We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 800-343-6437
Website
Book ahead on Expedia
Book a Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A fast 3-hour tour!

The three hours was up before we knew it. Doug, the owner and driver, was excellent. The narration kept it interesting, and could tell that he enjoys doing it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
cttagent
,
CA
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
CA
Level Contributor
50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The three hours was up before we knew it. Doug, the owner and driver, was excellent. The narration kept it interesting, and could tell that he enjoys doing it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My roommate and I booked this as a gift for her father. We went with her mother and father. We are all from Carmel Valley, but decided to play tourist anyways. My roommate's parents love old movies and they enjoyed seeing which movies were filmed close to home. Doug was very friendly and knowledgeable about lots of movies. It was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
home
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Movie bus tour is great could not get enough the tour guide is informative. He takes you to the house where the 1959 movie summer place was filmed and where the girls school was filmed my favorite movie, play misty for me East of Eden and many many more. You are able to sit back and enjoy the beautiful view... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Englewood, Colorado
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, CA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pleasanton, California
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Monterey Movie Tours also viewed

 
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Monterey Movie Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Monterey Movie Tours

Address: Address: 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 800-343-6437
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monterey Movie Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?