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Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Express Tour

1. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Express Tour

Get directly below the world’s most famous sign for breathtaking views. Get a perfect introduction to Los Angeles and enjoy this experience before or after a day at Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, or another great LA tour. Set off for lots of sunshine, fresh air, celebrity sightings, LA history, and incredible memories to last a lifetime. See the very best of this iconic area on a lovely 90-minute guided walking tour fit for travelers of all ages. Plus, your LA tour guide will help you stage the perfect Hollywood Sign photos. Take in spectacular views of Los Angeles. Pick up insights into city life past and present from your local Los Angeles Tour guide. Get up close and personal with top LA filming locations in Griffith Park, where titles such as Rebel Without a Cause, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, La La Land, Batman, Back to the Future, and Terminator, were filmed.

Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

2. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

Hike to the Hollywood Sign and go directly below the world’s most famous sign for the ultimate photo shoot on this LA sightseeing tour. Stage the perfect Hollywood sign photos and immerse yourself in the best views of Los Angeles. Meet your guide and embark on the official Hollywood Sign hike, that is perfect for those looking for exercise, sunshine, LA history, celebrity sightings, and incredible memories to last a lifetime. Follow your guide around the Hollywood sign, as you learn about the world-renowned film industry. Allow your guide to help you stage stunning photos for Instagram and get a bird's eye view of the studios of Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal. Keep your eyes peeled for top LA filming locations in Griffith Park, the backdrop for such classics as 'Rebel Without a Cause,' 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'La La Land,' 'Batman,' 'Back to the Future,' 'Terminator,' and Adele’s recent comeback concert. Catch a glimpse of the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, the final resting place for top Hollywood celebrities. Hear Hollywood History and Tinsel Town trivia on a safe and exciting climb. Cap off your tour by going behind the Hollywood Sign. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Los Angeles. Once you’ve taken photos behind the world-famous Hollywood Sign and admired the stunning views of Hollywood Reservoir and Los Angeles, walk down to conclude your tour.

California Highlights Express: 3-Day Tour from Los Angeles

3. California Highlights Express: 3-Day Tour from Los Angeles

Discover the most iconic highlights of California, as well as some lesser-known gems, on this 3-day tour from Los Angeles. Drive the renowned 17 Mile Drive, explore Santa Barbara, and visit Yosemite Valley National Park or Hearst Castle. Enjoy 2 nights of accommodation and a bay cruise in San Fransisco included. Day 1: Los Angeles – Santa Barbara – 17 Mile Drive – Carmel Summer RouteDepart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. See the spectacular California coastline up close (small vehicles will travel the southern portion of route 1 while full-size coaches will travel the 17-mile drive exclusively). Visit the town of Carmel, home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach your hotel at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport. Winter RouteDepart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Stop at the heart of downtown at the “state street promenade” and stroll through the exclusive shops and restaurants. Continue to Santa Barbara beaches and Stearns wharf to “walk on the water” and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean. Finish your visit at the Spanish Mission Santa Barbara and continue to Solvang, “the Danish capital of America” a quaint Danish community at the heart of California. After your lunch break, head north through Silicon Valley before departing to reach your hotel at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport. Day 2: San Fransisco – Bay Cruise – Golden Gate Bridge – ChinatownSummer RouteStart your tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay. Enjoy great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Next, return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Winter RouteStart your tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay. Enjoy great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. Then return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight at the Springhill Suites Oakland Airport. Day 3: San Fransisco – Yosemite – Los Angeles Summer RouteHead east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. See the highest waterfalls in North America, Yosemite Falls. Then head back to Los Angeles in the evening. Winter RouteStart the day with a visit to Monterey including the wharf and Cannery Row. Continue your tour of the beautiful California Coast with a visit to the town of Carmel-by-the-sea. Then head south to the world-famous Route #1 where you'll see the spectacular California coastline up close (small vehicles will travel the southern portion of route 1 while full-size coaches will travel the 17-mile drive exclusively). Then drive back to return to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

4. Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

See stunning views of Los Angeles on a guided hike to Griffith Park and a tour of the Griffith Observatory Museum. Get your heart pumping on a hike, see famous filming locations, and see thousands of stars from the Griffith Observatory. Begin your tour with a 3.6-mile hike up to the highest peak in Griffith Park with a local guide. As you hike, take in jaw-dropping views of Los Angeles. Hear incredible tales of Hollywood history. Make multiple stops for Instagram photos, bathroom breaks, and visits to famous filming locations. Finish your hike at the grounds of the world-famous Griffith Observatory Museum. Once you’ve snagged some beautiful panoramic views of Los Angeles from the summit, walk over to an overlook to snag a picture-perfect shot of the Hollywood Sign. Finally, head over to the Griffith Observatory and wrap up your Los Angeles tour with a grand finale of (literal) stars, unforgettable views, and memories to last a lifetime.

Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike

5. Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike

After meeting with your English-speaking tour guide at the front entrance of Lake Hollywood Park, your hiking tour will begin. Be sure to have good shoes and a bottle of water for the strenuous adventure hike ahead. Starting in a nondescript neighborhood, you will soon be greeted by the famous Hollywood sign. As you hike through the dirt trails and historic neighborhood of Hollywoodland, the sign will loom larger and larger overhead. Along with many photo opportunities, you will also have a great view of Downtown LA and Griffith Observatory. As you ascend along the road you will crest the mountain, being able to see both Hollywood and Burbank Studios. In Hollywood the stars are immortalized in wet cement, while in Burbank movie stars are immortalized through cherished films. You can learn about the movie making process from your expert guides, before you reach the peak of the mountain and go behind the sign for a unique view of the letters. Only those that endure the hard work and reach the top ever see the Hollywood sign like this. Pack yourself a light lunch and enjoy the views of Lake Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Downtown LA and on most days, the Pacific Ocean. During this adventure your guide will explain the ecosystem which contained in Griffith Park and the surrounding basin. You can hear the sordid tales of the parks namesake, Griffith J. Griffith, the history of Hollywood itself, and stop to realize that everywhere you can see was once farmland. Remember, your guide will be very knowledgeable, and if you're not sure what to do tomorrow they will be more than happy to suggest things as you make your way back down the hill. Your tour will conclude back where you started at Lake Hollywood Park.

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

6. Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

See iconic locations from your favorite films and television shows on this guided hike that takes you above Los Angeles. Start your tour at Franklin's Cafe and Market in Los Feliz, a neighborhood that’s home to celebrities and hopefuls. On this 2-hour tour you’ll pass the Greek Theater before heading off the paved road and into the LA wilderness. Take a short, steep path that rewards with stunning views of the city in all directions. During the half-hour hike you’ll ascend the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs at a leisurely pace, making frequent stops to admire the views and hear about the history of this place. As you approach the Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood sign will come into view and provide a spectacular backdrop for your photos! The Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco masterpiece that is considered the hood ornament of Los Angeles. After the tour you have the option of entering the building (free of charge) or to take the short hike back with your guide.

San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

7. San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

Day 1: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN Meet your tour at the Public Library to embark on a city tour. Enjoy a cruise in the world-famous bay. See great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Day 2: MODESTO – YOSEMITE Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. Stay overnight at the Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch. Day 3: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS Head to Las Vegas and stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow. In the evening, take a tour of the strip and see amazing hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, and more. Stay overnight at Harrah’s Hotel. Day 4: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before arriving at the south bank of the Grand Canyon. Learn how throughout the years, the Colorado river carved its way down to the sea and created a wonderland for geologists. After lunch, continue along the canyon east, stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening. Day 5: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab. On certain departures, your tour will continue to Cedar City for the night. Day 6: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES After breakfast, head into Zion Park. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Leave for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas with an option for a late night return to Los Angeles.

Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing at Saddle Peak

8. Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing at Saddle Peak

Awaken the adventurous side of you and partake in a memorable rock-climbing experience. Begin in the coastal city of Malibu and meet your instructor and group at beautiful Saddle Peak. Get a crash course introduction on the skills and techniques used such as rock-climbing safety, rock-climbing rappelling, and so much more, all led by your certified instructor. All equipment and gear are provided: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, and chalk bag. Embark on a 20-30 minute hike to get to the climbing location. Once you reach Saddle Peak, you will begin rock-climbing. Saddle Peak offers a low angle slab wall with various climbing routes ranging from easy to intermediate. This climb is great for beginners as it will require the use of your legs and toes much more than your upper body. The rock is made of sandstone which makes for a great grip. Outdoor rock-climbing has never been made so easy and fun.

Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing by the Beach

9. Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing by the Beach

Inspire the explorer in you and take part in a rock-climbing experience you’ll never forget. Begin your adventure in Malibu, a city west of Los Angeles known for its stunning beaches and spectacular coastal views. Meet your instructor and small group at Point Dume where you start your rock-climbing excursion. This is a great place to start if you are a beginner in rock climbing and want to experience it in a small group. Outdoor rock-climbing has never been made so easy and fun. Have a crash course introduction on skills and techniques including rock climbing safety, different techniques, rock climbing rappelling, and more led by your experienced and certified instructor.  Enjoy amazing climbing and breathtaking views by the beach. All equipment and gear are provided: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, and chalk bag.

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What people are saying about Los Angeles County

It is a tour with a lot of information about the place, which allows you to obtain great photographs, schedules are respected and what has been agreed, you can also make a short or longer stretch according to your mood, time and physical condition, the guides strive to make a great experience

I had a great time on the trip. However I was told to meet at the library at 6:30 am, but the bus came at 8:30. I found someone who was told the same thing. We called her agency who confirmed 8:30. That is something that needs to be corrected in your itinerary.

Gil was a fabulous tour guide! I loved learning the history of the Hollywood sign. Hiking the the sign was a bucket list item for me. So happy I chose this company for our guided tour.

Fantastic! Miriam was lovely - very welcoming and friendly with some great tips and facts to share. Would highly recommend!

Noel was freakin fantastic! Her humor and jokes were first class! Loved her energy! Ask for her to be your tour guide!