Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  504 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 30 86 0 = 86 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 81 227 0 = 227 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 189 504 0 = 504 100% 4.8
All 1,764 4,551 41 = 4,510 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 392 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 74 100% 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
That was fun!
Sat, Aug 4, 12   10:00 AM Jenig1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and the bus was comfortable. The movie clips added to the tour. My husband enjoyed the house from Grease and I enjoyed going by the bridge where a scene from Dead Again was filmed. Great tour!
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Aug 4, 12   10:00 AM Frankdaseler Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very knowledgeable, fun and interesting.
Rating: 5
I am still talking about this tour 3 weeks later!
Wed, Aug 1, 12   1:00 PM bjchambers12 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Took my almost 15 year old daughter on this tour and she was not bored a single time - which is saying a lot! We thoroughly enjoyed our guide Scott and everything about the tour. Very interesting facts and tidbits and lots of colorful commentary ... and tootsie rolls! Well worth the time and money.
Rating: 5
Wed, Aug 1, 12   1:00 PM trisdancer Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
First off, this is the ONLY tour worth your money in Los Angeles. From the start the booking was a breeze, finding the new office was easy as ever, it was 2 blocks from our hotel. Scott was amazing, he was very warm, friendly, and so knowledgeable, he invited us to tour his office upstairs and down. While we were upstairs our tour guide Brian joined us. He was so friendly and very knowledgeable as well, he guided us thru cases of amazing artifacts collected by Scott. We then headed downstairs and began to load into the 13 or so passenger van. The tour began. Throughout the tour Brian was full of information about each stop, he was very detailed and quick to correct and rumors we may have heard about a death with facts. He was so much fun, he kept us laughing, he added in his personal touch and was very professional. He was also giving us tips of things to see and do while in Hollywood, he was just so awesome. Upon our return to the office, Scott was waiting outside to make sure we all enjoyed ourselves, I've not really ever seen a business owner involved as much as Scott, He is so amazing, to personally thank us for taking his tour. Everyone was smiling and thanking them. We enjoyed it so much we are going back to do it again in 4 short months! Can't wait. Best tour we have ever done in Los Angeles by far! Dearly Departed totally won us over! LOVED IT!!
Rating: 5
Very good tour - Loaded with info!
Sat, Jul 28, 12   1:00 PM davecalloway Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Found the tour to be fascinating. In addition to visiting all the crime scenes, etc., the tour guide was great in pointing out places of interest as we were driving from place to place (architechture, historic locations not neccesarily having to do with a crime, movie stars homes, etc.)

My favorite aspect of the Dearly Departed tours is just relaxing and being driven around Hollywood without having to think about traffic or directions. You can just sit back and look out the windows. In between tour destinations, just looking at daily life during a mid-summer day in Hollywood is great entertainment. Hollywood is second to none for people watching, and this tour allows that in spades.

Totally worth it. Take this tour.
Rating: 5
Recommended! Great tour!
Sat, Jul 28, 12   9:00 AM davecalloway Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in Hollywood history and and interest in the Tate/Labianca case. The tour guide was great, with loads of factual tidbits that you don't get from more mainstream sources. Also, they were very good about making tour participants feel comfortable asking questions or adding information they might have themselves.
Rating: 5
Excellent! Highly Recommend!!
Fri, Jul 27, 12   10:00 AM Launger Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very educational and interesting tour!!! A must for any movie or Hollwood fan!! The tour guide was phenomenal! A Professor of Hollywood!
Rating: 5
Great day out with the family~
Wed, Jul 25, 12   10:00 AM JimmyKing Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Brian was fantastic... had so much inside info to share, very entertaining, very knowledable... it was a great way to spend the day. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
As good as I hoped for
Mon, Jul 23, 12   1:00 PM Chuckkk1966 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been following Scott's website for years and have watched his Helter Skelter documetary. Although Scott was not our guide on the tour, I did have the opportunity to meet him at the store.

This is a great tour for adults. You get to see normal points of interest as well as the death places. As mentioned on the site, this is not a good tour for children. As the tour is in process there is some recorded footage that is not appropriate for younger ears. My children went with me and they mentioned it and they are 24 and 21.

I would recommend this tour over any you will find around the heart of Hollywood any day.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Jul 20, 12   1:00 PM garykerr2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was just a blast. A combination of the darker side of Hollywood and modern fun facts.
Rating: 5
Best Tour Guide
Sat, Jul 14, 12   1:00 PM NSJNEVILLE Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide Brian was awesome!! Gave lots of information and made it fn to hear about everything. I truely recommend everyone to take this tour and hear all the fun stories Brian knows his stuff!
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended!!!
Fri, Jul 13, 12   1:00 PM 80z_Chick Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I spent a week in LA, and this was the best activity I participated in. I very highly recommend it, and our tour guide was awesome and very sweet :)!!
Rating: 5
Dearly Departed Tour will not leave you cold!!
Fri, Jul 13, 12   1:00 PM agocken Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour was fabulous and Brian was so informative and witty! A true tour guide! This was my first trip to LA and I wanted to see the sights, but also get a different perspective on just the normal star tours. This was everything and more. I did get a discounted ticket to take a different star tour a few days later and realized within the first 10 minutes that I was so happy to have done the Dearly Departed tour first. It was definitely worth the extra money. Brian is a true fan of Hollywood and all of its tales, he was not just reading off of a script. He would interact with us and tell us a story about the person or place we were visiting. It wasn't, "This is where Steven Spielberg lives (which is not true)", or "Michael Jackson died here". He kept up a monologue the whole time, it was very entertaining. I give it an A+!
Rating: 5
Not your average Hollywood tour!
Tue, Jul 10, 12   1:00 PM Angelman66 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is so much better than your average tour of the stars' homes and famous's a look behind the tinsel and glamour to the tragedies and unsolved mysteries of L.A., the price of fame and fortune, the risks and responsibilities of making it big in Hollywood...filled with juicy tidbits and gossip you won't find anywhere else and even some surprises. Highly recommended...and be sure to browse the Dearly Departed museum of strange Hollywood's kind of creepy but a hoot.
Rating: 5
Absolutely loved it!!!
Tue, Jul 10, 12   1:00 PM chehodpod Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Hollywood death and scandal intrigues me so I was very excited to find this tour! It was the most reasonably priced and did give me that "we're trying to rip off tourists" feeling! While it includes other interesting facts outside of the doom and gloom it is for sure not for the youngsters! The owner and tour guide definitely know their stuff and the attention to detail make it an unforgettable experience! Can't wait to come back for another tour!