Get insight into the lives of the rich and famous of Hollywood’s A-list on these top guided celebrity tours.
Maps to stars’ homes are on sale wherever you go in Hollywood. But 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. Here are five of the best options, taking price, itinerary and reviews from previous guests into account.
Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus
From an open-top bus you can get the best views of the fantastic sights of Hollywood. Over the course of 90 minutes or more, this tour will take you to the top locations, including Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, plus unlock the best places to party and see celebrities. Landmarks such as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Rodeo Drive are par for the course on any Hollywood tour, but this one also stakes out the mansions and Mulholland Drive. From $35 per person.
Hollywood and Beverly Hills Guided Bus Tour
For a broader overview of the Hollywood area, which includes all things celebrity, including homes, monuments and hangout spots, check out this option from Star Track Tours. You’ll pass the homes of some highly recognizable names, including Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise, get up close to the famous sign in the Hollywood Hills, and push into Beverly Hills, where most of the rich and famous reside, from Kim Kardashian to Elton John. Multiple daily departures. From $35 per person.
Los Angeles Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour
Open-top buses are the way to go when visiting Hollywood. The (usually) amazing weather and constant stream of top sights means you want an unencumbered view as you drive through the neighborhoods and hills over this two-hour tour. Aside from the obvious highlights, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll also get to see the Capitol Records Building, famous bars such as the Viper Room, and the homes of stars past and present from Presley to DiCaprio. From $37 per person.
Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Big Bus Tour
For a tour steeped in the history of film, TV and music in Hollywood, all aboard a cool Mercedes Sprinter vehicle, for this two-hour tour. Mulholland Drive and the Hollywood Hills are fun enough to see on any tour, but you’ll also see shooting locations for movies like Sister Act, Pretty Woman, and Beverly Hills Cop. Get some great views over the city and pass by the homes of film stars, filmmakers and musicians alike, including Tarantino, Halle Berry and Justin Timberlake. From $55 per person.
Beverly Hills and Hollywood Helicopter Tour
Nothing quite says Tinseltown glamor like traveling around by helicopter, so this is the ultimate Hollywood celebrity tour, in many ways. Fly over the Hollywood sign, Universal Studios, and above the mansions of the rich and famous on this 25-minute flight. Your pilot will provide commentary along the way, pointing out the main points of interest, such as the glitzy homes of Laurel Canyon and Bel-Air, where people like Beyoncé and Jay-Z live. From $174 per person.