We - a family of five from Holland - only had limited time in our schedule to visit LA and decided last minute we needed a private guide to see as much as we can in a few hours. How lucky we were to find Jan Patrick. A great and enthusiastic guy. He knows a lot about the city and talks about it with an energy like you are his first customer. Very nice person, very informative and lots of fun. And in the meantime you also get some lessons in life. We had a great afternoon in LA. Thanks Jan! Dirk
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had great time. Your family made it very easy to be a guide.
Emily SiegristUnited States
Our guide, Jan was phenomenally well versed on the history of LA. Not just the Hollywood stuff but all the things that happened before movies were even a thing. Jan was a safe driver, polite and professional, met and exceeded our expectations about having a private tour. He showed us all the important tourist spots but so much more in terms of architecture, history and all the beautiful trees and plants. If all your guides are as great as Jan, We'll be repeat customers! Thank you Jan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your incredible words are much appreciated.
Elaine Lappselden, NY, United States
While Jan was very knowledgeable and friendly we experienced some problems. I was told he would contact us a few days before our tour. When I did not hear from Jan I tried to contact him thought email and cell phone and left messages with no results. I had to contact Tours by locals for help. We only had one day in Los Angles and discussed extending our tour. Due to Jan felling ill we had to end our tour without seeing Santa Monica and Venice. Not his fault but very disappointing. Hope he"s felling better
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elaine, Sorry that the tour did not turn out the way we wanted. Sometimes the mind is willing, but the body is not. If you are this way again, please contact me and I will show the rest on me. Thanks, JAN
Anne ShekellUnited Kingdom
Jan is extremely knowledgeable about Los Angeles and its history. He shared many stories, and took us to places we wouldn't have found by ourselves. He gave us a great overview of the city and surrounding area and remained considerate, polite and professional throughout. Thank you very much Jan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, I'm glad that our experience together left such a wonderful impression on you. Your remarks mean a lot to me. Yours, JAN
Kristin BaddersUnited States
Jan was wonderful! My husband and I had a LONG layover at LAX before flying on to Tahiti. We really didn't want to spend the entire day in the airport. Jan picked us up at the airport and showed us so many LA sites! We had a marvelous day! Jan dropped us back at our departure terminal in plenty of time to catch our outbound flight. It was the perfect way to spend our day in LA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristin, Thanks so much for the great words. Hope the Tahiti was wonderful, and that I could start you holiday time with a great tour. JAN
Kate RothackerUnited States
Jan was an excellent tour guide. Because he grew up in LA, he knew of great places and interesting facts. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We would recommend anyone traveling to LA to book him for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kate, Thank so much for the great words. Hope the rest of your journey was wonderful JAN
William BagnuoloHurst, TEXAS, United States
Very nice tour, but shortened due to our departure from Cruise, due to Customs having computer problems for all guests. Jan would make up locations on our Dec.19th 2027 tour.
