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Address: 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 800-343-6437
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Fantastic way to see the 17 mile coastal drive

We had a great time on the Movie Tour in the Monterey area. The movie scenes were memorable and the sites along the coast were fabulous. Doug, our guide, had great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Englewood, Colorado
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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a great time on the Movie Tour in the Monterey area. The movie scenes were memorable and the sites along the coast were fabulous. Doug, our guide, had great behind-the-scenes stories that only a local could share with everyone.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our second anniversary trip in a row to Monterey, highlighted by the movie bus tour. Seems we can't get enough of this wonderful, informative ride through Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach 17 mile drive. Doug, the sole proprietor and native of PG, is terrific with his insightful narrative and fun personality. He has a great store of... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We saw film clips of Marilyn, Elizabeth, Clint, Doris in great landscapes. It was also a great sightseeing tour (plus I saw a bunch of cool birds). I'll never forget this bus tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So informative. Never knew the movie trivia and facts of Monterey and Big Sur and Pebble Beach. I Have been coming here all my life and never knew that Lassie and National Velvet were filmed here and not England. Well worth the time and money. Loved hearing about Doug's father and Jimmy Stewart. From Here to Eternity was filmed on... More 

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Ventura, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

To take this tour one is required to purchase tickets in advance of the one daily tour offered. My husband uses a scooter for his disability. We arrived early to get easy access to the tour bus only to discover there was no access available for any one with any type of disability let alone for a wheelchair. We placed... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My girlfriends and I took this tour yesterday, and enjoyed it. Doug gave a very informative tour of Monterey, Canery Row., 17 mile drive, and Carmel. He crafted clips of movies into the actual places we visited and told tidbits of local history as well. We are from Northern Ca, so we have all been here before, but this tour... More 

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Monterey, California
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Monroe
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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
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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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