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Reel to Real Los Angeles: Hollywood & DTLA Tour

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Los Angeles, US

Reel to Real Los Angeles: Hollywood & DTLA Tour

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Los Angeles, US
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Experience the real Los Angeles on the Reel to Real Hollywood & DTLA Tour. Delve into the rich history of Hollywood, discovering hidden historic sites and iconic landmarks like the Walk of Fame and the Dolby Theater. Then, hop on the subway and explore downtown, the largest historic downtown in America. Marvel at the stunning architecture, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, and indulge in a wide range of culinary options at the renowned Grand Central Market. With the convenience of Los Angeles Metro included in the ticket price and accommodations for all dietary preferences, this tour provides a seamless and immersive experience. From the bustling energy of Hollywood to the dynamic streets of downtown, this tour offers an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Los Angeles.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the real Los Angeles
  • Learn about the history of Hollywood
  • Explore the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Discover the dynamic and interesting downtown area
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Grand Central Market
  • We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
  • We'll show you how to use the LA Metro - the easiest and cheapest mode of transport here.
  • Travel on Los Angeles Metro is included in ticket price.
  • Tour Guide.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.

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Discover the real Los Angeles on the Reel to Real Los Angeles: Hollywood & DTLA Tour. This captivating tour takes you on a journey through the history and culture of two iconic neighborhoods - Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood and learn how it became the center of the movie industry. Then, venture into downtown, where the city first began in 1781, and explore the largest historic downtown in any major American city. This dynamic and diverse area is filled with stunning architecture, top-notch restaurants, and vibrant bars.

What to expect?

During this 360-minute tour, you can expect an immersive experience that delves into the rich history and hidden gems of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Explore the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you'll discover the stories behind the stars and get up close to iconic landmarks such as the Capitol Records Building and the Dolby Theater. Then, hop on the Los Angeles Metro and arrive in downtown, where you'll explore picturesque Grand Park and visit the renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Broad Museum.

Who is this for?

The Reel to Real Los Angeles: Hollywood & DTLA Tour is perfect for history buffs, movie enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to uncover the authentic side of Los Angeles. Whether you're a local wanting to learn more about your city or a visitor seeking a deeper understanding of its cultural heritage, this tour offers something for everyone. The tour is suitable for all ages and interests, making it a great choice for families, couples, or solo travelers looking for an educational and entertaining experience.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to gain exclusive insights into the fascinating history and evolution of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. By exploring these neighborhoods with a knowledgeable guide, you'll discover hidden historic sites, experience famous landmarks up close, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this diverse city. The inclusion of lunch at Grand Central Market, a renowned food destination, ensures you'll also indulge in some delicious culinary treats along the way. Don't miss this opportunity to walk in the footsteps of movie stars, soak up the rich culture, and uncover the true essence of Los Angeles.

Good to know

This tour starts at 10 am daily and includes a ticket for travel on the Los Angeles Metro. Rest assured that there is a wide range of food options available, accommodating all types of diets, including vegan and gluten-free. The tour concludes at the 7th Street Metro Center station, conveniently located near museums, shops, bars, and restaurants. So, after the tour, you can continue exploring the vibrant downtown area at your own pace.


Customers have raved about the Reel to Real Los Angeles: Hollywood & DTLA Tour, praising the knowledgeable guides and fascinating insights into the history of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Many appreciated the opportunity to discover hidden gems and iconic landmarks, offering a well-rounded experience. Guests also enjoyed the diversity of food choices at Grand Central Market, making it a lunchtime highlight. Overall, this tour provides an exceptional and engaging adventure through the heart of Los Angeles, leaving visitors with a deeper appreciation for this iconic city.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

The Real Los Angeles Tours

On this tour you'll eat see Hollywood and downtown, the two mist historic neighborhoods in the city, you'll learn to use the metro and you'll have lunch at Grand Central Market, one of the top food destinations in the U.S..

Admission Included

Hollywood Walk of Fame

On the Hollywood leg of the tour we go back in time to when the name first appeared on maps in the 1880’s, then we’ll tell you how and why the start-up movie industry first moved to this small farming town in the early twentieth century. By walking the streets of Hollywood you’ll get the chance to discover the many hidden historic sites in the area (such as the oldest house in Hollywood, where Charlie Chaplin’s kids went to school), as well offering you the best up close and personal experiences of such icons as the Walk of Fame, the Capitol Records Building, the Egyptian Theater, the Dolby Theater (the home of the Oscars) and the TCL Chinese Theater.

