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This tour was AMAZING and it would not have been so without the tour guide! He was funny, informative and charged with energy and excitement! He showed us as much as he could of Hollywood and some of the outlying areas. We had a terrific time and felt that we were given the best tour of the area! I wish I could remember our tour guide's name but I cannot. I cannot give him enough praise! He made our tour the top excursion on our vacation and we went on to Hawaii for a week but this excursion topped them all!!!!
Albert was FANTASTIC!! He made it all worthwhile! You are LUCKY to have him as a driver/guide!
Berj was our driver. First we went to universal city walk for 45 min for dinner, then Hollywood blvd for 45 min, then we saw some celebrity homes, sunset blvd, rodeo drive and la city. Enjoyed the quick tour as that's all the time we could afford.
Do this tour! I LOVED IT! Our tour guide who was also our bus driver and knew where he was going and what was there when we arrived. He went out of his way to show us many extras. This was the cheapest tour on the internet and I had my doubts but I'm glad I chose it. We saw much more than advertised and we had no problems seeing everything. It was a small bus that was half full so there was plenty of room. Driver also took special requests. A must for any out of towner.
A very comprehensive trip. We only had an evening free to see LA and this tour did it. We left feeling satisfied we saw everything we needed to see, all in one tour!
The process for getting picked up was clunky. We were advised we would receive an email indicating the time, but we didn't receive one. We then had to stop to get a receipt for the trip, but we didn't even need it, so not sure why we went through the process. The trip itself was great and the driver gave us some interesting information; however, I found a lot of his knowledge was dated, and he referred to shows/movies well before my time - and I'm not a spring chicken any more! I would have liked more time on Hollywood Blvd.
We covered all the places we had visited on the daytime Grand Sightseeing Tour, so nothing new, however it was interesting to see how different places looked at night, particularly Sunset Strip, which looked better by night than day.
This tour is great for those with not a lot of time to explore Los Angeles. It goes to Universal Studios Citywalk which has lots of shopping and eating places. The stop on the walk of fame was great too! Got to see lots in a short space of time. Gave me an idea of Los Angeles before hitting the theme parks.
The actual tour was exactly what I had hoped for -- with only a few hours to spare in the evening I wanted to experience the sights of LA, and I got that.
The stop on Rodeo Drive was a pleasant surprise.
While it would have been nicer to have more time in Hollywood (and less at Universal Studios) - both were sufficient to get a flavour of the sites.
The guided tour of downtown was good. The drive was knowledgable and gave good details on the buildings and area. Though would have been nice to have at least one (or two) places to get out and take a few pictures.
A warning about Pick up -- I had my hotel arrange this and I ended up having to wait quite some time outside the hotel for the shuttle. I had to make a follow up phone call and it seemed like they forgot about my reservation. So while I didn't miss my tour, I'm not sure why this was or what the problem was, but it didn't seem like this was well coordinated at all.
We did the LA Grand Tour and I'm not sure that the Night Tour added anything to it. It was very pretty by night, but the horrendous traffic on the way to Hollywood, the ladies who had booked a hotel drop off somewhere in Beverly Hills and who then left their laptop on our bus, meaning we had to turn back and take it back, plus rubbish traffic meant we were late getting back. Not the driver's fault but it took the edge off it a bit. We saw Universal City Walk but really it wasn't much different to the day tour. We had the same tour guide - Burj and he was just as good - very patient with some of the passengers he had to deal with :o)
Hollywood Boulevard wasn't quite as seedy as in the daytime - I didn't feel as panhandled as I did on the daytime tour. It wasn't a bad tour but I think the daytime one had the edge, although the bright lights of Hollywood were very pretty at night - even though the sign itself is not lit up.
The driver was very friendly but not the best driver in the world. I know it's L.A. traffic and all, but he was checking baseball scores on his phone while driving in bumper to bumper traffic. It was nice to get to see so much of L.A. in one tour, but from the very beginning it felt like we were running late and were in a hurry. After stopping and getting people at 3 hotels in the same area, we had to rush to Universal Studios to pick people up there. Traffic was horrible, and Universal Studios was incredibly crowded because of the Halloween event, but since the manager wanted to make a few extra bucks from a few extra people, there was no skipping the studios. At this point, the rest of the evening felt like a huge frantic rush from which we were playing catch up. Sure, we saw L.A.. But we can't prove it because we don't have any pictures, since we didn't have time to stop at the majority of the places listed.