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Los Angeles Short Break tour

Los Angeles Short Break

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4.7 . Excellent
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
4 days
From: $ 996 $ 249 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Not Eligible for Early Payment
  • See Los Angeles' iconic landmarks

Short Description

Okay. You’ve got four days in the wonderfully wacky City of Angels. Let’s make it count. First up, people-watching on Venice Beach: home to the most eccentric characters you’ll ever lay eyes on. Next, play “spot-the-celeb” in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Walk of Fame. Then, with a 7-day Metro Pass and 24 hour hop on/off sightseeing bus pass included, you can get your bearings, tick off the must-see sights and then venture into LA’s lesser-known spots. Eat in Koreatown, hike Runyon Canyon and shop with the locals at the farmers market in Fairfax District. This beautifully bonkers city is yours to explore.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

United States

Cities & Attractions

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Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights accommodation in a hotel
  • 7 day LA Metro Pass
  • 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

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Itinerary

Day 1

Dreaming of Californication? Hit up Venice Beach by hitching a ride on the Metro Bus (don't forget your swimmers.) Wait, have you worked out yet? You can flex at the famous Gold's Gym or Muscle Beach and babe-watch all afternoon. Want more? Hire a bike and peddle the path to Santa Monica, sip on a green smoothie and buy a cheesy t-shirt from one of the street-front market stalls. <3 LA? Us too.

Included today:
-7 Day Metro Pass

Optional activities:
-Airport arrival transfer

Day 2

After brekkie, it's go time! Think an animal safari is fun? Try a celeb safari - that's right, jump on a sightseeing bus tour and see if you can hunt down some of the world's biggest stars. Think you've gone full tourist? Think again. It's time to walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From Robin Williams (*tear*) to Britney - who will you take a star selfie with?

Included today:
-7 Day Metro Pass

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

Some advice: have a light breakfast, 'coz two words = In&Out Burger. That's right. Today is the ultimate cheat day, and it's gonna be AWESOME. If the best burger ever with fries isn't your thang, then march on down to LA institution, PInk's Hot Dogs. C'mon, this is 'murica, calories don't count! Next up, Universal Studios (aka the funnest place on the planet) is waiting. And take it from us - splurge for the 'Front of the Line pass'. You'll thank us later.

Included today:
-7 Day Metro Pass

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 4

What - your last day in LA? Well you might as well work off yesterday's fat sesh with a hike up Runyon Canyon. While you're in the area, get acquainted with the cosmos at Griffith Observatory - worth it for the views of sprawling LA alone, let alone the universe. Take a big breath before jumping in your optional airport shuttle bus and legging it to LAX. You'll need time to clear customs with all your Rodeo Drive purchases.

Included today:
-7 Day Metro Pass

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Airport departure transfer

Day 1

This is L.A, baby. Start your day the right way with a trip to Venice Beach by hitching a ride on the Metro Bus (don't forget your swimmers.) Wait, have you worked out yet? You can flex at the famous Gold's Gym or Muscle Beach and babe-watch all afternoon. Want more? Hire a bike and peddle the path to Santa Monica, sip on a green smoothie and buy a cheesy souvenir from one of the street-front market stalls. Are you head over heels for LA yet?

Optional activities:
-Airport arrival transfer

Day 2

After brekkie, it's go time! Think an animal safari is fun? Try a celeb safari - that's right, jump on a sightseeing bus tour and see if you can hunt down some of the world's biggest stars. Think you've gone full tourist? Think again. It's time to walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From Robin Williams (*tear*) to Britney - who will you take a star selfie with?

Included today:
-L.A Hop-On Hop Off Tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 3

Some advice: have a light breakfast, 'coz two words = In&Out Burger. Today is the ultimate cheat day, and it's gonna be AWESOME. If the best burger ever with fries isn't your thang, then march on down to the LA institution, Pink's Hot Dogs. Next up, make your own way to Universal Studios (aka the funnest place on the planet) and go wild with all the souvenirs you can possibly handle. And take it from us - splurge for the 'Front of the Line pass'. You'll thank us later.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 4

What - your last day in LA? Well you might as well work off yesterday's session with a hike up Runyon Canyon. While you're in the area, get acquainted with the cosmos at Griffith Observatory - worth it for the views of sprawling LA alone, let alone the universe. Take a big breath before jumping in your optional airport shuttle bus and legging it to LAX. You'll need time to clear customs with all your Rodeo Drive purchases.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Airport departure transfer

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Price Per Day: $ 249 per day
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Great 3
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Lodging
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Los Angeles Short Break

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Extremely knowledgeable

5.0
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Lodging5.0
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Meals5.0
Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging4.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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Winter Spirit around Europe!

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Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
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Meals5.0
Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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Value5.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals5.0
My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Accomodations

On your trip you will stay in comfortable, centrally-located accommodation in a single, twin or double room, depending on what you have booked.

The name and address of your hotel will be listed on the Reservation Confirmation Letter you will receive separately. Your optional airport transfer will of course take you to the correct hotel, so you do not need to worry about finding it yourself!


Los Angeles - USA
Airport arrival and departure transfers. Please contact us for pricing information.

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Meals Included:

A continental breakfast is included each day in your hotel (except for Day 1).

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