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Culture and Arts Tour of Downtown LA with Angels Flight Ticket
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Culture and Arts Tour of Downtown LA with Angels Flight Ticket

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Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Entertaining, local guide
  • Guided Visit to Downtown LA
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • 541 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
    Meet Guide OUTSIDE of Spring Arcade Building
End:
  • Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46280P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46280P2

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  • 541 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
    Meet Guide OUTSIDE of Spring Arcade Building
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    Pass by
    The Museum of Contemporary Art
    The Broad
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
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  • 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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  • y_shimar_em2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MUST DO! ASK FOR GREGORY
    AMAZING! Farmers market had so many shops & options. The bus has ac & our tour guide GREGORY! was 10/10 very charismatic & knowledgeable. The getty & the griffith are a must & he gave us plenty of time to look at everything & then come back to the bus. He also gave us tips and fun facts while on tour.
    Written July 20, 2024
  • FunLotus
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended!
    Gregory, our guide was fantastic. Great conversation, super friendly, passionate about what he does, knows a great deal with depth in what he shares and most of all keeps it interesting! He was flexible to move a couple of things around and add a drive by when requested. Highly recommend him and this tour for those of you visiting LA and those of you who have been but don’t know its history. Thank u Gregory!
    Written July 19, 2024
  • T9780GNritav
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun & Informative Tour. Paul was an Amazing Tour Guide.
    Tour was awesome. Great value for the money. Our tour guide Paul was amazing! He provided us with so much interesting information & kept the whole family engaged for the entire tour. Would definitely recommend this tour!
    Written July 19, 2024
  • kathyaE8819AX
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Experience
    Brian our tour guys was super amazing make the tour super fun, interesting, and super memorable. His carisma, knowledge, stories and fun personality make this tour all worth it. I definitely recommend this tour ask for Brian. He is the best of the best!
    Written July 18, 2024
  • lyndsay w
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and Knowledgeable guide
    Loved this tour especially as we had an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide in gregory he was so good even made my 6 year old involved with the information he was giving. Loved the tour even though the traffic was busy at the time he kept everyone going with the information he was giving. Loved it and would definitely recommend the tour to anyone.
    Written July 14, 2024
  • Elizabeth L
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    I really enjoyed this day out. The two stops were a wonderful day out, the bus was very comfortable, everyone was so accommodating, helpful and insightful. I highly recommend this tour if you want to visit the Getty and Griffith Observatory. Just enough time to cover the highlights and enjoy them without being overwhelmed. The true star though was Matt. Matt was an amazing guide, with a phenomenal understanding of everything from the art, the history, the culture and just about anything you can think of. He was really mindful of all the group, I saw him take time with everyone through out the tour and engaged with everyone personally. While making small talk with others on the tour a few mentioned he was one of the best guides they'd ever seen. Matt really elevated the day with his attitude and information. I don't know how to put into words what the special extra Matt brings is but I've been on many of these tours all over the works and Matt brought something I've genuinely never seen before. A great tour but an exceptional tour guide. Thanks Matt!
    Written July 13, 2024
  • V8508HFbeths
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go on this Tour!
    Matt was an amazing guide!! Very informative and helpful! I would recommend this your to anyone visiting the area!!!!!
    Written July 13, 2024
  • F8334KGjamesl
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gregory was the best
    We have been on 3 different Hollywood /Beverly Hills tours in one week. All were good, but hands down our guide Gregory was by far the most knowledgeable, and very personable!!
    Written July 11, 2024
  • Joe1118
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful day in LA with Gregory!
    We traveled with our 16 yr. Grandson. Having been to LA before, we knew it was a large, difficult city to navigate for a tourist on their own. No one could have been provided a better introduction to the city than Gregory! His gregarious personality kept all of us entertained as he skillfully navigated all the sights and explained some of the folklore of LA. He was extremely flexible in adapting the itinerary to our requests and took wonderful pictures. This is a tour we won't forget!
    Written July 9, 2024
  • O4190WAmarilynf
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good and happy day with Matthew and Raul
    Matthew was the best tour guide, I enjoy the tour a lot and kuchas gracias al choker Raul nos encantò toda la explication de la historia de los lugares!!!
    Written July 6, 2024
  • srimani
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour
    Matt is an awesome tour guide and the whole tour was a great experience. Matt kept us completely engaged throughout the bus ride and gave great details at the art musuem and perfect photo tip too..
    Written July 6, 2024
  • 519nipunk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matt is the best tour guide in LA
    Had a great time on this tour at both location but the transit was great as well because we got to see important locations in LA. Matt was our tour guide for two tours we took in LA he is the best tour guide i’ve ever had.He even makes traffic enjoyable and interesting with his stories. Matt is extremely knowledgeable and helpful as well
    Written July 6, 2024
  • Eternity B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A++ Entertaining and Professional
    Gregory was great and very knowledgeable about Los Angeles! We enjoyed learning about the history of the city, hearing about the stars, and seeing all the sights! A++!
    Written July 5, 2024
  • Lucy T
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No visit to the Getty museum but a fun tour of hollywood boulevard and the observatory.
    Matt had some really interesting & entertaining facts and stories about the history of LA and the famous people behind the creation of the city and Hollywood. Despite the Getty centre being closed due to the holiday, he made the best of a bad situation It was fun and we really enjoyed it.
    Written July 4, 2024
  • 295jonathanm
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ll join their fan club too
    We are joining the Gregory fan club. We were in LA for one day and based upon the reviews we selected this company. The guide Greg was as fascinating as the tour itself. He made all sights come alive with his experiences. Whether they were true or not will never know but it was a tour with a living history of Hollywood. For a member of the group it was his first trip to LA and during this layover he saw more than he could have imagined and had a lifetime experience. For the other member it was a happy trip down memory lane. If you have little time and want everything to be seen this is the company for you for an inclusive tour that doesn’t seem to be rushed.
    Written July 4, 2024
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Ivan P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Dear Matt,

We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for the fantastic tour you provided us through Downtown Los Angeles. Your knowledge, enthusiasm, and engaging storytelling truly made our experience unforgettable. We were thoroughly captivated by your insights into the city's history and hidden gems.

