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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 29 November 2013

Art and Architecture at the Getty in Los Angeles

The steps at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles

Our Private Tour Does Museums

The film industry uses the term “cover set” to mean an alternate indoor or protected film location to be used in the case of inclement weather on any given shooting day.  Los Angeles is a mecca for filming, in fact, became the film capitol known as Hollywood in part because of its excellent weather.  However, while they say it never rains in California, it does.  It pours.  But, not often.  The film industry has its cover sets and we offer our private tour guests – museums.  Of the myriad museums close to our general touring vicinity one of our favorites is the Getty Museum.  As much a work of art on the outside as what you will see on the gallery walls, this grand art facility offers spectacular views from around its Brentwood acreage and fine ongoing and visiting exhibits inside.  Noted for its art conservation efforts the museum is a global resource in this area.  A trip to the Getty Museum, or its ocean front predecessor, the Getty Villa, is a fine inclusion into any custom luxury tour around Los Angeles no matter what the weather is.

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Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 14 March 2013

A Bit of Rome in Los Angeles – Getty Villa

Aerial photo of Getty Villa in Los Angeles

A Great Aerial Photo from our Los Angeles Tour

Approaching Malibu along the shoreline we look down from our helicopter to see the incredible structure that is the Getty Villa.  This museum houses the Getty antiquities collection consisting of more than 44,000 statues and artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece and Etruria (whence Etruscan).  From this vantage point our private Los Angeles tour guests can see the grounds, gardens and amphitheater of this fine art destination where they can later go to enjoy several guided tours.  The museum opened in 2006 and provides a perfect complement to the J. Paul Getty Museum looming high above the villa in the Santa Monica Mountains (though readily accessible from the 405 Freeway).  If you are a devotee of glass art you will want to visit the Getty Villa to see the Oppenländer collection of ancient glass now on exhibit.  Our 3-hour ground tour (part of a combination Los Angeles helicopter and ground tour) can take you back past the Getty Villa on a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu.

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