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Monterey Original Walking Tours

From US$25.00
  • Guided, 2-hour walking tour of Monterey
  • Choose from a Historic Monterey or Cannery Row tour
  • Visit old Spanish adobes and other landmarks of the Monterey State Historic Park
Monterey Original Walking Tours
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Historic Monterey walking tour
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Our 2 hour Historic Monterey walking tour takes you on your personal Path of History as we explore the Cradle of California – from the Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st century.
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Cannery Row walking tours
Cannery Row walking tours will return us to the days along the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row when we were “the Sardine Capital of the World”, made famous by John Steinbeck.
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Uncover the legends of old California on a guided 2-hour walking tour of Monterey. Choose from a stroll down Cannery Row and past other waterfront sights captured in the books of John Steinbeck, or hear tales from the lives of Spanish explorers and other early settlers on a tour of Monterey’s historic adobes and landmarks.
What to Expect
Take your pick from two different tour itineraries designed to reveal different aspects of Northern California history, each including a leisurely 2-hour stroll with a knowledgable guide.

Historic Monterey Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the historic Rodriguez-Olio Adobe midmorning and set off along a Path of History that follows the footsteps of Spanish explorers, missionaries, and other early settlers of the area. Learn how this part of the state was considered the ‘Cradle of California’ as you explore remnants of its earliest days including old adobes and other surviving structures in the Monterey State Historic Park.

Cannery Row Walking Tour

Make your way to a trolley stop along Cannery Row in the afternoon, and begin with a stroll down this historic street made famous by novelist John Steinbeck. Hear what life was like in Monterey for fishermen and farmers during the 1930s, when the town was considered the ‘Sardine Capital of the World,’ and take in the sights of the historic waterfront including frolicking sea otters and Ocean View Boulevard.
Reviews (121)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
As a History major I was thrilled to learn more!!!!!

Shirley, my tour director, is so smart! She clearly has done a great deal of research and was able to interact with her tour - only ME - for more than two hours, keeping my interest with her knowledge and great humor. I”m so very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bette W
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Beware of the Scam - Paid and Got Nothing

No guide has shown up on the day. Arrived 10 minutes before the Historic Monterey Tour supposedly starts and waited at the Adobe for 45 minutes. Nobody turned up. No email was sent to me. No refund option. Very disappointed. Ruined my entire day and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank FrankDownUnder
tdiggins, Owner at The Original Monterey Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Frank, Please accept my sincere apologies. I certainly understand why you are upset. I confess I cannot explain what went wrong. I reviewed all my bookings for September and October but saw nothing from "Frank". I do not know the date of your visit...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Put Monterey Original Walking Tours on your list to do.

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Olga A
Reviewed 6 June 2018
A Fantastic Tour that Frames Monterey's History in a Larger Context

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AHow2014
Reviewed 3 June 2018
I was transported into the story of Monterey!!

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Greg H
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15 April 2018|
Response from Volynskaya | Reviewed this property |
This is not a long walk, max 2 km with lots of stops. I'm absolutely sure that the guide will assist your needs if you need a rest.
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