Hop-on hop-off tour

Los Angeles: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

Los Angeles: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Los Angeles

From US$ 41.59 per person


Hop on the Los Angeles open-top sightseeing bus tour to discover the playground of the rich and famous. See all of the famous sights on the Hollywood route and learn about the history of the city.

About this activity

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Los Angeles at your own pace with stops covering the landmarks
  • Hear the stories and history of Los Angeles in entertaining digital commentary
  • Enjoy views of the Hollywood sign, TCL Chinese Theatre, and Beverly Hills
  • Soak up the sun in Santa Monica
  • See LA from the vantage point of an open-top double decker bus
Full description

Discover the top sights in Los Angles with a hop-on hop-off open-top double-decker bus tour. Choose a 24 or 48-hour ticket or upgrade your experience to the Deluxe 2-day tour with the TCL Chinese Theatre Walking Tour, and the Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Tour. 

Climb aboard the double-decker bus for unique views of sights like the world-famous Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and Beverly Hills. Your journey will be packed with fun and engaging stories with a fully-narrated audio tour.

Stop at locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

Stay comfortable with air-conditioning on the lower deck and recorded commentary available in 9 languages.

Location Highlights Include:

Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood

TCL Chinese Theatre Guitar Center

“Rock Walk”

The Comedy Store

Whisky A Go Go

Beverly Gardens Park

Beverly Hills

Rodeo Drive

Beverly Center


La Brea


Farmers Market

The Grove

Melrose Shopping

Paramount Studios

3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica Pier

  • Hop-on hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours (depending on option selected)
  • Digital pre-recorded commentary (earbuds included)
  • Two distinct tour routes (The Hollywood Loop and The Santa Monica Shuttle)
  • TCL Chinese Theatre walking tour (if option selected)
  • Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle tour (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Redeem your ticket at Big Bus Center, 6763 Hollywood Boulevard, or at any Big Bus stop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • If you start the tour at 3:00 PM, you can enjoy the ride until 3:00 PM, 24 or 48 hours after initial use (depending on option selected)
  • All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Children age 2 and younger are complimentary, with a paying adult
  • Dress according to the weather conditions as the vehicle is open top
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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We loved being able to sightsee without worrying about driving or parking. We were able to see better being up high and away from obstructions. We also loved the recordings. The only negative was that some outlets didn’t work on the buses. I felt like we missed out on some interesting information. Another thing to consider, there is no shade. Bring along some sunglasses, a hat, and a jacket. The later it gets, the cooler it becomes outside. We were so grateful that we could go back downstairs and enjoy the heat when the wind and temperature became unbearable.

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March 23, 2023

A good way to get around Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and surrounding areas. The recorded commentary provides interesting facts about some of the sights along the way. The separate tour of the homes of the stars climbs into the Hollywood Hills for some good views. The app allows you to find out when the next bus is due to arrive at your stop.

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March 23, 2023

This was nice to see more without being on my feet the whole time. They stop and you can get off and get back on when the next bus comes around. Very nice tour and bus and staff. The staff were all friendly and professional. They didn’t run us down and try to force us to buy like the other similar companies.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 206787