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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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The Monterey history walking tour

This was an awesome tour! No better way to learn the history than to walk with someone who not only knows it, but is also very passionate about it! Thom is a great story teller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome tour! No better way to learn the history than to walk with someone who not only knows it, but is also very passionate about it! Thom is a great story teller and Loves what he does. Highly recommend his tours! 2 thumbs UP!👍🏻😁👍🏻

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Thom Diggins is a terrific tour guide and raconteur. He gave us an excellent overview of Monterey history. I recommend him enthusiastically.

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Orinda, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were the only two on the tour that morning. Thom had an iPad that helped bring the contrast of past and present to life as did his great descriptions. My husband and I had both read some CA history and we had also followed the yellow markers for the free tour but this tour with Thom was really a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I just spent two days in Carmel and Monterey and decided that the best way to learn the history of the area was to take a tour. After consulting Trip Advisor and adding my own research we chose Thom Diggins of the Original Monterey Walking Tours for a 2 hour tour of Monterey. What a great choice.... More 

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Duarte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Having been to Monterey Peninsula several times, my wife and I wanted some historical background to the sights we had seen. We signed up for both the Monterey City and the Cannery Row tours - for the same day. What a great day! Thom is extremely knowledgeable of the area, the pacing and the timing of the tours was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed Thom's tour very much. He was pleasant and helpful and informative. As a native of Monterey, he has many interesting insights into the area. He relates his vast knowledge very well. He worked us into his schedule by being very flexible and offering us a private tour at our discretion, which he timed beautifully. Thanks... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thom was a fantastic tour guide. As someone who has run a walking tour company myself for 20 years, I know an excellent guide when I see one. He was very knowledgeable, personable and really brought the story of Monterey to life. I recommend his tours to anyone who visits this beautiful city.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

While our "significant others" were out playing golf -- my friend and I decided to do something a little different - since this was our 3rd trip to the area in a year. Tom our Guide was great... He knows his Monterey history - and California history (that I'm sure I was told in school -- so many years ago...).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Walking tour of Cannery Row I'm glad I took the waking tour first then enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium this gave me a wonderful in sight to what Cannery Row and the Aquarium has in common. Thom is from the area and knows his history with fun and informative a wealth of knowledge, local lore and fun facts he made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family and I booked Thom for a whole day tour of Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and down to the northern coast of Big Sur to Bixby Bridge. The area was very very picturesque - like something out of a storybook. Pristine beaches, rocky coastlines, and beautiful missions. I love the fairytale houses and so many flowers! Special mention goes... More 

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Address: One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-521-4884
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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