5 Hollywood Tours You Should Take
This post provides details about several fun Hollywood tours including bus, studio, as well as celebrity home tours. We include information about tickets, discounts, and what you can expect and more.
HOP-ON-HOP-OFF HOLLYWOOD BUS TOURS
If you’re looking for a general overview of the city, this is an excellent way to learn more about Los Angeles.
In addition to learning more about the area, you’ll also have the option to hop off and explore at your leisure.
Each hop on hop off bus tour includes at least 2 routes that cover popular locations such as Downtown LA, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, and Hollywood!
These tours are available for 1, 2, or 3 days in a row, giving you plenty of time to experience all of the routes and discover the entire city.
Tickets are typically between $45-$50 per person, but you can save 50% or more with either a tourist pass or a combo package.
While taking their Hollywood loop, you can expect to see some of the following sites:
- The Dolby Theater
- TCL Chinese Theater
- The Comedy Store
- Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive
- La Brea Tar Pits
- Paramount Studios
- Hollywood & Vine
- And more!
Since you can hop off and explore at your own pace, you’ll have plenty of chances to see even more popular sites like the Walk of Fame and the Sunset Strip.
For more details about this service, please make sure to read our post covering Los Angeles hop-on-hop-off bus tours.
GUIDED BUS TOURS
If you’re looking for an outing that will provide a more detailed overview of Los Angeles, a guided bus tour should do the trick.
This type of trip is also much more efficient than a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, as there usually aren’t any stops where you can jump off and explore.
While a lot of people might prefer the opportunity to hop off and take a look around at popular locations in Los Angeles, a guided bus tour is much quicker, making it an excellent option if you don’t have a lot of time.
These bus tours typically last between 2-6 hours and ticket prices range from $30-$70 on average, but you can save 50% or more with either a tourist pass or a combo package.
You can expect to see some of the following sites on these excursions:
Guided bus tours typically cover a variety of locations like Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and more.
For more information, please read our post about Los Angeles Guided Bus Tours.
CELEBRITY HOMES TOURS
A lot of notable celebrities currently live in Los Angeles, and many have lived here in the past.
If you want to see some of these houses and learn more about the lives of famous actors and musicians in this city, you may want to consider taking a celebrity homes tour.
Most of these tours are done via open-air minibus because it’s difficult for bigger vehicles to get through the narrow and winding Hollywood hills.
This also ensures that tour group sizes are smaller, giving you more of a chance to ask questions of your tour guide.
Ticket prices range from $30-$50 on average and you can expect these tours to run for approximately 2 hours.
These outings will typically take you to some of the following locations:
If you’re not interested in taking a guided celebrity homes tour, we also have a self-guided tour that you can use to find the homes of movie stars on your own!
For more details, please read our post about celebrity home tours.
MOVIE STUDIO TOURS
Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood, and there are a lot of historic studios in the area that offer tours on a daily basis.
No matter which movie studio you love the most, chances are you’ll be able to get inside and take a look around at notable sets and props from a variety of beloved films.
While most studio tours include a look behind the scenes, the Universal Studios tour is more of an amusement park experience.
Ticket prices range from $50-$100 on average and you can expect the tour to last for at least 1 ½ – 2 hours.
The following Hollywood studios are currently offering tours:
Many of these studio tours are included with various tourist passes and combo packages in Los Angeles, making it easy to save 50% or more on tickets.
For additional details, please read our post about Hollywood studio tours.
HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOURS
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the history of Hollywood and get a close look at all of the most famous locations, you may want to take a Hollywood walking tour.
While some tours will take you through the heart of Hollywood, others will take you into the hills to see the Hollywood sign.
Each of these outings is led by a knowledgeable and helpful guide who will provide a plethora of interesting details about this historic area.
Guided tours don’t fit into your schedule?
You can also take a self-guided Hollywood walking tour which covers some of the most significant landmarks.
Here are a few of the more notable locations you can expect to see on these tours:
- Walk of Fame
- Capitol Records Building
- The Pantages Theatre
- The Egyptian Theatre
- TCL Chinese Theatre
- The Dolby Theatre
- And more!
Tickets range from $25-$35 per person, but we also offer a pay-what-you-wish tour which allows you to name your own price.
Most tours last about 1 ½ – 2 hours, but you can take as long as you want with a self-guided excursion.
For more information, make sure to read our post about Hollywood walking tours.
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