Private tour

San Fran: Carmel, Monterey & Big Sur Full-Day Private Tour

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Dingo Tours

San Fran: Carmel, Monterey & Big Sur Full-Day Private Tour

Activity provider: Dingo Tours

From US$ 875 per group up to 4

Discover the natural beauty of California at your own pace on a private 10-hour scenic tour of Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur from San Francisco.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in San Francisco
Private group


  • Discover the natural beauty of Big Sur and Carmel
  • Drive along the forested 17-Mile Drive
  • Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf
  • See the sights you want to see on a tour exclusive to you
  • Get recommendations on what to see and do
Full description
Explore the Big Sur and Monterey areas of California at your own pace, and avoid the hassle of organized bus tours. Traveling by private car, enjoy the comfort of seeing the places you want to see without worrying about your departure or arrival time. Learn more about the famous landmarks with a reliable service, offering maximum security and, most of all, the best level of hospitality in the industry. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in San Francisco (pick-ups in other cities in the Bay Area are available on arrangement), get recommendations on the best places to stop to take pictures or explore further; you decide where you want to go. Take a scenic drive from San Francisco to Carmel and Big Sur via State Route 1, the north-south highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of California. Travel the forested road of 17-Mile Drive. Discover the Mission District and Monterey Bay Aquarium. See all the sights of Fisherman's Wharf. Drive down to the Big Sur Bixby Creek Bridge, and marvel at the flora and fauna of Poit Lobos State Reserve south of Carmel before your return to San Francisco.
  • Transportation
  • Road tolls
  • Surcharges and taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance tickets (if needed)
  • Wheelchair access

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Important information

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  • Please note that eating, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not permitted in the car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

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Fred was an amazing guide!!!

Our entire day was exceptional. From being picked up right on time to the flexible, friendly and accommodating nature of our guide (Fred), we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We loved that he showed us special neighborhoods, non-touristy spots for views, and even a bakery that was off the beaten path. He also helped us plan the rest of our trip with recommendations for what to see when, how to get there and where to eat. The PCH was beautiful and we felt very safe and cared for the entire way! We had some extra time, and we’re surprised with a quick visit to Cupertino! Thanks for making it a great day, Fred!

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January 8, 2019

Excellent day with fabulous guide!

October 13, 2022

Tour guide was great!!!

September 28, 2022

Product ID: 43104