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Trish P.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

I have been a Tour Guide since 2009 and I feel like everything I've done in previous careers have led me here, to the best job in the world!

I started my working life as an elementary teacher then lived and worked onboard Princess Cruises as a crew member. I organized the kid and teen activities while also assisting the Shore Excursion department. I was fortunate to visit many countries and islands over the course of three years onboard and have developed an appreciation for travel and everything that involves: trying new foods, meeting new people, learning about other cultures.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2001 I got involved in the corporate world and the non-profit sectors. When the economy changed in 2008, I lost my corporate job along with many others at that time. While attending a Travel Show sponsored by the LA Times, I discovered a school that trained tour guides. In May 2009 I graduated with a certificate from the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) and began my exciting new journey.

In the next year I worked for local companies leading student tours, senior tours, over-the-road tours and also served as a travel hostess for a travel club in which I was responsible for up to hundreds of travelers via cruise ship, all-inclusive resorts and bus travel.

But in August 2010 that all changed when I launched my own business so that I could make a greater impact on tourism right in my own hometown.

I am now a private tour guide, offering small-group private tours all across this fantastic city known as Los Angeles. My most special tour is called Hollywood Sites & Bites in which I showcase all the amazing landmarks along with specialty food tastings. I hope you will join me on this fun culinary adventure which also weaves together historical Hollywood facts and tidbits.

My tours are perfect for families and travelers of all ages. I like to make my tours more like you are seeing the sights with a good friend. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! I own a 2015 Toyota Sienna with great surround-sound and strong air-conditioning. Windows roll up and down for good photo opportunities.

It is registered and licensed with the PUC specifically so that I can drive it for tour purposes.

Seven guests are the maximum but I am happy to take your group with as few as two guests. I look forward to showing you the Sites & Bites of Hollywood!

A Recent Review of this guide

It has been a dream of mine to see the Rose Bowl Parade. We had a few hours the day before the parade and decided to tour L.A. Trish was our guide and she was fabulous! She knew so much history about the film industry, the Dolby Theatre, the Chinese Theatre and Santa Monica. She was the perfect guide for us!!!!!We would highly recommend Trish!!
Craig Beard

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Certification from ITMI, the International Tour Management Institute (2009); Elementary Teaching Credential from CSU, Fresno (1988); BA in Public Relations from CSU, Fresno (1987)


-My vehicle seats 7 guests maximum
-My vehicle is not handicapped-accessible, but can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair or walker in the trunk

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Highlights of Los Angeles

Experience the highlights of Los Angeles in 4 hours

400 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Trish

Hollywood Sites and Bites Private Tour

Explore the best of Hollywood through sightseeing and food tasting

475 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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