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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

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  • Location:Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Go behind the glitz and glamor as you explore the history of Tinseltown through its lesser-known movie palaces, architectural landmarks and attractions on this one-hour Hollywood walking tour. Think you know Hollywood? Think again. This Hollywood behind-the-scenes excursion is sure to unearth some unexpected sights that help put this famous area into context. Your walking tour of Hollywood also includes a guide and an audio headset.


  • Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour
  • Discover little known theaters, landmarks and architectural marvels on this insightful one hour walking tour!
  • Guides personally escort you directly to Hollywood's most famous landmarks
  • Only tour offering access inside the landmarks including Disney's El Capitan Theater, Grauman's Egyptian Theater and more

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Learn all about Hollywood's moviemaking history on this short but illuminating tour -- the only one that goes inside historic theaters. You hear the informative guide's narration through a personal headset, so you won't miss a word!

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What You Can Expect

Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Hollywood Behind the Scenes

Discover some of the lesser-known movie theaters, groundbreaking architecture and fascinating history of Hollywood, the iconic moviemaking neighborhood in Los Angeles, during this one-hour walking tour. Along the way you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the buildings, people and places that give this filmmaking mecca its distinctive charm.

Start your tour of Hollywood at either 10am, noon, 2pm or 4pm, depending on the option you select, departing from the area's Egyptian Theater. During the course of your walking trip you'll explore some of the neighborhood's historic theaters and most famous landmarks. Among the theaters you'll visit are El Capitan Theater, where Disney premieres many of its own films, plus Grauman's Egyptian Theater, the first theater to host a premiere event. You'll also stop by Dolby Theatre, which hosts the Academy Awards each spring, and Grauman's Chinese Theater, home to Hollywood's famous sidewalk filled with movie star footprints and handprints.

In addition to the iconic theaters, you'll also have a chance to view such notable Hollywood landmarks as Hollywood and Highland, the world-famous Walk of Fame, the Blossom Room (home for the first-ever Academy Awards), a local "speakeasy" bar dating from the city's Prohibition Era in the 1920s and the Hollywood Sign, which will be visible in the distance during the walk. Along the way you'll hear informative commentary from your guide via a personal headset, listening to the history of the landmarks along the walk and the many movie stars who gave the area its distinctive character. Return to your original departure point at the conclusion of your walk.

Customer Reviews

Stuart S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Interesting with a great historical perspective well worth it. We would have liked to have seen the inside of more of the theaters light the Chinese Theater than we did, even if it took more time and cost a little more. The guide was very well prepared and informed, and had a wonderful personality.

We took the 10:00 AM tour, which when we started, found Hollywood Boulevard only moderately busy. After the tour, we walked around by ourselves for another hour and the area became very crowded - I can only imagine how jammed the streets must be at the 2:00 PM tour.

We would recommend this tour to anyone who loves movies and movie stars.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour - thoroughly enjoyed it

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A really fun and informative guide - definitely worth doing and much better than a bus tour.

Glen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative tour with a very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide.

Chris W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent and well worth it. Would have liked to see the inside of more of the theatres than we did. The guide was brilliant and would recommend this tour

Larry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very interesting tour - would recommend it to friends

Janel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour!

Matthew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Eric R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a Blast, wish it was longer but did Enjoy our tour guide and the knowledge she had and explaining everything in detail and why. She was Awesome.

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a fabulous time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The time flew by and we didn't want it to be over.

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