3-Day Los Angeles to Universal Studios, Santa Monica and Los Angeles City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-LA-357A
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
3-Day Los Angeles to Universal Studios, Santa Monica and Los Angeles City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
  • 7 Days left
Departure City
Return City


Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English

Available Days :


Highlights :

Explore Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, Walk of Fame, and Farmers Market, and Olvera Street on an exciting 3-day bus tour starting from Los Angeles with special discounts and hotel accommodations.


Itinerary for the Departures on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday:

On the first day, our guests will fly from their home and arrive at the airports of Los Angeles. Free airport shuttle bus service to the hotels will be provided between 9 AM to 10 PM from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Upon arrival at other times at LAX, airport pickup charges will be applied as $75 for the first two persons and $10 for the each additional passenger. We will transfer our guests to hotels to catch up some rest.

Hotel: Hotel Saddleback or Similar.

Itinerary for the Departures on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday:

Passengers will depart from their hometown and reach the airports of Los Angeles city.  Arrivals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 9 AM to 10 PM will be provided the complimentary pickup service from the airport. For the passengers arriving at the LAX airport at other times will be charged for the airport pickup service as $75 for two individuals and $10 for each additional person. We will take our guests to the hotels.

Itinerary for the Departures on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday:

Universal Studios, Hollywood

We will take our guests to the renowned Universal Studios, Hollywood. We will explore the great movie world with its numerous attractions. You may see the sets and filming locations during the famous Studio Tour. Guests may also visit the Jurassic Park Adventure Park which is one of the famous spots in Universal Studios. We will return to the hotels in the evening.

Hotel: Hotel Saddleback or Similar.

Itinerary for the Departures on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday:

Los Angeles City Tour

In the morning our guests will enjoy the scenic drive across the Pacific coastlines, and then we will visit the Santa Monica which is famous for its morning sunshine, magnificent coastlines, and beaches. We will then arrive at the Rodeo Drive located at the Beverly Hills; it resides magnificent luxury stores with a beautiful view of the architecture. Continue the tour to the Farmers Market in the afternoon, where our guests will have a delightful lunch. We will then take our guests to the Griffith Observatory which overlooks some of the best landscape views of the city including the iconic Hollywood’s signature. Browse the captivating space & science related displays here at the Griffith Observatory. Enjoy browsing the Olvera Street which depicts the Mexican culture with its countless shops, sites, restaurants, and handicrafts. *Upon the closing of the Griffith Observatory on Monday, we shall take our guests to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enjoy strolling around the Walk of Fame and browse the significant pavement-stars, luxury shops and much more. 

Hotel: Hotel Saddleback or Similar.


Hollywood Walk of Fame, CA

The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of 2500 pointed terrazzo along with Hollywood boulevard having 15 blocks. The sidewalks also consist of embedded brass stars.

Olvera Street, CA

To watch Los Angeles reversing to its original outlook, visiting Olvera Street is just the right option. It is also called, “the birthplace of Los Angeles”. Tourists from all over the world appreciate this marketplace.

The Griffith Observatory, CA

The Griffith Observatory, a gift of Los Angeles, California, is situated on the southern bent of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park of Los Angeles. It is a fine place for restaurant experience, nightlife enjoyment and urban scenery.

Universal Studios Hollywood, CA

The San Fernando Valley located in Los Angeles has a famous theme park and film studio known as Universal Studios Hollywood. There isn’t any other popular and oldest film studios present in USA.

Itinerary for the Departures on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday:

Los Angeles City Tour – Transfer Out

We will start the journey in a morning and head straight to San Monica while witnessing the stunning views of the Pacific coastlines on the way. We will continue the journey to the Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills city which is a two-mile road full of excellent stores with spectacular architecture to fascinate the visitors. In afternoon, our guests will have a delicious lunch at the renowned Farmers Market. Arrive at the Mount Hollywood to visit the Griffith Observatory to sightsee the captivating view of the Los Angeles city as well as the Holly Sign. Griffith Observatory also resides science & space-related exhibits. Our next stop will be the historic Mexican heritage street, Olvera Street which resides many shops, attractions, dining areas, and retailers. *On Monday, we will tour the Walk of Fame instead of Griffith Observatory because the Griffith Observatory remains closed on Monday. After that, we will transfer our guests to the airport. Guests shall have to schedule the airport flights after 9 PM from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Itinerary for the Departures on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday:

Universal Studios, Hollywood – Transfer Out

In a morning our guests will set off and reach the Universal Studios, Hollywood which is one of the most famous tourists’ attractions in Los Angeles. Immerse yourself in this captivating movie magic world and discover more about it. Guests may also browse the film shooting sets on Studio tour. Jurassic Adventure Park is one of the most enchanting sites of the Universal Studios. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking Harry Potter roller coaster, Universal Music Plaza Stage, and the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. In an evening, we will drop our guests off at the LAX airport. *our passengers are requested to schedule the flights from the LAX airport after 9 PM.


Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills is a charmingly beautiful neighborhood that houses a number of rich and famous people. It has plenty of Hollywood connections with plenty of stars calling it home.

El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument, CA

The Los Angeles Plaza Historic District in California is known as El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument. It was built on the area of 17 hectares.

Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA

Farmers Market in Los Angeles is a shopping spot that is famous for its grocery purveyors, Restaurants and a range of trendy shops. Many natives prefer this place over other markets.

Los Angeles, CA

Refers to the city located in the south of California, well known for its television and film industry. The area of the city is 1,302 km² with a population of 3.884 million according to the census of 2013.

Rodeo Drive, CA

A shopping district and famous tourist attraction ‘The Rodeo Drive’ is a two-mile long street located in Beverly Hills, California. At this drive there lies a world renowned sculptor of Robert Graham entitled “Torso”.

Santa Monica Pier, CA

Santa Monica is a beachfront city to the West of Los Angeles. The city is named after a Christian saint known as Monica. Due to the city’s climate, it is a famous resort town.

Santa Monica Tour, CA

Santa Monica is not just like any other city neighboring Las Angles but a city that owns a civic and commercial centre. It is also accessible to the popular beaches. Due to its pleasant climate, it is also a resort town.

Staples Center, CA

Staples Center is a greatly renowned sports-space in Los Angeles. It is multi-functional and a huge source of amazement and fun, especially for sport lovers. Supporting events add to the attraction of this point.

US Bank Tower (OUE Skyspace), LA

US Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace LA is 1000 feet above the city. This is a premiere destination offering 360-degree views of LA. Visitors can enjoy an unobstructed view of the open air observation terraces that showcases the scenic and stunning landscapes.

US Bank Tower (Skyslide), LA

US Bank Tower Skyslide in LA is 1000 feet above and is a 45-foot long glass tube attached to the US Bank Tower. It was recently opened and is bringing tourists who many enjoy the famous beaches or the Hollywood sights in the city.

  • The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.



What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.

What's Excluded

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide.Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $8 minimum per person.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.

Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Universal Studios Hollywood, CA $109.00 $99.00 $109.00
US Bank Tower (OUE Skyspace), LA $25.00 $19.00 $22.00
US Bank Tower (Skyslide), LA $33.00 $27.00 $30.00

  • All the prices are listed in USD.
  • Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • Prices may change without any notice.
  • Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free Airport Pickup from International Airport (LAX) between 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM (After this time there will be additional charges of $75 for 1-2 person and $10 for each additional person)
  • Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights after 9:00 PM from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
  • Kindly book your flights after 11:00 PM from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Important Notes

  • Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  $80/person or 15% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  60% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 4 - 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.

E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.

Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.

Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.


⇒  $85 Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 8 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  50% Transaction reschedule fee will be incurred if the reschedule occurs 4 to 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  No request to make any change will be entertained if request is sent 3 days before the departure date

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

6% handling and Processing Fee in the case of any refund for all transactions.


1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.


1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.



Qiang Niu
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Well finally as I was destined to depart on this journey on the holidays from college. Universal is the main destination that made me take this three-day tour deal. It was fun exploring the Universal studios as I had expected it, the roller coaster and other amusement rides were the best. The second day we spent visiting the Griffin Observatory was also fun because it didn’t think they also have some of a space museum. We stayed at the Knott Berry Farm hotel which was decent and the world famous Disneyland was just around 5 miles from there. You know, I actually enjoyed the tour, it was exciting.

Feng Fu
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The views of the coastlines and the beaches at the Santa Monica were stunning. I have always wished to visit Santa Monica city in summers. The first day was pretty rough and exhausting because of the flight to LA and all that, and besides that, the Select inn La Mirada accommodation was not such a good idea because it turned out that they are not good at their service. Walk of Fame tour was just full of people as I was expecting it, and we definitely had explored so much on the Olvera Street, including the fun day at the Universal studios of Hollywood. Good one!

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I would definitely join that tour again or any similar one! it was our first time in Los Angeles! and Los Angeles City Tour was amazing, we went to the great Universal Studios Hollywood, and of course The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and we saw some actors also! we also went to Beverly Hills and Santa Monica

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The best part i loved about that tour was the tour guide, that guy was really nice and friendly and he was very helpful. we enjoyed our time in a lot of amazing places in Los Angeles and Hollywood. the hotels also were clean and comfortable enough. the only problem i had was that there was no Wifi in the bus.

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I really loves every part about that tour. It was really very organized, and there was no delay, we were always on schedule, also the bus was really clean and comfortable. we saw a lot of cool stuff like The Hollywood Walk of Fame and The Griffith Observatory. Also Universal Studios was like a dream came true for me! i would really recommend that tour to anyone.

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