Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  576 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Negative
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= Overall
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% Positive Average
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Last 3 months 47 119 0 = 119 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 93 241 3 = 238 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 224 583 7 = 576 99% 4.8
All 1,654 4,254 41 = 4,213 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Rating
% Positive Average
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Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 451 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 101 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 21 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 3 100% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great
Sat, Jul 6, 13   9:00 AM LarryWiebe Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was every thing we had hoped for .Extremely well done . Don;t change a thing
Rating: 3
Dearly lacking
Sat, Jun 29, 13   1:00 PM ralphphillip Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We took this tour because we were told by friends that it was a fun time with lots of laughs. Unfortunately, it was lacking in both. The tour itself was well-organized and filled with enough TMZ-type fodder to satisfy anyone's dark side. However, it was presented by someone who was not entertaining. Pleasant, likable, and nice - yes. But this tour needed someone who was dearly dark and funny and could elicit yucks. That said, I'd still recommend Dearly Departed. They have several tours and enough positive reviews for me to tell people to give it a shot.
Rating: 5
Brian was awesome!
Sat, Jun 8, 13   1:15 PM sfaller Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
My sister and I really enjoyed the tour. Brian was incredible -- a walking encyclopedia of trivia and movie/star knowledge. He was a lot of fun and we were thoroughly entertained.
Rating: 5
Professional and Fun
Sat, Jun 8, 13   1:00 PM PhilipP737 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I would highly recommend this tour to those interested in being exposed to a potpourri of information on old and new Hollywood. The tour guide was very friendly, informative and a good driver.
Rating: 5
My son planned this for a mothers day celebration.
Sun, May 12, 13   1:00 PM rebelyell Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
It was one of the best and out of the norm Mothers Day I have had in 30 years. I would highly recommend this day of adventure for all. My son planned the entire outing and I could not think of any other way I would have rather spent it. I was raised in San Marino and never took the "Hollywood Tours"....what I missed in all these years. Richard and Jane were the best hosts....definately a must to come back. I have taught Jazzercise (yes it is still around) for 38 years and I announced to my class of 50 plus the fabulous time we had. There was so much information packed into the 3 hours I could not remember half of what we experienced. I just know and will always remember what an experience we had. Thank you.... still talking about it. Karen and her son Cristian. San Juan Capistrano, CA home of the Swallows.( the birds of love)
Rating: 5
Interesting and fun
Fri, May 10, 13   1:00 PM Linda848 Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
It was fun to see all the homes and hear the information on the Dearly Departed. The guide was very entertaining and he made the trip even more fun.
Rating: 3
not all factual
Mon, Apr 29, 13   1:00 PM unclebutch Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
guide said Mae west lived in Penthouse at Ravenswood apt.I knew her and she just had a regular 2 bedroom apt and it was an end apt.The only difference was she had a heavy duty metal door installed with six dead bolts because she was afraid of kidnapping.If the guide didn't have the correct information about that how do we know if the other info was correct about the other sites?
Rating: 4
Alison has great stories
Sat, Apr 27, 13   4:30 PM danayoung35 Female 60-69 Local Other
Alison Arngrim has great stories of growing up in Hollywood, although many of them are also in her book. She is very personable and accessible, with a terrific sense of humor. Since you basically just drive around (except for the stop for photos near the Hollywood sign) listening to her talk, it seems a little pricey. Since I'm local, perhaps I didn't appreciate seeing the "sights" as much as someone from out of town would.
Rating: 5
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour
Thu, Apr 18, 13   1:00 PM greenthue62 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide, Brian, was outstanding....very knowledgeable regarding Hollywood history sites
Rating: 5
good for a view of the LA that is not so apparent
Mon, Apr 15, 13   1:00 PM crozuk Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
I had lived in Southern Calif for a while during college, but did not have time for touring. I now go back frequently with exchange students and this tour was good to give added dimension to the more obvious glitz. The younger kids don't recognize many of the names but still enjoyed the tour, but for the older bunch brought back memories
Rating: 5
Everything you want to know and more.
Tue, Apr 2, 13   1:00 PM Blonder Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Most informative not just on those dearly departed but the history of Hollywood. There wasn't much our tour guide didn't know, don't waste your money on tours of the stars homes as you'll get that as well on this tour. If you only have time for one tour, make this tour it. You'll get history, personal knowledge and a sense of humor thrown in for good measure. It's not just about murders etc, it's a great overview of Hollywood.
Rating: 5
Brian was terrific!
Fri, Mar 29, 13   1:00 PM JerryW Male 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
The tour was very entertaining and Brian was terrific departing for a few blocks in B.H. to show my 94 year old mother where some of the stars of yesteryear lived. Highly recommend the tour for local and visiting tourists.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon.
Wed, Mar 20, 13   1:00 PM Kurilyq Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour guide was great and knew many of the facts surrounding the specific cases of the victims. You could tell that he did his homework. A history of Hollywood and the surrounding area that was very informative and interesting at the same time. Just about the right amount of time for the tour with a convienent bathroom break in the middle. I would take another one of these tours without hesitation.
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
The departed and much much more.
Fri, Jan 18, 13   1:00 PM TMullins45 Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Brian knows L.A. and its history and obviously works hard to be good at his job. He is! He delivers a tour that's not just about the departed, but includes a lot of other fascinating L.A. information. I'm recommending this tour to all my friends who go to L.A. I've been going to L.A. for years and finally decided to do a tour. I couldn't have picked a better one. Thanks for a great time!