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!

    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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LA in a Day Tour

LA in a Day tour

Price

$95 / adult
$75 / child (5-17 y.o.)
Free / child (0-4 y.o.)

Walking & Metro

Less than 5 miles walking.
You’ll be enjoying yourself so much won’t even realize

Time

10am – 6pm
Make the most of your day
3 totally different areas in one day

L.A. is so big – how are you going to see the city 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 your booking’s confirmed.

*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).

*If you want to explore L.A. more consider doing our DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour and Santa Monica and Venice Bike tour. They both fit very well with this tour of Los Angeles.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $500 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.

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.

ITINERARY

Subject to change at our discretion.

Pantages Theater Alt
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
the real Hollywood tour
TCL Chinese Theater & its famous forecourt
Grand Park, City Hall & Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
The stunning Walt Disney Music Hall
The hugely popular Broad Museum
Grand Central Market - 100 years old in 2017 & better than ever
The beautiful 1893 Bradbury Building
Subway Terminal Building - symbol of LA's lost streetcars
Title Trust & Guarantee Building & Pershing Square
Downtown Jewelry Exchange, with its hidden jazz age theater
James Oviatt Building - first Art Deco building in LA
Fine Arts Building - a hidden jewel in downtown
Santa Monica City Hall & Tongva Park
The world famous Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade & downtown Santa Monica