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Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

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Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

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Visit many of Los Angeles’s highlights and landmarks on one fun and convenient outing. Learn about LA history and culture—its historic filming locations and crime scenes, celebrity homes and trendy restaurants—from a narrator as you traverse the city in a convertible bus. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, a farmer's market for lunch, and the Hollywood Sign on this easy and affordable tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.25
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$89.25
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Take a pedal-powered tour through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of Los Angeles during this electric bike tour. Skip the tour bus as you enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a guide aboard an electric bicycle. Cruise the famous canals of Venice and cycle the trails along Santa Monica Beach, choosing if you want to use your own leg power or get a boost from your electric-powered cycle. This L.A. electric bike trip also includes a helmet rental and bottled water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches

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Private Electric Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beaches

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Explore Santa Monica on a private tour by electric bike and see the highlights of the vibrant coastal city. Follow your guide along Santa Monica’s palm-lined streets. Stroll the boardwalk at the Santa Monica Pier, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean and experience the laid-back culture and classic scenery of this iconic beach town. Cruise to vibrant Venice to see the skate park, street art and the bustle of the crowd on the oceanfront walk and onward to the "gem of the tour" or the Venice canals. Then a final stop at Muscle Beach before zipping back to the shop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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3.5-Hour Exclusive Malibu Stars Homes & Beautiful Beach Tour

Available from Oct 2

3.5-Hour Exclusive Malibu Stars Homes & Beautiful Beach Tour

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Lose yourself in Malibu's mystique as we show you celebrity homes, historic sites, filming locations & more on this fully narrated tour. Our expert guides will fill you in on all of Malibu's secrets while you cruise the coast in our open air vans. *Grab a quick Malibu bite from one of our faves midway through tour!* Tour includes a stop at the Adamson House with ample time to walk the grounds, get your feet sandy on Surfrider Beach, snap pics of the Malibu pier, or do some local shopping with our friends at Malibu Country Mart. Celebrity Homes: Leonardo DiCaprio Lana Del Rey Robert Downey Junior Matt Groening Mel Brooks Lou Adler Simon Cowell Dr. Dre Cher Adam Sandler Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Matthew Perry Rihanna and more! See the Malibu Pier, filming locations, the beautiful PCH, the Adamson House museum and much more Malibu & Santa Monica Filming Locations Baywatch Two and a Half Men Beverly Hills 90210 Gidget Keeping Up with the Kardashians Point Break Taken
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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5-Hour Limo Tour with Open Bar

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5-Hour Limo Tour with Open Bar

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Your private tour guide is Michael Raines, who has worked for a number of limo companies as a driver and bodyguard to some of the biggest celebrities in the world. A TV personality on his own rite, Michael Raines has starred in two survival shows on Discovery and other Film and TV roles in the past 20 years. Just to hear his celebrity stories is worth the price of the ride!! You will ride in style in 6 passenger Lincoln town car with a duel bar setup for wine, beer and liquor with mixers, chocolates and nuts all complimentary. A Bluetooth stereo so you can use your playlist on your phone, with IPhone and android chargers with cables on the rear deck. Your tour is completely customizable, you tell us what you want to see and we will take you there in style.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.60
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$265.60

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6-Hour Limo Tour with Open Bar

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$666.67
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Deluxe 6-Hour Los Angeles Private Limo Tour

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Deluxe 6-Hour Los Angeles Private Limo Tour

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Instead of exploring the City of Angels in a crowded and stuffy sightseeing bus, watch the city unfold around you from the comfort of a luxurious private limousine. Drive around Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the LA coast and any other site you want – this tour is fully customizable – in a sleek and comfortable Lincoln town car that seats up to six. Take advantage of your car’s open bar and the deep local knowledge of your private driver.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$773.34
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$773.34
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Half Day Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Half Day Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Soak up the sand, surf and sun of the waterfront cities of Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey during this 3-hour sightseeing trip aboard an electric-powered Cadillac Escalade limo. Feel like a Hollywood player as you cruise the streets of these beachfront meccas aboard your open-air ride, enjoying live commentary from a guide during the trip. Along the way you’ll also have 90 minutes to enjoy these areas’ excellent shopping and dining options on foot.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.27
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$53.27

