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  • Palm Springs: Legends and Icons Tour

    1. Palm Springs: Legends and Icons Tour

    Enjoy a fascinating 1.5-hour tour of Palm Springs and see the houses once occupied by the rich and famous, including celebrities from Hollywood’s golden years. You will also discover where current celebrities live, so keep your eyes open for some star spotting! Sometimes referred to as "Little Hollywood," the glamorous movie colony of Palm Springs boasts more than 50 celebrity homes, including those of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and the small house owned by Marilyn Monroe on Rose Avenue. Many stars built smaller getaways than their LA mansions, located just east of Palm Canyon Drive to Ruth Hardy Park. Visit the property known as “The Rat Pack Hideaway” and location of the Liberace movie “Behind The Candelabra” starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, and Debbie Reynolds. Learn about the numerous Palm Springs talked about landmarks, such as the Art and Air Museum, the Plaza Theater, The Ind...

    Very knowledgeable guide who was well versed in the area and local history and lore. Fun, interesting and lively tour. Loved all the “insider” stories. The Mercedes coach was clean and the guide prompt in picking us up. I highly recommend this tour company.

  • Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

    2. Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

    The Palm Springs windmill self-driving tour is an interactive, educational, and fun tour for friends and family. This tour will guide you along with a video and audio program with clearly marked destinations throughout the first commercial wind farm in the United States. Take a journey through 10 marked stops, starting with a display yard of non-operating wind turbines. Learn about the successes and failures and visit a real generating wind turbine, where you can get up close and take pictures. Continue to a solar farm and end the tour with a stop at the old gas plant.

  • San Andreas Fault: Painted Fault Half-Day Jeep Tour

    3. San Andreas Fault: Painted Fault Half-Day Jeep Tour

    Enjoy a rugged wilderness drive by Jeep or SUV, deep into the heart of the San Andreas Fault. Marvel at the narrow slot canyons, magnificent vistas and colorful layers of rock in the desert badlands. This is where earthquakes are born, and you will see first hand what geologists have called “The most tortured landscape on earth.” Drive down back country trails in a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Zone. Get up-close to the Coachella Valley's USD 500 million agriculture industry. Then, marvel as the scenery changes to sheer canyon walls and abundant native desert plants and animal life. The spectrum of layers and colors will dazzle you, and leave a lasting impression of your adventure in the California desert.

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What people are saying about Palm Springs

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Thanks to Annette for a very informative tour. Enjoyed the stop and quick garden tour. Our only problem was that the instructions on where to meet the van were not clear. They said walk "down" the street but did not say which direction. Luckily we found the van.

Very knowledgeable guide who was well versed in the area and local history and lore. Fun, interesting and lively tour. Loved all the “insider” stories. The Mercedes coach was clean and the guide prompt in picking us up. I highly recommend this tour company.

You need another option for the optional question below that reads “Who did you go with”? I went with 5 other family members (party of 6), but all are adults.

Great tour, lot of fun. Bonnie the tour guide was great. Strongly recommend.

Tour guide was great’. Will book it again next time friends come to town