See the real LA!

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

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

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Booked the Wild Wild West To Now tour, our guide Terry was great! (He) was very knowledgeable and the tour brought us to some really cool DTLA areas we've never been to which was so much fun! Definitely worth the reasonable price. THANK YOU TERRY!

    Irene O. Yelp
  • We had an Amazing Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour with Damien and Dante... thank you very much from Italian Girls... very interesting and funny… absolutely recommended!

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  • My boyfriend and I took the Heart of Hollywood Tour and had a wonderful experience with Stuart. Really helpful for personal questions, funny, full of knowledge and a passion for Hollywood. Can't recommend this enough!

    E D Trip Advisor
  • Angela took us inside some beautiful Broadway theaters, told us about LA history and was very enthusiastic about her city. The great thing was that she actually took us inside the buildings. Plus after the tour we went for the 35cent cocktails! Great tour and great guide!

    Helena Cardoso Google
  • I did the Historic Core Tour!!! It was an awesome walking tour and very informative even for this Angeleno!! I am downtown daily and drive past this area and never knew the history of various locations of the city!! This provides that!! 

    David Cook L. Yelp
  • My son and I booked and completely enjoyed a private tour. We had a wonderful evening! Damien took us on a fun, informative tour. My son loves photography, and Damien did not disappoint, as he took over 300 photos!

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Central Downtown LA Tour

Central Downtown LA Tour

Price

$40 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)

Walking

2 miles
It’s a short walk, but you see a lot

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, Civic Center Metro Station in Grand Park. We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

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

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

*All types of diet can be accommodated (vegetarian, vegan etc). It’s up to you whether you eat, how much you eat and what you eat (we have no financial interest).

*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 the tour in other languages at this time.

Lunch/Snacks are not included.

This a walking tour. All guests must be in appropriate physical 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’re at the meeting point at the correct time. If you’re significantly 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