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Explore Los Angeles on an open-top sightseeing bus tour, then enjoy a Hollywood VIP experience at the TCL Chinese Theatre; Hollywood's most famous movie palace. Your VIP experience includes a 30-minute theatre walking tour where you will learn all about the history of the cinema palace, plus admission to a movie with free popcorn and Souvenir Merchandise to take home.

TCL Chinese Theatre T&Cs:
The movie ticket admission is not valid for special engagements, premieres, film festivals, or when contractual obligations preclude the use of voucher pass. Subject to seating availability.
The Theatre Walking Tour is subject to tour availability. Tours may not be available on certain dates due to events at the theatre. Please call theatre to confirm whether tour is available on your chosen date before booking your ticket on (+1) (323) 463-9576 or email [email protected]

TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Tour

Enjoy a VIP experience at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Since 1927, The TCL Chinese Theatre has been the premiere venue of star powered Red Carpet and Special Events. It’s where Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars have come to watch their movies! The most famous movie theatre in world is known for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars from past to present. Discover the history of the cinema palace with a 30-minute walking tour that includes stories and fun facts from the theatre's beginnings through to today. Present your ticket voucher at the tour kiosk (located at the entrance of the theatre at 6925 Hollywood Blvd) in exchange for a ticket for the next available tour. Tours begin at 9:30 daily. Your VIP ticket also includes a Movie Combo (admission + popcorn) plus Souvenir Merchandise.

Panoramic City Tour

Board our open-top bus for a once-round, panoramic tour of Los Angeles!

This ticket includes a panoramic, once-round pass on our Hollywood Loop. Simply board the bus, sit back and relax from our top deck - our tour passes all the famous sights of LA. Please note: you will not be able to use this ticket to hop on and hop off the bus tour but you can upgrade your ticket with any Big Bus team member.

See all the Top Landmarks

Take in the top-deck views with Big Bus.

With 12+ stops, our Big Bus Los Angeles tour has been mapped out to show you all of the city's famous sights. Landmarks include the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive and Capital Records to name just a few.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.

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Flexible Ticket

If your circumstances change and you need to amend your ticket, we’ll need to know at least 72 hours before your tour.

The quickest way to make changes to your booking is by downloading the Big Bus Tours app and chatting with our friendly Customer Service team.

2 Routes

Our Los Angeles Sightseeing Routes

Pick the route that suits your city break itinerary, or simply spend a day (or 2) hopping on and off them all. There are 2 main routes covering the most iconic Los Angeles landmarks and attractions, giving you the chance to see the city from a different perspective.

  • The LaBrea Tar Pits & Museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Venice Beach and Boardwalk
  • Grand Central Market
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Getty Center
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
  • Universal Studios
  • Rodeo Drive


Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood 6763 Hollywood Boulevard (by the Big Bus Tours Visitors Center)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 16:30
Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood


TCL Chinese Theatre 6911 Hollywood Blvd (In front of Chinese Theatre)
First Stop 10:01
Last Stop 16:31
TCL Chinese Theatre


Guitar Center “Rock Walk” 7425 W Sunset Boulevard (in front of Guitar Center)
First Stop 10:07
Last Stop 16:37
Guitar Center “Rock Walk”


The Comedy Store 8433 W Sunset Boulevard (in front of the Comedy Store)
First Stop 10:12
Last Stop 16:42
The Comedy Store


Whiskey A Go Go 1019 N San Vicente Blvd (opposite the London Hotel)
First Stop 10:17
Last Stop 16:47
Whiskey A Go Go


Beverly Gardens Park 9385 Santa Monica Blvd (between Cannon & Crescent Drives, beside "Playground" public artwork)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 16:55
Beverly Gardens Park


Beverly Center 8500 Beverly Blvd. (bus stop outside Macy's Men)
First Stop 10:49
Last Stop 17:19
Beverly Center


LACMA / La Brea Tarpits 675 S Curson Ave (in front of Hancock Park La Brea)
First Stop 11:05
Last Stop 17:35
LACMA / La Brea Tarpits


Farmers Market / The Grove 110 S. Fairfax Avenue (outside Farmer's Market parking lot)
First Stop 11:15
Last Stop 17:45
Farmers Market / The Grove


Melrose Ave Shopping 7280 W Melrose Ave (in front of the Groundlings Theater School)
First Stop 11:20
Last Stop 17:50
Melrose Ave Shopping


Paramount Studios 5353 Melrose Ave (the Studios at Paramount - Bronson gate)
First Stop 11:27
Last Stop 17:57
Paramount Studios


Hollywood and Vine 6263 Hollywood Blvd (in front of Pantages Theatre)
First Stop 11:40
Last Stop 18:10
Hollywood and Vine


Beverly Gardens Park 9385 Santa Monica Blvd (between Cannon & Crescent Drives, beside "Playground" public artwork)
First Stop 10:45
Last Stop 15:15
Beverly Gardens Park


Santa Monica Pier 1540 Second Street (by McDonalds)
First Stop 11:15
Last Stop 15:45
Santa Monica Pier


Santa Monica Beach 2600 Barnard Way (by Ocean Park)
First Stop 11:25
Last Stop 15:55
Santa Monica Beach


Venice Boardwalk 3400 Barnard Way
First Stop 11:30
Last Stop 16:00
Venice Boardwalk


Main Street 2427 Main St (outside Santa Monica Visitor Center)
First Stop 11:35
Last Stop 16:05
Main Street

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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