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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (19 reviews)
“early history” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
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"great tour"
in 19 reviews
"informative tour"
in 6 reviews
"early history"
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"cannery row"
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"an excellent guide"
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"two hours"
in 8 reviews
"private tour"
in 4 reviews
"fun facts"
in 3 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 4 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 3 reviews
"hour tour"
in 5 reviews
"lots of history"
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"john steinbeck"
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"thom"
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Reviewed February 28, 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 February 19, 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.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Confined to a very small area of Monterey and although the gentleman was most pleasant there was just way too much history and far too little sights to see.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable about John Steinbeck’s characters from Cannery Row. He also gave us much insight about the era that formed Steinbeck’s portrayal of Monterey. Overall, a great walking tour of Monterey!

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Taking a walk through downtown/old Monterey with Thom helped me and my girlfriend get a deeper understanding of the area even after we've lived here for 8 years. Great information and a ton of fun!

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Well spent two hour tour learning the history on Monterey County. Thom Diggins was an outstanding tour guide and well versed in the history of Monterey County. Tour is conducted at a leisurely place and ends up at the old Fisherman's Warf where there are...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

I enjoyed the walking tour and our tour guide was knowledgeable, very pleasant and accommodating. My brother and I were early to arrive at the meeting address but there was no sign to confirm that the tour was to start there. We went upstairs to...More

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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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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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