Dive into the razzle dazzle of Tinseltown on the Hollywood Behind The Scenes Walking Tour.
Your walking tour lasts about 75 minutes. You will be issued with a state-of-the-art live audio system which allows you to hear the tour guide even over the most extreme city noise. The system is also helpful for hard-of-hearing guests who can adjust sound levels to their comfort.
Your knowledgeable actor guide will take you to the most famous (and infamous) Hollywood landmarks. On the way you will learn all sorts of fascinating information about this glamorous district and the legendary figures, past and present, that have been a part of it.
You will find out how Hollywood got its unusual name and hear the story behind the Hollywood Sign. And you will be shown some important landmarks that you may not have known about before.
Your guide can also take you to the secret hotspots where you have a good chance of spotting a celebrity or two.
Some of the highlights of your walk include:
Grauman's Chinese Theatre: The world's most famous movie theatre, built by legendary showman Sid Grauman. Millions of visitors come here each year, most of them drawn by its legendary forecourt with its footprints and handprints of the stars.
Kodak Theatre: A live theatre on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland. Since it opened in 2001, the Kodak Theatre has been the home of the annual Academy Awards Ceremonies (The Oscars).
Hollywood Sign: An iconic sign in the Hollywood Hills that spells out the name of the area in 50 feet high white letters.
El Capitan Theatre: This lovingly restored movie palace with its Spanish Colonial exterior and ornate East Indian interior is a joy to see.
Grauman's Egyptian Theatre: One of the world's most famous movie theatres. In 1922, it was the venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere – 'Robin Hood', starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Roosevelt Hotel: A historic Spanish-style hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. Financed by a group including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer, it first opened its doors on May 15, 1927. In 1929, the hotel hosted the presentation of the first Academy Awards (Oscars).
Your enthralling walking tour ends back at the starting point.