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Lights, camera, action!

There’s much more to Los Angeles tours than Hollywood, A-listers, and beachside body-builders. Trips to Los Angeles will open your eyes to a wealth of quirky sights, stunning Californian scenery, and some seriously good coastal routes.

Start off with Los Angeles guided tours that take you to all the hotspots, so you can tick them off your list. Then go off on your own journey of discovery along the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu and Santa Barbara, or blast down to the Grand Canyon. If you want to stay in the LA area, Los Angeles city tours will show you around the City of Angels’ unusual spots as well as show you all the usual iconic sights, such as the Hollywood walk of Fame, the shopping boulevards, and the famous Hollywood sign that towers above the city.

From the coast to the heart of La La Land, take a look at all our fantastic Los Angeles tours below. Want to explore tinseltown at your own pace? Check out our Los Angeles holidays to find your dream LA vacay.

 

Postcards of California

Postcards of California

See the parts of California that always make the postcards: Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Monica Pier, Carmel’s Lone Cypress, California Wine Country and Yosemite’s waterfalls. Then start your own photo collage. 

Start with LA and time for Venice Beach, or maybe a dose of Disney. Then meander up the Pacific Coast Highway. Take in top spots like Malibu Beach, Monterey and Carmel’s 17-Mile Drive, all a photographer’s dream. Then you’re in San Francisco and time to swap your wheels for cable cars — or join the many bikes that tackle the famous streets. An unforgettable drive over the Golden Gate Bridge sees you in chic Sausalito. Head on to Muir Woods to walk the boardwalks beneath the towering redwoods, before you continue towards Napa and Sonoma. After an evening among the vineyards, it’s time to take the historic Gold Country route to Yosemite. A two-night stay lets you take in all the park’s canvas-worthy sights, like Half Dome and El Capitan.

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The Splendid West

The Splendid West

Sit back and relax as you take in the West's colourful landscapes and iconic sites. There’s the exciting cities of LA and San Francisco, glitzy Las Vegas, and Hollywood hangout Palm Springs. But if you just jet between the cities you'll miss some of the area’s best bits. They’re found in the deserts, canyons, lakes and mountains — and on this tour you've got this covered too. You'll see the diverse ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert, the sculpted rocks of Sedona, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, scenic Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon, the summit of Mammoth Mountain and Yosemite's breathtaking waterfalls. So, bring your camera — you’ll definitely need it.

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Western Discovery

Western Discovery

America’s hideaways for work and pleasure come together on this cover-it-all tour of America’s vast West. It embraces the studio-packed city of Los Angeles; the western ‘on location’ sets of the Painted Desert, Monument Valley, and Kanab, aka Little Hollywood; and LA’s equally cool urban neighbours, San Diego and San Francisco.
But Westerners aren’t just about business, and their big backyard’s packed with heady pleasures in the shape of fresh air recreation, lose-yourself scenery, and party playgrounds like Las Vegas, which you get to experience like a local.
Places like Palm Springs, Mammoth Lakes, and Lake Powell lure natives with their glorious golf courses, snow and water sports, and other outdoor pursuits, reaffirming the West coast’s famous addiction to anything healthy.
The plentiful national parks provide incomparable scenery for you to dip into, and you’ll witness the crimson monoliths of Sedona, the vastness of the Grand Canyon, the forests, waterfalls, and rugged landmarks of Yosemite, and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, where campfires and constellations await on clear nights.
Back on the coast, seaside hideouts of in-the-know Californians trail down the Central Coast, and you’ll check off scenic Carmel, the canneries of Monterey, and the beaches of Malibu and Santa Barbara on your way back to LA.

From £1785pp (excluding flights)
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Best of the West

Best of the West

Pick up your car in LA and take to the open road as you explore the West’s top picks. Hangout with the cool people in Palm Springs, take in the old west vibe of Scottsdale and see skyscraper-studded Phoenix. Drive along amazing routes like a section of Route 66, Yosemite’s winding Tioga Pass, California’s historic Gold Rush route, and the coastal scenery of Highway 1. Other top-dollar names make an appearance too, from the vast Grand Canyon to the desert landscapes of Death Valley. And the manmade musts don’t shy away either, with Las Vegas’ dazzling neon, San Francisco’s hotspots, and LA laying out the big guns, from Rodeo Drive to Venice Beach.

From £1095pp (excluding flights)
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Can't see what you are after? We have plenty of other USA tours starting in the West Coast for you to explore.

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