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

LAX Layover Tour

lax layover tour


Private tour only!
From $250


2 miles
An easy walking distance


2-3 hours
You can do a lot in that time

Got a stop over at LAX? You’re probably not that excited as, let’s be honest, it’s not the most amazing place to hang out. So why not get out of the airport and do our LAX Layover tour? You’re in one of the greatest cities on earth and you have a wonderful opportunity to experience it. Why waste this chance?

For your LAX Layover tour we’ll arrange for your luggage to be looked after, we’ll get you a ticket for the LAX Flyaway shuttle bus, we’ll meet you when you get to Hollywood OR downtown and we’ll personally show you around Los Angeles. If you’re hungry we can also stop for some great Californian food – unless you prefer those food outlets at LAX (check here for a list of the great establishments you could be eating at if you do this tour)! When the tour’s over we’ll ensure you get back on the shuttle bus in plenty of time to make your flight and arrange for the return of your luggage. You’ll get back on the plane energized by your experience and with some great memories and photos from your amazing stop over.


*Do a tour of Hollywood OR downtown L.A.

*Walking distance: 2 miles.

*Tour duration: 2-3 hours.

*Tour starts at Union Station (map) OR Pantages Theater (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Children under 5 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket.

*Return ticket on LAX Flyaway Shuttle Bus included.

*5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization.

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc).

*This tour is only available as a private tour – so you get the guide all to yourself.

Disclaimers & Prices

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.

Luggage storage is not included. Expect to pay between $10 – $15 per bag and $10 for pickup and drop off.

This a walking tour. All guests should be prepared to walk at a reasonable pace.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.

We do not PERSONALLY pick you up at LAX – we book you on the LAX Flyaway Shuttle Bus to downtown OR Hollywood and meet you when you get off the bus. After the tour we put you on the Flyaway bus back to LAX in plenty of time for your flight. Trust us – it’s easy!

Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.

1-2 Guests: $250

3-4 Guests: $350

5-6 Guests: $450

7-8 Guests: $550

LAX Layover Max Tour


Private tour only!
From $350

Walking & Metro

3-4 miles
Perfect for stretching your legs


4-6 hours
Make the most of your time!

Have a lot of time to kill between flights (at least 10 hours)? Why not see downtown AND Hollywood and really make the most of your day? Everything else is the same as the LAX Layover tour, but we’ll also include Metro travel between the two areas, so you don’t have to worry about anything. This tour will make you want to book stop overs on every trip you take!


*Walking distances: 2 miles (downtown) and 2 miles (Hollywood)

*Tour duration: 4-6 hours

*Tour starts at Union Station (map) OR Pantages Theater (map)

*Return ticket on LAX Flyaway Shuttle Bus and Los Angeles Metro travel included.

Disclaimers & Prices

All disclaimers as above (for the LAX Layover tour).

1-2 Guests: $350

3-4 Guests: $450

5-6 Guests: $550

7-8 Guests: $650


Subject to change at our discretion.

Union Station, last major rail station to be built in the U.S.
Los Angeles Pueblo & Olvera Street, birthplace of LA
Pico House (1870), once the finest hotel in Los Angeles
City Hall, an architectural masterpiece
Pope of Broadway & first Mexican to win an Oscar
The beautiful 1893 Bradbury Building
Grand Central Market - 100 years old in 2017 & better than ever
The hugely popular Broad Museum
The stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall
LAX Layover tour
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion & Grand Park
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
Chinese Theater & its famous forecourt