The Real Hollywood Tour

Date(s) - 01/10/2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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On our Hollywood tour we go back in time to when the name first appeared on maps in the 1880’s, then we’ll tell you how and why the movie industry first moved here in the early twentieth century (at which time the town itself didn’t even have a bar or movie-theater of its own). As you walk the streets you’ll see up close the many iconic buildings on the famous Walk of Fame, including the Capitol Records Building, the oldest house in Hollywood (where Charlie Chaplin’s kids went to school), the Egyptian Theater, the Dolby Theater (the home of the Oscars) and the TCL Chinese Theater where your Hollywood tour ends – at the perfect place to get lunch or to head into downtown for our LA: Wild West to Now tour.

Almost every visitor to Los Angeles wants to see Hollywood, the name has become synonymous with the entertainment industry here and is famous all over the world, but don’t be fooled by the touts on the Hollywood Walk of Fame offering “glitz and glamor” celebrity bus tours of stars houses – those tours basically involve being given completely wrong information while being driven around in an uninsured death-trap on wheels. And don’t be tricked either by other Hollywood tour companies that have tried to copy us – we don’t use headsets, flags, name badges or other gimmicks, we keep it real on The Real Hollywood Tour.

Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking email us at [email protected], telling us when you want to do the tour and how many guests are in your party, and if we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.


*Cost: $25 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 10.30 am, Pantages Theater (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Tour finishes 12.30 pm, Hollywood & Highland (map).

*Children under 12 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket.

*When booking this tour you’ll get a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour).

*You can do the LA: Wild West to Now tour or the Mount Hollywood Hike on the same day if you want to explore L.A. more.


This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.

This a walking tour. All guests must be in appropriate physical condition. We cannot slow the tour down significantly to accommodate guests who are not in appropriate condition. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.

You are entirely responsible to make sure you are at the meeting point at the correct time. If you’re significantly late you may miss the tour.

We know your plans can change, but there are no refunds or exchanges within 48 hours of the tour start time.

You must book in advance.

Important Note

When you book this tour you’ll receive an automatic confirmation email with a photo of the meeting point and a discount code to be used when booking other tours. If you don’t see the email in your inbox please check your junk mailbox.


Bookings are closed. Please email us at [email protected] to enquire if we can fit you onto the tour.