Winter in L.A.

Winter is my favorite season in LA. The coolness provides a change of season but not so much that it feels cold. Jeans and cotton sweaters rather than summer’s t-shirt and flip flops. But still we get the 80 degree (27 Celsius) days as often as we get the cooler ones, so we still getRead More

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Santa Anas Are Here

It’s that fabled time of year when the Santa Ana Winds start to wind their way over the mountains and through the canyons of LA. The subject of many a song and movie, the winds have a magical and seemingly sinister effect on Angelenos. Raymond Chandler has written that the crime rate actually goes upRead More

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Welcome to LA Insider Tours

Welcome to LA Insider Tours and our new blog. We provide tour guides for your own custom, private tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, and more. We provide flexibile, intimate experiences that just can’t be found on the canned big bus tours. In addition we offer layover tours where we can pick youRead More

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Going to the Farmers’ Market

You’re in LA and you’ve read the guide books, and they all say you need to go to the Farmers Market to take in real Angeleno culture and maybe get lucky and spot a celebrity or two (I once saw Leo DiCaprio among many dining there but that’s for another story). But do they tellRead More

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  • “Don’t Hesitate….Just Do It!!”

    The tour was a lot of fun and he even took us to less well known spots for some great photo ops! Definitely recommend doing and would absolutely do another tour with these guys when next back in LA!

    ~ Kelly T

  • “Perfect fit for our family!”

    Our tour was AMAZING. This is one of the most professional companies I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

    ~ Michele G, El Segundo, California

  • “LOOK NO FURTHER”

    I can recall doing a bus tour of LA a number of years ago, and that tour did not remotely compare to what we experienced with our number one guide Rivers. Our family of four, including two boys aged 13 and 10, had the best day possible.

    ~ Lindsay O, Hepburn Springs, Australia

  • “Worth the Splurge”

    Eight hours seems like a lot of time, but the day just flew by. It was so fun and interesting. I would do this again with no regrets.

    The Kozars, Lethbridge, Canada

  • “Great family day”

    A big thank you to Scott for our fantastic LA tour!! We got all the sights in, in one day including a last minute shop @ Dash!! Scott was full of information and my family including my 3 year old had a fantastic day!! Highly recommend !!

    ~ Nicole9Aust

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