Recent Searches
Clear

Top California Historical Tours

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
These experiences are highly rated by travelers and have met our top quality standards.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in California. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow

342 California Historical Tours | All California Tours

Sort by:Featured

Gaslamp Quarter Historic True Crime Tour

Gaslamp Quarter Historic True Crime Tour

star-5
Join Murder n’ Mayhem for a Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. You will walk through several eras in time as you explore interesting stories of true crime. You will also learn the darker history of the Gaslamp Quarter, the area formerly known as the Stingaree. Learn about how downtown San Diego first came to be and then the era of the Stingaree. You will visit a historic hotel where a ghost is said to STILL haunt his room. Then you will travel in time to the roaring 1920’s. Next you will move forward a little over 10 years to become familiar with the 3rd victim of a San Diego Serial Killer. And last, we will share one of the most horrific crimes to take place in modern downtown San Diego. * Please note due to the graphic nature of these murder cases we advise extreme caution for children under 13. This tour includes discussion of assault, rape and murder, along with gruesome details that some may find offensive.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
From
$16.00
From
$16.00
Taking safety measures

Sonoma Food and Wine Private Group Tour

Sonoma Food and Wine Private Group Tour

Get to know the town of Sonoma in one afternoon with a small-group food and walking tour that offers the option to include wine pairings. Visit the best restaurants in the charming town of Sonoma, with a sit-down tasting experience at favorites such as the girl & the fig, Delhi Belly, El Dorado Kitchen and La Bodega. Stop into museums and other specialty food shops for further delights on this all-inclusive tour.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$138.47
From
$138.47

Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour

Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour

star-5
Our food tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in SF's Chinatown! HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the first ever fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts on the outskirts of Chinatown in Portsmouth Square with a pork roll. While we snack, we learn about the Gold Rush. Ready to take on the walk, we journey down the street of the 10-cent haircut and learn how the sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. Then, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery, a church filled with pictures of the 1906 earthquake, and taste of local candy and eat more dim sum. We end with four types of hot tea in a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30 minute tasting.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$76.00
From
$76.00
Taking safety measures

Hey, nice badge.
Experiences with this badge meet our highest quality standards and are loved by travelers like you.
Learn more
Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper

Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper

star-5
You're in a special city. Why take an ordinary tour? This is the ONLY convertible MINI Cooper tour in the country! This tour is totally customizable – you choose the length of the tour, what time you want to be picked up, and what you want to see. I love San Francisco and have spent 20 years studying and exploring the city. I’ll work with you to plan your tour so you can see the famous sites and the hidden gems other tours can't go to or don't know about. I’ve designed this to be the type of tour I would take if I visited San Francisco, but where you go is up to you. I make suggestions along the way, but how long you spend at any site is up to you. You're never rushed, and never have to wait for other people. It's all about you! Plus, it's fun! In the convertible MINI Cooper, you see everything up close and personal as we drive along. I love showing guests San Francisco, and talking about the history and culture of this unique and special city.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$204.00
per group
From
$204.00
per group

Private Walking Tour San Diego: Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter

Private Walking Tour San Diego: Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter

Discover two of the most unique areas of San Diego with a local expert. Stroll around the cafés, restaurants and beautiful houses that the Italian immigrants shaped since 1920 in what today is the vibrant Little Italy neighbourhood. You will also visit the oldest quarter in the city; Gaslamp quarter. You will wander around renovated victorian-era buildings and restaurants, cafés, art galleries and more, while learning the fascinating history of this historical area of San Diego. Your private licensed tour guide will be at your entire disposition during the total duration of the tour.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$264.62
Price varies by group size
From
$264.62
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 5-hour Tour of Los Angeles with private driver/guide - Hotel pick up

Private 5-hour Tour of Los Angeles with private driver/guide - Hotel pick up

There is so much to see that we will start off with a comfortable pick up with your chauffeur and licensed driver/guide. Get a chance to visit unique sites like Beverly Hills, Hollywood sign, The Getty Center and much more during this private tour of Los Angeles. You can customise the itinerary with your guide in case you are interested in visiting a particular place.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$336.79
Price varies by group size
From
$336.79
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 4-hour Highlights LA Tour with private driver and guide - Hotel pick up

Private 4-hour Highlights LA Tour with private driver and guide - Hotel pick up

There is so much to see that we will start off with a comfortable pick up with your chauffeur and licensed separate tour guide. Get a chance to visit unique sites like Beverly Hills, Hollywood sign, The Getty Center and much more during this private tour of Los Angeles. You can customise the itinerary with your guide in case you are interested in visiting a particular place.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$598.41
Price varies by group size
From
$598.41
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Full Day Tour to Sillicon Valley from San Francisco with Hotel pick-up

