Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  360 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 42 109 0 = 109 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 85 214 1 = 213 99% 4.7
Last 12 months 138 361 1 = 360 99% 4.8
All 1,570 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Good entertainment
Sun, Oct 27, 13   1:00 PM Joni_H Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Entertaining tour. Thanks to our driver, we saw lots of sights that weren't on the tour but preferred the sights that had audio with it.
Rating: 5
My teenager and I were looking to do something dif
Fri, Aug 22, 14   1:00 PM jomarief Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I had a marvelous time with tour guide Brian. Learning about Hollywood history was such an unusual twist to our other activities. We highly recommend this for anyone 16 and above.
Rating: 5
Great - lots of fun
Tue, Nov 17, 09   1:00 PM Johooper Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was great and was more than i expected. Loved hearing all the horror storeis as well as seeing all the stars homes.
Rating: 2
Fantastically funny, sarcastic and knowledgeable!
Wed, Aug 26  12:00 PM John_and_Ric Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you want a tour that will be fun, offbeat and enjoyable, GO ON THIS TOUR!
Rating: 3
Did not highlight a requested sight.
Sat, May 3, 08   1:00 PM johntromblee Male 30-39 Local Other
When I first boarded the bus with my friend, Scott asked us if we would mind waiting for a party that was late. Although I didn't understand this, given the strict policy on the website, I was not in the majority, so we were delayed. I also had talked to Scott about a particular incidence, at a particular building. The death of Diane Linkletter at Shoreham Towers, where I happen to live! Although Scott seemed knowledgeable about the incident, by the time we drove by Shoreham Towers, he seemed to be in a hurry, and didn't even mention the incident, which I think is one of the more interesting mysterious deaths around. I believe Scott was trying to make up for lost time due to the lateness of other participants. It really felt like a slight, and a missed opportunity to speak about a fascinating "death". As this tour bills itself as a tour of famous murders, mysterioius deaths, I would suggest more emphasis on this publisized aspect of the tour. The "George Michael Memorial Park", stop was interesting, but took a long time and had nothing to do with famous homicides/suicides.


Rating: 5
The guide knows his history.
Thu, Oct 20, 11   1:00 PM JohnScouller Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Informitive - Morbid - Interesting. Who does'nt like Tootsie Rolls?

I thought we would see the lot where the Black Dahlia body was found.
Rating: 5
this is the real deal!
Thu, May 21, 09   1:00 PM johnrifle Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
scott michaels is a great tour guide, and we saw many, many culturally referenced things in our three plus hours of this tour. scott asked if we had any special requests before heading out. mine was to see where filmmaker kenneth anger lived. scott knew exactly where anger lived (in a transient hotel, down the block from a porn shop & jumbo's clown room, no less!) & was happy to oblige a drive-by. i would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the real, darker side of hollywood. forget those cheesy tours that leave every fifteen minutes on hollywood blvd.--this is the real deal!
Rating: 5
Fun for Locals
Sat, Nov 8, 08   1:00 PM johnreeves Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The tour covered a lot of ground with some familiar paths (Sunset and Hollywood Blvds), but mostly off the beaten path sites. A good mix of famous, infamous, old and new sites. The Dee Dee Ramone apartment and Hollywood Towers hotel were hits for me. Stop number one really hit me hard - real sites, real people and real tragedies.
Rating: 5
One of the highlights of a recent trip to LA
Sun, Apr 14, 13   1:15 PM johnmason Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Had a GREAT time. Tour guide, Brian, was excellent. This tour was a lot of fun and highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Mon, Aug 30, 10   1:00 PM johnharris2 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Tour was great, Richard was great! I just wish there was more time to take pictures. Just stopping longer to take pictures from the van. I know letting people out of the van at every stop would be to time consuming.