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The Original Monterey Walking Tours

380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
+1 831-521-4884
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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
380 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-7201
+1 831-521-4884

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Excellent information from Thom. Pace and history were well time. Thom made concessions for my 85-year-old mother and her disabilities and she enjoyed the walking tour with her stroller very much.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We thought we had prepared ourselves well for Monterey visit by watching "cannery row" After our tour with Shirley we had not. She was so informative,interesting and fun Do yourself a favor and sign up for this great tour and learn while having fun. I...More

Thank smclevenger
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very informative and enjoyable. Our tour guide was Shirley. Lots of historic and fun facts. Very entertaining. Would highly recommend.

Thank rosicampbell01
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Lots of history in Monterey and our guide was very knowledgeable. Walked some....sat some and listened to the stories. Very relaxing.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We took the Cannery Row walking tour with Shirley, we had such a great time! Shirley is knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humor. We learned about Cannery Row, John Steinbeck and Doc Ricketts, plus we learned about the flora of the area too....More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I cannot say enough about this tour. The tour was not rushed, and Shirley, the tour guide, was absolutely incredible. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous; just an amazing experience. By far this was one of my favorite tours while I visited.

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Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Thom Diggins, our excellent tour guide, made this tour exceptionally interesting and informative, The two hours flew by and we learned some fascinating information about Monterey. The tour takes you to places most tourists don't visit and the walking itself is very easy and paced....More

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Thank Joan K
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I chose to do the two hour Cannery Row Walking Tour with Thom. Thom is Great! He was prompt, personable, and very knowledgeable. He told some interesting stories which we always find the best part about walking tours Cannery Row came alive...More

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tdiggins, Owner at The Original Monterey Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a fairly short--two hour--tour of the historical aspects of Monterey. Tom did a wonderful job of explaining each site and of keeping us engaged in the discussion. I'd highly recommend this tour for any person/family.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed an almost private tour with Shirley (only two of us). We walked all around the side streets of the Cannery neighborhood. I learned a lot about the Cannery and the Monterey area. Shirley knew a lot about the area and local historical characters...More

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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