Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  522 rating points
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Last 3 months 56 154 0 = 154 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 117 302 0 = 302 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 200 526 4 = 522 99% 4.8
All 1,733 4,462 41 = 4,421 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
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Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 416 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 78 97% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 18 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 10 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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Rating: 5
What fun!!
Sun, Dec 6, 09   9:30 AM PURSER2BEAT Male 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
We knew the tour was a bit 'off the path' but what a great time it was. Our guide, Brian made it all the better!!! Thanks for a great time. We'll be back other tours.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Sat, Nov 28, 09   1:00 PM jmalinky Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
The tour guide displayed an amazing knowledge of all types of fascinating details related to the lives and deaths of various Hollywood personalities. The tour itself was extremely well organized and supplemented with various audio-visual materials(recordings of 911 calls, photographs of various people at the sites on the tour, etc). I learned more in three hours about the subject at hand than I ever thought I would (or could). This tour should not be missed by anyone who wants to see a very different side of Hollywood.
Rating: 3
Nice Tour Driver---Not Enough Tragedy
Sun, Nov 8, 09   9:30 AM MarkG5059 Male 50-59 Combination Other
My visiting brother from the east coast and I took this tour on October 8, 2009 and although Richard the tour guide was very nice guy and informative, I'd be lying if I said we weren't disappointed in many of the stops we had.....and many stops we should have had. There were too many non-tragedy locations while many interesting nearby "death" stops were missed. For example..... Mae West's and Judy Garland's old homes weren't of any interest.......The Paramount Gates? Who cares? If we wanted a routine Hollywood Tour, we would have taken any number of the regular tour buses. After our tour was over, we ended up taking my car and visiting two classic locations that we were amazed weren't in the Dearly Departed Tour....especially since they were right in the same area of town the tour traveled.....The home on Benedict Canyon where George Reeves killed himself and the condo on North Kings where Jack Cassidy burned to death. The tour needs more death and less of the Hollywood "queens."
Rating: 5
The Dearly Departed still entertained us!
Thu, Oct 22, 09   1:00 PM Glacier2 Female 50-59 Combination Other
Fun facts delivered by an intelligent guide. The tour around the Hollywood homes and neighboring business areas was a delightful introduction into the "business" side of L.A. My adult daughter and I enjoyed the tour and all of the fun-facts the guide shared with us. I would highly recommend this to someone who wants a quick tour of Hollywood with a little quirkiness thrown in!
Rating: 4
Enjoyed this tour
Fri, Oct 2, 09   1:00 PM cfindon Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This tour is true to it's title - it does take you on a tour of the "departed". however it also includes other homes, etc of the stars which I liked (the orphanage Marilyn Monroe lived at). Steve, the tour guide, was great. He was enthusasitc but not too much so. Also if you tell him who/what you like he'll make a point of showing you something on the tour regarding this if it's near where you are. For instance I am a huge entourage fan and he pointed out where Jeremy Piven lived since we were driving through that neighboorhood. there is also a short guide book with photographs that accompanies the tour. I thought this added to the experience.
Rating: 5
I recommend this to every pop culture fanatic!
Wed, Sep 23, 09   10:00 AM mrmagic Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I absolutely loved every single minute of the tour. Every bit of information made he city just come alive.
Rating: 4
Not that happy.
Sat, Jul 18, 09   9:30 AM Butcrackjack Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
The van was uncomfortable. We were cramped together. It would have been nice to know the George Michaels stop was the only restroom stop. I thought he was giving us the photo books and took no pictures because they were in the books. We passed the Hollywood sign so quick we could not take photos anyway. The sites were great and the driver was very informative. The tour needs a more comfortable vehicle and some clarity. I would still recommend it.
Rating: 5
This tour was a hoot.
