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

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  • 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!

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  • 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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Heart of Hollywood

hollywood tour

Price

$25 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)

Walking

2 miles
That’s less than nothing!

Time

10:30am – 12:30pm
Do the real Hollywood tour!

Want to do a Hollywood tour that has some real history and substance and isn’t all “glitz and glamor” (and doesn’t involve being driven around in an uninsured death-trap on wheels)? On our Hollywood tour we go back in time to when the name first appeared on maps in the late nineteenth century, then we’ll tell you how and why the movie industry first moved here in the early twentieth century (at which time the town itself didn’t even have a bar or movie-theater of its own). We’ll also show you the many iconic buildings on the famous Walk of Fame, including the Capitol Records Building, the oldest house in Hollywood (where Charlie Chaplin’s kids went to school), the Egyptian Theater, the Dolby Theater and the TCL Chinese Theater, where your Hollywood tour finishes – in the heart of Hollywood.

Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking because of that 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: $25 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 10.30 am, Pantages Theater (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Tour finishes 12.30 pm, Hollywood & Highland (map).

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

*When booking this tour you’ll get an email confirmation with a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride).

*You can do the From Wild West to Now and Historic Core tours on the same day if you want to explore L.A. more. This tour also fits very well with our Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour and Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $150 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 other languages at this time.

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 tour 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 this tour in advance.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.

The famous Hollywood Pantages Theater
Capitol Records Building on Hollywood & Vine
The Knickerbocker Hotel & the iconic Hollywood Sign
The oldest house in Hollywood - Janes House
The Art Deco Kress Building
Sid Grauman's beautiful Egyptian Theater
The historic Pig n' Whistle
Hollywood High School, where many stars were students
Disney El Capitan Theater & Hollywood Walk of Fame
TCL Chinese Theater & its famous forecourt