Your passion for sharing the beauty and culture of Los Angeles shone through every step of the journey, and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful guide. Your friendly demeanor and willingness to answer all our questions added a personal touch that made the tour feel like an adventure with a friend.

Please accept our warmest thanks for making our visit to Los Angeles so special. Your dedication to your work is commendable, and we'll always remember the incredible time we had exploring the city under your guidance.

Sending greetings and appreciation from Germany,

Luisa and Ivan
Written August 26, 2023
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Wow, what a heartwarming review! Matt sounds like an amazing tour guide. It's clear that the guide's passion for Los Angeles and commitment to providing an unforgettable experience left a lasting impression. Your kind words about our guide's knowledge, enthusiasm, and engaging storytelling truly highlight Matt's dedication. It's the personal touches and genuine connections that turn a tour into an adventure and create lasting memories. Cheers to Matt for exceptional guidance and we thank you Luisa and Ivan for sharing your gratitude all the way from Germany!
Written December 22, 2023
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Carlie
Hermosa Beach, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was an insightful and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Chris, our tour guide was very knowledgeable sharing incredibly detailed historical facts of LA's historical buildings and significant events that has colorfully created the LA scene that still stands today. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a more personal and in depth understanding of the cultural underworld of LA.
Written June 6, 2023
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Mari-Kathryn A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I wasn't sure what to expect when walking into this tour and am not normally one to enjoy doing the "touristy" things that make me look like a tourist but this was definitely worth it. We got info about various movies, important buildings and landmarks, and some really neat history about leading females who were pivotal to creating more equality around vsrious races, religions, and groups. Matt was easy to talk to, approachable, and full of great information. You could tell that this was stuff he was passionate about and enjoyed which helped to make it extremely engaging. I just wish that we had time earlier in our trip to do this as we learned about some weekly events that take place in the city that are free that sounded like a blast to do.
Written June 25, 2023
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travelcesca
Markdorf, Germany29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We joined the tour to get some insights on Angels Flight and we got so much more out of it! Paul was phenomenal: he walked us through DTLA showing us buildings and landmarks and the history of the city. It was a truly enjoyable walking tour with an excellent guide.
Written May 12, 2024
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Raquel S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My teen daughter and I very much enjoyed the Culture and Arts Tour of LA with Paul Lockwood just hours after we flew in from Cleveland. Paul was informative and engaging, and shared much insight into the history, civic, cultural, philathropic, and urban/architectural development of LA. The best way to learn about a city is to walk it. We gained greater perspective on LA and counterbalanced the time we spent in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Favorite stops: The Last Bookstore, the Bradbury Building, the Grand Central Market, Angels Flight, and seeing the Walt Disney Concert Hall desgined by Frank Ghery, who also designed the Peter B. Lewis Building in Cleveland (Case Western Reserve University).
Written June 28, 2024
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drmichelledc
Barcelona, Spain46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a great time. We live in the Los Angeles area but we were doing a Staycation in DTLA. We got to see spots that were unfamiliar to us and learn a lot about the history of the city. Our guide Sam made it a lot of fun. He is very well informed and the tour flowed perfectly. We are really glad we did it.
Written September 25, 2023
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Staycations are perfect for discovering hidden gems, right? Sam loves making tours both informative and fun—glad you enjoyed exploring with our guide! Thank you and see you soon :)
Written December 20, 2023
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Landcal
Mountain View, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our tour guide Paul Norwood, made this event sooo much fun and very informative. We had a brief history of California while it was still a Territory of Mexico and called Alta California and learned of General Don Pio Pico the last governor of this territory. We visited the Bradbury Building, an architectural landmark and other beautifully designed structures nearby. We explored the Last Bookstore (amazing!) Grand Central Market (delicious) Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Music Pavilion and finally took the Angles Flight up to what used to be called Bunker Hill, experiencing stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles. What a fabulous day...thanks Paul!
Written May 21, 2024
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André U
Isle of Wight, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great tour. Paul was booked for 11 but the rest didn’t turn up so it was a private tour for us two. This was great and Paul’s enthusiasm and love of LA really shone through. We had a great time and Paul’s passion really showed through. I would really recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get an understanding of how LA came to be what it is today. The visit to ‘The Last Bookstore’, the Grand Central Market and the Arts district was great.
Written April 1, 2024
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Meredith F
Drexel Hill2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Wanted to know more about downtown LA . Was 10 minutes late and tour had already begun, but was able to catch up and join the group with no problem. Although it was a walking tour, it was well paced and there was no pressure to hurry up. Our tour guide, Sam, was passionate about downtown LA and it was reflected in his delivery and knowledge. He was an enthusiastic and engaging guide and I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written August 23, 2022
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Jersey Johnny
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The tour was amazing. I've been to LA many times over the last 20 yrs but never even been downtown. I feel like now I know the history about LA and how it got it's start. I feel like it's a rite of passage to take this tour if you come to LA as a tourist looking to explore. Paul was a great guide. He's actually an actor that does this on the side and quite an interesting, fun, and very passionate about LA kind of guy. We kicked off learning about the hotels of LA and then went to the most amazing bookstore you could ever imagine. It was so full and expansive tour ending at a really cool food court with every yummy option you can imagine. Thank you!
Written January 27, 2024
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