Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  522 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 56 143 0 = 143 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 105 268 0 = 268 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 203 526 4 = 522 99% 4.8
All 1,711 4,400 41 = 4,359 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 427 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 73 97% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 15 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 7 100% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Hollywood film site tour
Fri, Nov 27, 09   10:00 AM Mikeb63 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great tour...Brian is wonderful tour guide...I was amazed at how many movies were filmed in the area...would recommend this tour to everyone...great for all ages...
Rating: 5
unique look at local history
Sun, Sep 7, 08   1:00 PM Mikeb63 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This tour is hard to book and is almost always sold out. I got fortunate and was able to get on board. The tour was fantastic and "Richard" the guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes the seedy and sorid side of history. LA is filled with these tales of woe. It was a fun day and would do it again.
Rating: 5
More fun than a date with Divine Brown!
Sat, Jun 9, 12   1:00 PM Mike999 Male 60-69 Local Individual
Remember that name, it will be on your Dearly Departed Final Exam. I live in L.A. and had been wanting to take this tour forever. Not getting any younger, I thought I should do it before I join the Dearly Departed myself. Our tour guide was Brian, and it's downright scary how much he knows about Hollywood scandals, deaths and sleaze. But scary in a GOOD way! Also, free Tootsie Rolls! Enthusiastically recommended for everyone except the squeamish and small children...unless you parental units want to be explaining terms like "autoerotic asphyxiation" to Buddy and Sis.
Rating: 1
Not Worth the Money
Sun, Sep 11, 11   1:00 PM mike87 Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I really don't recommend this in any way. 40$ is too, TOO much for a simple bus tour. And the fact that 10 minutes into it they are already advertising for other tours is offensive. The tour guide was very sweet, and I liked the pictures included in the tour's booklet, but as a whole I left feeling like a wasted my money and afternoon.
Rating: 4
Informative / Interesting
Thu, May 29, 08   1:00 PM mike314 Male 40-49 Local Other
It's not a morbid / death filled tour.It's mixed with alot celebrity info. and interesting stories.Even if you don't care about celebrities,you will enjoy seeing the homes in Beverly Hills,Bell Aire,Hollywood Etc..Scott your guide is very personable ,and has a good sense of humor.It's worth the money.All he needs to do to improve it is add one more pit stop.
Rating: 4
Good tour guide, got more than our money's worth
Sat, Jul 30, 11   1:00 PM mickcirceo Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Brian D is a good tour guide. Some of the info is mythical, which was definitely OK with us. Also, we felt like he gave us much more than we paid for, and broadened the scope of the tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. His live of movies and music provided us with a wonderful afternoon.
Rating: 4
tour guide was great.......Brian Donnelly..
Thu, Apr 25, 13   1:00 PM Mick1984 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Brian Donnelley just loves to give this tour..
Rating: 5
Thu, Jun 2, 11   1:00 PM michy85 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed my tour with Brian, this was the best tour I have ever been on! I am a massive crime buff, so i managed to get my fix of true crime, history and even some fun facts/trivia! Be sure to go on this tour! I "dragged" my two sceptical friends with me on the tour and by the end they were ravving about how much they loved it!!!
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
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
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!