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Nancy
Birmingham (Alabama)

Los Angeles

Best tour companies for small groups

My husband and I are heading out to LA in February to visit our son, and would love to explore the city during the day while he is at work.  What are your favorite tour companies for a small group to get a real feel for the city? I love the tours by Glitteritours, but can't afford the $300 - $500 price tag.


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top answer by
Breanna from Los Angeles

Hi Nancy! I haven't personally used this company, but I've heard great things from others about ToursbyLocals.com. It seems like they cover just about everything and the guides are all locals, so you'll be in great hands! Happy travels!


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JP from Sherman Oaks, California

Hi, just beware that some of these tour companies are not good. I went on a ride a long years ago for a possible job and they admitted to me that they made up stuff about celebrities homes and such. I do know a great tour company called http://www.esotouric.com/ I know these people and they are really great. 


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answered first by
Peter from Munich

Hi there,

I did a bit of research and found this tour:

http://www.alllosangelestours.com/body.asp?tour=LAX-B0064&page=TourDetails

The company offers more tours, but this is the Grand LA Tour as they call it. They will give you a glimpse on the best sights in LA. It is an 8 hour tour with various stops. The price of ~74$ seems resonable for that big tour and they have a best price gurantee. So maybe you can do some research and get some dollars off.

I personally never took a tour in the LA area, just explored by mself. Set goals what I wanted to see and headed off...


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answered by
Sue from Yorba Linda

One of our total fave things to do in LA is to take in one of the LA Conservancy Tours.... I've learned more about Los Angeles on these tours than I have being a native So. Cal. Gal!

If you love rich history and knowing how LA came to be built... these are the tours for you. at https://www.laconservancy.org/events-and-tours
you can see the upcoming tours & dates. We've taken 4-5 of them and have always come out in awe! The docents are highly knowledgeable and have been great to answer questions and go with the flow of the group. The tours are themed, we've done the Angelino Heights tour, Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District, LA City Hall, & the Art Deco tours. At ten dollars per tour it's a steal. Most tours take 3-4 hours.


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