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LA Insider Tours

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Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6136
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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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LA in a day!

We were lucky enough to get Rivers as our guide who shared so much history about every site we visited. He kept us interested and laughing all day long. I was amazed at how much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get Rivers as our guide who shared so much history about every site we visited. He kept us interested and laughing all day long. I was amazed at how much ground we were able to cover. We finished our tour wishing for more and ready to plan our next visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

thanks to our wonderful host Robyn we had a great day even if it did rain all day! loved the insight into LA which we would never have seen without this tour - from Dash, Whimsic Alley, close up of the Hollywood sign, a sneak peak in the Roosevelt Hotel, the flooded Venice canals, an empty muscle beach (thanks to... More 

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Louisville, Ky.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a special surprise for my wife and she was thrilled to have her own private tour guide. We just didn't like the idea of riding a bus with someone barking through a megaphone, so I was really glad to find LA Insider Tours. Scott was our private guide and he knows LA and so much about its history,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in LA with 3 children (10, 12, 14) who were on their first overseas trip and this tour was perfect! We did the 'Build Your Own Tour' visiting the Hollywood Sign, Celebrity Homes in the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip and Melrose Ave where we did some shopping at DASH. It was obvious that our tour... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked one of the all day private day tours since we had a day to spend after our cruise, before heading home. We were picked up promptly by Rivers at the Cruise terminal and had a wonderful tour. Rivers was a fun guide with a wealth of information and facts on LA. We especially enjoyed his sense of humour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour over the holidays with LA Insider Tours. I live in LA but my folks wanted to take a tour and Rivers (our tour guide) made it a lot of fun. Filled with facts, stories, answers to all of the questions and secret spots made it a memorable afternoon. Highly recommend them!

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Long Grove, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Hollywood insider and farmers market tour two years ago with our three college kids and it was amazing , so when we were coming to L.A with our business partners we decided to take them on the same trip. Unfortunately the experience was not the same. Our tour guide was Robin and she was... More 

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LAInsiderTours, Owner at LA Insider Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. So very sorry to hear that your second visit with us was a disappointment. We will of course discuss your concerns with Robin. Safety is our NUMBER ONE priority and we pride ourselves on careful operation of vehicles and the well-being of our clients. Again, I am very disappointed to hear that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had a private tour of Los Angeles with Scott in December, visiting Hollywood Boulevard, The Sunset Strip, The Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills & Bel Air. Although we were jet lagged, we had a great afternoon, Scott was very informative and tailored our tour to suit our teenaged daughters. Thank you!

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LAInsiderTours, Owner at LA Insider Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! I'm glad you enjoyed your tour! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

My family and I recently went on a tour with Rivers. He drove us around in a very clean comfortable vehicle. Was on time, even though we were late for our pick up. Was professional and very fun, made sure our needs were taken care of. Even stopped at a place we wanted to that was not on the plan.... More 

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LAInsiderTours, Owner at LA Insider Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! Rivers is a regular encyclopedia. We hope to see you again in LA! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

We had quite an amazing time during which we basically "did" LA. It was certainly one of the best days out we've ever had as a family! I tend to take online reviews with a pinch of salt and with a 15 year old and a 17 year old in tow it was important to get things right, and boy... More 

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