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Monterey Movie Tours

#11 of 41 Tours in Monterey
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Address: 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 800-343-6437
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First of all Doug, the owner, could not have been more kind and gracious. We had fewer than 24 hours in Monterey so were so excited about getting to tour 17 mile trail. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

First of all Doug, the owner, could not have been more kind and gracious. We had fewer than 24 hours in Monterey so were so excited about getting to tour 17 mile trail. My daughter and I had booked in April and although a large group scheduled to go on our tour had to cancel, Doug took us on the... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Since my husband does all the driving we decided on this trip to Monterey to take a tour so he can see the sights. What a great choice the Monterey Movie Tours was! When we were picked up by Doug we noticed the bus was empty. He told us he had a large group cancel but did not want to... More 

1 Thank charlessisler
Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We had the owner as our guide and he was raised in the Pacific Grove and had many interesting stories to tel that made the trip enjoyable. Movies have not been made in the area for 25 years or more due to the costs imposed by California taxes on movie makers. Consequently, the movies on this tour are very old... More 

2 Thank Beth C
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 20 years and have now taken this tour twice in the same year - once with a friend who is also local and once with an out of town guest. Who knew that there were so many movie scenes filmed here. I highly recommend the tour to visitors and locals alike.... More 

2 Thank hsl64kal62
San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

While attending a conference in Monterey and when we got come free time, my wife and I decided to take the Monterey Movie Tour. It had been many years since we visited the peninsula. The three hour tour traveled through Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and the beautiful 17-Mile Drive. We had several photo opportunities along the way. Our tour guide,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

If you are in Monterey, do not miss the Bus Movie Tour. This is an exciting tour of the Monterey Peninsula. It's 3 hours well spent. Doug Lumsden is a great guide, showing us the areas where movie scenes were shot. My wife and I loved it.

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San Jose, Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have been to Monterey and Carmel many times but we learned and saw so much on this entertaining tour. The movies are getting kind of outdated since filming in California has decreased so much but we are of the age to remember many of the actors and movies discussed. There was a lot of historical information too and much... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I normally am not one big on taking a tour. However, I am so glad that I took this one. This attraction should be in the top ten of things to do in the Monterey area. One does not only learn where movie scenes were filmed in the area but a little about the history and architecture of the area... More 

2 Thank IluvHoratio
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Doug's Monterey Movie Bus Tour was a fabulous experience! It was well worth it. Whether you live nearby or coming from afar, take time to book a tour. It's so much more than just "site seeing"; it's an adventure that you will always remember. I sat in the Robert Redford seat. The bus is so comfortable and 3 hours goes... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great scenery, great movies, great commentary from Doug. A fun and informative way to spend an afternoon in Monterey and its surrounding breathtaking coast. Highly recommended.

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