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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

If you are unfamiliar with the tourist spots in LA or simply do not want to drive yourself (which I suggest not doing!) this is a great 3.5-4 hour tour. In addition to stops at the Griffith Observatory Hollywood sign, Hollywood Blvd, and the Beverly Hills sign our guide took us through popular spots around town and to see celebrity homes. The Beverly Hills neighborhoods are gorgeous and if you appreciate architecture or manicured landscaping with a history then you will enjoy this bit! Our tour guide Carlos was so incredibly knowledgeable about the culture and diverse communities throughout the LA area. I cannot praise Carlos enough! Very fun! He even turned being stuck in traffic into an enlightening experience! If you are a stickler for promptness verify your departure location and call ahead of pickup to make sure everything is on track as far as time. We also met a super nice couple on the tour :-) Worth the money!

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hollywoodtours, Manager at Guideline Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Thank you for taking time out to review your tour with Carlos.
It is great you enjoyed learning about the diverse culture and communities of the LA area.
I am happy you had fun seeing the popular spots and the amazing neighborhoods of Beverly hills with it's architecture and manicured landscapes and even some Stars Homes.

Since our tour groups are small, it is common for our guests to meet other guests in the overall friendly atmosphere that is created by our guides like Carlos.

Happy travels!

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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We chose a bust tour so we could maximize our time in LA. A bust tour was the way to go, after many reads for what company to use we chose this one ( as well as many others had). No complaints the bust was on time and comfortable small with10 people on board. Our driver was knowledgeable and at times funny. Had we had a better group on board I think the trip could have been more fun :(. But not the drivers fault we just had a very quiet group all couples I think ? More time in Beverly hills area would have been good, we kind of rushed through the neighborhoods a bit. Highlights were Beverly Hills and Hollywood sign area. I have nothing to compare trips to so this one was good for us.

Date of experience: October 2018
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guidelinetours, Guest Relations Manager at Guideline Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Hi George,

Thank you for going with Guideline tours.
I am glad you found the Bus to be comfortable and the driver knowledgeable.
It is true that some groups are quiet while other groups get more involved in the mix.
Sorry if felt kind of rushed as sometimes with our epic LA traffic it may feel this way to make it to all of the attractions. We do apprentice all comments and are constantly reviewing our routes and timing.

I'm so glad you let us do the driving.

Happy travels!

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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour last minute as we had a flat tyre on our rental car so couldn’t do it ourselves! Initially though the $75 each price tag was quite high but we couldn’t find another cheaper one which covered all the same places we wanted to see. We were expecting an open top bus tour but quickly found out these weren’t the done thing in LA so settled into mini bus with about 10 others. Our driver/guide Carlos was very knowledgeable about LA and directed us through downtown and then onto the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame, Beverley Hills, Rodeo drive and some star houses. There were plenty of breaks and opportunities to take pics although sometimes it was hard to take them as we were driving along and unless you were sat next to a window on the right side of the bus there was sometimes a person or side of the bus in the way! We had a good time though and would recommend it to those wanting to see all mentioned above.

Date of experience: September 2018
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guidelinetours, Guest Relations Manager at Guideline Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Hi Beanyyx,

Thank you very much for taking time out to review your tour with Carlos.
I am glad you found out tour price to be competitive for what you saw.

Its nice you found him to be knowledgeable.

Sorry you found picture taking difficult at times.
All of our tours are done in a luxury climate controlled minibuses, After more than 35 years of providing sightseeing tours to the LA area we find this to be the optimal experience due to safety regulations, the harsh California sun, the infamous LA Smog.

I am so glad you had a good time and thanks for the recommendation to your spot on description of our afternoon sightseeing tour.

Safe travels.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Our tour was shared with another couple and we had an awesome time. Traveled through neighborhoods to see celebrity homes, Griffith observatory, Hollywood sign, chinese theater, rodeo drive and Hollywood walk of fame. Tour was approximately 4.5 hours. Don't hesitate just book it.

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guidelinetours, Guest Relations Manager at Guideline Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Hi SNJ1,

Thank you very much for taking time out to describe your afternoon tour with us.

See you next time you are in SoCal and thanks for the recommendation "just book it"

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We booked this tour after reading all the reviews. We were so happy that we made the right choice. Our guide is Bing and she has been living LA for 38 yrs. She took us to all the listed sites on the tour introduction. She is very knowledgeable and very kind with us. We really appreciate her kindness and details on the sight-seeing... Wonderful tour! Strongly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Samuel S, Manager at Guideline Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for taking time out to write this review of your tour with Bing.
Bing does have decades of experience showings folks around the great city of Los Angeles. LA is such a big and intimidating city and Bing loves to set people at ease as soon as our valued guests get on our bus. I am so glad you appreciated your experience with us.
See you next time.

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