• Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 22.00 View price calendar

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Explore Los Angeles’ vibrant past and glamorous downtown on a 2-hour walking tour through the heart of the city. See the murals and vaulted ceiling at Union Station, browse souvenirs as you stroll historic Olvera Street, then visit the concert halls, cathedral and park that have reenergized downtown L.A. Climb the famous Bunker Hill steps for unforgettable views of the city, and see the site of the Angels' Flight funicular, which once ferried Los Angeles’ elite into the city’s most sought after neighborhood.


  • Guided, 2-hour walking tour of downtown L.A.
  • See the city with a local guide
  • Experience California's vivid history
  • Perfect first-time overview of downtown

What You Can Expect

Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour

Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens

Customer Reviews

Andrew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

An excellent walking tour of downtown LA. Not too long a journey and a very friendly guide!

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Excellent tour! Aaron was a great guide! Interesting and informative. Saw a variety of sites and learned a lot about local history. Even though it was hot, found shade in each location as we walked.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was a really fun day and the price is great. I had fun and got to see things that I haven't seen even though I live in Pasadena.

Beverley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide was knowledgable and give us interesting tipbits of the history of LA

liliana c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a very nice experience, better than i expected. Neel, the guide was very knowladgeble, and fun. I will take other tours with him in the future.
Highly recomMend this trip.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We saw more than expected and the guide was informative and engaging.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I visited downtown Los Angeles for work and I stayed at the LA Live JW Marriott. One of the days, I woke up and realized that I had some spare time. I googled tours for downtown LA and came across Neel's Downtown LA Walking Tours site. I booked two of his tours back-to-back. It was the best decision I made because these two tours were amazing. Neel not only shows you sites in downtown, but he gives you the stories behind each site and how downtown has gradually become a thriving part of town. The Beginnings Tour is wonderful because you learn and see how LA was founded. Neel even helps you imagine what downtown LA looked like all those years ago. Definitely check out this tour!!

Debra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed it and the guide was excellent.

Val M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

Very knowledgeable and professional guide, covered a lot of distance in a two hour tour. Could of slowed once in awhile when clients wanted to take photos.

inails Australia

4 star rating: Recommended May 2017

Great overview of the down town area, informative and very interesting. Our guide was great with offering advice on things to do and see around the area.
Recommend this tour for repeat visitors to see a different side of Los Angeles.

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