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Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, United States

From US$84.00

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get an in-depth introduction to Los Angeles on this grand city tour. Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time, the tours start in downtown Los Angeles then continues to Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills.
  • Comprehensive tour of Los Angeles: See all the main sites on one tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors or those with limited time
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Includes free time for lunch and/or shopping

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

09:00 a.m.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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You need a longer tour to get a taste of LA.
I highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Los Angeles !
It is a good way to get to know the big city of LA.
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Excellent tour
Barbara_W, Jan 2023
The tour was wonderful! Highly recommend Bing was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and stars. Well worth the price. That you Bing for a job well done! We had a wonderful time and learned a lot!
Fantastic tour.
Michael_B, Jan 2023
It was absolutely awesome. Bing was incredible. She knew everything about LA and stars houses and history. I've never been on a more informative and comprehensive tour.
Amazing Tour - Highly Recommended!
Leanne_K, Jan 2023
This tour really exceeded my expectations. Bing was a friendly and incredibly knowledgeable guide who made everything interesting! She has lived in LA for over 40 years and had a ton of great stories and fun facts. I'm not usually a fan of guided tours, but this one was great. We got to see a lot of different sights around LA, and Bing gave us lots of recommendations for good restaurants and attractions in the area, too. She even added a couple of extra stops in since our group was small. I would definitely suggest this tour for your first day in LA--it'll give you fantastic ideas for the rest of your trip. I also loved that we had plenty of time at each stop for photos. It didn’t feel rushed at all. Take this tour!
Very courteous and...
sandra_w, Jan 2023
Very courteous and informative driver very clean vehicle wonderful suggestions for places to see after tour
LA tour
Alison_B, Jan 2023
Paul was our guide and he was informative, fun and gave us a great insight into the current and past LA. Very knowledgeable and true local. We enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this tour of LA.
Comprehensive tour led by a top knotch guide!!!
Joanne_H, Dec 2022
Bing, our guide, was excellent. She provided comprehensive info in a clear logical way. Excellent storyteller all the while driving safely. Absolutely the highlight of our trip!
We went to the troubadour
Michael_R, Nov 2022
Paul was first class all the way. Our smaller group prompted some spontaneous deviation from plan and the result was first class. Thanks again Paul for a very memorable experience.
Great for first-time visitors
debbie_k, Nov 2022
We really enjoyed this tour. It covered many areas we had heard of, and was a great introduction to this diverse city. Our guide, Bing, was excellent! Her knowledge and descriptions were enlightening and very entertaining. Thanks Bing! You were awesome.
Amazing trip around LA! ...
Bryan_H, Nov 2022
Amazing trip around LA! Fantastic insights and an amazing time- well worth it for anyone trying to hit the high points of LA in just a day.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Bryan, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. We are thrilled that you rated your experience with us a Amazing! We are glad you saw the high points and got fantastic insights in just a day! See you next rime you visit the LA area.
The overall tour of LA...
DerekandSarah_T, Nov 2022
The overall tour of LA was good. We were able to see all the main attractions. Bing is a very knowledgeable and competent tour guide. We would recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Derek and Sarah, Thank you for taking time out to share your tour experience. We appreciate that you noted you were able to see all of the main attractions, this is our goal we love to acquaint people with the highlights of our very large city. Your guide Bing said she was thrilled to meet you here in LA, on your wonderful vacation to California! Thank you so much for the recommendation! Happy travels!
Memorable LA trip
Phanesh_M, Nov 2022
Guideline tours pick up was on time and the driver, Ms.Bing was excellent. She explained each and every sight seeing point very well and gave sufficient time. I trust my future tours with Viator would be as memorable as the one in LA yesterday. We got a very good understanding of LA thru her lucid explanations
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Phanesh, Thank you so much for sharing your tour experience with us here in LA. Bing loves to go into details explaining the history and culture of this very historic city. Our goal is to convey the knowledge, history, and culture we have accumulated in the over our 34 years showing people this world renowned city! We are wishing you many more memorable future tours you book through Viator. Happy travels and thanks again Phanesh!
Bing who was the tour...
Corrie_S, Nov 2022
Bing who was the tour guide gave an excellent tour.Very knowledgeable. I would recommend her and Viator
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Corrie, Thank you for writing this review of your tour here in Los Angeles. We are always proud and thrilled when folks rate us excellent! Thank you so much for the recommendation! See you next time you pass through the LA area!
Grand tour full of fun!
SHERRY_G, Oct 2022
The tour was fabulous but made even more fantastic by our tour guide, Bing! She was full of knowledgeable, anecdotes and little known facts about the area! She was also friendly and very personable!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Sherry Thank you for taking time out to share your tour experience. Bing's passion is to share the knowledge that she has accolmanated for nearly 40 years. We know that the best experience for our guests is to conduct the tour in small group minibuses. All of our minibuses are high roof 2020 models or newer. With the smaller groups, the interaction between our guides and our guests is amazing and fun. Your right, Bing is very personable and friendly, and she truly loves meeting new people from all over the country and world on the tour! We love to show the Hollywood and Movie stuff, but we feel that a tour of LA should also concentrate on history and culture. I am so glad that you were able to learn about our city through Bing's knowledge, anecdotes and little known facts about the area! Happy travels!
Meh.
Melissa_B, Oct 2022
