Monterey Movie Tours
Monterey Movie Tours
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Jean H
Livermore14 contributions
Nov 2022
I had been trying to book this tour forever.. It was shut down because of the pandemic. I’m newly remarried and my husband wanted to do this! This tour was a birthday present! The bus was in downtown Monterey. Doug met us early and told us it would just be my husband and I as the other 12 had to cancel last night. So how cool.. just us two on the bus… I shared how excited my husband was to do this tour, so Doug gave us extra tidbits and stops along the way! We so much enjoyed the tour that I’m telling all my friends and coworkers about it! Doug actually played the movie script at the exact location where we were! I’ve lived in the Bay for 30 years and was not aware of so many cool movies filmed there!! My husband was thrilled!!!
Written November 22, 2022
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Kathy A
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Excellent tour from start to finish. We saw over 70 clips and sites shot in Monterey, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Carmel. Doug is a considerate host and an expert at the films ( and now TV) projects shot in the area. You can tell he loves this area and it’s filmography. Well worth your time.
Written November 10, 2022
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ashlandjane
Oakland, CA1 contribution
Oct 2022
A delightful tour of movies and the Monterey Bay Area. While being driven around this beautiful area you can hear insider stories about some of the many films shot here, and watch the scene just as you ride past the exact spot. A visit to Pebble Beach is the high point! Celebs anyone???
Written October 21, 2022
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Mauricio C
1 contribution
Sep 2022
You should not miss this tour. when you visit Monterey. Doug - the tour's personable owner and operator - is an amazing guide to the Monterey scenery and its use in memorable movies such as "Play Misty for me", and to the beautiful landscape on the 17-mile drive on the Monterey Peninsula. The tour bus features monitors that display the scenes in the movies that are linked to Monterey sites. Doug is very flexible in responding to requests made by participants during the tour. We will not forget this enjoyable experience.
Written September 26, 2022
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JTL
3 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked with Doug (owner) for a Saturday Tour. Showed up, turned out there was a large party that missed a connection and couldn’t make it for the tour? Left myself and my coworker that still wanted to go? Cost a lot of money to just take two on a private tour, but that exactly what Doug did for us🙂. We ended up with a very special private tour of the Monterey Movie spots, the 17 mile drive around the Pebble Beach Coastline, and a stop at the iconic Lodge at Pebble Beach Golf Club! When the tour was completed, we went on our way. But that’s not the end of it? I left my baseball cap on Doug’s bus (which I forgot all about it and wouldn’t have even missed it). What Doug did next was pretty special to me. In our conversation he asked where we were staying, and to my surprise, I was alerted approximately one hour after we returned to our hotel that Doug had stopped by to bring me that baseball cap? Might seem insignificant to some, but for me it said a lot about Doug, his attention to details, and his care for his customers. What a terrific guy! Thank you Doug, I sincerely enjoyed getting to spend the day with you on your Movie Tour!😉
Written February 1, 2020
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grammiejaney
Scottsdale, AZ52 contributions
Oct 2022
This tour was amazing, and Doug knows all the details and aspects of movie making, too! He points out when casting or writing, etc., is especially important. We saw more than 25 clips of movies and were in the exact spot at times or looking on from a nearby spot. I would do it again and recommend it as a must do for anyone who loves movies! We had two stops for restroom breaks (one longer at Pebble Beach Lodge) so it was very comfortable. We had comfy seats, headsets, and our own screens. I can't wait to rewatch, or in some cases, watch for the first time, some of these movies. Thank you, Doug!
Written October 4, 2022
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ralph b
Sarasota, FL2 contributions
Oct 2022
Doug's tour is a fun, informative, and scenic way to get an overview of the Monterey/Carmel area. Although it is called a movie tour, it is MUCH more than just havng various film locations pointed out. You'll see Pacific Grove's Victorian homes, drive along 17 Mile Drive past homes of the rich/famous, wander on your own through the clubhouse at Pebble Beach, and more. Doug is extremely personable and peppers the entire tour with tales from his many years in the area. You'll love it!
Written November 9, 2022
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Ann E
Carmel, CA8 contributions
Feb 2020
Loved this 3 hour tour of the Monterey Peninsula area including a 45 minute stop at Pebble Beach Golf Links to look around at the beautiful scenery and buy a pop. Lots of stories about the area from Doug, our tour guide and driver. Doug told us about the many movies that were filmed in this area and showed us the movie scenes as we drove by the various movie locations. So interesting and fun! I'm a local (I live in the area) but still found the tour fascinating and learned a lot I did not know before.
Written February 12, 2020
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CarlaJersey
Jersey, UK96 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We came across this tour on trip advisor and are very glad we did. Our guide was the owner Doug who has lived in the area all his life so knows the area and has first hand experience of some of the films made here. The tour itself was fun and took us through the picturesque area which although we had seen it before was great to see without the pressure of driving. We also got to see Pebble Beach golf club and walk around.
I would definitely recommend this tour for all.
Written October 15, 2017
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Theresa S
Haverhill, MA19 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Owner Did this tour The day we went. It was very informative he has a vast hours of personal knowable instrest a must to do while visiting. Thanks for a great day
Written September 11, 2016
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