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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
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.

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Sacramento Bee
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….

The Boston Globe
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. Adding a twist, Lumsden screens the scenes that match the sites on video screens on board the 32-passenger bus. Among the films he covers are Clint Eastwood’s ”Play Misty for Me,” ”A Summer Place,” ”Turner & Hooch,” ”National Velvet,” and ”Clash by Night.” For ”Clash,” he unreels the scene of Marilyn Monroe as a Cannery Row worker. ”With that clip, visitors get a feel for what it was like in a canning factory in the sardine capital of the world,” said Lumsden. Another stop is a Pacific Grove mansion looking exactly like the Pine Island Inn, its role in ”A Summer Place.” Reservations are required for the tours.

The Baltimore Sun
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.

Adding a twist, Lumsden screens the scenes that match the sites on video screens on board the 32-passenger bus. Among the films he covers are Clint Eastwood’s ”Play Misty for Me,” ”A Summer Place,” ”Turner & Hooch,” ”National Velvet,” and ”Clash by Night.”

Jetsetters Magazine

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.

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