The Best Guided Tour of Historic Monterey

Visitors should make The Original Monterey Walking Tours part of their experience – named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame!


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Explore the history of this beautiful city, up close and on foot with the best guided tour  and the highly rated  Original Monterey Walking Tours. Explore the Cradle of California – from the Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st Century. Hear the stories of the adobes, the buildings of Monterey State Historic Park, and the lives of the early residents of the Old California Capital.

Thom Diggins, Owner/Operator

Highlights of our  walking tours include:

Our most beautiful work of public art

The Larkin House

The site of the California constitutional convention

The Portola / Serra landing site

The tale of “Sloat’s Landing”

We will walk at a leisurely pace for approximately 2 miles; the tour will take approximately 2 hours. Mostly level. Of course you should wear comfortable shoes, and bring a light jacket or sweat shirt and a hat.


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Ask about discounts for pre-arranged groups of 10 or more.

We are always delighted to arrange tours on request. Contact us for custom walking tours, private tours or step-on services around our historic and scenic region.

The Original Monterey Walking Tours

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