A tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Map out your steps with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $30 for a bus-tour adventure for one ($58 value)
- $58 for a bus-tour adventure for two ($116 value)
- $116 for a bus-tour adventure for four ($232 value)
Weekend bus tours visit lesser-known locales once frequented by the likes of Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Charles Bukowski, and other local celebrities. The team channels its independent research of Los Angeles’s secret histories into the witty narration that colors each tour. Upcoming tours include a Weird West Adams Tour and a chilling investigation of The Real Black Dahlia..
Many people feel an indescribable urge to follow in the footsteps of celebrities long passed—hoping that a connection to their genius or charm still lingers in the air of their apartments and favorite pubs. The guides of Esotouric understand and share this urge, though they prefer to roam the paths of history by bus. After scouring the famed neighborhoods of Los Angeles in search of interesting and outlandish locations, they share their findings on bus adventures that retrace the trails blazed by local artists, filmmakers, writers, and actors.
Esotouric's odysseys wind through haunts such as Raymond Chandler's favorite breakfast spot and the salon Charles Bukowski visited for his weekly knuckle-hair perm. Coloring their tours with anecdotes about the films adapted from his noirish stories, guides also visit locales captured in the cinematic landscapes of James M. Cain. Various tours explore Southern California’s culture, literature, and architectural sides, giving history hounds the chance to sniff out sinister deeds in old-time tattoo parlors, burlesque shows, and crime scenes.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“If you like Los Angeles history and great architecture, this is the tour company to go to.”
“It is a fantastic experience. The tours have opened my eyes to a Los Angeles that I would never have know. The leaders are fascinating and very knowledgeable.”