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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

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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Private Hollywood and Los Angeles in a Day Tour

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Awesome Tour

Our guide Rivers was great! He was so knowledgable about everything & funny! It es nice not being in a touristy bus! We were able to hit all our spots! Would definitely... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Rivers was great! He was so knowledgable about everything & funny! It es nice not being in a touristy bus! We were able to hit all our spots! Would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. I would like to come back and do a different tour with them!

Thank Jrose52834
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first time in LA: one solo day tour and a second one with my mother. Being in LA for only 48 hours, I wanted the opportunity to see as much as possible. My first day with them was the solo tour. Rivers picked me up in the morning at LAX, after my red-eye flight, and we headed right out... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was excellent - our guide was very personable and we had a chance to see a lot of the city. He accommodated the diverse interests of our family, and made it fun for all. It was a long day (9-630) and be prepared to sit in traffic (that's just part of life in LA), but the van was... More 

Thank Barry S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about our experience w/ LA Insider Tours. We have two teenagers, a 16yr old girl and 14 yr old boy. They loved the tour so much they were actually being nice to one another. My wife and I also had a great time. Thank you to Robin our guide. She was super knowledgable about everywhere we... More 

2 Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a great time! Our tour guide Scott was great, he made our day memorable and he went above and beyond to make sure we didn't miss a thing! The kids absolutely loved the tour and Scott was so accommodating to their requests that came up as we were going, which included Abby Lee Dance Company. I would... More 

Thank memories4u
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour on the recommendation of family who suggested this was a great way to see the highlights of LA in a day and they were right. Brian was our driver and guide for the day.....is was a great day. We had booked for all the normal tourist places, but were able to deviate from our plan on... More 

Thank Kathy M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent all day with our great tour guide Stacy. she was fabulous and customize the tour to what we wanted to do. It started out heading for the beach Venice and Santa Monica pier. Did the stars homes in Beverly Hills,Hollywood and Bellaire. Great private spot for the Hollywood sign and picture spot above the Hollywood bowl. Skipped the observatory... More 

Thank TheaTX
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to LA many times on business, but was traveling with my family including grown boys (ranging 19-25) who had never been to the LA area. I felt a tour of the area would be an efficient way to see the major sights, but I cringed at the idea of booking a cheesy double decker tour bus. I... More 

Thank Eric G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a customized trip for six people to Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Walk of Fame. We brought our 2 sets of parents that were in their 70's and 80's. We had Brian as our tour guide. He was absolutely great!!! He accommodated the parents needs, while sharing many laughs with us!!!! He was such a great guide!!!!

Thank Angie L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I booked this company specifically because of its great reviews and mainly to see the stars homes. Brian was a really nice guy but was a little obsessed with our zodiac signs and numerology. He was also not very informed about many younger stars and where they lived. He knew the older stars well but I had specifically asked to... More 

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

Hello and thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Brian was disappointed to hear you didn't have a great time and we have relayed to him your concerns. We do have a very wide offering of young star homes on our tours, and we have a usual "route" that we do that covers a balance between famous "enough" stars... More 

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Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
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