Civic Center

We take the Red Metro Line to the heart of the city where the tour emerges in Grand Park, an oasis in the middle of the Civic Center. From there we stop at the Music Center (where we check out the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall) and the Broad Museum.

Downtown Historic District

Every week hip new restaurants, bars, Apple stores, creative offices and apartment blocks are opening in the area. Many people don’t realize it’s also the best-preserved historic downtown of any major city in America (with some of the best architecture in the world, including many beautiful examples of the Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modern and post-modern styles).

Grand Central Market

What better place for lunch than this venerable institution(its over a hundred years old)? If you're a foodie you'll be in paradise and even if you're not you'll love the choice and affordability.



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So I booked both tours separated and paid then separated but apparently they become one once you book them. We show up to the Pantages theater was asked, but what we didn't realize is that there is more than one in LA and we end up in the wrong one. We just followed googles maps and didn't realize until it was too late. We tried calling but their phone number goes straight to a voice message, so we emailed explaining so happened and asking if we could reschedule. They took forever to reply and never asked if we would still like to take the second tour, which we went too and nobody was there. We waited for 45h and nobody showed up. So we end up loosing $160 dollars because they reply to out emails saying it was our fault and that they wouldn't refund us because we left offensive reviews. I'm sorry if the truth hurts, but your customer service is TERRIBLEEEEE. DON'T BOOK WITH THEM IF YOU THINK SOMETHING IN YOUR TRIP COULD GO WRONG, THEY ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A EASY WAY TO BE CONTACTED. THEIR OFFICE DOESN'T EVEN EXIST. I'm sure the tour would've been great. I was super excited, but it is what it is. Thank your for helping me have a good time in LA 😊 This is a picture of me waiting for the tour that never happened


My Mother came to visit in October and I booked this tour for us to both get to explore the city together. On both segments of the combined tour we were joined by one other couple which made the experience even more intimate which we appreciated. We learned SO MUCH from Damien during our tours and Terry as well. They were full of interesting stories and history about the rise and development of Hollywood and LA. We saw some truly spectacular architecture and ate some delicious food at our lunch stop. Not to mention we were constantly entertained by our guide’s stories and humor. The waking portions are not arduous by any means, and yet Damien has curated these unique experiences where you leave feeling that you know more about LA then Angelenos that have been here forever. I would HIGHLY recommend this above any other walking tour. It’s a fun time for all ages (me - 32, Mom - 69). It is truly rare to find tour companies that place so much thought and care into every guests individual experience. Make your investment worthwhile here.


We did this tour, as we thought it would give us a better sense of what LA has to offer. It's a walking tour, so we get to see things we actually want to, make pit stops, etc. whereas on a bus, it's just driving around. We started off in Hollywood, doing the Hollywood tour portion, with Vicky. We learned a lot about the history of Hollywood: the buildings, the people, the movies. It was wonderful to see and learn about the historic components of the city. The tour continued with Damien and we explored more of LA. He took us to some really fun, hidden gems such as a theater transfrmed to jewellery store. The theater components still remain and it's super cool so see these elements. Another fun gem is the Intercontinental hotel. I'll let you figure that one out. The tour ends in Santa Monica. From there, we needed to find our way back home (as we parked in Hollywood, near the beginning of the tour). It's very important to know this and have a plan to get home. Thankfully, Damien was heading back and helped us with the metro pass and our way back home. It just wasn't expected, but very important to mention. It's really the only negative we encountered on this tour and it didn't ruin the experience - simply an inconvenience. Strongly recommend this tour - the amount of walking is maybe 4-5 miles, but the experience is amazing. Just plan ahead to be "abandoned" in Santa Monica (since the tour starts in Hollywood).

Kathy T

We started with the Hollywood Tour which we really enjoyed. Learnt a lot about theatres in LA as well as the start of Hollywood. Our guide Damien, knew his history and clearly has a love of LA. We decided to join him for the Downtown LA Tour that afternoon. It was well worth doing, and also learnt some interesting history of Downtown. We finished up on the 70th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, to get a view of the whole town, and thankfully, it was beautifully clear so we could see the sea!!! The walking is not onorous, and we stopped for a delicious lunch at Grand Central Market. So much more fun than sitting on a bus!
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2024-04-25 12:04