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LA: Chinese Theater VIP Tour & 24-hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

Product ID: 270442
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Explore iconic landmarks with the “original” hop-on-hop-off tour of Los Angeles. Take a guided tour of the famous TCL Chinese Theater.
About this ticket
Valid 24 hours
(from first activation)
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Join a VIP tour of the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater, which has been hosting movie premiers and the Academy Awards for over 90 years
  • Walk in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty and touch the handprints of famous celebrities like Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman
  • Explore the glamor and glitz of Tinseltown with a 24-hour pass to the Original Hop-On-Hop-Off sightseeing tour in Los Angeles
  • Hop on and off a deluxe double decker bus, offering 3 distinct routes covering Beverly Hills & Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Downtown LA
  • Get out at Beverly Hills and explore the exclusive shops of Rodeo Drive, where the rich and famous like to splurge
  • Join the fun at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier and experience thrilling rollercoasters and other family friendly rides
Full description
Meet your guide at the TCL Chinese Theater and take a trip through the history of cinema. Throughout its 90-year history, the Chinese Theater has hosted the premieres of some of Hollywood’s greatest films. Its name is synonymous with Hollywood glamor. On your tour, you’ll journey through the history and lore of some of Hollywood’s best-known personalities.

See the famous handprints outside of the theater. Take photos of the preserved costumes stretching from The Wizard of Oz to Star Wars. Learn about how projection equipment has evolved in the quest to light up the silver screen. End your tour with a short film on one of North America’s largest IMAX screens, still used today for major movie premieres.

Enjoy a combination ticket which pairs your VIP-tour with a 24-hour pass to LA’s original hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Board your bus in front of the Chinese Theater. See the sights from the top of a double-decker bus. Enjoy the California sunshine. Explore the city at your own speed, snapping photos and stopping at such famous sights as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, and Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

Hop-on-hop-off Bus Routes

Route 1: Hollywood Route 
Includes a Tour of Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
Duration: 2 Hours
Operating schedule: First departure from Stop 1 Dolby Theater: 9:00 am. Last full loop departs from Stop 1 Dolby Theater: 7:00 pm. (Buses depart approx. every 30 minutes from stop #1)

Route 2: Downtown Los Angeles
Duration: 2 Hours
Operating schedule: Tour Departs Stop 37 at 9 am. Last Full loop departs from Stop 37 at 4 pm.

Route 3: Santa Monica
Duration: 2 Hours
Operating schedule: First departure from Stop 7 Beverly Hills: 10:00 am. Last full loop departing from Stop 7 Beverly Hills: 5:30 pm. Last returning bus from Stop 57 Santa Monica Pier to stop 7 Beverly Hills: 6:10 pm. Last return from Stop 7 to stop 57 Santa Monica Pier is at 7:40 pm. (Buses depart every 30 - 40 minutes from stop 7).
  • 24-hour hop-on-hop-Off ticket
  • Chinese Theatre VIP Tour ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

For the TCL Chinese Theatre VIP tour, check in at 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA For the Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you can start your tour from any stop. Please check the current schedule.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses or hat are recommended.
• Please check-in with the local partner first to receive your Chinese Theatre VIP Tour ticket.
• You can begin the hop-on-hop-off tour from any stop.
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Starline Tours of Hollywood

Product ID: 270442