Monterey Carmel and the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Explore California's beautiful Pacific Coast while you drive along the ocean in a sightseeing coach on your way to the scenic town of Monterey. Tour the Northern California coast and see all the incredible sights it has to offer while making stops at Monterey Peninsula and the town of Carmel. In addition, visit the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Your day will begin at your hotel, where an air-conditioned sightseeing vehicle will pick you up. You will begin your trip on California's Pacific Highway 1, which runs all along the Pacific Ocean. Look outside your window for incredible ocean and wildlife views along this iconic 17-mile stretch. On the drive, stop at world famous Pebble Beach Golf Course, a highlight of the PGA Tour and a golfing mecca. You will also visit Cannery Row on the Monterey Peninsula. Cannery Row was made famous in John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, and there are quaint shops for you to browse and restaurants for you to visit. You will stop in Monterey to venture through the area on your own. While in Monterey, you will also visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tour the aquarium, one of the most incredible of its kind, with 623 separately named species of marine life on display. It holds thousands of marine plants and animals, and it benefits from its oceanside location by circulating the fresh ocean water throughout all the exhibits.
Next, you will continue along the Pacific Coast Highway until you reach Carmel to tour this small town also filled with plenty of shops and an incredible display of architecture. You will be given ample time to explore Carmel and all it has to offer.
Your California Pacific Coast tour will end by heading back to San Francisco in your coach vehicle. Stops will be made along the way on the coast for some unbelievable photo opportunities.
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If you are arriving by cruise ship, please select "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth" as the designated pick up location above. This location is approximately 15 to 25 minutes from the cruise pier if you choose to walk. Taxis (not included, approximately $10 US each way) are also available at the cruise pier. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.