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LA Insider Tours

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Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: +1 800-549-6625
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Description: Family Friendly Custom Tours of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa...
Family Friendly Custom Tours of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. We specialize in personable, entertaining, one-on-one tour experiences showing you the real Los Angeles in private, unmarked vehicles. We pick you up directly at your hotel and return you at the end of your tour. No scrambling to get to a meeting location or waiting on a bus while the tour company goes from hotel to hotel picking up other passengers. You get to choose what you see, when you see it, and how you see it. It's a custom tour and best of all completely private -- stop for a photo op anywhere you like or just feel free to act silly with family and friends without worrying about what the other strangers on the tour will think. See the city as an LA insider with local knowledge from people who live here - it's just like having a friend in town.
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Having never been to Los Angeles, our family decided to go with a tour company to take us around the city. After reading all the reviews, we settled on LA Insider Tours. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having never been to Los Angeles, our family decided to go with a tour company to take us around the city. After reading all the reviews, we settled on LA Insider Tours. What a great choice! Our tour guide was Christina, and she was 60% of the reason it was so great. We started off by seeing the 3 houses... More 

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Norwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Scott met us at our hotel in Santa Monica, and we wanted a tour of LA that included all the typical attactions: Grumman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, Sunset, etc. Scott was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area, throwing in interesting stories about things that happened in each place. He was incredibly flexible--we called the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had a tour with LA Insider Tours 2 years ago and did not go that well. I was nervous about booking them a second time not knowing what to expect. Kevin was my guide this time. He was very friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and informative. I found out we had alot of the same interests and have traveled to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was nice, but our guide, if one can use this term, was probably not at her best, neither knowledgable, nor engaging. Nice person to chat with. Sorry not to be in line with other reviews but I felt quite clear about it. Might be a one off.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We are a family group with a 16 and 19 year olds and wanted something fun as well as seeing all the sights as we only had 1 day in the city. Scott our guide was fantastic and certainly knew he's way round. The segways were easy to handle and great fun Will def do it again

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It would take a traveller a week to see this massive city, so the tour is definitely worth the money. Rivers did it in one day. He was brilliant with his knowledge of all the attractions. He knew where to park, didn't hesitate to take photos for us, knew all the cool trivia about the movies and was a laugh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose LA Insiders Tours after reading their great reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. We decided to do a custom tour for 4.5 hours. Rosie was our guide and she was excellent and very knowledgeable. As we were staying in Anaheim, it was agreed that we would meet Rosie in Hollywood where we could leave our hire car... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We only had a short time in LA so we wanted an efficient way to introduce our two teen-aged (17 & 18) daughters to some of LA's highlights. Scott (and "Z") were great hosts and guides, and the experience quickly felt like being shown around town by an old friend. It was a very good combination of interesting trivia, personal... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a few hours upon landing into LA to keep awake before setting off early the next day so booked this tour and it was perfect! Scott was informative and friendly and showed us everything we wanted to see from the infamous Hollywood sign to all the stars houses, it was just what we hoped it would be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Due to our limited time in LA, we chose to use LA Insider to take us on a 4.5 hr Tour. Scott was our Tour Guide and he did not disappoint. He was very knowledgeable and personal and catered to our needs. Many thanks Scott for a great afternoon. Kind Regards, Kim & Mick Cairns Australia

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