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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Watch the sun slip behind the mountains on a Lake Tahoe dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II, and enjoy champagne, live music and an elegant dinner on the water. Dance to tunes from the local Steve Walker Band, see a spectacular Sierra sunset, then sit down for a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy selections like grass-fed beef or trout, organic greens, and vegetables. Finish the evening with fresh berries and cake as the first stars appear above the peaks, and Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline is illuminated.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

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Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Private Los Angeles sightseeing & transit group tour from LAX & Cruise terminals

Private Los Angeles sightseeing & transit group tour from LAX & Cruise terminals

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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
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$400.00
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$400.00
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.50
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$40.50

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II

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Take a boat tour on Lake Tahoe to soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one of the lake’s most scenic spots. As you glide across the water on the M.S. Dixie II, admire the surrounding Sierra Nevadas, and cruise past Emerald Bay’s Fannete Island, the lake’s only island, as well as Vikingsholm Castle, a unique home on the shore. Plus, watch a video on board about the interesting underwater features of the lake.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

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See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

A La La Tour - Fully Customized Private Tour of Los Angeles

A La La Tour - Fully Customized Private Tour of Los Angeles

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Discover many of Los Angeles’ most popular attractions and neighborhoods, all in just half a day—and beat the crowds when you explore with just your group and guide for company—on this private driving tour. Following pickup at your preferred location, hop aboard your private vehicle, and get ready to explore. You’ll discover highlights like the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip, and more.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$508.00
per group
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$508.00
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour
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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
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$183.59
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$183.59
Price varies by group size

Private Full-Day Los Angeles Tour of Beverly Hills and Beaches

Private Full-Day Los Angeles Tour of Beverly Hills and Beaches

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Have only a short amount of time in Los Angeles? Leave the logistics to someone else, and discover many of the city’s top landmarks all in one day, on this seamless, private tour. Following pickup from your hotel, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to destinations like Venice Beach, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, The Grove, and Rodeo Drive. As you go, your guide will share behind-the-scenes stories about the City of Angels.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.00
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$590.00
per group

Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles
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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
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$359.00
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$359.00
Price varies by group size

Private Half Day City Tour of Hollywood & Beverly Hills!

Private Half Day City Tour of Hollywood & Beverly Hills!

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This is a great choice for time-tight travelers visiting Los Angeles. Instead of spreading your sightseeing over several days, see a shortlist of the city’s most famous landmarks in just half a day. Ride between dispersed sites with your private driver/guide, and stop for photos of important sights along the way such as the Hollywood Sign. The tour also passes Hollywood Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and the Sunset Strip.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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$230.00
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3 ½-Hour Sea to the Stars Hollywood Hopper Tour
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3 ½-Hour Sea to the Stars Hollywood Hopper Tour

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From the Sea to the Stars on the Walk of Fame and back, we have you covered if you’re short on time. Our Hollywood Hopper tour covers celebrity homes, movie studios, filming locations, & more with a stop at the Hollywood Sign & the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This 3½-hour tour will have you rubbing elbows with the stars in no time. Tour includes a 25-minute stop on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a 10-minute stop at the Hollywood Sign for photos. If you’re staying by the beach but don’t have a lot of time, enjoying a long layover, or even a local Los Angeleno looking to reconnect with your city- this is the tour for you.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

L.A. Highlights Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles

L.A. Highlights Private Full Day Tour of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles has so many great places to see—from the Hollywood Sign to Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Hollywood. Going on a private tour means there’s no need to plan an itinerary yourself or rely on public transport. Travel in a comfortable private vehicle between dispersed sights and enjoy plenty of time to get out of the vehicle to take photos of key landmarks.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.00
Price varies by group size
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$290.00
Price varies by group size

Instagram Experience Half Day Tour!

Instagram Experience Half Day Tour!

