Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  582 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 54 131 0 = 131 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 98 247 3 = 244 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 228 589 7 = 582 99% 4.7
All 1,661 4,266 41 = 4,225 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 450 99% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 107 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 21 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 4 100% 4.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 30, 13   1:00 PM Wookie49 Female 60-69 Local Other
I live in the area and took a friend on the sight-seeing trip. I learned so much about my neighborhood that I didn't know. Our guide and driver, Brian, was knowledgeable and funny. It was a hoot!
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
Great tour
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:00 PM jtothe Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
For a morbid subject, Dearly Departed definitely knows how to make for an interesting tour. With a mix of audio and soundtracks played at the opportune moments, a very knowledgeable guide and great storyteller, the tour was informative, interesting, and fascinating at the same time. As far as LA/Hollywood tours go, I'd definitely recommend!
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: 5
Great Fun!
Sun, Nov 17, 13   9:30 AM gailare5052 Female 60-69 Local Other
This was so much fun - and very interesting historically. Scott was wonderful as our tour guide. Very knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Amazing tour for locals
Sat, Nov 16, 13   1:00 PM dmor2013 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I've never taken, nor considered taking a tour. I've been a fan of for years and am SO HAPPY I took this tour! Hollywood is much more seedy than it appears and its so engaging to hear it and see it with guidance from such knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended for the L.A. history novice, or the history buff looking to test their knowledge.
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
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
Great tour - everyone must take
Sat, Nov 9, 13   1:00 PM princessad Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This was a great tour. As soon as we entered into DDT office, interesting information was already being given to us. our tour guide, Brian was great. He was very knowledgable with great details and humor. I would dfinitely recommed this tour and it should be taking more than once!
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 8, 13   1:00 PM izzie1 Female 30-39 Local Individual
I love this tour so much that I have been on it four times. Scott and Brain are awesome. They are so friendly and have so much knowledge that they are happy to share. HIghly recommend this tour
Rating: 5
Great Halloween fun!
Wed, Oct 30, 13   1:00 PM cootspice Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I decided my group of friends and I should do something fun to get in the spirit of Halloween! I had seen this on "the girls next door" and it looked like fun! WELL IT WAS!!! The tour guide was great, fun, and personable! We learned a lot of things about LA that we didn't know. One of my friends has lived in LA her whole life and she was amazed at how many things she didn't know! They pass out binders of pictures to go along with the info they give you on the tour, so that was pretty near! It was a beautiful day, and the tour was most entertaining!! A wonderful Halloween treat!!
Rating: 5
Had a fabulous time!
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:00 PM susannperry Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
I would highlt recommend this ttour to everyone. Richard our driver/guide was so full of information..he really made the trip! Thanks..had a blast!!
Rating: 5
Fun Halloween outing
Fri, Oct 25, 13   1:00 PM crkgriffith Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We arrived early for our 1:00 tour, public parking was $5. Had lunch across the street at Cat and Fiddle, which has a great atmosphere and is supposedly haunted. Didn't see any ghosts. Got to Dearly Departed office with time to explore their mini-museum of oddities. Our van held 13 guests. If you are a large person, be forewarned that the seats are narrow so choose a single rather than a double. Our tour ran over and we arrived back at the office a little after 3:00. Our tour guide talked the entire three plus hours and was so full of information and funny personal stories that I actually took some notes for later reference. We had a short stop at Farmer's Market for a potty break and a quick purchase from a bakery which we gobbled down because they don't like you to eat in the van. Fair enough. All in all, we had a fun day seeing new and different sights in our own big city. Plus, we came home with some good stories.
Rating: 5
Perfect for a Little House fanatic
Tue, Oct 22, 13   4:30 PM pandisoo Female 30-39 Local Individual
I am a wannabe prairie girl that finally got to meet the most famous prairie bitch - who actually turns out to be a perfectly delightful, personable woman. Alison took extra care to make sure we had a good time and to add some Halloween touches to our tour, especially since thematically it's not exactly...spooky. It's so nice to have a small group so you each get individual attention and can ask all the questions you want, and take as much time with the photo opp as you need (I got 4 photos, 2 different poses). I wish there was actually more opportunity to get off the bus and maybe go into places, but it's a bus tour, I get it. Unfortunately, because of the time of year and late start time, it was a bit too dark out to be able to actually see any of the sites from inside the bus, but Alison's narration was engaging and charming - and informative and funny! - so that helped. You don't have to have read her book or seen her show beforehand (I hadn't) but I don't think this particular tour will be very compelling to anyone who's never watched "Little House on the Prairie."