Myself, my two teenage sons and my sister where given a great tour by Jan of LA. Along with seeing all the major sites, Jan passed on his extensive knowledge of the areas history which gave us a perspective of how the city evolved over time. We had lunch in a iconic diner that is not on the usual tourist trail. Jan is a engaging and knowledgeable guide and I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for a tour that is out of the big tour group box.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had a good time. I enjoyed your company. JAN
Elzie TurnerUnited States
Jan is a super tour guide. Enjoyed the tour and saw a lot of things and places that you could not have seen on a tour bus. If we ever get back to Los Angles will book with Jan and maybe spend two or three days touring the Los Angles area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elsie, Glad you enjoyed the out of the way places. Thanks for the endorsement Jan
Stacey LaRoyUnited States
Jan was pleasant & easy to talk to and coordinate with. He had extensive & detailed knowledge of the area, including some uncommon fun facts. He was flexible and patient. He gave us some great suggestions (in planning emails and in person as the day went on) to help us make the most of our tour. He grew up in Los Angeles and has spent most of his life around there so knows many of the ups and downs & in and outs of how the area has grown & changed over the last 100 or so years. I'd definitely suggest Jan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stacey, Thank you for your wonderful words. Appreciate it
My wife and I really enjoyed our day with Jan Patrick. Especially appreciated seeing sights that the regular tours would bypass. His knowledge of Los Angeles and its history were impressive. If you want to immerse yourself in Los Angeles and the movie industry we highly recommend and daylong tour with Jan Patrick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron, Thanks so much for the wringing endorsement. Glad you enjoyed out time together. I got a kick out of seeing Frank Zappa's and Joni Mitchel's homes. Yours, JAN PATRICK
Krishnaraj SubramaniamUnited States
Jan is a wonderful man. Very informative and knows Los Angeles thoroughly. More than a guide, he was a great companion. Thank you my friend for the wonderful memories. Hope to meet you soon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Krishna, Thank you so much for the kind words. We will meet again. JAN
Shelly ParkerUnited States
Jan was Fantastic! He has so much knowledge on Los Angeles and its history. We learned far more than we ever thought we would. He might us promptly at the hotel. He kept the tour very interesting and we saw so much of LA and the surrounding areas. I highly recommend him and would tour with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelly, Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. Glad the you learned more than you imagined. Hope to see you again. Yours, JAN
Jaco ViviersSouth Africa
Very informative, friendly and professional. Thank you very much for a pleasant trip!
Darren HuebnerUnited States
This tour is a must! You see so much of Los Angeles and Jan is an awesome tour guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great words. Glad that you had a wonderful time.
Karen Mitchell-mellorUnited Kingdom
Would say 5 out of 5, the guide and tour was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. You guys were amazing Jan
Shashi MattaUnited States
Jan was a terrific tour guide, very accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable. We were a group of 5 and he rented a large SUV for us. It was very comfortable tour. Jan and I corresponded the previous day and I sent him a list of sights / attractions and requested him to customize the tour a d plan the order of visits. We did everything we wanted to, and then some. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour with Jan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stashi Glad you had a great time in Los Angeles. Hope your students enjoyed the dinner at Gladstones, and that your journey up the coast was wonderful. Thanks for the endorsement. Yours, GOGO
Russell Boots-TaylorUnited Kingdom
There is nothing like a personal tour to give you the fulllowfown on the cities around you. We had provided a list of the sorts of things we wanted to cover and Jan made sure these were fully covered. He was very informative and answered any questions we threw at him (and there were plenty). I would wholeheartedly recommend a personal tour with Jan to anybody visiting LA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russell, Thank you so much for all the wonderful words. I am glad we were able to complete as planned and that you a safe trip back to London. Yours, JAN PATRCK
Arlene K.United States
Good general city tour. Guide is knowledgeable. Be prepared to get in and out of a 2 door vehicle. Be prepared with quarters for parking meters if stopping. Would recommend this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the endorsement. Sorry about the quarters. JAN
