Group relaxing mid-tour at Arrive Hotel (Chris Pardo, Architect)
Why PS Architecture Tours?
Trevor is a passionate, experienced and engaging architecture enthusiast and designer who loves sharing his deep knowledge of Palm Springs architecture and history with visitors from all over the world. He earned rave reviews guiding tours with legendary modernism guru Robert Imber, who has since retired. Now Trevor runs a new company with a fresh contemporary focus and a broader range of professional services. If you're looking for a friendly, informative and accommodating tour professional who can help you get the most out of your Palm Springs visit, you've come to the right place. For candid input from other tour guests, please see Trevor's reviews on Tripadvisor.
Why are you closed in summer?
Palm Springs is increasingly a year-round destination, but summers are hot and getting hotter. Daytime high temperatures typically reach 105 to 115 f. (40 to 46 c.) from June through September, and can spike as high as 124 f. (50 c.). As an outdoor enthusiast, I seek cooler, wetter climes during the summers for boating, biking, hiking, and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Where does the tour meet?
Beginning in November, tours will meet at a new, convenient, central location in Palm Springs. This new location will be announced in September.
What is the price?
The price for the popular daily scheduled tour is $95 per person, payable by cash, Visa or MasterCard.
Rates for custom group tours and step-on services vary.
What vehicle do you use?
We tour in a small executive coach with 12 to 24 guests. No microphones or loudspeakers; just a friendly, personal conversation with a small group of fellow enthusiasts.
Do We Go Inside?
All of Palm Springs' iconic modernist homes are privately owned and not open to the public. Visiting these homes requires appointments with owners who charge fees for cleaning, security and preservation. The daily tour is designed to give visitors an affordable, entertaining experience that offers a comprehensive introduction to Palm Springs history and architecture.
PS Architecture Tours can arrange for custom interior access to iconic modernist homes for private groups of 10 or more.
Is the tour appropriate for children?
This tour is not recommended for children. It is designed for curious adult learners and, as such, contains somewhat scholarly content regarding the history of modernist architecture and design. Kids with strong personal interest in architecture may find it fascinating, but the daily tour is recommended for mid teens and up.