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Rating: 4.8  392 rating points
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Last 6 months 62 176 0 = 176 100% 4.9
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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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Sun, Nov 2, 14   9:30 AM jchadourne Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, we had a great time!
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative, covered all topics!!
Sat, Apr 10, 10   1:30 PM jceynowa Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I've wanted to go on this tour for a long time and had the chance to take it with 3 of my close friends, one of whom brought her two daughters, 17 and 18. I was worried the younger girls would not know who the Menendez brothers were, etc., but they said they enjoyed the tour and had a great time.

My two girlfriends, both 36, and I had a great time! The guide was fantastic, friendly, helpful and nice. Richard new EVERYthing about Hollywood and the sights in LA - event knowing a great tattoo place for us and other random little known facts. If you are going to take a tour of Hollywood - take THIS ONE. Along with other folks on our tour - we'll be back to take the others, such as Helter Skelter and the Hollywood Movie Tour... Thanks Dearly Departed!!!
Rating: 5
Brings the Headlines to Life
Fri, Jul 19, 13   1:00 PM jcarlso Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Brian is very knowledgeable, personable, and makes the tour enjoyable. I felt like I got to see a lot more of the city than I would have if I had tried to find places myself. He really knows a lot of the "back story" behind many of the legendary Hollywood tales that have made it into our cultural tapestry. To see where it all happened in real life -- wow!

The tour advertises itself as featuring death and scandal, but the Brian also shows more than the salacious aspects of the town as he passes them. I feel like I got some extra value for my money in that respect. I understand that the tour is always changing, so next time I am in town you can bet that I'm going to sign up again.
Rating: 5
A Tour Above the Rest
Fri, May 17, 13   1:00 PM jbrantcamp Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This tour was fascinating and fun. We learned so much about so many different places. We also saw a few I didn't expect to see. The tour guide was a wealth of information. Also, make sure to get there early to explore the Dearly Departed Tours office. It is well worth it. The shop next door has wonderful food if you're early and hungry. Also, the tour van is nice and comfortable. I was so happy we weren't out in the sun and heat. A great value for the money and well worth the time.
Rating: 4
Fun!
Sun, Oct 7, 12   1:00 PM jbatacao Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Had a blast. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personalble
Rating: 5
Fun and Entertaining
Wed, Jan 15, 14   1:00 PM jaykay Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Brian, the tour guide, not only pointed out the "death places," but he has a thorough knowledge of the area, so he pointed out many other areas of interest. We got even more than what we expected. It was very reasonably priced and the 2 1/2 hours went very fast.
Rating: 5
Fascinating tour, with bite.
Fri, Aug 8, 08   1:00 PM jayharris Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my second time on this tour, and I would do it again. The host is very friendly, and the tour is highly interactive. The whole thing is conducted in a very comfortable intimate vehicle. The overall experience is far more specialized and relaxed than the convientional big bus tours. Scott's knowledge of his subjects seems limitless. He is the kind of tour guide you want to sit down with after and buy him a beer so you can hear his sordid tales of Hollywood. I also highly recommend his website FINDADEATH.COM. My favorite tour so far.
Rating: 5
absolutely fantastic tour
Wed, Jan 18, 12   1:00 PM Jayenne Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour hit all the high points for us. We got to see some of the most famous and infamous places in Hollywood. We will be recommending this tour to all our friends. Thanks so much to Scott and his team especially Brian- an awesome tour guide!
Rating: 4
Great Tour
Wed, Jun 20, 12   1:00 PM jasontharp Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I thought the tour was very good. It was very informative, although I wish it would have included some other famous death spots (such as Marilyn Monroe house, or Tate-LaBianca houses) although I understand there is a time limit on the tour, Marilyn Monroe should be one of the top ones I would think. The only complaint I had is that on Dearly Departed Facebook Page I was told that I could use a code to get $5 off and if I called instead of booked online I would get an additional $8 off. That did not happen. When I called to make the reservation, I was told that they cannot take off an additional $8. Overall the tour was good, I would recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
I recommend taking the tour!
Sat, May 22, 10   1:00 PM jarmellino Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My wife and I took the tour with our adult children and loved it. It was fortunate for us that we had the bus to ourselves. Richard, our tour guide, was knowledgeable of Hollywood lore and was entertaining to boot. He answered my questions and gave us personalized service.

The tour itself is much better than strictly seeing where the Stars live. We were given factual information about the crime scenes that was not given to the general public.

When I saw the article about Dearly Departed Tours in Rue Morgue Magazine, I knew I had to experience it myself.

All four of us rated the Tour as a must see.