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Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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Los Angeles, United States
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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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 Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, visit theaters left off of most walking itineraries and get inside access to others.
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 in morning or afternoon, 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
TCL Chinese Theatres
We will see and learn the many stories about the hand and footprints of the stars.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Egyptian Theatre
We will go inside this theatre which is not open to the public and explore its significant movie history,
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hollywood Sign
We will see the Hollywood Sign from the official viewing platform. Perfect photo opportunity.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dolby Theatre
We will see and talk about Awards Walk, the venue for the Oscars red carpet ceremony.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
El Capitan Theatre
We will talk about how Disney ushered in the Hollywood renaissance with the restoration and activation of their El Capitan Theatre.
Stop At:  
Red Line Tours
Hollywood's first walking tour telling the stories of how Hollywood began and its legendary movie history
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hollywood & Highland
We will visit Babylon Court and the Hollywood Sign viewing platform,
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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  • "We suggest parking a block or two away from the Blvd and doing a parking meeting." See review

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Don’t book with Viator
Joseph_C
, Feb 2020
Get your own directions and do not be a minute late for this tour. Address given does not take you to the actual Hard Rock restaurant. Address takes you to a sign for Hard Rock that is around the block, opposite side of the plaza with shops and restaurants. When we finally found the correct location it was 4:01 pm. Tour was gone, no one was working the desk, no one answered the phone and tour could not be found on street. They clearly left early and made no effort to contact us. When tour returned the guide rebooked us for two days later even though we were not available. He said we could email to get a refund. We emailed for refund and were denied. They tried to tell us tour did not leave until 4:06 pm. That is false. Also, this tour was not full. Others were not prevented from going on tour based on our reservation. If they want to claim we were late they should refund our money. Just a pure money grab. We won’t be booking any tours through Viator or with red line in the future.
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Good but not great
Ken S
, Jan 2019
There are so many companies offering tours in Hollywood that it is hard to select one. We picked this tour because we wanted to get into some Hollywood theaters. As it turned out, the only theater we went into was the Egyptian, which has been so radically "modernized" that it is hardly worth visiting. We did learn many facts and details about the area that we did not know before, and as movie and tv fans, this was interesting and exciting. We highly recommend the first tour of the day as the sidewalks and the Chinese Theater are so packed later in the day it is hard to see anything. Also, this company uses headsets and that is a must for a group walking tour in this area. It would be impossible to hear anything or even to follow the guide without the headsets.
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A good walking tour of Hollywood...
Andrew B
, Apr 2018
A good walking tour of Hollywood, though I wish we could have seen a bit more of the Chinese theatre. That was really minor though. Totally recommended.
star-5
Really had no expectations but WOW...
Karen H
, Jan 2018
Really had no expectations but WOW was I surprised. Pip did a great job and we really felt like we were back when Hollywood started. Just the right amount time for a walk. Thanks
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This was a nice tour for a good...
Charles S
, Jan 2018
This was a nice tour for a good price. Yes, Hollywood Blvd. is a little seedy, but it is also the home of much cinema history and the home of the Academy Awards. Only with a tour would you really appreciate what the different sites along H-B represent. We thought this tour did a good job of highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly of the move industry. We suggest parking a block or two away from the Blvd and doing a parking meeting. We paid for lot parking 15 and then realized that there was probably no reason to do that.
star-5
The tour was both very informative and...
Rebecca E
, Jan 2018
The tour was both very informative and fun. Hour flew by!!
star-5
Great tour with many trivia facts...
Michael G
, Oct 2017
Great tour with many trivia facts. Our tour guide was excellent and the head sets worked perfectly.
star-5
Michael was a fantastic tour guide, and...
Kelly N
, Aug 2017
Michael was a fantastic tour guide, and we loved every minute!
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This tour was great!! Excellent view...
Joe
, Aug 2017
This tour was great!! Excellent view of Hollywood Homes. However, they vendor needs to post better signs of site location..It was a hassle to find among the chaotic hollywoodslightly comparable to NYC time square. As a result I was a lost and late. But overall had a geat time
star-4
This tour didnt cover much grond...
paul.hoeks78
, Apr 2017
This tour didnt cover much grond, but the guide told some fun facts and about the history of hollywood. It was also nice that you got to go inside the Egyptian Theatre.

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