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StarLine Revamps Tour Options for Fresh Air Fun in Los Angeles while Staying Safe in time for Labor Day Holiday

September 3, 2020 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

The importance of the freedom to travel, sightsee and spend time outdoors has never been more illustrated, as the public health crisis redefined the California lifestyle. In an innovative approach to provide safe, outdoor entertainment options for staycationing families and adventurous visitors, StarLine has introduced new private custom tours in open top vehicles with a variety of choices. Named “Essentially LA”, passengers are delivered to the most iconic landmarks and best views of Hollywood, all of Los Angeles, beaches and beach-side towns, or an entirely customized ‘what-I-want-to-see-here’ tour, all in the fresh air and sunshine of California.

StarLine’s longest running and most popular tour, the Celebrity Homes Tour is also available as a private tour. The two-hour tour, with 10 seats and a driver/guide, includes famous celebrity homes, iconic Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive, and panoramic views of Los Angeles.

The same open-air van with driver/guide is also available in a completely custom tour. Guests may suggest locations and sightseeing options, and StarLine’s Tour Guide, will build the tour tailored to fit your two, three, or four-hour tours.

Rates for the two-hour Essential Celebrity Homes Private Tour or the Custom Private Tour is $420 and can accommodate families traveling together up to 10, which is just $21 per passenger per hour. Custom tours can also include a stop for outdoor dining. These tours can be combined with a Downtown Los Angeles Tour or the Essential Ultimate 7-Hour Tour of LA.

These guided tours with knowledgeable guides provide historical information, access to exclusive areas and views, and avoid the cost of gas and parking, all for an afternoon to get outdoors while staying safe.

“Travel and sightseeing are major economic engines for Los Angeles, and StarLine has been providing tours here since 1935,” said Kami Farhadi, CEO of StarLine Tours. “Now we all know how essential it is for people to feel normal in their own city, by doing something as easy as riding on the top of a Double Decker bus in the sunshine, or planning a custom tour for a celebration. This feeling of freedom is essentially a childhood friend’s shout to come out and play.”

StarLine is also offering two tours open to the public without private bookings. The Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour operates on weekends, departing from Santa Monica Pier in open-air buses. The tour includes celebrity homes, Malibu Pier, access to Malibu Beach and scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Reservations are restricted to allow for social distancing, with both 12 and 21-passenger open-air vans available (maximum 8 passengers on 12-passenger vans and 15 on the 21-passenger vans). The cost is $55 for adults; $45 for children ages 3-12.

The CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker buses will now operate on the Red Route, covering Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and the Yellow Route, which travels through Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Both two-hour routes are available for the discounted price of $39 per person, or just $19.75 per hour for fully narrated entertainment in 9 languages. The audio is provided in packaged, personalized ear buds for each passenger to take with them. Social distancing is also in place.

StarLine’s sanitizing protocols use an electro-magnetic disinfectant spray used by major airlines, which is applied to the plastic seats and floor, all railings and handles after the termination of each tour. Contact-less ticketing is available using a smart phone, drivers wear both masks and shields, and all passengers are required to wear a mask.

Any of the Essential Tours, the Malibu Tour and the CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus can be booked Online at www.starlinetours.com. To create a Custom Tour or for general information, call 323-463-3333. For Charter services please call StarLine’s group department at 323-785-6716.

StarLine Tours is a member of #RecreateResponsibly, a coalition of more than 700 outdoor businesses, nonprofit agencies and outdoor land managers formed to amplify the importance of traveling safely and responsibly. To view StarLine Tours’ video of safety and sanitary protocols now in place, click here.

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