Los Angeles

The Real Hollywood Walking Tour

Los Angeles, United States
The Real Hollywood Tour

From $50.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Uncover the history of Hollywood that you might not have heard on this tour around some of central LA’s glittery highlights and hidden historical landmarks. Learn how a small farming town in the early 20th century boomed into the glitzy city we see today. See the oldest house in Hollywood, and get close to the city's icons including the Walk of Fame, Capitol Records Building, Egyptian Theater, Dolby Theater, and the TCL Chinese Theater,
  • Visit the Dolby Theatre, the Hollywood home of the Academy Awards
  • Finish up in time for lunch on this roughly 2-hour morning tour
  • Don’t get lost in the crowd: a small group means your questions will get heard
  • A family-friendly way to discover Hollywood: children under 12 years old get in free

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
  • Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hollywood Pantages Theatre
    6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

    The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins at the meeting point. The Pantages Theatre is right opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro Station. We CANNOT wait for latecomers, there are other guests.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • TCL Chinese Theatre
    6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

    TCL Chinese Theatre is at Hollywood and Highland, which has a Metro station, offering easy access to the rest of the city and only 15 minutes walk from the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Real Los Angeles Tours

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Pantages Theatre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Capitol Records Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hollywood Walk of Fame

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Egyptian Theatre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hollywood & Highland

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dolby Theatre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

TCL Chinese Theatres

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour is free for children aged 0-11 y.o.
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by The Real Los Angeles Tours terms of service.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour via our website.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-4 of 19 reviews
Best Way To Discover The Real Hollywood
Gerald_S, May 2023
Sonya was a super duper tour guide!!! She was prompt, informative, and made us feel very comfortable. The tour route and content was perfect...not too much h...but not too little either. I left the experience much much more informed about the real Hollywood. Thank you Sonya...we appreciate the great experience!!!
Great history walk!
Glynnis_W, Jun 2022
My husband and I decided to take a walking tour of Hollywood and learn some of its history. We were not disappointed. Damion gave us a great walking tour, and was so knowledgeable about everything. We loved hearing the stories of the studios and theaters, and the people who established Hollywood as we now know it.
My Experience
Jeremy_P, Jan 2022
The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Roosevelt Hotel were great. The Chinese and Egyptian theaters were a disappointment not the fault of the Viator tour guide. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really wanted to see the inside of at least one vintage Hollywood movie house, so I was disappointed in the end.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks so much for coming on the tour and so glad you liked Oliver. Totally understand that you wanted to see one of the movie palaces on Hollywood Boulevard, but we replied to the email you sent before the tour, asking if we would enter, to tell you that we don't go inside. It's also listed as an exclusion here on TripAdvisor/Viator, so we're not sure why you were expecting to go inside. As we explained in the email you can get tickets for the Chinese Theatre tour, which is the last stop on our tour and which begins right afterwards. We hope you made the most of it :-).
Our tour guide was great...
Meg_B, Nov 2021
Our tour guide was great at sharing interesting historical info. He covered topics that were all new to us - capturing the true founding of the area and the people who helped build this town.

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