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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

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Address: 380 Alvarado St, Rodriquez-Osio Adobe, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-521-4884
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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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Great tour and great learning about Californian history

We booked the tour spontaneously in the morning, and Thom was there at 11 am! He is a very nice guy, and so knowledgeable about the history of California, and Monterey in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anica221
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the tour spontaneously in the morning, and Thom was there at 11 am! He is a very nice guy, and so knowledgeable about the history of California, and Monterey in particular. We have learned a lot ! And had fun, too. We recommend the tour very much.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

If you appreciate history and would like to learn more about California's founding, taking the Monterey Walking Tour with Thom Diggins is highly recommended. Having moved to the Bay Area in my early teens and have now been residing for almost 30 years, I have been somewhat mystified with the cultural roots here. Thom shed quite a bit of light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My cousin and I did a tour with Thom today and it ended up just being us! We appreciated how thorough he was during the tour & provided the history of Cannery Row- the 1st part, 2nd part, & 3rd (the more touristy part). He was very informative and even provided some places to check out to eat after the... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Thom Viggins led our tour of Monterey. His knowledge about and ability to relate the history, architecture, and so much more was phenomenal. It was over a two hour tour, but we had plenty of stops to learn and rest. It was wonderful. This tour would be great for all ages.

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Thank Michael H
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Thom is a great guide through Cannery Row. He is very knowledgeable and keeps your interest peaked the whole tour. We have been to Monterey many times, but this was our first walking tour. It was wonderful and we will definitely do it again!!

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Thank mfranci8
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Cannery Row walking tour was very enjoyable. Tom was very knowledgable about the area. It took 1 1/2-2 hours. The tour was basically walking on flat land. Not very strenuous. We learnt a lot about the area. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I never knew what I didn't know about the history of California! This was a great tour and a revelation about the role that Monterey played in Californian history. Thom was a great guide and had such deep knowledge of the area. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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