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Monterey Movie Tours

#12 of 39 Tours in Monterey
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Address: 1 Portola Plz, Monterey, CA 93940-2419
Phone Number: 800-343-6437
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Awesome tour!

I can't imagine a better way to see and experience the Monterey area. GREAT tour guide (Doug :-), extremely comfortable bus, wonderful views of town & scenery from Monterey to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't imagine a better way to see and experience the Monterey area. GREAT tour guide (Doug :-), extremely comfortable bus, wonderful views of town & scenery from Monterey to Pebble Beach. Totally informative and entertaining overview of movie making accompanied by great video clips! We had only one day to visit the area; what an awesome find this was.... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Boston, & found this tour in our AAA book about 8 years ago. Yesterday was our 4th time, & we loved it just as much as the 1st time. The owner Doug is so incredibly knowledgeable on the subject that it's fascinating to listen to him talk about all of the movies filmed in the area. The... More 

Thank Stephanie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful tour - favorite part of my trip. The scenery we saw was beautiful and I loved the interesting movie tid-bits and clips presented by Doug who did a great job of making the tour memorable. Even if you aren't that interested in the movie part, this is a wonderful way to tour the coastline of Monterey and Pebble Beach.... More 

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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 

1 Thank molindr
Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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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