Day trip

LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

4.6 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: A Day in LA Tours

LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

Activity provider: A Day in LA Tours

From US$ 94 per person

Forget the traffic and parking and see LA in style in a clean and comfortable bus. Learn about the sites from an experienced guide and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities, including Venice Beach and the Hollywood Sign.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7.5 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please note that pickup at Venice Beach area hotels will be between 9-9:30 AM.

Experience

Highlights
  • Begin your day at the charming Santa Monica Pier
  • Window shop on Rodeo Drive and stroll through Beverly Hills
  • Enjoy lunch stop at the world-famous Farmers' Market at The Grove
  • Experience the best view of the Hollywood sign from the picturesque Griffith Park Observatory
  • Visit Hollywood Blvd and the Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrity's star
Full description
Enjoy a stress-free tour of LA with expert tour guides who will ensure you have an entertaining and educational day. Begin the tour in Santa Monica where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Santa Monica Pier. Your first stop will be Venice Beach, home of LA's skateboarding and surf culture. You will then be driven along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards on your way to the ritzy Beverly Hills, where you will be given the opportunity to window shop for 30-minutes on Rodeo Drive.  Enjoy lunch at the Farmers' Market at The Grove (1 hour) - with hundreds of options to please everyone from the adventurous foodie to kids. You will then be whisked to Griffith Park where you will receive VIP curbside service and experience the best views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Finally, try to spot the stars of your favorite Hollywood celebrities as you walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if option selected)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Massilia Cafe: 1445 4th St. in Santa Monica, CA 90401. Please arrive by 9:30 AM.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup service is available from over 150 hotels in the Los Angeles Area and from over 70 hotels in the Anaheim/Disneyland area. Please select the appropriate tour option for pickup service upon booking
  • You can choose between a shared or private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Very well organised tour. There are 6 stops on the planned route. There is enough time to see the sites and get a taste of it. Joe was very knowledgeable about the locations and about the celebrities details. He was also very informative about the history of California and of Los Angels. The mini bus was comfortable, safe and ample inside. It was also luxurious when comparing to the open air options that we saw driving around. If you only have a short stay in L A then this is a recommended day trip

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May 11, 2022

This truly is the best tour for someone who only has one day in LA. We saw all the hot spots with a not-too-long, not-too-short amount of time to explore everywhere we went. All the passengers were great & we all took pics for each other at stops. Since you’re seeing everything in one day, wear your walking shoes! I definitely found myself jogging to explore everything I wanted to see at each spot, but well-worth it for seeing such a huge city in one day! I especially liked how much info our guide provided along the way, and the fact that there are ports for phone chargers at each seat took the stress off of needing to make a phone battery last the whole day. We drove through Santa Monica, stopped in Venice, stopped in Beverly Hills/Rodeo Dr, went to the Farmer’s Market for lunch and shopping, went to Griffith Observatory (closed due to covid, but offered a great view of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA), and walked amongst the stars on Hollywood Blvd (plus more time for shopping).

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March 16, 2021

It is a good option to see the main part of Los Angeles in a single day. You visit the main sites, it's fun and there's enough time to see everything. It's in english. The minibus is fine, the guide is friendly. Perhaps in some stops there is plenty of time and in others a little more time is needed, but in general it is correct. For example, on Rodeo Drive there is plenty of time and to eat, or visit the walk of the stars, it would take a few more minutes. In short, a recommended option. Perhaps a bit pricey, but acceptable.

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December 31, 2019

Product ID: 153831