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Ghost Tour of Old Monterey

290 Figueroa St, Monterey, CA 93940-2422
+1 831-624-1700
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Do not take this tour. You ride around on a trolley, walk around buildings better seen during the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Claire C
via mobile
Best Ghost (and history) tour on the west Coast, if not anywhere!

We always enjoy ghost tours for all the cities we visit in the world (if they are available... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks.Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings.This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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290 Figueroa St, Monterey, CA 93940-2422
+1 831-624-1700

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Do not take this tour. You ride around on a trolley, walk around buildings better seen during the day, then you end up walking through the cemetery to walk over graves (not very respectful) to have a “speech” over the grave. The tour guide has...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We always enjoy ghost tours for all the cities we visit in the world (if they are available.) London has many, some 'oh hum.' This tour provided in Monterey is the best we have ever taken, which is now three times for us. Ghost tours...More

Thank mstockill
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My fiance and dog had a great time exploring the creepy side of Monterey's history. We just moved to the area in October, yet we had never been to a lot the places that Gary took us to. It was enjoyable to hear his jokes...More

Thank Violet H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family (husband, two teenage boys) visit Monterey often. I wanted to do something more than our normal visit, so I booked this PARANORMAL tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed Gary's story telling and sense of humor. The history and local knowledge was especially interesting, as...More

1  Thank imltlred
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Wow, I'm surprised at the overall satisfaction of most of these reviewers! If there was one word I would use to describe the tour guide, it's OBNOXIOUS! His misuse of the word "literally" at least 20 times throughout the tour (e.g. "He was literally swept...More

4  Thank Rachel_2418
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wow, Gary's knowledge and story telling was fantastic. He took us on quite an adventure around old Monterey. It was entertaining, while being filled with historical facts. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in ghostly tours, or historical facts about Monterey. My...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you didn't know that Monterey was steeped in History, you will after this 90 plus minute Trolley Tour. Gary, your driver/tour guide, takes you back to the mid 1800's where legends lead to haunted sites. He certainly has done his homework in researching documents...More

Thank Legend1325
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Gary sent me an email and asked me to give him a 5 star review on Trip Advisor. Umm....I don't think so. I was very disappointed. Gary considers himself an expert on local history and "ghost" stories. However, I found him to be arrogant and...More

10  Thank StacyHG
WineTrolley, Owner at Ghost Tour of Old Monterey, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Sounds like Stacy doesn't like being asked to be please be quiet when other people are trying to enjoy the Ghost Tour of Old Monterey. A clear sign that heavy drinking before and during our Ghost Tour is not a good mix. I do remember...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really great. The driver and his dog Nugget made the experience very fun and entertaining. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and you can tell he is passionate about the stories he tells. We even visited...More

Thank 1_2_3_Karen_4_5
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I frequently do ghost hunting and this tour was exceptionally educational as well as unique. The refurbished trolley adds to the ambience of the tour. Gary and Nugget are both wonderful hosts. We both highly recommend this adventure.

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Gloria R
23 May 2017|
Response from WineTrolley | Property representative |
Gloria, please do the Ghost tour of Monterey a favor and DON'T take our tour. Rehashing past BOO BOO CRAP just shows how much YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE. If you were not present on the tour in question how could you be SO... More
28 September 2016|
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Response from WineTrolley | Property representative |
It really depends on the child. We focus more on historical hauntings rather than scary moments. Children from 10 up are usually good, but again it depends on your child. Sometimes I do get carried away and slip in a bad... More