Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  583 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 47 119 0 = 119 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 92 238 3 = 235 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 227 590 7 = 583 99% 4.8
All 1,652 4,248 41 = 4,207 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 455 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 104 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Very interesting and excellent tour!
Fri, Sep 27, 13   1:00 PM Davenye Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Brian was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and presented a lot of interesting information. My group really enjoyed spending a few hours with him.
Rating: 5
Second time and still captivating........
Wed, Sep 25, 13   1:00 PM PRAWITZ Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Finding ourselves scheduled to be in L.A for a day, we wondered about taking the Tragical History Tour for a second time ? We emailed Scott to ask if there were any changes to the tour and he replied promptly that it is always evolving. Hmmmmm, tempting enough. With that in mind we booked in and flew on over. Put yourself in our shoes, rather than have a guy point out Hugh Hefners trash can and other rubbish we chose to go with (in our opinion) the number one tour company in L.A. These guys not only inform but entertain for two and a half hours straight. The difference for us this time is they are now office based on West Sunset Blvd and a cool place it is. A warm welcome awaited from Scott and there was time enough for a snoop around at the shops excellent memorabilia. Promptly on time the bus left and we were off. Our being second timers did not deter Brian our guide, the route he took was similar in a few places but the info flowed thick and fast going off at delightful tangents when prompted by questions or stories from other guests. Interaction is very much encouraged on this tour. The half time break was in a completely different area to last time so there was plenty of new snippets to take in. Apart from that can you imagine being chauffeured around L.A by a walking encyclopaedia of the city's dark underbelly in parts of town Joe tourist hardly ever sees ? This tour is top notch, it was our second time on it and we'd take it again. Super slick, highly informative and fun in equal measure. What are you waiting for ?
Rating: 5
A fun & interesting tour
Thu, Sep 19, 13   1:00 PM Martalto Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Dearly Departed Tour is a fun & interesting tour. As well as information about Hollywood's most famous murders and celebrity deaths, the Tour Guide also points other celebrity/movie locations & stories. The employees at Dearly Departed really know their stuff and are passionate about sharing their stories. My group really enjoyed the 3 hour tour and I would highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
An Excellent and Well Researched Tour
Sat, Sep 14, 13   9:00 AM atucker909 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I was extremely impressed with the Helter Skelter tour. As something of a scholar of these sad but historic events that still impact our culture today, I found Scott Michaels' compassionet presentation very informative. He does an excellent job of fitting the events of the Manson Family murders into the context of the time in which they occured. His knowledge of the material is excellent and his personal insights make the trip worthwhile by themselves. Have at least a minimal knowledge of the events prior to taking this tour just to be sure the subject matter is appropriate for you but any fans of history and culture should find it very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Rating: 3
Sat, Sep 7, 13   4:15 PM drgilli Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very friendly guides and owner. They have a unique angle on Hollywood tours in that they focus on death and crimes. Some can be a bit graphic. They do point out a couple of living star homes. If you drive, they'll tell you that you can park free behind the building but they are all reserved and in our case, the gates would be locked before the tour ended. We parked at a meter and paid for 3 hrs. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the tour ran over time and we got to pay an additional $62.
Rating: 5
A very informative tour about the Manson Murders
Sat, Sep 7, 13   9:00 AM Psychobilly8 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
My friends and I really enjoyed the tour for the most part. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the subject, and even provided additional information about the background and whereabouts of the victims just prior to their untimely deaths. The only somewhat unfortunate things about the tour were that the air conditioning on the tour bus could have been a lot better on such a hot day, and that some information, such as where Charles "Tex" Watson's gun landed - or where the Tate house victims' last meal was - tended to be a tad excessive. Other than those very minor things - the tour was a lot of fun, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the Manson Murders.
Rating: 5
Amazing Tour w/ very funny and knowledgeable guide
Fri, Sep 6, 13   1:00 PM gruver Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
So much fun. Went on this tour with my sister and bf from out of town. They loved it and I did too. Even from living in LA, there are so many little facts that are unknown and this 2.5 hour tour felt like 30 min. Professional staff, clean bus, and small group. Highly Recommend for tourists or locals wanting to do something different. A++++
Rating: 5
Eye Bulging Experience
Mon, Sep 2, 13   1:00 PM NMGuzman745 Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Even though I've grown up in Hollywood, it was amazing finding out history about places I constantly drive by! Made me love my city just that much more and would most definitely recommend it to others!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed Tragical History Tour !! A must do!!!
Mon, Sep 2, 13   1:00 PM Ewingoil Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been following the find a death website for years. I have viewed the Manson tour DVD and now that I have taken this in depth adventure I can truly see its the best tour in Hollywood!!!!
Rating: 5
Great tour led by interesting and informative star
Sun, Sep 1, 13   4:30 PM geoffcn Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Fantastic tour presented by someone who grew up in Hollywood in its heyday. Alison was so much fun and had so much to share. It was funny, informative and highly entertaining from start to finish. Helps if you are a fan of LHOP but there was so much more to this tour than just that.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 1, 13   4:30 PM unclebutch Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 31, 13   9:00 AM Sallyarcher Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Would recommend this tour 100% to adults and teens I went on it with my 16 year old daughter and we were both totally amazed from start to finish
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 24, 13   1:00 PM farmerj56 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This is my second time taking this tour and I would HIGHLY recommend it to locals and out of towners alike! Scott and his top notch staff of entertaining tour guides give you a glimpse of the dark side of Tinsel Town and Bubbly Hills on this 2.5 hour tour. Additionally, The vans are clean and well maintained and the office (tours depart from) on Sunset Boulevard is easy to find with lots of street parking in the neighborhood! Next time I will take the Nasty Nellie tour....I hear Alison is a riot!
Rating: 5
Very good!
Sat, Aug 24, 13   9:00 AM joe0916 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A must for anyone interested in the Manson case. Lots of new info, Even for someone who has read a fair amount about the case. I strongly suggest purchasing The "six degrees of Helter Skelter" DVD, gives lots of info covered on the tour I haven't seen elsewhere. Joe Garcia. Austin, Tx
Rating: 3
No refund option.
Fri, Aug 23, 13   10:00 AM Aqsounds Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Myself and my wife booked a movie tour but due to something that came up, we knew two days in advance that we could not participate. Unfortunately the tour company does not issue refunds so we were basically out $90+. I'm not overly bothered about it because what happened was unavoidable, but maybe having some sort of advance refund option might be something to consider.