L.A. in a Day

Date(s) - 09/05/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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L.A. is so big – how are you going to see everything in one day? Easy! Take a tour of Los Angeles with us. No breezing through on tour buses with a pre-recorded audio track playing (which is nearly always out of sync) – we’ll show you the best parts, the parts other tour companies won’t, and give you a feel for the real L.A. As an added bonus you’ll see seven different venues which have held the Academy Awards Ceremony on this tour.

We start your tour of Los Angeles in Hollywood (where else) and show you how and why L.A. became the center of the American entertainment industry. There’s a huge amount of fascinating movie history on the famous Walk of Fame, including the oldest house in Hollywood (where Charlie Chaplin’s kids went to school), the Capitol Records Building, the Egyptian Theater and the TCL Chinese Theater, and you’ll learn about it all.

Next we take the subway (yes, we do have one in Los Angeles) to downtown. Downtown is the most dynamic part of the city – it’s also the best preserved historic downtown of any major city in the U.S. It’s where the city started and there are a huge number of iconic buildings there (including City Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall). By this time you’ll be hungry, so we pause your tour of Los Angeles for lunch at one of the top food destinations in America – Grand Central Market.

After lunch the tour continues in DTLA, then we head to Santa Monica on the Expo Line. It’s a lovely way to travel through the West Side. Once in SaMo we’ll give you a tour of the area (including the famous Santa Monica Pier), before finishing your tour of Los Angeles at 3rd Street Promenade, a perfect place to watch the sun set while enjoying cocktails and dinner. By now you’ll have had a real experience of L.A. and made some great memories to take home with you.

Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking because of that 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: $95 pp adults, $75 pp children 5-17 y.o., free for children 0–4 y.o. (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking distance: Hollywood: 2 miles, downtown: 2 miles, Santa Monica: 1 mile.

*Tour starts 10.00 am, Pantages Theater (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when we confirm your booking.

*Tour finishes 6.00 pm, Third Street Promenade (map).

*Travel on Los Angeles Metro is included in ticket price.

*There’s a big range of different cuisines available and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc).

*When booking this tour you’ll get an email confirmation with a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride).

*If you want to explore Los Angeles more consider doing our Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour and Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride. They both fit very well with this tour.


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.

Lunch/Snacks are not included. Expect to pay between $10-$20 pp for food.

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 tour 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 this tour 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.