Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  485 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 26 74 0 = 74 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 68 190 0 = 190 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 182 485 0 = 485 100% 4.8
All 1,772 4,573 41 = 4,532 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 364 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 83 100% 4.8 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
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.
Rating: 4
Good Tour, but not as entertaining as I hoped.
Tue, Dec 31, 13   1:00 PM GoSeahawks Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was good overall, and somewhat as expected. However, some advice for the 'choreographers': Change the tour to target a more 'contemporary' crowd and mindset. You have too much historical info on people and places the majority of your clientele either do not know or care about. Some of the older info is good, such as the Blk Dahlia, but so much of the rest is pretty boring. You crowd, as much as I hate to say it, is more interested in where Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, or any no. of hundreds of other celebs useless habits, hangouts, bad luck or whatever is more interesting than what you are talking about. Thanks



Seattle WA
Rating: 5
Great Hollywood experience! And we are locals ...
Fri, Dec 20, 13   1:00 PM Hillslife Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
Brian was our guide...what a character. He has so much Hollywood trivia in his head, it is hard to get it all in . Great energy, interesting stories, loved it! My sister and I brought our adult kids (18 and 23)....we all had a great time. Bus is comfy, great big picture windows....highly recommend..even for us locals acting like tourists for the day. Dinner after the tour at Pink Taco, which is on the same street as the tour office. Go early to check in...they have lots of Hollywood memorabilia to explore before the tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful Experience
Fri, Nov 29, 13   1:15 PM EZK303 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My teen-age daughter (very involved with music) LOVED the tour. My teen-age son (interested in gore to the extent we abide that sort of thing) really liked a few moments. He's a teen-age boy, and this tour was booked primarily to address my daughter's interests (we did a separate "race" tour for which my son flipped "Fantastic Race").

Scott was responsive to questions and tailored the experience to our group - he offers an amazing base of knowledge, maintains professionalism while avoiding stuffy-ness, and is as dynamic and engaging a tour leader as I've ever seen.
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 23, 13   1:00 PM VanessaCrowe Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This tour is unusual and unique!
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour!
Sat, Oct 12, 13   9:00 AM Leekat Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Excellent Tour. Scott really knows the history, back story and gossip from the period in question. His friendly mannerisms and unique style of story telling made for a fabulous tour. Our only regret is that we could not get out of the van to take pictures....we were restricted to taking pictures from the van which really was a bummer....but all in all, a great experience.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed Tragical History Tour !! A must do!!!
Mon, Sep 2, 13   1:00 PM Ewingoil Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been following the find a death website for years. I have viewed the Manson tour DVD and now that I have taken this in depth adventure I can truly see its the best tour in Hollywood!!!!