Jan is a true professional, he has a wealth of knowledge of LA and surrounding areas, let us customise our tour to suit our needs and knows the sites/places to visit that other tour groups don't know. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you for the great words.
Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable and FUN tour guide!! I opted for my tour to be led by Jan and I was not disappointed!!! I was shown unique places with background history and tidbits of interest (and a bit of goss!) which made for a fun interesting day. I felt relaxed and safe the entire time, and Jan was more than accommodating if I wanted to stop or spend a bit more time at a sight. Highly recommend this tour and the awesome tour guide, you will not be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment. Glad the day met your expectations. SUR was an experience for both of us.
Douglas ThomasUnited Kingdom
Our guide for the day was Jan, or GOGO as he likes to be called. What can I say? He was the best person we could possibly have picked, he was very well informed on the movie industry in L.A. and as he originates locally he was able to take us off the beaten track so to speak. Nothing was too much trouble and he had a nice manner about him also. Thanks GOGO for a very memorable day, you're the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great words. Glad you enjoyed the day.
Nicholas WhitingUnited Kingdom
An excellent tour. Jan was on time and an entertaining guide with many stories from a colourful life and knowledgeable about film industry history. We made great detours to see out of the way to see features like Marilyn's cemetery. It was car based with only a couple stops along the way including Venice beach and for lunch. Took very few photos from the car With hindsight, I might have preferred just a brief snack rather than the nice restaurant visited, just because our time in the city was so limited
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed our time together.
Sandra StevensUnited States
Jan was FANTASTIC!!!! He really knew his way around Hollywood and Los Angeles. Not only did he know all the places to be, he know all the stories behind all the places. He's definitely the tour guide to choose!! We would choose him a hundred times over again and again!!!! Thank you so much for such and informative and fun day. "GoGo was the BEST!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the ringing endorsement.
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
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.
We did a beach tour with Gogo, and he was simply GREAT. He was 15 min early to pick us up from our hotel and drove us to the airport as promised. He is knowledgable, professional and, at the same time, kind and caring. He made us (including my parents who do not speak English much and my daughter who is 7) feel very comfortable and tried very hard to meet our needs/wishes during the tour. If we go down to LA again, we will definitely try to do another tour with Gogo and would highly recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful endorsement.
Tom CroskeyUnited States
This tour was amazing! We only had one day to fit in many sights in the LA Area. Jan Patrick (JP) was extremely knowledgeable...we very much enjoyed his sharing of history of the area and sights. JP took us to all the popular sights...Downtown, Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive for shopping, famous stars homes, San Monica Pier, Venice beach and canals, Brea Tar Pits. Also he took us to many interesting areas of town that we would not have ever known about. Outstanding tour...we highly recommend this guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great words. They mean more to me than you can imagine. JAN
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.
Joelyn JohnsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Five stars mean everything. Thanks.
Paul YoungUnited States
Great Tour Guide! Very knowledgeable. We had a great time! I will recommend him to anyone that is coming to Los Angeles!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the wonderful words.
Wilma LipmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the seal of approval. Jan
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
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
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
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
Jan is an amazing guide. His first challenge was to cater to 3 generations of women ranging from 18 to "let's say much older". We only had 1 full day in Los Angeles and so glad we spent that taking a tour with Jan. We all had an amazing day, saw and learnt so much from a gentleman with an astounding knowledge of Los Angeles. Thank you so much Jan. Don't hesitate to take this tour you won't be disappointed.
Thank you so much. Jan/Gogo was amazing! He took our parents, 84 and 76 on a day tour of Los Angeles while they were on a stop over at LAX. He collected them and dropped them off at LAX. They had the most wonderful time and Gogo looked after them so wonderfully. He was great at communicating before the tour and even sent a photo to me after. We can't wait to book him again! Thank you so so very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your parents were such a joy. Great conversation. Hope they have a great time in Australia JAN
Stephen GardnerUnited Kingdom
Jan is a terrific guide with a vast knowledge of the area. The day we spent with him was really enjoyable and informative. He cannot do enough for you. Highly recommended.
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
Shauneen TaylorUnited Kingdom
Jan was a fantastic and extremely knoweldgable host. His tour was absolutely perfect, he was very accommodating especially as a couple of our party were not feeling to good. I would not hesitate to recommended Jan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shauneen, Thank you for your wonderful words. Hope the "upsetness" did not spoil the rest of your journey. JAN
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
William BagnuoloHurst, TEXAS, United States
We felt very sorry for Jan due to his severe condition. 90 percent of tour locations were missed due to Jan's illness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry the second day was a disaster. Obviously the "show must go on" was not appropriate.
