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Wine Trolley Tours

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Address: Monterey, CA 93940
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Let our Historic Trolleys "Glory" and the "Mona Lisa"...

Let our Historic Trolleys "Glory" and the "Mona Lisa" take you on an unforgettable journey wine tasting through the delightfully charming Carmel Valley, California. Pinot Noirs, Chardonneys, Cabernets, Viogniers, Reds and Whites, Sweet or Dry, our guides offer an insider's perspective to the family of well-known producers and an introduction to the lesser known gems that call Carmel Valley home. (List of Wineries) Come spend the day enjoying great food, great wine and great times.

We rendez-vous at the Wharf Market Place - 290 Figueroa St., Monterey CA (Map). Come early and procure yourself a hearty breakfast at the Wharf Market Place Deli & Cafe. Stroll out front at 10:45 AM for the 11:00 AM tour and we'll whisk you off for beatiful vistas, great food and a ton of wine appreciation. Then it's back to the Wharf Market Place by 4:00.

The "Trolley Platters" are prepared fresh at Tarpy's Roadhouse for you to lunch on at Cima Collina Winery with either a glass of wine or a tasting of 6 wines . When you purchase your tickets, you can request our standard platters or order special Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free or Pork Free platters.

5 Hour Tour - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Visit 3 to 6 wineries depending on what package you purchase. All Tour Packages ride on the same trolley, depart and return at the same time.

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The BEST activity in Monterey! Listen, I came with a girlfriend and we are both mid (ish) thirties and not into a sloppy wine tour or anything like that. This was anything but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST activity in Monterey! Listen, I came with a girlfriend and we are both mid (ish) thirties and not into a sloppy wine tour or anything like that. This was anything but. Gary was awesome - informative on the way there and super lively on the way back. What a cool way to see Carmel's wineries. The trolley brings... More 

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Monterey County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Really wanted to sample some of the great wines from Carmel Valley, but was hesitant to drive out and back from the Monterey coast. The Trolly was just the trick. Cousin Johnny is the best. He really added some great local flavor. And when you go, make sure you visit The Parsonage wine tasting room. Wonderful big Reds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We booked this from the UK before we visited California and had read the varied reviews. We were at the pick up point at the allotted time and the trolley bus was slightly late. Not a major problem, its California after all. Gary the guide did apologise for being late. The trip out to the Carmel valley from Monterey was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Do you like wine? Do you like trains? Do you think a trolley is a kind of train? Ok. Great. Get it gurl!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Best tour!!! Winery were great and amazing. Friendly tour guy gave all the best reviews. I like the community people I traveled with. The tour guide made sure we got a bottle of wine a women spilt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Best wine trip ever!!! The driver knows the area well & soooooo funny! Carmel Valley weather was just georgous, food was great and the trolley ride was unforgettable!

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice old vintage trolley and Mr, Clean up as companion. Gary knows lot a lot of history of Monterey and Carmel area and vineyards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time to spend before we move up north to Washington state. Gary was an awesome tour guide. Made the day very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Awesome time. Nice time of the year to enjoy the Monterey Wine Trolley Tour. Good lunch and good company. Dress accordingly in Monterey coz weather can change in a heartbeat with the Monterey County microclimate. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We took this tour to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Host was very knowledgable on the history of the area, lunch was amazing...cookie included. Fabulous wineries & tasting rooms. Had a great time!!!

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