Date(s) - 12/20/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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LA is so big – how are you going to see it in one day? Easy! Join our LA in a Day tour. There’s no breezing through on buses with pre-recorded audio commentary playing (which is always out of sync), we’ll show you the hidden nooks and crannies of the city that other tour companies don’t (because it doesn’t fit with traffic patterns) and give you a feel for the real Los Angeles. Our LA in a Day tour is the only all-day Metro and walking tour of Los Angeles – and the only one on which you’ll see seven different venues of the Oscars Ceremony.

We’ll start your LA in a Day tour in Hollywood (where else) and show you how and why LA became the center of the American entertainment industry. There’s a huge amount of fascinating movie history surrounding 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, the Dolby Theater (home of the Oscars) and the TCL Chinese Theater, and you’ll learn about it all.

Next we take the subway to downtown – it’s actually the fastest way to get there. DTLA is the most dynamic part of the city right now and it’s also the biggest historic downtown of any major city in the U.S. The city was founded here in 1781 and it has a huge number of iconic buildings, such as City Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. By this time you’ll be hungry, so we pause your LA in a Day tour 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 E-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 LA in a Day tour 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 Los Angeles and made some great memories to take home with you.

Our tours can sell out. If you can’t 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: $110 pp.

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

*Tour starts 10 am daily, Pantages Theater, opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro station (meeting point photo).

*Tour finishes 6 pm, Third Street Promenade, near Santa Monica Metro station.

*Travel on Los Angeles Metro during tour included in ticket price.

*We’ll show you how to use the LA Metro – the easiest and cheapest mode of transport here.

*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization.

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet are available (vegan, gluten-free etc).


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.

We recommend ride-sharing or taking the metro to the meeting point, then you don’t have to pay $30-40 to park your car all day (if you’re driving here).

This a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.

This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.

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

Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.

Contactless payment for gratuities available, please allow 15-20%.

Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.

You must book in advance.


After making a booking you’ll receive an automatic confirmation email (separate from the receipt). 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.