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.
Peggy KentUnited States
He was great. Considerate knew the city well did what we wanted. He was a generally really nice person who cared. Was not just a job for him
Jaco ViviersSouth Africa
Very informative, friendly and professional. Thank you very much for a pleasant trip!
our to was from cruise terminal san pedro L.A. to Malibu, Santa Monica,Venice and a side trip for shopping. Gogo was the perfect guide and responded to every request we had. A wonderful tours thanks tò Gogo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maurice, Thank you for the wonderful words. You guys were great. "Break a leg". JAN
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
John FerreiraUnited States
We were extremely pleased with our Junior Personal Tour of LA. Our tour guide Jan did an outstanding job and was the reason for a successful tour. Jan was so knowledgeable about LA and provided us with a unique insight to each and every phase of the tour. Because of Jan, our tour of LA ranks as the best tour we have ever experienced. Will highly recommend this tour to all who visit LA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, So happy that you had a great time with me. Hope the rest of your journeys are as fun. Thanks JAN
William PlowmanUnited States
What an awesome day. From the beaches to Hollywood. Just an fantastic experience. Our group was thoroughly amazed with the knowledge of Gogo, our tour guide. He absolutely knew the areas like the back of his hand. My hats off to you sir! We thank you for the all the information you provided and all the wonderful places we where able to visit. Just a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Glad you had a perfect day. We aim to please. Thanks for the compliment, Yours, GOGO
Jo WilliamsUnited Kingdom
We were only in LA for 2 days and were with Jan for a day. We truly got a feel for the city, saw all the sights we wanted to but also a lot of areas we didn't know about. This along with a lot of local history and stories meant we felt we had spent quality time rather than wasting time getting to tourist traps.
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
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.
Donald WalkerUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Jan seeing the sights of downtown Los Angeles. He is an extremely knowledgeable and thoroughly pleasant guide, and his tour was the highlight of our weekend in Los Angeles. I highly recommend the downtown Los Angeles tour for anyone who may be new to the area or who wants to learn more about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald, Thanks so much for the wonderful words. Glad that you had a great time and that we were able to give "our blessings" to the castle in the sky. JAN
Gerald PhilsonLakelland, FL, United States
Jon Patrick was a very knowledgeable guide and showed us a lot of LA in a very limited time. Our stop at the Chinese Theatre was terrific, as well as going through the Hollywood Hills. I was a little disapoint4ed in doing the tour in a 2 door sedan as the back seat was a little crowded and I could not see or take pictures of all that I wanted.
Very enjoyable tour. Jan had a wealth if knowledge about the history of LA, the hidden gems of the city and all the current hotspots. Never a dull moment on our 7 hour tour felt
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much for the great words. Your kindness will always be remembered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Appreciate it. JAN
Donald AllenUnited States
Jan was excellent. His knowledge of LA, the movie industry, and the beaches made this a very informative and interesting tour. Jan was so easy to work with, I recommend him for anyone. Our group included senior citizens with mobility limitations and Jan's tour made excellent accommodations for our group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your wonderful words. Glad you had a great time, and again thank you so much for your generosity. JAN
Kevin K.Henderson, NV, United States
My husband & I had such a fun and entertaining day touring with Jan. I never expected to see as much as we did. He is a font of knowledge and shares it with you in an entertaining fashion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful words. Glad you had a fun time. 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
Ed WollesUnited States
Great guy. Very knowledgeable & passionate about LA history. We had him going to extra stops, and went two hour over, but he was never concerned about the time, or extra money for it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed, Thanks so much for your kind words. JAN
Jan was an outstanding tour guide. His historical knowledge of L.A. is very complete. From geography, to human history to the entertainment scene, he knew everything and knew how to get around the city efficiently. He was very friendly to my students and captured their attention with his enthusiasm and story-telling. I would highly recommend Jan as a school group guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for such a wonderful review. Glad that students enjoyed themselves. Yours, JAN
Elisabeth Hemnes AanensenNorway
Jan Patrick is a great tourguide. We sent a list of things that we wanted to see, and Jan made a perfect plan for the afternoon. He had a lot of knowledge about Los Angeles, and he was very flexible and serviceminded. Thank you for a great tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Glad you had a great time JAN
John PetersonUnited States
Jan brought LA to life for us....great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great words. Had a wonderful morning also.