Private Full Day Tour to Sillicon Valley from San Francisco with Hotel pick-up

Pick up will be from your hotel or place of choice inside the city of San Francisco. After meeting with your driver-guide, we will head towards Silicon Valley. Before leaving San Francisco, and depending where your hotel/accommodation is located, you will enjoy a brief panoramic view of the city. This would include having a view of Golden Gate Bridge as well as Fisherman’s Wharf. We will head towards the Santa Clara Valley to reach Silicon Valley. In Silicon Valley, you can find the startups and the technological companies. The drive will be around 90 minutes. Our driver – guide is at your disposition during the full day tour and will explain many anecdotes and stories about Silicon Valley and their geniuses! We will arrange a stop to the headquarters of Facebook, Peers Park of Palo Alto, Stanford University, Google, Apple Park Visitor Center and much more! We will pass by a garage where Bill Hewlett and David Packard started HP and many more. SAVE COVID-19 SAFE
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$977.90
Price varies by group size
From
$977.90
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private guide disposition to visit Alcatraz from San Francisco

Private guide disposition to visit Alcatraz from San Francisco

Let us take you across to explore the unique site of Alcatraz. San Francisco is very known city worldwide but Alcatraz might be even more popular amongst tourists. The idea of visiting an old prison is many times exiting. Learn about the history and all interesting facts of Alcatraz with your private guide. If its your first time in San Francisco or a repeating traveler, we are here to make your experience unique. Alcatraz, a once military and federal prison offshore of San Francisco. All access to Alcatraz is done by ferry. There is no other way to access. We also would like to inform you that there is no food on Alcatraz. You can only purchase some snacks and candy. It is a really a half day experience to get to know the life in the military and federal prison. The ferry ride is around 15 minutes from Pier 33 in San Francisco. Please note that it can be chilly and rainy in Alcatraz. We always recommend to bring a light jacket.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$408.96
Price varies by group size
From
$408.96
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Francisco with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Francisco with official tour guide

Take 4 hours out of your busy schedule to enjoy a private walking tour of the most important highlights of San Francisco. We will arrange the meeting point at a centrally located meeting point and we will take you on this private tour. San Francisco is a unique and very famous city. Let us indulge you in this unique 2 hour experience to get to best of San Francisco that can be done walking. Amongst others, during your private walking tour you will enjoy: Queen Anne Hotel St Mary’s Cathedral Lafayette Park Painted Ladies Calvary Presbyterian Church Pacific Heights Golden Gate Bridge Mrs Doubtfire House Congregation Sherith Israel Cow Hollow Union Street - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$344.01
Price varies by group size
From
$344.01
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Hearst Castle Tour with Pickup from Pismo Beach

Hearst Castle Tour with Pickup from Pismo Beach

Enjoy the scenic views on this 7-8 hour, small-group tour to Hearst Castle. Once you arrive at Hearst Castle watch the National Geographic IMAX Movie, Building the Dream, and learn about the construction of the landmark. Then, take a tour of the castle to discover its many rooms and secrets. This tour includes pickup and drop off from Pismo Beach, entrance fees, lunch, and a driver/guide.
More
  • 7 to 8 hours
From
$182.00
Price varies by group size
From
$182.00
Price varies by group size

Hearst Castle Tour with pickup from Cambria, CA *

Hearst Castle Tour with pickup from Cambria, CA *

Enjoy the scenic views on this 5-6 hour, small-group tour to Hearst Castle. Once you arrive at Hearst Castle watch the National Geographic IMAX Movie, Building the Dream, and learn about the construction of the landmark. Then, take a tour of the castle to discover its many rooms and secrets. This tour includes pickup and drop off from Cambria, entrance fees, lunch, and a driver/guide.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
From
$138.93
Price varies by group size
From
$138.93
Price varies by group size

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour

Santa Monica and Venice Beach Bike Adventure Tour

star-5
Santa Monica is one of the best neighborhoods to explore by bike with its colorful characters, sights and sounds. Since it's also an artistic and creative area of LA, this tour seizes the opportunity to introduce you to legal graffiti street galleries and the best of the local sculpture and architecture. Clocking in at nearly three hours long, this two-wheeled adventure will leave your legs a bit more toned and your stomach ready for lunch.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$73.60
From
$73.60

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

star-5
Walk right past the crowds on this food tour in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your guide leads the way as you pop into five to six tasting locations and one wine tasting room. Savor dishes and drinks locals have made a staple in their everyday lives, and learn about other places to eat and drink during your stay. If you have any food allergies or aversions or do not drink alcohol, please let us know in advance so we can do our best to accommodate.
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$109.00
From
$109.00
Taking safety measures

Painted Ladies Private San Francisco Tour

Painted Ladies Private San Francisco Tour

star-5
Plan your itinerary for your private half-day San Francisco tour and travel in style in a restored vintage Volkswagen bus. Customize your tour to your interests, whether you want to cover city highlights like the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, and Twin Peaks, or venture further afield to Muir Woods, Sausalito, or Half Moon Bay. The bus accommodates up to seven passengers, perfect for family and friends.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$532.27
per group
From
$532.27
per group
Taking safety measures

