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Venice Beach Tours

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Venice Beach
Known for its free-spirited vibe, Venice Beach is a happening, upscale outlier of Los Angeles, fronted by the iconic Venice Boardwalk, officially known as the Ocean Front Walk. Encounters with pickup basketball teams, fortune tellers, and roller skating sunseekers are pretty much guaranteed—especially on hot Southern California summer days. Beyond the sand, visit the skate park, the famous Muscle Beach outdoor gym, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, featuring trendy restaurants, stylish boutiques, galleries, and cafés. 

The Basics
Travelers love strolling Venice Beach to take in the bohemian boardwalk and its brightly colored murals, funky shops, and street performers, including the Sunday afternoon drum circle. A hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to explore Venice Beach on your own schedule, while renting bikes or roller skates enables you to cover more ground—and blend in with the locals. This sandy spot is typically visited on Los Angeles city sightseeing tours and is sometimes paired with a stop in Santa Monica.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Venice Beach is a must-see for sun worshippers looking to experience Southern California’s beach scene.
  • Venice Beach offers a number of shops, restaurants, and cafes for travelers interested in souvenirs and dining.
  • Accessible parking, picnic tables, and restrooms are available; visit a lifeguard stand to inquire about beach wheelchair rentals.

How to Get There
Venice Beach is located southeast of Santa Monica, along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway. Street parking can be found along the beach and on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and there are also a few parking lots.

When to Get There
Venice Beach is a public outdoor beach, open 365 days a year. It’s busiest on Sundays and less crowded on weekdays. Temperatures can reach up to 100°F (38°C) in summer, while average winter temperatures are about 60°F (15°C).

Prominent Residents of Venice Beach 
Notable Venice homeowners include Hollywood stars Julia Roberts, Viggo Mortensen, Kate Beckinsale, Rutger Hauer, Anjelica Huston, and Elijah Wood. Actor Robert Downey Jr. kept an apartment on the boardwalk during the 1990s, and decades before, musician Jim Morrison met Ray Manzarek and formed the Doors while living in Venice. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acting career began after he became a regular bodybuilder at Venice’s famous Gold’s Gym. And restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has owned and operated restaurants here since the 1990s.
Address: Pacific Coast Highway, Venice 90291, USA
Hours: Open 24 hrs daily
Admission: Free
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles

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See the hotspots around Santa Monica and Venice Beach on this tour by air-conditioned coach. Led by a local guide, make stops at the Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, Venice’s Muscle Beach, the luxury homes of Malibu and more. Your guide provides fun and factual commentary about Los Angeles as you take in the views and top attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
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US$109.00
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Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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Discover Los Angeles on your own terms thanks to this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus excursion covering the city’s top highlights. Enjoy the sun from the open top of your bus, offering 360-degree vistas of the surrounding landmarks. Best of all, your hop-on, hop-off excursion covers more than 50 locations throughout the city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood and downtown L.A. You can also choose between a 24-, 48-, and 72-hour ticket options and plenty of convenient departures, thanks to its 365-days-a-year operation schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.00
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US$49.00
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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
Price varies by group size
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US$243.56
Price varies by group size
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Beaches and More

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.00
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US$89.00
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The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Explore Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond on this all-day guided excursion from Anaheim, downtown L.A., or North Hollywood. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with a knowledgeable guide and experience classic sites and neighborhoods like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, Memorial Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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US$89.00

Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Go sightseeing in Los Angeles at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off tour by double-decker bus. From the glamour of Hollywood to the beaches of the Pacific coast, you can choose where to explore in depth by hopping off the bus. Select either a 1-day or 2-day ticket that covers both the Hollywood Loop and the Beach Loop with onboard commentary along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Venice Beach, CA WalkingTour

Venice Beach, CA WalkingTour

This tour is given by a local travel agent who is a native Angelino who grew up in the area and spent many a summer's day on the beach around the neighborhood! This is a low impact, light stroll, very easy walk to enjoy with someone who knows the neighborhood and is off the beaten path!
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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US$19.24
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US$19.24

Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, tick off iconic LA sights such as Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Sunset Strip, and many more. Amend your itinerary according to your preferences and stop for as long or as little as you like at iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$265.65
Price varies by group size
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US$265.65
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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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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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US$41.03

Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

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Customize your tour during and make the most of your layover in Los Angeles. Your tour guide meets you at the airport and takes you to discover the city in just 4 to 5 hours. Explore 3 iconic locations: see Beverly Hills, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Boulevard or any other destination on the list. Your guide makes sure you’re dropped off in time for your connecting flight.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$400.00
per group
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US$400.00
per group
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Beaches, Hollywood, Beverly HIlls, Stars' Homes - Hotel Pick up - Anaheim or LA

