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Go on this this, it's absolutely brilliant. Meeting point is a shop on Sunset, quite near to Amoeba Music, so pretty easy to find.
On arrival, we were greeted By Scott, who showed us around the shop's collection of curiosities. Give yourself time for this. Then it was of on our minibus with our guide Brian Donnelly, who has a real passion and enthusiasm for all things morbid and curious, all done in a very interesting and entertaining style, which really made this tour an absolute pleasure. Amongst other things we saw, The Chateau Marmot, The Viper Rooms, crime scenes of the Black Dahlia, where Michael Jackson passed away and it's relation to Elvis's LA place. Do it!
Very highly recommended!
Informative, funny and enjoyable tour into the darker side of Hollywood.
Would do it again without hesitation.
Very enjoyable, our guide was full of information about the dearly departed. Please try it, you will enjoy it.
This is a really excellent way to spend an afternoon! A fabulous, original tour that will surely appeal to most people (especially if you like to discover the 'darker' side of things!) Brian, our tour guide was both witty and informative and really made us laugh! Even as a Brit, you will know most of the sites and this really is a great alternative to the usual movie star home type tours. You will see many interesting things such as The Viper Room (where River Phoenix died) and the death places of Janis Joplin, John Belushi etc. I really cannot recommend this enough, the two and a half hours simply flew by! Thanks guys, and keep up the good work!
Loved this tour, Brian is heaps of fun and very knowledgeable!!
This tour was awesome! Brian is a born tour guide! The tour was extremely interesting, I couldn't take pictures fast enough, they even went out of their way to take me by Lucille Ball's old house. Super friendly and nice, an excellent tour!!!
What a wonderfully funny and macabre tour! This is a great option for those of us who enjoy the sick and twisted and want to know all of Hollywood's dark (`sometimes hilarious) secrets. But this is definitely not the tour to take the kids or sweet grandma on - there are some truly disturbing images and stories! My tour guide had a lot of info and also shared funny celeb stories and more lighthearted fare along with all the gore. We got to see the house from Happy Days and heard about how Lucille Ball invited strangers in to her home while also hearing about the gruesome Black Dahlia murder and the Menendez brothers so it was a good balance. It was a really fun afternoon; I definitely recommend this tour.
I would recommend this to everyone, we both loved it and when we get back to California again we can't wait to do it again! We loved Brian! Best tour guide ever he made it really fun!
What a great tour!!!
We booked this just to do something different as we had been to LA several times before. It was fantastic, and covers all the sights you want to see and more.
They also open the office for you to wait if you arrive early, and you can view all their memorabilia
This tour was my fav! Cant recommend Brian enough.. (he even took us past a few movie star homes!)
really quirky tongue in cheek tour,guide was really knowledgable and funny, we got sweets if we got the answer right!!
This covers a bit of everything in LA, from the Hollywood sign, history and film stars homes and their exploits! So if you only have a short window to do it all in LA this is a must. It's a 4D experience and uses all the senses within a smaller bus which is more private and you get a sense of everything, as you hear and see the stories. Highly organised, highly researched, brilliant way to see LA. Would do it again!!
LA has 31days of rain (So brian our tour manager told us) we had 3 of them the 5 days we visited LA even with the very bad weither this tour was informative ,great fun and well put together BRILLIANT TOUR we can say no more but BRILLIANT
This tour is fantastic. Having been to LA many times I wasn't sure what to expect on this tour. But it was an absolute blast! Our guide was so enthusiastic you could feel his passion for the history of the Hollywood scandals. I highly recommend this tour whether it's your first time to LA or if you're a local.
Wonderful guide, very informed and interesting - my 3 daughters took the trip while I worked (16,17 and 20 years of age) - they loved it.
Very good. A lot of information and very interesting. I would recommend this tour very highly.
This is a small bus tour which takes in homes and notorious sites where good, bad and ugly things have happened. It is made interesting by the tour guide as he has a way of presenting the information that is very interesting, humorous and enjoyable. One of the best tours around!
I sent my mother and aunt on this tour to give me some peace and quiet. They came back raving about it and were very impressed.
The tour was great! The guide (Brian) was a pro at Hollywood history. He knew all the sites and had stories to back it up. The van was comfortable, clean, and air conditioned. I was worried about getting car sick but that didn't happen. The guide even offered the front seat. I took my family on the trip and they were all thanking me.
Excellent day. Mr. Donnelly the tour guide made the trip! I would recommend to my friends. His knowledge of the area and its past added so much more than your usual tour.