The Getty Museum is home to so much art that it can be hard to know where to start. This private tour does the planning for you, while offering a choice between an overview of the highlights with a focus on a particular period of art history—think the Renaissance, Baroque, Decorative Arts, or Impressionism—or taking a close look at special collections.
A private tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum
See highlights or take close look at special exhibits
Get insights into art history periods from your guide
Private tour can accommodate up to 35 people
Free admission, wheelchairs and sanitized, assisted listening devices.
The listed price does not include a $20 parking fee.
Fees apply to languages other than English. Please inquire.
Meeting And Pickup
1200 Getty Center Dr
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
We meet all travelers at the departure Tram Level.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
The Getty Center
3 hours • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Vaccinations mandatory or recent (within 72 hours) negative COVID test (home tests are not acceptable.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-5 of 6 reviews
Would highly recommend!
Katie_C, Mar 2023
Ellen was so patient with our group and so much fun to talk to. It was such an amazing way to see the Getty!!! We learned so much and got to ask so many questions, would go to any museum with Ellen!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I enjoyed taking your group through the collection and hearing your very insightful questions and comments!
Getty in 90 minutes
brian_b, Feb 2023
Ellen (our guide) was informative, knowledgeable, and engaging. We felt that after our 90 minute tour we were now much more informed and educated on the art and structure and life of John Paul Getty !
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review. I enjoyed making the art come alive for you and hearing your insightful comments!
Informative and enjoyable
Amanda_T, Jan 2023
This was a very informative and thorough tour. I learned a great deal more than if I had just visited without a guide. She had a good sense of humor and related things to modern behavior which I enjoyed. Went through a large timeline of art quickly.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you, Amanda! It was inspiring for me to hear all the comments and exchange perspectives and thoughts on the art. You and your group added to the experience!
Great team activity + best view of LA at sunset
Nicole_H, Dec 2022
I organized a private tour with Ellen for my three other work colleagues as a team bonding activity and we all truly enjoyed it.
Ellen provided clear instruction, was communicative, and professional. Her tour provided education around art that worked for the novices in the group like myself, and taught the more knowledgeable something new too.
Ellen encouraged discussion, brought her own additional tools to help interpret, and created a very interactive experience vs. your typical scripted tour.
Bonus was catching the sunset from the best view of LA I’ve ever seen - Ellen knows the exact spot to see this.
I’d recommend a boxed lunch picnic and Quick Culture tour at the Getty Center for any group - business or otherwise.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you, Nicole, for the wonderful review and opportunity to enjoy the art experience with you and your team! I hope to see you again!
NOT TO BE MISSED
tony_h, Feb 2020
My wife and I had a private tour of the Getty Centre Collection with Ellen in February.In short it was fabulous.Ellen is passionate about art and it shows.Her tour was informative,interactive,well researched and entertaining.Her verbal dialogue is supported by photoboards and other props which enhanced the tour.At one stage we were testing our drumming skills and the Getty acoustics with drumsticks on the stonework!
We particularly enjoyed the stories behind the paintings and the stories behind the artists.
As a holder of a Getty Docent Certificate and former guide at the Getty for many years she knows the Collection back to front so we were able to see and enjoy the highlights of the Collection without feeling rushed.
We were left wanting more.
Ellen is witty,intelligent and blessed with an engaging sense of humour.
This tour is ideal for anyone irrespective of their level of artistic knowledge.
Done miss it
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you Tony and Sharon! It was a delight meeting you and hearing your observations about the art. I hope to see you again when you visit Los Angeles!