Bukowski

Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles Bus Tour

Esotouric Bus, at The Daily Dose (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

25 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Jim
1 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Oct 27 2007

you could really see the passion that the tour hosts had for the subject, they were witty and friendly and the tour was a great way to see parts of the city I was unaware of while learning history along the way

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4 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 27 2007

Amazing tour, thoughtfully executed with audio visual support, terrific research, and astonishing access to the sites, people, and liquor suppliers of Bukowski's world! I will gladly do more tours with Esotouric, and the things I learned, sights...continued

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23 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 14 2009

i got this as a gift for my dad, who's a big bukowski fan. we both enjoyed it. the only improvement i think could be made is knowing how much walking is involved. i had gone on another esotouric tour and there was no walking. my 76-year-old dad is...continued

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Goldstar Member
20 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

Bought a ticket for my husband-a huge Bukowski fan. He had a great time! It is definitely a tour geared to those who are fans. Not sure a "non-fan" would enjoy the scenery as it is in the rougher parts of Los Angeles. Great tour though!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Perfect on every level and quite fascinating!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 24 2010

The tour was very interesting. I learned a lot from the guide who was very knowledgeable on Bukowski and Fante.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

A must for any fan of Bukowski or of Los Angeles history.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

I took my friend as a birthday gift on this tour. It was a great way to see downtown LA and to get the background story on what made this writer so great. The bus was very comfortable, the stops were interesting and we both found the tour guides...continued

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

This tour was very interesting for me as I did not know much about the personal life of Charles Bukowski and after taking the tour I can say that the intimacy of the experience has inspired me to get more familiar with his work. The tour is a...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

I love this tour! Our hosts, the lovely husband and wife team of Richard and Kim, were highly knowleadgeable not only about Bukowski but also about the City of Los Angeles. Their passion and advocacy about preserving the city were apparent. Kudos...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 13 2010

Interesting to see the seedy side of life that he considered to be normal.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

A must for anyone who has ever been touched by Bukowski's work.
The tour MC's couldn't have been more knowledgeable.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

I took my boyfriend who is a Bukowski fan and he really enjoyed the tour. Knowing very little about Bukowski myself, I also enjoyed the experience. I recommend this tour.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 20 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the life of Charles Bukowski and The City of Los Angleles during his writing years. It's a little sad to see that many of the historic...continued

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

It's a good basic learning experience for those just starting to get familiar with Charles Bukowski. If you've read all his books and biographies, you might be a little bored. The highlights were a visit to Bukowski's old East Hollywood DeLongpre...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 27 2007

I found it to be quite interesting. Unfortunately, we did not hit all the spots on the tourguides' list due to war protests and road blockages, but the places we did go (library and post office in particular) had beautiful views and art. The...continued

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attended Jan 18 2014

The event was mediocre. The guides certainly had a passion for the subject, but I was surprised at how rough and at times inaccurate the information provided was considering this tour was apparently written 7 years ago. Notwithstanding that...continued

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Priscilla Miranda
10 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Mar 29 2014

This tour was terrible. I wanted to surprise my boyfriend because he's a huge Bukowski fan. All of the good reviews I read were very misleading. The tour was guided by Richard and his wife Kim. He was rude to her and the bus driver for most of the...continued

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