Dearly Departed Tours

Zerve Seller: DDTours

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  557 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 63 155 0 = 155 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 108 277 0 = 277 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 217 564 7 = 557 99% 4.8
All 1,683 4,324 41 = 4,283 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 427 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 99 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 27 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
So Worth It!
Sat, Feb 11, 12   1:15 PM thesarahb Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I am an LA native and thought this was a GREAT activity. I learned so much about my city that I never knew. Our guide (and tour owner) Scott was great. He knew SO much and had answers to all of our quirky questions. I would HIGHLY recommend this to locals and visitors alike!
Rating: 5
It was amazing!!
Thu, Feb 2, 12   1:00 PM cameron220 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
So i would highly reccomend this tour to anyone visiting LA especially for the first time. It shows not only famous crime and murder scenes but also all kinds on interesting historical places in La. Filled with interesting tid bits of information and a very personal feel to it, this was a fun and informative tour. CHECK IT OUT!
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Sat, Jan 28, 12   1:00 PM Consuelo69 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour is sooo much better that other "Hollywood" tours. We had a blast. I didn't want it to end!
Rating: 4
Fun tour guide and he knew his stuff!
Sat, Jan 28, 12   1:00 PM SMOKE612 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Brian was AWESOME! We cruised all over Hollywood learning some cool facts. The bus was a little small for the amount of people on the tour but we managed ok. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon and I will look for more tours this company does!
Rating: 5
Worth my time
Fri, Jan 13, 12   1:00 PM ldelangel Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I really enjoyed this tour, despite getting motion-sickness. The tour, obviously, can be a bit morbid at times, but it is still fascinating! And there was so much to learn on the tour that was not all about death. The only part that was not good for me was that I got really car sick. I sat in the seat behind the driver. I was very grateful for the couple times when we stopped to get out and have a break.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Jan 7, 12   1:00 PM misscat1875 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Brian was a great tour guide! He had so much knowledge of everything related to the tour and some great personal stories to share. I thought this would be something different to do for my birthday and we all had such a great time! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone! Thanks!
Rating: 5
Great fun!!!
Wed, Jan 4, 12   1:00 PM laceyjean Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I am a Hollywood Local who thought I know pretty much all there was to know about this town..but the Dearly Departed tour wowed me! I learned so many new and fun facts about "old" and "new" Hollywood. Our tour guide, Brian Donnelly, was well informed and enthusiastic - I have already recommended this to my brother (who wants to go on the tour and I may go with him: it was fun enough to do all over again!!) Great for local people and tourists...money well spent!!!
Rating: 4
Fun trip for locals and visitors alike.
Sun, Dec 4, 11   1:00 PM alexvega03 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Took a visitor from New York as well as a 6-year Los Angeles resident on this tour with me, and both thoroughly enjoyed it... myself included. There's some general history/facts included with the tour along with the dark and twisted stuff. It was interesting, well done, and good way to spend $40 and a weekend afternoon. Grab lunch at Mel's Diner beforehand and you're set. We're looking into taking the Helter Skelter tour next.
Rating: 5
Morbidly Awesome!!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   1:00 PM justdiana Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
This was my second time taking this tour with Brian, and I brought a friend for his birthday! I loved it even more the second time around and my friend thought it was sooo cool! We are both So Cal Locals and this tour provides a great look at our city, and gives us cool hollywood history! It is graphic, but this tour wouldnt be what it is, if they sugar coated everything. If you love gore, drama, history, scandal and hollywood then this is the tour for you!! HIGHLY recommend it!!
Rating: 5
A unique tour of a mad city.
