Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  423 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 40 95 0 = 95 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 80 205 0 = 205 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 167 429 6 = 423 99% 4.7
All 1,380 3,492 39 = 3,453 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: 4
Thu, Jun 20, 13   1:00 PM Indygal Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Liked: •The in-depth knowledge and trivia displayed by our guide, Brian. •The number of sites visited. Disliked: •Hard braking and double-braking, throwing us back and forth in the seat. •Tour was one-half hour too long, plus our tour returned a half hour late on top of that. •Too much time spent at the Scientology Center, with too much unnecessary information imparted regarding their security, cameras, and false information. Could not see the relevance, can’t even remember why it was a stop on the tour. •Too much personal information about the driver’s life (ex-wife, new wife, etc.) •Driver did not pause talking long enough to check on the well-being of the passengers. For example, the temperature in the van was way too hot, but we did not get a chance to let him know. We both were already nauseated by the hard braking and the heat made it worse. Could not wait to get off. Suggestions: •Smoother driving and braking would be a plus. •The tour book was handy while on the bus, but it would be nice to have a handout listing the sites visited in order, so I could identify all of the pictures I took. Also should include a written list of the web sites mentioned by the driver. •Check on the well-being of the passengers sometime during the second half to see if everyone is comfortable.
Rating: 5
Amazing Tour & Brian was Chalk full of Knowledge
Sun, Oct 14, 12   1:00 PM imon642 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I would recommend this to anyone! Very informative and interesting! Loved the tour guide!
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sun, Oct 17, 10   1:00 PM imcardsfan Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was an awesome tour.... Me, my wife and two boys (teenagers) took the tour together... It was very interesting and informative. I love the book which provided pictures and extra information on the locations we were looking at. When the tour was done and we were on our way back to Arizona and realized we left some items inside the van. We called and the tour guide was nice enough to mail the items back to Phoenix for us and included a Dearly Departed Tour Hat! I am so impressed with your company doing that for us. I will recommend this tour to all my friends and family.....
Rating: 4
Thu, Oct 9, 08   1:00 PM imc47130 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
you see and hear tales of hollywood from today to yesteryear. forget the tabloids get the straight story from scott the tour guide smart, funny, even crude when nessasary. ( dont be the fed ex man in the way of seeing something)...... also please tip the driver traffic is a mess out there.... good job!
Rating: 5
Sun, May 15, 11   1:30 PM IlonaSherman Male Under 20 Local Group of Friends
The Guide was Terrific. This was a Birthday Party for my 18 year old son and friends and was entertaining and informative. A really Cool thing to do instead of a movie. They even sang Happy Birthday...and a Marilyn Monroe recording sang a Special Happy Birthday. Very Fun...Very Recommended! for tourists..and Locals!
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!