Beaches, Hollywood, Beverly HIlls, Stars' Homes - Hotel Pick up - Anaheim or LA

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Explore Los Angeles on a day tour that takes you from Hollywood to Venice Beach and all the top destinations in between. Traveling with a guide, you'll pass through Beverly Hills to see Rodeo Drive, check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Sign, drive by Sunset Boulevard, spot some celebrity homes, stop at the Santa Monica Pier, and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$780.00
per group
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US$780.00
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Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

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Discover the best of Los Angeles during this 7-hour highlights trip covering Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Skip the hassles of driving in traffic as your expert guide helps you sample all that LA has to offer. First head to the beach to explore Santa Monica Pier and counterculture vibes of Venice. Then spend the afternoon discovering iconic Hollywood sights like the Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre. Finish the day amidst the designer boutiques and celebrities of Beverly Hills. A guide, snacks and air-conditioned minivan transport are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$159.00
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US$159.00
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

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Explore one of America’s coolest cities on a highlights tour of Los Angeles. During this 7-hour tour, visit cool neighborhoods such as Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Santa Monica as well as iconic landmarks like the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Sign. Drive around the ‘City of Angels’ in an air-conditioned coach and listen to live commentary on board from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$183.59
Price varies by group size
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US$183.59
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VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Day Tour

VIP Hollywood and Beverly Hills Day Tour

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Have Fun Tours has been in business for over 12 years. As native Californians, we have extensive knowledge of local tourist spots and hidden gems. We leverage our familiarity with the places where we tour to create a one-of-a-kind VIP experience for you and your loved ones. We tap into our network of reputable companies, popular theme parks, and influential people in Hollywood and surrounding areas to provide you with exclusive travel deals. Aside from public tours, we offer special private trips that feature once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. We always come up with new ways to design tours that match your thirst for adventure. With the Hollywood Tour, the coup d'etat is our stop by the live outdoor taping of a TV show, Access Hollywood, hosted by our dear friend, Mario Lopez. This is limited to Wednesdays through the end of the year until January 1, 2020 when it will be available M - F. We also offer SPANISH speaking tours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
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US$130.00

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

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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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US$195.00
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Full-Day Los Angeles Tour with Cupcake Tasting and Museum Trip

Full-Day Los Angeles Tour with Cupcake Tasting and Museum Trip

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Want to cover a lot of ground in one day in Los Angeles? This comprehensive tour provides the perfect overview. Search for Hollywood stars on a guided walk, hop on a public bus to the Farmers Market and Beverly Hills, and bicycle to Venice Beach from Santa Monica. Your sightseeing itinerary includes admission to the Paley Center for Media plus insightful commentary on LA's major landmarks and lesser-known gems, from UCLA to Rodeo Drive. Get a feel for local life on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$123.80
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US$123.80
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All Day LA Hollywood & Beach Tour

All Day LA Hollywood & Beach Tour

This Tour is a Special Experience featuring Best Tour Guide, most informative and entertaining fun Tour in Los Angeles. Don't Leave LA Without It.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.95
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US$119.95

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

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
per group
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US$590.00
per group
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DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

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Touring a city in a large group often brings the hassle of waiting around for people and going to places of little interest. This private guided tour of Los Angeles is exclusively for you and your party and takes you to all of the city's top sights, from Hollywood to Santa Monica, and Malibu, and to only the places you are interested in.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$767.95
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US$767.95
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 Los Angeles and Hollywood 5-Hours Private Shore Excursion Tour.

Los Angeles and Hollywood 5-Hours Private Shore Excursion Tour.

Avoid the cruise ship crowds and overstuffed bus tours on your day in Los Angeles. Take a private shore excursion into the city instead, one that caters specifically to what you and your small group want to see. Rather than tying yourself down to a rigid itinerary, customize your shore time to suit your tastes. Sightseers can head into Hollywood, shoppers can explore the stores on Rodeo Drive, science buffs can enjoy the California Science Center, and sun-seekers can stop by beach cities like Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$349.00
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US$349.00
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Elite Los Angeles Private Tour

Elite Los Angeles Private Tour

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This is a special all-encompassing Elite Tour of Los Angeles, given by an exclusive tour guide in a luxury vehicle. Its not just a tour, its a concierge-level experience of a lifetime.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,024.62
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US$1,024.62
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Full-Day Small-Group Los Angeles Tour By Luxury SUV

Full-Day Small-Group Los Angeles Tour By Luxury SUV

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Explore Los Angeles on a full-day tour that covers the best of the sprawling city. Hear commentary from your guide as you take in Muscle Beach, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier, then cruise through Hollywood to the Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese Theater, and Dolby Theater. Get a look at Beverly Hills' celebrity mansions, Rodeo Drive, and the Sunset Strip. Continue to downtown Los Angeles to view landmarks like Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Live, Bradbury Building, and more. Ideal for travelers with limited time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.00
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US$129.00

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

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Discover Los Angeles without the hassle of driving during this full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and spend the day exploring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park Observatory.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,012.50
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US$1,012.50
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Venice Beach hours of operation?
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Venice Beach hours of operation: Open 24 hrs daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Venice Beach?

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