About Your Tour
On a personal driving tour with Trevor, you'll ride in air-conditioned comfort with no more than five guests to see and learn about hundreds of homes and buildings by extraordinary modernist architects. Much more than driving by houses, this tour delves into Palm Springs’ fascinating past, the city's rare collection of fine architecture and the Hollywood notables who commissioned some of California's most famous homes. No headphones or loudspeakers, just a casual conversation with an expert guide who knows not only where to go and what to see, but who will share fascinating backstories about the people of Palm Springs and the brilliant architecture they created. Consider it a master class in modernism with an inspirational array of vivid, real-life examples to make the experience unforgettable.
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"We had a fabulous time in Palm Springs but it wouldn't have been half the trip if we hadn't taken this tour with Trevor. It set the context for our entire visit and got us in the "Palm Springs" frame of mind. Trevor is conscientious, polite, personable and so interesting. I was worried that such a tour might be too touristy but it was in depth and entertaining. Thanks from Southern Alberta!!."
PS Architecture Tours Offers:
Palm Springs Architecture Tour - Small, personal tours for up to five guests, departing daily at 10:00 am. Price: $95 per person. Read what seasoned travelers are saying about this tour by clicking here.
Private Palm Springs Tours - Let Trevor design a custom tour for up to six guests. Tours may include interior access to iconic works by A-list architects, subject to availability. (Note: All homes are privately owned and not open for regular viewing.)
Coming in 2019: Bad Architecture Tours! - Join Trevor for a thoughtful but irreverent look at the best and the worst of Palm Springs architecture. Is it good? You'll be the judge on this freewheeling, interactive group excursion. Details TBA.
Group Tours - We provide area architecture tour services for groups of all sizes. Call 323-578-6025 for more information.
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About Trevor O'Donnell
Tripadvisor's top-rated architectural tour guide, Trevor O'Donnell is a lifelong architecture buff, designer, preservation advocate and modernism enthusiast. Trevor fell in love with Palm Springs when he restored a classic 1958 post & beam in the Deepwell Estates neighborhood. He is currently working on a 1952 house that was home to architect Richard Harrison, one of Palm Springs' most celebrated modernists, and he recently completed a new renovation project in the Pioneertown/Joshua Tree area north of Palm Springs. Today, Trevor shares his passion for architecture and deep knowledge of the region's history and design with visiting architects, design professionals, scholars, midcentury modern fans and curious visitors from all over the world.
"Great experience today.
We were lucky to get in one of Trevor's tours as we booked at the last minute. He is extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and considerate. Definitely a must do in Palm Springs."