Decent tour but too much of the time was spent looking at celebrity houses and compounds. Sitting in the middle or back of the van phohibited views of houses or anything memorable. For nearly $100.00, I expected to see at least one beach or pier but this tour was only inner city. The Farmers’ Market stop was nice!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Melissa, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. Thank you for mentioning that our tour goes through the inner city (Downtown Los Angeles) as we believe it is very important to include this portion of LA—it’s where our city was born, after all! We do want to note that while it does begin in the inner part of the city, our tour travels into the mountains high above the city (over 1000 feet up!) in Griffith Park. With views of the city — and of the Hollywood sign — it is a great place to have a bird’s eye view of everything. A nice precursor before heading into the heart of Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills and the Farmers Market. We also believe that the $84.00 cost for this tour is very competitive during these inflationary times. Thank you for also mentioning we do go by the homes of movie stars and mansions! We believe no tour to Los Angeles is complete without a slight portion dedicated to this phenomenon. As far as visibility from the vehicle; we are sorry you did not find it sufficient. All vehicles have extra large windows for visibility and an extra-high roof. For safety and regulations, we do not cut the tops off of our vehicles and choose to have all vehicles be an enclosed climate controlled environment that allows everyone to hear their guide. Sorry, but I’m not sure where you read that we go to the beaches. In over 34 years of showing folks around the LA area, this has always been a historic and sightseeing tour. Please check our advertised listing. We hope this explanation helps clear some of your concerns up, and we do hope you give us another chance next time you pass through Los Angeles. Happy travels!
Taste of LA
Lyndsey_D, Oct 2022
So glad we took the opportunity and did this tour! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and even made an extra stop to see the Hollywood sign when the weather was better. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to get a taste of LA.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Lyndsey, Thank you for writing this review. It is great you found you guide to be extremely knowledgeable! We are very proud to say that our city tour is the longest running city of LA, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Since 1988 we have been acclimating knowledge of the LA area. The smaller groups really help us convey this knowledge is a fun and interactive way. I am glad your guide was able to add an extra stop to see the Hollywood Sign. With LA's mostly dry climate viewing the sign is usually no problem. But on some days its hard to see. Thanks for the High recommendation! See you the neat time you pass through southern California!
Teachers take on LA
Sara_H, Oct 2022
Our guide, Paul, was the best! We created a relationship quickly and our experience was fantastic!!! He shared lots a personal info and tons of history. We were prompt on our arrivals and he used the extra time for more things. I highly, highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Sara, It is great you rated your tour guide Paul as "the best" Paul, like all of our guides have a lot of experience showing folks around this great big city. We are all long term residents of LA and love to share our personal experiences related to the city. We find that to get a perspective from a local makes for a fun learning experience. Thanks for mentioning that you got tons of history on the tour. We have been at this a long tome and love to mix history, scenic and fun stops, and yes, the Hollywood stuff. After all, LA is rich historic and cultural place and is much more than more than Movie Stars and palm trees. We were so happy to meet such a great group of teachers. Happy travels to all the teachers out there!
Awesome Tour
jovon_d, Sept 2022
Tour was so much fun. My husband and I learned so much. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about LA
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Jovon, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. We love that you rated your tour as "Awesome" We are so happy that you and your husband learned so much. It's easy to be friendly meeting so many great people from all over this country and the world! Keep traveling!
Great Trip
John_G, Sept 2022
Absolutely fantastic and informative trip our guide was super and knew just about everything about LA . Wish I could remember her name but brilliant thanks
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi John, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. Your tour guide's name was Bing. I will tell her that you rated her tour as "absolutely fantastic and informative 5 stars! It is great to show sites from Downtown LA, to high in the Hills of Hollywood, then the world renowned renowned center of Hollywood, as well as Beverly hills highlights. What makes us most proud is to convey the great knowledge that we have acquired over the decades. Most people are amazed at how LA became such a big city. Los Angeles's development it truly multifaceted. People tend to think of only the the golden years of Hollywood, tv shows, the music industry. But it goes way beyond that. It is really fun to mix history with the pop culture, the Hollywood vibe as well as the beautiful landscapes of the Hollywood Hills and the City of Beverly Hills. We are happy to make your tour a great trip!
Great experience!
Dana_W, Sept 2022
My mother, sister, and I took this tour yesterday with Bing. She was so great! Funny and very informative. She kept our interest the entire time. I'm so glad I booked this tour to hit all of the highlights of LA
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Dana, Thank you sharing your tour experience wit us. Bing loves to share her knowledge in a fun and entertaining way that keeps peoples interest. This is why we keep our groups small so interaction is easy. We are glad you were able to hit the highlights of LA See you next time.
Great way to see the key sights in LA
Janine_G, Sept 2022
Bing was excellent and shared her knowledge and passion for LA. Prompt pick up, nice lunch stop at the farmer's market and great recommendations for lunch! Bottled water given out during the trip was a nice touch.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Janine, Thanks for writing this review. You are right, that Bing is passionate about LA. The knowledge is an accumulation of being a local for over 40 years and working in tourism industry. The Farmers Market is an amazing place for lunch with over 40 small family owned restaurants with food from around the world. The weather can get hot here in southern California this is why our vehicles have high roofs and are fully air-conditioned and water is provided to our guests. Happy travels!
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