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A Day in LA Tours Private Tour Itinerary

There are 5 Private Tour Options for you to explore!

*Most Popular – Private Tour PTCT1 – Our full day city tour of LA – A comprehensive overview of LA = Something for everyone! 

  • We start the day in the beautiful, vibing and hip Venice Beach where you’ll see muscle beach, skate parks and the birthplace of surfing!
  • See the World Famous Pier in Santa Monica.
  • Window shop with the rich and famous at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
  • Have a photo opportunity in front of the famous Beverly Hills sign
  • The Wilshire Corridor
  • Check out the historic Whiskey, Viper Room and Roxy music clubs while cruising down the Sunset Strip.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at at a true LA icon, The Farmers Market at the Grove.
  • Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find you favorite celebrities’ stars
  • Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (and find your favorite stars’ hand and footprints), the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held!) on our stop at Hollywood Blvd.
  • See the famous Hollywood sign from the beautiful Griffith Park Observatory
  • All this and much more to see along the way while being thoroughly entertained by your guide!
  • Fun, friendly, informative, and hilarious guides!
  • Our leather bound luxury vehicles are high end with great AC.
  • Back to Santa Monica via the famous Melrose, Fairfax and Pico boulevards to enjoy the sunset on the beach.

This tour is 7-8 hours 

Private Tour 1 – Art, Culture & History

  • The Getty Center (1 – 1.5 hours)
  • Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive (35 – 45 min)
  • N. Santa Monica Blvd for a picture of the Beverly Hills sign (5 min)
  • Lunch at historic the Farmers Market at the Grove (1 – 1.5 hours)
  • See Miracle Mile and learn about the history of Wilshire Blvd.
  • Tar Pits on La Brea (30 – 45 min)
  • From here the tour has two options:
    • Option 1 –
      • Griffith Observatory (closed on Mondays) (45 – 60 min)
    • Option 2 –
      • Drive to Downtown LA. Learn about Olvera St which traces the beginning of LA (30 – 45 min)
      • See the historic Los Angeles City Hall including the 27th Floor Observation with excellent views of LA (30-45 min)

This tour lasts 7 – 8 hours.


Private Tour 2 – Beach and Coastal Cruise with a trip to the Getty

  • Venice Beach and Boardwalk (45 min)
  • Main St & the Santa Monica Pier (1 hour)
  • Cruise up PCH to the Malibu Country Mart (celebrity hotspot and shopping)
  • Lunch (1 hour)
    • Taverna Tony (Greek Food)
    • Malibu Mutts Grill
    • Tra di Noi Express and sit down
    • John’s Garden
    • Chipotle
    • Marmalade Cafe
  • Celebrity Homes* on Malibu Road.
  • PCH to the Getty Center (1 – 1.5 hours)

This tour lasts 7 – 8 hours with stop at Getty, or 5 – 6 hours without. The Getty is closed on Mondays.
*Due to weight restrictions, in order to do the celebrity home section of this tour, we can only accommodate groups that can fit on our vehicles that hold 16 or less passengers.


Private Tour 3 – FUN, FUN, FUN

  • Santa Monica Pier (1 hour)
  • Lunch at Farmers Market and the Grove (1 – 1.5 hours)
    • Hollywood Blvd and walk of fame
    • Hollywood Bowl & Universal Studios City Walk (40-60 min)Stop at Hollywood (45-70 min)
  • From here the tour has two options (both are available if time permits):
    • Option 1: Head to Dodger Stadium (20-40 min)
      • Perfect for sweeping views of downtown
      • Must arrive before 3pm on a gameday
    • Option 2: Stop for a quick stop at Staples Center for a picture (5-10 min)
      • Guests can decide to stay here for longer if they want to have a drink or bite to eat at LA Live.

Private Tour 4 – Off the Beaten Path

  • Drive up Miracle Mile and stop at the La Brea Tar Pits (30 – 45 min)
  • Downtown LA, learn the history of the Victorian Home area
  • Stop at Olvera Street (20 – 45 min)
    • Optional stop in Chinatown or Little Tokyo
  • Grand Park, a really cool cultural and artistic park that not many people know about (20 min)
  • Lunch at Grand Central Market (1 – 1.5 hour)
    • Incredible selection of local LA favorites right in the heart of downtown
  • San Antonio Winery, they brew wine and give free tours and free samples (40 – 60 min)
    • For groups of over 8, we will make a reservation. The hours for these tours are:
    • Monday – Friday: 12pm to 4pm, on the hour
    • Saturday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm, on the hour
    • Wine Tastings are at an additional costs.
    • Free wine tours happen everyday at certain times, they are: M-F: 12pm to 4pm, on the hour. Sat – Sun: 11am to 2pm, on the hour and 2:30pm to 5pm every 30 minutes. We will time tours out to get groups there in time
  • Head to Dodger Stadium (20 – 40 min)
    • Some of the best views of LA – might be able to catch a sunset

