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We have Los Angeles tours for all budgets: free self guided tours, group tours from just $25 pp & private tours from just $150 per group.

Our expert guides create entertaining & engaging tours, which will transform your understanding & appreciation of L.A.

We get off the beaten track to reveal the hidden beauty of Los Angeles, making your visit a truly memorable & enjoyable experience.

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Our Story

Since we launched The Real Los Angeles Tours in 2013 more than 10,000 guests, from over 100 countries, have joined us on a tour. L.A. has a huge amount of history, culture, art, beautiful architecture and great food and our mission has always been to give our guests an authentic experience of that – what we call the real Los Angeles. That’s why we don’t use tour buses, because you can’t experience the city from a moving vehicle, you need to walk the streets, take the Metro, hike the hills or bicycle down the beach. As well as being the best kinds of tours anyway they’re the most eco-friendly too. That’s something we’re very concerned about, which is why we give 5% of ALL revenue to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization. To help you make the most of your trip we also have a section called L.A. Info, with information such as where to stay in L.A.things to do in California and tipping in the U.S.

We have a bicycle tour of Santa Monica and Venice, both Hollywood and downtown L.A. walking tours, an all day metro and walking tour of L.A., LAX layover tours, a Griffith Park hike, a mystery ghost tourprivate tours and self-guided Los Angeles tours. We’ll take you into the most beautiful and historic buildings here (like Union Station, the Bradbury and the Fine Arts Building), we’ll introduce you to some of the best food in the U.S. and we’ll reveal L.A.’s fascinating history, letting you know exactly how and why this tiny farming town on the edge of the vast Spanish Empire became the world famous city that it is now. So what are you waiting for? Join us and discover the real Los Angeles.

Our Guides


Silvie was raised bilingual (Danish-German) in Denmark. She left aged 19, curious to discover the world and wanting to build multicultural bridges. Her first destination was Los Angeles. Silvie has been a globetrotter ever since, living in Australia, Singapore and many countries in Europe, as well as traveling the world. Now living again in LA (since 2011) she is eager to share her passion for the (secret) spots of the city she loves and calls home.


Terry has been touring the US and the world for the last thirty years! He has visited every US state and over 20 countries. What do his trips have in common? He’s taken a tour in almost every place. He strongly feels that experiencing a city on a guided tour, with someone who has a love for it, is the best ways to connect with the heart of that place and its people.


Damien was born and raised in the UK, where he majored in History with Politics at Queen Mary College, University of London. He traveled the world, living in various countries, before moving to L.A. in 2008. As far as he’s concerned he’s living the dream and he’s a passionate advocate for the city of Angels. He continues to travel extensively, having visited over 50 countries (leaving just 146 to go!).  


Vicky is a transplant from the great state of Iowa. She got the travel bug at 19, while traveling to Italy with her best friend. Since that first excursion she has returned to Europe twice and backpacked around most of the continent, in addition to traveling extensively around the United States and Central America. Next up is Asia. Vicky enjoys sharing her passion for travel and her love for Los Angeles with all who come on the tour.


Stuart lives in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles and is passionate about uncovering its hidden treasures, especially when it comes to gangsters and the Golden Age of Hollywood. Two interests that have more in common than you may think! Originally from the UK (moving here in 2013), he is also a talented composer and publishes a monthly podcast called the Million Dollar Melody Hotel.

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