Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  495 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 34 100 0 = 100 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 76 218 0 = 218 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 184 495 0 = 495 100% 4.8
All 1,789 4,624 41 = 4,583 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 365 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 92 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 19 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 19 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour
Sat, Aug 16, 14   9:00 AM NickP8 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour held my interest throughout. Very informative and learned a lot. I would highly recommend. Will also be taking some of the other tours they offer.
Rating: 4
Never a dull moment!
Sat, Aug 9, 14   1:00 PM Treciam69 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was my fourth time in 10 years taking this tour and it has been different everytime! My children LOVED the tour and seeing the history of Hollywood.
Rating: 4
fascinating trip with current & vintage trivia
Sun, Jul 27, 14   1:00 PM ronthetech Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the tour and I recommend it. Many stars don't live in the area anymore but the come through for shopping and parties. Hearing about the stars and what they did and seeing what they did it was far more interesting than a bunch of mansion drive bys. Some of the stories make you sad because some stars meet their end through bad luck or something no fault of their own. And be sure to look through the exhibits items from the starts homes that were torn down.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour: Informative and Interesting
Sat, Jul 26, 14   9:00 AM dfm12468 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Scott did a fantastic job. He is full of information and facts. There is never a dull moment. From one thing to the next with very interesting asides. The only suggestion that I would have is to do your research before you take the tour. There are so many names and twists and turns in this case, that it is hard to keep it all straight. I did NO research and I loved it! Thanks so much Scott!
Rating: 4
Great tour easy way to see city
Fri, Jul 25, 14   10:00 AM rshavell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour guide knew a lot about movies. We have been on other tours like this. This was a good one but two things could have been changes. First there should have been a stop to et off bus to take pictures

Second maybe more modern show and movies as we had teenagers and they didn't know all the old movies.
Rating: 5
Super entertaining
Sat, Jul 5, 14   10:00 AM Dolores123 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Great tour! Fun, you'll learn so much! Our guide simply loves L.A and has a passion to share the greatness if his city!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jun 28, 14   9:00 AM bluemood2 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Helter Skelter tour was amazing!! Scott Michael's knowledge of the events surrounding the case are endless! Combine that with his engaging personality and you have an entertaining as well as informative tour!! There is music of the era as well as photos and video clips used during the tour. Scott also points out along the way interesting facts and locations that are part of LA history. I would not recommend this for young children. If you have not purchased Scott's DVD Six Degrees of Helter Skelter please do!!! It is fascinating and ends with a visit to Barker Ranch in Death Valley where Manson was arrested for the murders. It is a must see!! Thank you Scott and staff for a wonderful tour!!!!!!
Rating: 4
Fun and not just all about darkness
Sat, Jun 21, 14   1:00 PM Chicagoish Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Touched on many things, not just the places where people died. Saw old time Movie star homes. Had some laughs, and learn some things about Hollywood that I didn't know.
Rating: 4
The Only Way to View Hollywood
Mon, Mar 31, 14   1:00 PM pattybarna Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed the information from two people who were well informed. It's amazing how the 'others' live.

Thank you.
Rating: 5
More than I expected
Sun, Mar 30, 14   1:00 PM dkangas Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I thought at first it would be all about "the dearly departed" but our tour guide gave us tidbits and information about all sorts of Hollywood "scoop". The "departed" part of the tour was a bit depressing, but mixed with other information about stars, where they lives, the places where stuff happened made the tour more than what we expected. Well done!
Rating: 4
A new view on a crazy town
Sat, Mar 15, 14   4:00 PM Mtraynor69 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This tour wouldn't have been half as much fun with out the wonderful tour guide. He was as entertaining as the city itself. I have already recommended the tour to several people and left a recommendation with the hotel we were staying at to recommend people your way. You haven't done LA until you have done the Dearly Departed Tour.
Rating: 5
informative and entertaining
Thu, Mar 13, 14   1:00 PM deannaochs Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Brian, the guide, made all the difference in the experience with his enthusiasm and vast knowledge. Three generations-mother, son, and grandson all enjoyed the content and manner in which it was presented.
Rating: 5
LOVE these guys!!!!
Thu, Mar 13, 14   1:00 PM Jlmeyer04 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
If you get a chance to take this tour please do! I was super HAPPY I got to meet Scott, I love watching his E! stories and he is even better in person :) I loved their dedication to the memory of each Hollywood star as people not just as celebrities and that means a lot. I hope I get to make the trip back out to take the Helter Skelter tour soon! We came from Austin, Texas with our exchange student from Poland and the main attraction for us was this tour, I was gratefully satisfied and highly recommend to anyone!
Rating: 5
Found out things I never Knew!
Sun, Feb 23, 14   1:00 PM kellygirl83 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was such a FANTASTIC tour! I can't speak highly enough of it. Both myself, and my 16 year old son thoroughly enjoyed it. It was both interesting, and creepy. To be honest, for a few days after the tour, I couldn't shake the images of all the deaths, suicides, last meal locations etc... And my son is now interested in finding out who exactly killed the Black Dahlia. Our next tour will be the Charles Manson tour. I used to live in Chatsworth, and we passed Span Ranch many times as a teen. In 1969 I was about six years old and we lived in Granada Hills, and I still remember how horrible that was. These events have always interested me, as well as scared the shit out of me. Thanks so much, I will recommend your tours to everyone I know. The only regret I have is that I didn't have any cash to give our tour guide a tip ): Maybe you should put "Tips accepted" on your website so people can make sure they have the cash. Thanks!! You guys rock!
Rating: 5
Most fun we had on any tour.
Wed, Jan 1, 14   1:00 PM davidgirault Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Tour was great. Operators made sure to do their homework, and to present correct info, and to clear up the misconceptions.