Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Activity #905
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Rating: 4.9  127 rating points
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Last 6 months 23 61 0 = 61 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 45 127 0 = 127 100% 4.9
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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, Nov 15, 14   9:00 AM Randy75trip Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The Helter Skelter Tour was a very good , informative tour. Tour guide Scott was great ! He is well informed on the event. My second tour with Dearly Departed in two months , went on the Tragic HistoryTour last month and plan on going on all tours offered eventually . Like the small van since it makes the tour feel more personal than the larger tour buses. Highly recommend taking this or any of the tours .

Randy H.

Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 25, 14   9:00 AM RSquire323 Male 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Scott is the man! He knows his stuff. Not a dull moment on the tour
Rating: 4
great tour highly recommend
Sat, Sep 27, 14   9:00 AM CarlaGaines Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great tour guide who gave new insight into murders. Will do this again one day and bring friends
Rating: 5
It was fantastic and lots of information offered
Sat, Aug 23, 14   9:00 AM joniheath1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
To show how much I like this company, I have now taken three of their tours and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Sat, Aug 16, 14   9:00 AM NickP8 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour held my interest throughout. Very informative and learned a lot. I would highly recommend. Will also be taking some of the other tours they offer.
Rating: 5
One of the best tours in LA!
Sat, Aug 9, 14   9:00 AM plabella Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This is the second time I've done the Helter Skelter tour and probably won't be the last. Scott has done an amazing job on bringing this tragic event to life - not to glorify it - but to remember it and chronicle it as a piece of history that has had far-reaching affects on society.

Retracing the steps of the victims and the killers on those two nights in August of '69 is something that can't be described - it must be experienced. Not only is Scott (and I'm sure the other tour guides as well) is very knowledgable about the case but also about Hollywood history and points out other significant landmarks of that 60's era.

I took my partner who had no knowledge of the case and she hasn't slept in two days since! Haha! Great stuff. Highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Informative fun!
Fri, Aug 8, 14   9:00 AM kemily11 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was really great!! The tour guide has a passion for crime history and knows so much about the area it was fascinating to listen to him. Great experience and would go back again!
Rating: 5
Fri, Aug 8, 14   9:00 AM Klyne3 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I went on this tour not knowing a whole lot about the Tate/LaBianca murders but this sort of thing is right up my ally. I also happened to be in town on the 45th anniversary which was cool. Scott was a great tour guide very knowledgable on the murders. I learned a lot!
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sat, Aug 2, 14   9:00 AM GKAUFFMAN Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I've done this tour with Scott a couple of times before and it is always fascinating to hear his insights and research on this terrible event that transpired some 45 years ago. If you are interested in the the Helter Skelter days of Manson and his followers I would highly reccomend this tour.
Rating: 5
A trip to helter skelter and back
Sat, Jul 26, 14   9:00 AM ChunkKing Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
If you are at all interested in Manson or even LA crime history, you don't want to miss this tour. We did this tour right before we left LA. We all agreed it was the highlight of our trip. After reading about this case for all these years, we wanted to see the spots where all of it went down. The tour takes you along the route the killers followed and even by locations that pertain to the whole scene, for instance the site of Jay Sebring's hair salon, the spot where Manson hit the ground after being thrown out of the Whiskey, and homes where the Family creepy crawled. There's a screen on the air conditioned bus which shows photos from the original crime scene and of the locales as they looked in the 60s.

I've got to tell you I felt a chill go down my spine when we pulled up in front of the LaBianca house and when we made the turn onto Cielo Dr which winds up the hill to the Tate house. Scott was our guide and he encourages interaction among the group and the tour is kept small enough at 12 or 13 people to do that. He also wisely limits this tour to only Manson related sites. It isn't a celebrity homes or architecture tour. The tour bus moves effortlessly and seamlessly between all the sites.

This is not a tour which could be offered at your average Hollywood sight seeing outfit. It takes more than a passing interest in the subject . Scott & co. get it.