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TCL Chinese Theatre

Stand in the footprints of your favorite silver-screen legends in the courtyard of this grand movie palace, formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The exotic pagoda theater - complete with temple bells and stone Heaven Dogs from China - has ... 

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Alan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The TCL Chinese Theatre is a beautiful gem, showing off the best of aesthetic design, from an earlier Hollywood age, as well as, the best of modern, movie-going technology. This tour was an excellent, behind-the-scenes look at a true historic and cinematic, icon. Our tour guide was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Well worth an hour of your time.

Doing what: TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Tour

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

Doing what: Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Laura O

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

We enjoyed the Behind the Scenes Walking Tour. The Grauman's Egyptian Theater is gorgeous and I honestly had no idea the Dobie mall is where the Oscars are held. And thanks to the juicy details about Hollywood's historical elite, I'm a bit conflicted about the snapshot I took of Charlie Chaplin's star on the walk of fame. Hmmm.

I have to give props the tour guide, though. I wish I could remember his name but what pleasantly surprised my daughter and me was the fact that we were the only 2 people on the tour and that Viator didn't cancel because of low attendance. So, we essentially received our very own private tour.

The headphones were especially helpful because the Boulevard is pretty noisy.

Doing what: Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Heiko M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

very informative to get into the Egyptian Theatre and to look at the hand and foot prints at the Chinese Theatre with some information about it, given by the guide.

Doing what: Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Scott M

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

After a long flight from Sydney to LA arriving early morning - thought this was a good way to spend a few hours.
It was very interesting and informative and a good snapshot of the Hollywood strip area including the theater tour.
Especially enjoyed the various stars that were pointed out as well as some of the hand and foot prints in front of the Chinese Theatre.

Doing what: Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2012

Very disorganised - we met the tour at the Chinese Theatre, we were told to be there at 9.30 but didn't get on bus till 10am. Then everyone got off the bus to look at the Chinese Theatre! We stayed on the bus as we had already been there for over an hour. Tour of homes good, but didn't appreciate being constantly reminded that we had to tip the driver. Then we were sort of "dumped" at the food maket (do they get a kickback?). We were picked up by a different driver (another tip?) and dropped back at the Chinese Theatre. I felt like the last part of the tour at the food market was just a time filler. Would have been better to have more sightseeing.

Doing what: Los Angeles City Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

Laura W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2011

I've used Viator while traveling in other countries before - and comparably speaking, this was horrendous. The check in process was extremely disorganized.. From the time of our arrival, we waited a good 1 hour, before our tour guide finally got on the bus and introduced himself. He started by complaining about how tired he was, having only gotten 6 hours of sleep. After his lousy, narcissistic introduction, we walked back around and looked at the Chinese Theatre (where we had been waiting all that time) again for fifteen minutes. No description, nothing. Just, "Here it is. Meet me again in 15 minutes." After that, we finally got back on the bus and began the tour. Mind you this was now about 10:05 (and we had been instructed to arrive at 8:45 am) We drove to see the Hollywood sign. Then drove by all of the stars homes. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but I couldn't help feeling that he was also completely full of crap. After seeing the stars homes, we drove down Rodeo Dr. Then, at 11:45, the driver/tour guide dropped us off at the Farmers market - again we were on our own. So, what was supposed to be a three-hour tour was actually more like an hour and forty minutes. After eating lunch on our own for 45 minutes, a different driver came to pick us up to return us to the Chinese Theatre. Again we waited on the hot bus for a good 20 minutes while this driver disappeared and came back having bought himself some lunch. My suggestion - buy yourself a good map of the stars homes and drive around to see them yourself!!! This will save you about $50 per person!

Doing what: Los Angeles City Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

Caroline Y United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2011

Don't think we got what it said on the page !!! Didn't see Los Angeles City at all ! Only got taken to Hollywood sign, Chinese theatre and stars' homes. Had another tour 2 days later with another company and this really showed up how bad this tour was. Tour guide was rather more interested in talking about himself. Rather got the impression that the head office had put us on the wrong bus !!

Doing what: Los Angeles City Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

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