It’s difficult to truly know a city without taking a bus tour of it, much as it’s difficult to truly know a classmate without riding the Magic School Bus through his lunchbox. Learn the city inside and out with today’s Groupon from Starline Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one 24-hour all-route ticket for the Hop-on, Hop-off double-decker city tour (up to a $35 value).
- For $22, you get one adult ticket for the Movie Stars’ Homes tour (up to a $44 value).
Tickets are valid for adults (ages 12 and older) and children (ages 3–11).
Click here to watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show give Starline passengers a special tour.
Starline Tours sends its fleet of open-air double-decker buses through the streets of Los Angeles and the celebrity-friendly surrounding area, shuttling past downtown landmarks and the area’s famed restaurants, shopping venues, and beaches. Three of the four sightseeing loops in the Hop-on, Hop-off tour runs past Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, with routes motoring to landmarks such as Paramount Studios, Little Tokyo, and Marilyn Monroe’s gravesite. Buses chug past most stops every 30–40 minutes, so passengers can disembark at any stop–including Downtown Los Angeles–to satiate stomachs, snap extra photos, and apply temporary tattoos to statues. Each Hop-On, Hop-Off bus-tour pass is good for 24 hours and tours run seven days a week. Click here for a complete map of sites.
The Hollywood Movie Stars’ Homes tour loads passengers onto an open-top, 13-passenger van. The two-hour tour cruises past more than 40 awe-striking mansions, including the current homes of Simon Cowell, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Katy Perry, as well as the former homes of Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor. A savvy guide informs passengers on how to tell whether each home is a true celebrity dwelling or merely a cardboard movie-set cutout. The tour also rolls past many photogenic sites, including the Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood sign. Groupon holders may redeem their tickets at the Starline Tours kiosk at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where tours depart every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. until sunset.