Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  370 rating points
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Last 3 months 41 99 1 = 98 98% 4.7
Last 6 months 78 198 1 = 197 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 139 371 1 = 370 99% 4.8
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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: 4
Exploring the dark side of Hollywood
Sat, Aug 30, 08   1:00 PM showcat Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
I came from Chicago and was looking for an actual ghost tour this was a bit different, more of a combination of death, murder, overdoses, strange stories of celebritys arrests, where some movies were filmed, and other fun facts. I thought it was interesting and fun, but would have liked the bus to stop briefly at each location so that people could take photos off the bus. The only off the bus stop was a restroom break at the infamous George Micheal arrest site. We got lucky and got to see one celebrity as Woody Allen and his wife or girlfriend ? Who is his (former adopted daughter) passed by our bus, this happened purely by chance, but added to our enjoyment! However I would not reccomend this tour for young children, some of the murder details of the Manson murders and photos of Black Dalia would be very distrubing.
Rating: 3
Couldn't go
Fri, Aug 29, 08   1:00 PM janeinks Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Steve called me on Friday to advise that the tour was leaving at 1, but I had mistakenly written down the tour information for Saturday. As I was in the middle of having lunch with an actor friend at Musso's when Steve called, I was unable to make the Friday tour.
Rating: 2
Van cramped, limited knowledge of Hollywood
Wed, Aug 27, 08   12:00 PM LindaErtmann Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide didn't offer any tidbits of gossip or knowledge in between landmarks.

He got angry at other drivers, swearing at them and actually stated to us "I hate people". He went on and on about how badly he is treated by the city and how they are out to get him by having no where to park his van where people can meet for the tour. He also went on and on about the street people and to watch out for them because they are dangerous. He was very judgemental of the mentally ill calling them all crazy. We have a son with mental illness who has never threatened anyone, so we did not appreciate this. This was before we started out for the tour, so all the negativity in the beginning put a damper on our spirits. Also, the seats in the van were so cramped we lucked out when 2 people didn't show up for the tour and my husband and I each had 2 seats which allowed me to take pictures with ease. I would not have had the room to even move if that hadn't happened and we are normal sized people. All and all, it was over priced and a disappointment.
Rating: 5
Interesting and informative
Wed, Aug 27, 08   12:00 PM starr7 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Scott, was very funny and very knowledgeable. My family and I had a great time. We all left the tour with more interesting facts about past and present movie stars.
Rating: 5
Very interesting!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   1:00 PM Jeannine11 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We saw the tour recommended in a book, and thought it was something a little different. Scott was very knowledgeable, and gave a lot of information. He even drove us past Elvis's house because my husband had asked about it, and when we passed some young children with a lemonade stand in Beverly Hills, we made a fun ,unscheduled stop and made the children's day when we all bought drinks!!
Rating: 5
Awesome!!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   1:00 PM bake1126 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This tour is awesome!! I HIGHLY recommend it. The knowledge Scott has and the stories and descriptions. There is alot to take in on this tour...I found myself more than once saying WOW! My daughter really enjoyed it too and she only went so I wouldn't be alone!! We both would take it again and again!!
Rating: 5
Always fun!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   1:00 PM amherst410 Female 40-49 Local Other
This is the third time I've been on the tour, so I must like it! This particular tour was the best yet.
Rating: 5
The Best Tour Hollywood Has to Offer
Sun, Aug 24, 08   9:30 AM barbara13 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Dearly Departed Tours is a must for all who visit Hollywood. Scott is a terrific guide that takes his time and explains everything. The sites he shows one would never find, and the stories and history are unforgettable.

Thank you Scott, we will be back for sure.

Chuck, Barbara and Melanie (San Ramon, CA)
Rating: 5
Loved every minute
Thu, Aug 21, 08   9:30 AM Coutlee Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
While in LA on business I had 1 day free. I was by myself so I booked a tour.As it turned out, I was the only person on the tour. Richard did an incredible job. I enjoyed the tour so much I have told everyone I've run into, The next time I'm in LA I will absolutely book another tour,,maybe the same one..Definately worth the money..
Rating: 5
AN ENTERTAINING TOUR OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORY!
Sat, Aug 16, 08   1:00 PM SPENCERBOY Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
MY FAMILY AND I ATTENDED THE DEARLY DEPARTED TOUR RECENTLY AND IT WAS THE MOST ENTERTAINING TOUR THAT WE HAVE BEEN ON. IT WAS EXCITING TO LEARN ALL OF THE WELL-KNOWN STORIES AND OBSCURE SCANDALS THAT HAVE BECOME APART OF HOLLYWOOD. IT WAS ALSO GREAT TO SEE MOVIE LOCATIONS AND HOMES OF THE STARS, AS WELL. OUR TOUR GUIDE RICHARD WAS A BLAST. HE WAS KIND, FUNNY, AND GAVE ALL A GREAT TOUR, HE WAS ALSO VERY ACCOMODATING TO ALL OF US. THIS IS AN AMAZING TOUR OF HOLLYWOOD AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE VISITING THE LOS ANGELES AREA. THANK YOU DEARLY DEPARTED TOURS FOR A GREAT TIME!