I am going to recommend this to everyone that visits LA and loves celebrity gossip! We started out near the TMZ offices. Our tour guide was lively and fun and knew everything we wanted to see.
We saw Chateau Marmont where tons of celebrities stay, tons of celebrity hot spots and clubs. This isn't a celebrity home tour, it's much better! With the home tours, you only see gates. With the open air bus, you have the possibility of seeing and touching a celebrity.
We saw James Lipton, from Inside the Actor's Studio, and he could not have been more gracious. Our tour guide was an actress (really, who in LA isn't an actress) and so she got off the bus to shake his hand. She was star struck, and it was cute to see. We watched the show on Monday, and we were on, so it's hilarious. Yeah, the tour guide made us sound like country bumpkins when James Lipton said his favorite curse word and no one really cared, but she said we were all uncomfortable. Not true, but it's good TV.
Celebrity sightings aren't guaranteed, but this tour takes you on the route that you could see anyone, even if you're not on the tour.