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Los Angeles, United States
The Real Hollywood Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Uncover the history of Hollywood that you might not have heard on this tour around some of central LA’s glittery highlights and hidden historical landmarks. Starting at the glamorous Pantages Theater, tour sights like the Capitol Records Building, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the iconic Egyptian and Chinese Theaters. But it’s not just popular tourist stops on this tour: learn about Hollywood before it became Hollywood at Jane’s House, and hear all sorts of stories old and new from your guide.
  • Visit the Dolby Theatre, the Hollywood home of the Academy Awards
  • Finish up in time for lunch on this roughly two-hour morning tour
  • Don’t get lost in the crowd: a small group means your questions will get heard
  • A family-friendly way to discover Hollywood: children under 12 years old get in free
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We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.

Departure Point

6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

The Pantages Theatre is opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro Station (on the Red and Purple Lines). The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins at the entrance to the theatre, wearing a t-shirt with The Real Los Angeles Tours logo clearly visible.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

TCL Chinese Theatre is at Hollywood and Highland, which is on the Metro Red Line, offering easy access to the rest of the city and only 10 minutes walk from the start point.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour is free for children aged 0-11 y.o.
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by The Real Los Angeles Tours terms of service.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour via our website.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Real Los Angeles Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Jeremy_P
, Jan 2022
The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Roosevelt Hotel were great. The Chinese and Egyptian theaters were a disappointment not the fault of the Viator tour guide. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really wanted to see the inside of at least one vintage Hollywood movie house, so I was disappointed in the end.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Anthony, thanks so much for coming on the tour and so glad you liked Oliver. Totally understand that you wanted to see one of the movie palaces on Hollywood Boulevard, but we replied to your message asking about them to tell you that we don't go inside. It's also listed as an exclusion here on TripAdvisor/Viator, so we're not sure why you were expecting to see inside them. As we explained in the message you can get tickets for the Chinese Theatre tour, which is the last stop on our tour and which begins right afterwards. We hope you made the most of it :-).
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Our tour guide was great...
Meg_B
, Nov 2021
Our tour guide was great at sharing interesting historical info. He covered topics that were all new to us - capturing the true founding of the area and the people who helped build this town.

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