Monterey Movie Tours
Monterey Movie Tours is 2 Tours in One
Monterey Movie Tours provides a 3 hour scenic tour of the Monterey Peninsula. The tour also includes an amazing tour of more than 200 movies that have been filmed around the Monterey Peninsula. One of the best things to do in Monterey, Monterey Movie Tours is the only daily guided tour available in the Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey Movie Tour will take you along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach CA, through Monterey and by the Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row Monterey. For over 100 years, filmmakers have been coming to the Monterey Peninsula to film movies. And movies stars have been attracted to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for films as well as for vacations. Today you are quite likely to see a celebrity strolling the streets of Carmel by-the-Sea or enjoying golf at some of the fine golf courses, such as Pebble Beach golf course.
Monterey Movie Tours Presents Epic Movies
Enjoy movies scenes with Doris Day, Lana Turner, Troy Donahue, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. Remember movies such as National Velvet, The Candidate, Julie, Cannery Row, Basic Instinct, From Here to Eternity, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, One Eyed Jacks, A Summer Place, East of Eden….and many more.
Movie Magic from Monterey Movie Tours Founder, Doug Lumsden
Founder and President, and tour guide, Doug Lumsden, provides a fascinating tour, bringing this era of Monterey movie magic to life for everyone on the tour. Tours for the Monterey Movie Tours usually fill up quickly. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. Be sure to ask Doug about how his Dad, David Lumsden, was Jimmie Stewart’s roommate!
Origin of Monterey Movie Tours
Beginning in 1999, founder Doug Lumsden started taking people on a scenic tour of Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach. In 2001, Lumsden was asked to provide a very special tour featuring Play Misty For Me, starring Clint Eastwood. The tour celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film. It was also the start of Monterey Movie Tours. Doug realized that more than 200 movies had been filmed in the Monterey Peninsula area. He decided that adding those films to his tour would provide a wonderful historic perspective to Carmel by-the-Sea. By 2003 he had built a 33 passenger touring bus that provided monitors and digital sound and Monterey Movie Tours began.
What to Expect on Monterey Movie Tours
Climb on board Doug’s beautifully designed tour bus and get ready to the magnificent scenery of Carmel by-the-Sea, Monterey and Monterey Cannery Row, 17 mile drive, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and the beautiful Pebble Beach golf course. While you are enjoying the views, you’ll also get an insider’s historic look at the area. For example, as your drive along Monterey Cannery Row your monitor will be showing you scenes from “Clash By Night” where you’ll see old fishing boats hauling in sardines. And you’ll see the fish being processed in the local canneries. As you look outside your window you’ll still be able to see some pilings rising from the Bay. Those used to be the base of the canneries you see on the Monterey Movie Tours film clip.
Are you a “Trekkie”? Then you’ll be fascinated by the Monterey Aquarium, which was the fictitious “Crustacean Institute” in “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
And did you know that each hole on Spyglass Hill golf course was named for either a place or a character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”? As you pass through Pebble Beach, Doug will share historic insights about the area and how the movies played a part.
There’s so much more on Monterey Movie Tours
With more than 200 movies filmed in the Monterey Peninsula area, you’ll have to take a ride on Doug Lumsden’s Monterey Movie Tours special tour bus to learn all the secrets of the Hollywood Movie Industry and see the incredible views of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey. Doug is entertaining, knowledgeable, and a super nice guy. And you will have a great time!
Tours leave from the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey CA.
Phone: 831-240-0191 for tickets or 800-343-6437 to reach Doug Lumsden
Location: Monterey Movie Tours leave from the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey CA