Monterey & Carmel Outing

Monterey & Carmel Outing

One of the most scenic roads in California is the coast-hugging Highway 1. Cruise past sea cliffs and windswept cypress trees, and ogle the coastal mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive.  The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky. There is plenty to explore here:  you can walk down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, visit  the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and stroll through Carmel-by-the-Sea, an unique and charming European-style village with no high heels law, no street addresses, Client Eastwood once the mayor, and Doris Day helped make Carmel dog heaven on earth.
More
  • 9 hours to 1 day 3 hours
From
$1,623.38
per group
From
$1,623.38
per group

Instagram Bootcamp Photoshoot with Celebrity Photographer

Instagram Bootcamp Photoshoot with Celebrity Photographer

Learn how to up your Instagram on this fun and memorable tour. Meet your guide at a popular coffee shop in Melrose Place for an evaluation of your Instagram page and tips to help increase your following. Then enjoy a one-on-one coached photo session where you’ll learn your best angles and celebrity tricks for taking the best Instagram-worthy photos.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$121.80
Price varies by group size
From
$121.80
Price varies by group size

Authentic Mexican and Latino Foods and Murals in Mission District

Authentic Mexican and Latino Foods and Murals in Mission District

We will walk around the Mission neighborhood to see and enjoy the local-artists murals as well as the great weather of the area. We also sit and enjoy samplings of some great and authentic Mexican or Latino dishes. I will help you pick up some samples of different dishes to appreciate the so widely sought ‘authentic Mexican or Latino cuisine’ You will also have a chance to see local shopping opportunities, from produce and products of Latin America to art craft, and books and traditional clothing. It is suggested you bring a back pack of your preferred size if you are into authentic-artistic objects and goodies and or the so-called ethnic (Latino) foods. We will walk along 24th St or “Little Latin America”. We will see some Murals from a good distance acroos the street and and the way back real up close We will decide to just have a quick ‘burrito’ or ‘pupusa’, both examples of the excellent local Latino cuisine.
More
  • 2 hours
From
$80.00
From
$80.00

Private SUV Wine Country Tour of Napa Valley from Napa

Private SUV Wine Country Tour of Napa Valley from Napa

star-5
6 Hours wine country tours stars in your hotel or residence in Napa area. Usually you are able to visit 3-4 wineries during the 6 hour period. We can help you with your itinerary once you'll book your reservation. All of our drivers are experienced and familiar with the wine country and can make recommendations on the day of the service. Tasting fees are not included.
More
  • 6 hours
From
$699.00
per group
From
$699.00
per group

Los Angeles Arts District Walking Tour

Los Angeles Arts District Walking Tour

star-5
Experience the bleeding edge of L.A. culture on this guided walking tour bohemian Arts District. Get out of your car and onto the pavement as you discover the area’s wealth of street art, historic concert venues and world-class art galleries. It’s a great way to explore a lesser-known side of L.A.’s rich cultural scene.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$28.00
From
$28.00

Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Tour

Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Tour

star-5
This walking tour of Downtown LA takes in the city's finest architectural monuments including the city's tallest building, the Broadway Theater District, Central Library, the NoMadHotel, and more. As you explore, hear a guide discuss the history and architecture of this vibrant city.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$28.00
From
$28.00

Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour

Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour

star-5
Some things just don't get old, especially when they're part of LA's historic Downtown core. On this 2-hour walking tour, your small group visits some of the finest architectural sites from the city's golden era: the Pantages, the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market and the Broadway Theater District. There's no better way to get a feel for the City of Angels than exploring it on foot, so let a local guide lead the way as you absorb the colorful street scenes, history, and people.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$28.00
From
$28.00

Haunted Pasadena Walking Tour

Haunted Pasadena Walking Tour

star-3
Through castles and courtyards, mortuaries and theatres, darkened alleyways and shuttered shopping malls, come walk with us and discover the sordid side of the City of Roses. Meet the phantoms who haunt its alleys, underground tunnels, corridors, and back rooms. Unexplained mysteries and dirty dealings pepper Pasadena's past, but we'll expose them on a nighttime wander through the Playhouse District and Old Pasadena!
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$28.00
From
$28.00

Koreatown Walking Tour

Koreatown Walking Tour

In the early 1900's, Wilshire Center was the glittering hub of Hollywood's Golden Age social life and the new commercial and business heart of the City. Towards the end of the century, this section of Mid-Wilshire became the home of the largest Korean population in the United States. We'll visit iconic LA landmarks and remember our historical lost beauties on this marveling adventure through Koreatown!
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$28.00
From
$28.00

Frequently Asked Questions