Bus-Tour Adventure for One, Two, or Four from Esotouric (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Bus tours chart a course through Los Angeles’s lesser known locales, visiting hot spots frequented by actors, writers, and filmmakers

The Fine Print

Expires 360 days after purchase. Limit 6 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Vouchers are subject to availability. Not valid for special events. Valid for all $58 regularly scheduled tours. Voucher holders may pay a $5 extra dumpling fee to redeem on Blood & Dumplings tour. In addition, Esotouric may at its discretion accept vouchers toward the cost of occasional special tours that have tickets costing more than $58, with a payment of the difference in price. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

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.


  • “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.”

  • “Enjoyable tours with engaging guides. Have been on three and looking forward to my fourth!”

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