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Here's What They're Saying About Monterey Movie Tours®....

2010 - Group Tour Magazine
Off the Beaten Path, Blockbuster Tours
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2010 - Adventures Magazine
A Look Back, Monterey Movie Tours
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2009 - Gentry Magazine
A "Reel" Treat
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San Francisco Chronicle - www.sfgate.com

Playing "Misty" for everyone on movie tour
By Vera H-C Chan -- Special to the Chronicle

Monterey -- In front of an old Monterey fish house, an obsessed female fan stalks a radio talk show host. Over at Lover's Point in Pacific Grove, two kids find plastic-wrapped wads of cash. Along the twisting routes of 17-MILE DRIVE® and Highway 1, jealous husbands and suspicious wives grapple with their spouses at 60 miles an hour.

Whew. To think I witnessed all this in one afternoon. Who says nothing happens in Monterey except golf and whale-watching?

The human drama -- and snippets of comedy -- all came during the Monterey Movie Tour, a three-hour bus ride that winds through the town and nearby Carmel, Pacific Grove and the 17-MILE DRIVE®. Offered daily since its introduction in July, the scenic drive takes riders to the locales that Hollywood has preserved in black-and-white and Technicolor, in Oscar-winning flicks and less stellar fare.   Click here  to read entire article.

 

Sacramento Bee - www.sacbee.com




Movie tour spotlights Monterey's scenic sites

By Judy Green -- Staff Writer

Monterey, CA -- You may not expect to see movie stars in and around Monterey, but you will if you team up with Doug Lumsden. He knows where they hang out.... Click here to read entire article.

Boston Globe - www.boston.com

Movie Tour - Monterey, Calif
By Jan Shepherd

Monterey, CA -- Monterey native Doug Lumsden is a film buff who started the ''Monterey Movie Tours®" in June for his five-year-old company, Monterey Bay Scenic Tours. The three-hour, 32-mile loop covers sites from a selection of 200 scenes or films shot on location in Monterey Peninsula.  Click here to read entire article.
 

Baltimore Sun - www.sunspot.net





The Monterey Peninsula:  a motion picture co-star

Monterey, CA -- Native Doug Lumsden is a film buff who started the ''Monterey Movie Tours®" in June for his five-year-old company, Monterey Bay Scenic Tours. The three-hour, 32-mile loop covers sites from a selection of 200 scenes or films shot on location in Monterey Peninsula. Click here to read entire article.

 

Quick . . . think of a West Coast location where more than 200 movies have been shot. If you're thinking of California, you're right. But if you answered Monterey, about two hours south of San Francisco, then you probably have already taken Doug Lumsden's Monterey Movie Tour. If you're not clued into Monterey's movie history, climb aboard, and let Doug show you how much Hollywood loves Monterey. Click here to read entire article.

 

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December 30, 2003

New "Monterey Movie Tours®" Debuts on the Monterey Peninsula

Monterey, California -- A new deluxe motorcoach tour that shows off local sites filmed in Hollywood movies has begun on the Monterey Peninsula. The "Monterey Movie Tours®" is a 3-hour daily trip by deluxe motorcoach which not only takes passengers to see film locations, but also offers live narration along with movie clips to watch on overhead monitors on board the 32-seat luxury tour coach.

Monterey Movie Tours® is owned and operated by Doug Lumsden, a Monterey native and the owner of the award-winning Monterey Bay Scenic Tours. The daily tours, began June 26, 2003, visit many of the the site locations that have been used in nearly 200 movies that have been made on the Monterey Peninsula since 1897. It is the only tour of its kind in the continental United States, with only one similar movie-themed tour being offered in Hawaii.

Showing off the Monterey Peninsula as seen through Hollywood's eyes, the Monterey Movie Tours® visits memorable local sites in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Carmel and shares details of scenes in several well-known movies. Tickets can be purchased online for daily tours at montereymovietours.com or by calling Zerve at (800) 979-3370 or (212) 209-3370. 

"Moviegoers love to know more about their favorite films and the actors who starred in them," says Lumsden.  "To see or stand at a location where a favorite movie was shot or a famous actor or actress strolled is a huge thrill for movie fans, and we look forward to sharing these experiences with our tour guests."

Interest in visiting filmsites is so great that the Monterey County Film Commission recently published its "On Location Movie Map of Monterey County," which lists 190 films shot in the region, including "Play Misty for me, Clash by Night, Star Trek IV, A Summer Place and Rebecca.  The film commission is a non-profit organization that works with film production companies to enhance economic impact within the county.

"Filmmakers have been drawn to Monterey County locations for decades, finding our locations the be the perfect backdrop for their shots," says Greg Robinson, Executive Director of the Monterey County Film Commission.  "Those taking the Monterey County Movie Tours will be able to share the visions of beauty and diverse scenery here which continue to attract film productions."

Journalists are invited to experience the tour.

For more information, please visit their website at www.montereymovietours.com or please call 800-343-6437.

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