This tour lasts approximately 7 hours

"Perfect way to see LA"

"A perfect way to see a lot of LA in one day. Comfy tour bus, small groups and friendly knowledgeable guides. Free bottled water throughout the day and fruit and juice at time of boarding. The guide and driver gave plenty of commentary as we drove around then gives you some free time to explore..."


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Based on 119 Reviews
Cindy G.
Cindy G.
2024-03-29 21:40:44
This is a nice tour that does take you to a lot of major attractions. We were picked from out hotel at 7:45 am and spent the next 45 minutes to an hour...
Flory W.
Flory W.
2024-02-28 21:56:50
We found A Day in LA Tours through Trip Advisor. We saw everything outlined in the brochure, which was a lot to do in just one day. Our tour guide did...
Jerry D.
Jerry D.
2023-11-11 07:36:47
Our guide Colin made this an exceptional experience! He very thorough knowledge and cool stories while we navigated through the city's landmarks. He...
Kimberly K.
Kimberly K.
2023-11-07 11:48:41
Had a great tour with A Day in LA Tours during our trip to LA! We covered so much ground in just a few hours: Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice,...
Rachelle C.
Rachelle C.
2023-08-10 23:47:39
So I def would recommend this tour if there are a lot of tourist sites you would like to see and not have to navigate LA traffic yourself. I would change a...
Dick F.
Dick F.
2023-07-13 19:43:11
George was great. The bus was comfortable. We saw all of the touristy things we wanted to. It was a great lead up to our Disney vacation. I could have done...
Katelyn J.
Katelyn J.
2023-05-26 19:10:38
I was on a solo trip to LA visiting a friend, and I wanted to see the hot spots without trying to figure it out myself. This tour was amazing. While it...
David R.
David R.
2023-05-18 06:27:50
The LA VIP Tour was a wonderful way to see LA in a day. Our tour guide, Shawn was knowledgeable about the cities history and about many fun facts of the...
Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W.
2023-05-10 07:33:23
This was my first time visiting Los Angeles so I decided to take this tour. The bus was very comfortable and if you bring a cell phone charger there are...
Gavin O.
Gavin O.
2023-04-27 15:30:48
LOVE LOVE LOVE! Tour guide had so much knowledge about LA. If you get the chance ask for Joe! He is truly so funny and very knowledgeable.
Liberty V.
Liberty V.
2023-01-06 07:15:41
Perfect for the individual, couple, polycule, friend group, or family that is only in LA for a couple of days and wants to knock out all of the major sights...
Alee L.
Alee L.
2022-09-24 21:06:13
I booked the LA City Tour in hopes to knock off as many touristy places as possible. Some of the places I've been to and some I have not. Here are the...
Ross R.
Ross R.
2022-06-10 10:23:22
from reserving a spot to getting clarification on which tour i wanted to go on, the NON - third party team was not only diligent, but courteous,...
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman X.
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman X.
2022-03-24 09:30:54
Five Stars!!!! I should have written this review sooner, but, better late than never, right??? Over the holidays, my family (a party of seven from...
Candace C.
Candace C.
2022-01-06 09:00:14
So On New Years Eve myself & my cousin decided to be a tourist in our own city of Los Angeles. I had heard so many good things about this tour & thought it...
Ashita P.
Ashita P.
2021-12-24 18:12:03
Highly Recommended our tour guide was amazing. Tour was well organized. A few of our favorite pictures.
Richard T.
Richard T.
2018-05-23 16:23:08
I took the full day tour during my recent LA trip and was quite happy with it. They emailed me a day or so before the tour for confirmation and pick up...
Tre T.
Tre T.
2018-04-19 18:00:46
First off let me start by saying that the tour was terrific! Kevin is a fantastic tour guide. He was a pleasure to be around, and he made the tourists feel...
Kunal S.
Kunal S.
2018-04-05 19:27:44
It was an okayish experience. The tour guide was amazing though. The bus was comfortable. Free water bottles althrough the tour was a plus point. The tour...

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