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“A great way to see L.A.!”

A Magical History Tour
Ranked #6 of 37 Tours in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The only Beatles tour of Los Angeles. We visit 25+ places that are Beatles connected - Where they lived, hung out, recorded, played etc. The hostess is not only from Liverpool, but also a Beatles news reporter.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 8 April 2014

As a first-timer to L.A., this was a much nicer way to see the sights than on a big, impersonal bus tour. Gillian has good knowledge of Beatles history, and can find her way around better than we could ever have hoped if we set out on our own! Lots of interesting things to see. I especially loved the meditation gardens.

Thanks Gillian, for a most enjoyable day, rain and all! We'll look you up again if we are back in town.

Robin & John

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

It was a real treat to have you both on the tour. The weather was a washout, but you were a lot of fun and I'm glad we hooked up.
Thank you.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

We've been fans of Gillian Lomax since listening to her newsy news reports on Breakfast with the Beatles - Gillian is the PERFECT person to lead a tour of all things Beatles in Los Angeles. From the beach house in Malibu where John spent his Lost Weekend to the places the Beatles lived, played, recorded and partied -- it's amazing. I took my eighteen year old daughter and her out of town friend for an incredible day. And it's not ONLY the Beatles that you'll learn about - Gillian has knowledge of all things and people rock and roll. Gillian's fearless pursuit of making the tour memorable includes fantastic tales of her driving in to open Beatle residence gates -- Seriously - she is a dynamo. And to have all her knowledge delivered with her Liverpudlian accent makes it all the more delicious. This is truly a unique, spectacular experience. Don't miss it!

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Such a perfect day. Thank you Elaine for not only bringing yourself, Lily and Emma on the tour, but for writing this marvelous review. All 3 of you were a joy to be around and the time just flew by.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Magical history tour is the best Tour in L.A. Glad we took the time to check it out. Book us on the next one GIllian, you should have been the 5th Beatle. Good luck with your tours. Rob n Emma. Perth Australia

Thank Rob674
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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thanks Rob. Nice of you to say I should have been the 5th Beatle....your wit matches those from Liverpool which is lovely and refreshing. I hope you and Emma come on the tour again the next. time you pass through LA.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Yes, Gillian's tours are awesome!! I've been on one of her tours before, and it's a wonderful time exploring all the LA sites made famous in Beatles history-- as well as many "little-known" sites that only a Beatles insider would know about. During the tour, she tells us stories about why that site is so notable. It's a great time of not only getting to know fellow Beatles fans, but our Beatles tour guide as well. I would highly recommend taking this tour if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed and will leave knowing lots more Beatles trivia and tidbits than before.

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you Debbie. With you being such a Beatles fan I am so glad you learned a few things from taking the tour. Thanks for the great review and taking time to come on the tour with all the other ladies. Francisco was happily overwhelmed. A splendid time indeed.

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We read the other reviews and decided to give Gillian a call VERY early on a Sunday morning to see if she gave tours on a Sunday. She was such a good sport about it and agreed to take us on what turned out to be the best day out ever! We went everywhere and anywhere Beatles related, but she was also showing us all the other stuff in between. She was so entertaining and completely spontaneous with her witty commentary! I never laughed so hard! It is not like those quick fly-by tours where you are crowded into some ridiculous tour bus that everyone can see coming a mile away. It was comfortable and discreet and we even stopped for lunch and dinner! You won't be disappointed for a minute, I promise! Cheers Gillian! I hope we meet again for another best day out!

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Gilly041, Owner at A Magical History Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2014

Thank you Jayne. I had so much fun with you and your friends that it was worth being woken up so early from your phone call. Hope that you all come back to LA and we meet again.

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