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

DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost Tour

DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour

Price

$35 / pp

Walking

2 miles
An easy walking distance

Time

6pm – 8:30pm (2.5 hours)
Enjoy a very entertaining evening

On our DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour we go on an investigation of the noir underbelly of Los Angeles – and enjoy cocktails in a couple of haunted bars. First we visit the Biltmore Hotel, the last place the tragic Black Dahlia, Elizabeth Short, was seen alive. Next we stop by the incredible Clifton’s and learn about the anti corruption drive of its Christian founder (who had a few secrets of his own). From there our DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour moves to the once grand Alexandria Hotel, where Rudolph Valentino’s ghost haunts his old penthouse, then the Barclay Hotel, home to two serial killers – and also the scene of some of their murders. After that we head to the Halls of Justice, the site of many dramatic trials, including the infamous Charles Manson’s, before finishing at the Los Angeles Pueblo, the location of the 1871 Chinatown Massacre, still the largest recorded mass lynching in American history. We may even see Pio Pico’s ghost in the window of Pico House (we have before). Join our DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour and have sleepless nights for weeks!

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: $35 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 6.00 pm Saturday, Pershing Square, opposite Starbucks and Pershing Square Metro station (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 8.30 pm, Los Angeles Pueblo.

*We can go into two different bars for cocktails on this tour, each for about 15 minutes. You do have to be over 21 y.o. to order an alcoholic drink – but you don’t have to be over 21 y.o. to do this tour.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $210 FOR UP to 10 guests

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.

Drinks/cocktails are not included.

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 12 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.

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.

murder mystery ghost tour
Biltmore Hotel, the last place the Black Dahlia was seen alive
DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour
The incredible Cliftons & it's crime & corruption busting founder
DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour
Alexandria Hotel - home to silent star Rudolph Valentino's ghost amongst others
murder mystery ghost tour
Hotel Barclay, temporary home to two serial killers and scene of two of their murders
1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times
DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour
Halls of Justice, home of many famous trials including Charles Manson's
Chinatown Massacre - the worst mass lynching in American history