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

  • 7-hour tour combining the beach towns of Venice and Santa Monica with the highlights of Hollywood and Beverly Hills
  • Stroll along the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and Venice Beach Boardwalk
  • See Hollywood landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills
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Los Angeles Highlights Tour: Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills
From US$149.00
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.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Los Angeles to begin your full-day tour of the city's top attractions and suburbs by air-conditioned minivan. You’ll begin with a morning tour of LA beaches followed by an afternoon tour of the landmarks of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Your first destination is the century-old Santa Monica Pier, which provides expansive views of the sandy coastline and the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the history of the amusement rides before taking a stroll along the Third Street Promenade, an open-air shopping district filled with boutiques and name-brand stores in downtown Santa Monica.

Back aboard the minivan, drive to another waterfront favorite — the Venice Beach Boardwalk, birthplace of extreme skateboarding and a hotbed of counter-culture quirkiness. Enjoy people watching and soak up the bohemian vibe as you admire more ocean views and watch the many street performers. Your guide will regale you with stories about Venice’s former inhabitants like Jim Morrison while you take note of Muscle Beach's eccentric crowd.

Next, take a 1-hour break for lunch (own expense) at The Grove shopping center next to LA's popular Farmers Market, and then start the afternoon portion of your tour.

Learn about the entertainment industry en route to Hollywood, where you’ll set eyes on the Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre), home to the Academy Awards. Stop at the opulent TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly called Grauman’s Chinese Theatre) on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, where more than 2,500 stars line the sidewalk. Pass the 4,310-acre (1,740-hectare) Griffith Park and the restored movie palace of El Capitan Theatre, and enjoy views of the downtown skyline and the Hollywood Sign, a cultural icon marking the Hollywood Hills.

As you drive down the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, glimpse the Viper Room — a legendary nightclub — and the world-famous Whiskey a Go Go, former host to rock bands like Led Zeppelin and The Doors. Cruise past the notorious Chateau Marmont, a celebrity favorite, on Sunset Boulevard as you make your way to Beverly Hills.

While you drive down the palm-lined avenues, your guide will point out the mansions of the rich and famous, as well as the legendary hotels they frequent like the Beverly Hilton, the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Wilshire, featured in the movie Pretty Woman. Then cruise down Rodeo Drive and past the designer stores of the Golden Triangle on Wilshire Boulevard.

Your tour ends when you return to your starting point.
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Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Literally, You'll See All of LA!

Literally could not have been better! Zach was a great tour guide. We hit all the places I wanted to see and I never felt rushed at all! This tour has a perfect balance of tour guide time to learn about the area and also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Storyteller713552
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A great intro to LA

We only had one day to explore and we are so glad we picked this tour. Our guide, Tony Lee, treated us to his encyclopedia like knowledge of all things LA. This tour was quite intimate- only 5 that day which made the entire experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dov53
Reviewed 17 September 2018
What a wonderful tour !!!

A fantastic full day L.A. Highlights tour, hosted by the very knowledgeable Josh. You will struggle to get a better tour that does so much. We were picked up from our hotel and headed straight out of town, stopping in Malibu for a photo. Then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dreamer124271
Reviewed 26 August 2018
See all of LA in style

My family took the LA Highlighs tour with Tony today and had the best time! Tony was informative and told us lots of interesting facts during our tour. Not only did the adults enjoy but my two children, ages 12 and 10 had a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Kerri A
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Awesome Experience!!!

This tour was awesome! We came to LA to celebrate our upcoming 28th Anniversary. This was the first time we had taken an all-day (7 hour) tour and Josh did not disappoint! He was so friendly and knowledgeable. He gave such great historical information as...More

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Shana W
7 May 2018|
Response from anothersidetours | Property representative |
This tour meets at our office on La Cienega Blvd. which is near Becerly Hills. An advance reservation is required.
5 May 2018|
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Response from MTopping64 | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was very relaxed with the amount of time we spent in each location but kept us on track so we wouldn’t miss anything.
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