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
David Milne-smithUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thanks for the great rating. Hope New Zealand is going just as you had wished. Say hello to England for me. Yours, JAN
Elliot ChremUnited States
My wife and I were 1st time visitors to LA and spent our first day in the city with Jan. I gave him a list of everything we wanted to see (it was a long list) and we were able to cover everything and more! He thoroughly knows his way around and is super knowledgeable about LA and it's history. Totally professional. He provided a great overview. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elliot, I was blown away by your comments. Thanks so much. Hope the rest of your time in Los Angeles was wonderful. Yours, 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
Helen GordonUnited Kingdom
Jan was very flexible, knowledgable and helpful. I cannot rate him highly enough to be honest. Lovely guy who knows his stuff!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen, Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed our time together. Yours 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
Simon DaviesWellingborough, SELECT ONE, United Kingdom
Thank-you to Jan Patrick for a super tour around the beaches of LA. Thanks for all your insight and knowledge. A joy to spend a day with you in some great places! Best wishes. Simon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad I could spend the day with you. Thanks for the super words. Yours, JAN PATRICK
Charlene HoltzhauzenSouth Africa
Jan was an excellent guide, very informative and accommodating. He went out of his way to make the tour very exciting and the added humor was a welcome bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the walk. My calves were killing me for some reason. Jan
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
Phyllis G.United States
Jan was an exceptional guide, taking our group of 6 wherever we asked to go. He met us at the dock early and explained all sites thoroughly. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis, Thank you so much for the ring of endorsement. Glad to had a wonderful time. Yours, GOGO
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
Richard G.United States
We were very fortunate to have Jan Patrick as our tour guide. He was polite, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. It was a great experience for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you were able to enjoy your time with me. Yours, JAN
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
Debbie ToddUnited States
Very knowledgeable about the movie industry. Also provided some interesting history of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your support
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
Yvette GafenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your support
Jan had a great depth of knowledge, provided fantastic history of LA and each area within it. He knew his way around very well. Jan is very personable and It was great to feel like a friend was showing us around rather than a manufactured tour. Great for a family when you need to adapt to the needs of the kids and you have the car to yourself. Great value for money compared with other private tours and I can't imagine getting a better tour. I would highly recommend Jan to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, Thanks so much for the wonderful words. Your family was great to be with and you should be so proud of your children. I'm glad I was able to be part of your vacation. 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
We really enjoyed the tour. Jan was extremely accommodating and very informed. Took us to locations we would have never found on our own or with the larger tour companies. Definitely worth it!!! Highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kate for the great words. Now I look forward to Leon giving me a tour of space! JAN
Carol HarlanUnited States
Great tour with informative guide. Very flexible with six hour schedule and sights. Excellent driver. He was very helpful with pre-tour questions. Quick response. Four of us learned a lot. Highly recommend both ToursByLocals, and our guide, Jan. Well worth it, and would do it again... Carol
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Thanks so much for the endorsement. Combined with Judy's post, I am blushing! Yours, JAN
Chris YoungUnited Kingdom
Jan Patrick is a very knowledgable and fun guy. He really packed in the tour with all the usual landmarks plus many very interesting ones that we would never have seen without him. His knowledge is incredible and very informative. Above all the tour was fun and enjoyable and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone!
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
Patti FieldsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 stars. Glad you a great time. JAN
Bill BinderUnited States
Jan Patrick was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. He was knowledgeable of the area, friendly and extremely professional. We would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Thanks so much for those encouraging words. Hope the rest of your journeys are everything you want them to be. Yours, JAN
Michele TrunfioUnited States
Jan was an excellent tour guide. He was very informative and engaging. We saw a lot of the LA area and neighborhoods and he even took us to a few places that we requested. I would definitely recommend hiring him to anyone visiting LA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, Thanks so much for the endorsement. Glad that you had a great time. Yours, JAN
A great tour by Jan who filled in at the last moment. Reallly got a feel for Los Angeles with all of Jan's information and insight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill, Thanks for the encouraging words. Glad you had a great time. Yours, JAN
Trish KeohaneUnited States
Jan was an amazing historian of LA and introduced us to some hidden areas of LA that will remain in my memories. He was well worth a full day tour. He was generous in his time, his chivalry and most importantly, attention to my daughter and my specific needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. Never been called chivalrous before! JAN
Gene FerrisUnited States
Outstanding tour guide, Jan, with deep understanding of the area and attractions Very helpful and pleasant
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your words. Yours, JAN
Ralph BeshoUnited States
Tour couldn't have been better. Tailored on the fly to our wishes. Very knowledgeable, intelligent & engaging. Careful driver, a big plus on the winding canyon roads, not only knew the neighborhoods we visited, but the history behind them. Movie buff with a lot of Hollywood anecdotes. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ralph, Thanks so much for a great review. Didn't even realize about the canyon roads. Thanks for that point. 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!
