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Santa Monica Beach and Pier

Santa Monica Beach and Pier Tours and Activities

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Set along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica has two claims to fame: the Santa Monica Beach and pier. At Santa Monica Beach, miles of sand host playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, staffed lifeguard stations, and the original Muscle Beach. Nearly 8 million visitors frequent the area each year, most of whom follow the boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier, whose neon-lit arch and ferris wheel are instantly recognizable from film and TV.

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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice

Private Full Day Tour of LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice

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Ideal for visitors with a limited amount of time in the city, this tour allows you to see the highlights of Los Angeles in a single day. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a good view of the “Hollywood” sign, cruise Rodeo Drive, walk on the Santa Monica Pier, and much more. A private guide picks you up and returns you to your hotel or Airbnb and offers insight about the city throughout the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.99
Price varies by group size
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$199.99
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Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

Perfect 5 ½ Hour LA & Hollywood Tour from Santa Monica

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Visit many of Los Angeles’s highlights and landmarks on one fun and convenient outing. Learn about LA history and culture—its historic filming locations and crime scenes, celebrity homes and trendy restaurants—from a narrator as you traverse the city in a convertible bus. Stop at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, a farmer's market for lunch, and the Hollywood Sign on this easy and affordable tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.25
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$89.25
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Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

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Discover Los Angeles on your own terms thanks to this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus excursion covering the city’s top highlights. Enjoy the sun from the open top of your bus, offering 360-degree vistas of the surrounding landmarks. Best of all, your hop-on, hop-off excursion covers more than 50 locations throughout the city, including Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood and downtown L.A. You can also choose between a 24-, 48-, and 72-hour ticket options and plenty of convenient departures, thanks to its 365-days-a-year operation schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

The Best of LA Tour from Anaheim or LA: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Explore Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond on this all-day guided excursion from Anaheim, downtown L.A., or North Hollywood. After a convenient hotel pickup, head out with a knowledgeable guide and experience classic sites and neighborhoods like the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, Memorial Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Small-Group Los Angeles Sightseeing Day Tour from Anaheim

Small-Group Los Angeles Sightseeing Day Tour from Anaheim

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Discover the highlights of Los Angeles on a small-group full-day tour from Anaheim. Visit famous movie and TV locales such as Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Stop for lunch at the farmer's market, then wind down your day at Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach. Your small-group tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels Anaheim Resort Area and Buena Park.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.00
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$67.00
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Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

Private Tour of Los Angeles For Any Group Size

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Discover Los Angeles without the hassle of driving during this full-day private tour. Get picked up at your hotel and spend the day exploring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Go window shopping on Rodeo Drive, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park Observatory.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,554.00
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$1,554.00
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Private Helicopter Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach

Private Helicopter Tour of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, and Long Beach

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See the L.A. coast from a private helicopter with a 30-minute, narrated flight from Long Beach, and take in California’s most iconic vistas. Watch for surfers as you soar over the breaks at Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan beaches, then swoop above the exclusive harbor in Marina del Rey. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the slender Santa Monica Pier, see the Los Angeles airport from above, and return to Long Beach past Hawthorne, Torrance and the Galaxy Stadium while enjoying sweeping western panoramas of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.95
Price varies by group size
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$197.95
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Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

Small-Group Day Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beaches from Anaheim

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Visit popular Hollywood and Los Angeles attractions on a full-day bus tour from Anaheim. Have time to take in the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, then head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, followed by the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. You also get free time to purchase lunch and explore The Grove and The Original Farmers Market. Includes guide, live commentary, transportation by 24-passenger bus, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Whale Watching Cruise Los Angeles, Santa Monica , Long Beach, Marina Del Rey

Whale Watching Cruise Los Angeles, Santa Monica , Long Beach, Marina Del Rey

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Take a thrilling whale-watching excursion off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Travel along the coast of Los Angeles and experience marine wildlife up close. Enjoy a glass or wine or beer, a light snack, or other beverage from the boat’s galley. Sit either inside or out on our 45-passenger vessel as you search the Pacific for Gray, Humpback, and Sperm whales, sharks, seabirds, dolphins and sea lions on this memorable outing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

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Experience Los Angeles in style and sophistication on a private tour, ideal for travelers seeking a personalized experience. During this custom tour, tick off iconic LA sights such as Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Sunset Strip, and many more. Amend your itinerary according to your preferences and stop for as long or as little as you like at iconic Los Angeles landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$259.00
Price varies by group size
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$259.00
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Los Angeles/Hollywood Private 7-Hours Private Day Trip.

Los Angeles/Hollywood Private 7-Hours Private Day Trip.

