Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  355 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 27 73 0 = 73 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 47 133 0 = 133 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 134 355 0 = 355 100% 4.8
All 1,476 3,758 39 = 3,719 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: 5
Learned and laughed a lot!
Fri, Aug 9, 13   1:00 PM jenndorsey Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I must start with the fact that I am a big fan of the Find A Death website, which, of course, is how I heard about Dearly Departed. Bryan was our guide, he was fantastic. He knew a lot about the history and architecture of Hollywood. He interjected his own stories in the tour, which makes it seem more personal. I feel like our tour lasted a long time, but not in a bad way. The tour kept my interest, which is something hard to do. I would highly suggest anyone take this tour, it is not morbid, plus you get to see all the things you would on a more "normal" tour. Plus, when I told my friends that I went on this tour, they were jealous!
Rating: 3
False Advertising
Tue, Jul 14, 09   1:00 PM JenMarchand Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I went on the Dearly Departed tour early last week. While I was aware that the tour would enclude some viewing of stars homes, I did not realize that this would be the majority of the tour. As the name implies, I expected more of the darker side of Hollywood; deaths, ghosts, etc. I was sorely disappointed. If you are looking for a tour of mostly the Hollywood glitter and glamour, then this is the tour for you. If you are looking for a darker type of tour I would recommend you look elsewhere.
Rating: 5
Great experience! I would highly recommend it!
Mon, Apr 6  12:00 PM jenconway72 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The tour guide was awesome! He was incredibly knowledgeable about Hollywood History.

It was even a fun to check out the shop while we were waiting for the tour to start. The guy running it was also filled with lots of fun details about Hollywood history.

The van was comfortable and air conditioned. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
Rating: 5
I highly recommend this tour
Tue, Aug 11, 09   1:00 PM jeking57 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My son and I went on this tour and really enjoyed it. Richard (our tour guide) was very enthusiastic about all locations and told many funny (and sometimes sad) stories about each location that we passed by. We also had a good group of people and had some good conversations about different places.
Rating: 5
Found your site online, sounded very interesting
Tue, Sep 27, 11   1:00 PM jekdun Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was the BEST tour I took. I was born and grew up in SO CA, but never took a tour when I lived in CA. Moved from CA and come back yearly to see my family and decided to just do a tourist day. Went on 3 tours, and this was my favorite....................the tour/driver was incredible (so knowledgeable). Since I grew up in Hollywood I knew what he was talking about. I loved this tour.
Rating: 5
Dearly Departed tour well worth it
Wed, Oct 22, 08   12:00 PM jehogan Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Dearly Departed tour was fun, informative, and entertaining. Our guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating and kept us entertained and had myriad stories to tell. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

I think the only thing I didn't like was that it was sometimes difficult to see things on the opposite side of the van from where I was sitting. Larger wrap around windows would have been nice, or even an open-air vehicle.
Rating: 5
Thu, Sep 11, 08   1:00 PM Jeffrion Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was my second time in two years. Last year I brought my daughter and this year it was my Dad. Scott showed some different sites from my trip last year AND he went a little extra by taking us on a short Helter Skelter tour. My Dad really enjoyed the tour and was impressed by Scott's knowledge and history of Hollywood. I'm looking forward to my next trip to LA so I can take somebody else on the tour! Well worth it!
Rating: 5
Died and gone to heaven (or not)
Mon, Oct 12, 09   9:00 AM jeffreyjeff Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great tour...Guide was friendly and knowledgable. My 25 year old son enjoyed it as much as I did. A good way to see the Hollywood area in general.

This is not a complaint, I understand that the tour has time restrictions and seems to be limited to the Hollywood / Beverly Hills area of LA....BUT...would have liked to have seen the OJ / Nicole sites.....the Wonderland Ave site (went out and found that one on my own)...the Black Dahlia dump site (not just the Hodel house who may or may not have been involved)...former site of the Ambassador Hotel where RFK was assassinated. It would also have been nice to have a photocopy of the tour book.
Rating: 5
fun and informative. very intetesting
Tue, Oct 28, 14   1:00 PM jeffmyers Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I enjoyed this tour alot. One of the best things we did while in cali i highly recomend this tour.
Rating: 4
Good tour. Left me wanting more though.
Sun, Mar 14, 10   1:00 PM Jedaily69 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The first half of the tour was fun and interesting. The second half dragged a little and seemed more like a tour of Hollywood landmarks. We wished they actually stopped at some of the locations, instead of just driving by at 40 miles an hour. Very hard to get any good pictures. Part of the tour drove us past the hedges of the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, it would have been nice if they drove us through the area or even stopped at a few of the headstones ( my husband and I made our way back afterward and went searching for our own dearly departed). Good company. Would take one of their other tours.