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Celebrity Homes Tour: The Real Hollywood Experience - Open Air Bus provided by Hollywood Bus Tours

Celebrity Homes Tour: The Real Hollywood Experience - Open Air Bus

Celebrity Homes Tour: The Real Hollywood Experience - Open Air Bus
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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: 2h
  • 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: 243357P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 6609 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Our booth will be located just past the hot spot Cabo Cantina, and just before Whitley Ave at the World’s Best Souvenir shop.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Experienced guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 6609 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Our booth will be located just past the hot spot Cabo Cantina, and just before Whitley Ave at the World’s Best Souvenir shop.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    6609 Hollywood Blvd
    6609 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
    Our booth will be located just past the hot spot Cabo Cantina, and just before Whitley Ave at the World’s Best Souvenir shop.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Hollywood Sign
    Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Dolby Theatre
    The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa
    Laugh Factory
    Whiskey-a-Go-Go
    Sunset Strip
    Rodeo Drive
    TCL Chinese Theatres
  • 1
    Beverly Hills Sign
    Stop: 10 minutes
    10 minute stop at the Beverley Hills Sign for a photo, and restroom break.
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    Pass by
    Rodeo Drive
    West Hollywood
    Sunset Strip
    Mulholland Drive
  • You'll return to the starting point
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262 reviews
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Vanessa C
Parkton, NC2 contributions
Family
Our tour guide Matt was great! He was hilarious, informative, and entertaining. I bought the tour from Groupon, read the fine print, GROUPON customers are kinda overlooked. It’s a first come first serve for those who book the tour that way. When I showed up I was pushed away as the hostess was rushing to get other people on the tour. I had to wait 2.5 hours until the next tour. So plan ahead! The bus needs a serious upgrade! There was duck tape holding part of the left door panel together and the brakes squeaked loudly. You’re also told where to sit and the seats are too small to hold three people. The guy next to me was falling halfway off the seat.

Overall Matt made it great and I plan on going again soon.
Written 26 June 2022
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Hi Vanessa, Thanks so much for your review and feedback. Glad you enjoyed your experience with Matt! Sorry to hear that you had a long wait. Yes if you use Groupon the seats are first come first serve and must be redeemed in person. Unfortunately we have had to many situations in the past with customers reserving seats and never showing up to redeem their voucher/take the tour that we were losing money on Groupon vouchers. We had to make the change to redeem/reserve in person because Groupon vouchers must be redeemed in person per Groupon. We always recommend booking directly through our website to ensure your seats. We book up fast and recommend reserving in advance. We apologize for the condition of the bus you were on we are currently in the process of getting new buses/selling our old ones. Glad to hear you will be coming back so you will see the new ones 😉.
Written 26 June 2022
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Tasha L
1 contribution
Wow, what an amazing tour experience! I am an LA native and used to always be skeptical of these bus tours, but I had such a blast exploring the city from a new perspective. Our tour guide was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and thoughtful. He constantly checked in to make sure we were comfortable and accommodated any requests we had. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, regardless of whether you're a tourist or a resident.
Written 7 November 2021
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Hi Tasha! Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate it!!! I'm glad that you and your group enjoyed your experience on your private tour. Can't wait for the next one!
Written 7 November 2021
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Voyage767297
2 contributions
We took this tour with our 5 kids, while visiting LA from the Toronto, Ontario Canada area our kids consist of some teens and some adults. We had Elizabeth as our tour guide, We started chatting outside the restroom while we were in line. She is so funny and very kind, Easy to talk to. Then during the tour she knew all the great spots to pull over to take great pics, she has all of the inside info about the celebrities and their homes! and makes you laugh along the way. How she drives (and drives well, Those hills are tricky) and talks and is entertaining all at once is super amazing to me, We were grateful to have chosen this tour. its affordable and super fun! Thanks Elizabeth!
Written 8 August 2022
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John O
4 contributions
Chelsee was great - she knew her stuff, navigated the crazy traffic and all the while kept the group informed on what we should be looking at. The downsides are the van had closed top and big supports blocking views. Also, the tour moves very fast and sometimes hard to see things. We had one stop at Beverly Hills sign - it was ok but perhaps there is a better place to stop with more to 'see'.
Written 29 June 2022
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Thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for the feedback.
Written 30 June 2022
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Charla B
1 contribution
Friends
We were unable to attend despite paying for a spot hours in advance because the owner oversold the bus and allows people that paid hours after us to have our spot. He was extremely rude and disrespectful about the situation and not apologetic at all. Simply told us to wait an hour for the next bus or miss out all together.
Written 2 May 2021
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Hi Charla, We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced when you came to take the tour, we take full responsibility for you not being able to get in the tour. Next time you come to LA we would like to provide complimentary tickets to you (and your family) on ANY of our experiences. We wish you all the best and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in LA.
Written 5 May 2021
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Alma H
1 contribution
Family
This is a great experience. The staff is really friendly, our driver Ryan was very helpful and funny , he explained and make jokes , he makes character voices , it was a really entertaining and enjoyable experience.
We definitely recommend this tour if you want to live (for a little bit) the Hollywood-Beverly Hills experience.
Thank you Ryan , 😊 we hope to see you on Netflix soon!
Written 22 December 2021
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Hi Alma! Thank you so much for the review we were really appreciate it! So happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Ryan, he’s one of our best. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in LA, please come back and see us again next time you visit. All the best
Written 22 December 2021
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Gaby C
1 contribution
Friends
This tour was so much fun! I’m a caregiver and La local who was searching for an activity to distract one of my patients. He absolutely loved it, the tour guide was really funny, we saw beautiful sights and learned many facts about the city! The staff was very friendly and the front desk girl was extremely helpful when purchasing my tickets. Thank you!
Written 25 January 2022
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Hi Gaby! Thank up so much for the review and feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us today. Come back and see us again soon! All the best
Written 25 January 2022
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TommyTwoLegs
1 contribution
Vehicle was old, beat up, ran bad. Canopy so low, it blocked the sun great - and also blocked any way to see anything in the distance. Torn up upholstery, bench seating, crammed people. Very uncomfortable. On the trip we saw other tour vans with captain's chairs, much higher canopy, much better vehicles.

