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Monterey Movie Tours

1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
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Ranked #8 of 58 Activities in Monterey
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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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34 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I’m a fan of what most people now consider “old” movies. I adored watching The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, A Summer Place, and From Here to Eternity, to name a few. Scenes from each of these movies were filmed on the Monterey Peninsula! Doug Lumsden, owner of Monterey Movie Tours, knew that many (now) classic Hollywood movies were filmed on... More

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Monterey, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I did the movie tours on our day off together. It was an awesome experience. Doug, the driver and owner, was polite, knowledgable, and fun. You can tell that doing these movie tours and informing the guests of all the unique facts involving the movies filmed around the area is definitely his passion. The whole tour was... More

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Watsonville, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I want this guy's job! He obviously loves what he does, and he made it very enjoyable for us. I appreciate it when people put a lot into perfecting what they do but still keep it fresh. Doug does this. I'd recommend this tour whether you are a local resident as we are or visiting from anywhere else.

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