Malibu Coast Sunset Cruise on Luxurious 63 Ft Motor Yacht / 4 Hr Private Charter

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Malibu Coast Sunset Cruise on Luxurious 63 Ft Motor Yacht / 4 Hr Private Charter

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You'll be treated like royalty by Captain Skip and his crew from the moment you step aboard The Duchess, a 63 foot luxurious motor yacht. This unforgettable, deluxe yachting experience is your private charter for up to 6 guests. We depart from Marina Del Rey Harbor and cruise the beautiful L.A. coastline past the Venice and Santa Monica Piers to Malibu, where you'll view the famous beach houses so often seen on television and in feature films. You'll be served complimentary hors d"oeuvres and beverages including private label wines and beer, by our wait staff. Our captain and crew will keep a sharp lookout for wildlife while pointing out places of interest. We see dolphins on most all trips and other marine life is always plentiful. You might even see whales! A cruise on The Duchess is perfect for a family or corporate outing, photo shoot, marriage proposal, or any other special occasion you may have. Relax and unwind while sharing a memorable time aboard The Duchess!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,630.77
per group
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$1,630.77
per group

Private 4-Hour Tour of Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills

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Private 4-Hour Tour of Santa Monica, Venice and Beverly Hills

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Treat yourself to the total VIP experience on this private half-day ride in a luxury limousine. Join TV personality and celebrity bodyguard Michael Raines as you discover the highlights of Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills and downtown Hollywood to Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Tours are customizable and include two well-stocked open bars.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$525.00
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$525.00

6-Hour Limo Tour with Open Bar

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6-Hour Limo Tour with Open Bar

Your private tour guide is Michael Raines, who has worked for a number of limo companies as a driver and bodyguard to some of the biggest celebrities in the world. A TV personality on his own rite, Michael Raines has starred in two survival shows on Discovery and other Film and TV roles in the past 20 years. Just to hear his celebrity stories is worth the price of the ride!! You will ride in style in 6 passenger Lincoln town car with a duel bar setup for wine, beer and liquor with mixers, chocolates and nuts all complimentary. A Bluetooth stereo so you can use your playlist on your phone, with IPhone and android chargers with cables on the rear deck. Your tour is completely customizable, you tell us what you want to see and we will take you there in style.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$666.67
per group
From
$666.67
per group

Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a Moke Electric Car Rental

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Self-Guided Santa Monica Tour in a Moke Electric Car Rental

Cruise the sun-drenched streets of seaside Santa Monica in style with this 3-hour rental of a one-of-a-kind, electric-powered Moke vehicle. Pick a cruising companion as you drive along oceanfront streets and the iconic pier of this famous coastal community, turning the heads of drivers and pedestrians they check out your vintage ride. It’s the perfect way to independently explore the city in style.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.00
per group
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$212.00
per group

Vintage VW Hippie Tour to Malibu with wine tasting

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Vintage VW Hippie Tour to Malibu with wine tasting

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Discover Malibu landscapes and wine culture while cruising in a classic 1972 VW camper van. Enjoy wine tasting, ocean views and beautiful mountains with vineyards.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.27
From
$148.27
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Private Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour Departing from Santa Monica

Available from Oct 27

Private Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour Departing from Santa Monica

This private tour is provided by industry professionals who specialize in luxury and customized service. The 4-hour tour will concentrate on the must-see sightseeing locations in Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It's the go-to tour for 5-star hotel concierge desks, as well as domestic and international travel agents looking for a superior experience for their VIP's. *In the tour details listed above, there are few options that best describe timeframes for stops and drive-by introductions. Plus, there are a handful of locations not listed in available "Attractions." Some attractions may not be accessible on certain days of the year. This tour is a solid 4 hours, and we've laid out a guesstimate on stops and travel time. Remember, this is a private tour, so you're also welcome to fully customize your time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$317.87
Price varies by group size
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$317.87
Price varies by group size
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3 ½-Hour Sea to the Stars Hollywood Hopper Tour

