Tour du Jour

Best Private Tour of LA, March 2006

Got houseguests? Reclaim your sanity. Book them on a half-day (prices start at $179 per person, two-person minimum) or full-day ($349 per person, two-person minimum) private jaunt with Tour du Jour . The five-year-old company will sweep them away in a Jaguar Vanden Plas, Cadillac Escalade, or perhaps, if they’re the sort who enjoy being more than a little conspicuous, a blindingly white 1992 Cadillac limousine with blue velour interior. TJ’s savvy guides, all of whom go through two months of rigorous training, lead everything from shopping jags to tours of movie stars’ homes. Unlike some companies, they don’t make stuff up. They also hit spots many locals don’t, like Greystone Mansion and Westwood Memorial, the final resting place of Marilyn and other luminaries.