Grand Tour of Los Angeles

Tour #2: Grand City Tour of Los Angeles
Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

The Most Popular 5½ Hour Tour of L.A!

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This is the most complete sightseeing tour of Los Angeles. Our expert guide will take you to one-of-a-kind destinations, encompassing the world capital of the entertainment industry, lifestyle playgrounds of the rich and famous, historical and architectural gems and trend-setting arts scenes unlike any other. So enjoy yourself on our deluxe luxury air-conditioned sightseeing bus while we help you experience our city, the LA way.

Highlights include:
Hollywood Blvd *
- Chinese Theatre
- Walk of Fame
- Kodak Theatre
- Hollywood & Highland
- Hollywood Sign

Beverly Hills
- Rodeo Drive *
- City Hall
         Hollywood/LA
- Hollywood Bowl *
- Farmers Market/Grove **
- Miracle Mile
- La Brea Tar Pits *
- LA County Museum Art
- Melrose Ave.
- CBS Television
- Paramount Studios
         West Hollywood
- Sunset Strip

Downtown LA
- Olvera St *
- Chinatown
- Staples Center
- LA Live/Nokia
- Walt Disney Hall *
- Cathedral of Our Lady
(* indicates stop of 10-25 minutes; subject to availability   ** indicates hour lunch stop)

Downtown LA

Adult: $60 $55 online      Child: $45 $42 online
Tour Duration: 5½ Hours



Here is an overview of the different sights you will see:

HOLLYWOOD/WEST HOLLYWOOD/LOS ANGELES

Chinese Theatre
Chinese Theater:  Famous for its nearly 200 cement handprints and footprints of movie stars in its forecourt, the spectacular theatre itself is the number one movie premiere house in the world.

The Kodak Theatre:  It is the crown jewel of Hollywood & Highland, a magnificent retail, dining and entertainment complex. Opening as the Kodak Theatre in November 2001 and renamed the Dolby in 2012, The 3,400 seat theatre is the first permanent home of the Academy Awards.

The Walk of Fame:  The most visited attraction in Hollywood with around 2,500 pink terrazzo stars inlaid with the names of famous TV, Movie, Recording, Live Theatre and Radio Stars, spanning several blocks on Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood Sign:  Hollywood's ultimate that recently celebrated its 90th Nonagenarian was built in 1923 and is considered a national monument.

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Bowl:  It is the world famous summer home of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. The outdoor 18,000 seat natural amphitheatre has hosted many of the world's most famous musicians, including The Beatles, Cher and Ella Fitzgerald. including The Beatles, Cher and Ella Fitzgerald. (Elton John, Judy Garland, Carrie Underwood)

Farmer's Market/Grove:  The original "Farmer's Market", founded in 1934 is the largest open air market in Los Angeles, with more than 140 shops, restaurants, markets and cafes. The newer Grove has over 60 fashion stores, set in an outdoor, Disneyland style center connected with the 'Farmers Market' by a double-deck, open-top trolley car.

Miracle Mile:  Stretching over several blocks on Wilshire Blvd, it is the first commercial district in the US developed around the automobile. It is also the current home to many Los Angeles museums.

La Brea Tar Pits
La Brea Tar Pits:  This is one of the world's most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world, all recovered from the asphalt deposits of the Tar Pits.

LA County Museum Art:  LACMA is the largest encyclopedic art museum west of Chicago - with artwork covering the expanse of art history - from ancient to contemporary - across the globe.

Melrose Ave:  Melrose Ave is a street which defines hip shopping in Los Angeles. Many of the styles on the TV show "Friends" came from the shops on Melrose Ave. The storefronts can often be works of pop art in themselves.

CBS Television:  Built in 1952, this is where many of the nation's favorite television programs are taped, including "Dancing with the Stars", "American Idol" heats and the classic game show "The Price is Right".

Paramount Studios Paramount Studios:  Paramount Studios is the last major studio still located in Hollywood itself where movies and TV shows are still made to this day.

Sunset Strip:  Sunset Strip is famous for its glittery nightlife with glamorous hotels, clubs and restaurants.


DOWNTOWN LA

Olvera Street:  This is part of the Pueblo which is considered the birthplace of Los Angeles. This area takes you back to the time this was a Mexican/Spanish settlement and is the location of Avila Adobe - the oldest surviving homes in LA dating back to 1818.

Chinatown:  Chinatown was built in the 1930's as part of America's 1st modern Chinatown - actually owned and planned by the Chinese as a major tourist attraction.

Staples Center:  Home to many sports teams, including the World-Champion Los Angeles Lakers, it has also hosted the Democratic National Convention, Michael Jackson's Memorial Service and countless rock concerts.

LA Live
LA Live, the Times Square of Los Angeles

LA Live/Nokia:  LA Live, a 2 billion dollar entertainment complex that takes up 6 city blocks. Already the Nokia theatre has hosted the American Idol Finale and has become the permanent home of the Emmy Awards.

Walt Disney Hall:  Built in 2003, this spectacular concert hall, with its massive steel curves was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and is considered a modern day icon.

Walt Disney Hall

Our Lady Cathedral:  The Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, built in 2002, was designed by world-renowned Spanish architect, Jose Rafael Moneo as a modern reinterpretation of the California Mission.

See also Grand City Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour combo!


This tour is also available in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Korean: select Tour 2B




Daily Tours - All Year - 3/4 Day Tour
Departs Mornings only, Hotel pick-up available
Departs from Starline Terminal at 9:30 AM.


Departure from Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Blvd :
When? How Often? How Long? From Where? How Much?
Adult:   
Child:   

All Year 9:30 5 ½ Hours Grauman's Chinese Theater  Adult: $60 promo:$55 
Child: $45 promo:$42
Adult is age 12 and older - Child is 3 to 11
Tour including hotel pick-up and drop-off :
When? How Often? How Long? From Where? How Much?
Adult:   
Child:   

All Year 9:30 5 ½ Hours click for pickup schedule  Adult: $75 promo:$70 
Child: $60 promo:$57
Adult is age 12 and older - Child is 3 to 11

Online reservations can only be made up to 24 hours before scheduled tour departure time.
For reservations less than 24 hours before tour departure time, please call 1-800-959-3131.

If you have a need that would require special accommodations please call Starline Tours at least 24 hours in advance.

If you come by car to the Chinese Theatre, click here for parking infos.