Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  464 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 41 107 3 = 104 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 84 221 3 = 218 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 189 473 9 = 464 98% 4.7
All 1,328 3,363 39 = 3,324 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: 5
Super Day Seeing & Hearing about Inside Hollywood
Wed, Jan 6, 10   1:00 PM HLKelly Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a very enjoyable tour. The time flew by so quickly even though the tour lasted over 3 hours. The guide was very personable and showed a genuine interest and enthusiasm for his job. He answered every question that was asked. He gave lots of tidbits and then provided how he found out the info to give it relevancy and accuracy. When he found out where some of the interests laid within the group, he customized the tour to give everyone a better idea of who, what, when, where and why. He was particularly knowledgeable about the rock and roll scene. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting LA.
Rating: 5
Great Guide!
Wed, Nov 24, 10   1:00 PM hizeys Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was packed full of interesting bits of information as well as a fun tour of the locations of celebrity deaths. Our guide, Brian, was terrific and extremely knowledgable. I highly recommed this tour and look forward to taking another tour with Brian.
Rating: 5
Great Hollywood experience! And we are locals ...
Fri, Dec 20, 13   1:00 PM Hillslife Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Brian was our guide...what a character. He has so much Hollywood trivia in his head, it is hard to get it all in . Great energy, interesting stories, loved it! My sister and I brought our adult kids (18 and 23)....we all had a great time. Bus is comfy, great big picture windows....highly recommend..even for us locals acting like tourists for the day. Dinner after the tour at Pink Taco, which is on the same street as the tour office. Go early to check in...they have lots of Hollywood memorabilia to explore before the tour.
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 4, 10   1:00 PM hht8484 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
( i apologize for the horrible grammar) i thoroughly enjoyed the dearly departed tour...i went with my boyfriend for my 26th birthday because it was recommended to me by a few of my co-workers...i was not disappointed! the tour guide was well informed and enthusiastic...i only wish there was more info on the manson murders in the basic tour (i realize there is a separate tour specifically focused on that) other than that it was awesome! thanks for the great brthday!
Rating: 5
Very entertaining
Wed, Jun 29, 11   1:00 PM hgrzelak Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide was terrific and this tour could not have been more fun! There was a lot of information packed into the two and a half hours, some fine details I may forget, but overall this tour was something I will remember forever due to the group participation, enthusiasm and interaction from our guide and overall positive feel. Could not be more satisfied.
Rating: 5
a truly fun detailed, dark tour
Fri, Sep 20, 13   1:00 PM hereafteryou Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
A much better way to explore the celebrity side of hollywood! Real, detailed stories of many late famous and infamous people of LA by awesomely enthusiastic guys who really know their stuff. Would definitely recommend.
Rating: 5
If you only do one tour, do this one!
Tue, Sep 25, 12   1:00 PM herbivore Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I took this tour with my husband, it was a great way to see Hollywood and Beverly Hills and learn a bunch of interesting history! Tons of info, lots of fun! Tidbits on current celebrities, too. Note: This is for mature audiences only, some story and visuals were very graphic/violent/morbid, but very interesting and critical to shaping Hollywood history.
Rating: 3
Pretty Good, not fantastic
Sun, Aug 21, 11   1:00 PM helter814 Unspecified 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Although I generally enjoyed this tour, I felt it wasn't *quite* as morbid as I had hoped. It was neat that they showed us Rebecca Schaeffer's apartment, the street where they filmed Halloween, and that they discussed the Black Dahlia. But there was a lot of the more tedious, modern celebrity stuff I didn't care about--the site where Rihanna was beaten up by Chris Brown, for example--that I wish was less focused on. We stayed mostly in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, so I felt it was sort of limited in scope. It would've been cool if they delved into the OJ Simpson case (that was Brentwood, no?) or the Manson Murders (which they only mentioned when we passed the El Coyote Cafe). I would've liked to have seen Sharon Tate's house, but I understand they only visit it on a separate tour. Overall, not a bad way to spend an afternoon, and if you're interested in the morbid side of Hollywood history, you are sure to enjoy it to an extent. Our tour guide (I think his name was Richard) was funny.
Rating: 4
guide had good info, humor, and facts........
Thu, Mar 26, 09   1:00 PM Helgenberger Male 40-49 Local Other
Tour could use a lot more death and a lot less "This is where David Schwimmer lives." The nightclub spots and rock 'n roll info was cool......could stand some more of that whether or not anyone died on that spot. Overall, we had a good time!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Tue, Aug 6, 13   1:00 PM HelenW17 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If you are into the macabre, this is absolutely the tour for you! We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was excellent value for money. The tour lasted over two and a half hours and we saw sites related to the black dahlia murders, the house where the Menendez brothers killed their parents, the house where Michael Jackson died, the Viper Room etc etc. As well as the seeing the sites related to the tour, it was a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and there was a great little 'black' museum for us to look around before the tour started. During the tour there were some great little sound bites played; the one with Judy Garland talking about Marlene Dietrich had us howling with laughter. Great fun but I wouldn't recommend taking young children as there are some gruesome details related!