Wed, Nov 16, 11   1:00 PM PRAWITZ Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Booked ahead through zerve.com after reading other reviews. Flew in for the day especially for this tour whilst over in Las Vegas such was the draw of the subject. Arrived early outside of Larry Edmunds book store on Hollywood Blvd which is where you start and finish the tour. Dearly Departed have no office, they only pick up at this point. The store is well chosen and worth your time to look around it either pre or post tour. Saw Brian parked up around the corner cleaning and polishing the Dearly Departed tour bus, this is a good start and a theme for the whole day, professionalism. Bang on time the tour started and our Zerve tickets were collected (remember to take them along with you). The bus was immaculate and air conditioned, Brian put us at our ease right away and he is a shrewd judge of his clientele, pitching his material accordingly. Well, the next three hours were the most informative time I have ever spent in L.A. Brian not only has a deep understanding of his trade and material but can deliver its content with fun and a wonderful insight. His enthusiasm kept us literally on the edge of our seats. The tour also has an element of interactivity which I will not spoil, if you are even considering this tour then trust me it really is for you. Top tips, think on about your drinks, the restroom break is about one and a half hours in. So don't go guzzling sodas before the tour. On the same theme, only soft drinks to be taken on the tour and no food. The tour bus is immaculate and this is how it is kept that way. We got to the tour by two buses from LAX and bus times can be found on metro.net all buses are $1.50 or use can use a tap card. After the tour we caught the subway from Hollywood and Vine all the way to Union Station. From there we caught the 42 back to LAX. So, if you do book on to the tour stand by for the most interesting one in L.A. Brian is a real professional and you will not only be looked after but entertained and informed. The mere fact that you are considering this tour tells me that it is right for you. It does not revel in death or morbid thought, but, we've all gotta go sometime. You may wish to trust our judgment on this very special tour.
Rating: 5
Great tour, great guide!
Fri, Nov 11, 11   1:00 PM glderosa Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was as knowedgable and friendly as they come!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour!
Sat, Nov 5, 11   9:00 AM mergrau Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
While the subject matter is macabre, the entire experience is very enjoyable. In addition to obtaining a morbid education on one of the most notorious massacres in our nation's history, the attention to detail and consideration of the deceased allows passengers to feel that they get to know the victims a bit better, which adds to their understanding of the tragedy. A long tour, it goes by quickly, with the guide not missing a beat or leaving a stone unturned, from Hollywood to Laurel Canyon. From random hotspots to death houses to getaways, you see it all, and the guide even supplies video footage of important areas too far to reach. I thoroughly enjoyed it, leaving with a brimming mind and a heavy heart. Though, as is pointed out on the tour, as horrible as the event itself may be, remembering and learning about it is yet another way to honor the deceased. Thanks so much to Dearly Departed. You are a local gem and needed haven for Hollywood history buffs!!!
Rating: 5
Wow! There was SO much information given to us!
Sun, Oct 30, 11   1:00 PM gubatoo Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My friends and I were SO impressed with the Dearly Departed Tour which we (timely) took the day before Halloween 2011! There were SO many tidbits of fun-and some mysterious-facts! We saw dozens and dozens of homes and businesses which were famous... or infamous as it were. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour-all 2 1/2 hours of it!! We were even given a souvenir of "someone's" arrest report!! I'll leave some "mystery" to you readers as to whose arrest report it was! Thanks for a fabulous time and the wonderful memories! From gubatoo
Rating: 4
Exciting and fun, but too much info for 2.5 hrs
Sun, Oct 30, 11   1:00 PM wayman Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very interesting and exciting. We learned a lot of facts that we never knew before. The only problem with the tour is that there is just too much information crammed into too short of a period of time. It is rushed the whole tour and hard to keep up with at times. If they could add another half hour and slow down the pace of the information coming at you, it would make it a perfect and enjoyable experience. It left me wanting to learn more on the Black Dalhia as the story had to be split into two different parts and I could not retain the entire recounting. Looks like I will have to look it up on the internet or read the book. The tour guide was great and so knowledgable. He has a great sense of humor and made our day a very enjoyable experience. Please just add a little more time and the tour will be perfect.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Sun, Oct 23, 11   1:00 PM BillieCassin Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I am a third generation Los Angeles resident and I absolutely love this tour! I have taken the Historical Tragedy Tour, The Manson Tour, and The Film Location Tour and have really enjoyed all of them. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour guides is the finishing touch on a great experience!