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Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) Tours and Activities

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Comprising a series of manmade canals located just steps from Venice Beach, the Venice Canals are one of LA’s loveliest attractions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since the 1980s, the Venice Canal District dates to 1905 and was built by a local developer seeking to recreate the romantic ambiance of Italy.

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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice
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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice

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Ideal for visitors with a limited amount of time in the city, this tour allows you to see the highlights of Los Angeles in a single day. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a good view of the “Hollywood” sign, cruise Rodeo Drive, walk on the Santa Monica Pier, and much more. A private guide picks you up and returns you to your hotel or Airbnb and offers insight about the city throughout the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.00
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US$220.00
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Private Tour of Los Angeles in a Luxury SUV/Minivan. Experienced Tour Guides.

Private Tour of Los Angeles in a Luxury SUV/Minivan. Experienced Tour Guides.

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We invite you to spend a day in Los Angeles on a private tour in a luxury minivan which can seat up to 7 passengers with energetic and charismatic tour guide. Unwind and relax as you passing through the mansions of celebrities in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Your dreams will come true as you drive through scenic streets of LA to see Hollywood sign, find your favorite stars on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood and and get a cup of coffee or juice at a celebrities' hot spot. This will be a tour you will remember forever. It's a private tour, so you can customize it however you want. We always consider our clients' interests in special requests.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$650.00
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US$650.00
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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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US$79.00
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US$79.00
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Experience our city in the most exclusive way you can. With the #1 guest-rated private tour company on TripAdvisor. From pick up at your hotel/rental, we show you all the iconic sights in our city, including the BEST VIEW of the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Dr., Santa Monica, Venice and Hollywood. From soft drinks to phone chargers, we leave nothing to chance. Our impassioned desire is to leave you with a collection of wonderfully fun, life-long memories of our fascinating city. Our guides take tremendous pride in making friends every time they guide a family through our city and they glow often when our client's feedback is filled with compliments calling them, fun, creative, attentive or simply amazing. As the #1 private tour company in the city, our goal is to provide an experience, not just a tour. But do not take our word for it, take a look at our amazing reviews! Book now as our tours tend to sell out!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$590.00
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US$590.00
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

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Get an intimate look at the diverse neighborhoods of LA during this small-group cycling exploration. Join a group of no more than 10 riders for a 32-mile (51-kilometer) adventure through areas like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills, listening to insightful and entertaining stories from your guide as you cycle. During the trip, you’ll also stop in Venice Beach, where you can buy lunch, and take a guided walking tour of historic Greystone Mansion. A hybrid road bike, safety equipment, and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$162.00
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US$162.00
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Santa Monica & Venice Bike Tour

Santa Monica & Venice Bike Tour

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Let us do the work by joining our Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour, letting you relax and enjoy the quintessential L.A. pastime, cycling the area on a Beach Cruiser. That way you can experience the famous boardwalk and canals, go to some hidden spots that only locals like us know of and learn about the history of the famous neighborhoods you’re passing through. We’ll have your bicycles ready when you arrive for the Santa Monica and Venice Bike tour, then we’ll head down to the beach. The tour passes by famous Santa Monica Pier, before stopping at Muscle Beach. Then we cycle to the beautiful canals. There’s a stop on hip Abbot Kinney Boulevard for juice or coffee, before we head up Main St. Our final stop is Santa Monica City Hall and Tongva Park. * Tour starts 10am daily * Bicycle hire included in price * Children under 5 y.o. can go in a child’s seat (at own expense)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

Private Romantic Tour in Historic Venice Canals

Private Romantic Tour in Historic Venice Canals

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Ready to ride in the canals of Venice, Los Angeles? We will be rowing canoes down these famous Los Angeles waterways while learning about the rich history of the Venice of America. This experience is great for couples, pairs and small groups. We will meet at the canals, board the canoes, and then do a 1-hour boat tour with a history of Venice.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour

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Santa Monica is one of the best neighborhoods to explore by bike with its colorful characters, sights and sounds. Since it's also an artistic and creative area of LA, this tour seizes the opportunity to introduce you to legal graffiti street galleries and the best of the local sculpture and architecture. Clocking in at nearly three hours long, this two-wheeled adventure will leave your legs a bit more toned and your stomach ready for lunch.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.60
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US$73.60

