See the real LA!

  • Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable & passionate about giving us all the information in a clear & concise way. The tour was very well planned & organised & was not tiring.

    Hp108 TripAdvisor
  • We did The Real Hollywood tour & loved it! The tour was at a great pace & the guide (Vicky) was very knowledgeable & made the tour fun. Thank you!

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Stuart was so knowledgeable & was worth the day with him. I had been to LA multiple times before but this is the first time I had taken a tour - so thrilled to have this experience with my mom & sister. I would recommend this tour again & again.

    Steph S. Yelp
  • We had an amazing DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Damien & Dante... thank you very much from the Italian girls... very interesting & funny… absolutely recommended!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • This tour was awesome! Stuart is very knowledgeable, likeable & fun. The stops on the tour were very interesting & I learned a lot. I’ve been on quite a few tours of this nature & this was one of my favorites - highly recommend!

    Passport17369220499 TripAdvisor
  • Did a walking tour of LA (LA in a Day). Vicky started us off with the Hollywood tour & Damien (who is also the owner) was our guide for the rest of the day. The entire day was awesome, I suggest this tour. There isn't that much walking, to be honest. It's very fun!

    Mel L Google
  • My boyfriend & I took the DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Stuart as our guide & had the most amazing time! We had experiences we will never forget! We were able to see parts & people of Los Angeles that we never would have without Stuart. I give this 10/10. If we visit again, this will be at the top of our to do list!

    Michelle B. Yelp
  • Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend taking both The Real Hollywood Tour & the Central Downtown LA tour! Our time in LA wouldn't have been the same. Great way to learn about the city, see it from a different angle, explore the local life & learn about its history & filming industry. Damien our guide was fantastic!

    Sara Pozueta Facebook
  • Sylvie was our host & was fantastic. She had a lot of local knowledge & gave her unique perspective as someone who had moved to the area many years ago, so she had an outsider's as well as an insider's perspective. The tour gave us a great overview of Santa Monica & Venice & set us up for a great rest of the day.

    Gregory Airbnb
  • We took 2 tours, the Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour (with Sylvie) & the Real Hollywood tour (with Damien). Both were great & highly recommended. Sylvie & Damien were informative, knowledgeable & easy to talk to. They were like you were with friends. We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 boys (15 & 12). We all enjoyed the tours.

    Paula Lindgren Google

Central Downtown LA Tour

Central Downtown LA Tour

Price

$40 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)

Walking

2 miles
An easy walking distance

Time

1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
Perfect way to spend an afternoon

Los Angeles is always changing and you’ll have a front row seat to witness that on our Central Downtown LA tour. Thought L.A. doesn’t have a downtown? It does and it’s the most dynamic and interesting part of the city. Many tourists are unaware of DTLA (as it’s known here), but Angelenos certainly know it and they’re voting with their feet, as every week hip new restaurants, bars, Apple stores, creative offices and apartment blocks open in the area. Many people don’t realize it’s also the best-preserved historic downtown of any major city in America (with some of the best architecture in the world, including many beautiful examples of the Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modern and post-modern styles). Join our Central Downtown LA tour and learn about this fascinating neighborhood, where the city was born. We also stop for lunch at Grand Central Market (one of the best places in the U.S. for food, according to Bon Appetit Magazine).

You can combine this tour with The Real Hollywood Tour if you book both tours for the same day. If you do the guide will lead you from Hollywood to downtown (for this tour) and all travel between and during the tours on the Los Angeles Metro is included. The two tours then merge to create one six hour tour of Hollywood and downtown, the two most historic parts of the city.

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: $40 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 1.00 pm daily, Civic Center Metro Station, Grand Park (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 4.00 pm, 7th Street Metro Center.

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

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (vegetarian, gluten-free etc).

*If you combine this tour with The Real Hollywood Tour, by booking both tours for the same day, all travel on the Los Angeles Metro between and during the tours is included.

YOU CAN BOOK THIS AS A PRIVATE TOUR STARTING AT JUST $240 for up to 10 guests

You can also book this as a 2 hour private tour (without stopping for lunch) starting at just $180

Disclaimers

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

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.

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

You must book in advance.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.

Grand Park, City Hall & Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The stunning Walt Disney Music Hall
The hugely popular Broad Museum
Central Downtown LA Tour
Angels Flight, funicular railway dating from 1901
Grand Central Market - 100 years old in 2017 & better than ever
Subway Terminal Building - symbol of LA's lost streetcars
Title Trust & Guarantee Building & Pershing Square
Downtown Jewelry Exchange, with its hidden jazz age theater
Historic Core tour
James Oviatt Building - first Art Deco building in LA
Fine Arts Building - a hidden jewel in downtown