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Monterey and Carmel Full Day Tour

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll get the opportunity to come up close to what has to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Our route will take you south on Highway No 1 through the beach town of Santa Cruz and features one spectacular view after another. Following a morning of winding down the coast, we'll stop at Monterey, setting of John Steinbeck's famous novel Cannery Row. Here if you wish you will have time to visit Monterey Bay Aquarium. More than 250,000 creatures fill over 200 spectacular galleries and exhibits, including a walk-through aviary, a three storey kelp forest, penguins, and a million gallon Outer Bay display. There will also be plenty of time for some lunch and shopping in this picturesque coastal settlement. After a drive along the 17 Mile Drive with its gorgeous seascapes and chances to spot wildlife, passing Pebble Beach golf course, the Lone Pine, and some of the best coastal panoramas in the world, we will stop in the gallery/restaurant district of Carmel-by-the-Sea and give you enough photo opportunities along the way. Then leaving the natural world behind we’ll head for the future as our tour leads us through Silicon Valley, the high tech capital of the world, before we return back to San Francisco. This full day tour takes around 11 hours and includes hotel pick up (from 09:00 onwards) and drop off from Central San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf, all transfers as well as the services of a knowledgeable driver-guide. Warm clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll get the opportunity to come up close to what has to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Travel down Highway 1 through Santa Cruz with its with its gorgeous seascapes and photo opportunities galore. Stop at Monterey and Cannery Row. Take some time out at the fantastic aquarium. Explore sophisticated Carmel with its restaurants and art galleries before we head back. Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel pickup is available in the downtown area (Union Square, Financial District, Nob Hill, Lombard Street, Embarcadero and SOMA) before 9am. Guest will still need to exchange voucher for service at the City Sightseeing office at 2800 Leavenworth Street (between Beach Street & Jefferson Street). The bus will stop here before tour departs. Start/opening time:: 9am. Languages: English. Others: