Tours + Transportation

Los Angeles Tours and Transportation

A List Limousine
A List Limo offers an all-new fleet of luxury cars, including Lincoln MKTs and Mercedes S550s, complete with state-of-the-art technology and professionally trained chauffeurs. Private custom city tours with multiple language options are also available. 310.568.1590. alistlimo.com

AMTRAK
Train and bus service within the county, along the coast and to major California locations, with nationwide connections. 800.872.7245. amtrak.com

Another Side of Los Angeles ToursAnother Side of Los Angeles Tour
A wide variety of focused tours, organized by interest—whale watching, shopping, celebrity homes—or mode of transportation (kayak, Segway, horseback, helicopter). 1102 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 800.311.8987.  anothersideoflosangelestours.com

 

 

Beverly Hills Rent-A-CarBeverly Hills Rent-A-Car
Luxury and exotic rentals. Hollywood, 310.659.5555; Beverly Hills, 310.274.6969; LAX, 310.670.2020; bhrentacar.com

 

 

Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car
Luxury and exotic rentals. 9732 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.6969; 6085 Venice Blvd., Hollywood, 310.659.5555; LAX, 9220 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.670.2020. bhrentacar.com

Beverly Hills Trolley Tour
Forty-minute tour of landmarks, attractions; departs from Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. Sa-Su 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $5–$10. 310.285.2442.

Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica city bus line covers the Westside. Well-kept environmentally friendly buses burn cleaner gas. 50¢–$2. 310.451.5444, bigbluebus.com, bigbluebus.com

Bike & Sail Adventure
Biking and/or sailing tours in customizable or preset itineraries. Exclusive Bike & Hike Sail Adventure includes all three activities. Half-or full-day bike rentals. 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.796.8555.

Bikes and Hikes L.A.
Biking and hiking tours in customizable or preset itineraries. Daily tours include L.A. in a Day, Movie Star Homes and Hollywood bike tours. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 8743 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.796.8555. bikeshikes.com

Black & White Car Rental
Specializes in hybrid, luxury, exotic cars; chauffer services. 8800 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.274.1144.

Budge Rent A CarBudget Rent-A-Car
Cars for rent—mostly luxury vehicles including Porsches and Hummers—at competitive prices. 9815 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.9174; 1723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.586.9719. budget.com

 

California Yellow Cab
Transportation in sedans, town cars, minivans to/from airports, restaurants, nightlife, attractions, shopping destinations. 877.935.5692.

Catalina Express
Year-round boat service to Catalina Island. Up to 30 daily departures from Long Beach, Dana Point, San Pedro. Reservations recommended. Ride Free on Your Birthday program. Call or check website for hours and prices. 800.481.3470. catalinaexpress.com

City PassCityPass
Southern California CityPass offers discounted admission to Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure (including one Magic Morning admission), Universal Studios Hollywood (including the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, all rides and attractions) and SeaWorld San Diego. $334, ages 3-9 $291, under 3 free. Purchase pass at attractions or order online. 888.330.5008. citypass.com

 

Crystal LimousinesCrystal Limousines & Tour
Full service chauffeured car and limousine company offers luxury ground transportation and limousine specials for any Southern California transportation needs. Conveniently located in Orange County near the Santa Ana John Wayne Airport (SNA), Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland. Guests are safely transported to any popular location in Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego County. 888.722.2202. crystaltrans.com

Delish Tours
Culinary tour of “hidden gem” restaurants in Venice Beach. Reservations required. Private tours available. F-Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; private tours offered daily. $65. Westminster Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 323.412.9077. delishtours.com

Dodger Stadium Tour
Behind-the-scenes tour allows guests to visit the field and the dugout, walk through the Vin Scully Press Box and more. $15-$20, under 4 free. 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 866.363.4377.

Downtown Artwalk
Self-guided gallery tour/party centered on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. Second Thursday of every month, noon-10 p.m.; lounge open from 6-10 p.m. Free. 213.617.4929, ext. 206. downtownartwalk.org

elite-adventureElite Adventure Tours
Unique, upscale tours, including helicopter and wine tours, with first class service. Includes pick-up and drop off at hotel or airport. Reservations Required. 888.328.6871, eliteadventuretours.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Car rental service. 1944 S. Figueroa Blvd., downtown; 1234 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.; 8367 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 265 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. 866.458.9227, enterprise.com Map J15, J13, H12, J12

execucarExecucar
Premier luxury sedan service. Sedan and SUV service, flat rates, special group services, and frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.410.4444, execucar.com

 

Hollywood Skies
Helicopter tours of downtown, the coastline, canyons and other areas of interest. Level Four tours include Santa Barbara or a Malibu vineyard dinner. $198–$1,475 per person. 888.497.8687, hollywoodskies.com

Glendevon Motors
This first-class luxury-car-rental service rents only the best from iconic British brands—late-model Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Range Rovers—and offers free pick-up and drop-off. For an extraordinary day in L.A., book a Drive & Dine experience, which includes a scenic pre-planned route and a wicker hamper filled with a gourmet picnic. 5550 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 170, Woodland Hills, 818.835.9016.  glendevonmotors.com

 

la-tours-hornblowerHornblower Cruises & Events
Dine, dance and take in harbor views aboard one of Hornblower’s cruises. Choose from dinner and Champagne brunch options. Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 888.467.6256. hornblower.com

 

IEX Helicopters
Operator with multiple mainland heliports (including one at the Queen Mary in Long Beach) and a fleet of top-of-the-line turbine helicopters offers scenic flights to Catalina Island, plus private charters and helicopter tours of Los Aneles/Hollywood, Catalina Island, the Southern California coast and beyond. 210.510.2525. islandexpress.com 

L.A. Art Gallery Tours
Tours of local art-gallery destinations. Choose a geographical area of focus from Culver City/Mid-Wilshire, Chinatown/downtown or Santa Monica/Venice. Tu–F 10 am–2:30 pm, Sa 10 am–6 pm. $40–$50 per person; varies by group size. 310.650.9384

Long Beach Adventure Tours
Stand-up paddle-boarding lessons and tours are offered in addition to surfing, kayaking and kiteboarding lessons. Booking at least 24 hours in advance is requested. 949.274.1772 or 949.701.3881, longbeachadventuretours.com

Long Beach Transit
Regular bus service in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill. AquaLink water taxi ferries passengers to destinations from Long Beach to Alamitos Bay Landing. 562.591.2301, lbtransit.com

Los Angeles Conservancy
Skilled volunteer docents lead more than a dozen architecture-focused walking tours, including the Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District, Union Station and Angelino Heights. Summer tours include Modern By Moonlight and City Hall. 213.623.2489. laconservancy.org

Los Angeles Helicopters
Helicopter “flightseeing tours” of the coast, Bel Air, Hollywood, downtown and more; excursions to Temecula Wine Country, Catalina Island. Heliports in Long Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne. 562.377.0396, lahelicopters.com

Malibu Discovery Tours
Themed tours in and around Malibu include the six-hour Malibu Wine Trail Tour with wine tastings, Sunrise Hiking Tour, Malibu Movie & Celebrity Tour, Twilight Wine and Dine Tour and Deluxe Sightseeing Tour. 310.393.6555. malibudiscovery.com

Malibu Riders
Horseback rides in Malibu. Zuma Canyon has ocean views, Paramount Ranch and Malibu Creek trails old film sets. $50–$75 per hour. 818.510.2245, maliburiders.com

Melting Pot Food Tours
Tasting tours of foodie destinations such as Thai Town (hosted by chef Jet Tila), the Original Farmers Market and select restaurants. Private tours available. Reservation required. 424.247.9666; tickets, 800.979.3370. meltingpottours.com

MetrolinkMETRO
City bus, light rail and subway. Rail lines connect downtown, Hollywood, Pasadena, Long Beach; underground Red Line from Union Station through Hollywood to San Fernando Valley; Gold Line from Union Station to East L.A. and through Pasadena to Azusa; Blue Line from downtown to Long Beach; Green Line from Norwalk to Redondo Beach; Expo Line from Santa Monica to downtown. 323.466.3876.  metro.net

METROLINK
Regional train system connects Los Angeles County with Ventura, Orange and San Diego counties. Six of seven Metrolink rail lines (including the Orange County lines, San Bernardino lines and Ventura County lines) begin at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. 800.371.5465. metrolinktrains.com

Midway Car Rental
Luxury car rentals: Aston Martin, Ferrari F430, Maserati Quattroporte. Locations in downtown; Mid-Wilshire district; Beverly Hilton; West L.A.; North Hollywood; Santa Monica; Burbank Airport; LAX; Van Nuys Airport. 800.824.5260, midwaycarrental.com

Movie Locations Tour-L.A.
See more than 50 movie locations while viewing clips from films shot around L.A. Bus features stadium seating, 65-inch HDTV and panoramic windows. $45-$60. Tours begin at TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.959.3131, movielocationstour.com Map H13

Old Hollywood Tour
The Hollywood Entertainment District BID’s new guided walking tour explores Tinseltown’s history, stopping at early movie theaters, celebrity haunts and more. Tours begin at the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance. Last Friday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. $20. 6562 Hollywood Blvd., L.A.  onlyinhollywood.org/oldhollywoodwalkingtour

Olympic Rent-A-Car
Luxury sedans and exotics outfitted with Sirius and XM satellite radio service. Cars on offer include those by Maserati, Ferrari, Audi, Bentley and Porsche. 9244 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.757.6501 Map K12

Perry’s Beach Club
Rent bikes or skates for the boardwalk. Legends Bike Tour ($30) explores Venice and its hidden canals; guided tour includes architecture and celebrity lore. Eight rental locations along the beach from Santa Monica to Venice. 310.939.0000

Red Line Walking Tours
Insider look at land-marks new and old, as well as film studios in Hollywood and downtown. $15–$24.95. 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 304 S. Broadway, downtown, 323.402.1074 Map H13, I16

Santa Monica Conservancy Downtown Walking Tours
Conservancy-guided tours on Saturdays. Tour leaves from 1436 2nd Street. Booklets for self-guided tours at 1920 Main St., Santa Monica. $10. 310.496.3146 Map M8

Santa Monica Walking Tours
Daily guided tours of downtown Santa Monica; tours focused on popular spots such as Main Street, Montana Avenue and Palisades Park also offered. $20–$25. 310.595.4526, santamonicawalkingtours.com

Star Track Tours
Star Track Tours’ video star tours take you by celebrities’ glamorous mansions and estates, while TVs in each new vehicle show you inside the homes of the rich and famous. See the homes of stars like Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian. Enjoy a two-hour day or night tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. See website for schedule and prices. 6739 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 310.905.7145.  startracktours.com

 

starlineStarline Tours
Celebrity-tour company offers Movie Stars’ Homes tour plus tours to beaches, theme parks, San Diego and more. The CitySightseeing double-decker hop-on, hop-off tour makes more than 70 stops around L.A. Prices vary. Tours begin at TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 800.959.3131. starlinetours.com

 

super-shuttle-vanSuper Shuttle
Shared-ride shuttle service to and from airport. Group rates, charters, and frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.258.3826, supershuttle.com

 

Tour Du Jour
Themed and customized tours, mainly by car. Travel from the Santa Monica Mountains to the shore on the Westside Story tour, or visit the burial sites of celebs on the Hollywood Chills tour. Prices vary. 9663 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.659.2929. Map I11 tourdujour.net

tmz-tourTMZ Celebrity Tour, Hollywood
Two-hour bus tour highlights celebrity hot spots in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and on the Sunset Strip, brought to life with videos from TMZ’s on-air stories and the occasional star sighting. See website for pickup locations, hours and prices. 844.TMZ.TOUR (869.8687). tmz.com/tour

Tourific Escapes
Husband-and-wife team offer sightseeing and food tours such as Hollywood Sites and Bites and Chocolate Indulgence. Prices vary. 424.248.8687, tourificescapes.com

Urban Shopping Adventures
Group tours of Melrose Heights, downtown Fashion District. Transportation, shopping tips, maps, goody bags. $36–$54. 213.683.9715 Map I1