Lost Souls of Hollywood Blvd: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Lost Souls of Hollywood Blvd: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a group of three podcasters turned ghostly tour guides through your smartphone! With 16 points of interest on this 1.5 mile tour, you'll visit a number of famous locations and hear about the history behind Hollywood Blvd's haunted locations and lost souls. Haunted highlights include the Knickerbocker, Hollywood Pacific & Pantages Theatres, Boardner's by La Belle and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$5.00
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3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

3 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

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Spend three hours pedaling around Venice Beach like a local: on a beach cruiser. With the bike, helmet, water, and bike basket to store your belongings, you can follow your guide on a tour designed to show you the best of the area. Ride along the Santa Monica bike path, making stops to see the highlights and learning about the area's history and culture through guided commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.77
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US$70.77
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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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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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L.A. Highlights Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles

L.A. Highlights Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience our city in the most exclusive way you can. With the #1 guest-rated private tour company on TripAdvisor. From pick up at your hotel/rental, we show you all the iconic sights in our city, including the BEST VIEW of the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Dr., Santa Monica, Venice and Hollywood. From soft drinks to phone chargers, we leave nothing to chance. Our impassioned desire is to leave you with a collection of wonderfully fun, life-long memories of our fascinating city. Our guides take tremendous pride in making friends every time they guide a family through our city and they glow often when our client's feedback is filled with compliments calling them, fun, creative, attentive or simply amazing. As the #1 private tour company in the city, our goal is to provide an experience, not just a tour. But do not take our word for it, take a look at our amazing reviews! Book now as our tours tend to sell out!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$290.00
Price varies by group size
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US$290.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Coastal Tour of Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu

Private Coastal Tour of Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu

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If you’re staying in inner-city LA and on a tight schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to get out to the city’s vibrant coastal neighborhoods. Instead of hiring a car or planning a complicated chain of buses and trains, this flexible sightseeing tour fits into any schedule. Get picked up at a time that works for you and drive around Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Malibu in a luxury SUV, your guide on hand to point out the quirky and beautiful highlights of each neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$243.56
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US$243.56
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Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu
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Private LA Coast Tour and Beach Day/Scenic Hike: Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu

This private tour for up to 6 guests is a unique blend of sightseeing along the most naturally beautiful parts of Los Angeles and seaside relaxation. There are excellent photo opportunities at every location, gorgeous beaches, plenty of time to enjoy the sea, and a guide to let you know more about the special history of these mythical seaside neighborhoods. You can stay or stop in famous seaside attractions according to your interests while having the guide's full attention to your needs. Start your tour at the Venice Canals and Boardwalk, take a walk through picturesque Santa Monica Pier, go to Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach for a taste of the Malibu lifestyle, then have a relaxing afternoon by the sea at Point Dume, which offers beaches, hiking trails and incredible views. This private tour includes free pickup from your hotel or AirBNB, use of a cooler with snacks and drinks, beach chairs and towels to enjoy the sea, and live tour commentary from your personal driver guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$189.75
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US$189.75
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2 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

2 Hour Venice Beach Bike Tour

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Bohemian Venice Beach is a city within a city, home to artists and writers, bodybuilders and techies. To really experience this quirky neighborhood, try this guided Venice Beach bike tour, and check out the neighborhood's top sights, in just a couple hours. See everything from the Pacific Ocean and canals, to street vendors and Muscle Beach. Add an optional craft beer and hors d'oeuvres experience at the Venice Beach Suites for a tasty end to your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.52
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US$60.52

The Ultimate Venice Beach Experience

The Ultimate Venice Beach Experience

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This is the ultimate Venice Beach experience! Explore the boardwalk, lift weights at Muscle Beach (or just watch others do it!), visit the skate park and stroll along the famed canals as you learn the history of this most remarkable community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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Full Day Private and Custom Los Angeles Beaches and City Tour

Full Day Private and Custom Los Angeles Beaches and City Tour

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If you want to see it all during your visit to Los Angeles, this private and fully customizable 7-hour full day tour is the perfect opportunity.  On the city-side, see Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  Then travel west to take in the scenic beauty of Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Malibu.  You're guaranteed a tried and true highly-rated industry professional guide that's fully licensed and passionate about showcasing our amazing cities. *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 7 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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$568.30
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US$568.30
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Go Legendary Custom City Sightseeing [Private Tour]

