Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Admittedly it is a LONG time. We cover over 100 miles with stops at the Coliseum, Observatory, Hollywood Blvd, Santa Monica and Venice with a lunch stop in West Hollywood. That is a lot to cover in a bit over 8 hours. Our brochure does lost the attractions and indicates how long the tour is so I am not quite sure how to address your disappointment about how long it was. With respect to the gratuity notification, many of our guests come from countries where gratuities are not customary. As a courtesy to those individuals, we post that information. We do appreciate your giving us a 3 star rating in spite of your concluding that it was "a total wast of an entire day". Thank you for sharing your thoughts.