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A Magical History Tour

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Address: Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90406
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The only Beatles tour of Los Angeles. We visit 25+ places that are Beatles...

The only Beatles tour of Los Angeles. We visit 25+ places that are Beatles connected - Where they lived, hung out, recorded, played etc. The hostess is not only from Liverpool, but also a Beatles news reporter.

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A one of a kind experience

Gillian is such a great and knowledgeable host who has the perfect personality to ensure that everyone is totally absorbed into the Beatles and many other English bands history... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Rob F

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Gillian is such a great and knowledgeable host who has the perfect personality to ensure that everyone is totally absorbed into the Beatles and many other English bands history from when LA music scene was the best in the world. Definatelly recommend the tour to all my Kiwi friends who visit LA

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

It was delightful having you come on the tour. Thanks so much for the fab review. Hope to see you again. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wow ! Gillian really delivers on this magical Beatle tour ! Is there anything this lady doesn't know about the Fab 4 !? The answer is a profound NO.She takes you to places you've never gone to before and adds her dynamic Liverpuddlian wit to the occasion. The vibe and energy is personal and often wonderfully emotional .Giving a feeling... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

This is a splendid review and I cannot thank you enough. It was lovely to have you all come on the tour and your sense of humour was the absolutute best and so refreshing. More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

As a Liverpool girl I was delighted to find this amazing Beatles tour in LA. I have some Beatles knowledge but Gillian (A Brit) really knows her stuff. I had no idea about most of the history and the tour...this is a fun day out for any music fans. You will learn a lot. Gillian has been around the music... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

It was truly wonderful having you both come on the tour and want to thank you for also writing a nice review. I look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Liverpool lasses are the best! More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

I was so thrilled with the tour, I went four times, bringing friends and family. I learned a lot of about the Beatles that I did not know. Gillian really knows her stuff.

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

Thanks very much John L for bringing family along on the tour. It was a fab day...yeah, yeah, yeah. More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

An excellent excursion. Gillian's knowledge and facts were amazing. We visited many places that main stream tours don`t include in their package. The main theme was about the Beatles, the tour also included other places of interest , eg, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and Pacific Coastal Highway. Gillian is a fellow Wirralonian, and... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

Mike and Deb - Thanks so much for coming on the tour. It was fantastic seeing you again. Im glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope you return again soon. Gill. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Gillian is amazing! I've taken this trip multiple times and have always found it fun and informative. Gilly knows her Beatlemania far beyond the usual online obvious secrets and always has a bit of Beatles lore up her sleeve. If you're looking for a Beatles inspired way to spend a few hours in LA, do yourself a favor and leave... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

Frantz, I am thrilled that you were able to come along on the tour. You were surrounded by women and I know that must have been extremely tough. I hope next time you are in LA that you take the tour again and be able to see a few more exciting things that have been added. Gill More 

Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our tour was in June of 2016. It was well above average. The sights of England, Scotland and Wales were perfect. Food, hotels and tours were all first rate. Our guide was Ian Mckinven. His stories, insight and history made the trip so exciting. By bringing the history to each site gave life to the tour. Ian's sense of humor... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour with Gillian in August of '16. My wife and I made our reservation rather last minute, and Gillian was very accommodating. We woke up, fell out of bed, and drove up to Santa Monica from down Newport way. This was more than a Beatles tour of LA. It encompasses coastal views, travels along iconic streets &... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Mike and thanks to you and your wife for taking the tour. You were both a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and showing you the sites. Best wishes! More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went on this tour on our first day in LA and never dreamed that we would get to see so much and hear so many cool stories about the Beatles, etc.!! We saw every place that was on my 'must see' list as well as several places I'd forgotten about or had never even heard of. Gillian really knows... More 

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Gilly041, Manager at A Magical History Tour, responded to this review

Many thanks Martha for the lovely review here. I really enjoyed spending time with the two of you. Thanks for taking the tour! More 

Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This will be my second Magical Trip ! I went on this tour a few months back with a group of people & had to go again. I brought some friends, who are here from out-of-town, They love the Beatles & wanted to go to the Grammy museum to see the Beatles exhibit & somehow see Los Angeles at the... More 

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