Monterey, Carmel and 17 Mile Drive Private Tour

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Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children are welcome and encouraged on this tour. Child seats and/or boosters are required for children under 4 feet 9 inches or under 8 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (advanced)

Visit historic Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea on this Scenic Coastal Tour

The beautiful and legendary Pacific Coast Highway will be the backdrop for this scenic coastal tour. As we head south from San Francisco along Highway 1 we will stop at the historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse and the former whaling village of Davenport. We will do a lunch stop along Cannery Row in historic Monterey, where you can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We will continue through Victorian Pacific Grove on our way to the famous 17 Mile Drive. We can make a stop at Pebble Beach Resort before arriving in the artist colony of Carmel by the Sea.

Enjoy some of California's most stunning coastline as you learn all about California's history from a local who has over a decade of experience as a driver & tour guide in the region.

I will work with you to create an itinerary that suits your exact interests and preferences.


8:30am - Hotel Pick up in San Francisco
10:00 - Stop at an Pigeon Point lighthouse and/or the former whaling town of Davenport
10:45 - Drive through Santa Cruz, CA.
12:30-1:30 Lunch stop on Cannery Row in Monterey (option to extend stop to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium)
1:30-3:00 Coastal drive through Pacific Grove & along 17 Mile Drive & Pebble Beach.
3:00-4:00 Visit Carmel-By-The-Sea.
6:30-7pm return to San Francisco.
*Traffic, and other factors, may require the duration of the tour to be adjusted

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation anywhere in the city of San Francisco and most locations in Marin County.
For other locations in the Bay Area there may be an additional charge for travel time.

End location: I will drop you off where you were picked up or at an alternate location in the area.

Duration: 10 hours


You will travel in a Ford passenger van with seating for up to 13 people (bench seating). This is a large, comfortable, reliable vehicle with air conditioning. The van is commercially insured and licensed by the Transportation Commission/Public Utilities Commission.

What’s Included

Entry fee for the 17 Mile Drive
Transportation and the services of a fun, professional, easy-going, experienced local tour guide.
Chilled bottled water will be provided.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 USD - Food, beverages and souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Meals, Snacks, Beverages and Souvenirs
Entry to The Monterey Bay Aquarium costs $50 per person, should you decide to include this in your day.


- The National Park Service does not allow tour guides to lead hikes within the parks, detailed commentary will be provided on the way in and out of any national parks (Muir Woods, Yosemite, etc.)

- My van can fit a maximum of 13 people.

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