Gabe MillerUnited States
Jan P. is a really good guy. He's smart and eclectic. He's well rounded and inherently sympathetic. His appreciation for local history is contagious, as is his knowledge of film lore. My son and I agreed that four stars would be appropriate. Best, Gabe Miller
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great words. And your generosity. Yours, JAN PATRICK
Donna McGeeUnited States
Gogo was a very upbeat tour guide. He showed us all the sides of Los Angeles and even dropped us off at the Dodgers game despite traffic. We learned a lot and had a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Glad the traffic to Dodger Stadium did drive you crazy, like it did me. Our afternoon in Beverly Hills was wonderful, even though the service at the restaurant was not up to par. Will have to rethink Villa Blanca. Thanks again for your generosity Yours, JAN PATRICK
Alan DeitelUnited States
Jan give a great tour. He is very knowledgeable about the area particularly the movie industry. He picked us up on time and took us places no tour bus would travel. I would recommend Jan for you LA tour. Based on Jan I will use this tour service again on my next vacation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thank so much for your kind words. Glad you had a great time, and thanks again for your generosity. Yours, JAN
Jan was a great guide. We gave Jan an idea of the types of things that we wanted to see and left the tour pretty much up to him. He had great local knowledge and was an interesting person to talk to. We certainly covered a lot of area in the 8 hours. Would highly recommend Jan to anyone wanting someone who knows Los Angeles so well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. Remember I look forward to seeing your daughter on the cover of Australian Vogue!
Claudia T.United States
Jan gave us a wonderful all day tour of Los Angeles. He even went overtime by 45 minutes so we could see Venice Beach. Highlights included gravesites of celebrities and an up-close look at the Hollywood sign. It was informative, fun, and the time flew by. I highly recommend Jan for anyone wanting to get a feeling for the culture and personality of Los Angeles. Even my picky 14 year old son enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Claudia, Thanks so much for the ringing endorsement. I am glad to hear that your son enjoyed it also, and that WE were able to get him off his phone! Hope you enjoyed the train ride home. JAN
We had a fantastic day with Jan. He arrived early to collect us from the ship which we had not long departed so it was perfect timing. His knowledge of LA was second to none, informative & knowledgeable. He was flexible with the places we went & how long we spent at each place. Jan's commentary gave a whole new dimension to LA that we had never seen before & made our visit more meaningful. I highly recommend spending the day with Jan in his home town.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Glad you and Joe had a great time. We had fun, and I hope all your future journeys give you as much pleasure, Yours, JAN
Aidan O'ByrneUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aidan, Thanks for the endorsement. JAN
Penny RaymerUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Jan! Being from LA we got to see sites that we always drive by and dont know much about he is very knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the endorsement. Appreciate is very much. Glad you a wonderful time. Yours, JAN
Gregory LayneUnited States
GREAT TOUR!!! Has lots of suggestions of "must dos" while in the area. Had a wonderful time. Worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful comments. Glad you enjoyed my suggestions. Good luck in all your future travels.
Sean ReidUnited States
If you can put up with our family for 8 hours you can put up with anything. We had an amazing and insightful trip and would book Jan again in a second.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sean, Thanks for the ring of endorsement. Your family was wonderful to be with. Even the driver enjoyed meeting you. "My kind of people", he said. Good luck with all your future plans.
Julian TaylorUnited Kingdom
What a fantastic experience. For The same money as a bus tour we got a personal tour of Los Angeles. We went to the places we went to see and had a great lunch in a less touristy place. The guide was superb and knowledgable; the spot he took us to for the Hollywood sign was worth the price on its own. I would recommend tours by locals, and jean Patrick to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julian, Thanks for the wonderful review. Im glad you had a great time, and remember the thrill you got from being so close to the sign. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey in California. Please say hello to your wife and children. GO SCOTLAND!