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Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey

P.O. Box 1201, Monterey, CA 93940
831 624-1700
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Ranked #16 of 55 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of... more » Owner description: Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks.Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings.This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen. « less
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was one of the best parts of out trip to Monterey and I wouldn't hesitate to take the tour again next time I'm in the area. Gary was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city and the sites he took us to. We arrived a bit early to find him sharing ghost stories on his beautiful trolly to... More

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Chico, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I did this tour as part of his birthday weekend celebration. It was a great time! The ghosts seemed to be shy of my camera, but that didn't matter because we learned a lot about Monetrey history and lore. Gary was not only very knowledgeable, but also a lot of fun. He kept the tour very interesting... More

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We decided to take this tour because our two oldest children came home for a visit. We live here but seem to never play tourists. This tour was an awesome and fun history lesson of old Monterey. We would definately recommend it. Gary has definately done his homework; lots of information in a fun get you hooked kind of way.... More

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Salinas, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Gary does a great job keeping you entertained during this ~2 hour tour. You start off in the trolley taking off from Portola Plaza. He goes along talking about the history of different building in Monterey, as well as any paranormal stories he has to share. There are many stops along the way where you are encouraged to do your... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Gary is very knowledgeable about the history of old Monterey, but it was difficult to hear over the "scary" music at times. It would be helpful if he had a microphone. Also, being able to go inside some of the buildings would have been fun - like the Stokes Adobe that is now a restaurant. Overall, it was a fun... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Me and my husband went on the Ghost tour because his sister did a few years back. She said it was Amazing so we had to give it a try. It was very fun and we learned a whole lot about the town we love to visit on our anniversary every year. Thank you!

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Newark, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The Ghost Tour was really interesting, our guide did a god job of making the stories fun and he knew a lot about the area. The seating was rather cramped, the stairs were very steep, so getting on and off the trolly might be challenging for some people. Bring a good flashlight, I wish I had known this beforehand. We... More

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Houston, TX
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

www.toursmonterey.com Great ghost tour of historic Monterey, CA! I suggest you take this tour early on your trip, so that you can go back on future days to see all of the sites you visit on the tour! It is a nighttime tour. I do not think it is good for children under 12. As the guide is a believer... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

When I bought a ticket for the Ghost Tour, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Once aboard the trolley, the tour guide, Gary, played spooky themed music (some of which was kind of comical). The first stop was in a cemetery. Gary told us about some of the cemetery's residents. To me, the stories of these residents and the... More

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Seattle
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I just took this tour and am sorry to say that this tour was lame. The first hour is spent in a grave yard with the tour guide standing on graves telling stories. He literally stands on the graves, and guides his tour group directly over graves to different sites in the grave yard. You have no choice but to... More

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