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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

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Address: One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-521-4884
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Description: Cannery Row Walking Tours or Historic Monterey Walking Tours. Join a...
Cannery Row Walking Tours or Historic Monterey Walking Tours. Join a scheduled tour or book a private tour for your group. Informative, entertaining and highly rated.
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"One step at a time is good walking." --Chinese proverb

Thom Diggins is a very thorough person when it comes to history. His story telling is so good that it made you believe you're living the 1800s. Thanks Thom for the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Thom Diggins is a very thorough person when it comes to history. His story telling is so good that it made you believe you're living the 1800s. Thanks Thom for the tour & recommending "LuLu's--griddle in the middle" for lunch. Two thumbs up over all! Dan & Liz Ballard, Santa Clarita, CA

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My daughter and I took a tour with Thom on during our stay in monterey. It was fantastic and so informative. Thom is very knowledgeable and makes the tour interesting and easy to understand. We would highly recommend taking this tour.

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My friend and I decided to do our first walking tour for our dual birthday outing. We also decided to bring my 8 yr old son along who absolutely loves to visit Monterey and loves to explore. At first I was very skeptic about the place because we lost our way trying to find our meet up spot. However, Thom... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Thom Diggins is an old friend and a fabulous historian. I live in an house built in 1895 right in the midst of the historic district so I often see Thom out with a crew of interested historians trailing him. Monterey is really the home of California as first a Mexican capital (the Spanish had it but did not do... More 

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Marina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The tour was fun and informative. I love walking tours and this one combined a beautiful and historic place with a well informed and entertaining guide. We took the tour of the historic adobes. I will take the Cannery Row tour another day.

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Marina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The tour is a great view of historic Monterey. It was a good, but not overly strenuous. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. A great experience, I highly recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours in Monterey.

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great tour. Thom is very friendly and very knowledgeable about Monterey history. I have read some history about Monterey and Thom repeated some of the same facts I had read showing that he knew what he was talking about. Our whole group really enjoyed his tour. Now I want to take his Cannery Row tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a delightful experience. Thom was so interesting, congenial, and fun. Even though I was his only client that particular day, it made a quick stop in Monterey wonderful. I have often wanted to take the tour but time never permitted, so I made it my number one priority and am so glad I did. The characters will now be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed an eye-opening tour of California's early history by our terrific tour guide Thom. It was a easy walk which included fun facts, beautiful gardens and was a great introduction to Monterey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Thom was an outstanding tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable in the local history and culture. Thanks for a great tour.

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