Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  505 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 57 146 0 = 146 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 120 308 2 = 306 98% 4.7
Last 12 months 191 507 2 = 505 99% 4.8
All 1,930 4,985 43 = 4,942 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 360 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 128 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 9 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 8 75% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
great time informative
Sun, Jan 4, 09   9:30 AM Paula_Kelley Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
knowledgeable driver, showed all points of interest, very receptive to questions, friendly, this fellow knew his Hollywood!! i would recommend this tour to anyone that visits the city!!! Lots of laughs and fun as well
Rating: 5
Highly recommended comprehensive tour
Sat, Jan 3, 09   9:30 AM moanamackey Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've done tours in LA before before which were pretty average and so I was a bit apprehensive about shelling out money for yet another tour. I asked around and this one was recommended to me by an american friend who said it was the only one they would recommend.

The tour included not just murder and death sites but celebrity homes, movie locations, and key Hollywood landmarks, so it was everything wrapped into one tour. Our tour guide really knew his stuff and was happy to include other requested locations in the tour if time allowed. He was friendly and professional and really really knew his stuff and was clearly passionate about what he did. His knowledge of some of the more obscure locations and events showed how much work had gone into hunting down stories and locations.

All in all this tour was fantastic value for money, riveting from start to finish, and highly recommended.
Rating: 4
Fun twist to sightseeing in Hollywood!
Sat, Dec 27, 08   1:00 PM kathyhammer Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I didn't want to do the typical tour of the stars homes. It was fun to see and hear a different side of Hollywood. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the history and he made the trip interesting, yet funny. The pictures and auditory recordings that went along with the tour were an unexpected bonus. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Richard did a good job
Sat, Dec 27, 08   1:00 PM crecencia Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I am a friend of Scott Michaels' and I wanted to take my parents on the tour. Since I know Scott, I have been on his tour a few times, so I knew what to expect.

Richard did a great job, he brought something different to the tour. My parents enjoyed it as well.
Rating: 5
pretty simple really
Sat, Dec 20, 08   1:00 PM philth4323 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
we had a very nice day, thank you Scott
Rating: 4
Sun, Nov 30, 08   1:00 PM sumner1 Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Loved the tour. My family was in town and dying:) to do this tour. I must say, it seemed more informational hollywood than surrounded by death, but I thought that was a good thing. They absolutely loved it. It could maybe have been a tad shorter (perhaps no need for the very last stop), but overall fantastic -

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
dearly departed
Sat, Nov 22, 08   1:00 PM alisongood Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Very interesting
Rating: 5
the best tour ever!!!!
Wed, Nov 19, 08   1:00 PM diayvette Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This tour was a gift to me for my 30th birthday, and I could not be more pleased!! Scott, our tour guide, was so incredible! There was not a dull moment on this tour, and seriously, it felt like an old friend was showing us around town, making sure to not miss a thing!

I've been on quite a few tours around the world and have always had problems either, hearing or understanding the guide. That is not the case this time around. The speakers were very clear, and scott was very articulate and hilarious with his dearly departed humor!

Surprisingly, I was not afraid for my life being driven around Los Angeles by someone else! That was an added bonus for sure! Feeling safe on LA roads is a task in itself!!

I could go on and on about what a treat this tour was, but really... to truly know what i'm saying.. one HAS to take the tour themselves..
Rating: 5
Fun for Locals
Sat, Nov 8, 08   1:00 PM johnreeves Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
The tour covered a lot of ground with some familiar paths (Sunset and Hollywood Blvds), but mostly off the beaten path sites. A good mix of famous, infamous, old and new sites. The Dee Dee Ramone apartment and Hollywood Towers hotel were hits for me. Stop number one really hit me hard - real sites, real people and real tragedies.
Rating: 5
Thu, Nov 6, 08   1:00 PM billshelia Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour guide made this trip well worth the time. He was very friendly and gave a lot of information about each site or event. He mentioned a new tour he is starting (movies sites) I think the new tour will be just as good.
Rating: 4
Really fun tour!
Wed, Oct 29, 08   1:00 PM chell71 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Takes you by a lot of the famous crime scenes in the LA area.

I did think it strange that the OJ site was not included.

Guide was extremely knowledgable and fun!
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!!