This really was a small group - only the two of us!! Chris was our tour guide and after half an hour with him it felt like we were being shown around the sites of L.A. by a friend. We saw everything that we wanted to see and Chris was so knowledgeable about everywhere we went and all of the things we saw. It was a relaxed, amusing, fun tour that I would recommend to everyone visiting L.A. - particularly if you are time limited as we were. Thank you, Chris
Pick up point was a bit of a nightmare getting to. Cost 40 Dollars in a taxi for about a 4-mile drive. Would have needed to take three buses to get there and as we didn't know the area opted for the taxi. Had we have known the price we might not have!! Anyway, once there and our other guests, total of 3 plus us 2 we headed off for our tour of Los Angeles. Andrew our tour guide was fantastic, pointing out all the different sights and catering for everyone's individual requests. We started out at Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Farmers Market, Hollywood Walk of Fame and so much more. A really enjoyable day, plus Andrew kindly dropped us back at our hotel, which was close by to the end of our tour anyway!!!
Andrew was absolutely fabulous! Not only was he highly informative with a remarkable knowledge of the history of LA, he tailored the tour to suit us. We expressed interest in seeing other areas that were not specifically planned on the tour and he catered for us without difficulty. We couldn't have asked for a better tour or tour director. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.
Our tour guide Ryan did an excellent job. This private tour had just my husband and I on it so it was possible to personalize the tour and see what we wanted to see. We especially enjoyed our trip to Doheny Greystone Park as my husband is a contractor and could really appreciate the workmanship and architecture of the mansion. Ryan was very flexible and accommodating. My husband and I don't usually have lunch so he grabbed a quick bite for himself while we were able to explore Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater. Since we did not want to shop he was able to make up that time by taking us directly back to our hotel. All of these extra personal touches added up to an amazing tour!
This tour was outstanding and ten stars would be more appropriate. Our guides Andrew Renslow and Ryan whom Andrew was mentoring as a new guide were off the charts. My wife has mobility issues and they treated her like their mother. We have traveled abroad with tour guides but these guys were exceptional. We gave them what we considered a good tip but somehow felt they deserved more.
Their knowledge of the LA area is excellent and was frank with no PR BS. They provided us with options and the ability to reasonably modify our tour which made it so very personal. Besides seeing the sites noted in the description, we were able to include others. We have shared out experiences with family and friends and emphasize that if you want to know and experience the Hollywood and Beverly Hill along with the historical beach scene of Venice Beach and Santa Monica this is the tour to take. You will be blown away.
PS: Ask them to take you to where you can kiss Marilyn Monroe while she is next to Hugh Heffner
First let me say this trip was better than a 5 star, best way to see many sights with the information about each. Our tour ended up being private since there wasn't anyone else booked. Our guide, Andrew, was wonderful. He was interesting, energetic and highly knowledgeable along our journey. Great memories!