Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Rating: 4.9  127 rating points
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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
By Far the Best tour In LA
Sat, Aug 8, 09   1:30 PM ccap216 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
If you're thinking about visiting Los Angeles or you're from the Los Angeles area, be sure to take the "Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour". This is one tour not to be missed! Relax, sit back in the Helter Skelter tour bus and let Scott Michaels show you Los Angeles through his eyes. You'll never look at LA the same way again! You'll be taken through exclusive parts of Beverly Hills and learn about the darker side of Hollywood. You'll see where the infamous Manson murders took place, where the killers washed up, tossed their murder weapons, and dumped their clothes. You'll also get a first hand account of the murders, getting a glimpse into their world, and learning why and how the murders happened. Get a glimpse into the lives of the victims and retrace their last steps before they met their untimely deaths. See where Abigail Folger bought a bicycle just hours before dying, where Jay Sebring had his internationally famous hair studio, check out where Sharon Tate made her start in Hollywood and see where the victims ate their final meal. Enjoy listening to the top 20 tunes from the summer of '69 as you're being driven through Hollywood. If you want to know everything and I mean everything about the Manson murders, book this tour now. Scott Michaels is the quintessential expert on the Manson murders. You won't regret it!
Rating: 5
Awesome Tour!
Sat, Oct 10, 09   1:30 PM jcrittenden Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Scott does a fantastic job or recounting the Manson Murders. Not only does he provide a detailed description of the Manson Family Members, but also of the victims. Scott is more than accommodating and very hospitable. I highly recommend this tour anyone who has an interest in Helter Skelter.
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 13, 10   9:00 AM jenifaojenny Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
scott michaels is so awesome!!! amazing and informative tour- i wanna go again!!! i would HIGHLY recommmend scott michaels and dearly departed tours!!! thanks :)
Rating: 4
No other tour like this!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM yoosik Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Scott really knows the details of the event(s) and the tour is very thorough. Includes every location even remotely connected to the event, and includes pictures of everything, audio clips. Each of us even get a piece of memorabilia from the tragedy as well. And we get to stop at the infamous "George Michael" washroom during our bathroom break! Recommended!
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour!
Sat, Mar 13, 10   9:00 AM VikingsDoll Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed this tour. I've been a fan of Sharon Tate for awhile now, and just to see all these places brought to life was fascinating....I couldn't have loved it more. I was with my sister, who liked it as well; she hadn't really known anything about the case, and it made her really interested in it. It's well worth the money---Scott (our guide, yay!) was so knowledgeable & really has a passion for the subject. Very, very interesting, I love the film clips & songs he plays as you go along. He certainly does know every last thing: from seeing the Tate house, to where Abigail Folger and Voyteck had a house, to the LaBianca's residence, even Jack Jones' old house where the Manson "Family" creepy-crawled----fascinating stuff, all. I wish the tour would go inside the El Coyote for a group lunch, that would be a fantastic grand finale! I waited so long for this day to get here, and being from Minnesota, you have to plan these things out. I whole-heartedly loved everything, it was amazing just being in those same locations, like I said. Two thumbs up for this one for a very good time!!!!
Rating: 5
Very good!
Sat, Aug 7, 10   9:00 AM Dominator Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
I booked my Helter Skelter tour 2 days prior to the actual date. I got in no problem along with my wife. Altogether, there was 13 of us in the group. More than half of that group were my brother and his family (including 3 children) and a couple of cousins. I found this tour to be very interesting and educational. I am pretty familiar with the Helter Skelter murders, but had no awareness of all the intricacies, and levels of relationships associated with the murders. Our tour guide did an excellent job of explaining details, and was very accommodating to our group. All in all, for $50 I feel like the tour is worth it, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest for the Helter Skelter murders.
Rating: 4
a creepy cool timewarp
Sat, Sep 11, 10   9:00 AM kevinleghorn Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
with the video and the tour guide and the music of the day playing the tour felt like a time warp to me. it also really put into perspective the whole manson story and that crazy summer, to see where all the locations were in relation to each other. very interesting.
Rating: 5
Freakin Fantastic
Thu, Oct 7, 10   9:00 AM kellyalt Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour is awesome! Met some great people and Scott is so informative! I didn't want to get off the bus!

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in the "Manson" Murders.

And on a personal note, I would like to thank Scott for holding the tour on Thursday to accomodate my friends and I as I was not in LA on the normal tour days. Your kindness is very appreciated and your tour was one I will always remember! Thanks again!
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 19, 11   9:00 AM LesleyMc Female 30-39 Local Individual
Very interesting. Even though the Tate house has been demolished there are still other sites too see. Scott is extremely knowledgeable about the crimes and the background and aftermath to them, but he invites discussion too. One tip: If you get car sick easily, consider taking a travel sickness pill - a few parts of the tour are on windy canyon roads.
Rating: 5
Had a blast!!! You have to check this tour out!
Sat, Feb 26, 11   9:00 AM tawnydelgado Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
We took my Mom for her birthday and I must say this was by far the best tour I have ever gone on. Our Tour guide, Scott Michaels was so much fun and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour. It was fascinating and we will be going again!!!