Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  513 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 67 172 2 = 170 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 118 308 2 = 306 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 191 515 2 = 513 99% 4.8
All 1,899 4,908 43 = 4,865 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 356 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 127 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 18 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 12 83% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Fun & Entertaining
Thu, Oct 23, 08   1:00 PM LEDJER Unspecified 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We really enjoyed this tour. (Especially the out of towners. Richard was an awesome guide and added much excitement and life to what otherwise might have been a very bland experience We especially enjoyed the Silverlake and outer lying areas just out of Hollywood and their history.

I would very much recommend this tour and when you sign up, ask for RICHARD as your guide.
Rating: 5
Sun, Oct 19, 08   1:00 PM ryanbecky Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a fantastic time! The three hours flew by. We could of stayed on the van much longer. Our tour guide was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. We found the audio narration, and recordings of people and events, and the photo book added an extra dimension.

We would definitely go on this tour again and are telling all our friends about it.

Well worth the money.
Rating: 5
Lots of Fun!!
Sun, Oct 12, 08   1:00 PM JonSawyer Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Richard was a great host and his knowledge of Hollywood is encyclopedic. He has a great sense of humor which is very necessary in his business. The tour was fantastic.

The only negative comments I have are these:

1. The seats are too small/narrow. Even little ladies were complaining about the seats.

2. The van restricted the view. You need a vehicle that allows your customer to view sights that are on all sides of the vehicle, even "up". More windows, plexiglass, etc. would be a great help.

My wife and I would definitely take the tour again, it was well worth the money and a lot of fun!!
Rating: 5
Thu, Oct 2, 08   1:00 PM htngraver Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour is just the greatest. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to go off the beaten path of normal "Hollywood" tours. Scott has so much knowledge about the who, where and what. He makes the tour so interesting.
Rating: 4
very interesting
Wed, Oct 1, 08   1:00 PM chrismorales Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
i thought it was very entertaining and very interesting.the only negative was some of the sites were difficult to see from the van.however,i would still recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
If only there was a flashlight tour...
Sun, Sep 28, 08   1:00 PM rsoh2k4 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
First off, I have to admit I was a bit concerned as Scott Michaels was not the one giving the tour as the website promoted, however, the gentleman who did give us the tour was funny, comfortable, knowledgeable and a hoot and a half. I can't remember his name now, sorry.

My Husband and I were greatly looking forward to this tour for a week and it was every bit as fun as we hoped it'd be. Considering it was over 3 hours, the time just flew right by.

If only the tour was offered as a flashlight tour...

I will definitely be telling all of my friends and family about it.

Thank you for having this! I just wish it were longer.
Rating: 5
Great mix of Comedy and Tragedy!
Sat, Sep 27, 08   1:00 PM chrislsiegel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We loved this tour! What a great way to see and learn about Hollywood.

The tour is quirky and seedy - a great mix of fun trivia and depressing stories of loss and murder. Too much of either one would have been too much for the 3.5 hour tour. I thought the combination was perfect.

I would highy recommend this to anyone that wants a gritty view of Hollywood. I am sure I will take it again next time I am in town.
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 14, 08   1:00 PM RIFRED Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Covered a great deal of information about dearly departed individuals plus comprehensive tour of all sections of Los Angeles - good and bad sections.
Rating: 5
Very Informative
Sat, Sep 13, 08   1:00 PM DelBianco Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My girlfriend and i both loved the tour. It was recomended by a friend that has been on it twice, she being from Chicago also. My suggestions for improvement would be I think it would be great if the van could pull through a couple of the cemetaries and maybe see a few celebrity graves. Maybe that's not legal? It just seems it would be interesting to see what I've seen on Find A Grave in person. I really liked having the book of photos and the recorded as well as live narration. The next time I'm in the area, I will deffinitly be back Thank you. Marc

P.S. When we pulled back up to the meeting place on McCadden after the 1:00 tour on Sept. 12, there was a person laying on the street not moving. In fact, she looked dead. Does anyone know what happend? I was just curious.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Wed, Sep 10, 08   1:00 PM tfd183 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was excellent, and well recommended for anyone that wants an interesting tour of Hollywood/Beverly Hills.

The Driver was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic about the tour. He was a very nice person and able to accommodate any request we had.

Well worth the cost!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Wed, Sep 10, 08   1:00 PM doverho Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I highly recommend this tour to others!
Rating: 5
The high point of our "vacation"
Wed, Sep 3, 08   1:00 PM tommoran Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
You should understand that I have a severe attention deficient disorder and would rather stick a needle my eye than go on a tour bus. But I have been married for 28 years to the same woman and she has put up with me (and my mental problems), so it is only right that I make some compromises. From beginning to end, I would spellbound by Scott. He is an incredible source of information. He is a very interesting and dynamic individual. It was a small group in his van (six of us... it might have been eight). Each story and each stop was fascinating. Some of the images in his booklets (not meant for children) left me speechless. I was miserable the entire vacation except for the 3 hours and 20 minutes we spent in Scott's van. I understand he is planning a "Hollywood Movie Tour" .... if my wife drags me on another "vacation" I hope to get it included.
Rating: 2
Van cramped, limited knowledge of Hollywood
Wed, Aug 27, 08   12:00 PM LindaErtmann Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The guide didn't offer any tidbits of gossip or knowledge in between landmarks.

He got angry at other drivers, swearing at them and actually stated to us "I hate people". He went on and on about how badly he is treated by the city and how they are out to get him by having no where to park his van where people can meet for the tour. He also went on and on about the street people and to watch out for them because they are dangerous. He was very judgemental of the mentally ill calling them all crazy. We have a son with mental illness who has never threatened anyone, so we did not appreciate this. This was before we started out for the tour, so all the negativity in the beginning put a damper on our spirits. Also, the seats in the van were so cramped we lucked out when 2 people didn't show up for the tour and my husband and I each had 2 seats which allowed me to take pictures with ease. I would not have had the room to even move if that hadn't happened and we are normal sized people. All and all, it was over priced and a disappointment.
Rating: 5
Interesting and informative
Wed, Aug 27, 08   12:00 PM starr7 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Scott, was very funny and very knowledgeable. My family and I had a great time. We all left the tour with more interesting facts about past and present movie stars.
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!!