Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
This truly is the best tour for someone who only has one day in LA. We saw all the hot spots with a not-too-long, not-too-short amount of time to explore everywhere we went. All the passengers were great & we all took pics for each other at stops. Since you’re seeing everything in one day, wear your walking shoes! I definitely found myself jogging to explore everything I wanted to see at each spot, but well-worth it for seeing such a huge city in one day! I especially liked how much info our guide provided along the way, and the fact that there are ports for phone chargers at each seat took the stress off of needing to make a phone battery last the whole day. We drove through Santa Monica, stopped in Venice, stopped in Beverly Hills/Rodeo Dr, went to the Farmer’s Market for lunch and shopping, went to Griffith Observatory (closed due to covid, but offered a great view of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA), and walked amongst the stars on Hollywood Blvd (plus more time for shopping).
It was a chilly and foggy day, bad for us tourists. Thankfully I was by myself, so I sat up front with the driver and HEAT! It's an open window bus, so I imagine it was pretty chilly, especially when went got onto the highway to the Grove. Levi is an excellent guide, lots of fun facts, he stopped or slowed down for any picture opportunities. Love the Santa Monica pier, the Griffith Observatory (the exhibits in the building were awesome, if I had known I would have headed there right after taking pictures of the Hollywood sign). I thought gawking at the celebrity houses was a bit much. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend!
There were four of us in my group and the vote was unanimous. We all had a great time on the tour. We all agree that we got a well rounded view of the Hollywood/Beverly Hills area, the other group of friends who shared our bus were very friendly, and our guide was great. The only thing I would have wished for was just being able to slow down for a second or two to get good photos of special sites. That aside though, kudos to Gary King, not only for his expert city driving skills but also for his people skills. He was a super friendly, funny, engaging tour guide whom we all enjoyed riding along with!
The day was a bit chilly, so apparently lots of people had cancelled. It was just us two and another person, yet the tour still went ahead which was great. The tour guide Sammy privided us with blankets to protect from the harsh winds. There is only one stop where you get out and takd pictures with the Hollywood sign and the downtown LA skyline, but there are plenty of times along the way where the car stops for a moment to let you take pictures of the celebrity homes. All in all, we enjoyed the tour and it was a good way of noting places you think are worth coming back to on your own.
The tour was the perfect start to my stay in Hollywood. Our guide, Breeanna, led us to major points of interest such as the Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese, Dolby, El Capitane, and Egyptian Theaters. Along the way, Breeanna shared fascinating stories about people and events that transformed the city and the industry. Highly informative and definitely recommended.