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Hidden Hollywood tour

Hidden Hollywood

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Unlock the secrets of Hollywood’s local hot spots past and present. Wake up with a locally-roasted cappuccino, explore one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets, walk past celebrity homes tucked into local neighborhoods, take in a beloved panoramic view of the city, and chow down on one of the tastiest burgers in town.

Highlights:
  • Kick off your morning with a coffee or tea at a local café and enjoy some fascinating people-watching
  • Take in an expansive view of Los Angeles from the famous Runyon Canyon
  • Visit a historic community garden oasis hidden in Hollywood’s hills
  • Get the inside scoop on Hollywood’s hidden historic sites and celebrity homes
  • Have lunch at an iconic LA burger joint in the heart of Hollywood

Tour style:Walking/Orientation; Heritage & History; Local Lifestyle
Inclusions:

Local English speaking guide, select coffee or tea, donation to community garden, lunch


Exclusions:

Additional food, drinks, tips and gratuities for you guide.


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point:

    7080 Hollywood Boulevard at Tiago Cafe. Metro Red Line stop Hollywood/Highland. Local bus lines 217, 212, 780. Please see www.metro.net for more information on how to arrive by public transportation. Parking available in a garage behind the building down the alley off of Sycamore or at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point:

    Orange Drive at the corner of Sunset Boulevard


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. 


    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Additional information:

    We believe in responsible travel. Please bring a refillable bottle for water and remember to keep hydrated, especially during hot days. A reusable bag is also recommended to carry any purchases and reduce plastic bag waste.

  • Dress standard:

    As we will walk about 2.5 miles total, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Some walking will be on steep grades and unpaved trail. Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are recommended. A light layer may be necessary as mornings can be cool October through June.

    We highly recommend bringing a bottle of water and wearing a hat, as sunny LA days can bring high heat.

     

  • Child policy:

    This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

Hidden Hollywood gets you off the tourist track and into the underground scene loved by locals. On this LA tour, you’ll spend your morning in Hollywood like a true local - drinking coffee, people watching, hiking a bit of Runyon Canyonand inhaling a classic LA burger alongside the kids from Hollywood High. (Don’t worry vegetarians, they make an awesome grilled cheese!)


Go inside places some locals don’t even know about, like a historic members-only community garden preserving 100-year-old avocado trees (and a 100-year-old gardener too). Admire the Mediterranean, Victorian, and European architecture prevalent in Hollywood’s original estates, and walk partway up Runyon Canyon Park for an inspirational view over Los Angeles.


You’ll hear tales of ghosts and hauntings, celebrity hideaways, and the inside scoop on Hollywood’s past and present. Top it all off with lunch at a Los Angeles original burger joint where the food is super fresh and you can order off a secret menu!


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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

Hidden Hollywood has an average customer care rating of 5.00 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 5.00
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 5.00
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................5.00
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 5.00
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 5.00

Ms. Alina R.
Germany ~ 06 Oct 2014
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Our tour guide Matt Crabtree did a really good job.
We had a lot of fun and a great time!
I will definitely recommend the tour with Matt.
I already left a review on tripadvisor, he really deserves 5 stars. http://www.tripadvisor.de/ShowUserReviews-g32655-d1847123-r232521158-Los_Angeles_Urban_Adventures-Los_Angeles_California.html

 

Ms. Betsy R.
USA ~ 18 Jun 2013
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It was one of the best tours I have been on. I was the only one who signed up for the tour and they still proceeded with the tour. Summer my guide was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She took me places that I had only heard about and had never seen. I learned a lot about my own backyard. I think most locals feel that they know their city but that is not true there is so much to learn and this tour taught me more then I ever expected.I would definitely recommend this tour. Honestly, sign up as quickly as you can. You will not be sorry.

 

Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.


Your local connection in LA!

We are a multicultural team comprised of locals who live right in the heart of the city. As diverse as the city itself, we want to show you what makes L.A. more than an "urban jungle" and treat you to a local experience you'll never forget!


Our tours are also perfect for:

--Private Parties

--Teambuilding Events

--Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

--Red Hat Society Events

--Meetup Groups

--Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

 

 

 


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Responsible Travel with Urban Adventures

 

Wherever we go in the world, we take a responsible attitude with us. That means travelling in a way which both respects and benefits local people, their culture, their economy, and their environment. Please read on for more information on our Responsible Travel policy and how you can be a responsible traveller for your entire journey.


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