Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  488 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 37 103 0 = 103 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 68 192 0 = 192 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 183 488 0 = 488 100% 4.8
All 1,801 4,654 41 = 4,613 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 355 100% 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
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Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sun, May 27, 12   4:15 PM mjj2311 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Awesome tour! Bryan was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour (it'll surprise you).
Rating: 5
Super informative, very interesting!
Tue, Nov 5, 13   1:00 PM mjholmon Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I had booked this tour because my husband and our friends were going to Blizzcon in Anaheim and I wanted to do something that was enjoyable for me. I am an avid Hollywood history buff and I've watched all of the E! shows about the tragedies and the shocking moments so this was the ultimate tour for me. I met Scott Michaels who has an awesome amount of memorabilia and knowledge. Richard was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable about all of the sights and made it an amazing experience. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys the dark and satirical side of Hollywood.
Rating: 5
Too much fun. A good time
Sun, Jul 24, 11   9:30 AM mjfx297383 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I’ve been a fan of the FAD web site for years and had promised myself the next time I was in the LA area I would book a trip. My adult son and I attended a tour this past Sunday (07/24/11)

Our tour guide was great, knew all the sites, sounds and stories..not just the “official tour route” but took us to see a few other things off the scrip. In a strange / funny / ironic twist while sitting in the van hearing a story of the death of a famous so and so at the luxury hotel location we sat in front of, what happens? Two funeral home attendants wheeling out a body in a body bag. I thought our driver was going to burst open he was laughing so hard.

We had a great time. Vans were clean and comfortable, the trip was worth every dollar spent. We will be back to do the Helter Skelter tour next.
Rating: 5
The Darker Side of Los Angeles at it's Best!
Sat, Feb 2, 13   1:00 PM mizzscarlett Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
We had an absolute blast on this tour! Looking for something fun and different to do in LA? This is your tour. I am a local, but still heard lots of info and trivia that was new to me. A slightly twisted, darker version of Hollywood facts, crimes scenes and infamous locations. Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. He obviously loves what he does. Next up will be the Helter Skelter History Tour. Can't wait!
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Sat, Sep 24, 11   9:00 AM mizundastood Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The tour is worth every penny. It is THE best Tour I've been on in Hollywood so far. The Tour lasted almost 4 hours! Scott drove us all over Hollywood, to most of the locations that surrounded the murders. A MUST for those interested in the Manson/Tate/LaBianca Cases. Scott also has another Tour that I went on last year, the Dearly Departed Tour. This Tour is also worth every penny and was 3 1/2 hours. I will go on them again when I return to Hollywood in the future. Thanks Scott!
Rating: 5
Scott Rocks
Wed, Mar 3, 10   1:00 PM mizundastood Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Scott did a great job taking us on his tour. He took us to so many locations, some of the places I had wanted to see for a long time. The tour was very interesting and Scott had a lot of information on every location and what happened there. It was great. I am looking forward to returning next year and taking the other tour. I wanted to take the Helter Skelter Tour this time, but I had to leave before it took place, but the Tragical Tour exceeded my expectations and I had fun. I really recommend any tour that Scott does.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour!
Mon, Feb 17, 14   1:00 PM MitchellByrd Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
If you're interested in the "dark side" of Hollywood, then this tour is for you. We saw some interesting places and heard information that only the tour guide would know. If in the Los Angeles area take the time and do this tour. You will not regret it.
Rating: 4
Definitely Do Dearly Departed
Sat, Aug 10, 13   1:00 PM misterc64 Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
If you like history mixed with passion and comedy, I highly recommend the Dearly Departed Tour. Our guide, Richard, had a great sense of humor and a great passion for Hollywood history, both the common and obscure. The tour is lighthearted and the 3 hours goes by fast. If you want to laugh as well as learn, this is a tour you should take. The only drawback for me was my seat position in the tour van. I was unable to take any pictures of great quality. As much as a I hate the open air bus, I think it would be more conducive for this tour than the van.
Rating: 5
Fabulous tour!
Fri, Apr 3  12:00 PM missy8900 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
When you have a guest coming to town, you want to ensure that you show them the best time and, therefore, pick the best tour for your guest. So, I was a bit overwhelmed with the array of options in the endless sea of choices for tours. But I am certain that I chose the best one. The Tragical History Tour was everything that I wanted and so much more! There were so many things that we loved. We loved the tremendous energy that the guide brought to the tour and the incredible arsenal of knowledge that he was armed with. We loved his silly humor and wacky opinions about random things. We loved that every second of the, almost 3 hours, was filled with facts and fun. We loved the fact that the bus was cozy and covered, which was amazing in the LA sun and not common among the other tours. And I loved that although I am an LA local and a huge fan of all things LA and Hollywood and was still very pleasantly surprised to hear so many great things that I wasn't aware of. I especially loved the perfectly timed Cemetery break. All in all, it was a tour that I would highly recommend to anyone.
Rating: 5
Full of Facts and Fun
Fri, Jun 13, 08   1:00 PM MissSteph Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Scott (our tour guide) was what my friend described as a 'true-believer". His love of Los Angeles was apparent throughout the tour. His knowledge of true crime as well as other L.A. fun facts makes this tour extremely worthwhile. For locals or visiting friends this is a great way to spend the afternoon.
Rating: 5
Totally recommended
Wed, Jun 18, 08   1:00 PM missshepherd Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Great - really good value for how much you see and how long it lasts (3.5 hours!). Also, it's not just murders and death - it works well as a tour of the stars homes too.
Rating: 5
Sat, May 30, 09   1:00 PM MissMisty Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The "Dearly Departed tour" is one I could take over and over and over! Scott is the bomb!


Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Wed, Aug 19, 09   1:00 PM missglitter Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed this was informative, funny and passionate about what he was doing. Obvious he loves his job and the fact he enjoyed it flows on to the tour. Would do again and recommend
Rating: 5
Great fun for all the family
Sat, May 17, 08   1:00 PM missfrancesc Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
I loved this tour. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and everything was saw was interesting. I was pleasantly surprised by the mix of people on the tour (all ages) but although the tour is focused on the more macabre parts of Hollywood history, it was still a great general tour and not too gory or requiring of any special knowledge. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sat, Jan 7, 12   1:00 PM misscat1875 Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Brian was a great tour guide! He had so much knowledge of everything related to the tour and some great personal stories to share. I thought this would be something different to do for my birthday and we all had such a great time! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone! Thanks!