Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  376 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 40 100 0 = 100 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 66 173 0 = 173 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 139 376 0 = 376 100% 4.8
All 1,512 3,849 39 = 3,810 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
Fri, Apr 13, 12   1:00 PM jilmarzim Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
We just moved to the LA area and wanted to do some touristy fun things to learn about our new home. We definitely picked the right tour. It was hilarious, exciting, and informative.
Rating: 5
The best tour of our trip!
Tue, Aug 9, 11   1:00 PM jillianoh Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Everyone in our family (ages 78 to 13) loved, loved this tour. This is the must tour while in Hollywood. Professional, fascinating and so much better than any other activity we did there - and we did a lot. Richard was a great guide = funny, entertaining and just down right wonderful. Seemed like individual, personalized service.

If you don't do anything else, do this tour.
Rating: 4
Good but enjoyed it much more years ago
Sun, Jan 10, 10   1:00 PM jhudson68 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I brought my friend along on this tour after doing the 'graveline tour" years ago.

That tour is still one of my all time favorite tours.

I would recommend this tour to any friend, if they were into this genre of Hollywood history.

I certainly think there is some room for improvement.

I. Make a longer day out of it. (increased revenue for the company)

2. Incorporate some of the infamous cemeteries into the tour.

3. Possibly go to Brentwood and other parts of the city that have infamous stories.

Still loved and enjoyed the tour. But felt it lacked some of darkness that I experienced on the graveline tour. Really did not care to see where Pretty Woman and Grease were filmed. Take me to the dark side.

One awesome stop was the Frank Lloyd Wright house. Not only for the story but the house is a fantastic example of his work.


Rating: 5
Interesting and amusing
Sun, May 27, 12   1:00 PM jhammack Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Fun and quirky. Definitely more interesting than an average Hollywood tour. Lots of history. Brian was a terrific tour guide.
Rating: 4
Good Tour
Sat, Jun 30, 12   4:15 PM Jflash569121 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Good Tour
Rating: 5
So much fun
Sun, Jun 22, 08   1:00 PM jf4jack Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
My high school friends and I get together four times a year to check out off-beat activities we wouldn't normally experience. Scott did a fantastic job of making hollywood history come to life, up close and personal. The hours flew by and not only did we learn some fascinating details about hollywood, we got more ideas about things we can do on future trips! Thanks Scott - we really enjoyed it!
Rating: 5
Dearly Departed Tour was fun!
Tue, Sep 8, 09   1:00 PM jeteng442 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Although, we can see why they don’t recommend it for kids… It was a bit *too* descriptive at times.

However, it was not only crime scenes. It also included a great mix of celebrities’ homes and famous exterior locations from TV shows and movies.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Los Angeles history.

We are planning to take the “Hollywood Movie Tour” during our next visit to Los Angeles.
Rating: 5
Awesome Time!!! Highly Recommend!!!
Tue, Jul 23, 13   1:00 PM jessielee75 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Dearly Departed Tour was Most Excellent!! Great Exhibit before the Tour.. Scott has an amazing collection with great connections.. Highly recommend it to anyone if they ever visit!! findadeath.com check them out on Facebook!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and quite enjoyable.....
Sun, May 3, 09   1:00 PM Jessica1980 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 3+ hours fly by on this information packed tour of L.A. I've done the tour before and there is still more information that I didn't get to hear from the last time. Tour bus was full and it wasn't uncomfortable. Scott is very personable and made the experience fun and light hearted. I will continue to recommend this to all my friends and personally will be taking the new tour that he is starting.
Rating: 5
My favourite Tour in LA!
Wed, Nov 26, 14   1:00 PM JessAlma88 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
This is the third time I've done this tour and each time is as good as the last! Brian was our tour guide and he had a wealth of knowledge on all things death in LA which is a big plus in my books. He was enthusiastic the entire time and answered any questions myself or others had on the tour. If you love anything morbid, creepy or deathly, then this is the tour for you. I will continue to go on this tour each time I come to LA, thanks Brian for being a great tour guide and Scott for being such a great host at the store. 10/10!