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Coolest beach town in SoCal

The Perfect Venice Tour

4 ½-hour tour with stops along the way.
See it all in a day with us on the best tour the city has to offer. Private Tours Available

Our Tour Details

  • Tour Departure Times

    11:00 AM, every day

  • Tour Duration:

    4 ½ Hours

  • Parking

    We recommend parking at 

    1541 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Tour Departure Times

    Adults $65
    Children (13 & under) $50

    Seniors (65+) $50
    Children 2 & under ride free

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The Open-Air Venice
Beach Tour

It’s one of the coolest beach towns in California, and we’re gonna give you the perfect tour! We’ll tell you the story of Venice in Los Angeles through historic sights, iconic views, and fun & interactive stops along the way on this fully narrated and guided beach tour.

  • Fully guided and narrated tour.
  • Visit the original Venice Canals and the beautifully-preserved Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • 90-minute stop at the beach to dip your toes in the sand, grab a bite, and buy some original art or jewelry from one of the talented street vendors that line the main walkway.
  • See the original muscle beach made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Visit the Jim Morrison mural and check out the small apartment he lived in during the Summer of 1965.
  • See the birthplace of modern-day skateboarding otherwise known as Dogtown
  • 30-minute Stop on Abbot Kinney boulevard
  • The Venice boardwalk
  • The Venice skatepark
  • Much more!

Learn about the fascinating history of the Venice area and the man who started it all, Abbot Kinney, and find yourself back at the Santa Monica Pier when your tour has ended with plenty of time left in the day to check out the ferris wheel or grab some treats!

THE PERFECT LOS ANGELES TOUR
This Los Angeles Bus Tour Includes Stops In Hollywood, Beverly Hills, And At The Farmer's Market For Lunch!
THE PERFECT LOS ANGELES TOUR
This Los Angeles Bus Tour Includes Stops In Hollywood, Beverly Hills, And At The Farmer's Market For Lunch!
THE PERFECT LOS ANGELES TOUR
This Los Angeles Bus Tour Includes Stops In Hollywood, Beverly Hills, And At The Farmer's Market For Lunch!
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Abbott Kinney Blvd (30 Minutes)

Voted “The Coolest Street in America”, this this trendy stretch of stores, coffee shops and restaurants is perfect for people watching and window shopping. Keep your eyes out for celebs!

Fisherman’s Village (30 minutes)

This little know location will have you feeling like you’ve been whisked away to the Caribbean. You may recognize it from many movies and TV shows, but the highlight is hanging with the locals- a boisterous bunch of harbor seals.

Venice Canals (30 Minutes)

Stroll the only remaining canals from the original Venice of America. The quaint neighborhood is a peaceful and photogenic example of what the area was like a hundred and twenty years ago.

Venice Beach (90 Minutes)

This is the epicenter of everything Venice. All the action is here with the artists selling wares, street performs and top locations to visit. Muscle beach, the Venice sign and famous skatepark are all right here. After some sightseeing, wander the board walk for shopping and lunch.

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Detailed tour breakdown

Begin your tour at the top of the Santa Monica Pier. Take a fully guided half-day tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, and more.

1-hour on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

30 minutes on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

1-hour lunch stop at The Original Farmer’s Market.

Excellent Rating

Based on 906 reviews

Really enjoyed the tour with a driver who has lived in the area for many years and went extra mile, showing sights with great insight and information

Rhys Hewitt

6/2/2024

Great experience. Dave was lots of fun and very informative. We got to see some great sights in Malibu. We thoroughly recommend it.

Margarete McGrath

5/28/2024

We did 5 1/2 LA Tour and had a great experience. It was nice getting picked up at our hotel and taken to all the tourist spots and not having to worry about driving or finding parking.

Angela Youngblood

5/31/2024

Our driver was great, funny, talkative and knowledgeable. The tour was just right for seeing the main sites and hearing some Hollywood history.

Faye Dunn

5/27/2024

Our guide was great and the tour was unique! Highly recommend.

Braun Jeannine

5/31/2024

Great experience of Venice! The guide was funny and super helpful!

Christian Aliford

5/16/2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

For reservations we ask that you book your date and time online. If you have any trouble at all we’re always available over the phone for questions and concerns. Just Click Here to place your reservation
We recommend parking at 1541 Ocean Ave. The parking entrance is on Ocean Ave right next to the Red O Cantina and Del Frisco Grill – just north of the Santa Monica Pier entrance. The price may vary, but it costs roughly $10 for all-day parking depending on the time of year.

We recommend parking at 1637 N Wilcox Ave. It’s an outdoor parking lot 

Yes! The only tour that offers hotel pickups is The Perfect Los Angeles Tour and we pick up from hotels in Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, and Venice Beach
When reserving “The Perfect LA Tour” you’ll be asked if you need a hotel pickup. Select yes and then choose your hotel from the drop-down menu. If you’re in the pickup area but don’t see your hotel on the list, give us a call at 800.913.9356 and we’ll see what we can do.

When selecting your hotel from the drop-down menu it should include the pickup time.

  • Hotels in Marina Del Rey are picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour (9:30AM or 11:30AM)
  • Hotels in Venice Beach are picked up 20 minutes prior to the start of the tour (9:40AM or 11:40AM)
  • Hotels in Santa Monica are picked up 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour (9:45AM or 11:45AM)
The Malibu Tour only has one departure time at 9:30AM because traffic in Malibu is unpredictable in the afternoon.

We recommend bringing sunscreen and a jacket, and of course any cameras or phones you have for photos. Even on a warmer day, it can get a bit chilly on the ride back, especially if you’re on an afternoon tour.

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