Go Legendary Custom City Sightseeing [Private Tour]

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Los Angeles is a huge sprawl of a city. There’s such an overwhelming amount of amazing things to do, it can often be intimidating. This often leads to settling on mediocre, safe, run of the mill activities and tours. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time to LA, it’s all about finding that fresh, unique experience tailored to you. Whatever your interests, we can help you plan it, book it and/or guide it! We will discuss your activity desires and put together an absolutely LEGENDARY City Adventure for you. The options are limitless. Once you are booked, we can consult to build your completely unique Go Legendary Adventure. Activity Examples: Cultural: Museums & Galleries Sports Live Music Events: Concerts, Music Venues, Under the Radar Live Music Entertainment: Studio Tours, Live Tapings, Special Movie Events, Live Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Opera, Ballet History Architecture Film Locations Shopping Neighborhoods & Amazing Houses
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$185.00
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US$185.00
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Bike from Santa Monica to Venice with a Private Guide

Bike from Santa Monica to Venice with a Private Guide

Enjoy a half day bike trip with a private guide along the beach boardwalk from Santa Monica to Venice. On your Private Biking Tour from Santa Monica to Venice Boardwalk you'll explore LA's beaches close up and personally. This private tour is a great way for a family to explore Santa Monica and Venice and is a gentle 6 mile round trip tour on bike paths and boardwalks. The canals form a grid with 6 waterways and three residential islands. Bikes aren't allowed on the canals so you'll walk this part of the tour and pass by some fabulous LA architecture. Along the way, you'll stop for a light snack or drink to enjoy, before continuing your trip.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$230.00
Price varies by group size
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US$230.00
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Venice Beach Private Tour

Venice Beach Private Tour

Each neighbourhood in the vast city of Los Angeles has its own unique vibe, with visitors and locals arriving coming from all corners of the world making it a much sought after, culturally diverse destination. A melting pot of old, new, classic and modern is mixed together to make up Venice Beach where you’ll get a local’s insight into one of America’s most famous beach neighbourhoods. The vibrant maze of streets and multi layers of culture of Venice Beach can be confusing to a first-time visitor. To make the most of this exciting day out the best way to visit this buzzing neighbourhood is with a local expert guide who can take you on a private walking tour. Your private walking tour will capture the diverse mix that is Venice and discover that the history of this district is as just as interesting as the people and celebrity-watching. Sustainable business is an important focal point in Venice where luxury and high end have morphed with the famous barefoot Californian vibe.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145.00
Price varies by group size
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US$145.00
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Venice Boardwalk & Canals Walking Tour

Venice Boardwalk & Canals Walking Tour

Experience Venice Beach! Let's walk the famous canals that once supported the area’s title of “Venice of America,” see the bungalow courts that house the creatives, and join the chaotic beauty that is the Venice Boardwalk! This glimpse into Venice’s past and journey through its lively present cannot be missed--step into the dream-turned-reality of Venice Beach and feel the energy for yourself!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00

Private Rickshaw Tour of Santa Monica and LA with lunch included

Private Rickshaw Tour of Santa Monica and LA with lunch included

We will offer you a truly local experience, with a personalized tour given by a local guide and a delicious lunch in the end of the tour using organic and local ingredients prepared by a long-time Venice sandwich shop. You will have a nice ride through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas. You will enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a local guide. We will take 2 people per Rickshaw.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$300.00
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US$300.00
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Private Tour: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Venice w/ driver/guide

Private Tour: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Venice w/ driver/guide

There is so much to see in Los Angeles that we will start off with a comfortable pick up with your chauffeur and licensed driver/guide. During this private full day tour you will visit unique sites like Beverly Hills, the famous Hollywood sign, The Walk of Fame and of course the beaches: Santa Monica and Venice. You can customise the itinerary with your driver/guide in case you are interested in visiting a particular place during your tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$599.46
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 23 Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) costs USD 5.00. Guided Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 23 Venice Canals (Venice Canal Historic District) tickets and tours on Viator.
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