Our guests often ask about the various sightseeing tour companies in LA and which one is the "best". It is really important to find out what kind of tour you are looking for to determine what makes sense for you. Below is a simple breakdown and links to the most common and well known tour operators in Los Angeles. Most have pickup points in Hollywood. LA Sightseeing will pick you up directly at Jerry's Motel when scheduled in advance.
The highest rated tour company in LA on TripAdvisor. Pickup points are at various LA hotels or in Santa Monica. Guests who have used this company rave about the guides making the tour stand out.
Free LA Tour provides walking tours of Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood for free! If you like the tour, PLEASE be sure to tip at least $20 per person so these great people can make a living and continue to provide great tours! $20 for a tour is a great deal!
StarLine offers "Hop On/Hop Off" buses as well as standard tours. Hop On/Hop Off is great for those who don't have a car and want to be independent and spend time at each spot and then get back on and head to the next sightseeing destination. Pickup locations in Hollywood and Downtown (closest stop to Jerry's Motel is at the Westin Bonaventure 4 city blocks away).
This tour is great for those looking for a gossip/celebrity based Hollywood tour. Based on the TV show and well know celebrity gossip site, TMZ.com.
If you like food and sightseeing, then this is the perfect tour for you. Eat your way through Hollywood. Tours start in the heart of Hollywood - they will send you details once you book. Easily take the Metro Red Line from the 7th St/Metro Center Station towards North Hollywood and get off at the Hollywood & Highland Station - the center of Hollywood - or drive and park at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
For additional ideas and recommended tours, visit TripAdvisor.