Maps to stars homes are on sale wherever you go in Hollywood, although Hollywood Boulevard itself is a disappointment. When it’s not tacky it can appear overwhelmingly seedy in many places. In order to get an actual sense of the true history of Hollywood, with a glimpse behind the modern façade, then a tour is the best way to go.
The best Hollywood celebrity tours give a sense of the relevance of certain spots in Hollywood by providing an important historical and anecdotal background. They take you behind the security fences (sadly only metaphorically speaking) and that is why these three make our top three Hollywood celebrity tours list.
FROM: $52/per person
Nothing says unabashed Hollywood celebrity pandering than TMZ, so why not take the TMZ Hollywood celebrity tour? TMZ have made all things celebrity their sole business so are perhaps the best people to turn to when you want an insider’s eye on the Hollywood celeb scene. Also known as the TMZ celebrity safari (they never have been ones to cover up their true intentions), this two hour tour will pass by some of the top spots frequented by the stars before passing into Beverly Hills via Sunset Strip on the hunt for famous faces.
From $35/ per person
From an open-top bus you can get the best views of the fantastic sights of Hollywood. Over the course of two hours this tour, with an expert local guide, will take you to all the best places to shop, party and see celebrities. Sights like the Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive are par for the course on any trip, but this one also stakes out the mansions and Mulholland Drive. This is a really fun and engaging tour and has been well reviewed by previous tour goers.
From $49/ per person
Trip Advisor has awarded this tour quite a number of certificates of excellence over the years. That is because it has found a formula that works and stuck to it. Over roughly two and a half hours, this air-conditioned coach tour passes through Palm Springs, known in the olden days as “Hollywood’s Playground.” Visit the spots known for infamous celeb-related gossip and pass by the houses once owned by some of America’s most famous, including Frank Sinatra and Liberace.