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Make your Private 7-Hours Greater Los Angeles / Hollywood Day Trip, easy and pleasant by making an affordable RapidShuttle reservation. Because you are Not sharing the ride with other travelers, your schedule is based on your or your party travel arrangments and desired sightseeing. RapidShuttle Shore Excursions offers Private and Customized trips that fit the needs and tastes fo each guest(s). We can usually arrange a private shore excursion for less than the cost of a cruise line tour.  We ensure you that you and your group get back into the ship/hotel in time for a drink before your glamours dinner, or to the airport in time for your flight.  Pickups and Drop-offs.: Cruise Ports | Airports | Hotel | Other
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$589.00
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$589.00
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Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

Classic Car Tour of Los Angeles

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Hit the Los Angeles roads feeling like you’re in a Hollywood movie on this one-of-a-kind private tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Drive around Tinseltown in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, the wind in your hair as you explore these glossy neighborhoods and stop for photo ops at landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hear stories about the famous people that made this city, and the celebrities that live here now, from your dedicated guide.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$615.39
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Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Small Group Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Take a pedal-powered tour through the beaches and streets of the famous Santa Monica and Venice Beach areas of Los Angeles during this electric bike tour. Skip the tour bus as you enjoy fresh ocean breezes and laid back riding with a guide aboard an electric bicycle. Cruise the famous canals of Venice and cycle the trails along Santa Monica Beach, choosing if you want to use your own leg power or get a boost from your electric-powered cycle. This L.A. electric bike trip also includes a helmet rental and bottled water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

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Get an intimate look at the diverse neighborhoods of LA during this small-group cycling exploration. Join a group of no more than 10 riders for a 32-mile (51-kilometer) adventure through areas like West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Bel-Air, and Beverly Hills, listening to insightful and entertaining stories from your guide as you cycle. During the trip, you’ll also stop in Venice Beach, where you can buy lunch, and take a guided walking tour of historic Greystone Mansion. A hybrid road bike, safety equipment, and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.00
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$162.00
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Private and small group tour from San Diego to LA

Private and small group tour from San Diego to LA

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This tour is tailored for small groups, and are conducted in a in a fun and cool atmosphere. This tour leaves from downtown San Diego and finishes in the evening.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Experience our city in the most exclusive way you can. With the #1 guest-rated private tour company on TripAdvisor. From pick up at your hotel/rental, we show you all the iconic sights in our city, including the BEST VIEW of the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Dr., Santa Monica, Venice and Hollywood. From soft drinks to phone chargers, we leave nothing to chance. Our impassioned desire is to leave you with a collection of wonderfully fun, life-long memories of our fascinating city. Our guides take tremendous pride in making friends every time they guide a family through our city and they glow often when our client's feedback is filled with compliments calling them, fun, creative, attentive or simply amazing. As the #1 private tour company in the city, our goal is to provide an experience, not just a tour. But do not take our word for it, take a look at our amazing reviews! Book now as our tours tend to sell out!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$590.00
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$590.00
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour

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Explore the beautiful outdoor environment of Santa Monica and Venice Beach during this Segway tour in Los Angeles. Cover lots of ground (much more than you could see on a walking tour) as you zip along to the many attractions of these two coastal areas, including Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk, and Muscle Beach. Along the way, hear insightful commentary from your guide about the area’s history and culture. Your Segway excursion also includes a brief orientation, safety equipment, and snacks and beverages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
Price varies by group size
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$199.00
Price varies by group size
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 Los Angeles and Hollywood 5-Hours Private Day Trip.

Los Angeles and Hollywood 5-Hours Private Day Trip.

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Make your 5 Hours Private Greater Los Angeles / Hollywood Day Trip, easy, and pleasant by making an affordable RapidShuttle reservation.  Because you are Not sharing the ride with other travelers, your schedule is based on your or your party travel arrangements. This trip can be customized by the guests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$359.00
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$359.00
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Private Photo Tour in Los Angeles - Best Instagram Places in LA

Private Photo Tour in Los Angeles - Best Instagram Places in LA

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To tell the story of your Los Angeles vacation on social media, don't share the same old selfies on Instagram—book this private photo tour, complete with professionally-edited images. Explore one of six neighborhoods, and capture the colorful details that make LA so stunning—from palm trees to street art—and come home with the perfect shareable content. When you're done, be ready to post 20 retouched photos, and about 100 original shots, included in the price.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.70
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$307.70
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DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

DeLuxe Los Angeles Private Tour

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Touring a city in a large group often brings the hassle of waiting around for people and going to places of little interest. This private guided tour of Los Angeles is exclusively for you and your party and takes you to all of the city's top sights, from Hollywood to Santa Monica, and Malibu, and to only the places you are interested in.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$767.95
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$767.95
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour

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Explore one of America’s coolest cities on a highlights tour of Los Angeles. During this 7-hour tour, visit cool neighborhoods such as Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Santa Monica as well as iconic landmarks like the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Sign. Drive around the ‘City of Angels’ in an air-conditioned coach and listen to live commentary on board from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.59
Price varies by group size
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$183.59
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Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

Private Customized Layover Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

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Customize your tour during and make the most of your layover in Los Angeles. Your tour guide meets you at the airport and takes you to discover the city in just 4 to 5 hours. Explore 3 iconic locations: see Beverly Hills, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Boulevard or any other destination on the list. Your guide makes sure you’re dropped off in time for your connecting flight.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
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$400.00
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Grand Los Angeles Tour

Grand Los Angeles Tour

See the best that the Los Angeles area has to offer on this full-day tour with our fun, exciting and knowledgeable tour guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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What are Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation?
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Santa Monica Beach and Pier hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Monica Beach and Pier can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 85 Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Monica Beach and Pier 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Monica Beach and Pier costs USD 5.00. Guided Santa Monica Beach and Pier tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 85 Santa Monica Beach and Pier tickets and tours on Viator.
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