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Monterey Movie Tours

1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
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Ranked #8 of 72 Activities in Monterey
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Monterey, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is must, especially for movie buffs! You see the actual sights where movies were filmed while seeing the actual clips on your screen, i.e., Summer Place, National Velvet, and Play Misty For Me, to name a few. Doug Lumsden is very knowledgable. A great attraction for locals and visitors.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We thought that this tour was excellent... not like Gilligan's three hour tour. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the movies that have been filmed here. The tour included a 40 minute stop at Pebble Beach.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must when you are in Monterey. My husband and I took this tour and loved it!!! It was great to see where all the movies were filmed in this area. One of our favorite stops was at Pebble Beach where you get to take a little time to explore the golf course and all this place has... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We went on the movie tour today with Doug & were pleasantly surprised. We got to see places where some great movies were filmed together with visiting Pacific Grove, Carmel, & the Pebble Beach 17-mile drive! It was a comprehensive tour by a local, very knowledgable tour guide! We were extremely pleased & highly recommend this tour! Thank you Doug!

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Northern California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
36 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A three hour bus ride with a great bus driver and guide. He's done this so many times that he knows every line by heart. Did you know there have been two hundred and fifty movies made around the greater Monterey area? The seventeen mile drive at Pebble Beach Golf Course is included in the tour and Doug stops the... More 

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Ft. Mohave
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Doug is a great guide. Enjoyed seeing the movie history of the Monterey area. Beautiful tour of Monterey, Carmel, 17 Mile Drive with insights you could never get doing it on your own.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A wonderful journey back in time when movies really did entertain. Owner Doug is very knowledgeable of Carmel/Monterey history, sights and famous people. 17-Mile scenic drive is breathtaking!

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I loved the Monterey Movie Tour. I had such a great time watching the movie clips on the bus monitor and then looking out the window to see the exact scene in front of my eyes. Doug had so much information about the area and the movie clips I could have stayed on the tour for another three hours. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have always wanted to go check the Monterey Movie Tours out, me being a Monterey resident. And just to tell you I AM GLAD I DID! It was GREAT! Never knew that there were so many movies done in my home place. Doug, the owner of the Movie tours, was our driver that day. And Boy o Boy you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Have you ever been on the "Great Movie Ride" at Disney's Hollywood Studios? Well, this is better! You are expertly guided through the streets of Monterey, Carmel, and the 17 Mile Drive by Doug your tour guide. Doug masterfully narrates this tour and blends in movie clips timed perfectly as he stops in front of the landmark from various movies... More 

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