Available from Feb 1

3 ½-Hour Sea to the Stars Hollywood Hopper Tour

From the Sea to the Stars on the Walk of Fame and back, we have you covered if you’re short on time. Our Hollywood Hopper tour covers celebrity homes, movie studios, filming locations, & more with a stop at the Hollywood Sign & the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This 3½-hour tour will have you rubbing elbows with the stars in no time. Tour includes a 25-minute stop on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a 10-minute stop at the Hollywood Sign for photos. If you’re staying by the beach but don’t have a lot of time, enjoying a long layover, or even a local Los Angeleno looking to reconnect with your city- this is the tour for you.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Malibu Wineries Private Tour

Available from Mar 19

Malibu Wineries Private Tour

Travel in style in one of our luxury vehicles as our expert culinary and wine guide whisks you through one of the most beautiful places in the world, Malibu. Meet your tour guide at your hotel or location of choice and get comfortable while we discover some of the great wineries that the West Coast has to offer. It all started in the late 80’s and today the Malibu Coastal Region is officially recognized by the AVA (American Viticultural Association) and proudly boasts 50 boutique vineyards. Located high above the Pacific and tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Coastal Region benefits from the cool ocean air and volcanic soil creating the most ideal conditions for growing in Southern California, and there is only one way to experience it all. You’ve got to get up here and see it for yourself.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$532.27
Price varies by group size
From
$532.27
Price varies by group size
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Self-Guided Tour of Santa Monica in Los Angeles

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Self-Guided Tour of Santa Monica in Los Angeles

Santa Monica is the perfect mix of chilled out beach, artistic and sport cultures with a multitude of amazing restaurants and nightlife options thrown in for good measure. Whether you’re looking to spend your vacation lounging on Santa Monica Beach, shopping ‘til you drop or enjoying the myriad of parks the city has, you can guarantee you’ll have an awesome time. This self-guided tour of Santa Monica takes you to 10 must-see places, each of which is extremely instagrammable so be ready for numerous photo ops along the way! It's a self guided tour. You can start and finish any time you like. Learn about LA’s history and culture at your own comfortable pace. During this self-guided tour, you will learn fun facts, stories and insights about some historical sites in Santa Monica LA as well as explore the most instagrammable places.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.00
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$19.00
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Malibu Coast Sunset Cruise on Luxurious 70 Ft Motor Yacht - 4 Hr Private Charter

Available today

Malibu Coast Sunset Cruise on Luxurious 70 Ft Motor Yacht - 4 Hr Private Charter

You'll be treated like royalty by Captain Steve and his crew from the moment you step aboard The Legend, a 70 foot luxurious, vintage motor yacht. This deluxe yachting experience is your private charter for up to 15 guests. For larger groups up to 41, please contact Group Sales. We depart from Marina Del Rey Harbor and cruise the beautiful L.A. coastline past the Venice and Santa Monica Piers to Malibu, where you'll view the famous beach houses so often seen on television and in feature films. You'll be served complimentary hors d"oeuvres and beverages by our wait staff. Our captain and crew will keep a sharp lookout for wildlife while pointing out places of interest. We see dolphins on most all trips and other marine life is always plentiful. You might even see whales! A cruise on The Legend is perfect for a family or corporate outing, photo shoot, marriage proposal, or any other special occasion you may have. Relax and unwind while sharing a memorable time aboard The Legend!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$3,044.11
per group
From
$3,044.11
per group

Celebrity Tour by Electric Bike with Expert Guide from Los Angeles

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Celebrity Tour by Electric Bike with Expert Guide from Los Angeles

Explore two of Los Angeles' most elite neighborhoods, Beverly Hills and Bel Air, on a 2.5-hour self-guided electric bike tour. Pedal past lavish homes of the rich and famous and visit the filming locations of several Hollywood films and TV shows. As you follow along with a GPS, you'll be entertained with the history of these affluent areas throughout your ride. You'll see plenty of other famous sights, too, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and ritzy Rodeo Drive, bringing you up close and personal to exclusive areas that coach tours may miss. Don't be surprised if you spot a celeb!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.52
From
$70.52
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Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 1-2 Passengers)

