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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

#12 of 41 Tours in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Monterey, CA 93940-7201
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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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Cannery Row

We had a fantastic walking tour of the Cannery Row area with historic background information by Thom and a look at the setting of Steinbeck's novel. Easy picturesque walk!

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic walking tour of the Cannery Row area with historic background information by Thom and a look at the setting of Steinbeck's novel. Easy picturesque walk!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shirley our guide was lovely but her tour was geared to small school children. She read historic signs to us and did not display a sound knowledge of the history of Monterey. Very disappointing. I will add our Carmel walking tour was amazing with our guide Gail.

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We are disappointed as well. Sorry we did not meet our usual high standard for guest satisfaction. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A very interesting walking tour down Cannery Row. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was fun to hear a bit of history of the buildings on the row and hear stories of Steinbeck's time. I brought my mum along who is in her mid 70's and was concerned that the walk would be to much but it was a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lots of history on the Historic Monterey tour with Tom. He is very well versed in local history...Alta California occupied by many different groups over the last several hundred years. Very interesting and informative. It was just me and the guide and he made me feel comfortable and was handled our one on one morning with professionalism.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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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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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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