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Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour provided by The Real Los Angeles Tours

Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour

Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Group size:
    12
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 122204P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Travel on Los Angeles Metro is included in ticket price.
  • Tour Guide.
  • We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.
  • Lunch/Snacks are not included.
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA The Pantages Theatre is opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro Station. The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins at the entrance to the theatre, wearing a t-shirt with The Real Los Angeles Tours logo clearly visible.
  • 7th Street / Metro Center, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA Tour ends at the 7th Street Metro Center station. There are also buses and a taxi rank. There are tons of museums, shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by The Real Los Angeles Tours terms of service.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour via our website.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Travel on Los Angeles Metro is included in ticket price.
  • Tour Guide.
  • We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities not included. Please allow 15-20%.
  • Lunch/Snacks are not included.
Departure details
  • Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA The Pantages Theatre is opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro Station. The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins at the entrance to the theatre, wearing a t-shirt with The Real Los Angeles Tours logo clearly visible.
  • 7th Street / Metro Center, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA Tour ends at the 7th Street Metro Center station. There are also buses and a taxi rank. There are tons of museums, shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • 7th Street / Metro Center, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA Tour ends at the 7th Street Metro Center station. There are also buses and a taxi rank. There are tons of museums, shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by The Real Los Angeles Tours terms of service.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour via our website.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hollywood Pantages Theatre
    6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
    The Pantages Theatre is opposite Hollywood and Vine Metro Station. The guide will be will be checking-in guests from 15 minutes before the tour begins at the entrance to the theatre, wearing a t-shirt with The Real Los Angeles Tours logo clearly visible.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Civic Center
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Grand Central Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Downtown Historic District
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    7th Street / Metro Center
    Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
    Tour ends at the 7th Street Metro Center station. There are also buses and a taxi rank. There are tons of museums, shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Kelly F
Marina del Rey, CA2 contributions
My Mother came to visit in October and I booked this tour for us to both get to explore the city together. On both segments of the combined tour we were joined by one other couple which made the experience even more intimate which we appreciated.

We learned SO MUCH from Damien during our tours and Terry as well. They were full of interesting stories and history about the rise and development of Hollywood and LA. We saw some truly spectacular architecture and ate some delicious food at our lunch stop. Not to mention we were constantly entertained by our guide’s stories and humor.

The waking portions are not arduous by any means, and yet Damien has curated these unique experiences where you leave feeling that you know more about LA then Angelenos that have been here forever.

I would HIGHLY recommend this above any other walking tour. It’s a fun time for all ages (me - 32, Mom - 69). It is truly rare to find tour companies that place so much thought and care into every guests individual experience. Make your investment worthwhile here.
Written 6 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MelL710
Barrie, Canada41 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did this tour, as we thought it would give us a better sense of what LA has to offer. It's a walking tour, so we get to see things we actually want to, make pit stops, etc. whereas on a bus, it's just driving around.

We started off in Hollywood, doing the Hollywood tour portion, with Vicky. We learned a lot about the history of Hollywood: the buildings, the people, the movies. It was wonderful to see and learn about the historic components of the city. The tour continued with Damien and we explored more of LA. He took us to some really fun, hidden gems such as a theater transfrmed to jewellery store. The theater components still remain and it's super cool so see these elements. Another fun gem is the Intercontinental hotel. I'll let you figure that one out.

The tour ends in Santa Monica. From there, we needed to find our way back home (as we parked in Hollywood, near the beginning of the tour). It's very important to know this and have a plan to get home. Thankfully, Damien was heading back and helped us with the metro pass and our way back home.
It just wasn't expected, but very important to mention. It's really the only negative we encountered on this tour and it didn't ruin the experience - simply an inconvenience.

Strongly recommend this tour - the amount of walking is maybe 4-5 miles, but the experience is amazing.
Just plan ahead to be "abandoned" in Santa Monica (since the tour starts in Hollywood).
Written 26 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathy T
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We started with the Hollywood Tour which we really enjoyed. Learnt a lot about theatres in LA as well as the start of Hollywood. Our guide Damien, knew his history and clearly has a love of LA. We decided to join him for the Downtown LA Tour that afternoon. It was well worth doing, and also learnt some interesting history of Downtown. We finished up on the 70th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, to get a view of the whole town, and thankfully, it was beautifully clear so we could see the sea!!! The walking is not onorous, and we stopped for a delicious lunch at Grand Central Market. So much more fun than sitting on a bus!
Written 15 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bianca B
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
So I booked both tours separated and paid then separated but apparently they become one once you book them.
We show up to the Pantages theater was asked, but what we didn't realize is that there is more than one in LA and we end up in the wrong one. We just followed googles maps and didn't realize until it was too late.
We tried calling but their phone number goes straight to a voice message, so we emailed explaining so happened and asking if we could reschedule. They took forever to reply and never asked if we would still like to take the second tour, which we went too and nobody was there.
We waited for 45h and nobody showed up.
So we end up loosing $160 dollars because they reply to out emails saying it was our fault and that they wouldn't refund us because we left offensive reviews.
I'm sorry if the truth hurts, but your customer service is TERRIBLEEEEE.
DON'T BOOK WITH THEM IF YOU THINK SOMETHING IN YOUR TRIP COULD GO WRONG, THEY ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A EASY WAY TO BE CONTACTED. THEIR OFFICE DOESN'T EVEN EXIST.

I'm sure the tour would've been great. I was super excited, but it is what it is.

Thank your for helping me have a good time in LA 😊

This is a picture of me waiting for the tour that never happened
Written 1 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
These guests missed their tour completely. There is a detailed description, a link to a Google Map marker and a photo of the meeting point on our website, where they booked, and in the confirmation email that they received after booking. No other guests have reported issues of the type that they described - there is NO other Pantages Theater, other than the one where the tour begins. We also explain on the website and in the confirmation email that it is the guests responsibility to be at the meeting point on time, and that if they're late they will probably miss the tour. All guests agree to that when making a purchase. We did offer to reschedule (despite the fact that our policy is that there are no refunds or exchanges within 48 hours of a tour), but the guests didn't take us up on it and subsequently threatened us with reviews of this type. Unfortunately there was nothing more we could do.
Written 18 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great tour
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Not Impressed
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