All eyes are on Los Angeles right now with Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hitting the big screens and transporting viewers back to LA in the summer of 1969.

And let’s face it, if anyone can get people in the mood to jump on a flight to LAX, it’d have to be the movie’s sizzling co-stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Set in 1969, the film explores counter-culture explosion, the hippie revolution and a new Hollywood.

Fun fact: 1969 is the very same year Starline Tours began to get cosy with movie stars and their homes.

Now in their 50th year, Starline Tours still has the coolest collection of tours through LA, making it a breeze to navigate the sprawling city without a car.


Movie Stars’ Homes Tour


People love to see where the stars call home with the original Movie Stars’ Homes Tour still Starline’s most popular offering.

The topless van glides through tranquil neighbourhoods with the guided tour provided on personal earbuds.

A seaside version of the tour is available to Malibu from famous Santa Monica Pier, where passengers get the chance to walk on the beach of the Pacific Ocean, the scene of countless films.


The Grand Tour of LA

This tour is like the who’s who of iconic places with passengers hopping off at a dozen spots then enjoying lunch at the Original Farmers Market.

After this tour, even first-timers to LA are clued in.

The flip side of this tour is Los Angeles by Night – the city looks and feels entirely different on this nightlife tour.


Hopper Express


Theme parks, yes please, freeways and parking lot shuttles, no thank you.

Let Starline’s new Hopper Express whisk you and your family to Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland Resort aboard a luxury coach complete with free wi-fi and front entrance drop off.

You can purchase park tickets on board, and late returns allow maximum time in the parks.


Hollywood Sign Tour


Shoot your own Hollywood fairytale – with the Hollywood sign in the background.

Starline’s selfie Hollywood Sign tour takes one hour, provides ample time to pose and post, and includes admission to Madame Tussauds to capture your favourite star on film (Leonardo and Brad are there but they won’t sign autographs).


Want to see and do even more? Hop aboard the CitySightseeing signature red double-decker bus and hit the town.

24, 48 and 72-hour tickets move visitors around the city with a bird’s eye view of things. Tickets may be purchased on the bus.

Hop on hop off- Starline

The fully narrated tour, in nine different languages, is delivered in personal earbuds and informs passengers much more than a stop number and attraction, making this tour like a tutorial of all things LA.

Throw some bright bellbottoms and your sunscreen and head to Los Angeles this year. Old has never been so new. For more details, contact Starline Tours at [email protected]


This article was written by KARRYON contributor Natalie Craig

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