Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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This tour was all around fantastic... the sights, staff, and fellow passengers. Dorit, our tour guide, was funny, friendly, and made our time together all the more enjoyable with her exceptional photography skills. My friends found it hard to believe that we did so much in three days. I don't know any other tour that includes visits to all the major landmarks in Santa Barbara, Carmel, Solvang, San Francisco, and Yosemite. The visit to Yosemite was what I was looking forward to the most and it did not disappoint. We saw Bridal Veil, Tunnel View, Half Dome, El Capitan and had time to do a hike and have lunch. The group of people were super chill, very respectful and friendly towards each other. Even when unexpected situations occurred (e.g. no translator for the Italian couple, 'dry breakfast' at the Clarion), Dorit handled it quickly and professionally. Sam was an excellent, safe driver and such a gentleman. I'd take this tour again.
Overall it was a good experience would like to stay a bit longer at Pebble Beach & Carmel. The San Francisco day was excellent. I would skip the City Hall and would prefer more a stop at Golden Gate Park or at Muir Woods. The Yosemite day was great the only problem we had was an Austrian couple was late by 25 minutes from our first El Capitan stop. This made coming back to Los Angeles very late.
Our tour was with Chris and his dog Oden. Chris can tell historical tales very well and kept us thoroughly engaged with both current issues and the intriguing tales of the past in the area. He modified our hike since my husband was not feeling well and we still did not miss seeing the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. We both highly recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed our trip. Our guide, Chris, was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Over the course of our two-hour leisurely walk, we were treated to spectacular views of Los Angeles, learned all sorts of intriguing facts about Griffith Park, the city of Los Angeles, the iconic Hollywood sign and the nearby neighborhood of Los Feliz.
Paul was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area we were hiking. He was Very patient with me as a new hiker with lymphedema! I would only do this trip again if Paul was our guide!