Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles
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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles

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No city in the world has a more colorful and sordid history than Los Angeles, and nowhere else have so many famous (and infamous) icons met their maker. Gain insight into the darker side of Hollywood on this afternoon tour departing from Sunset Boulevard. This gruesome but entertaining excursion is popular with both visitors and locals, and inspired the ‘Eternal Darkness Tour’ episode on American Horror Story.

Your Director of Undertakings will guide you through decades' worth of death, murder and just plain fun. Once your tour, um . . . departs, hear tales of tinseltown tragedies in the cool comfort of your luxurious bus, aka the Tomb Buggy.

Cover more than 75 sites of interest in just 3 hours. While the itinerary may change from day to day, here are some of the places and juicy stories you can expect to encounter:
• The last-breath locations of Michael Jackson, River Phoenix, Whitney Houston and Bela Lugosi
 • The murders of Rebecca Schaeffer, Sal Mineo, Dominique Dunne and Bugsy Siegel
 • The hotels where Janis Joplin and John Belushi ‘checked out’
• The scene of Sharon Tate’s last supper
• The scandals of Halle Berry, Chris Brown and Rihanna, and Hugh GrantDuring the tour, you’re exposed to crime-scene photographs, 911 recordings and paperwork that the public-at-large normally don’t get to see about their favorite celebrities.

Visit a small cemetery where Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Farah Fawcett, Hugh Hefner and other high-profile legends are buried. Walk through the stars’ final resting place and read their poignant and pithy epitaphs.

Your tour concludes back at the departure point. Spend some time browsing through the Dearly Departed Gallery. Check out unusual memorabilia connected to dead celebrities, including tiles from the pool where Rolling Stones drummer, Brian Jones, drowned, and Rock Hudson’s Rolodex listing Elizabeth Taylor’s phone number, a piece of the Hindenburg and Jayne Mansfield's Death Car.
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  • 3 hour Dearly Departed Tour
  • Driver/guide
  • List of additional death locations for you to visit on your own
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • Due to subject matter and possible language, this tour is not suitable for children
Jennifer R
5 | 2019-07-30

If you are in LA, this is a great tour to take. My teen daughter loves to read mysteries and thrillers, this was right up her alley! The tour guide was knowledgeable, professional, and funny! The tour van was clean and comfortable. We truly enjoyed the tour!

5 | 2018-07-12

awesome tour, the guide was really helpful and they take you to places you will not normally go.

5 | 2018-07-12

awesome tour, the guide was really helpful and they take you to places you will not normally go.

5 | 2018-05-02

Loved this, want to do some of their other tours in the future.

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