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

LA in a Day Tour

LA in a Day tour

Price

$95 / pp
Includes all Metro travel

Walking & Metro

Less than 5 miles walking
Over a day it’s an easy distance

Time

10am – 6pm (8 hours)
Make the most of your 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 limited itinerary) and give you a feel for the real Los Angeles. Uniquely our LA in a Day tour is probably the only tour in Los Angeles – and certainly the only metro and walking tour – on which you’ll see seven different venues of 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 surrounding 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, the Dolby Theater (home of the Oscars) 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 (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 daily, Pantages Theater, opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro station (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 6.00 pm, Third Street Promenade.

*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, gluten-free etc).

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $550 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.

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.

This tour is not recommended for children under 15 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.

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
Sid Grauman's beautiful Egyptian Theater
The historic Pig n' Whistle
Hollywood High School, where many stars were students
Hollywood and Highland tour
Dolby Theatre, seen here preparing for the Academy Awards Ceremony
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
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
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