A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you two hours of steps closer: for $25, you get a Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour for two (a $49.90 value) from Red Line Tours in Hollywood. The 75-minute Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour takes sightseers on a short walk, bestowing details on more than 100 years of Hollywood history, architecture, and lore. Guides versed in Tinseltown lead guests past famous landmarks, including Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Kodak Theatre, and divulge the tales behind sets, locations, the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and celebrity history. The Live-Audio system allows excursionists to hear their guide on lively city streets and listen to whichever episode of MAS*H is currently on TV. This Groupon also gets citizens of Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties an annual Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes pass for 2011 and 20% off tour admission for any accompanying guests.
- The highlights of the tour, for me, were the visits to the grand and gilded movie palaces of Old Hollywood. We got an insiders' view of Sid Grauman's restored 1922 Egyptian Theater, with its sandstone portico, elaborate paintings and hieroglyphics, and unusual brass ceiling inlaid with decorative scarab beetles. – John Flinn, San Francisco Chronicle
- Tour guide was very fun, informative, and actually shared information that you couldn't just get out of a weekly Hollywood gossip magazine. – Tyler F., Viator
Red Line Tours
Red Line Tours specializes in one thing: Hollywood. Its signature tour, the Hollywood Behind the Scenes walking tour, explores Hollywood with the intimacy of a native Angeleno, diving into famous landmarks that are generally closed to the public. In just three blocks, the tour explores sites such as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, and the Walk of Fame. Guides also lead groups to the El Capitan Theatre, Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, and the Roosevelt Hotel, imparting intimate knowledge about Hollywood lore, such as how the Hollywood sign got its name and how the baby from Baby's Day Out became LA's first mayor. Red Line Tours' special live-audio system ensures that every visitor can hear the guide, even at a distance. While Red Line Tours specializes in the Behind the Scenes tour, it also partners with other local tour agencies to offer packages that include tours of sites including Universal Studios and neighborhoods of celebrity homes.
6708 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028Get Directions