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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

#11 of 38 Tours in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Monterey, CA 93940-7201
Phone Number: +1 831 521 4884
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The best way to see Monterey is up close and on foot with the Original...

The best way to see Monterey is up close and on foot with the Original Monterey Walking Tours. Our tours are informative, entertaining and fun for all ages. See why our Cannery Row Walking Tours and Historic Monterey Walking Tours have earned us the tripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.. Join a scheduled tour or book a private tour for your group.

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Very worthwhile tour

We took this tour with Shirley. It was a very informative tour covering lots of structures in the original part of Monterey. She also shared lots of stories giving us a better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott8147
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour with Shirley. It was a very informative tour covering lots of structures in the original part of Monterey. She also shared lots of stories giving us a better insight into the early history and development of the city. Definitely worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Tom offers an in-depth tour that is perfect for students of history and those who want to learn more about California's fascinating past. He supplements the narrative with pictures from his Tablet. Great value!

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I had the pleasure of going on this tour all by myself. I loved it! Got to ask questions and hear tons of stories both about this area and the literary parallels with John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row." The views are stunning along the way!!! And as a History Teacher by trade, I really appreciated the way the guide made this... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

She pointed out things and took me oout things an side streets I would have missed & made great suggestions both for lunch & lodging that night. She made Monterey interesting through her clear passion for history past & current. I'm booking her next time I have family or friends visit me no stop would be complete w/o her tour

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our tour consisted of four couples of which only two people were native Californians. This allowed for a very conversational level of presentation by Thom. Thom proved to be a very knowledgeable guide. He shared considerable information on every era of Monterey's history. He had the perfect amount of humor injected in his presentation. The pace was comfortable and never... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We've lived part-time on the Monterey Peninsula for several years, but until now never taken a comprehensive tour of the City of Monterey's many historic sites. Happily, that changed yesterday. It was a fascinating, fact-filled and entertaining walk through history, in the form of a 2-hour walking tour with a superb local guide. He was personable, extremely knowledgeable and (perhaps... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My daughter and I took this walking tour in April. I wasn't sure about going, but my daughter Erica convinced me it would be a great way to find about the area and if we took it early in the trip we would not only know the history but our way around. Turns out it was a fantastic idea. Thom... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Don't go anywhere in Monterey until you take the tour with Shirley--an almost native, she knows everything and everybody on the Peninsula. I wish that I had taken her tour before setting off on my own the day before. Wait for Shirley. Bring a map.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Shirley is a wealth of information on Monterey, it's history, and current happenings. We had a great time on the tour and learned a lot. At the end of the tour Shirley provided recommendations for some local restaurants that were amazing and we wouldn't have found without her help. I'd highly recommend the Original Monterey Walking Tours!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were very impressed with the historical knowledge the guide had of Monterey. He had a wonderful photo album he referred to showing the city at its heyday. This was more than a tour. The guide truly loved Monterey's history and loved sharing it with us. We have been on many tours but this one was especially good.

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