CULTURAL TOURS

Los Angeles is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It's only fitting that we design specialty tours that explore our city's diversity. Join us on one of our  tours and become immersed in an entirely new culture. From history, to neighborhoods, to food, these tours are always a learning experience, and fun!

 

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LA China Town

 

Highlights of the Los Angeles Chinatown tour:

  • A visit to the Chinese American Museum

  • Gourmet Chinese luncheon

  • A visit to Los Angeles Chinatown

  • A visit to a local Chinese Buddhist temple

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Taste of Mexico

In Los Angeles we have had Mexican-American mayors and currently have the largest Latino population in the country, but few Angelino’s know that our city boosts the first museum dedicated to telling the story of Los Angeles' Mexican origins, and recognizing different Mexican-American contributions to the city. Today’s tour pays tribute to the complex histories and identities of Mexicans, Californians, Mexican-Americans and Chicanos: from, politicians, musicians to the 44 settlers who arrived from Mexico in 1781 to establish the city of Los Angeles. Not only will we learn fascinating Mexican/Los Angeles history on our journey will stop at 4 incredible taco stands, have a fabulous Mexican desert and visit a landmark Mexican bakery. 

Highlights of this tour:

  • An in-depth look at historical Olvera Street

  • A viewing of the Siqueiros -America Tropical Mural

  • A gourmet Mexican luncheon

  • A visit to the Mexican American Cultural Center

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Taste of India
You don't have to travel to India to experience the architectural wonders of a magnificent Hindu temple. Located in Chino Hills, Ca, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a traditional / spectacular Hindu place of worship in our own backyard. The Mandir is situated on a 20-acre site, complete with 91 foot lotus-shaped reflection pond, a cultural center, gymnasium and classrooms and is the largest Hindu temple and cultural center in Southern California.
Highlights of this tour:
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Indian Mandir Temple

  • A traditional Indian lunch

  • An in-depth look at the Hindu culture

  • A visit to Little India and time for shopping.

 

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Stained Glass Tour

 

This fun excursion takes us on a quest for stained glass. Stained glass is a beautiful art form, and our city has some wonderful examples. In our churches we will see elegant Tiffany glass, imported German glass from the city’s first cathedral, and locally inspired masterpieces and if that is not enough we will see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, magnificently recreated in stained glass at Forest Lawn Glendale" The highlight of today's adventure is our visit to a working stained glass studio. On our stained glass tour we have a special lunch planned at El Portal. So great food, beauty and fun await you onthis wonderful tour.

Highlights of this tour:

  • A stop at the Cathedral of our lady of the Angels

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Judson stained-glass studio

  • A stop at Forest Lawn

  • A delicious lunch

  • A look at Tiffany stained-glass

Taste of Japan

 

“Ethnic enclaves,” such as Chinatown, Highland Park and Little Tokyo, have been a part of the diverse and multicultural history of Los Angeles from its inception. The history of these communities in many cases follows the development and history of Los Angeles. Little Tokyo in particular remains an active commercial, social, cultural, religious and historical community center with a history of 120 years in Los Angeles. Not only will we learn the rich history of little Tokyo we will also visit a beautiful Buddhist temple, the Los Angeles Flower Mart, The Japanese American Museum and have a fabulous Japanese meal.

Highlights of tour:

  • A visit to the Japanese-American Museum

  • A visit to historic Little Tokyo

  • A visit to a Japanese Buddhist temple

  • A delicious Japanese luncheon

 

Danish Days in L.A.

 

Solvang isn’t the only local place to get the full Danish experience! Come join us as we take you to a traditional Danish Village Church with the elegance of a small castle. Our day is guided by Pastor Anne-Grethe Krogh Nielsen, as she introduces you to Danish culture, and some of the unique Danish artifacts that the church houses. This tour will leave you feeling like an honorary Dane!

Highlights of this tour:

  • The history of the Danish community in Los Angeles

  • The Danish American cultural center

  • A traditional Danish meal

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Danish Lutheran Church

 

Faithfully Yours

 

Aimee Semple McPherson, sister, trailblazer, entertainer. Learn all about this remarkable women as we travel to the Foursquare Heritage Center. A docent-led tour will take us inside her famed temple, and give us a sneak peek at her controversial personal life. Lunch will be a grand buffet at one of the oldest hotels in downtown Los Angeles, followed by a stop at two of the area's most elegant houses of worship,  The ornate 'Saint Sophia's" Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and the stunning Saint Vincent DePaul church.

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Angeles Temple

  • Gourmet luncheon and brief walking tour of the historic Biltmore Hotel

  • A visit to the historic Saints Vincent de Paul Church

  • A visit to the historic St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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Van Nuys, CA 91406

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