- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience Southern California’s laid-back beach lifestyle, and see various Pacific coast beaches on this day trip from Los Angeles! Visit Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and climb aboard the Queen Mary, the famous ocean liner. See the colorful characters and performers of Venice Beach, and ride the roller coasters at Santa Monica Pier. An enthralling day at the beach awaits!
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Fully narrated tour
- Professional tour guide
- Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
- Sightseeing in Huntington, Venice and Santa Monica Beaches
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
Los Angeles Farmers Market or Four Points Sheraton Culver City
(specific departure locations provided on voucher)
6:30am Departure – Los Angeles Farmers Market
7:00am Departure – Four Points Sheraton Culver City
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm
Get a taste of the famously laid-back, Southern California lifestyle on this tour of the West Coast's most famous beachside attractions! First, you’ll head to Huntington Beach, the so-called “Surf City” made popular by the Beach Boys. See surfers paddling in the ocean, and take in some beach volleyball action. Wriggle your toes in the sand before heading north to Long Beach.
In Long Beach, you’ll have a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most famous ships in the world, the British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary. This legendary cruise ship made its last voyage in 1967, and now it serves as a monument to the days of transatlantic pleasure cruises. See the restored sections of the ship such as her bridge, the aft, machine rooms and much more!
After you’ve seen the Queen Mary’s elegant facilities, you’ll travel to one of the most famously eclectic and eccentric stretches of coast in the world, Venice Beach. In Venice, you’ll see street performers, bazaar merchants, muscle-bound weightlifters, and skateboarders, all of whom contribute to Venice Beach’s signature vibe. After you’ve seen Venice’s wonderful weirdness, you’ll head to the Santa Monica Pier, where you can dine, people watch, or ride the thrilling coasters and Ferris wheel at Pacific Park.
Your trip concludes at the Third Street Promenade, a popular beach-friendly, pedestrian-only boulevard. Dust off the sand and shop to your heart's content before returning to your air-conditioned coach to Los Angeles.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
- Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
- Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I think we were a little fazed when we found out we were the only ones going on this tour but went on to have a fantastic day. Jacob, our driver gave us so much information during the trip, I just wish I could recall all the details. Huntington Beach was my favourite but it was still amazing to walk along Santa Monica peir and to watch the guys on Muscle Beach in Venice Beach. The Queen Mary was something else. Shame we couldn't have kept it here in England! We chose the Haunted Tour on board and were not disappointed. It really was a great day out and we certainly can recommend it to you all.
4 Beaches in one day each different Huntington a surfers beach with surfers and Beach volleyball. Long Beach the Queen Mary is well worth a visit, Venice Beach with the canals and luxury homes and the bohemian shops with Bike riding and Skateboarding, finally Santa Monica the end of Route 66 with Palisades Park and the pier with its stalls and restaurants and Fun Park. The guide was informative and gave you time at each beach so you did not feel rushed.
This was a fantastic day! We were the only ones on the tour and the guide was very polite, friendly and had a lot of information to give us. The beaches were beautiful, and because of the early start we saw them both a the very busy and quieter times. The Queen Mary was also a highlight and the guide does let you do some exploring for yourself which is always great. I'd definitely recommend this.
The overall day was very good, the driver and tour guide were excellent. We weren't so interested in the Queen Mary tour and would have preferred to have it optional or a shortened version as would rather have had longer at the other places.
Very early start but worth it. We were the only two on the tour which was great and the guide - Giovanni - was well informed, flexible and polite. Enjoyed all of it but felt that the Queen Mary was rather a let down. It appears not to have been maintained in an appropriate manner. The Ghost Tour seemed to be an attempt to entertain the tourists rather than anything special. However, glad to have seen it. Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier were the real highlights but Huntington Beach early in the morning was refreshing. A tour worth doing.
We had an amazing time on the 3 tours we did. Our tour guide really made the experience highly memorable. We highly recommend getting Richard as your guide if you can, he is brilliant!
The tour was really amazing. I enjoyed every second of it. Richard, the tour guide, was very kind, full of information and professional. His stories are entertaining and interesting.
I highly recommend it.
Apart from the very early beginning I know, that it is necessary in order to get the whole program through I loved this tour. Richard the tour guide is very knowledgeable and has a lot of funny and interesting stories to share. Jakob the driver brought us safely to all our destinations. It is a packed day with a lot of beautiful views and memories. As it is not always guided you have time to explore Huntington Beach, Queen Mary, Venice and Santa Monica on your on as well. Absolutely recommended.
Best tour, excellent driver, well educated in all areas of tour. Could not do enough for us. We appreciated his friendliness and effort in making sure we had a wonderful day. Would give Amir a higher rating if possible. Thanks again.
Brilliant tour, tour guide was fantastic and best way to see all of the beaches in Southern California! Many Thanks!!
Excellent trip. Lots of time for all beaches. Got to see the outskirts of the city and nice neighbourhoods not easily accesible by public transportation. Richard,our driver and guide, was very friendly,enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Wonderful day out. Our guide even gave us extra time on The Queen Mary. This is the one to experience the differences in beach culture in LA. Venice beach is a real eye opener-not to be missed. Great commentary and guide would fully recommend.
Our California Beach Cities Day Trip (incorporating the Queen Mary tour) was excellent. My wife and myself were fortunate that we had a private tour just ourselves and Richard, our driver and guide. Apart from being a very nice person, Richard was also very knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble for him. The car was very comfortable and we felt very safe and secure with Richard. He was very punctual and also, because there was only the 3 of us, very flexible. I would certainly recommend Viator Tours and we give our tour 5 stars.