Website completely misleading. Saw very few stars homes, and most were while the vehicle was moving at top speed. No way to really enjoy them or get a photo.

Many home sightings were miles away, only seen from a distance. "If you can see, there's a house way in the distance up on that hill with a white roof, that's Pharrell Williams!!". That happened a lot.

Some stars homes promised by the website were just "Here's the Beverly Hilton where MANY stars have stayed, including...", then naming off stars. Really? Your website says I was going to see Johnny Depp's home, not a hotel he might have stayed at.

Website promises "The tour disembarks the van only at the Hollywood Sign overlook for photos." Did not happen. And, the Hollywood sign view was from miles away, way in the distance. Just drive on the 405 freeway, you'll get a closer look.

Grohman's Chinese Theatre was a blur as we sped by it.

Tour guide BB gave it his best shot. For some reason he sang a lot, and told a lot of Dad jokes. Not his fault I guess, because there's a lot of dead time on the drive where he has to fill in the silence.

Overall, extremely disappointed.
Written 3 August 2022
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Hi Tom, We are sorry to hear about your experience. We would like to hear more and have the opportunity to make it right. If you could reach out to me @ chris@hollywoodbustoursla.com - I would appreciate it. Hope to talk with you soon.
Written 7 August 2022
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Michelle A
1 contribution
My tween daughter and I decided to head north from San Diego to check out Hollywood. I looked into quite a few tour companies and decided to give this one a try. I'm so glad I did! The driver was extremely knowledgeable and fun. She had a great sense of humor. She gave a great run-down of the celebrity homes, shared some interesting Hollywood stories, and unexpectedly had an amazing understanding of luxury cars (of which we saw many!). The tour took us through the Hollywood hils, through Beverly Hills neighborhoods, through Rodeo Dr., through the Sunset Strip, and back up Hollywood Blvd. I had not been to this area in years, so it was absolutely enjoyable to let a professional do the driving (and entertaining). As a bonus, this is a new company, so the vehicles are almost immaculate. I highly recommend giving this tour a try.
Written 6 September 2021
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Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for your review! So glad you enjoyed the tour and had an amazing experience! Come back and see us again soon! All the best
Written 6 September 2021
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Ariane
Roosendaal, The Netherlands469 contributions
Our tour guide was Ryan. He was a delight with lots of humor he guided us through the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. We saw lots of celebrity homes and the Hollywood Sign. We had a blast. Tnx Ryan.
Written 23 April 2022
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Thank you so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed your Tour with Ryan! All the best
Written 24 April 2022
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Nicole L
Nicole L
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A taste of LA
This was a great tour for a first timer to LA. The tour hit up some key spots that I was interested in, Santa Monic
katelE2477TJ
katelE2477TJ
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Great trip!
***Great trip. Well worth it! Enjoyed seeing a bit of LA with someone that knows the area. *** I recommend this tou
Meander207669
Meander207669
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Awesome day to see the sights!
A great tour. Jeff was our guide, DD (designated driver), comedian (dad jokes) and DJ. He had a fun facts of the ar
khorin2022
khorin2022
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Jeff’s The Best
I enjoyed Jeff’s jokes and positivity! He was very funny, and got along well with everyone, especially my dad!
80sbabybxny
80sbabybxny
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Chellsee is Great! Tour is a MUST Do in LA!
A MUST for anyone visiting LA for the first time! We LOVED it! Our driver/guide Chelsea is/was AMAZING!! Profession
DevinR_12
DevinR_12
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Elizabeth is awesome
If you don’t mind a dad joke or two or a few quick detours to celebrity watch, Elizabeth is the right guide for you
julienS2885TF
julienS2885TF
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tour bus
We did this tour twice. once at the beginning of our stay and once at the end. we paid on the day and two different
drjaye1962
drjaye1962
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My first LA visit
Elizabeth our guide was awesome she was so knowledgeable of the area it was great especially when she told the stor
Alisa T
Alisa T
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Excellent tour
Jeff was great...beware of his "dad jokes" though. Seriously the jokes made the trip that much more fun. Very knowl
Susan R
Susan R
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A good half day tour
The tour worked out very well. Jeff was great and made the ride lots of fun. He pointed out many interesting things
amandalY4291FT
amandalY4291FT
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Hollywood Tour
Amazing tour. Love how nice she was and SO cool!! Thank you Elizabeth. You’re amazing. You did an awesome job
lindarO9062VO
lindarO9062VO
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LA Highlights!
Wonderful bus tour with open air windows! Our tour guide, Jeff, kept the energy up with stories, information, and s
Gregory C
Gregory C
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Great Tour!! Great Tour Guide!!
Amazing tour. Jeff is fantastic. Got a little taste of everything. Goes by so fast!! Driving through Beverly hill a
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D5395KDshelleyc
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Tour of LA
Jeff was a great tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Los Angeles and Jeff’s dad jokes. We had a local wit
853nadines
853nadines
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Cool Tour
Our Tourguide Jason was awesome. He was funny, knew all the Stories and gave is enough time to explore the places.
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