5.5 Hours | Adults: $64, Children: $49
The multilingual Grand Tour of Los Angeles is designed for visitors from foreign countries who prefer narration in tongues other than English. This five-and-a-half-hour tour is available with pre-recorded narration in languages including:
Simply hop on board and discover the many exciting sights and attractions of Los Angeles, with guided narration in the language of your choice! You will visit:
The tour includes a one-hour stop at the Farmers Market & Grove to give guests a lunch and shopping break, and we’ve also scheduled short breaks of 10 to 25 minutes at the following attractions:
Feel free to do some exploring and take some photos!
The Los Angeles Grand Tour is the crown jewel of our foreign language Los Angeles guided tours, featuring visits to the city’s most popular attractions.
Here is some further information on the many sights and attractions you will visit during your Grand Tour of Los Angeles:
The Farmers Market & Grove is one of the city’s most popular entertainment and shopping complexes. Located at the intersection of Fairfax Avenue and West 3rd Street, the Farmers Market was founded in 1934 and is the city’s largest open-air market. Together with The Grove, the complex houses more than 140 shops, boutiques, cafes and markets, with over 60 fashion outlets. The Grove is an idyllic, family-friendly retail complex connected to the Farmers Market by a classic open-air trolley. Hop on board and enjoy your visit!
The Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles portion of the tour includes visits to:
The Hollywood Sign: A cherished national monument and one of the most identifiable and iconic sights in Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign recently celebrated its 90th birthday.
TCL Chinese Theatre: Formerly known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, this elaborate movie house has hosted some of the most star-studded premieres in Hollywood history. Be sure to visit its famous forecourt, where the handprints and footprints of more than 200 celebrities are immortalized in the concrete.
The Dolby Theatre: This spectacular venue is located just north of the intersection of Hollywood & Highland, and is the first permanent home to the glitzy, glamorous Academy Awards ceremony.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame: Discover the most-visited attraction in Hollywood! This scenic walk features more than 2,500 pink terazzo stars, inlaid with the names of the most beloved and successful entertainers of all time.
The Hollywood Bowl: Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra during the summer months, the Hollywood Bowl has also hosted some of the music industry’s most famous bands and performers.
Miracle Mile: Spanning several city blocks along Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile is a noteworthy chapter in American urban history, as it was the first neighborhood specifically designed around the automobile.
La Brea Tar Pits: A fascinating site, the La Brea Tar Pits is home to one of the world’s most famous fossil collections. Its asphalt deposits have yielded the fossilized remains of extinct Ice Age plants and animals, making it one of the most important and unique geological features in Southern California.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA): LACMA is the largest and most important American art gallery west of Chicago, housing masterworks that span centuries of art history.
Melrose Avenue: This ultra-hip and trendy shopping district has inspired countless fashion trends, and is a favorite of Hollywood wardrobe managers and costume designers. Its colorful storefronts are attractions in themselves!
CBS Television City: Built in 1952, the CBS Television studio is where many of the country’s most popular shows and programs are taped, including “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” and “The Price Is Right.”
Paramount Studios: Located on Melrose Avenue, Paramount Studios is the last of the “majors” that is still located in Hollywood proper.
Sunset Strip: Glamorous hotels, exclusive nightclubs, trendy bars, and famous concert venues are among the major attractions on this infamous stretch of Sunset Boulevard.
The Downtown Los Angeles portion of the tour highlights neighborhoods and attractions including:
Olvera Street: Often called “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” Olvera Street is home to the original Mexican and Spanish settlement that eventually grew to become the present-day metropolis that is L.A. The city’s oldest surviving homes, which date back to 1818, can be found here.
Chinatown: Developed by Chinese-American businessmen in the 1930s as a tourist attraction, L.A.’s Chinese district is America’s first modern Chinatown.
Staples Center: Home to several professional sports franchises, including the NBA’s Clippers and Lakers and the NHL’s Kings, the Staples Center has also hosted the National Democratic Convention, Michael Jackson’s memorial service, and countless other special events and concerts.
LA Live/Microsoft Theater: Spanning six city blocks, this stunning $2 billion entertainment complex is best-known as the permanent home of TV’s Emmy Awards, and the venue has also played host to the finale of “American Idol.”
Walt Disney Concert Hall: Completed in 2003, this spectacular concert hall is widely considered to be one of the most important examples of modern architecture in the United States. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, this photo-worthy icon is a worthy addition to the list of L.A.’s greatest attractions.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: Another recent addition to Los Angeles, this stunning cathedral was completed in 2002. A nod to L.A.’s rich history as a center for Spanish missionaries, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels was designed by the famous Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo as a revival project.
The Multilingual Grand Tour of Los Angeles departs from the Starline Tours main terminal in Hollywood at 9:30 a.m. The terminal is located outside the TCL Chinese Theatre at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Hotel pick-up and drop-off service is available at select locations in Los Angeles.
We offer sightseeing excursions and guided tours that highlight everything from LA’s most iconic sights to forgotten chapters of the city’s captivating past.
We also offer multilingual tours of Los Angeles attractions, excursions to movie studios and local theme parks, and beach tours that shine a spotlight on the city’s spectacular Pacific coastline.