There are some cities you can explore on your own, but when it comes to Los Angeles, it's best to bring a tour guide along. The information they provide is invaluable and enlightening without taking away from the fun of it all.
On these Hollywood bus tours, you'll get a comprehensive look at the area, along with hot tips and insider info. Let's take a closer look at each one so you'll know which ones to choose. No matter where your interests lie, you're bound to find an experience that suits your taste.
Access Hollywood Tours
Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of glamour when you book a tour with Access Hollywood. While relaxing in the open-air passenger bus, you'll cruise through popular sites like Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and the Sunset Strip (to name just a few). Check out the homes of your favorite stars and pose for photos at famous landmarks.
If you have the time, consider the 5-1/2 hour Los Angeles City Tour, which offers a more comprehensive look at the city. Those of you with limited time might want to stick with the 2-hour Hollywood Bus Tour of Celebrity Homes.
Hollywood City Tours
When you book a tour with this reputable company, you'll get a luxury experience at a budget price. On the 2-hour Hollywood Tour, you'll explore Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, all from the comfort of an open-air bus. Book the 7-hour LA Tour, which adds Santa Monica Beach to the itinerary and offers four convenient stops for a more comprehensive look at the region.
Note that if you choose to drive yourself to the pickup spot, you'll have to pay $15 for parking. Fortunately, that fee covers the entire day. Hollywood City Tours also offers pickup and drop-off service at all major hotels in Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
Hollywood Bus Tours
Hollywood Bus Tours offers guests the opportunity to customize their trip. You'll start by selecting a vehicle that will be driven by an expert guide. Then you'll create your personalized tour by either starting with one of their standard offerings as a base or starting completely from scratch. Standard choices include the Celebrity Homes Tour, the Grand LA Tour, and the Taste of LA Tour. Pricing starts at $499 for the first 2 hours.
Looking for something a little more relaxed? Try booking Starline's One Day City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. There are several routes to choose from, and each one allows you to linger at any of the multiple stops for as long as you'd like. The first bus on the Santa Monica Route starts at 9:30 AM, with the last full loop departure setting out at 4:13 PM. The schedule varies slightly depending on which tour you choose, so make sure to check the company's website when planning your trip.
Ultimate Hollywood Tours
This glitzy outfit promises a day you'll never forget. The 2-hour celebrity home tour passes through Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, covering filming locations, the Hollywood Sign Overlook, the Rodeo Drive, and the Walk of Fame.
Sign up for the 5-hour Taste of Los Angeles Tour to prolong the fun, which will take you to the Santa Monica Pier and the Griffith Observatory. You can even enjoy lunch at the famed Farmer's Market.
While touring the city, don't forget to stop by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Dedicated to the history and cultural impact of the film industry, it will deepen your respect and understanding of everything you've seen. Enjoy your star-studded vacation!