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Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

By Guideline Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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€81.10
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Departure Point: Hotels located in Downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood *If you're not staying in Downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood, please call for nearest pick up to your your location. Dates: Daily
  • Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA Departure Point: Hotels located in Downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood *If you're not staying in Downtown Los Angeles or Hollywood, please call for nearest pick up to your your location. Dates: Daily
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17527P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Grand City Tour of Los Angeles
  • We adhere to all state and local mandated Covid safety guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Grand City Tour of Los Angeles?
How much is Grand City Tour of Los Angeles?
Grand City Tour of Los Angeles price starts from €81.20. Discover and book Grand City Tour of Los Angeles on Tripadvisor
What is the Grand City Tour of Los Angeles cancellation policy?
Grand City Tour of Los Angeles cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Grand City Tour of Los Angeles on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Grand City Tour of Los Angeles?
Grand City Tour of Los Angeles is hosted by Guideline Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Guideline Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Grand City Tour of Los Angeles on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17527P2

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Downtown Historic District
  • 1
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • 2
    Griffith Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sunset Strip
  • 4
    Beverly Hills
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Rodeo Drive
  • 5
    The Original Farmers Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Koreatown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

leanne k
leanne k
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Amazing
My sister and I booked a tour when we visited LA. We did the 4 hour morning tour with Bing. Bing was awesome. She
277rodneyw
277rodneyw
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Trip around Los Angeles
We had a great guide and she knew so much about the city, the history and where the biggest attractions were. We s
Oehouston11
Oehouston11
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Afternoon in LA.
Our guide, Jim was excellent. He quickly caught on that our son was a music fan and tailored the trip a bit so he c
marlony81
marlony81
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Bing is AMAZING!!!!!!
Everything from scheduling, pick up, the tour itself and the drop off was AMAZING!! Bing met us at the pick up loca
stevensY7440JF
stevensY7440JF
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Amazing tour…..had a great time
My sister and I went on this tour. Our tour guide Paul was knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend thi
rogerbilder
rogerbilder
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Best ever guided tour
First time in LA, so although we usually explore without guides, we thought we'd try this. From initial phone call,
TerriA9
TerriA9
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An Amazing Tour!
What an amazing tour! Paul was very knowledgeable about the different locations on the tour. We loved that it was a
E8537QSchristinal
E8537QSchristinal
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Just right.
Needed a event that would satisfy my curiosity and pacify my husband. Bing hit the high points within the right amo
mcguirkjo
mcguirkjo
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Amazing, informative tour!
We loved our tour! Bing was amazing. She knew so much about LA and Hollywood! She was so informative and lovely. Be
GrahamSkingsley
GrahamSkingsley
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Excellent!
We were booked for a shared tour, but due to higher than normal numbers, an extra vehicle was drafted in and we end
GregAustin1974
GregAustin1974
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Excellent tour!
We were originally supposed to share this tour with others but they cancelled so Paul gave us the private tour. Wel
ralphv569
ralphv569
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A Phenomenal Private Tour With Bing
We had Bing as our tour guide. She was very informative and comical. She took us to some exclusive celebrity home
ChristineA293
ChristineA293
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Great Overview of Downtown LA and Hollywood
We had a great experience with this trip. Bing was a good tour guide and kept the tour moving with lots of facts ab
manfromack
manfromack
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Guideline Tours is the ONLY way to tour LA