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Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 1-2 Passengers)

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We take our guests out into a safe sailing environment on the Santa Monica Bay or beyond, where they have the opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of sailing, the rhythm of the ocean and unique pairings of gourmet foods and wines in the sweet briny sea air. We catch sunrises, bake in the mid-day sunshine and relax as the sunsets and the moon rises under starry skies. We play with seals, dolphins, and whales and when appropriate catch fresh seafood to enjoy al-fresco. We are living the Mediterranean dream in Southern California and sharing the experience with valued guests who leave the experience as family.
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  • 3 hours
From
$450.00
per group
From
$450.00
per group

Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 3-6 Passengers)

Available from Oct 27

Private Gourmet Sailing Adventure (3 Hours for 3-6 Passengers)

We take our guests out into a safe sailing environment on the Santa Monica Bay or beyond, where they have the opportunity to experience first-hand the joy of sailing, the rhythm of the ocean and unique pairings of gourmet foods and wines in the sweet briny sea air. We catch sunrises, bake in the mid-day sunshine and relax as the sunsets and the moon rises under starry skies. We play with seals, dolphins, and whales and when appropriate catch fresh seafood to enjoy al-fresco. We are living the Mediterranean dream in Southern California and sharing the experience with valued guests who leave the experience as family.
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  • 3 hours
From
$600.00
per group
From
$600.00
per group

City tours in and around Los Angeles including photo shoot

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City tours in and around Los Angeles including photo shoot

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City tours in and around Los Angeles combined with a professional photo shoot. After the tour you have memories for life.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$204.11
From
$204.11

A La La Tour - Fully Customized Private Tour of Los Angeles

Available from Oct 27

A La La Tour - Fully Customized Private Tour of Los Angeles

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- All Tour Prices Are Per GROUP, NOT Per Adult (TripAdvisor is still trying to debug this web error.) - Tour Guide Is Licensed, Screened, and Insured Specifically for Sightseeing Tours as Required by California Public Utilities Code sections 5371 & 5384 - 7+ Years of LA Private Tour Experience - Recipient of Certificate of Excellence for 2019, 2018, and 2017 by TripAdvisor - Ranked Top 5 Among Private Tour Providers in Los Angeles Based on Customer Reviews - Member of Los Angeles Tour Guide Association-- the Official Professional LA Tour Guide Association with Strict Code of Ethics - Customized Private Tours for Solo Travelers, Small groups, and Families - Ask Questions by Phone, Text, Email, Facebook, WeChat, or WhatsApp, and Hear Back Directly from Your guide. - All Tours are Tailored to Your Interests and Group Dynamics with Maximum Flexibility - Tours Can be in English or Chinese
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  • 4 hours
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$466.67
per group
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$466.67
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Private 5-Hour Tour of Los Angeles and Beach Cities

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Private 5-Hour Tour of Los Angeles and Beach Cities

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You're private tour guide is Michael Raines who has worked for a number of limo companies as a driver and bodyguard to some of the biggest celebrities in the world. A TV personality on his own rite, Michael Raines has starred in two survival shows on Discovery and other Film and TV roles in the past 20 years. Just to hear his celebrity stories is worth the price of the ride!! You will ride in style in 6 passenger Lincoln town car with a duel bar setup for wine, beer and liquor with mixers, chocolates and nuts all complementary. A Bluetooth stereo so you can use your playlist on your phone, with IPhone and android chargers with cables on the rear deck. Your tour is completely customizable, Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Monica you tell us what you want to see and we will take you there in style.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$735.58
per group
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$735.58
per group

Luxury of Private Tour of Los Angeles

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Luxury of Private Tour of Los Angeles

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Because Los Angeles is such an expansive city, it's easy for travelers with limited time to miss must-see attractions. On this private, full-day Los Angeles tour, get a comprehensive look at this stunning city. Let your tour guide lead the way as you're whisked to top neighborhoods and famous sights, including Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. See Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip, and stop for a snapshot with your favorite celebrity handprint at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00

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