Where Los Angeles History Begins We Start a Private Tour
Our Custom Tour Guests Wish to Go All the Way Back
Our luxury SUV is not a Delorean and we cannot travel with our private Los Angeles tour guests forward or backward in time. However, we can visit historical sites in the city and use our storytelling skills and imagination to take them back to the earliest days of our great city. Back then it was a village of 50 people begun in a land occupied by the Tongva and Chumash Indians. Father Junipero Serra (now St. Junipero) had constructed the first of 21 missions several years earlier. In 1781 the small group of settlers settled on a name, “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula” (“The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River”). That is a bit longwinded and makes it difficult to address a letter or package so the name was shortened to Los Angeles. There remains a small village feeling in this part of downtown L.A. (DTLA) here at the city’s birthplace and Olvera Street, the adjacent historic plaza with colorful booths and tasty restaurant fare. Many city celebrations of many cultures are organized in this cherished location from which so much that Los Angeles is known today really started. Considering the massive changes the city has undergone through the 20 decades or so since its inception we find it amazing and wonderful that we can bring our luxury tour guests here for a look back in time to where it all started.