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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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Our tour started a little late, due to the small amount of people signed up that night of which a group of 4 were 20 minutes late. Despite that, we headed to the Old Monterey... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2011
Redondo Beach, California

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Our tour started a little late, due to the small amount of people signed up that night of which a group of 4 were 20 minutes late. Despite that, we headed to the Old Monterey Hotel for exploring a notoriously haunt on our own while we waited. Your guide is laid-back, well-informed, and quick-witted. The combo made for an interesting... More 

Thank Laurie-Loo77
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

The Ghost Trolley of Monterey is a "must do" activity when visiting the Monterey area! This tour was filled with historical information as well as visits to some very spooky places in old downtown Monterey. The tour began by visiting an old native American burial site and ended up at the cemetery. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, you... More 

Thank marabethelisland
Roseville, CA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

My wife and I like to go to Monterey on our getaways. It's one of our favorite places to go. We've meant to take the Ghost Tour before but never got around to it, mostly because we travel with our dog most of the time. We got a dog-sitter this time and made sure we hit the tour. Gary was... More 

1 Thank Mike R
San Jose, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

My friend and I did the ghost trip on a friday night at Monterey and we must admit that we had a awsome and SCARY experience. When we first started the tour I must admit I wasnt expecting so much. I thought it was going to be just any kind of tour and boy was I proven wrong. My girl... More 

Thank John S
Monterey, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

Our guide had a ton of energy, diverse knowledge, and a strong desire to make us suspicious of the area. The trolley was real cool and the weather very eerie. The historical accounts helped me stay involved.

Thank Pooballzak
Monterey, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

I took my teenage sister on this tour during her visit to Monterey. She loves everything ghosts. Gary tells great stories at each location with pictures and documents that he has researched to verify the stories and legends of each site. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories and history and wish he did a complete walking tour of Monterey. If you... More 

Thank ErinCeschini
Aromas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

We had a fabulous time on this tour! Gary is a great story teller and generous with his information about historical places to visit. My EMF reader went off like crazy at the first stop so we were excited. We also got a picture of an orb. We didn't get much after that except at the jail, but then ghosts... More 

Thank MSuess0
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We were with two of our children, ages 10 and 12. Fun, fun, Fun!!!!

Thank NeedaVacaBad
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

One might as well call this the Monterey vampire tour because it sucks. The history and legends could just as well be learned from the Monterey library and one can just as well visit the sites on their own. The only thing scary about the tour was the high-spirtited guide. Needless to say there were no ghosts. Boo for this... More 

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WineTrolley, Owner at Ghost Tour of Old Monterey, responded to this review

Sorry you were unable to enjoy the epic stories, haunts and legends of enchanting Old Monterey. After 13 years of research and 10 years of giving the tour, our collection of historical paranormal events won't be easily found at our local library.....BUT if our tour can get you into doing research and spending some time in our local museums and... More 

Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2011

We decided to try the tour to cap off the evening of our 17th anniversary. We had a great time. We enjoyed the tour, especially the fact that we had the opportunity to get off the trolley on a couple of occasions and were able to take pictures. I still have them on my camera, but I look forward to... More 

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