Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  363 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 43 115 0 = 115 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 85 217 1 = 216 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 138 364 1 = 363 99% 4.8
All 1,569 3,995 40 = 3,955 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
the best tour ever!!!!
Wed, Nov 19, 08   1:00 PM diayvette Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This tour was a gift to me for my 30th birthday, and I could not be more pleased!! Scott, our tour guide, was so incredible! There was not a dull moment on this tour, and seriously, it felt like an old friend was showing us around town, making sure to not miss a thing!

I've been on quite a few tours around the world and have always had problems either, hearing or understanding the guide. That is not the case this time around. The speakers were very clear, and scott was very articulate and hilarious with his dearly departed humor!

Surprisingly, I was not afraid for my life being driven around Los Angeles by someone else! That was an added bonus for sure! Feeling safe on LA roads is a task in itself!!

I could go on and on about what a treat this tour was, but really... to truly know what i'm saying.. one HAS to take the tour themselves..
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!

Rating: 5
A unique tour - Highly recommendable
Fri, Nov 7, 08   1:00 PM Ingles Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
Angela, a LA visitor from Barcelona (Spain). Travel agent.

I got to know about DDT through a local newspaper in Barcelona as one of their journalists took the tour and wrote about it in one of his articles.

My expectations were high as I knew in advance what the tour involved however I was really impressed on the quality of Scott's (our guide) job. Behind his explanations/stories/facts there are (for sure) many hours of preparation and the extra information he offers with music/recordings/photos is really interesting.

More than three hours of a great tour that finishes very quickly and then you just want to go back and try another of Scott's tours.

For non-English speakers -> even if your English is fluent be aware that all the tour is done in English and you have to give full attention to get all details. It is of a great help if you check some of the stories before, specially if you don't know about them (like the Menendez murders) to be able to follow.

Thanks so much Scott !!
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 6, 08   1:00 PM billshelia Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour guide made this trip well worth the time. He was very friendly and gave a lot of information about each site or event. He mentioned a new tour he is starting (movies sites) I think the new tour will be just as good.
Rating: 4
Fun tour of LA
Sun, Nov 2, 08   1:00 PM emailterry Female 30-39 Local Individual
I took my friend on the Departed Tour as a birthday present, and it was entertaining and fun. I've taken other tours in the past, and this one had new things to offer. We did see a lot of great famous death sites. I liked that there is music and recordings to accompany some of the stories and places we went to, Our guide was great and the picture book is a nice touch. The only disappointment I had was there were a few places I thought we would go by that we didn't (last residence of M. Monroe, OJ murders, Phil Hartman, Wonderland Avenue, and the location of the Tate/Manson murders). Overall it was a fun experience made even better by going around halloween.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend this tour
Sun, Nov 2, 08   1:00 PM muzegirl78 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Tour guide (Richard) was very pleasant and had a lot of interesting information to share. He had a great sense of humor and made the 3 hours very fun and seem like no time at all. He also handled driving in busy Los Angeles traffic with ease and made me feel safe. As we are local, we are interested in taking more tours with this company and recommend this tour to all those interested in Hollywood history.
Rating: 5
Can't miss this tour!!
Sat, Nov 1, 08   1:00 PM Kathywardell Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
This was the 3rd time on this tour with Scott and enjoyed it as much as the 1st time. Don't leave the Los Angeles area without going on this tour!!! No other tour will compare.
Rating: 4
good mix of light & dark tidbits
Fri, Oct 31, 08   1:00 PM elizabeth14 Female 30-39 Local Individual
a variety of weird things throughout the area are mentioned along the way so it wasn't as specifically morbid as i imagined. but it was interesting! learned about alive celeb's homes, dead celeb's homes, murder/death sites, movie/tv show locations & some just plain crazy places are pointed out. if it was JUST a death-related tour the 3 hours would go by slow- but they don't! and even in the inbetween moments there's informative books to look at, audio being played & a guide who'll answer your questions :)
Rating: 3
Where's the beef?
Fri, Oct 31, 08   1:00 PM VecaTours Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was my first Hollywood tour and was excited. Unfortunately, I found the tour lacking on information and on incident locations. We spent a good deal of time in traffic, and I felt the tour was rushed because of the delay in traffic. Also, the view from within the van wasn't good. The tour guide would make reference to look up and ahead, but, being seated at the back of the van - we were unable to see much.

I did, however, appreciate the few photos and sound that was provided for some of the incidents. This tour has much potential, but unfortunately at this stage its only potatoes without meat. Where's the beef?

Sorry, I wish I could have given a much better review.
Rating: 5
Fri, Oct 31, 08   1:00 PM vlmartinez Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide knew his facts! He was friendly, accomodating, punctual & funny! We truly enjoyed ourselves!