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"Faded starlets, troubled celebutantes and aggressive, costumed street performers - you never know who you're going to bump into on Vinewood Boulevard. Come see the sights and sounds for yourself, or jump aboard the Vinewood Star Tours bus to have a struggling actor narrate as you take a guided tour of the landmarks and homes of the rich and famous while sitting on an un-airconditioned bus."
―From GTA V's official website.

Vinewood Star Tours is a touring company in Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

Vinewood Star Tours gives the player tours around celebrity homes and some landmarks around Vinewood and Richman using a Tour Bus, which according to the Grand Theft Auto V website, has no air-conditioner. It's also required to participate in at least one bus tour, to complete all the 57 random events in the game. It can be accessible by day.

Tour

Image Name Commentary
GentryManor-GTAV Gentry Manor Hotel "A legendary party hangout for actors and rockstars and... people trying to have sex with actors and rockstars. Built in 1921, it's been the scene of some classic Vinewood scandals over the years. One of my personal favorites was Al Di Napoli's overdose in 2002, after a chimpanzee blasted an 8-ball up his rear door with a water pistol. Fantastic! They say that on any given day, there are at least two dead party girls in the trash cans round back. Isn't that great?"
DungeonCrawler-GTAV The Dungeon Crawler "Opened in 1996, the club is famously owned by actor Bruce Spade, who has a custom-built elevated VIP so that he looks the same height as everyone else. It remains one of Vinewood's hottest nightspots for the rich and famous to do drugs and date-rape impressionable fans. Play your cards right and that could be you! The Dungeon Crawler was in the news again recently when comedian Morgan Chester allegedly ran over a doorman in his SUV for not laughing at one of his jokes"
Tequi-la-la-GTAV Tequi-la-la "Back in the day, this was a restaurant run by the mob... until it got shut down over the Adam's Apple in the soup controversy of 1982. It reopened as the Tequi-la-la in 1983, and soon became a mecca for hair metal bands and fans from across the country. It's rumored that the Love Fist song "Dangerous Bastards" was written about a night they partied here on mescaline with some transgenders twins."
Mark-Fostenburg-House Mark Fostenburg's mansion "Fostenburg still maintains he was out of town when a fifteen years old Mexican girl was found dead in his pizza oven in 2007. The case was settled out of court and all charges were dropped. The girl's family now live on the next street."
The -Craze-House The Craze's mansion "You might have seem him [The Craze] degrading himself recently on Rehab Island. Do any of you remember the eighties? Strange times. People didn't go to the gym back then. They did jumping jacks in front of the TV in legwarmers and headbands. The Craze swapped his gold lamé leotard for a crack pipe in the nineties, but he is reportedly now 'clean, and in the best shape of his life.' That's Vinewood code for, 'he's trying to make a comeback.'"
Martha-Term-House Martha Term's mansion "Daughter of seventies comedy star Joanie Term, Martha spent her teens partying on booze, her early twenties partying on coke, and her mid twenties staring at her shoes on heroin. Her tell-all autobiography about the difficulties of growing up really rich in Vinewood only sold thirty copies last year."
RichmanHotel-GTAV-GeneralView The Richman Hotel "An iconic entertainment industry hangout, sleazy producer types have been promising to make young girls stars here for over a hundred years now. Not gonna lie... I did some shameful things in that lobby bar im my youth, but I've put that period of my life behind me now."
TivoliCinema-GTAV Tivoli Cinema "Some of the biggest movies in history have premiered at this theater, including Blue Blood, The Shoulder of Orion and The Many Wifes of Alfredo Smith. You might remember the controversial premiere of the gladiator comedy Lions & Donkeys in 1984, when star Chip Hampton walked up the red carpet with two slaves in chains."
Neighborhood-backlot-city Richards Majestic Productions "The product placement for classics like Nelson in Naples, and Rum Runner, and the not-so-classics like Vinewood Zombie, and The Shoulder of Orion II, was shoe-horned into the final edits right behind those very gates. Everyone has a favorite Solomon Richards movie. An American Divorce really helped me through a difficult time I was bankrupting my first husband. Oh come on, don't people in the Midwest watch movies? You must have seem Defender of the Faith. No? Wow, tough crowd."
Portola Drive Portola Drive "You won't get a better chance to spot a celebrity in its natural habitat. As you can see, the recession hasn't hit this part of the town very hard. These are some of the most offensively high-end designer stores in the country. And now, some fun trivia for you; there have been a number of movies shot on Portola Drive. Mostly awful ones about rich idiots. Including the blockbuster 2005 romantic comedy Shoe Whore, that's credited with sending women's rights back fifty years. The store we're passing now is where British star Charlotte Crown was caught on film in the changing room eating and purging the same burrito over and over again. Just like a dog."
EpsilonBuilding-GTAV Epsilon Building "Anyone with red hair, please cover it for your own safety. If you really want to meet a famous celebrity, this place is packed full of them. Take an introductory course. It... it changed my life. Kifflom!"
LosSantosCityHall1-GTAV Los Santos City Hall "This is where the mayor's office is, if any of you care. You might recognize this building from the twenty minute final dogfight to save Earth in the movie Invasion: Los Santos."
OrientalTheater-GTAV Oriental Theater "Riots broke out on the theater's opening night in 1928, as desperate fans tried to get up skirt shots of the legendary silent movie star Miriam Turner, much like you're doing today, except with really heavy cameras. My daughter tells me it isn't politically correct to say 'Oriental' any more, but considering some of the other common terms for Asians in the 1920s, the name could have been a lot worse. There's a saying, that to go to Los Santos and not see the Oriental Theater is like going to China and not visiting a Burger Shot. I've never really understood what that means, but... "

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Trivia

  • If the player calls the phone number at the back of the Vinewood Star Tours bus, some strange music will play until the same stop the call.
  • Prostitutes can offer their services whilst the player is a passenger on the tour bus, only for the same to turn them down.
  • The tour guide is a member of the Epsilon Program, as she will comment on how it changed her life while pointing out the Epsilon Building to the passengers and she happily says "Kifflom!".

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