Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  557 rating points
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Last 3 months 66 167 0 = 167 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 111 288 0 = 288 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 216 564 7 = 557 99% 4.8
All 1,696 4,363 41 = 4,322 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 448 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 87 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 18 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fantastic Alternative to usual LA tours
Fri, Oct 2, 09   1:00 PM michelleayer Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
WHat a fantastic time we had on this tour. Scott not only knows the ins and outs of what are considered some of the most tragic events in LA, he is also an avid film buff adding an authenticity and personal aspect to the tour. IT out does any of the other tours we went on. Thanks Scott! I Highly recommend this to anyone who wants more than the usual movies stars homes tour...
Rating: 5
FANTASTIC
Mon, Sep 6, 10   9:30 AM Michelle2000 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Went on this tour again, because my husband heard me talk about how much I liked it when I had been on it. Brian was great (as one suspects he always is) and made the tour interesting for those of us who had seen it before and for those who had never been on it. Highly recommend for anyone interested in LA history and lore. Brian knows where all the dead bodies are as well as fascinating tidbits about famous people you've seen on tv and movies.
Rating: 5
Very entertaining!
Sat, Sep 4, 10   10:00 AM Michelle2000 Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Loved seeing all of the locations where movies were shot, loved the background and history as well. Brian was a great tour guide, he really knows his stuff! Super-duper comfortable, A/C vehicle. Very much recommend!
Rating: 5
AWESOME!
Sat, Aug 21, 10   1:30 PM Michelle2000 Female 40-49 Local Individual
Why should tourists have all the fun? I had heard about this tour and was interested to find out more about local history. Our guide Brian, was wildly funny and imparted information in a fun and interactive manner. This is obviously someone who loves his job. The van was very comfortable in terms of seating and cooling (it was a hot day out). Can't say enough about how much fun this was. Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Excellent way to see the city
Mon, Aug 22, 11   1:00 PM micgarber Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We took the dearly departed tour on a beautiful California day. Our guide, Richard, was exceptionally knowledgeable about the area, pointing out all kinds of interesting facts along the way. He was very funny and patient as we asked a hundred questions!! We didn't want to take a tradiional stars homes tour, and thought this would a more fun way to see the city. We were correct, I would recommend this tour to anyone I knew who was visiting the area!!
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Thu, Jan 10, 13   9:30 AM mhrebenak Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had a good time learning about various celebrities and locations around town
Rating: 4
Good but needs more sights
Sat, Nov 14, 09   1:30 PM MHGitlin Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was Richard Sebastian. He was great. Not easy to keep people entertained for 3+ hrs but he did! I took the tour when it was graveline tours. I thought my boyfriend would enjoy it too which he did. However, I was disappointed we did not see more tragic death locations like where George Reeves died, where Nicole Simpson died or the Tate murders. I am sure that is because of the Helter Skelter Tour but it was disappointing. Or where Sal Mineo died?! I do think the tour needs more murder sites, and maybe less home locations of dead actors. I also think it was slightly too long. Maybe a half hour less. However the price was right. A lot of tour for the price for sure. Thanks!
Rating: 5
A Must Do while visiting LA
Sun, Sep 6, 09   1:00 PM mhernandez09 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
just an unreal tour. I read previous reviews before signing up and thought this could not be as good as the reviews I was reading. Get to visit things revolving around movie locations, celebrity homes, murder scenes and plenty more. Such a great intimate setting within the tour bus with easy access to ask questions and create dialogue about different events, etc.... Scott was our tour guide and he is just a great guy. very considerate, polite, and very easy to talk to and on top of that...HE KNOWS HIS STUFF about a wide range of topics. I could go on and on..sorry...please do this tour..you will not be disappointed. It is Mature in nature so keep that in mind. DO IT!!! Thank you again Scott. Your hospitality and knowledge are second to none! Mike and Sally San Jose, CA
Rating: 5
Outstanding tour!
Sun, Jun 10, 12   11:00 AM mguns51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We've been wanting to take this tour for sometime and we finally did it. Brian was our tour guide and he gives the tour with so much vigor and gusto. He also provided little known tidbits of tinseltown. The tour was approximatley 2.5 hours, when it was over, we wanted more! Kudos to Scott and Brian!
Rating: 4
enjoyable and exactly as advertised
Sun, Mar 13, 11   1:30 PM mgood729 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
the enclosed coach limited view of many of the sites - would have enjoyed it more with an open air van, or at least one with higher windows
Rating: 4
Scott's a great guide!
Mon, Feb 27, 12   1:00 PM Merylia Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Absurdly fun, filled with morbid trivia, ghoulish gossip and great company. If you love the dark side and fascinating facts about celebrity murders, Scott's your man. Look up the alley where Sal Mineo's murder took place; see graphic photos of the Black Dahlia's corpse; rubberneck up Madonna's driveway. Two and a half hours of sightseeing fun!
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
Funny and really interresting !
Sat, May 31  1:00 PM Meredith8 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was funny, interresting and sometimes scary of course ! Me and my friends learned a lot and had a really good time =)
Rating: 4
Very Informative Tour
Fri, Oct 23, 09   1:00 PM membrTech Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
If you are considering doing an insightful tour of famous LA than Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour is the way to go, seriously. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor which to me is an awesome combination. Oh yeah, these guys are on time, so please be on time...
Rating: 5
Scott Michaels is a great tour guide!
Fri, Apr 11, 08   1:00 PM memaagain6 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. Scott didn't just show us the sites, he explained each site, the event and history of it. He has a great sense of humor and personallity for this job. He truely made this a memorable outting for us. His driving around the city made me feel comfortable, he is a very good driver in traffic. I hope to go on more of his tours soon. Thanks