Date(s) - 12/24/18
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
L.A. is so big – how are you going to see everything in one day? Easy! Join our LA in a Day tour. There’s no breezing through on buses with a 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 their itinerary) and give you a feel for the real Los Angeles. Uniquely the LA in a Day tour is the only tour in Los Angeles – and certainly the only metro and walking tour – on which you can see seven different venues which have held the Academy Awards Ceremony.
We’ll start your LA in a Day tour 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 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 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 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 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.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*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 food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc).
*After making a booking you’ll get a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica and Venice Bike 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.
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.
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.