Murders, arsons, kidnappings, robberies, suicides and other oddball happenings ... it's an alternate history of Pasadena that reveals the hidden thorns in the City of Roses. Join Esotouric's ace researchers on this four-hour guided luxury coach tour that'll open your eyes and curl your toes with amazing and lurid stories of old Pasadena -- from the famed Sphinx murder at Masonic Hall to Eraserhead star Jack Nance's strange end and way beyond. The tour provides a alternate history of Pasadena that's as fascinating as it is creepy. This is the stuff that travel brochures don't want you to know, kids -- but the folks at Esotouric are more than happy to tell you all about it.
The Bus: The Esotouric bus is a luxury air-conditioned coach class bus seating 50 passengers in soft, roomy seats. There are video monitors to show historic photos and film clips, and a microphone so you will not have trouble hearing the tour guides. There is a bathroom in the back of the bus.
Running Time: Most tours are 3 1/2 hours long, 4 hours if the bus runs into traffic.
The Crowd: Because Esotouric doesn’t advertise and finds its audience through good press and word-of-mouth, you’ll find that your fellow passengers are an inquisitive and adventurous lot. Mainly Los Angeles locals, they are passionate about their city and curious to discover its hidden history. Esotouric has seen many friendships start on our bus, and recommends these tours for anyone looking to spend an interesting day out in good company.
1017 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105