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Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group)

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Absorb the atmosphere and history of some of Hollywood's most famous bars, hangouts, and speakeasies during this small-group walking tour in Los Angeles. Gain an intimate perspective of favorite celebrity haunts once frequented by legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and the city’s mobsters. Make the most of plenty of photo ops along the way such as art deco interiors and neon signage, and revel in a more intimate experience as this tour is limited to just 12 guests.
  • A 3-hour walking tour of the dive bars and restaurants of Hollywood’s Golden Age
  • Chat with locals over signature cocktails in art deco bars
  • Sample some of Hollywood's best street food
  • Listen to your guide tell the tall tales that still linger around Hollywood Boulevard
  • Cross your fingers for a chance encounter with a celebrity or a red carpet event
  • Learn about the stars who built the foundation of Hollywood
  • Group is small to make sure you have an intimate experience of Hollywood
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Local English-speaking guide
Beer (Half Pint)
Light snack (Shared Nachos)
Vodka Soda (or equivalent)
Wine
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

6815 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Explore the notorious hangouts and watering holes of some of Hollywood’s biggest legends on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the legendary party culture that has characterized Hollywood’s social scene for decades.

Start at the Hollywood & Highland Center and follow your guide to the world famous Hollywood Boulevard. Stay focused as your guide shares fascinating details about the iconic sidewalk stars that make up the “Walk of Fame." 

Then, pop into a number of the renowned bars where various Hollywood stars have socialized ate and drank over the years. Some of these hotspots still make an occasional cameo in films and on TV. Listen to lesser-known anecdotes about these venues, featuring the city’s mobsters and a hush-hush “Writer’s Room”.

Indulge in select drink tastings on the route, and have a chance to sample the diverse street food found in the neighborhood.

In addition, your guide will point out iconic local buildings and the hotspots where locals hang out in the present day.

Finish your tour back on Hollywood Boulevard at the Roosevelt Hotel, say goodbye to your guide and possibly head inside to check out the property’s amazing bar (own expense). 

Please note: All participants under 21 years of age will be served select nonalcoholic beverages instead. Children are not permitted on this tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hollywood & Highland
This modern mall is shapped by references with early day films. The large Elephant Sculptures were the setting for Daniel W. Griffiths movie “Intolerance”. The Dolby Theater is located within the mall and is the location for the yearly Academy Awards. The tour will show iconic viewpoints related to this histrorical events. The Hollywood & Highland Mall is once per year the setting for US biggest television moment, the Academy Awards. The winning pictures of the Academy Awards, or nicknamed The Oscars, ca be seen on the pillars of the Hollywood & Highland mall. Guests can look for there birthyear to see which movie was the winning picture at that time.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Guest will learn more about the history of the famous Hollywood walk of fame. With more than 2700 stars in 5 categories, the Walk of Fame is an iconic landmark on Hollywood Blvd.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign is viewable from the balcony within the Hollywood & Highland Mall. This landmark started in the early 1920’s as a marketing sign to promote the community below it. Now the iconic sign is viewed by many from all over the world.
Stop At:  
Musso & Frank Grill
This longest running classic diner in the mids of Hollywood is celebrating it 100th anniversary in 2019. Musso and Frank Grill was and is the hot spot for celebrities to meet and dine. Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe and Charley Chaplin would have their favourite booth at this restaurant.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Snow White Cafe
On the tour guests will visit Snowwhite cafe, this is where Walt Disney would come with his animators to discuss new movies, Boardners cafe, historically the bar where many stars would meet and mingle and Micellis Italian Restaurant, the place for celebrities and presidents to enjoy a pizza & Chianti.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
TCL Chinese Theatres
Build in 1926 this famous movie theater was built to give visitors a great experience at the movies. Nowadays it is known for having all the hand and footprints of all the famous stars who attend their own movie premiere.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Hollywood Roosevelt
Longest running hotel in Hollywood and historically the place for celebrities to stay when working in the Hollywood Movie Studios. Still, the Roosevelt is the hotel where famous guests stay during the Oscars! Guest will get a free 10-minute walkthrough.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour. All participants under 21 years of age (or who cannot produce a valid photo ID proof of age) will be served select non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Casual dress is acceptable and comfortable shoes are recommended as we’ll be walking about 1 mile total. Evenings can be cool, and even cold, from November through June so please check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • Please indicate vegetarian preferences or any dietary restrictions upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate them although we cannot guarantee an alternative option at each stop.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group)?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Los Angeles: Tales of Old Hollywood History & Drinks Tour (Small Group).

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Tom was a wealth of knowledge! We...
HAYLEY F
, Jan 2018
Tom was a wealth of knowledge! We learned a ton about the city and had yummy drinks along the way. Would definitely recommend to visitors and locals!
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What a great informative evening...
Nikelle W
, May 2017
What a great informative evening . Otneill was an awesome guide. We would never have gone in any of these places if we didn't do this tour !!!!
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Just not worth the money or the...
Chris Birgin H
, Aug 2016
Just not worth the money or the time. One highlight was our tour guide, Yousuf, taking us down and old crummy alley way and talking about how the influences of Mexico are still apparent here it was literally just an old crummy alleyway.....at that point I felt so ripped off I had to laugh....the drinks along the way help.
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The guide was very nice but overall...
Carlos V
, Aug 2016
The guide was very nice but overall not worth doing! Made it to 5 bars in a 3 block radius, only 2 drinks half the size of a normal drink and one small appetizer to share among 4 people.
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Great knowledge and history from...
Khalida T
, Jun 2016
Great knowledge and history from Robyn, she was lovely and I highly recommend you check this out to see the old Hollywood.
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We had a great time on the Old...
Carol E
, Feb 2016
We had a great time on the Old Hollywood Bar Crawl with Jake as our guide/host, learned some interesting Old Hollywood facts and experienced some bars from days gone by that actually felt like we were going back in time to that era. Loved it!
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Guide was fab, lots of history but...
Nigel R
, Feb 2016
Guide was fab, lots of history but only two drinks ,a beer and a small cocktail,happy hour too, very clever.value for money, definately wasn't worth it , nice places we went too but this is no bar crawl.
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The guide was great, had some cool...
Geoff R
, Jan 2016
The guide was great, had some cool stories and the bars we went to were full of history, at one place the staff were also the entertainment, singing between serving drinks. Super friendly no the fake type guide makes you feel comfortable in a city you've never set foot in.
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Excellent tour, we had a great night...
Graham W
, Aug 2015
Excellent tour, we had a great night with Josef. Very informative, historical tour with a terrific guide.
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Would not recommend this tour. Our...
JoAnn E
, Aug 2015
Would not recommend this tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable but we sent most of the time trying to keep up with him as he races through the crowds. We only made it to 3 bars. Don't feel this tour was worth the money, disappointed.
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