Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  452 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 35 87 0 = 87 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 77 197 3 = 194 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 179 458 6 = 452 99% 4.7
All 1,365 3,456 39 = 3,417 98% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour

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Experience the real Hollywood as celebrity secrets, scandals, and Tinsel Town's seedy underbelly is exposed.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Definitely worth the $$ and Experience!!
Sat, Aug 6, 11   1:00 PM mverduzco Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I took my Grandparents on this Tour and they LOVED it!! Past and present history was presented, our Tour Guide (Brian) was totally cool and he had an awesome sense of humor..he knew how to get everyone to interact with him and not be shy. There is so much history in Hollywood I HIGHLY recommend this Tour! Also it is in a van with AC so fotunately my grandparents did not have to deal with the Summer heat and sun.
Rating: 5
I loved this Tour!
Sun, Jul 31, 11   1:30 PM LISSETTEB73 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I was looking up fun things to do in L.A. for my g/f who came in from out of town and we are both into the same things and I mentioned to her this tour & we both agreed it sounded exctiting -- and it truly was and our tour guide, Brian was very knowledgable and fun, will def do it again!
Rating: 5
Most entertaining tour taken!
Thu, Jul 28, 11   1:00 PM TrixieRio Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Brian, was so passionate about the tour and his job and this is what made the tour so enjoyable. It was obvious that he was not just repeating a script that he had been given. I can highly reccomend this tour, you see Hollywood while learning about its history and we had the personal, local touch of Brian. 5 stars!
Rating: 5
Fascinating tour!
Thu, Jul 21, 11   1:00 PM veronicalynn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I really enjoyed this tour! I went alone because my companion wasn't free midday. I was hesitant about going alone, but decided to go anyway. I'm glad I did. It was fascinating! If you are thinking of going on this tour, do it! You won't be disappointed. I went on three different Hollywood tours while I was there. This one was the best!
Rating: 5
Brian Donnelly rocked!
Wed, Jul 20, 11   1:00 PM Macbones Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had such a great time! Could have stayed on the tour all day - and I bet Brian could have kept giving us interesting new info/facts all day! We had a 9 year old with us who had a fantastic time - the tour is interesting but some subject matter might not be suited for other 9 year olds. Brian did a fantastic job making sure she was okay. I can wait to check out the other tours offered (Helter Skelter and DD2). If you do one tour - this is the one and Brian is your guy!
Rating: 4
Good times seeing the sights
Sun, Jul 17, 11   1:00 PM MWharton Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Every month the girls and I get together and do a GDO (girls day out) no kids, no husbands/boyfriends. We had a good time being tourist in our own backyards. Only one small complaint in the fact that we couldn't see much (I was in the last row middle seat of the van) hard to see thru the roof. Up swing to the sight obstruction was that it was a very warm LA day and it made it a lot more comfortable. So overall it was great and the driver (Steve?) was very knowlegable and entertaining, Thanks for the great day with friends, past and present.
Rating: 5
Exciting, fact filled experience!!
Sat, Jul 16, 11   1:30 PM tonilezell Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The guide was great and we saw many homes and locations (like the actual bungalow where John Belushi passed away) we did not expect too see. Thank you. :)
Rating: 5
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:30 PM arthurs1 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I love this tour - it's like sitting in a giant People magazine for a few hours! I've taken the tour several times and brought two work groups on for team building. It's such a fun way to see the area and everyone has LOVED it!!
Rating: 4
Recommended Tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM campbellka Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I was curious about going on the Dearly Departed Tour after seeing it on E! Hollywood and reading about it online. The first trip out to L.A., I did. I was concerned about the grisly nature of the overall tour, obviously, but our tour guide, Richard, was very friendly and accommodating and kept details to an appropriate level. Not too much, not too little. He was very willing to take any questions, not only about the sites we were seeing, but also about L.A., as he was a lifetime resident of the city. He was very knowledegable about where he was going, and used a variety of methods to convey the subject matter of what we were seeing. Namely, binders with photographs of said site, (very graphic) audio for us to hear sequence of events from a commentator, actual 911 calls from Joaquin Phoenix and Lyle Menendez, and of course the main method, actually seeing the sites. Richard was very accommodating in going slowly so we could get a good glimpse of everything. One of the most interesting things about the tour was that it not only covered death locations, but also locations where infamous events had occurred. On the tour, he took us through the neighborhood where Rihanna and Chris Brown had their unfortunate dispute and to see the house that Rihanna went to for help. The only negative I would say about the tour is that some of the jokes Richard made didn't seem funny to me at all, and bordered on disrespectful. I understood he was trying to keep the levity of going on a tour like this, but I think there could have been other ways to do this, while being fun and still respectful of the deceased. If I return to L.A., I would definitely go on another tour. They said they are working on the Dearly Departed Tour, Part 2.
Rating: 5
awesome tour guide/ great combined tour
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM philagirl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had Richard and he was excellent. I liked that the tour specified 2.5 hours and it did indeed last all of it. I hate paying for tours that never seem to last as long as they specified. Between the clips played while going to various places, Richard's knowledge of everything hollywood, and the picture book, it was an excellent tour and I would go again. I do NOT recommend this particular tour for those under 18, as some of the stories and photos are graphic. You also go by the star homes. Bathroom break in the middle of tour. Please remember your tour guide is expecting a tip of 15-20%, but if he is as good as Richard was, he is well worth it. And no need to take a seperate tour of the star homes, as that was covered too. If I had more time, I would definitely try another tour by this operator. Get there early for parking around the corner at $10 per day. Enjoy!