Historical Bus Tour for One or Two from Esotouric (Half Off)

South Pasadena & 4 more locations

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A tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Map out your steps with this Groupon.

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  • $29 for a bus-tour adventure for one (a $58 value)
  • $58 for a bus-tour adventure for two (a $116 value)

Esotouric's weekend bus tours visit lesser-known locales once frequented by the likes of Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Charles Bukowski, and other local celebrities. The Esotouric team channels their independent research of Los Angeles’s secret histories into the witty narration that colors each tour. Visit Esotouric’s website for a peek at upcoming tours, which include a Weird West Adams Tour and a chilling investigation of The Real Black Dahlia.

Esotouric

Many people feel an indescribable urge to follow in the footsteps of celebrities long passed—hoping that a connection to their genius or charm still lingers in the air of their apartments and favorite pubs. The guides of Esotouric understand and share this urge, though they prefer to roam the paths of history by bus. After scouring the famed neighborhoods of Los Angeles in search of interesting and outlandish locations, they share their findings on bus adventures that retrace the trails blazed by local artists, filmmakers, writers, and actors.

Esotouric's odysseys wind through haunts such as Raymond Chandler's favorite breakfast spot and the salon Charles Bukowski visited for his weekly knuckle-hair perm. Coloring their tours with anecdotes about the films adapted from his noirish stories, guides also visit locales captured in the cinematic landscapes of James M. Cain. Various tours explore Southern California’s literary, subcultural, and architectural sides, giving history hounds the chance to sniff out sinister deeds in old-time tattoo parlors, burlesque shows, and crime scenes.

Esotouric

Many people feel an indescribable urge to follow in the footsteps of celebrities long passed—hoping that a connection to their genius or charm still lingers in the air of their apartments and favorite pubs. The guides of Esotouric understand and share this urge, though they prefer to roam the paths of history by bus. After scouring the famed neighborhoods of Los Angeles in search of interesting and outlandish locations, they share their findings on bus adventures that retrace the trails blazed by local artists, filmmakers, writers, and actors.

Esotouric's odysseys wind through haunts such as Raymond Chandler's favorite breakfast spot and the salon Charles Bukowski visited for his weekly knuckle-hair perm. Coloring their tours with anecdotes about the films adapted from his noirish stories, guides also visit locales captured in the cinematic landscapes of James M. Cain. Various tours explore Southern California’s culture, literature, and architectural sides, giving history hounds the chance to sniff out sinister deeds in old-time tattoo parlors, burlesque shows, and crime scenes.

Reviews

courteous and friendly both on the phone and in person. Another aspect of the tour that I liked was that everywhere we went, he knew someone

Steph C., Yelp, 11/22/10

The stops are fun and quirky, the guides are knowledgeable and interesting and the themes are very fun! Go!

Madame Pamita M., Yelp, 7/14/10
  1. A

    South Pasadena

    1017 Fair Oaks Ave.

    South Pasadena, California 91030

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  2. B

    Philippe The Original

    1001 N Alameda St.

    Los Angeles, California 90012

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  3. C

    The Daily Dose Cafe

    1820 Industrial St.

    Los Angeles, California 90019

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In a Nutshell

Bus tours chart a course through Los Angeles’s lesser-known locales, visiting hotspots frequented by actors, writers, and filmmakers

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 14th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 72 Hour cancellation policy or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for special events. Valid for all $58 regularly scheduled tours, Esotouric may at its discretion accept vouchers toward the cost of occasional special tours that have tickets costing more than $58, with a payment of the difference in price. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

All Locations

  • South Pasadena

    1017 Fair Oaks Ave.

    South Pasadena, California 91030

  • Philippe The Original

    1001 N Alameda St.

    Los Angeles, California 90012

  • The Daily Dose Cafe

    1820 Industrial St.

    Los Angeles, California 90019

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