Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Rating: 4.8  101 rating points
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Last 6 months 13 35 0 = 35 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 37 102 1 = 101 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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
Provides a complete picture
Sat, Mar 9, 13   9:00 AM JeffPenn Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Over the past 30 years I've read a lot and watched everything that comes up regarding the Manson murders. I still learned quite a few interesting facts. Mostly I prefer to do my own thing, to spend as much time as I want visiting a site. However this tour takes you to so many little known sites that are part of the story, there's no way I could do it myself. This is not done in a hurried fashion either. Strange as it may sound, my wife took me (at my request) on this tour for Valentine's Day. It wasn't the most romantic date, but we both enjoyed it!
Rating: 5
yes it was helpful information.
Sat, Mar 2, 13   9:00 AM Stefancole Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It gave me a little more sight on the locations,over all it was worth the trip.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sat, Jan 26, 13   9:00 AM EMILEMAZENC Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Amazing tour. As soon as we boarded the van, great old 60's music started playing & continued on & off throughout the tour. We hit all the main crime scenes & points of interest. there were lots of interesting videos on the TV to watch. Scott is very knowledgeable & did great job of explaining where we were & what went on. The 3.5 hrs flew by & I would do it again if ever in the area. Highly recommended
Rating: 5
Helter Skelter: The Definitive Tour
Sat, Dec 29, 12   9:00 AM consuegr Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The Helter Skelter bus tour is the definitive L.A. crime/Manson murder excursion. A documentary film (in this case, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter) brought to life, the tour takes visitors along the paths of both killers and victims alike, retracing the steps and connecting the contextual dots surrounding the Tate/LaBianca murders of 1969. Historian Scott Michaels, who hosts the tour, provides a thorough and informative glimpse into the Hollywood of the late sixties- a Hollywood made all the more infamous by Manson and murder.
Rating: 5
This tour is so fun! Whether tourist or local!
Sat, Oct 13, 12   9:00 AM Leesara Female 50-59 Local Other
Scott Miicheals is one of the foremost authorities on Manson facts and trivia. Your day will be filled with information with a rockin soundtrack and video in the background. Don't be afraid to ask him any questions because he will know the answer. No "Gee I don't know's" here"! Please buy the video for the tour also as it contains scenes of Death Valley and Barker Ranch which is to far to travel to and the ranch burned down so its nice to have. Hey I bought a tshirt too! You will have a blast!!!!!
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
brilliant ,very interesting.10 out of ten
Sat, Sep 15, 12   9:00 AM paulbannon67 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The highlight of my holiday no question.very Comfortable transportation.scott michaels is a fasinating chap and also a most entertaining tour guide,our party age range was 14 to 45 and this tour was equally enjoyed by us all.The only thing I can think of that could make this tour better would be moving hollywood nearer to my hometown in the uk then i could do this tour again and again and again........................................
Rating: 5
Superb Tour
Wed, Aug 8, 12   9:00 AM Alymick84 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Everything about this tour is great. Scott Michaels is a brilliant guide and very informative and entertaining throughout. That said, this is a serious and tragic subject which is dealt with great respect by Scott. It's not a tour that sets out to glorify the Manson Family at all, sympathy as it should be, is strictly with the victims and their friends and families. For anyone who is making or has made a serious study of these events the tour is a must. If your just curious and want to learn about the events it is also well worth taking. Scott encourages everyone to discuss the information during the tour and is open to new insights and info from his tour members. The audio and visual info given, as well as the sites visited, are also excellent. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Mick
Rating: 4
Very good tour
Wed, Aug 8, 12   9:00 AM MDalbor Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
I am very familiar with the case, so there wasn't much new for me personally. Another problem is that the Cielo residence is long gone, and the LaBianca residence has changed somewhat with more high shrubs and security fencing (thanks to Mr. Manson). However, Scott Michaels is an expert (even though he denies it). He is a super nice guy and is very respectful of the victims and their families. He adds to the tour by showing video snippets (Jay Sebring in Batman, bad Sharon Tate movies, etc.) that I found interesting. He also provides a rare souvenir at the end of the tour.