Santa Monica

Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

Badge of ExcellenceSanta Monica, United States

From $89.25

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit many of Los Angeles’s highlights and landmarks on one fun and convenient outing. Learn about LA history and culture—its historic filming locations and crime scenes, celebrity homes and trendy restaurants—from a narrator as you traverse the city in a convertible bus. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, a farmer's market for lunch, and the Hollywood Sign on this easy and affordable tour.
  • Experience Los Angeles’s top highlights on a four-stop convertible bus tour
  • Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, and the Hollywood Sign
  • Enjoy a delicious fresh lunch at one of LA’s famous farmer’s markets
  • Make the most of limited time with this fun and affordable excursion

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Safe Luggage Storage Available
  • Cost of Lunch Not Included

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 1654 Ocean Ave
    1654 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

    Meet us at Poseidon Surf Shop, just a block south of the Santa Monica Pier on Ocean Ave.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

***PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PICKUP TIME- IT IS PRIOR TO THE TOUR DEPARTURE TIME*** Pickup times vary based on hotel you are located. --Marina Del Rey Hotels are picked up 40 minutes before tour start time. --Venice Beach Hotels pickup 30 minutes before tour start time. --Local Santa Monica Hotels are picked up roughly 15 minutes before tour start time. Please call us with any questions.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Walking is Recommended at stops, but not required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Foldable wheelchair can be stored on vehicle, however wheelchair lifts are unavailable and passenger must be able to get in and out of vehicle with assistance from family, friends.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

There are better tours but they cost more and/or take more time.
An excellent tour of the major tourist attractions if you are short on time.
Sitting in back was very chilly and windy on freeway Moved up front, much better.
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Good tour, needs a few touches
Raj_R, Mar 2023
Knowledgeable guide, well spoken, understandable, took care of us One bad thing was with no windows and a strong wind, it became pretty cool and the blankets looked terrible
Fantastic tour, great host, entertaining
Henry_M, Mar 2023
Fantastic tour of Hollywood and Beverley hills with B. Such a Fun day out and her stories are so entertaining. We had a fab day. Would recommend to anyone, especially from Scotland.
Could have been better
Jess_P, Feb 2023
Bus needs some TLC, not in the best shape. Not the best guide for this tour - nice, funny but quickly became annoying. Guide pulled a few illegal turns which was worrisome
Basic tour. We enjoyed our day.
Jacey_J, Feb 2023
It was a good tour. We'll worth the money. It was a stress-free and entertaining experience. It was cold on our tour day and they supplied blankets to us. We got to see lots of iconic sights in one day. There was lots of time at each stop to explore on our own. I would definitely do it again. My only notes would be that the tour guide was a little PG at times which we didnt mind. He was funny. But I'm not sure I would find it funny as a parent. The vehicle was very dated and seats stained.
Worth it!
Logan_A, Feb 2023
It was a great experience, everything major between cities you get to see, staff very knowledgeable and also give great recommendations for places in the areas, plenty of time to explore. Great cost wise, saves on you having to drive through each town and the tour gives some hidden gem places!
Great Tour
Ilyssa_I, Jan 2023
We had a blast! Our driver knew his stuff, was funny and super accommodating! We would and will suggest to friends.
Hollywood hills and...
Jenni_S, Jan 2023
Hollywood hills and Venice beach. The bus was dirty and had a huge leak in the middle of the roof, so we got very wet. My seatbelt didn’t work. The company should provide ponchos in wet weather. Kelly our driver was nice but she missed the mark on the age group of the bus .
A great tour with a fantastic tour guide!
Matthew_B, Jan 2023
An enjoyable time was had on the LA & Hollywood tour. Our guide, Bee was amazing, really friendly & knowledgeable! I would 100% recommend this tour ☺️
Best tour highly recommend
MICHELLE_N, Dec 2022
Kelly was very knowledgeable of all the tours different location . Hollywood homes and sign were fantastic
Book Chad!
Mary_M, Dec 2022
Chad was so much fun! Great way to get an overview of LA! Best part was the stop at Rodeo! Would recommend this tour to everyone.
At last.
Ian_L, Dec 2022
We had a difficult start as we were forgotten about on the pick and then the rebooked one forgot us too!! That was Saturday gone but we were able to be collected on Sunday morning and we received great customer service as our fees were refunded in full. Zac was a great guide and we enjoyed his sense of humour and his insights into the neighbourhoods and people. Great for folk basing themselves in Santa Monica rather that in LA itself. Open air bus was good even in November - but chilly, but watch your hats!!
Perfect organized,...
Leo_S, Nov 2022
Perfect organized, friendly and just in time. Our guid Bi(Bee) were professional by managing LA traffic and answering our questions in the same time. She realy knows all about celebrities in LA. Thanks for changeable time BR Leo
Awesome tour
Semone_R, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Gio was awesome. Not only did he show us all the great sights of LA, he had great jokes.
Highly recommend
Sabrina_L, Nov 2022
Kelly was an amazing guide. She was funny, knowledgeable, and a good driver. We saw so much of the area that I never would have been able to see in a day on my own. The farmers market was amazing!!
Crystal_L, Nov 2022
We had a great time our tour guide was awsome she was funny and very informational. Only thing I would change is have little more time at the farmers market and the walk if fame.
Loved it!
Andrea_H, Nov 2022
Great tour with very interactive guide. Saw so many things we wouldn't have been able to get to on our own.
Great time seeing LA in 5 hours
Amanda_W, Nov 2022
Great tour for first time in LA on a limited schedule! Our guide was great, very funny and knowledgeable. Just a note, the vehicle is open, so bring a sweater with you, but if you forget, they provide blankets. I would recommend this tour
Chepeka_M, Oct 2022
Chad was Great and very informative. It was a Great tour. I loved that we got time to get out and see the city!
Great way to sightsee
Tina_G, Oct 2022
Our driver was really funny and very informative. Knew a lot about the history of things we saw! The truck was a bit ratty but it got us through the Hollywood Hills! Saw many more things then the listed tour
Celebrity home tour
Sarav_S, Oct 2022
Celebrity homes in baverly hills, brentwood and bellair. Knowledge of driver was incredible. Definately worth a trip.