Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Activity #905
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Rating: 4.8  107 rating points
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Last 3 months 11 29 0 = 29 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 15 41 0 = 41 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 39 108 1 = 107 97% 4.8
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Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Join us for a captivating look into the tragic deaths of the victims of Charles Manson's famous Tate-LaBianca murders in Hollywood!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Ascending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 19, 11   9:00 AM lurch1369 Male 30-39 Local Individual
I've been reading about this case for years now, and was impressed with Scott's knowledge and thoroughness! The route we took was well planned and allowed us to hit almost all of the important locations. The victims were in no way degraded and the killers were not glorified. A+ tour.......highly recommended!
Rating: 5
The Ultimate Manson experience
Sat, Mar 31, 12   9:00 AM Texwatson Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I would like to thank Scott for having the insight to make a tour for those of us fascinated with this particular case. I found this tour to be very informative and captivating. The tour really helps you re trace the events that happened on that fateful night while providing you with the actual locations and video footage of the events. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Manson and a a look back at unique historical events. Scott was on time and prompt with our pick up and really immersed the group into the tour. I met some nice people on the tour and got to share a unique experience with them. In closing I would definitely take the time to check out this tour and enjoy yourself on a look back at the Manson Family and Old Hollywood
Rating: 5
Great insights into the case
Sat, Oct 13, 12   9:00 AM BDickson114 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Scott gave a fascinating tour. It was really interesting to actually see the areas where the murders took place and to get a feel for that time. The use of audio and video really added to the atmosphere. Scott was friendly, considerate of the group, a great narrator, and very sensitive to the nature of what he discussed. He also pointed out sites not necessarily related, but interesting to see nonetheless. Highly, highly recommended for anyone interested in this case.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sat, Mar 23, 13   9:00 AM fjoseph Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Scott was a cool tour guide and I really enjoyed the tour. It was informative and entertaining!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 23, 13   9:00 AM pitmancindy Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the BEST TOUR we have ever been on!! We went to places in Los Angeles that you would never go with any other tour company. Our tour guide (Scott) was top notch......his enthusiasm and fascination for the subject showed!! If you don't already own his documentary, you will want to after the tour is over. LOVED IT!
Rating: 5
Must not miss this tour
Sat, Jun 29, 13   9:00 AM myhuaso Female 30-39 Local Other
Scott was well informed on the events that took place during the Mason Family murders. I learned new facts with regards to the murders and never realized how close I live to them. My 13 year old nephew was completely blown away and bought himself a copy of Helter Skelter.
Rating: 5
The Highlight of Our LA Trip
Sat, Aug 17, 13   9:00 AM tempelton Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our second Dearly Departed tour (we did the Tragical History Tour in 2011), and once again we found this to be the highlight of our trip to LA. Scott really knows his material and it's clear that he has a passion for the history of the City of Angels. Yes, that passion is undoubtedly for the darker side of the city, but it's clear that while certainly an expert on all matters Manson-related, Scott is clearly no morbid obsessive. Rather, he's interested in telling the stories and seeking out the details of what went on all those years ago - and hey, isn't a city with lots of secrets to tell anyway? The tour - which takes place on a comfy air conditioned bus - provides you with a space to learn more about the subject and also, if you want, to offer your two cents too. Using a combination of multimedia, narration and obviously the sites of the murders, and associated places, this tour will fascinate and enthrall anyone who loves a good mystery (because yes, there are still some lingering mysteries surrounding the case, as you will learn). There's also much else to see along the way, with stunning views of and forays into the Hollywood Hills, including Laurel Canyon, as well as views of Paramount Studios and other interesting sites. I guess the reason we keep coming back to Dearly Departed is because we sense that, Scott (and no doubt his fellow tour guides, though I have not done any tours with them yet) really is passionate about storytelling and about giving you a great experience. Believe me, if you are interested in the darker side of LA-LA-Land, then this tour will thrill you to your core. We are already planning our next trip to LA, with the Dearly Departed Halloween Tour hopefully forming the centerpiece to that journey. Long may Dearly Departed reign!
Rating: 5
A very informative tour about the Manson Murders
Sat, Sep 7, 13   9:00 AM Psychobilly8 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
My friends and I really enjoyed the tour for the most part. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the subject, and even provided additional information about the background and whereabouts of the victims just prior to their untimely deaths. The only somewhat unfortunate things about the tour were that the air conditioning on the tour bus could have been a lot better on such a hot day, and that some information, such as where Charles "Tex" Watson's gun landed - or where the Tate house victims' last meal was - tended to be a tad excessive. Other than those very minor things - the tour was a lot of fun, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the Manson Murders.
Rating: 5
So freaking awesome!
Sat, Sep 21, 13   9:00 AM lindsaynyu28 Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
So first of all let me just say that Scott is incredible and never ending wealth of information on all things related to this case, Hollywood history, and many many other fascinating things. We had a group of 9 on a bachelorette party this weekend and although 3 of them had already been on this tour previously they enjoyed it even more than the first time. He gave different information, included a few more sites and basically tries to make your experience the best it can be. Although this tour isn't for everyone, I think most people who are generally interested in this case or just in how people lived and died in hollywood would enjoy it. I've been on the tragical history tour as well and LOVED that one just as much. You can't go wrong with this company and you absolutely get your money's worth. The bottom line is if you're on the fence about going this tour is SO much better than any other Hollywood "lets go see the stars" kinda thing. Its just way more awesome and interesting. So you should do it. Thanks for making this a day we won't ever forget Scott!
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Sun, Dec 15, 13   9:00 AM danlovegrove Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very enjoyable and fact-filled, Scott is an excellent tour guide and kept us informed and interested at all times, no mean feat for a tour that needs over 3 hours to do the subject justice. Pitched at the right level for Manson experts as well as those less familar with the story.Highly recommended, and we hope to be back!