Esotouric Bus Adventures

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

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Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. 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.

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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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Kim and Richard love their work and they show it with their fun and enthusiasm. I love being able to learn about different places and to see places that I would have otherwise have missed.
Jack L. · March 6, 2017
Great tour! Going again soon.
Chanell C. · September 11, 2016
Very entertaining.
A C. · September 5, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    South Pasadena

    1017 Fair Oaks Ave.

    South Pasadena, California 91030

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  2. 2

    West Adams

    2413 2nd Ave.

    Los Angeles, California 90018

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  3. 3

    Downtown Los Angeles

    515 S Olive St.

    Los Angeles, California 90013

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