Universal Studios Hollywood

Want to visit a thrilling theme park and go behind the scenes of Hollywood films at the same time? Then this is the place for you.

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Universal Studios Hollywood: Our most recommended tours and activities

Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Helicopter Tour

1. Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Helicopter Tour

Enjoy an exciting tour in a private helicopter over Beverly Hills and Hollywood. On this tour, you'll get an intimate look into the lives of celebrities, while listening to true stories from your friendly pilot. Begin your tour at the world-class Burbank Airport, a stone's throw from Universal and Warner Bros Studios. All guests are asked to arrive at least thirty minutes before the start of their tour in order to check-in with the flight team and get situated for their exclusive sightseeing experience. Lift off from the ground and soar through the air as you climb over the Hollywood Hills and across the LA basin. As you pass over Universal Studios, you might just make out the small crowds lined up for butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or see the gentle smoke rising from the stunt shows and animal experiences. Your tour will pass right by the iconic Hollywood Sign, offering you an opportunity to snap a photo (or a selfie if you're quick) from a vantage point view that few others get to see. From there, it's over Mulholland Drive and around Laurel Canyon, an exclusive, historical enclave once home to some of the greatest names in the music industry. Pass over Beverly Hills and the ultra-wealthy Bel-Air, and see the $90-million dollar mansion purchased by Jay-Z and Beyonce in 2017. Every seat is the best seat on a tour that includes noise-canceling headphones that allow you to listen along to your pilot's running commentary as you whirl through the air on this exclusive celebrity helicopter adventure. For an additional fee, you can book out the tour as private or include the sunset option to add a world-class sunset to the already incredible experience.

Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

2. Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your flight departs from Van Nuys Airpor and heads off along the golden coastline towards Calabasas. Next, fly south over Malibu Canyon and then along the stunning Santa Monica Mountains. From here, admire breathtaking views across the Pacific, as well as Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach, and Pepperdine University. Continue the flight over some of Los Angeles’ most iconic sights, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Downtown LA, and the Dodger Stadium. Swoop over the city and see the impressive skyline gleaming in the Californian sunshine, before finally passing by the iconic Hollywood Sign. This is LA's only 65-minute helicopter tour.

10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

3. 10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

Built in 1923 to showcase the new real estate crawling up the hillsides just north of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign towers above the sprawling city and suburbs of America's second largest city. While millions of travelers visit the sign every year, few have the opportunity offered in this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour of the sign and surrounding hillsides. After checking in at Burbank airport and coordinating with your hospitable flight team, your 15-minute tour will take off and cross the hills, heading towards the sign.  Enjoy unique views of the surrounding celebrity-filled neighborhoods dotting Mulholland Drive, Laurel Canyon, and downtown Los Angeles. Keep your camera ready as you snap photos and listen to the commentary provided by your helpful pilot. As you pass the sign, your pilot will go out of their way to provide you the best angle and view to take incredible photos. If you select the sunset option, you'll enjoy a truly majestic California view with the mountains stretching in all directions and the sun setting behind the Pacific Ocean (this option is limited, so book fast).

Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

4. Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

From beautiful sunny Los Angeles, this private, 45-minute helicopter tour provides the perfect romantic getaway for two. The journey begins from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and once you’re in the air, heads east over many of the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood Sign, and some celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You'll then head west to see the world-famous beaches of Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades, which offer breathtaking views of the stunning California Coastline. Continue up the coast and land at your own private and secluded plateau overlooking the magnificent shores of Malibu beach. At this point, you and your guest will have 30 minutes of time on the peak for a complimentary toast, a delicious dessert, and a rose to celebrate your special occasion.

Los Angeles: Hollywood Film Studios & TMZ Private Day Tour

5. Los Angeles: Hollywood Film Studios & TMZ Private Day Tour

Immerse yourself in glittering Hollywood with a private, full-day tour, including a local guide and van transportation between locations. Visit iconic locations such as Universal and Paramount film studios, TMZ studios, the Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, and more. Begin your tour by getting picked up from your Hollywood hotel with a private van and tour guide. Stop by major Hollywood film studios, including Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox. Continue to the infamous TMZ studios, where you can take photos, browse, or shop. Then it's time to visit the Hollywood sign, situated on Mount Lee in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Continue your tour to the Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, the Grove, and Rodeo Drive while keeping an eye out for famous celebrity mansions and estates in Beverly Hills.

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What people are saying about Universal Studios Hollywood

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,113 reviews

Everyone at the tour office was polite and friendly when we arrived and they offered us coffee water and told us to relax. We waited like 15 minutes at their waiting room and we went on with our tour. The pilot was great and showed us all celebrities homes that he knew of and the Hollywood sign just looks amazing from the air. I recommend the tour to everyone…

It was just fabulous! The pilot was so professional and great, thanks to him we had a full picture of LA, really unique experience I’ve recommend for everyone!!

Amazing way to see the Hollywood sign and Beverly Hills! Isaac was an great pilot! Could not recommend more!!

Amazing experience totally worth the price!! Everyone were so nice and welcome :) 100% recommended

Everyone who we interacted with was so friendly and helpful. Great experience overall!