Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.
On your next day you experience Alcatraz Island, the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film.
Alcatraz, experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War Fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Your trip to Alcatraz will begin at Pier 33 home of Alcatraz Cruises. Your day tour ticket will include your boat transportation to and from the island, the new cell house audio tour and orientation film. Highlights of the audio tour include narration from former prisoners and correctional officers, accounts of escape attempts and tours through the prison mess hall, library, main cell block and solitary confinement.'
Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.
Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.
Highlights of this day trip include:
Pacific Ocean drive
Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
Carmel by the Sea
Monterey Bay Aquarium (optional visit)
Monterey Bay Aquarium option (select tour option at time of booking): Use your time in Monterey to visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Spend your two hours in town to explore its fascinating exhibits with jellyfish, otters, a kelp forest and even a sunfish.This iconic attraction is a must-see!