Hollywood Tour: Explore Film History with Filmmaker
6 Ratings
Los Angeles
Discover the hidden gems of Hollywood's film history on a unique tour led by a passionate filmmaker. Explore the industry, artistry, and cultural impact of movies in a captivating way.
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Hollywood & Highland - We’ll meet and start our tour here, discussing how Hollywood came to be, then exploring the many sites in and around this area
  • Dolby Theatre - We’ll discuss the Oscars outside the ceremony’s venue
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame - We’ll walk the best portions of the Walk of Fame, check out stars, explain how it works, and tell fun stories about some of the honorees
  • TCL Chinese Theatres - We’ll check out the greatest movie theater in the world, as well as the famous hand and footprints outside it
  • El Capitan Theatre - We’ll discuss the history of Disney’s flagship theater and how it paralleled the creation of the US’s independent film movement
  • Egyptian Theatre - We’ll visit tthe world’s first movie premiere location, discuss Hollywood architecture and design, and also how Hollywood continues to transform to this day
  • Musso & Frank Grill - We’ll go over what makes Hollywood’s greatest restaurant so special, both to the industry and the US as a whole
  • Hollywood Murals-You Are the Star - We’ll visit Los Angeles’s greatest mural and also tell stories about Hollywood greats who frequented the area
  • The Dome Entertainment Centre - We’ll visit Hollywood’s youngest classic theater and discuss how the industry transition from classic to modern cinema, and also what is happening in the industry today
  • Hollywood and Vine - We’ll explore Hollywood’s second most famous intersection, including its history, its famous buildings, and one of the most unique entries to the Walk of Fame
  • Capitol Records Building - At Los Angeles’s most iconic music building, we’ll discuss the city’s music scene
  • Pantages Theatre - At Los Angeles’s top live theater venue, we’ll discuss the city’s (lack of a) theater scene
What's Included
  • Expert local guide
Additional Information

This excursion is tailored for individuals who seek more than just the typical Hollywood journey. We prioritize understanding history and culture, as well as viewing film as both a business and a craft. Consequently, this allows a unique viewpoint on the locale, the movie sector, and cinema as a whole. My fondness for movies and essentially all their aspects drives me to impart my zeal and enthusiasm to you.

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Boulevard
Inside Ovation Hollywood (the Hollywood and Highland Center), next to the arch tower, outside Victoria's Secret
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(6 Ratings)
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Jan 12, 2023
Fun - I really enjoyed Gabe’s insight, personality and knowledge. He was lighthearted and down to earth; he tailored our tour based on our conversations and knew extensively about US film history as well as the contemporary film world.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 29, 2021
Awesome tour ! - Very good explanations and stories from Gabriel !! A very instructive tour !! Lots of movies we want to watch now !! Great guide !
Review provided by Viator
Jul 14, 2021
Great storyteller! - Gabriel had loads of great information about the theaters and the history of the film industry. The tour was fun and geared towards the topics that we were interested in. The tour was awesome!! Thanks.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 25, 2021
Enjoyable, well worth the time and money, and inspirational. - The guide’s energy, enthusiasm, in-depth knowledge and interaction with us visitors were inspiring. He was available on time and put in more time than was allotted. There were plenty of details and anecdotes, and plenty of dialogue, too. Truly enjoyable time, worth the money.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 25, 2020
Great Tour, Very Informative - The tour guide had a lot of knowledge and experience in the film industry. We learned a great deal of interesting history on the tour. We stopped at many historical locations in the area and heard the stories behind them. We got a lot more out of our visit with the guide than we would have walking around on our own.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 4, 2021
A personal tour of cinematic history - Gabriel is a knowledgeable tour guide-passionate about film and film history. This tour is centered around historical theaters and buildings with key facts about the film industry sprinkled in. While it takes place mostly on Hollywood Blvd, It is not the typical stroll on the walk of fame. He is open to answering questions during the tour and he ends the tour at a fascinating place. You’ll have to take the tour to find out where...
Review provided by Viator
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
May 2024