If you're looking to go on an architecture tour in Los Angeles, or hire a private tour guide to show you around LA, look no further. Offering a variety of architectural tours in Los Angeles as well as LA sightseeing tours, Pudleaux Tourism is a tour brand that provides tours of LA for residents and visitors seeking to learn about LA architecture and LA history. A knowledgeable Los Angeles tour guide can offer great insight into the culture of LA as you visit the sights in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, and the other districts and cities that make up LA. Each private tour of LA provides a unique way to experience Los Angeles like a local and also visit the best tourist areas in LA. The LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour and the Silver Lake Neutra Tour are the only tours of their kind in Los Angeles, and each offers a unique focus on those architects and their impact on architecture in LA and beyond.
Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in LA, Neutra tours, and tours of downtown LA are just a few of the Los Angeles architecture tours available to sign up for. Custom tours that focus on a specific architect or architectural style can be arranged for groups traveling to Los Angeles. Tours for international travel groups visiting LA can be coordinated, and tours are great ideas for corporate outings in LA. If you want to do some sightseeing in Los Angeles with a tour guide and private transportation, please visit the Hire a Guide page. Tours of the California coast and day trips to Santa Barbara and San Diego from Los Angeles can be organized upon request. Scroll down for a list of LA tours offered. If you would like help creating the perfect travel itinerary, please send a message with as much detail as possible.
LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour
The LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour offers a comprehensive overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's Los Angeles-area architecture. This Los Angeles architecture tour examines four buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including the Hollyhock House (1921) in Hollywood, and three of the architect's concrete textile-block houses of the 1920's. In addition to showcasing Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in Los Angeles, this private tour also surveys a number of structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright.
Downtown LA Architecture Tour (DTLA Tour)
The Downtown LA Architecture Tour is a brilliant way to see the sights and sounds of Los Angeles. This 90-minute walking tour treks approximately 1.5 miles of downtown LA, and examines more than a century's worth of modern and historic architecture. Highlights include Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003), a walk through the historic Bradbury Building (1893), and a ride on Angel's Flight (1901). This is the most comprehensive Los Angeles architecture tour that 90 minutes can offer.
LA Highlights Tour
The LA Highlights Tour is a private tour for the traveler who wants to see all of the major tourist attractions in Los Angeles, as well as explore the most popular neighborhoods to visit in LA. Guests of this LA architecture tour are escorted by a private guide to explore and learn about all of the major areas in and around Los Angeles including: Downtown LA, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, and Venice. There are breathtaking views and photo ops galore. The "Hollywood" sign, Venice Canals, Griffith Observatory, and Pacific Ocean are just a few of the landmarks seen on this extensive architectural and historical tour of Los Angeles.
WeHo/Beverly Hills Tour
Perhaps you knew that the Rodeo Drive area in Beverly Hills is defined by high end, luxury shopping, but did you know that some of the buildings that shelter these fashion houses were designed by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Meier? The WeHo/Beverly Hills Tour is a private tour that takes you in a private car (it's very private!) to see the major attractions and significant architectural and historical landmarks of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Architectural highlights include the Pacific Design Center and Schindler's Kings Road House in West Hollywood, and the Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills.
Silver Lake Neutra Tour (most popular tour of LA)
This 60-minute walking tour takes guests through the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles to view a collection of 10 buildings designed by architect Richard Neutra, one of the early masters of the International Style. Representing the largest concentration of Neutra's architecture in the world, the "Colony of Neutra Houses" or "Neutra Village" is set along the picturesque Silver Lake Reservoir and makes for a delightful walk through one of LA's coolest neighborhoods. On this LA architecture tour, guests learn about the architectural significance of Neutra's work and about the architect's design philosophy while seeing firsthand some of his most cutting edge buildings.
Century City Architecture Tour
The Century City Architecture Tour takes you through the architectural museum that is Century City, the other downtown LA. Built in the early 1960's on a portion of the Fox Studios backlot, Century City is a residential and business district of Los Angeles that is notable for its soaring skyscrapers in a city typically defined by horizontal sprawl. This planned development was an experiment in architecture and design for twentieth century Los Angeles, and most of the buildings are the works of world-renowned architects. On this 75-minute walking tour, guests see and learn about the history and architecture of Century City, with insight into how the city is redefining the urban landscape for life in the twenty-first century.