OK - so forgive me if i got the name wrong but i think we had Dave! Could be Paul - if so sorry!! Super personable
L7229PNericm
L7229PNericm
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The absolutely BEST family tour we could imagine and he even drove us back to our hotel near Disneyland!
It is hard to adequately express how incredible our tour was with Guideline Tours. Our family did the private tour
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Zigrid T
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
My family and I visited from Indiana and really enjoyed our time! Our tour guide was very informative & knowledgeable, and made it so memorable.
Written 27 November 2022
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jillellen80
Oklahoma City, OK15 contributions
My husband and I enjoyed this tour…in a way. Our guide must be really into right wing media….she talked about how the election was stolen, how “illegal aliens” have overrun LA because there is no border, how when people move out of California they should vote differently so their new places don’t end up terrible, how “defund the police” has made it legal to steal in LA, she talked about the song “Ten Little Indians” and how you can’t say anything anymore because everybody has to be “woke.”
She really must not like California at all - how much she dislikes the state was a major theme. It was just weird. Be prepared! The tour was otherwise good, our guide just needs to leave her politics at home.
Written 26 November 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Jillellen, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. It’s great you enjoyed your tour. I am sorry that you felt your guide talked too much about politics. In over 34 years of showing folks around the LA area from all walks of life and from nearly every country in the world, she has never received this type of feedback.  As a woman-immigrant owned transportation company since 1988, we are very compassionate and sympathetic to all marginalized communities. If you look at our 1000’s of 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and other websites, we offer a very personalized experience. We feel that this is an excellent way of connecting with our guests. It also allows us to share the rich heritage and historical significance of our nation’s second largest city. As well as the Hollywood related experiences. We also love to interact with our guests and encourage questions to complete the experience.  Your guide has told me that when the other guests onboard that day asked her certain questions pertaining to the city, she only responded to the other group’s questions in a historical context. She is sorry you and your husband were not totally satisfied. Your guide absolutely loves Los Angeles, and has called it home for over 43 years. She is very passionate about her job and loves to share her decades long accumulated knowledge. And by raising a family here keeping in touch with the current now of LA. She has been very active in many social organizations like the Los Angeles Koreatown YMCA where she served as the chairman of the board for 3 years. She loves to knit and has donated thousands of her own knitted hats to the Children's hospital as well as end and final stage cancer patients through father Nick at the USC cancer facility. She is also active in many other community projects. We prefer to keep our groups small so a great local perspective can be conveyed, on rare occasions this can cover some sensitive issues pertaining to questions asked by some guests. This can be hard for us because we try to please all guests by answering their questions. Sometimes other guests may find the questions asked to be repugnant.  I was astonished when reading the quoted utterances you mentioned in your review. Under no circumstances are those words acceptable on any of our tours regardless if it is stated by our guide or one of our guests.  Please feel assured that this was an aberration, as 1000's of previous reviews on TripAdvisor and other platforms do show. We do appreciate all opinions and we are always building on our decades of experience. Please give us another try the next time you pass through southern California. We wish you and your husband continued happy travels! Dave  
Written 4 December 2022
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Mrs. Bandfield
Aubrey, TX1 contribution
Oct 2022
If you only have 1 day, or a week, take this tour on the first day. It's a great introduction to LA and a way to see the 'lay of the land'. First perk was the pickup and drop-off at our hotel. I really liked that we didn't have to find the pick-up spot in an unfamiliar city. For my husband's first trip to LA, I wanted him to see the highlights since we were short on time. Our guide Bing, was so knowledgeable, informative, and funny! She made this shared tour seem like a private one. We saw so many places and spent time at each one. I've taken city tours in other states (that wasted a lot of time waiting on the next bus) and Guideline Tours has been the absolute best!

