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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles

Location Los Angeles
Departure Daily
From €47.90 per person
Departure Date

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  • 2.5 hour Dearly Departed Tour
  • Driver/guide
  • List of additional death locations for you to visit on your own
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop off

    Can't get enough of celebrity scandal? Are you a Hollywood buff with a macabre sense of humor? This 2.5-hour multimedia bus tour takes you to the homes and locations in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip where your favorite celebrities died — or wish their scandals died. Discover the underbelly of the City of Angels and satisfy your twisted curiosities on this revealing ride featured on E!'s 'Hollywood Death Trip' and Anthony Bourdain's 'The Layover.'

    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 2.5 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 Grant
    During 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 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.

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 15 years
    • Due to subject matter and possible language, this tour is not suitable for children
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

    Conditions of Sale:
    Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
    • Hotel for pick up
    • Weights for helicopter tours
    • Choice of times for tours
    • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth F , December 2016

    One of the highlights of our vacation...Highly recommend this tour!!!

    Reviewed by Court P , October 2016

    This was a GREAT tour. So well done, lovely guide. We had an awesome time.

    Reviewed by Glyn K , September 2016

    We can't recommend this tour enough, it was a great tour around the darker side of Los Angeles very interesting and fun. When we got held up getting there and thought we'd missed the tour, Brian came back for us which we really appreciated. The lady in the shop was so helpful, getting dabs for us to get back to long beach we just made it back in time thanks. Brilliant company and tour thank you

    Reviewed by Mark L , September 2016

    This is a hysterical tour of LA, but also a great acclimation for the Hollywood/Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles. I have taken many friends on this tour. Irreverent sense of humor required!

    Reviewed by Caroline H , September 2016

    Richard was our guide and was fabulous fun and knowledgeable. We has so many laughs! It was 3 hours of pure enjoyment that sped by so quickly. We went to cemetery where Marilyn was interned as well as others and did the whole Hollywood bit. I liked the museum they have - particularly Mae West's dentures!!

    Reviewed by mierunner , July 2016

    tour and guide were great..entertained the group with stories, charm, and wit!..Got to see a lot of places where known celebrities passed away or crimes occurred..tour was not long enoug

    Reviewed by mierunner , July 2016

    tour and guide were great..entertained the group with stories, charm, and wit!..Got to see a lot of places where known celebrities passed away or crimes occurred..tour was not long enoug

    Reviewed by Cheryl L , June 2016

    The tour was fantastic. Brian our tour guide was excellent very informative and fun. Had a great time. Wished it was longer. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by paul m , June 2016

    you got to do this one !!!

    Reviewed by Andrew M , June 2016

    Quirky but interesting, with loads of facts and an excellent guide.