A Custom-Created Fully-Escorted Luxury Tour
(Limited to a maximum of 20 persons)


OUR EXPERT destination tour GUIDES
This tour will be guided by various Los Angeles architectural historians with the Los Angeles Conservancy,        
local historical societies and professional architectural organizations, as well as
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Each guide has extensive experience regarding
the work of L.A.'s most prolific architects and knowledge of L.A.'s eclectic neighborhoods and
their distinctive architectural styles which are reflective of different "periods" in L.A.'s history.

Snobby Tours
®, Inc. has custom-created the Itinerary for this Tour covering L.A.'s architectual history
which ranges in focus from extravagant mansions to opulent movie houses, from grand apartments
to elegant department stores, and from luxury hotels to utilitarian civic buildings.

Architects featured include:  Richard Neutra, R. M. Schindler, Greene & Greene,
Frank Lloyd Wright and his son Lloyd Wright, Julia Morgan, John Lautner, Meyer & Holler,
S. Charles Lee, Wallace Neff, I.M. Pei, Paul R. Williams, Jose Rafael Moneo, Arata Isozaki,
Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Myron Hunt, and others.

TOURING Highlights
(partial list subject to change)

Downtown L.A./Chinatown/Little Tokyo
Reflects all three centuries of L.A. architecture within about four square miles  -- the Victorian homes of
Angelino Heights (L.A.'s first suburb) and the Bradbury  Building (featured in the movie "Wolf", among others),
City Hall and the Civic Center,  Hearst's Herald Examiner Building (designed by Julia Morgan of Hearst Castle fame),
Lady of Angeles Cathedral, and the new Disney Performance Hall.

At one time populated by L.A.'s "old money", most particularly the Chandlers (owners of the L.A. Times
and upon whom the movie "Chinatown" is based),  restrictive covenants, and exclusive country clubs, Pasadena is filled with
early 20th century mansions and elegantly manicured grounds. Also known for having many Greene & Greene Craftsman-style
, the historic Langston Hotel, the Wrigley Mansion, and Old Town, Pasadena has also hosted
for over 50 years, an
annual Showcase House of Design making over a Old Pasadena mansion in April/May of each year.

Silver Lake/Hollywood
Known primarily for mid-20th century modern homes by Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright and
his son Lloyd Wright which overlook L.A.   
Opulent Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920's and '30's,
such as "The Egyptian" were built along Hollywood Boulevard where Hollywood royalty attended movie premiers.  
This area of L.A.has numerous structures designed by S. Charles Lee and Wallace Neff.

Hancock Park/Miracle Mile/West Hollywood/Beverly Hills
From the 1920's to the 1960's,  the architectural styles of Rudolf (R.M.) Schindler and Paul Williams
are heavily reflected in the
residences, hotels, department stores, and office buildings, and in the re-gentrification
and current
alternative uses for many historic-cultural landmarks in this section of L.A.

L.A. Westside/Brentwood/Santa Monica/Venice
Located 20-miles from Downtown L.A., "the Beach" was a Sunday drive for L.A. residents
in the early 20th century who built their
"beach houses" along the coastline.  The "Venice Canals" were designed to
emulate the canals of Venice, Italy, but literally became uninhabitable due to poor drainage until the 1970's.
Just as Pasadena was the domain of L.A.'s "old money", the "movie people" populated
"The Westside",
building their
motion picture studios, mansions and country clubs along Sunset Boulevard, near the Beverly Hills Hotel
and the UCLA campus. Homes which are "quintessentially" the 1950's and 1960's "ranch style" reflect the casual
L.A. lifestyle which takes advantage of the mild weather, merging the indoors and outdoors.

NOTE: Some evenings will be available for tour participants to attend optional theatre performances, concerts, etc.,
on their own, at the various L.A. performing arts venues.
A listing of current performances, location, seating availability and ticket pricing
may be obtained from the Hotel Concierge upon arrival.

This is one of our
Americana Heritage Tours
by Snobby Tours®,Inc.
Tours focusing on people, places and events
which have enriched America's culture, history and
national pride.
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Does Los Angeles have architecture which immediately is associated with the
"L.A. experience"?

Is there any particular architectural style which is "uniquely L.A."?

LOS ANGELES is the sum of all of its parts.  Its eclectic architecture
reflects its history -- larger than life, rooted in the fantasy of "the movies",
extravagant, self-indulgent, "over the top" and constantly "re-inventing"

Los Angeles has been driven by the entertainment industry for over 100 years
--  commencing with the "film business" which first came West in the early
20th century in search of year-round sunlight and mild weather.

By the 1920's, Adolph Zukor had built Paramount Studios, Louis B. Mayer was
filming westerns in the San Gabriel foothills, Harry Chandler was creating a
publishing empire, and orange groves were making way for freeways --
igniting L.A.'s unwavering love affair with the "movie biz" and the automobile.

With each decade in the 20th century, L.A.'s population exploded, the city
boundaries expanded, and imaginative, new architectural styles were created
to "fit the L.A. lifestyle".

This Snobby Tours®, Inc. Escorted Luxury Tour, limited to 20 persons,
has been scheduled to be concurrent with the
Annual Pasadena
Showcase House of Design
which supports symphonic, cultural and
educational music-oriented programs for youth, and with the
concurrent seasonal Festivals in and around the Los Angeles area
which focus upon L.A.'s architectural and cultural history.

