The tour is exclusively in English.


11 hours


  Adults Children between 5 and 11
Tour 79 $ 49 $
Tour + Aquarium Tickets 118 $ 73 $

* All the prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)


  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Air conditioned bus transport with WiFi.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entry to the aquarium (optional).

Not included

  • Food and Drink.

When to book?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in San Francisco).

Payment methods

  • You will be charged the full amount when the booking is confirmed.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.



How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

You will receive a confirmation email directly after you’ve completed the booking process. If you have any doubts, please contact our supplier. The contact information is included in the confirmation email.

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