Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  366 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 22 64 0 = 64 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 54 154 0 = 154 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 137 366 0 = 366 100% 4.8
All 1,465 3,731 39 = 3,692 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
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.
Rating: 5
Very informative and interesting!
Tue, Sep 22, 09   10:00 AM JeanUnruh Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I along with our daughter and her husband really enjoyed the Dearly Departed Tour. Scott was very knowledgeable and he made the tour very interesting. He went out of his way to make us comfortable on an extremely hot day. We highly recommend this tour and hope in the future to take his others. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to LA.
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
Sat, Feb 25, 12   1:15 PM JeanArthur Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Loved it! best tour ever.. and Brian Donnelly was a great guide!
Rating: 5
trouble in twinkle town!!
Fri, Oct 22, 10   1:00 PM jdivito Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I guess I like it when bad things happen to the rich and famous instead of us poor schmucks. The reality is that it's pretty grim and dark even amungst the stars.

Our tour guide was Brian. What a fun, whitty and wealth of useless Hollywood information he was. He amazed me with his knowledge of anything entertainment and his personal experience. He made us laugh through the darkest of stories. It was an emotional rollercoaster really...although I never cry...ever. I did laugh a lot tho and had a great tour.

The tour took us through a nice slice of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. So if you take this tour, it's kinda like double dipping. Don't feel bad though. You'll feel bad when you see those huge mansions then go back to your crappy 2500sq ft house.

This tour is a bit on the dark side, so I'd keep the kids at Chuck E Cheeses while you take your mistress, husband or wife on the tour.

hope this helped,

Rating: 5
Fantastic History of LA and Juicy details!
Mon, Mar 3, 14   1:00 PM jcrongeyer Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved all of the tour! It was fast paced and you have to pay attention to keep up, but you can also take notes on stuff you want to go back to. Really great tour guide and I can't wait to go back for the Helter Skelter tour!
Rating: 4
Sat, Nov 22, 08   1:00 PM Jcordaro Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My family and I really enjoyed the Dearly Departed Tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The vehicle was comfortable and there was adequate time spent at each location. I would highly recommend to others. Thanks for a great time!

Recommendations: The view straight out of the windows was good but the upward view was limited. Possibly a open top or clear roof would be great.
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!