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“thom”(11 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
+1 831-521-4884
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How lucky were we to have Thom as our guide and find out it was just the 3 of us. We had a private tour! Thom was very informative and knowledgeable- it was great to learn in depth about the history of the city. Especially...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in the business. I'm a tour guide myself and really am a stickler for a guide like me ;-). Even though there were only two of us, my wife and myself, our guide, Shirley, was gracious, very knowledgable, kind, and funny. I can't...More

Thank priest22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative, friendly guide who took us through not only the history of Monterey but also California generally - very helpful to visitors from abroad like us! Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I was surprised and delighted to find I had Thom all to myself for both the historical tour and cannery row. Thom made my first day a great one and gave me lots of tips as a single traveller. I soaked up the history and...More

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We enjoyed our tour. Thom is very knowledgeable and has a passion to the history, so it was a delicious tour for both us. We got a shower of the historic facts when walking through the center of the city. We saw adobe building, places...More

Thank Olga A
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.

Thank Elsie H
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Thom took us through this beautiful centre and hit on topics of interest to all in our group. He was thoroughly engaging and drew us all into the conversation by calling us by name or making references that related to a familiar topic or historical...More

Thank AHow2014
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Our guide gave us a most personal and enrolling tour of Monterey! So detailed and informative! Please enjoy! Thank you!

Thank Greg H
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
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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Janet P
2 August 2015|
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
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