Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  624 rating points
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Last 3 months 43 113 3 = 110 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 95 249 4 = 245 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 246 634 10 = 624 98% 4.7
All 1,602 4,120 41 = 4,079 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 464 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: 5
Brian is the best!
Sun, May 15, 11   10:00 AM Maylynn Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Brian was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the tour. I don't know much about the Hollywood Movie scene but he was able to still incorporate me into discussions and didn't allow me to feel left out. It was a great tour and he just went above and beyond what we expected. I highly recommend it!!
Rating: 5
An interesting, informative and fun ride!
Sat, May 14, 11   1:00 PM MariaGW17 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I had heard of this tour and had wanted to take it for a while. A couple of my co-workers had taken it and enjoyed it so we decided to take it together. We met our tour guide in front of Larry Edmonds Bookstore in Hollywood (a must see, especially if you are into Hollywood movie star biographies). Our tour guide was informative and entertaining and we went by many sites of the dark side of Hollywood, including the house where Lana Turner's daughter shot mobster Johnny Stompanato, the house where Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner resided, the apartment building where Jack Cassidy died, the apartment buidling where the Black Dahlia spent the last month of her life, the bungalow where John Belushi died and many others. It was hard to remember them all, even having took pictures of many of the sites. The one stop where you did get off the bus was at the park where George Michael was popped for indecent exposure. A great tour I would highly recommend to anyone fascinated with old Hollywood and it's dark side. We plan to do the Helter Skelter tour next!
Rating: 5
Great Saturday Afternoon Activity
Sat, May 14, 11   1:00 PM nasuti Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I really enjoyed our 2.5 hour tour with Brian! First, the van was nice & clean. Everyone had a good view. Secondly Brian gave an amazing tour! Non-stop facts and entertainment. He was clearly more than a little obsessed with Hollywood history (dark or not), which led to a very enthusiastic tour. I enjoyed the every minute of the tour (even the bathroom break had some infamous history :) ). I highly recommend this tour for local LA types or someone from out of town. We saw celeb houses & learned a ton of history, why wouldn't you want to get both into one tour?
Rating: 4
A fine tour, a cramped van...
Sat, May 14, 11   9:00 AM Gene94118 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The "Helter Skelter" tour was fascinating (though provided little new information or theories, which isn't surprising given it's been 42 years and how much 'new' information could there be?). Visiting specific locations enhanced the tour in every possible way. Great fun driving through the Hollywood hills and various canyons, overall quite an enjoyable morning. The van was packed tight, and a bit too stuffy in the back to completely enjoy the trip; one or two fewer people on the tour (or a bigger, more comfortable van) would help the claustrophobia issue immeasurably.
Rating: 4
Great
Mon, Apr 25, 11   1:00 PM ARIZONA54 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great
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
TAKE THIS TOUR
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
awesome!
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
Fantabulous!
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!