Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  447 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 39 92 0 = 92 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 80 199 3 = 196 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 178 453 6 = 447 99% 4.7
All 1,370 3,464 39 = 3,425 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
Not what I expected
Sat, Jul 5, 08   1:00 PM ifzack Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This activity (tour) was poorly represented. The expectation of visiting places where well known people met their demise was not met. This was just another Hollywood tour of celebrity homes & places of note.....The guide was not amusing or engaging. I was very disappointed.
Rating: 5
Sat, Sep 24, 11   1:00 PM Ianjarvis Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you enjoy movies, Hollywood and laughing, this is for you. Our guide, Brian Donnelly, was excellent, hilarious and his knowledge is unbelievable. The next time we are in LA we will be taking his other movie tour. Don't miss this.
Rating: 5
Hysterical Informative tour with Brian
Fri, Jun 10, 11   1:00 PM iammattlevy Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Brian was a hoot and a holler. Clearly a man in love with his job as much as the sound of his own voice, Brian spent the next 4 hours driving us around Hollywood, Beverly Hills and LA showing and telling us all about the famous lives (but mostly deaths) of notable H'wood stars and starlets. Although a good half of the movie makers were golden and silver screen stars that I didnt know, Brian's passion and humor made the tour. As a tour guide in Brooklyn, I understand how important it is to love what you do, and our tour guide's energy and enthusiasm showed through. When one of the ladies on the bus mentioned that she grew up a few blocks over, Brian had no problem veering off route to drive past her former home. It was awesome and it was thanks to Brian. Hooray Dearly Departed Tours!
Rating: 5
A great tour of deadly sights and celebrity homes
Sun, Oct 4, 09   9:00 AM hynoskij Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
As first time visitors to LA and Hollywood, we chanced upon the Dearly Departed tour brochure. It turned out to be a fantastic tour of the city where we got to see a bunch of celebrity homes, great advice on dining places on Sunset Strip, and a great feel for the neighborhoods we travelled through. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour, and gave us a ton of information on the homes and lives of the people. I thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone (though not necessarily with young children). You'll have a great time and come out knowing a lot more about Hollywood and the people who live in it than ever before.
Rating: 5
Very good tour!
Tue, Sep 8, 09   1:00 PM hvcollins Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Only had a day and a half to explore LA so I did a lot of research before deciding on this tour. This tour was great. It moved along quickly seeing some of the "must see" places and then the "off the beaten path" places with notoriaty. The ride was comfortable and the tour guide was full of information and very entertaining. We can't wait to come back for the Helter Skelter tour!
Rating: 1
Waste of Time.
Sat, Jul 6, 13   4:15 PM humkim84 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I see these guys somehow deleted my 2 star Yelp review... along with the other reviews that were less than 4 stars. That alone should be a red flag! I seriously don't know why everyone is raving about this tour. What a snooze. I love gorey details and a good murder story, but our guide (Richard) was not entertaining at all. Maybe you just need to be really familiar with old Hollywood (stars from the '30s-'60s). He never referenced who the people were he was talking about. Of course I know who Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are... but who is Robert Lees? Diane Linkletter? Albert Dekker? He could of at least said what they starred in or helped produce, etc. He only spent a hot second of the Black Dahlia murder and showed us a restaurant she supposedly loved. I want to know where her body was found! At one point we seriously pulled up to a house, he proceeded to blow the horn for 5 minutes until an old lady in a nightgown came out and enthusiastically waved at us. "She's a friend of mine! Her dog's name is Coco!" Seriously, that is what I paid $50 for??
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 2, 08   1:00 PM htngraver Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour is just the greatest. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to go off the beaten path of normal "Hollywood" tours. Scott has so much knowledge about the who, where and what. He makes the tour so interesting.
Rating: 5
loved it!
Sat, Mar 22  1:00 PM hpwilli Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Brian did a fantastic job. Loved all the opinions and bits of info. Very well done.
Rating: 3
suggestions to make it better
Sat, Jun 27, 09   9:30 AM hotzhusker Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I thought that it would have been better had we been able to see, it seemed that we were crowded in the van, if there was no top on the van, we could at least look up and out, to be able to see all the sights. Otherwise i enjoyed the trip. I thought it was fun, and informative. Thought it would be a darker tour, with more death, but it was ok.
Rating: 5
Informative and fun
Wed, Nov 6, 13   1:00 PM Hotrodstacy Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour guide was energetic and fun. He made sure to try and include everyone personally. The inf.ormation was true and not made up for the sake of filling in time on the tour. Highly recommend.