Starline Tours of Hollywood

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As one of the oldest and biggest tour companies operating in the Los Angeles area, Starline Tours of Hollywood offers visitors some of the best tour packages around town. With everything from the Original Movie Stars’ Homes Tour to a hop-on, hop-off bus tour around the city, Starline is a great way to see all of Hollywood.

About the Company

Since 1935, Starline tours has been offering visitors to California a unique opportunity to experience some of the state’s most popular locations and tourist spots in comfort and convenience. The company pioneered the now-quintessential Movie Stars’ Homes Tour in LA as well as popularized many different options for seeing LA and other California cities in parts or as a whole. This includes day tours as well as week-long bus tours aimed to hit all the “hot” spots in Southern California and beyond.

About the Tours

There are several great offerings from the Hollywood location of Starline Tours. Operating out of a designated terminal at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd., the company offers three distinctly Los Angeles-based tours: the Movie Stars’ Homes Tour, the Grand City Tour of Los Angeles, and the City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off. Each tour is individually priced at both adult and child rates. Run times also vary, but Red Line operates year-round with busses for each tour leaving on a regular schedule.

Movie Stars’ Homes Tour: As the company who began the famous movies stars’ homes tour quintessentially associated with the LA bus tour scene, Red Line is super proud of the choices it offers in this respect. The typical tour lasts about two hours and includes viewing the homes of over 40 popular stars such as Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, and the Beckhams. In addition, the tour will pass by (or drive down) Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Sunset Strip.

Offering a unique opportunity to travel down residential neighborhoods in accessible to larger tour buses, Red Line’s 13-seat open air busses offer a one-of-a-kind glimpse into movie stars’ lives. There is also an option to include admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located just down the road from the depot with a Movie Stars’ Homes Tour package.

The Grand City Tour of Los Angeles: Less well-known, but equally appealing, Red Line’s Grand City Tour of Los Angeles offers visitors the opportunity to spend the day viewing the best that LA has to offer. Among the stops on this 5 ½ hour journey are spots in and around Hollywood Blvd., Beverly Hills, Hollywood proper, Downtown LA, and West Hollywood (Sunset Strip). With the opportunity to stop and explore six different areas along the way, the Grand City Tour gives visitors a chance to sample the best LA has to offer in one big bite.

City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The final option is a multi-day pass that allows visitors to LA the luxury of getting around town without the burden of battling traffic or finding a parking spot. The City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Tour is available in both one-day and two-day options. Following four distinct, color-coded routes, the tour allows guests to “hop-on” board at any of 50 stops and “hop-off” at their own discretion. With stops in locations as diverse as Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios, and Westwood Village, all members of a travelling party will find something to do on a hop-on, hop-off tour.

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Why It’s a Must-See

Visitors to the LA area who are interested in seeing some or the entire city are best advised to turn to the experts: tour companies. And among LA-based tour companies no one is as highly regarded as Starline. Operating for over 75 years and offering the “original” Movie Stars’ Homes Tour choosing any of Starline’s three popular LA area tours is never a disappointment.

Where to Buy It

There are a number of ways you can enjoy admission to this attraction.

1. Purchase a ticket from Starline Tours when you get there.

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3. Purchase as part of a money saving package. Popular examples to the right.

4. Purchase a Tourist pass. Starline Tours of Hollywood is available on the Go Los Angeles Card and Hollywood CityPass.