Rated by 35 members
Lorraine Viade
Review from Lorraine Viade
Red Velvet 50 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Nicole C.
Review from Nicole C.
87 events 34 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Denise Sacks
Review from Denise Sacks
33 events 15 reviews

It was excellent. They provided a lot
of information and passion on the topic. There were a few glitches due to some street closures for an Air B N B Protest but they did their best to work around it and did get everything in. I enjoyed the...continued

reviewed Nov 19 2016 report as inappropriate
Tammy Klemm
Review from Tammy Klemm
22 events 8 reviews

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!

reviewed Jul 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
12 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Russell Cobb
Review from Russell Cobb
6 events 3 reviews

I was born in Los Angeles,I'm 80 years old.I thought I knew everything there was to know about L.A.,WRONG! This is a great tour,nice people.

reviewed Oct 17 2015 report as inappropriate
Jayne Kennedy
Review from Jayne Kennedy
4 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 27 2007 report as inappropriate
M Rain
Review from M Rain
9 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 13 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Apryl
10 events 2 reviews

Perfect on every level and quite fascinating!

reviewed Nov 07 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Toni
3 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from babyblue65bird
1 event 1 review

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

reviewed Jul 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

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

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Kimberly Martin
Review from Kimberly Martin
26 events 1 review

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

reviewed Oct 27 2007 report as inappropriate
L Roberto
Review from L Roberto
2 events 1 review

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

reviewed Jul 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jessica
4 events 1 review

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.

reviewed Jan 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Marina & Adam
Review from Marina & Adam
7 events 1 review

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

reviewed Aug 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

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

reviewed Jan 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Priscilla Miranda
Review from Priscilla Miranda
32 events 1 review

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

reviewed Mar 29 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim
1 event 1 review

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

reviewed Oct 27 2007 report as inappropriate