Tip: Always book directly with the company. Incase anything arises, it's easier to deal direct then with the 3rd party who took your money and won't answer the phone. I've learned from experience!
Written 22 November 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi MrsBanfield, Thank you for taking time out to write this review about Bing's tour. She is so happy that your husband's first trip to LA was a great introduction. I see you have taken a lot tours city tours in other states that (wasted a lot time waiting waiting on the next bus) Thank you so much for mentioning this. This is exactly what we strive for. Next year 2023, we will celebrate our 35th year. In the early years we used bigger busses and picked up all over the largest metro area in the country. In more recent years we changed our tours to smaller minibuses that allow us to get to know our valued guests. This allows for the most personalized experience and everyone know that travel can be a bit difficult, especially in a new big city with so much to do. Over the years we have learned that small groups offer the best experience. This not only allows our guides to easily communicate, but we love to offer that private feeling even if it is with a couple of other groups. This also allows for great 2 way communication. The great thing about it is we go home feeling good that our guests not only had the Hollywood fun but also learned about this very large historic great city we call home. I am so glad that you rated Bing's tour to be the "absolute best" ! She thanks you and hopes to see you the next time you visit Los Angeles!
Written 3 December 2022
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Susan D
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Great tour Michal our was very knowledgeable about the area. If you come to LA take this tour Michal is an excellent tour guide. I would give her more stars if I could . Ten Star rating from me.
Written 1 November 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Susan, We are thrilled with you rating your tour experience with us as "Excellent" We love all the great 5 star reviews we have been getting for decades, but 10 Stars Wow! It was so nice meeting you folks and happy travels you and Michael!
Written 15 November 2022
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Lisa B
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide was wonderfully knowledgable and made it a personal experience. Showed us all the things we wanted and more. Highly recommended. Lisa and Chris
Written 30 October 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Lisa and Chris, Thank you for taking time out to write this review about your Grand City tour of LA. We are so glad your guide was knowledgeable. With our small groups we can most defiantly offer that personalized experience. Glad you saw more than you expected! Thank for the high recommendation! Happy travels.
Written 31 October 2022
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Scenic305860
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
The tour guide did a great job of telling us about the history of Los Angeles and was great at making recommendations about things and places to go while we were visiting.
Written 10 October 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hello, Thank you very much for taking time out to write this "Great" review. We are glad you found your guide did a great job regarding our cites history. All of our guides are longtime residents on LA and love to share recommendations and where to go and what to do in this very large city!
Written 31 October 2022
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Diana Margot G
1 contribution
Enjoyed our tour, Jim was absolutely amazing, super friendly, went out of his way to make our tour enjoyable.. Jim was very knowledgeable about the areas he took us around..
Written 5 October 2022
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hollywoodtours
Thank you so much for your rating Jim's tour as Great! Jim is a lifelong Angelino and he is very passionate about our cities history he is also a big film buff and is extremely knowledgeable about everything Hollywood!
Written 31 October 2022
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Lyndam43786
Blackburn, UK38 contributions
Myself and my sister took a tour with Bing as our tour guide. This was an absolutely fantastic tour and really made our time in LA more special as before then we had no idea how to see everything in the couple of days we were there. Bing was very friendly and super knowledgable of the area - definitely a must for anyone touring LA and allows for great photo opportunities
Written 18 September 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Lyndam, Thank you for taking time out to write this review. We are so glad you and your sister found our tour to be fantastic! Most 1st time visitors to this big city feel a bit overwhelmed by the size of the LA area. For over 34 years we have loved getting travelers acquainted with LA by showing the highlights on our tour. Our guide Bing is most definitely the expert on LA knowledge. See you next time you pass through southern California!
Written 31 October 2022
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Uka U
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Bihn is an awesome tour guide. She’s very knowledgeable and was patient with her clients. She’ll even make sure we don’t miss our steps going in and out of the bus. I will recommend this company anytime. My husband and I had so much fun and learned a lot from Bihn. She’s the best and even told us the right spot to take pictures and took out pictures too.
Written 17 September 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Uudh, Thank you for taking time out to write this kind review. I am happy you and your husband had so much fun! Thank you for mentioning your guide was knowledgeable and helpful. I am glad you got the right spots to take your pictures! Thank you so much for the recommendation. See you next time you visit southern California.
Written 31 October 2022
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325duncans
Hartley Wintney, UK39 contributions
Jul 2022
A great start to our Californian holiday - our lady tour guide was fantastic; personable, very knowledgeable and always willing to spend a little more time giving the tour that "little bit extra". Timings were pretty much spot on in terms of the sights visited - and it was good to finish at the Farmers Market where there was such a wealth of different foods on offer.

We would certainly recommend this tour as the best way to get that initial feel for LA, Hollywood and Beverley Hills....
Written 14 August 2022
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hollywoodtours
Hi Duncan, Than you for taking time out to share your tour experience with us. We are so happy that it was a great start to you California holiday! We do love to add little bits of extras that make the experience memorable. We a re glad you found the timing of the sights to be spot on. Thank you so much for the recommendation! Happy travels!
Written 31 October 2022
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