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Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

1. Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

Take in LA's top attractions on a guided bus tour. See the sights you want on a customized tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Take in Hollywood, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and more. Stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach, the Original Farmers Market, and the Griffith Observatory. Meet your guide on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Climb aboard the bus and head straight to Santa Monica. On the drive, listen to entertaining stories and take in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive. See views of the affluent Bel-Air neighborhood and the Getty. Next, stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach for an hour to explore the famous boardwalk, shop along the 3rd Street Promenade, and see why Southern California is famous for its beaches. Head back to the bus to take in Culver City and Museum Row. Get insider tips on the best restaurants and museums. Then, stop for an hour's lunch break at the Grove/the Original Famers Market, known for some of LA's best dining and shopping. Once sated, climb aboard the bus to be taken to your last stop. On the way, see the sights of Fairfax, Melrose, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and Griffith Park. Stop at the Griffith Observatory for an hour, where you can take in sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Take photos of the Hollywood Sign from the best angle. As you head back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to end your tour, see the Capitol Records Building and explore more of Hollywood Blvd.

San Francisco: Farmers' Market & Ferry Building Food Tour

2. San Francisco: Farmers' Market & Ferry Building Food Tour

Dating back to 1898, San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building is a transportation hub and a landmark location for the Bay Area’s best food artisans. It boasts three weekly farmers’ markets and dozens of nationally-acclaimed vendors, restaurants, and chefs. Join the original Ferry Building Tour established in 2004 with a food industry professional as your knowledgable and engaged guide. Guests will sample handmade chocolate confections from Recchiuti and French macarons from Miette, named one of the top ten pastry shops in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. Out the Door’s legendary Vietnamese spring rolls are a crowd favorite. Award-winning Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, paired with sweet and sour loaves from Berkeley’s Acme Bread are always a hit. Additional stops may include Humphry Slocombe, Epicurean Traders, local producer, Red Bay Coffee, as well as visits and conversations with several local farmers and producers at a farmer's market. This tour also includes the history of the stunning waterfront building, and it's a great choice for guests with limited mobility or those who don't want to do a lot of walking. With pre-arrangement, accommodations can be made for special dietary needs.

San Francisco: City Tour with Alcatraz Visit

3. San Francisco: City Tour with Alcatraz Visit

Enjoy having an itinerary that is open with no two tours being exactly the same, but with standard stops at classic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Leave big buses behind and explore places like street-art alleys in Mission, mosaic stairways in Sunset, the laid-back vibe of Presidio, the Beaux-Arts City Hall, or the famous “Painted Ladies” at Alamo Square. Stop at a local market to have a nice lunch and do some people watching. End the tour at the Alcatraz ferry landing. Take your ferry tickets to "the Rock" and explore the island at your leisure before returning by ferry to the city.

Downtown Los Angeles Private Food Tour

4. Downtown Los Angeles Private Food Tour

Explore the heart of historic downtown LA by eating your way through several cultures and centuries, in a city that has been called ‘500 miles wide and 1 mile deep.’ Begin at historic Union Station, where your guide will tell you not only stories of how it was built, but also the films in which it has starred. Over your walking tour of downtown, you will ride on the famous funicular, enjoy three different food stops, where your guide will help you try the authentic and best on offer, while also catering to your taste. Your tour finishes in Grand Central Market, where you are welcome to stay and tap into the craft cocktail and beer scene, amongst the locals who frequent the market throughout the day.

San Diego: Gaslamp/Little Italy Walking Tour

5. San Diego: Gaslamp/Little Italy Walking Tour

Learn about one of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods, and visit its artisan market. Later, enjoy the Harbor Dockside Market and purchase fresh seafood direct from local fishermen. Then onto the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market to enjoy everything from coffee and gelato to pizza. The tour starts with a brief discussion of California and San Diego's history and its early pioneers, with the main focus on 5th avenue and its beautifully restored Victorian buildings. See the Gaslamp Quarter at the best possible time with traffic blocked off for the market. Next comes Seaport Village and the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market on the fishing pier. After passing the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum, we enter the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market, also then open only to pedestrians. Finish in Little Italy at12:30, perfect timing for lunch there!

Los Angeles: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

6. Los Angeles: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel, then set off into the bustling streets of Los Angeles. The entire tour is customized to suit your preferences, and your guide is handpicked according to your interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your guide to some of the city’s best kept secrets and places only the locals know about. Highlights could include Celene and Tara Carraras’ tropical treats, served in the mountainous neighborhood of Glendale, or Tacos Arizas, the hotspot for fans to grab a bite after a Dodger’s game. Perhaps you’ll head to Koreatown for some authentic BBQ delights, or wander around the many street food trucks in Downtown LA. Wherever you decide to head, a trip to Highland Park to sample the famous blue tacos is a must-do. Along the way, learn about local life and culture from your guide, and receive tips to enhance your stay in the City of Angels.

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What people are saying about California

Great for anyone wanting to see as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. If you have no idea what to do in LA start with this tour. You'll have a few ideas afterwards.

Great tour, perfectly balanced in terms of duration, number of stops and attractions. Our guide, Jeff, was super funny. I recommend the tour to anyone visiting LA.

Our guide, Jeff, was great! Full of fun stories and great advice! 5 hours went by fast! Would do another tour with him again!

... it was the right decision to book this tour during our short stay in LA and our tour guide Jeff was great!

Jeff was awesome! We really enjoyed the tour and gave us enough time at each stop!