Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  557 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 63 155 0 = 155 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 108 277 0 = 277 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 217 564 7 = 557 99% 4.8
All 1,683 4,324 41 = 4,283 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% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 99 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 27 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 4 100% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
The best tour I've ever taken on a vacation!
Sat, Dec 14, 13   9:00 AM MJWMJW Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I may be a little overly enthustiastic due to my fascination with the Manson Family, but this was the most friendly facinating, and fact filled tour I've ever taken. Scott Michaels who personally hosted the tour was a gentlemen and class act. He really knows his facts about the area. I was slightly skeptical asking my mother and sisters to join me on the Helter Skelter tour at my prompting, but they really enjoyed it and even thanked me for finding this gem of tour in the L.A. area. The Helter Skelter tour should not to be missed if you have the slightest interest in the 60's scene in California, tragic Hollywood, rock stars, and the Manson Family. Thanks again Scott!
Rating: 5
Family 1st Visit to L.A. this was top of our list
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:15 PM RayMack Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is now the second time we've taken visiting friends or family on this tour and it has never disappointed. The history, mixed with humor, and topped off with the extra knowledge and comfort of the guides makes for a lot of fun. My mother who's retired absolutely loved it because she'd never been to Hollywood before but knew all the cases mentioned on the tour!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:15 PM EZK303 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My teen-age daughter (very involved with music) LOVED the tour. My teen-age son (interested in gore to the extent we abide that sort of thing) really liked a few moments. He's a teen-age boy, and this tour was booked primarily to address my daughter's interests (we did a separate "race" tour for which my son flipped "Fantastic Race"). Scott was responsive to questions and tailored the experience to our group - he offers an amazing base of knowledge, maintains professionalism while avoiding stuffy-ness, and is as dynamic and engaging a tour leader as I've ever seen.
Rating: 5
A MUST SEE for all Bonnetheads!
Sun, Nov 24, 13   4:00 PM markasey Male 40-49 Local Individual
I've been meaning to try this tour for awhile and I'm sure glad I finally went this past Sunday. Alison Arngrim is the most sweet, hilarious, smart, and generous tour guide! If you're a fan of Little House on the Prairie you will LOVE hanging with Alison for an afternoon hearing the greatest stories about the cast of the show and the years making it. She is open to any questions about the show or her life and career, you'll get a picture taken with her under the Hollywood sign, and you will be able to choose an 8x10 to have autographed after the tour as well. She even baked pumpkin muffins for all of us on the tour! I had a blast and it's made me even more a fan of hers. Thank you, Alison-- you're the best! Mark
Rating: 5
Money welllllllllllllllllll spent.
Thu, Nov 21, 13   1:00 PM johnhakel Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Having be a resident in Southern California.... for 30 years I thought I knew a lot about celebrities but I was "DEAD" wrong. Would recommend this tour for any age. Fun and informative! John
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Fri, Nov 15, 13   9:00 AM dud1117 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Scott is very passionate and knowlegable about this case. I especially liked visiting the sites and the tidbits of information not readily available from other sources that he provides.
Rating: 4
Fun and informative.
Wed, Nov 13, 13   1:00 PM creightonjam Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The wife wanted to go on the tour for her birthday. Learned a lot about LA's underbelly and they even pointed out a few living celebrity homes. Good stuff.
Rating: 5
outstanding tour of LA and its most interesting hi
Mon, Nov 11, 13   1:00 PM rsdowney1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Outstanding tour of LA nad its most interesting historical sights
Rating: 5
So much fun!
Sun, Nov 10, 13   1:15 PM BrianUT1 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I live in Los Angeles and my mother was visiting from my hometown in Texas. I knew by its description and excellent reviews this tour would be perfect for her. She loved it, as expected, but I was surprised that I loved it just as much! Brian was a wondeful tour guide -- he was friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone had a great time with no pressure or hassle. I unequivocally recommend the tour to out-of-towners and locals alike.
Rating: 5
Take the time!
Sat, Nov 9, 13   1:00 PM rmbr3and28 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Brian the tour driver made the experience very enjoyable and fun. He really knew his stuff. Scott the owner spent time in the office giving us an impromptu private tour of his Hollywood museum while we waited for our tour. He was very "into" Hollywood memorabilia and it shows! All in all I'd say money well spent.
Rating: 5
Accurate information
Thu, Oct 10, 13   1:00 PM dperk25 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a blast, we were in from Indianapolis to do the tour and Univeral studios HHN.
Rating: 4
Great fun! Even for locals.
Sun, Sep 29, 13   9:30 AM maxpabthe Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Enthusiastic guide was a plus. Fun way to spend a few hours finding out interesting facts about the city. I grew up in.
Rating: 5
very interesting tour
Sat, Sep 28, 13   1:00 PM kfsa346 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Great tour, very informative and interesting. Even though a local resident, learned alot about the past and present history of tinseltown.
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 ?