George MedlerUnited States
Jan is "Thee Man" of tours. He gave us so much information that I feel I know this city past and present. He took us to places that other tours would not have a clue about especially the Hollywood scene. He puts his heart in his work and will deliver you an outstanding tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, Thanks you so much for the great endorsement. You guys were great. Yours, THEE MAN
Very knowledgeable about history and the origins of the city.... LA. Humour and clear, loud voice. Customized the tour to our needs and interest. Don't hesitate to book this guide. He was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Warren, Thank you so much for the great endorsement. Glad I was able to accommodate you to your needs. Yours, GOGO
Lisa FujiiUnited States
Jan was an excellent guide. He is a wealth of knowledge about everything. So enjoyed his company for our 5-6 hour tour. We have visited Cali so many times but this is the first time I've taken a tour. What a great adventure! I learned so much it's crazy. If you book Jan, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Glad that you learned so much, which is the ultimate goal of my tours. Hope your time in California is/was wonderful. JAN
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Appreciate it. JAN
Jewell BandiUnited States
Jan met us at our hotel on time. He is a true LA historian. I was amazed a person could remember names and dates as well as he can. I would definitely recommend a tour with Jan Patrick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jewell, Glad you had a great time. Next time you come, I'll come up with more dates and names! Thanks JAN
Charlene HoltzhauzenSouth Africa
This was our second tour with Jan and again it was a brilliant experience. His knowledge is great and the stories he shared were both very interesting with lots of humor. Thanx for a wonderful afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charlene, Thank you for the wonderful words regarding both tours. Your two daughters are wonderful, which of course, is a reflections of you. Hope the rest of your journey is great. Yours, JAN PATRICK
Carol PinkstonUnited States
Jan Patrick gave us a very educational 4 hour tour---actually longer than 4 hours. He was personable and courteous and a fun guy! He listened to what we wanted to see and do and complied with no problem. Also, was great with keeping us posted about arrival time (snafu with car rental place). Please don't hesitate to use the service of Tours By Locals and ask for Jan Patrick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Thanks so much for the endorsement. Glad you have a great time in Santa Barbara Hope the rest of your journeys are everything you want. Yours, JAN PATRICK
Daniel GlickenhausUnited States
We just completed an excellent 4 hour tour with Jan. He is a wealth of information and tailored our tour to exactly what we wanted to see. He also had numerous stories to tell about LA and it's people. I would highly recommend Jan as a tour guide to anyone who is visiting LA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating. Hope El Coyote was up to your liking. Enjoyed meeting you and your family. And again thanks for your generosity. Yours, JAN
We had a wonderful 4 hour tour (turned out to be longer) of Los Angeles with Jan. He was very informative and knew a lot about his home city and it's people and history. It was a great introduction to Los Angeles - exactly what we wanted. Jan altered the itinerary to fit in with what interested us more. All in all a great tour and I would recommend Jan to anyone wanting to explore Los Angeles on a private tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful comments. Hope you had a pleasant flight back and slept well
Jan picked us up at our hotel right on time and proceeded to give us a most thorough tour of Los Angeles. He was very personable and knowledgeable, explaining the history and the background of each area we visited.He answered questions and was open to taking us to any particular point of interest. We would certainly recommend this tour and this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trudy, Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad that I was able to make your time here in Los Angeles enjoyable. Yours, JAN
Patti FieldsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 stars. Glad you a great time. JAN
Tara Rebello de AndradeAustralia
This tour was exactly what we wanted and we all enjoyed it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tara, Glad you got exactly what you wanted. Thanks again, JAN
Jan was fabulous. He is very personable and super knowledgable about LA and the history. We had a great afternoon with him and would recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, Thanks so much for the encouraging words. Glad you enjoyed our time together. Yours, JAN
Jan Patrick was very knowledgable - he loves this city. We had an excellent 4-hour tour of Los Angeles. He took us everywhere - mountains to the sea, celebrity neighbourhoods, the last aqueducts, and so many places of interest. Jan was very friendly and accommodating. Great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the time we spent together. Good luck in all your future travels. JAN
Jan was simply great.. He arrived on time.. We have two chilldren 12 and 8.. He spoke with passion and knowledge on la.. And yes at a level that your boys got a lot out of his time. With us.. We covered all the areas we wanted.. Yes jan was flexible and we did our tour with input from jan. couldnot have have a better tour.. Really ally great many thanks to jan..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great comments. I'm glad your boys enjoyed the tour, and that your youngest did not drop his camera out the car window!
Ronald LucasUnited States
Jan was great. He gave us just what we wanted. He is an experienced and engaging tour guide
Jan was very knowledgeable of both the layout/geography as well as of the history of Los Angeles. In a half day, we managed to see virtually all of the main sights that we had wanted to see in LA and also gave us good tips and advice for additional places worth visiting in our remaining days in Los Angeles. He was also very punctual - a quality much appreciated by us. I would recommend Jan as a private tour guide to others without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elliot, Glad you enjoyed your time here, and thanks for the kind words. Were you able to get to the Getty in Malibu? Glad the weather started to cool. Please tell your wife, that I am waiting for some PEROGI. Yours, JAN