Hollywood Studio Tours and the Opening of Harry Potter

It’s officially open! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter had their massive star-studded grand opening yesterday, April 7th, 2016. Plan ahead and expect crowds. Obviously, weekdays should be better than weekends. Glitterati Tours is often asked if we have access to get inside the legendary lots to provide studio tours. The answer is no. All the studios that provide tours have their own professional guides and docents. They all do an amazing job, and we’ve listed a few of the most popular studio tours below. We remind guests that once inside the gates of these amazing venues, one doesn’t need a private tour company on standby collecting hourly rates. Again, studio guides take over, and at places like Universal, much 

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What We Do at Glitterati Private Tours of L.A. and Beverly Hills

Glitterati Tours of Hollywood and Beverly Hills is proud to be the #1 of 10 Activities and Tours in Beverly Hills on TripAdvisor.  We work hard for this reputation and are passionate about showing off our incredible city to visitors.  Glitterati Tours covers Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Venice Beach.  Glitterati Tours has streamlined our offerings to include what most guests want in terms of Los Angeles sightseeing.   Why not other areas in Southern California?  Because, if we know it, we show it!  We’ve got our hands full covering the real estate, scandals, gossip, moving and shaking, history, and constant updates on all-things-L.A. We don’t venture off into Santa Barbara, San Diego or Palm Springs. 

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L.A. Tour Guides for Private Sightseeing Tours

Meet our Team of L.A. Tour Guides At Glitterati Tours of Los Angeles We want potential guests to have any and all information at their fingertips when planning their private sightseeing tour. By far, the most important aspect to any company, is a passionate and dedicated team that goes above and beyond in customer service. Here’s a little bit more about this fantastic group of Glitterati Tours multi-talented L.A. tour guides: David has been a guide with Glitterati Tours since day one. He’s been in the travel and hospitality industry since 1985, when he began working internationally for Northwest Airlines, exploring the world. He is a proud cheese-head from Burlington Wisconsin and came to Los Angeles more than twenty years 

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Discounted Tours Departing from Select Los Angeles Hotels

Effective December 16th, 2015, Glitterati Tours of Beverly Hills will have a promotion offering 10% off on any of our private sightseeing tours for guests staying at a handful of select hotels.  This promotion will run between now and February 29th, 2016.  We’re calling it the Leap Year discounted tour. We will have blackout dates for discounted tours from December 26th thru January 5th.  This is an incredibly busy timeframe for us with the holidays and Rose Bowl and Rose Parade attendees.  Just these two venues alone bring about 1 million extra visitors into the Los Angeles area.   Visitors wishing to take advantage of this deal must be registered guests at the following hotels:  The Beverly Hills Hotel, Luxe 

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Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego

Comic-Con is currently underway July 9th-12th, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.  This amazing convention showcases fantasy and science fiction films, TV, and pop culture related entertainment with toys, video games, fantasy novels, anime, and webcomics.  Well over 100,000 fans will attend this years event.  Special guests include some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with actors, directors, writers, artists and producers introducing guests to their latest projects. Need a break from Comic-Con and all the action or have some extra time?  In just under 3-hours, one can make their way north to Los Angeles.  Enjoy the Southern California sunshine, and see the birthplace of quite a bit that is being showcased at the convention down south.  Major studios 

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L.A. Tours Departing from Anaheim and Long Beach

*For a brief period Glitterati Tours offered pickups and drop offs in areas like Anaheim and Long Beach.  We suspended Anaheim and Long Beach service as of September 1st, 2015.  See Below. From our Glitterati Tours FAQ page: *Glitterati Tours restricts their pick up areas to Beverly Hills, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Downtown L.A. and LAX. We can also pick up at locations in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We never travel outside of these areas due to the unpredictability of freeway traffic. Rather than pay hourly tour rates, it’s much more economical for a visitor to take alternative transportation into the heart of Hollywood to start their tour. Plus, there’s very few talking points along the freeway system between Los Angeles 

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Hotel Pickups for Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Tours

The advantage of a private tour is the flexibility for the visitor.  Glitterati Tours can pick up guests directly at their hotel in the Beverly Hills, LAX, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, or Downtown L.A. areas.  We can also pick you up after your local Hollywood or Beverly Hills experience, whether it’s Universal Studios, Warner Bros., a restaurant, or museum. We often get requests for pickups in Long Beach, Anaheim, Newport Beach and Pasadena, and unfortunately, these areas are just too far out (and with traffic, highly unpredictable) for us to accommodate transportation.  We remind potential guests that it’s far more economical to get alternative transportation into the heart of the city.  We’ve laid out more on this 

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Private Tour Company in Los Angeles Booking Now for March

While tourism is on an upswing overall in Los Angeles, it can still be feast or famine during certain times of the year for hotels, a private tour company, amusement parks and museums.  Typically February can be a bit quieter, for it’s award season, and most of the people in town are industry related preparing for their big night(s).  We can also see a bit of a lull in June before the summer crush of tourists, and in November before the holidays. We are coming up on a very busy season.  With daylight savings in early March and a staggered spring break, L.A. should be full of visitors throughout March and April.   In addition, we’ll see many folks from 

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March in Los Angeles – Things To Do and Popular Activities

March in Los Angeles.  A beautiful month here in our city.  Here’s a handful of suggestions: The Book of Mormon will continue their run at The Pantages Theatre throughout the entire month of March and into April and May. Catch a quick glimpse of the wonderful makeover outside The Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center as The Academy Awards gears up for their big night —now, until March 1st.  (The Oscars broadcast live on March 2nd, and the entire area will be closed to the public). Enjoy our Griffith Park Observatory, The Getty Center in Brentwood & The Getty Villa in Malibu. March in Los Angeles should include an afternoon outing to our popular Grove and Original Farmers 

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TripAdvisor Guests Recommended Tour Company in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

We thank our guests that have made us a highly recommended tour company in Los Angeles across the internet, including the amazing sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp. Here’s just a few of the recent reviews: We only had a couple days in LA, and wanted to see the sights and leave the driving to someone else. Also we needed to get to our hotel in Santa Monica afterwards and couldn’t check in until 3pm, so this made real efficient use of our time and got our mini vacation going right away. After reading the reviews I contacted Glitterati Tours. I got a speedy reply followed with a phone conversation from Jimmie. He asked what things were important to us, 

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