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Hollywood Pass: Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Movie Stars' Homes Tour and Hop-on...
Ranked #35 of 251 Tours in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Terrible company, do not use.”
Reviewed June 27, 2009

First open top bus didn't have any commentary, so we waited in the boiling sun for an hour for a replacement bus. Given no news of how long we had to wait for. 2nd bus arrives, takes us to bus stop. We change buses again wherre again commentary doesn't work. Buses back from Santa Monica only run every hour and we finished at the beach at 7.30pm by which time there were no more buses. Don't use starline, terrible customer service and very infrequent service

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“Peter is the BOMB!”
Reviewed June 23, 2009

I went on a Starline Movie Star Homes Tour in Hollywood, Ca and our tour guide was named Peter. He was fantastic! He has pictures, sound and voice clips from different shows to add to the excitement of the tour. I almost went on the tour bus before his and I'm glad I didn't because I'm afraid we wouldnt've have got the same experience. If you're ever in L.A. and want to see some movie star homes or learn the history of this beautiful city, take tour#1 and ask for Peter!

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“The LA City Tour By Night was great”
Reviewed June 18, 2009

The content and the guide for this tour were both very good - I really enjoyed it.

The tour covered the Hollywood landmarks and stars homes before it got dark, there was a dinner stop at the Farmers Market, and then in the evening we went to downtown LA, Griffith Park and finished up with more Hollywood. The highlight was the view over LA at night looking down from Griffith Park Observatory.

Our group did this tour on our first day in LA and it was a great way to get an orientation.

We didn't have to bother with hotel pickups - we walked to the Starline booth at Graumans Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard which was only 5 minutes from where we were staying.

There are a lot of similar tours. This one was purchased online from Viator but operated by Starline.

2 Thank mark_SydNSW
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“Star Marcus at Starline Tours”
Reviewed June 17, 2009

We went on a 2 hour trip of the stars homes in Bel Air & Beverly Hills - made very entertaining & interesting by our brilliant guide Marcus. He also drove safely, unlike other companies. We aren't the easiest tourists to please, but this guy made the tour 100% fantastic. Thank you Starline.

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Reviewed June 9, 2009

This tour was an absolute waste of time and money. do not go on this tour!!
on the 2nd of June 2009 myself and two friends embarked on this tour, Firstly we were picked up from our hotel 30mins late, we then got on the bus which we thought was the tour bus, however 45mins later we arrived in hollywood where we were told to go in side and pay. we then waited another 45mins before the bus for the grand tour of LA picked us up. we then went on the grandtour which was ok, nothing special at all. I ended up falling asleep for most of it. the tour guide was very uninteresting , he would point out things like so and so died here or this movie was made there, none of us even knew 95% of these people or movies.. they have large signs at the front of the bus asking for 15-20% tip!! and at the end of the tour the uninteresting tour guide demanded the tip and when i went to put in $1 (this is all i think it was worth) the tour guide was hugging the tip jar and watching what everyone was putting in. i felt bullied in to giving him my 5 bucks...
this is when the day went down hill..... We had purchased the star homes tour, we were directed to get on the next bus. however 45mins in to the "tour" the bus driver had not said a word, we thought this was a little strange, however she then informed us that we and another group of Australians had been put on the wrong bus and that we were heading out to Pasadena to drop off some people, she then asked us if we wanted to come back tomorrow, but couldn't because we had booked universal studios and was on a very tight schedule. the bus driver was very erratic and i was scared for my life, she got lost twice and it was 3hrs later that we returned to our hotel. When we returned from our hotel we received an email saying that we had received our money back for that portion of the tour. however we received no apology for the mistake, and only did i email them to say how disappointed we were and that we received no apology did they send an email apologizing. Not good enough in my eyes. We received no compensation for being driven around for 3hrs. This tour company is very unprofessional, Do not waste your money! for the amount that we paid $240 we should have jumped in a taxi for a couple of hours.

5 Thank joeyjilla
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