What We Offer

Specialized LA Tours would like to invite you to experience extraordinary Los Angeles tour locations that are off the beaten path. Explore many unique places only found here in LA that many people are not aware of.

We offer personalized tours in a private vehicle with no more than five guests at a time. We offer eight tours that capture different areas of interest. On our signature "Hidden Tour" we will visit stunning locations all with breathtaking views and wonderful things to discover.

Our Additional Tour Locations include visits to see local vernacular architecture, modern & folk art, antiques, historical private properties. Explore classic car and motorcycle tours, LA fashion boutiques tour or a garden & horticultural tour. If your particular interest is not on our list, please do not hesitate to ask us to create a custom tour designed for you.

Specialized LA Tours is staffed with experienced local guides. Please join us on a discovery journey of the unique, less visited and stunning side of Los Angeles that large tour companies do not offer due to their size.

Included in the cost of our Hidden Tour, you will be treated to a picnic of cheeses, fruits and refreshments set in a private shaded meadow high above Malibu. If you have a special occasion in mind, a full picnic lunch may be arranged for an extra fee.

We look forward to speaking with you and sharing the hidden gems that Los Angeles has to offer!

"My husband and I visited Los Angeles for the second time in late September. Our first visit we did the usual LA stops but this time we wanted a different experience. We immensely enjoyed a day touring with Christina. We tried out her Hidden tour around Malibu and Beverly Hills to delightful places that I doubt we would have discovered ourselves. It was the perfect way to spend time with a local who is so upbeat and passionate about sharing her knowledge of tucked away places. The picnic in the meadow was a lovely touch and you canít beat their prices!"
M.C. & H. Courtier, Quebec City

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Enjoy a tour beachside in Malibu to discover this wonderful historical property which showcases the very popular style of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. View colorful local ceramic tiles, elaborate wrought iron work, hand painted ceilings and other architectural surprises. Discover how this prominent family lived in the early 20th century. A tour of the interior of this fully furnished home with original family heirlooms is available.

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean, this 1943 historical mountain top property offers beautifully landscaped terraced gardens, unusual plantings, colorful local ceramic tile and fountains to enjoy in a serene setting. You also may have the opportunity to see horses along the way in this equestrian enclave.

Set in a serene meadow with ocean views, you will discover an excellent example of low cost modernist architecture designed by a famous husband & wife team of architects & furniture designers. Their furniture continues to be produced today. The home and its original furnishings remain very much the way they were in the designerís lifetimes. The home is not open for tours but the interior may be easily viewed as all entry doors are open and the floor to ceiling windows offer excellent viewing.

This privately owned retreat has representations of all recognized religions and is owned by an Indian Yogi. Here you will stroll through immaculately tended gardens bursting with color. You'll enjoy views of the only spring fed lake in Los Angeles. Wild ducks, great blue herons and Canadian geese migrate through this spiritual site.

Uncover a bit of England in LA. We will tour a property which has a one of a kind Tudor mansion once owned by a local oil tycoon. Stroll through formal terraced English gardens with fountains, koi ponds and turtles swimming about. You will feel transported back to a romantic era when leisure was truly enjoyed. The hilltop location affords stunning views of Downtown, Century City and even the ocean on a clear day. Dozens of movies including Spiderman, The Bodyguard, Witches of Eastwick and Ghostbusters have all been filmed here.

Find your inner child immerging when you view this whimsical home in Beverly Hills. This Hansel & Gretel like home was built by a local LA movie studio in the early twentieth century. This home is now privately owned and has been lovingly restored. Unfortunately it is not open to the public but can be enjoyed from the exterior. A photo of you in front of this charming and quirky home is a must to share with your friends back home!

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MODERN ART LOVERS TOUR
Open Tuesday-Friday. This is a must-see collection in a unique setting. If you are a modern art aficionado then book a tour to see this private home which houses an extensive collection of artwork including Botero, Miro, Dali, Rothko and Picasso. The home also offers an outdoor sculpture collection for your enjoyment. Tours need to be booked two days in advance with a minimum of three guests.

LADIES FASHION PASSION TOUR
Explore the best ladies fashions that Los Angeles has to offer! These locations feature unique clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories crafted by Los Angeles based designers. Your guide will be on hand to assist you with purchases if you so desire. We will be visiting independent boutiques that you will only find in LA.

VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE TOUR
Tour various locations in Los Angeles that feature public and private classic car collections including, Packards, Model As and Ts, giant 1950ís cars with lots of chrome, classy sportsters, custom vehicles once owned by movie stars, cars from popular movies, experimental strange models and toy collectible cars. See how cars play a large role in our everyday lives here in Southern California. There is a gift shop available at these locations which feature auto memorabilia as well as menís and ladies car related apparel.

VINTAGE & MODERN MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Visit locations in Los Angeles that features outstanding collections of Harleys, British models such as Norton production racers, MV Agustas, BMWs and Ducatis. See all of these beautifully restored motorcycles as well as custom choppers from both public and private collections. Shop for vintage motorcycle books, hard to find manuals, reproduction bike accessories or just enjoy browsing.

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE TOUR
Visit classic 1950's "Googie architecture" locations on the westside to experience Southern California's jet age. Do you love vintage and repurposed furnishings? We will tour several locations that have an eclectic mix of unique antiques from different eras that can add character to your home, or just enjoy browsing. Shipment of purchased goods can be arranged with store managers.

GARDEN DELIGHTS TOUR
Do you love all things horticultural? If so, this tour is perfect for you. Enjoy discovering our local and imported flora that thrives in our mild Southern California climate. Stroll in spectacular landscaped gardens that offer many exotics such as cactus & succulents. You will see fine examples of the latest space saving trend in vertical gardening on this tour.

VENICE CANALS TOUR
Enjoy a peaceful day discovering this historical, peaceful section of Venice. This small upscale enclave was designed by a visionary in 1905 to be a copy of the original canal city of Venice, Italy. Wander over wooden bridges and water canals to view quirky, one of a kind custom homes built by world renowned architects, as well as fine examples of original craftsman style bungalows which served as summer cottages for the wealthy. These now are homes of many of our local talented television writers and producers.

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  • Our Specialized Los Angeles Tours last approximately 4 hours, traffic permitting. Shorter tours can be arranged if you have a limited amount of time.
  • Departures are between 9-10am - Returns are approximately at 2pm
  • Specialized LA Tours will arrange for pick up at your hotel, or if you are local, an agreed upon location within West Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Malibu.
  • Comfortable footwear is encouraged on all tours as we will be walking up & down stairs and standing for periods of time. Consider bringing a sunhat and sunglasses for your own comfort.
  • If you have certain food allergies please let us know so we may accommodate you with an alternate light lunch.
  • Guests should feel no obligation to make purchases in any stores or boutiques. The tour company does not profit from or have arrangements with any of the tour locations.
  • Specialized LA Tours does not take responsibility for any shipments of goods purchased while on tour.
  • Most importantly remember your camera to capture memories of the day!

"I contacted Specialized LA tours after seeing their website offering tours of motorcycle collections. Being a visitor from Santa Fe, we donít have much in the way of motorcycle museums. Christina promised I would be on sensory overload by the end of the tour. It turns out she is also an avid rider and has met many collectors over the years. In San Pedro I saw many beautifully restored Triumphs, Nortonís and BSAís. In West LA she showed me a warehouse museum & custom chopper shop with restored Indians, lots of vintage Japanese bikes and even an Evil Knievelís stunt bike. She knows her stuff."
P. Sheppard Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Special introductory price:

  • 150.00 Per person
  • 225.00 Per couple

We are accepting cash payments at this time.

You will need to agree to Specialized Los Angeles Tours' Terms and Conditions (waiver) [PDF: 9KB].

Please give 24 hour notice if you must cancel your tour. We will do our best to accommodate a rescheduled tour.

If rain is in the forecast or it is raining on the morning of the tour, we will reschedule as soon as weather permits.

Please no children under 12 permitted due to the nature of several locations that display antiques and original artwork.

"My sister and me enjoyed the Specialized tour very much. It was so fun to see many places that we did not know existed. They have very nice guides. The day went so quickly getting to see so much beauty. She helped us with taking photos of all the stops so we can share our memories with our family at home. I like to recommend her tour very much."
R. Hoffstetter Stuttgart, Germany

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Please call us at (310) 490-3091 or email us at info@specializedlatours.com and please include:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Country or US state
  • Which day are you intested in touring?
  • Number of guests (limit 5)
  • Comments or questions?

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