Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  620 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 41 109 3 = 106 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 97 254 7 = 247 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 244 630 10 = 620 98% 4.7
All 1,598 4,110 41 = 4,069 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 460 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 105 97% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 49 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 6 100% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Mon, Apr 25, 11   1:00 PM ARIZONA54 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Rating: 4
Fun mix of dark and general celebrity stuff
Sun, Apr 17, 11   1:00 PM jerrycrash Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The tour had a good amount of death-related and sordid sites, as advertised, which was what we came for. Unexpected was the amount of general celebrity stuff: that's Drew Barrymore's house, that's Jack Benny's house, that's Sylvester Stallone's mom's house...oh, and that black car in the driveway is Sylvester's car, so he's there!, etc. I guess it's unavoidable that as we're driving to the sordid sites, we're in the midst of other celebrities' homes too, so it would have been silly *not* to point some of these out. I think it turned out very well for the less dark-oriented folks in our group. My one suggestion: if you take the tour and plan on taking a lot of pictures, bring a note pad. There were so many sites that were quickly mentioned that we couldn't remember all of the sites. Taking notes will help you label your pictures later. Oh, and this is definitely not for kids. Have fun!
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 14, 11   1:00 PM Davidb18 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Unlike most of the so called tours of LA, this one is REAL. It shows you the genuine places of things which have happened. Our guide was fun, knowledgeable and went out of the way to make sure everything shown was discussed in as much detail as possible. Take this tour BEFORE any others
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 14, 11   1:00 PM nicolehamade Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
this tour was awesome! i highly recommend it! our tour guide, brian, was very in to his job and had a lot of information that we knew we could believe!
Rating: 5
I loved this tour. It was fun and informative.
Wed, Apr 6, 11   1:00 PM norella Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Brian is a great tour guide. He was fun, knew the area and its history, provided some great stories about events and people who live (and died) there. I did this tour four years ago and enjoyed it then, but this time it was just such fun! I will definitely recommend this to anyone I know who is going to be visiting southern CA.
Rating: 5
So fun!
Sun, Apr 3, 11   1:00 PM Katyface10 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I learned so much Hollywood on this tour! Our tour guide was very informational and he obviously was very passionate about his job!
Rating: 4
Loved the tour guide; didn't love the van
Sat, Apr 2, 11   1:00 PM sschulberg Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Loved our tour guide. My only negative is with the van. It was hard to see things on the opposite side of the van. I would prefer an open top van.
Rating: 5
Murder and scandal have never been so much fun
Fri, Mar 25, 11   1:00 PM nicolel80 Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
The tour was funny, smart, interesting and absolutely fascinating. While the spots were great, and the original tour full of great tidbits, our tour guide had so much knowledge on every Hollywood subject that I could have listened for hours more. Well worth the money, and something I will recommend to locals and tourists alike.
Rating: 5
awesome for those with a macabre sense of humor!
Wed, Mar 23, 11   1:00 PM pdxkate Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was great - not only did we get to see where many famous people had died, but we also got so much information about the history of Hollywood from our tour guide, Brian. He knew so much about Hollywood, the stars, and the history that he was able to roll with the questions and interests of our group. While he was at times scattered in his delivery, the tour was overall an awesome way to see LA without having to drive, a funny and irreverent look at the ridiculousness that is Hollywood and its characters, and, not to overthink it, but also provided an opportunity to reflect on our society's obsession with fame, death, and the place where they intersect. Certainly worth the $40!
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 19, 11   1:00 PM mlyoungmba Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had the best time on this tour. Brian is a wealth of knowledge and made the whole experience so much fun. I've already referred the tour to other people and want to go again. Even after living in LA for 30+ years, there were so many new things I learned.
Rating: 5
If you enjoy the inside scoop on Hollywood........
Sat, Mar 19, 11   9:30 AM kimcasas Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
You must do this tour. Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and shared stories of the Hollywood stars, .not just the gruesome stories, but interesting ones. The tours is worth the money!
Rating: 5
The best tour in Los Angeles
Fri, Mar 18, 11   1:00 PM tmboc1 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
If you like the history of Hollywood and all of its lurid details, this is for you! With great enthusiasm and knowledge, the Dearly Departed tour gives you fascinating details of past and present celebs, not only where they might've passed away but where they lived, along with some famous movie sites and trivia. This tour is for the young and old and should not be missed!
Rating: 5
Amazing and well thought out tour
Sun, Mar 13, 11   9:00 AM saphfyre42 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friend and I are quite interested in what some may refer to as the macabre so we couldn't resist the opportunity to go on this tour. Unlike many tours I've been on this one had extensive research and the content was accurate and very well planned out. The video footage between locations was a great way to keep the flow of the tour happening while travelling the city. If you are looking for something sensationalist, this is not the tour to take, it was extremely factual and professionally handled. I am very interested to see what else this tour company comes out with.
Rating: 5
The 3-Hour Tour! (sing along)
Sun, Mar 13, 11   9:00 AM smorley Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I can summarize the morning: Scott was a plethora of information on Manson and the events of 1969. It was truly a great experience...I live in L.A. and was shown so many locations I didn't even know about. I would recommend this to anyone/everyone who is intrigued by this tragic time. Not for kids or people who are not into the Manson crimes. I LOVED it.
Rating: 5
Darkly Humorous and highly recommended!
Sat, Mar 5, 11   1:00 PM sln3rvrs Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the "Dearly Departed Tour". We thought our tour leader was a character; entertaining, humorous, and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about many famous people and saw a variety of architecture too. I have recommended the tour to many of our friends.