Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  521 rating points
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Last 3 months 54 139 0 = 139 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 104 267 0 = 267 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 202 525 4 = 521 99% 4.8
All 1,709 4,396 41 = 4,355 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 423 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 73 97% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 18 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 7 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Awesome tour!!
Sat, Apr 27, 13   1:00 PM Fwooton Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Best tour ever!! Our tour guide Brian knew his stuff!! I enjoyed everything!!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!--Hollywood Movie Tours
Sun, Mar 31, 13   10:00 AM vonweu Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Highlight of our trip to LA. Equally enjoyed by 53 year old me and my 17 year old son. Good mix of relatively recent (last couple of decades) and classic (50's-60's) movie selections. Seeing the actual clips of the movie scenes as you stop--the van actually stops (although you don't get out) at the locations and doesn't just drive by--at each location adds immensely to the experience. You also see a few stars' homes in addition. A fringe benefit of taking the tour is seeing beautiful LA residential neighborhoods--e.g., Hancock Park, Los Feliz--that you might otherwise miss, where the houses aren't behind hedges or gates. A bathroom break is provided mid-way through the trip, but that is actually the only negative thing I have to say about the tour. The break is at a McDonald's whose restroom facilities are poorly maintained and apparently frequented by street people. Suggestion to tour operator: please find another place for the bathroom break.
Rating: 5
Second time visit and will come back again!
Fri, Mar 29, 13   1:00 PM csgaetz Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Best tour in town. way more than just a tour of the stars.
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable and Entertaining
Thu, Mar 28, 13   1:00 PM mcohron Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great tour with entertaining history facts and stories. Would book the trip again in a heart beat.
Rating: 5
we had a wonderful time.
Wed, Mar 27, 13   1:00 PM Martyr3 Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
Brian our tour guide is amazing !!!! He made it so special. Parking is easy, which alone is great in LA. The tour itself is so much fun. I've lived in LA a long time and found out things I never knew. We recomend it !!!
Rating: 5
Dearly Departed is not all inclusive on this tour!
Wed, Mar 6, 13   1:00 PM cciminelli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After the tour, I told the guide that they should change their name as the tour includes so much more about Californnia history than just a tour of events about dead people. You will also see some historic landmarks and many little known trivia facts about the area. Most of the tour encompases the Beverly Hills area, which is mostly hidden from anyone viewing the area. Everybody wants to see Rodeo Drive and such, but there is so much more to see in tthe background. I am a trivia buff and a movie buff, and I still learned more than I knew on this tour and that was important to me!
Rating: 5
Cool Tour for a former Los Angelino
Sun, Feb 17, 13   1:00 PM DGonz69 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Growing up in LA you assume you've been there done that. Currently living in Temecula, on a whim my wife and I (along with our 16 yr old son) took the Tragical History Tour. Not only was it entertaining, it was actually very informative about the history of the area. A city like Hollywood has no shortage of dark, tragic, and sometimes funny stories... this tour will definitely entertain and enlighten you, and I highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
Just do it.
Tue, Nov 13, 12   1:00 PM suzannepatte Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Make sure you leave yourself enough time to view the artifacts in their shop either before or after the tour. The tour is informative, sad, shocking and funny. It's amazing the history of Hollywood and Beverly Hills with so much history in such a small area. Take your camera. Full marks to the driver and tour guide. I believe his name was Richard. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4
Very interesting
Mon, Nov 12, 12   1:00 PM andrewrgd Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and events. The tour also covered other interesting events and sights which was excellent value. Would highly recommend.
Rating: 4
Fun for those over 50
Sun, Oct 14, 12   10:00 AM EileenAltman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My spouse and I had a great time on the tour, but our teen and young adult children didn't know many of the people who the tour guides were talking about. It would have been more enjoyable for them to learn more about contemporary pop culture figures and the places of their scandals in addition to the other locales and people.
Rating: 5
brilliant ,very interesting.10 out of ten
Sat, Sep 15, 12   9:00 AM paulbannon67 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The highlight of my holiday no question.very Comfortable transportation.scott michaels is a fasinating chap and also a most entertaining tour guide,our party age range was 14 to 45 and this tour was equally enjoyed by us all.The only thing I can think of that could make this tour better would be moving hollywood nearer to my hometown in the uk then i could do this tour again and again and again........................................
Rating: 5
fun date, Brian did an excellent job
Tue, Sep 11, 12   1:00 PM bugeda Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I took my Wife on this tour as part of our 19th anniversary. I work in this area and was interested to see it in a new light. Brian did an awesome job of educating and entertaining the entire group. We earned a lot of tootsie rolls! We would highly recommend you take the tour and encourage Brian to try and do the garage sales of Beverly Hills tour !
Rating: 5
A must see
Fri, Aug 10, 12   10:00 AM Fluffster Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I actually took the tour many years ago and never forgot how much fun I had. I decided to enjoy the tour with my sister and her family. It was a real hit and very interesting. I would recommend this tour to everyone wanting just a little juicy back story of Hollywood!
Rating: 4
Unique Hollywood Tour
Thu, Aug 9, 12   4:15 PM kathyfarwell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Overall, I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was Brian, and he was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I couldn't get over how he could drive and speak in so much detail at the same time! Brian is a walking (or, actually, driving!) Hollywood encyclopedia. I learned a tremendous amount in the approximately 3 hours of time, and it was super interesting. I loved how there was a mix of Hollywood death stories/locations, in addition to a seeing stars homes. I have to mention a couple of things that could be improved. My family and I felt that the tour would have been much more comfortable for the people (which included 3 of my family members) sitting in the very back seat, if there was one less person. We were way too cramped together to be comfortable. Also, the tour went a little too long. A half hour shorter would have been better, especially since we had an uncomfortable seating arrangement.
Rating: 5
That was fun!
Sat, Aug 4, 12   10:00 AM Jenig1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and the bus was comfortable. The movie clips added to the tour. My husband enjoyed the house from Grease and I enjoyed going by the bridge where a scene from Dead Again was filmed. Great tour!