Wow what a great experience! I had a long layover at LAX and decided to book this very spur of the moment....so glad I did. Jan is a wonderful guide and a real gentleman - he has a wealth of knowledge about LA, and will delight you with his stories and anecdotes. It was completely personalised and nothing was too much trouble...he even spent an extra hour with me before taking me back to my terminal at LAX. If you have some spare time and want to see LA with a real pro I would highly recommend Jan! John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thanks so much for your ringing endorsement. I enjoyed the last minute experience also. Hope your Charlotte plan comes through. Yours, JAN
Dean SlyeUnited States
Robin in the office booked this tour for us totally last minute and found us a guide within an hour which was amazing. Thank you to the office for making this happen. What was best about the experience was the tour. Our guide was Jan who was raised here and completely made our day. He showed us old school LA that you would never see on a tour bus. More importantly...just a great person. His historical knowledge and his kind demeanor was worth more than what we paid for. Thank you Jan! See you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dean, Thank you so much. I hoped you enjoyed your breakfast at Killers. Did you feel the spirit of "The Class of '71"? We had our high school graduation breakfast there when it was the Lobster House! Glad you enjoyed the Marina. Hope to see you again. Yours, JAN
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
Donny SequinUnited States
Jan Patrick was a delightful, engaging, and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend him without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donny, Thanks for the support. Hope you had a great time in China. Yours, JAN
Jesus MoraUnited States
Jan provided an exceptional tour of L.A.. He will tailor your tour based on what you are interested in. Thanks to Jan I got to see movie studios, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Also got to go to the Hollywood sign and later to Venice Beach. Is was a full day tour that was fun and interesting. Jan provided great insights in the areas we saw. He did a top notch job, I really recommend his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jesus, Thanks for the wonderful endorsement. I was jealous of all the places you mentioned that you had a travelled to. Maybe one day I will make Vietnam! Yours, 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
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
Gail MillerUnited States
Our tour of Los Angeles was definitely a Wow! Jan Patrick was quite knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, that we were interested in seeing and gave us in depth information regarding the history and architecture of Los Angeles. He is very personable and fun to be with. We would highly recommend him. Five stars for Jan Patrick!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, WOW and thanks for such a wonderful review. Yours, JAN
Having been to Los Angeles several times and doing tours by other companies we still felt we had missed out on important places to see. We made the right decision choosing Jan Patrick. We certainly were not disappointed. Jan Patrick would have to be the best guide we have ever had. He told a story about LA that was interesting and fascinating. We saw places we had only read about. We can thoroughly recommend Jan for any tour in the area. Thank you Jan for a great day and a perfect tour.
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
Ed TaylorUnited States
I cannot begin to thank Jan Patrick enough for his informative, relaxing, and most enjoyable tour. Although a couple of places we wanted to visit were unexpectedly closed, Jan Patrick went out of his way to make sure we saw plenty, and he went above and beyond to be sure we got MORE than our money's worth!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed, Thanks so much for your kind words. Enjoyed seeing the final resting places of many of the stars that we laughed about. Hope to see you again. JAN
Monica Oldenbourg KeckGruenwald, United States
Jan, born and raised in LA was full of interesting information! Book him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I love the German straightforwardness. Thanks JAN
We loved out tour with Jan. Despite the shorter daylight hours, Jan tailored the tour to give us plenty of highlights of Hollywood and surrounding suburbs and villages. His knowledge and stories were fascinating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thanks so much for your words. I'm glad it worked out even though the sun was setting. I know the donuts from Randy's helped along the way. JAN
This was a fantastic tour that I can thoroughly recommend.Jan was very knowledgeable and made the effort to make sure we seen what we wanted plus more. Mike
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Your endorsement is greatly appreciated. Thanks 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
Rachel KnightUnited Kingdom
It was the perfect way to kill a few hours in LA & will be in touch again should we ever find ourselves in LA!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had a great time. Enjoyed hearing stories about England.