When staying in Anaheim, tourists feel that Hollywood and the celebrity lifestyle should be within their reach. Now Starline Tours, the oldest and largest tour company in Los Angeles, and the name synonymous with celebrity tours, has opened a terminal in Anaheim and with it, brings their exclusive range of celebrity-infused tours to these Orange County visitors.
Located across the street from the Disneyland Resort at the Jolly Roger Hotel, the Starline Tours’ Anaheim Terminal operates tours to both North and South for extensive coverage of Southern California, giving passengers a range of exclusive Starline tour options never before offered from Orange County.
Passengers travel in comfortable air-conditioned buses to Hollywood as they hear live narration covering Anaheim theme parks trivia, LA history and landmarks and visitor attractions along the way.
Once in Hollywood, most visitors will no doubt want to start by transferring into Starline Tours’ open-top vans for maximum viewing on the world-famous Movie Stars’ Homes Tour. The tour, which began in 1935 with the notion that curious tourists would like to see where the stars lived, is more than a tour of estates and manicured lawns, but an entertaining peek into celebrity lives of yesterday and today. More than 40 homes, the sublime shopping and strolling area of Beverly Hills, and the perfect view of the Hollywood sign are all experienced al fresco in “topless with headsets” vans equipped with personal headsets, so that passengers may hear every word of their knowledgeable guide without spoiling the peace and tranquility of the real estate around them. The tour is often the star itself in movies and television; Ellen DeGeneres has recently been a surprise ride-along guide on the tour.
In addition, Anaheim visitors get the chance to experience Starline’s latest hit, the TMZ Hollywood Tour - Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots, which was launched to great acclaim last May. More than a tour, this “show on wheels” was created by Harvey Levin of TMZ and blends the edgy humor and entertainment of TMZ with the savvy tour know-how of Starline for a look at Hollywood in a whole new way. Guides are equipped with cameras to catch stars on film and it’s easier than ever - the stars approach the tour van, pose for photos, even board the bus! (See Shaquille O’Neal with the TMZ tour van at http://www.tmz.com/tour)
Starline also offers the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour - a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the movies where today’s stars may be spotted on the working back lot.
More adventurous Anaheim visitors may prefer to create their own tour of museums, icons and attractions by hopping aboard Starline’s Hop-On Hop-Off CitySightseeing Tour covering 100 miles of connecting routes in the Los Angeles area on open-top double decker buses, with a built-in money-saver to museums and attractions simply by showing the bus ticket.
Also new for Starline Tours are six all-day tour options to the south from Anaheim, providing visitors with a seamless way to get off the pavement and on to the beach, coast, seaports and harbors. The new Newport Beach & Whale Watching Tour, available June through September, is a Starline exclusive which allows passengers to view magnificent 90-foot whales up close from the comfortable ship and includes a visit to the beach or time spent shopping at South Coast Plaza.
Aboard another new tour option - San Diego City Tour & Shopping - power shoppers can head south to San Diego’s historic Old Town, the birthplace of California, with 150 unique shops, Seaport Village and its 54 one-of-a-kind shops, and the outlets at Las Americas Premium Outlets neighboring Mexico for 125 outlet stores. The trip includes a narrated tour of San Diego and its harbor and cruise ship terminal. Starline also offers a Tijuana Shopping Adventure Tour and all-day visits to Legoland, the San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld San Diego.