Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  385 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 38 91 1 = 90 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 85 213 2 = 211 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 152 387 2 = 385 99% 4.7
All 1,601 4,072 41 = 4,031 99% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour

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Experience the real Hollywood as celebrity secrets, scandals, and Tinsel Town's seedy underbelly is exposed.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Jam Packed
Thu, Jan 22, 09   1:00 PM wjay29 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
It didn't feel like three hours and that's a good thing. There were so many sites to see and the tour guide, Richard, was Great! I doubt I'll ever remember everything we rode by so I'll just have to take the tour again the next time I'm in the area. Thanks for a fun afternoon.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, Jan 17, 09   1:30 PM Abby0ne Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We thought it was very interesting and informational and DEFINATELY worth the money! We also plan to make some time in the future for the helter skelter tour.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!
Sat, Jan 17, 09   1:30 PM valjbar Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was better than I expected it would be! Tour guide was very informative and entertaining! I will be back with my teenage kids next time we are in town!!
Rating: 5
Excellent tour of the seedier side of Hollywood
Fri, Jan 16, 09   1:00 PM kyogle Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had heard of this tour through friends a while ago and because they had raved on so enthusiastically about it we decided it was a must to do. In fact we deliberately arranged to leave Vegas early in the morning to ensure we went on this tour before catching our international flight home.

Apart from the details of the 'Dearly Departed' variety, we were treated to all manner of good anecdotes and gossip about current TV and film folks to those of yesteryear. The guide was enthusiastic, had great stories, was interesting and encouraged questions and group involvement. The tour was well paced and we covered a lot of LA. Lots to see and we had a booklet of pictures and information to go with the spiel.

I would say that this tour is a must if in LA. Very personable guide and the tour is excellent value for money. I am hoping that next time in LA they have another tour so that I can do something with them again.

Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sun, Jan 11, 09   9:30 AM hannah153 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great tour... it's a bit different to some of the other tours in LA but its not too disturbing and very entertaining.. My advice would be to do this tour before a stars home tour as they cross over a bit, but I loved it... lots of fun and a bit quirky.. definately a highlight of my time in LA.
Rating: 5
Potty Breaks
Sun, Jan 11, 09   9:30 AM EvaJoM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
I am a return customer and I did have a great time. However, I did note that the route of travel has been altered due to the new starting point. Unfortunately this puts the potty break in the first 20 minutes of the tour, leaving 3 hours of "no bathroom" to get through. My entire group was frantically dashing for the facilities at the end of the tour. The biggest problem with this is that the final hour of the tour, most of my party was concentrating more on their bladders than on the tour.

The only other issue I noticed was that the parking is quite expensive. I realize that one can get validated for the first two hours, however if you don't have time to go in to the shops after the tour, you're just stuck with a $20 parking fee.
Rating: 5
better than i thought
Fri, Jan 9, 09   9:30 AM dramaqween Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it was a very informative tour. The tour director was very kind and curteous and explain things to the fullest! i would def take another tour by this company and i would highly reccomend them
Rating: 5
I would definitely do this again!!
Sun, Jan 4, 09   1:00 PM Andie422 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I loved this tour and I'm glad I was watching the show where I saw the guy from DearlyDeparted on it(I don't remember what show or the name of the guy). I don't think I would've ever known about this otherwise. Our guide was hilarious and knowledgeable. I loved seeing all the sights of things you see in movies. We are planning to come back in 5 years and hopefully by then the other tour will be up & running-the one mentioned by our guide about movie locations. I'll definitely keep checking. Or maybe we can try to get on the Helter Skelter tour. Thanks for an very enjoyable time!!
Rating: 5
Highly recommended comprehensive tour
Sat, Jan 3, 09   9:30 AM moanamackey Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've done tours in LA before before which were pretty average and so I was a bit apprehensive about shelling out money for yet another tour. I asked around and this one was recommended to me by an american friend who said it was the only one they would recommend.

The tour included not just murder and death sites but celebrity homes, movie locations, and key Hollywood landmarks, so it was everything wrapped into one tour. Our tour guide really knew his stuff and was happy to include other requested locations in the tour if time allowed. He was friendly and professional and really really knew his stuff and was clearly passionate about what he did. His knowledge of some of the more obscure locations and events showed how much work had gone into hunting down stories and locations.

All in all this tour was fantastic value for money, riveting from start to finish, and highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sun, Dec 28, 08   1:00 PM kurvygyrl Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I've been to LA many times but this time I was traveling with a friend who had never been so I was looking for something out of the ordinary to do. We really enjoyed this tour. It was informative, fun and not gruesome at all. I would of suggested more than one bathroom break though, 3 and a half hours in a van is a long time. I really thought that tour guide Richard was great, he was knowledgable and really stopped and let us take photos etc. If you are in LA and are looking for something fun and out of the ordinary to do, I highly recommend this tour!!!!