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“Fabulous 6 hour private LA Tour with Yuriy”

American Riviera Private Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: American Riviera Tours offers Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Yosemite National park, San Diego, San Francisco, Laughlin, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon sightseeing private tours from Los Angeles or LAX airport hotels! Best overall value tour with personal attention and custom options. We offer private, group, wine and shopping tours from Los Angeles CA. We can customize your vacation to fit your interests and budget. We treat our guests as personal friends visiting Los Angeles first time!
Reviewed October 9, 2016

If you 've never been to LA, Yuriy is definitely the one to call for your tour guide! A week ago, we were picked up at the San Pedro cruise terminal by a shiny big black SUV with an American flag. Yuriy had a big smile & a cheerful friendly personality. He had water for us to drink & was well prepared with big colorful video clips & music to entertain us during the drive. We had a super comfortable ride. He let us out of the car to explore at different sites & helped take pictures of us at different locations. Yuriy is extremely knowledgeable, very organized, entertaining & is a "gentleman". At the end of the tour, he drove us back to our hotel in Hollywood. It was a fabulous day! Thank you, Yuriy.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

An excellent day! Our guide Yuriy was brilliant! We were picked up from Long Beach on time in a very comfortable car. Yuriy had the day planned around my request to see the sites from the film, Pretty Woman, and I wasn't disappointed! I even visited the 'Restrooms' in the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel! He was so organised that he had appropriate music and video clips to play to us as we drove around. Yuriy was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He made the day for us! Thank you.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Best idea ever, especially if, like for me, the idea of spending hours in a cattle-car tourist bus in 90-degree weather is not your cup of tea. Instead, riding around in a Suburban with AC, water, and making stops anywhere you want, while being informed and entertained by our amazing guide Yuriy made us feel like celebrities! It was fun, it was comfortable and super informative. In 5 hours, we covered all major landmarks from Mullholland Drive and Hollywood side in the hills through Hollywood/Beverly Hills in the middle all the way to the ocean side in Venice Canals. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Called American Riviera Tours about three weeks prior to arrival in LA. Galina took phone call, sent email with all details re: City Tour and Reagan Library Tour. Booked immediately with credit card and received detailed confirmation. Galina was our guide for both days. She arrived both days early and was always on time when returning to pick us up from a drop off. She was very knowledgeable of the city and truly gave us an exceptional tour. She took us in to the library, purchased our tickets and familiarized us with the layout of the Library. This is the best and only way to see LA. Thank you for a great two days!!

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had been traveling the California Coast and loved every moment of it....until we went on our Los Angeles tour with American Riviera Tours. Our guide, Vladimir, was a nice guy, but not a good tour guide. He not only made several wrong turns, but seemed lost at times. He did not even know the city very well. He had a few rehearsed stories to tell, but we have been on other tours and the guides knew the city. We had many awkward silent moments, where we were trying to start conversation. Not what I want in a tour. The icing on the cake is that he seemed to want to give us an out of the box tour with the predetermined stops that he was familiar with. Although, the reason we booked this tour is that it is advertised as personalized. With our initial e-mail to the company, I asked to see several things including the La Brea Tar Pits. (this was one of our must sees!) On our tour, Vladimir had no intention on taking us to the tar pits. When I asked him, he stated that it was very far away and he could not take us there. So, I googled it, and it was only 5 minutes away. I told him that and he said, ok I will take you, tell me how to get there. So, we had a guide that did not know the city, and only rehearsed talking points. I read all the other great reviews. I really wish I would have received a guide that would have given us one of the tours the reviews talked about! I may never be back to LA, and I am so sad that I may never have a good tour of the city!!

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Los-Angeles-Tours, Owner at American Riviera Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2016

Hello Valued Customer!
Thank you very much for your valuable review. We appreciate your input on providing feedback.We are also very disappointed that you did not receive a stellar experience from one of our tour guides. Our tour guide will be reprimanded for not fulfilling all the customer requests. We have a very high standards for our tours and will do anything possible for tourist enjoyment. As sign off appreciation for your not so well done tour, we would like to offer you a free tour anytime in the future, if you willing to try us again. We will make sure that you have a perfect tour experience.

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