If a minimum of 16 persons book this Tour,
a portion of Snobby Tours®, Inc.'s
net proceeds for this Tour will be donated,
at Snobby Tours®, Inc.'s sole discretion,
to various Los Angeles area non-profit organizations
that support local heritage preservation initiatives,
and/or cultural arts, performing arts and educational programs
for disadvantaged youth,
which Snobby Tours®, Inc. determines are in  
accordance with its Donative Mission.
Snobby Tours®' Top Hat Heritage Tour©

April 29-May 6, 2020
May 12-19, 2021

To inquire about availability of other dates for this Tour
To privatize this Tour "Just for You" By Special Request
please contact us directly.


is a Snobby Tours®' Top Hat Heritage Tour©

7 Days/ 6 Nights


$3,975.00 per person, Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $990.00

$4,475.00 per person, Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,290.00

(Tour is limited to a maximum of 20 persons)

Chauffeured land transportation for touring in and around Los Angeles
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure from LAX International;
Luxurious accommodations in a conveniently-located historic L.A. hotel;
Full Breakfast each morning, plus Lunch or Dinner included every day;
Private fine dining, wine tastings and wine-pairing events;
Evening concert and performing arts ticketing options available;
The professional guide services of architectural historians
and destination experts;
All additional destination tour guides, all custom-created       
private guided tours, all special venue admissions, and all event ticketing for
special programming and events included in the Itinerary;
All fuel surcharges, taxes, porterage, and gratuities
for included activities in Itinerary;
A Signature Snobby Tours® Gift Tote Bag

A Deposit of $1,500.00 will immediately secure your Reservation.

NOTE:  $500. of  your Deposit will be non-refundable in order to cover
administrative costs if,  for any reason, you cancel your
Reservation prior to or after Tour Departure Date.
Travel Protection Insurance is recommended.

The Full Balance on your applicable Tour Package Fee
is due on or by March 1.


Your Tour Package may also be paid in installments:

100% of your Tour Deposit is due upon booking.

After we receive your Tour Deposit, if you wish to pay
for your remaining Tour Package Balance
in convenient monthly installments,
please contact us for details and to make payment arrangements.

Reservations Close:  March 1

Deposits and Final Balances may be made by personal check,
cashier's check or money order, or by credit card.
NOTE:  A minimal additional surcharge of up to 3% may be assessed if you are paying by
credit card in order to cover credit card company surcharges.

Travel protection insurance coverage is recommended.
Snobby Tours®, Inc. is licensed to provide
Speciality Insurance-Travel
if you desire this optional coverage
for any of our custom tours.
The premium for your Travel Protection Insurance must be paid at
the same time as your Tour Deposit.

Snobby Tours®, Inc. Tour and Event General Policies apply to
all Itineraries and reservations.
Late Reservations are subject to availability.
"Early Bird" Reservation Discounts may NOT be combined with
any other discount, gift certificate or special promotion.
An additional 20% per person surcharge will be applied to
all late reservations made after March 1.

All itineraries herein have been custom-created by Snobby Tours®, Inc., and
are protected under applicable Copyright Law against copyright infringement.  
No itinerary may be copied nor used in any manner in whole or in part by any
person or entity without prior written consent from Snobby Tours®, Inc.


Each year, Snobby Tours®, Inc.'s Americana Heritage Tours division designates various nonprofit
heritage, cultural and arts organizations, sustainable agriculture growers, and "green" initiatives
relevant to each of our "Around the USA" Tours,
as possible recipients for donation of a portion of the net tour proceeds from the subject Tour,
provided that specified minimum booking requirements have been fulfilled for that particular Tour.
All such donations are strictly confidential and are protected by the Privacy Act.


Some aspects of the Tour itinerary may change, depending on  local conditions.  
Choice and selection of transportation, lodging and other Tour Components may vary depending upon final
Tour size and other factors, and generally do not affect Tour scheduling or published Tour fee.   
Trip arrival and return times are approximate, and may vary due to weather and/or other travel conditions.  
Where local or  other circumstances necessitate itinerary  variations and/or adjustments, such alterations are
adapted into the Tour and generally do not affect the published Tour fee.   
There is always at least one (1) designated meal per day which is part of the applicable Tour Package Price.
Specially pre-arranged Group Tour dining may or may not include desserts.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the Tour Package except when “samplings” or “tastings” are part of
specifically-designated food-pairing dining events.
Deviations during the Tour by any tour participant(s) from the stated Group Tour Itinerary are at the sole risk and
expense of such tour participant(s),  and Snobby Tours®, Inc. assumes no liability therefor.  
:Long-distance charges,  toll calls and/or Internet usage by tour participants while on Tour
are not covered in published Tour fee.  
Cancellations must be sent  in writing by certified mail to Snobby Tours®, Inc.  
Cancellation of a reservation prior to date of tour or event, a “no-show”, or an early return from the Tour or
event, may result in forfeiture of  100% of the individual published Tour fee or guaranteed group booking fee.
Trip cancellation/Trip interruption insurance coverage is highly recommended.  

See Snobby Tours®, Inc.’s Tour and Event General Policies herein for all terms and conditions of travel.
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