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“Terrible Hollywood tour”

Hollywoodland Tours
Ranked #83 of 253 Tours in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will guide you to over 70 star homes in our luxurious vans. See the fabulous Sunset Strip where the stars dine and play
Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We had a couple of hours spare and decided to take a tour with this company. To start they made us wait 1 1/2 hrs and change vehicles 3 times. It was terrible we had 1 Irishman and 2 new Yorkers behind us that all lived in - of course new York. They were loud, rude and spent the entire tour tryin to pre-empt what and where the driver was going, they joked constantly about a previous driver Brian, and our driver joined in we may as well have not been there. Very very poor tour I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Don't waste your time.

Thank ch00sie
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We came across this company & the canopies were what got our attention. We spoke to this nice salesman from Egypt & he was so nice. When we found out that this company had more than one location we were thinking finally a legit company. We were approached by several street vendors before we walked by this one & they were all rude, aggressive & seemed very needy offering all types of prices that were not even on the flyer we were weary & kept walking. Then the salesman walked us to the main location 50 feet away we were so pleased to see an accommodating waiting area with restrooms & vending machines.

We finally got on the tour & it did leave a few minutes behind schedule but that was no ones fault. There were 2 people running behind and in a way it was a little frustrating but then when you think about it, they didn't want to leave without their passengers so even we appreciate that.

The guide was great, explained everything & took his time explaining everything & was funny. In the end it was such an amazing experience that we would only recommend this company but make sure you sign up with the guy from Egypt, he made us was to go & was very honest & upfront about everything.

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Took this tour on impulse at the behest of one f the street sellers - first point, you can always get a discounted price. The guide we had seemed a bit keener on jazzing up the tour participants and touting for tips than in providing an articulate commentary. Seemed a bit short on knowledge, we were a bit disappointed.

2  Thank Lieutenant_Feraud
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We also took this your because of the nice, polite Australian man on the street selling their service. And again, we didn't pay full price, as I think no one does. We toured the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Blvd, and the Grauman's Chinese Theatre area. It was promised to be 2 hours and it was. Our guide had a lot of great stories to tell and things to point out, and the entire 2 hours was never slow or boring, but was lively, funny, and interesting. A great experience.

2  Thank joefromcincy1961
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Just got back from LA and one of things we did was the tour of the Hollywood sign and LA and the movie stars homes tour.

To be honest, we chose them because the man on the street selling their service was friendly and gave us a cheaper deal than most. Never pay full price in LA we were told!

I am glad we took them up on the offer!

The tour guide was fun and certainly kept us quite entertained, especially included us “Aussies” in his talks, his knowledge of the area was great, as it should be and kept the tour fresh even though he must do it many times per day.

The tour itself consisted of taking us to a great vantage point of the Hollywood sign, a tour of the star’s homes in Hollywood and Beverley Hills, also a show of all the sights and special spots in the locations.

As a tourist, he explained everything and kept us all part of the tour.

A job well done!

2  Thank coutsa
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