Private tour

Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Quick Culture LA
Private tour

Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Quick Culture LA
Likely to sell out

From US$ 150 per group up to 6

Likely to sell out

Explore the highlights of the Getty Center's permanent collection on this private guided tour. Uncover the secrets of works of art representing different time periods at an iconic location in LA.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Journey through time on your tour from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century.
  • Marvel at stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles and relax in charming gardens
  • Learn the life stories of the famous artists whose works are in the Getty Center
  • See works by Da Vinci, Degas, Monet, and Rembrandt with an art historian guide
  • Be amazed by the unfamiliar and learn of unknown and interesting facts
Full description

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and discover facts and revelations about the architecture and J. Paul Getty in addition to the impressive art collection. See works by Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Bernini, Monet and van Gogh.

Meet your guide at the Getty Museum Tram or in the Front Entrance to the Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want an overview the highlights of every period of art.

Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to paintings from the Middle Ages to the late nineteenth century’s post-Impressionism.

Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy the best panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each gallery, you will be amazed by "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and the future as you discover little-known facts about them.

As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why and how so many nudes are featured and how symbolism was used before the masses became literate. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and objects that were not from their country!

After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

  • Getty Center entrance ticket (the price includes museum admission tickets which will be emailed upon booking)
  • Tour guide
  • Listening devices (for groups of 6 or more)
  • Gift for kids over 6 years of age (with 1-hour tour option)
  • Parking fee ($20 per car)
  • Drinks and snacks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet directly at The Getty. Your guide will be sending you specific meeting instructions and other important information prior to your tour date.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • No audio guide is provided. Assisted Listening Devices that are UV-sanitized for groups of 6 or more or by request are provided at no charge
  • Strollers, as well as wheelchairs, are provided by The Getty at no charge
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Although short in time, we added the Getty tour in our schedule and the whole experience paid off. Ellen our tour guide customised the tour to our needs and our 4 children were really eager to participate and actively follow. Ellen was lively, sweet and pinpointed details that kept them focused and intrigued throughout. She even offered them small gifts at the end of the tour! PS. The building is a gem. Unfortunately we could not see much of it and the surrounding area in this unprecedented foggy afternoon but we will be definitely returning.

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January 1, 2023

The Getty museum is spectacular. The building and location are amazing. And the collection is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Ellen. She is great. We travelled with three teenagers and they also loved her 2 hour tour and stayed focussed on her great stories for the whole period. Highly recommended!

October 20, 2022

It was a wonderful tour. Our guide was on time and extremely knowledgeable about the Getty and fine art. She was very patient and answered all of our questions…..would do this again with her if the opportunity comes again.

September 22, 2022

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