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Ghost Tour of Old Monterey

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Address: 290 Figueroa St, Monterey, CA 93940-2422
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+1 831-624-1700

Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican...

Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old MontereyOnce the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks.Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings.This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen.

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Best Ghost (and history) tour on the west Coast, if not anywhere!

We always enjoy ghost tours for all the cities we visit in the world (if they are available.) London has many, some 'oh hum.' This tour provided in Monterey is the best we have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always enjoy ghost tours for all the cities we visit in the world (if they are available.) London has many, some 'oh hum.' This tour provided in Monterey is the best we have ever taken, which is now three times for us. Ghost tours are more than just stories, they are history, since the events that make a story... More 

Thank mstockill
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and dog had a great time exploring the creepy side of Monterey's history. We just moved to the area in October, yet we had never been to a lot the places that Gary took us to. It was enjoyable to hear his jokes and he had the cutest little dog sleeping next to him. My fiance doesn't tend... More 

Thank Violet H
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family (husband, two teenage boys) visit Monterey often. I wanted to do something more than our normal visit, so I booked this PARANORMAL tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed Gary's story telling and sense of humor. The history and local knowledge was especially interesting, as we also got a FUN history lesson on our tour of Old Monterey. Our VISIONS... More 

1 Thank imltlred
Monterey, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Wow, I'm surprised at the overall satisfaction of most of these reviewers! If there was one word I would use to describe the tour guide, it's OBNOXIOUS! His misuse of the word "literally" at least 20 times throughout the tour (e.g. "He was literally swept under the rug.") in combination with the high pitched yelling and trying way too hard... More 

3 Thank Rachel_2418
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wow, Gary's knowledge and story telling was fantastic. He took us on quite an adventure around old Monterey. It was entertaining, while being filled with historical facts. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in ghostly tours, or historical facts about Monterey. My 6 year old's were both excited and even a little scared at times throughout the... More 

Thank Mark B
Pebble Beach, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you didn't know that Monterey was steeped in History, you will after this 90 plus minute Trolley Tour. Gary, your driver/tour guide, takes you back to the mid 1800's where legends lead to haunted sites. He certainly has done his homework in researching documents about the tales and people that lead to haunted venues. You get to leave the... More 

Thank Legend1325
Marina, California
1 review
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Gary sent me an email and asked me to give him a 5 star review on Trip Advisor. Umm....I don't think so. I was very disappointed. Gary considers himself an expert on local history and "ghost" stories. However, I found him to be arrogant and lacking in storytelling skills. Some of the information he provided was incorrect. As an example,... More 

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Sounds like Stacy doesn't like being asked to be please be quiet when other people are trying to enjoy the Ghost Tour of Old Monterey. A clear sign that heavy drinking before and during our Ghost Tour is not a good mix. I do remember Stacy almost yelling to the crowd that she was an alcoholic and needed a bottle... More 

Martinez, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really great. The driver and his dog Nugget made the experience very fun and entertaining. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and you can tell he is passionate about the stories he tells. We even visited a cemetery in the middle of the night which was kind of spooky.

Thank 1_2_3_Karen_4_5
Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I frequently do ghost hunting and this tour was exceptionally educational as well as unique. The refurbished trolley adds to the ambience of the tour. Gary and Nugget are both wonderful hosts. We both highly recommend this adventure.

Thank ldjmail
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We often do these ghost tours when travelling around the country and this one was great fun. We have never seen a ghost, but get a bit of history of the area. Many thanks for an enjoyable evening.

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