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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
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The best way to see Monterey is up close and on foot with the Original Monterey Walking Tours. Our tours are informative, entertaining and fun for all ages. See why our Cannery Row Walking Tours and Historic Monterey Walking Tours have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence seven years in a row.. Join a scheduled tour or book a private tour for your group.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
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"great tour"
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"knowledgeable guide"
in 2 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 2 reviews
"cannery row"
in 4 reviews
"thom"
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"stories"
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"pace"
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"information"
in 5 reviews
"california"
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Be prepared to walk and see history. Tim is very knowledgeable about the history and the current happenings in the city. Was a very enjoyable 2.5 hour walk and easy to find meeting place.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Tom really knows his history and is engaging. We got a good overview of the history of Monterey and to see some historic buildings along with stories about them. While it would have been possible to see them on our own, we would not have...More

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Thank Barry G
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Gael Gallagher, the amazing owner of this walking tour company, led us on a fascinating tour of the back alleys of Carmel. She is a fountain of information about the history of Carmel By The Sea, the surrounding area & the past/current businesses & residents....More

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tdiggins, Owner at The Original Monterey Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Gael does lead a great tour. I will tells her how much you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The tour was absolutely fantastic. Thom is an amazing tour leader and is incredible at being informative and clever. The educational content of his tours will astound you. Learn about Monterey with one of it's finest!

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The tour was the perfect level of detail. It was interesting and educational but not boring. The pace is adaptable; I felt like the time flew by. Tim was very informative, engaging, and entertaining. His involvement in the community is evident. Yes, there are audio...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Tom gave a fantastic historic walking tour of Cannery Row. He was very knowledgeable and very personable. We enjoyed the tour and the price was right. I would take another tour and highly recommend this tour

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Gives you a good feel of Monterey with an historical appreciation and understanding of the city and its importance in the early development of California from Spanish to Mexican to USA control.

Thank vintage1
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Janet P
2 August 2015|
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Response from tdiggins | Property representative |
Tickets may be purchased online via Zerve. Visit the Original Monterey Walking Tours' website - you need to Google it, TripAdvisor won't let me enter it - and you will see a link to Zerve. My contact information is also on... More
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airportjunky
2 March 2015|
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Response from 1montereyman | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome on the Cannery Row walking tour and the historic Monterey walking tour, unless some else in the group objects. Dogs should be good in crowds and with people. A couple of sites do not allow dogs, but we have... More
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