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BEST 17-Mile Drive, Carmel and Monterey Day Trip from San Francisco

San Francisco, United States

From $150.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience California’s iconic 17-Mile Drive with ease on this group day tour from San Francisco. Travel in a vehicle with a driver and a guide and make your way to Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and more. Learn about the area and take in the views of the coast along the way.
  • Learn about Monterey and Carmel from your guide
  • Travel with ease from San Francisco
  • Relax in a vehicle with a driver
  • Admire the views along this iconic route

What's Included

  • Professional transportations by van or a full-sized bus & commercial insurance.
  • Professional Driver and Guide (or Driver-Guide) .
  • Admission ticket of 17-Miles Drive.
  • Food and beverage.
  • Parking is not available at pick up point.The cost of transportation to/from the place of departure.
  • Gratuities (10% - 20% recommended).
  • Personal expenses and other expenses not listed in the Cost Includes.

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

17-Mile Drive (Pass By)

Pebble Beach, California Usa

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lone Cypress

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Old Fisherman's Wharf

1 hour 40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Cannery Row

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 1. Customer under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by at least one adult.
  • 2. Please be sure to provide accurate and complete information upon booking. This includes name, gender, valid contact information (preferably a mobile phone), accurate tour location, etc., This helps to avoid any errors upon the reservation because errors affect travel. Any losses due to inaccurate or invalid information will be at your own cost and the company will not be held responsible.
  • 3. Any guests that have already purchased their own tickets or have a city PASS will not be able to use it on the tour. Please understand that you must purchase the admission tickets through our company in order to participate. For the optional admission tickets, you will reserve it from the tour guide directly. The tour guide will make this arrangement for you. As a tour group, it is highly suggested to make a reservation together rather than individually in order to get into an attraction. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you again for choosing to tour with us! 
  • 4. During the actual trip, the tour guide or driver has the right to appropriately adjust the tour sequence, stay time or assembly time of scenic spots according to the weather, traffic, and other conditions to ensure the smooth progress of the trip.
  • 5. If the scenic spots are temporarily closed or closed on a particular holiday, etc., the tour guide will adjust the appearance according to the actual situation or replace the location with another scenic spot to ensure the richness of the itinerary. The opening hours and capacity limits of certain attractions and national parks will be subject to change from time to time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the operating hours and capacity restrictions have an impact on the itinerary, it shall be regarded as force majeure. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 6. Children age 6 and under require to use the car seat during the trip. Please have your own car seat/booster if possible. We also provide car seat/booster rental service($10/ per one per day). Please remark the request note while booking the trip.
  • 7. Normal health conditions are required to participate and enjoy our full itineraries. Contact us for specific policies or information regarding passengers with disabilities who do need to provide advance notification to make a reservation. JUPITER LEGEND Corporation and Ctour Holiday do not guarantee a wheelchair lift-equipped bus and/or seating availability to disabled passengers without prior notification and approval.
  • 8. We may alter these terms and conditions from time to time and post the new version on the website. It is your responsibility to check it on the website regularly and prior to making a reservation. Unless specifically stated otherwise herein or required by law, the supplier shall not be liable for any consequential, compensatory, indirect, incidental or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the performance of its obligations under these terms and conditions.
  • 9. This product is a group activity. If you choose to leave the group, please inform in advance, and obtain the consent of the tour guide. You need to sign the departure agreement form and the unfinished part will be regarded as your own abandonment. The group fee will not be refunded.
  • 10. Gift items in the itinerary that cannot be given away due to force majeure factors such as traffic and weather conditions or personal reasons may be subject to change. Please understand that the fees will not be refunded.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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12 reviews
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Wonderful tour
Xin_L, Apr 2023
Very good tour, fantastic scenery, Our tour guide is Antony , he is very funny and helpful, making the trip more enjoyable. Good memories, will recommend to my friends.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip.
Excellent tour by Anthony Wen
Cheryl_T, Jan 2023
We'd like to thank Anthony Wen for a wonderful day! He was very punctual and brought us around just as it was described in the itinerary. He is very friendly, a good driver and tour guide and is bilingual too (able to speak English and mandarin fluently). My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much and would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service we've provided! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!
Give me back my time and money!!
NataliaUmanskiy, Dec 2022
AVOID it at all costs!!! I’ve bought about a dozen different different tours via Viator, and all of them were in the range of good to excellent. This is the exception. It should not even be an offered tour. Viator, you do not want it on your page if you want a good reputation. It says that professional driver and a guide will be provided in the tour bus. We were met by a guy with another couple in Honda Accord, and there was some kind of weird smell in the car. They all spoke Mandarin loudly 70% of the trip. So, 5 of us in the small sedan with weird tobacco -like smell and loud foreign language talk. The driver would talk to us in English from time to time. We drove somewhere out of the city for about 45 minutes to pick up a van. The van definitely needed a good cleaning and had a stale dirt smell in it. Then we went out of the way again for another 30 minutes to pick up one more person, and only after that the trip to Monterey began. When I asked how the tour would go, the driver named the “tour” stops and told us he is the big believer in self exploration. Basically, he would just get us to the places, name them, park the car and let us go out for 15 min to an hour (depending on the stop) to look around and then drive us to the next stop. He was definitely annoyed that we didn’t want to go for lunch at the fast food burger place and he had to “accommodate” vegetarians. Again, no suggestions where would be a better place to eat or what to see (e.g. just walk around city of Carmel; there are cafes and shops; see you in an hour. Bye). The driving skills of that “driver-tour guide” is another story.” In short, both, my daughter and I, got car sick. We have never been car sick before, even when driving in the mountains in Colorado. We couldn’t wait for this trip to end as soon as possible, but we had to drop off another guy, then drive to a gas station, and then drive back to return the smelly van only to get back in the smelly sedan. The cherry on top was the driver DEMANDED the tip, and I quote “Tips! $12 per person minimum!”. I don’t think he can demand tip and especially set up a price. I gave him $20 for 2 of us, and he really showed his disappointment. I believe that “tour” owes money back to me, and I requested at least 50% of the reimbursement since “the tour” was nothing like description.
I was waiting over 15...
raphael_k, Dec 2022
I was waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to collect, when a black car with a chinese driver drove up and told me he is the tour as there are not enough people for a bus. I was very confused but the company confirmed this was correct. We had to drive first to San Jose to collect a senior chinese couple. I assume we did everything that was scheduled but I have no way of knowing. The driver was a very nice man and I had some nice conversations with him, however he was not a qualified tour guide. I have no grievances against the driver he was an honest decent man but I was definitely ripped off by the company. We had to return via san jose to drop off. the couple, but the driver took me back to my hotel which was very descent of him.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we apologize that your experience was not a positive one. We understand that the pick-up location can get a bit confusing as the guide/driver was unable to reach you prior to the trip, so initially, there was time spent locating you. It is also standard procedure to pick up other passengers at our designated pick up and drop off points as those are points that are available to all customers. The itinerary is typically explained in a detailed manner by our guides before bringing you to those sites. If there is anything you felt was missing from the explanations, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Thank you again for your time, and we hope that we can provide you with reasons to give us 5 stars the next time you travel with us.
Mike is a great tour...
Cathy_D, Jul 2022
Mike is a great tour guide. He is personable and funny. He went out of his way to make sure our experience was worth while. Awesome tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service we provided! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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