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

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • 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!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • 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!

    Laurie Thompson Facebook

Murder, Mystery & Ghost


$30 / pp
children under 12 not advised


2 miles
That’s less than nothing!


6pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy a very entertaining evening!

Ever heard of Jack the Ripper, the terrible serial killer in 1890’s London? Well, this is Los Angeles, everything’s super-sized here! No less than four serial killers have called downtown L.A. home – each one as bad, or worse, than old Jack. On our Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour we go on an exploration of the noir underbelly of Los Angeles – and enjoy cocktails in a couple of haunted hotels. Everything you’ll learn on this tour is true (almost) – believe it or not we didn’t have to make anything up, the true stories were enough! Join us on our Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour and have sleepless nights for weeks.

First we visit the Biltmore Hotel, the last place the famous Black Dahlia, Elizabeth Short, was seen alive. Next we go to the notorious Cecil Hotel – nicknamed the suicide hotel for reasons you’ll learn about on this tour. From there we check out the once grand Alexandria Hotel, where Rudolph Valentino’s ghost haunts his old penthouse suite, then the Barclay Hotel, temporary home to not one, but two, serial killers – and whose elevator is haunted by a headless apparition. After that we head to the Halls of Justice, the site of several dramatic trials, including the infamous Charles Manson’s, before finishing at the Los Angeles Pueblo, scene of the 1871 Chinatown Massacre, still the largest recorded mass lynching in American history (which has featured a lot of lynching). We may even see Pio Pico’s ghost in the window of Pico House (we have before).

The Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour takes place in downtown L.A., home to some of the best restaurants in L.A. Have a look here for our recommendations on where to eat either before or after your tour.


*Cost: $30 pp.

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 6.00 pm, Pershing Square (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Tour finishes 8.30 pm, Los Angeles Pueblo (map).

*Children under 12 y.o. are not recommended for this tour (due to the nature of its content).

*There are 2 stops to get cocktails on this tour, each for about 15 minutes. It’s up to you whether you have a drink and what you drink. 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.

*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 Pay What You Want Wednesday and the Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride).

*You can do either the From Wild West to Now or the Historic Core tours on the same day if you want to explore L.A. more. This tour also fits very well with our Heart of Hollywood tour and Santa Monica/Venice Bicycle Ride.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $180 FOR UP to 10 guests


This tour is in English. If your English is not fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in other languages at this time.

Drinks/Cocktails 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 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.


Subject to change at our discretion.

The Biltmore Hotel, the last place the Black Dahlia was seen alive
The Cecil Hotel - previously known as the Suicide Hotel
The Alexandria Hotel - home to several ghosts, including Rudolph Valentino
The Hotel Barclay, temporary home of 2 serial killers
The 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Halls of Justice, home of many famous trials
The Chinatown Massacre - the worst mass lynching in American history