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See the City of Angels’ top attractions in just half a day—and perfect your poses—on this private tour of Los Angeles’ highlights and Instagram locations. Meet your guide at your preferred local address, and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll visit areas like Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Melrose Avenue; will see the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive; and can capture memorable shots as you go.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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$230.00
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City Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

City Tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills

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Swap the typical sightseeing tours of Los Angeles for this private tour that explores the city through the lens of the entertainment world. With a flexible itinerary you can customize the tour to your own interests as you travel to movie locations and more in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter equipped with a 32-inch HDTV flat screen monitor and high-end audio.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Private Los Angeles Tour: All Must-See Attractions with Hotel Pick-up

Private Los Angeles Tour: All Must-See Attractions with Hotel Pick-up

See the best of Los Angeles on a 3-hour private driving tour through the city. Hit over 30 attractions and locations including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Market, and City Hall. Drive through some of the city’s coolest and most diverse neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and El Pueblo and get insider tips from your informative guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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$179.00

Calico Ghost Town Tour from Los Angeles

Calico Ghost Town Tour from Los Angeles

Kids and adults will have fun time to explore Old Western Ghost Town, learn about history of silver mining and enjoy exciting attractions: old silver Maggie Mine, Mystery Shack, Gold Panning Adventure, and have a ride at old Odessa Rail Road.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.88
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What people are saying about Layover Tours in California

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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
"We had a really great time on the cruise. The staff was accommodating when we had to switch the time and the process was very easy. It was a smooth ride and the boat was very clean! Bathrooms were very clean!"..."
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San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
"Great time and the crew made it a welcoming fun atmosphere..thanks a bunch fellas..I would make the trip back fosho"..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
"Loved going under the Golden Gate Bridge! Saw pelicans and enjoyed viewing Alcatraz. On and off boarding was smooth."..."
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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise
"This was such a great/romantic/fun experience. I was nervous because I usually get motion sickness, however, this was unnoticeable throughout the 3 hour boat ride. The food was good."..."
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
"I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing."..."
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Private Los Angeles sightseeing & transit group tour from LAX & Cruise terminals
"Guide Reema is very knowledgeable and very accommodating.. enjoyed the tour .. Definately recommended"..."
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
"We had never ridden in a helicopter before and the pilot was very smooth and made us feel comfortable. Views were breathtaking!"..."
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
"I loved the information of the audio tour. I've been to the city but the audio portion had so much insight into the diverse history of the city. Highly recommend but bring a light jacket."..."
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
"This tour was amazing. We stopped at so many beautiful places and had so many photo opportunities. Totally enjoyed seeing all of these areas. I wish we had a little more time in Carmel but all in all it was a great day!"..."
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Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise on M.S. Dixie II
"All of it. The crew were very friendly. My wife grew up in Tahoe and always wanted to do the tour. It was amazing."..."
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
"I enjoyed seeing Muir Woods & Sausalito. Thought the tour was interesting and our bus driver was very informative. The ferry ride back from Sausalito was a good option. My only suggestion is to check the ferry schedule when you get off the tour bus, they do change."..."
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Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus
"Tommy was super awesome and fun! I really enjoyed the tour. He gave very good information and kept us laughing."..."
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A La La Tour - Fully Customized Private Tour of Los Angeles
"Great guide and tour. Was a fun way to see parts of the city and learn the history of the city. Emily was so accommodating and nice."..."
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Los Angeles Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour
"Had a wonderful time. Chris was an excellent guide and probably knows more about LA than people who have lived there for their entire life. Would highly recommend. View of the Hollywood sign was fanatstic with Chris’ secret spot."..."
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Private Full-Day Los Angeles Tour of Beverly Hills and Beaches
"Our guide - Rivers - was fabulous!!!! He knew so much about the places we went - he made our experience exceptional. We saw and did so much more than expected. Highly recommend!"..."
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Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles
"Chris was an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable about LA and made the tour fun and informative. He also knows some great places to go where there are no crowds and fantastic views. I would definitely recommend."..."
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Private Half Day City Tour of Hollywood & Beverly Hills!
"Had a great day with Rivers as our guide. Very knowledgeable. Great tour and covered many important sights. Would recommend highly."..."
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Instagram Experience Half Day Tour!
"MJ’s home. The route to and the Hollywood sign and tour through Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Anna stopped to allow us to take pictures even when it wasn’t easy to do so."..."

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