Mon, Jun 29, 09   1:00 PM DebbiTurner Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
This was my second time taking the tour. I had out of town guests with only 1 afternoon to sightsee. I felt that within 3 hours my guests could really get a feel of the geography, architecture, pop culture (past and present), and of course the tragical aspects from Hollywood's history. What I didn't realize is how the tour is a work in progress, with updated information included since my last tour. So although it was my second time around, much of where we went and what was discussed was new to me, which I appreciated. The middle of the tour, the time from the rest stop at the Will Rogers Park to the end of the tour was too long. I noticed a few people nodding off just from the motion of the bus for so long. I would recommend the stop in the middle of the time or two stops. Although the driver offered a second stop, no one took him up on it and in a group setting, some people are hesitant to speak up for what they would really prefer. My out of town guests loved the tour and were amazed at how much they learned. This was certainly easy on me as a host. Thank you. I felt that the cost of the tour provided very good value for the money. One more thing that was mentioned to me by my guests was that there were a few seats on the bus that didn't provide easy viewing; there was a wall instead of a window next to them so they had to cran their necks to see throughout most of the tour's mentions on one side of the bus. Zerve was also easy to use and not a costly fee.
Rating: 5
Great for seeing a different side of Hollywood
Thu, Jun 18, 09   1:00 PM JoeCanchola Male 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
My family was out from Chicago. I am a local, but decided to take my family from Chicago to see "a different side of Hollywood" and surrounding areas. It was very informational and Richard was very knowledgeable. Although there were a few spots where we were looking through the trees and could barely see what he was referring to, most of the 3+ hour tour was not like that. The reference books he pulls out with photos of how things were then is a plus because you get to compare how they looked then to how they look now; it is a very interesting tour. The audio recordings that includes 911 calls or the background information about the sites he shows you was very well put together.
Rating: 5
A Great Chance to visit with a TV Icon!
Tue, Jun 16, 09   5:30 PM Victorhark Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
Nasty Nellie isn't so nasty anymore (well, she's still nasty enough to be fun!...she dishes some dirt!) I took the tour with my daughter and we agreed that Alison was a delight. She told us so much about her life behind the scenes on the "Prairie" and her TV family (she has a really interesting real-life family, too!) as well as tons of Hollywood fun facts. The three hours were packed with sites and the transport was great. And what a FOTO-OP near the Hollywood Sign! If you are a fan of Hollywood trivia, "Little House" and Nasty Nellie Oleson, take this tour--you will not be disappointed!
Rating: 5
Best Tour in LA?! An amazing experience!
Sun, May 10, 09   1:00 PM effiedarrow Female 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
My husband and I absolutely loved this tour! Everything about it was exceptional. It struck the perfect balance between obscure/cult/underground places/people/events in Hollywood with more well-known celebrities/places/events. The driver was nice, knowledgable and we really like how he spoke most of the time, but also incorporated audio commentary and music, I mean playing some of Manson's music and drawing the connection with the Beach Boys?! Genius! We stayed in LA a few days and were feeling a bit soured on our experience of the city but taking this tour turned that all around for us, you got a real sense of neighborhoods and Hollywood history, both good and bad, I walked away feeling like I really knew the town. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, it's an unforgettable, educational and just totally fun experience!
Rating: 5
Loved the tour!!!
Thu, Apr 16, 09   1:00 PM lhinojosa73 Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
The tour was great fun, Tour guide was very nice, knowledgeable and had a sense humor. Will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thank you!!
Rating: 5
We had a great time
Sat, Nov 22, 08   1:00 PM sundaisy4me Female 30-39 Combination Other
The driver was a blast and very informative
Rating: 5
I heart Dearly Departed
Sat, Nov 15, 08   1:00 PM dearlydepart Female 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
I really enjoyed the tour! My boyfriend, who before the tour admitted he wasn't interested in the least, walked away excited and entertained, saying that he had no idea that his home town held so many interesting things. (to which I politely replied, "Duh!") I was sad Scott couldn't be there in person but there is always next time! The one thing I would do differently would be to get there a little earlier so I could get a better seat. I sat next to the ''wall'' of the car and had to lean forward or backward to see out a window. I also think my seatbelt was wonky; it kept cinching up on its own and was very tight and uncomfortable. But these are mere inconveniences. We really had a lot of fun. I can't wait to go on another tour with Dearly Departed! (and maybe take this same tour again!!) Thanks so so much! Haley
Rating: 4
Fun & Entertaining
Thu, Oct 23, 08   1:00 PM LEDJER Unspecified 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We really enjoyed this tour. (Especially the out of towners. Richard was an awesome guide and added much excitement and life to what otherwise might have been a very bland experience We especially enjoyed the Silverlake and outer lying areas just out of Hollywood and their history. I would very much recommend this tour and when you sign up, ask for RICHARD as your guide.