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A Day in LA Tours
Ranked #18 of 269 Tours in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A Day in LA tours offers the best city sightseeing tours of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. We want to show all sides of Los Angeles! Our city tours offer free pick-up and drop-off. We know many visitors are in town for only a few days, so we want to make the most of your time. Our city sightseeing tours and much more! Give us a day and you'll enjoy everything A Day in LA Tours has to offer! We also offer customized private tours charters as well! We can accommodate most any sized groups!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 28, 2012

With only one day to see the LA area, my husband and I decided to book this tour. We looked over A LOT of other tours online, but we found this one to be the most well-rounded. After having now completed the tour, I can attest that it didn't disappoint!

Our guide, Jake, was HILLARIOUS! He was fun, kept the tour upbeat, and made sure to answer any questions we had. A total rock star! The time spent at each stop wasn't necessarily long, however we spent the most time at the places that were most interesting - the grove, the strip, and the Griffith Observatory.

After the tour, we received an email asking for feedback. To which, they actually responded to - you don't see that these days so kudos to them! We're excited to hear that they're looking into providing different tours.

We'd love to book with them again, but wouldn't want to do the one we already did (great general/overview tour). We're hoping to narrow do one in future that appeals to our specific interests - that way, we can spend more time at the spots we'd enjoy most :)

2  Thank Jacqueline T
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We took an all day tour on the Rasta bus and it was great fun. It's an ideal way to sample all the major attractions in LA... the tour guide Brain, was immensely informative and funny!! We completely enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend using them for anyone who is looking to sample LA in one day!

Thank Neha D
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We only had one day to tour LA since I was here on a business trip and came out a day early. We chose A Day in LA Tours after reviewing several companies. The tour was sold out for the day we had available and Scott said he would put us on the waiting list. True to his word, he called me later that night to confirm our tour. Our guide was great, very funny and a great personality. The tour hit on all the spots we wanted to see. I left my camera bag on the bus and didn't discover it until our last day in LA. Finally thought to email A Day In LA Tours and sure enough they had the bag and offered to mail it off to me. Definitely recommend them as part of your LA trip.

Thank jacarpenter
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Took the Rasta bus on our one day in LA...Hotel pick up and drop off was a plus. We saw so much but at a good pace - not rushed .Guide was very Funny ,great music and fun commentary on the "celebrity"houses and neighborhood . Would definitely reccommend rather than a large crowded bus . thanks for a great day also complimentary water a great idea

1  Thank restlesstob
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We took an all-day tour that started at about 9:30 and ended very late in the afternoon. We enjoyed the tour and it's an ideal way to sample all the major sights in the LA area. All the stops allow enough time to see what you need, and if anything catches your fancy you can go back on another day and see more. With LA traffic being what it is, this tour is a stress-free way to get around the area, and they cover a tremendous amount of territory.

Our guide, we found out later, had led a tour of Santa Monica pubs the night before and he started very slowly to say the least. He strolled up to the bus a few minutes late and seemed pretty groggy, stiff and uninspired early in the day. After lunch he perked up and on the long ride back to Santa Monica after the final stop, finally woke up and told a lot of interesting personal stories about LA. Our driver was excellent, it was admirable the way he negotiated through the traffic.

Overall, the tour was excellent and worth the cost and time. If you take it, you are really better off driving to the departure site in Santa Monica (right near the pier, a little kiosk they call the Visitor Center). However, it took us nearly 2 hours to get there from Pasadena and 3 hours to get back to our hotel even though we enjoyed Santa Monica pier until 7 pm to try to avoid the rush hour traffic. It would have been worthwhile to stay in Santa Monica, which is a beautiful area.

Thank JimmyL60365
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adayinlatours, Owner at A Day in LA Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Jimmy - Thanks so much for choosing us and for all your feedback! I personally apologize that your tour guide was tired. I will talk to all my guides (and yours in particular) about getting an appropriate amount of sleep before giving a tour - I strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

Thanks again and safe travels!

Raman, CEO

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