Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  491 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 36 100 0 = 100 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 67 189 0 = 189 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 184 491 0 = 491 100% 4.8
All 1,800 4,651 41 = 4,610 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 358 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 95 100% 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
this is the tour - there are no other tours
Mon, Dec 29, 14   1:00 PM JStaley Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
you get it all in this tour, with the emphasis on the dark side of Hollywood. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and open to discussion. Fantastic Staff in the end. We did not want to take the typical tour - the mundane home tours, or the Sunset Strip. This tour is not about that at all, but you get some of that, so it covers all the bases. If you are in LA, this is the only tour to take. The materials offered during the tour were both audio and visual, which added tremendously. Highly recommend - Scott has it right!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
Entertaining and Informative
Sun, Dec 28, 14   1:00 PM georgiebest6 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Entertaining and informative. Would recommend to others - we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Terrific Tour!
Fri, Dec 26, 14   10:00 AM CushyB624 Female 60-69 Combination Family With Children
Lots to see, lots of information, lots of fun, all delivered brilliantly by Brian Donnelly, our outrageously knowledgeable and funny tour guide. WAAAY more than just a bus ride around to see some celebrity death locations -- this felt like an in-depth experience of LA's most illustrious neighborhoods, past and present. We learned so much and really enjoyed ourselves. Brian is a gem!
Rating: 4
Sun, Nov 16, 14   1:00 PM Catlulu Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
The tour was well done yet I wish they would of gone into more detail - the history. The bus was nice but felt squished - which we were. The office is a treasure trove of goodies to look at also. The guide was quite funny so very entertaining. The lady at the office was polite and kind.

We enjoyed the tour very much but not for little ones - my teenager enjoyed vastly!
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Fri, Sep 12, 14   1:00 PM porcolino Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour leader was fantastic. He not only was a huge font of info about death but also maintained a fun rapport with all the tourists. We covered a lot of ground which was terrific because I had never been to LA before and the information was clever and spicy. The next day I took a stars' homes tour from Starline and it was soooo boring compared to the Dearly Departed tour. Arrive a half hour early to check out the cool relics in the gallery (e.g. the actual outside address and apartment number signs from Divine's former home and Jayne Mansfield's suitcase that was in the wreck).
Rating: 5
It was fantastic and lots of information offered
Sat, Aug 23, 14   9:00 AM joniheath1 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
To show how much I like this company, I have now taken three of their tours and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Rating: 5
My teenager and I were looking to do something dif
Fri, Aug 22, 14   1:00 PM jomarief Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My daughter and I had a marvelous time with tour guide Brian. Learning about Hollywood history was such an unusual twist to our other activities. We highly recommend this for anyone 16 and above.
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.