Perfect LA Tour: Explore Hollywood & Los Angeles
909 Ratings
Santa Monica
Experience the ultimate LA adventure with the Perfect LA Tour. Explore Hollywood, visit iconic landmarks, discover celebrity homes, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Los Angeles.
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Safe luggage storage
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's Not Included
  • Cost of Lunch Not Included
Additional Information

Surf City Tours presents ‘The Ideal LA Tour.’ Absorb the knowledge of the city, and venture out to experience the top highlights at your leisure. This is a comprehensive guided tour of Los Angeles in tidy, cozy, convertible buses featuring 4 enjoyable pauses along the route. Amidst the stops, you’ll get to know about LA’s past, view movie studios, historic film sites, the Sunset Strip, concert venues, crime sites, well-known eateries, hotels, homes of celebrities & more. All the classic Los Angeles sights consolidated into a single day.

  • Walking is Recommended at stops, but not required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Foldable wheelchair can be stored on vehicle, however wheelchair lifts are unavailable and passenger must be able to get in and out of vehicle with assistance from family, friends.
1654 Ocean Ave
Ocean Avenue
Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Meet us at Poseidon Surf Shop, just a block south of the Santa Monica Pier on Ocean Ave.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(909 Ratings)
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Mar 9, 2024
Get on board and do this tour!! Won't be disappointed. - Absolutely perfect tour. We are Aussie about met our American friends in LA for a short catch up. With limited time and looking to get the most out of our day we booked this flfoir to give us a good snapshot of the major LA tourist spots. I must say it did not disappoint. Our guide and driver Kelly was fantastic and very entertaining with movie trivia questions as well as lots of other information and trivia. We stopped at he walk of fame, farmers market, rodeo drive and the viewpoint for the Hollywood sign. There was plenty of time at each location to see the sights and we were kept right in schedule. The rest of the tour involved driving around celebrity homes and other cool places. Our group consisted of ages between 12 and 60 amd we all had a fantastic amd entertaining day. Would highly recommend this tour - good starting point to decide mid there is something you would like to return to and spend longer at another time. Shout out to Kelly too - a great ambassador for LA.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 10, 2024
Best day with super knowledgeable driver - This was excellent we got so much out of this tour. Loved every minute of it. Very knowledgeable driver saw all the top sights
Review provided by Viator
Jan 4, 2024
This tour has everything! - Our tour guide picked us up and dropped us off right at our hotel! What could be more convenient? This was a fantastic tour and a highlight of our vacation. The Hollywood sign photo op stop overlooking LA and the farmers market lunch were my favorites. We got to hop off and walk the Hollywood strip and Rodeo drive too, sticking to an organized time line in order to get everything in. The tour drove us through Bel-Air and Beverly Hills with interesting commentary by our wonderful guide throughout and we got to see many things we would never have found on our own in an efficient and fun way. I suggest in winter, bring a coat. After the sun sets it can become quite windy and cold on a shuttle tour with open windows in January but we were comfortable with hooded jackets. Excellent experience over all! Thank you!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 30, 2023
Great ride! - Our tour guide Bee was excellent & the other two families traveling together on the tour were great!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 23, 2024
Did the job - Rodeo drive the best , a sunshine end to the trip following the misty start which meant the sign wasn’t visible. We were promised a further look which didn’t happen so no iconic photos. Worrying when the van door wouldn’t open halfway through the trip. Commentary really fast and some of the “jokes” too risqué considering the younger children on the tour. All in all did the job we wanted aside from the sign (weather, not the operators fault).
Review provided by Viator
Mar 18, 2024
Taste of LA - The perfect trip to get a taste of LA. This 5 1/2 hour trip was good length of time to get a taste of all the popular spots in LA. Our tour guide Kelly was funny, enjoyable, and full of info of different spots around LA. She gave us helpful hints and great recommendations on photo opportunities and good food. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 14, 2024
good way to see a bit of Hollywood and Beverly Hills in short amount of time - Top of the Hollywood hill, Farmer’s Market and Rodeo Dr. Guide was funny and entertaining, If I would change something is to spend less time at celebrity’s houses and include other iconic places of LA ( e.g Griffith park).
Review provided by Viator
Dec 31, 2023
Great tour to see LA highlights - We enjoyed the tour, we liked seeing the city. I didn’t really care to see celebrity homes, and that was a bigger part of the tour than I anticipated. I wish we could have seen more practical parts of the city.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 18, 2024
Try another place! - I am big on getting what you pay for and companies posting what they really offer. So here is my take on the whole experience and you may want to read before you book. 1. I booked over the phone and people were kind and helpful. They gave me the address and bc it was an LA tour, I assumed it was in LA. But it is in Santa Monica. No one told me that on the phone. So we were late and missed our tour but we're rebooted on the 12pm tour. 2. We chose this tour bc it had everything we wanted, including timing. We had to be at the car lot by 6pm. If we went at noon, we would be back bt 5 and 530. Perfect. Well the tour guide had to cut parts of our tour short bc he didn't know we had to be back at 5. So everyone else on the bus thought they were getting ripped off now be cause of us. 3. The tour guide was knowledgeable but ultimately didn't stick to what was advertised. We should have had an hour on Rodeo, an hour at The Grove, and an hour at the Walk of Fame area. Because he spent so much time telling us facts and showing us house after house of celebrities (that you can't see anyway as they are all hidden by shrubbery) we only had 30 minutes at Rodeo and 15 at walk of fame. We barely saw anything and were beyond rushed. I am happy he knew so much but would have liked to see what we paid for. 4. Posting pictures of these beautiful busses is great but I can tell you, our bus was nothing like that. It was a plain white bus that was rusted and old and dirty Inside. If I had time I would have complained about this tour as it was NOT as advertised. However we were so short on time when we returned it didn't happen. I still gave 3 stars because ultimately we saw a lot and had fun, mostly because we were together.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 26, 2024
Surf city - The tour guide spent too much time going through neighborhoods where we could not see the actual homes. He also needed to say upper head on the left or upper head on the right one letting us know where an attraction or site was.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 14 guests
1 Adult
April 2024