Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  516 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 60 159 1 = 158 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 121 316 2 = 314 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 193 518 2 = 516 99% 4.8
All 1,926 4,980 43 = 4,937 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 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 131 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 12 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 9 80% 4.2 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A thrilling experience!
Sat, Mar 6, 10   10:00 AM mswoolly Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband Rob and I went to Hollywood to celebrate my 40th birthday. We signed up for the Hollywood Movie Tours and Tragic History Tour and LOVED both. As I said in my other review I wish I could have taken the Charles Manson one too having read Helter Skelter as a teen. Maybe next time!

What can I say? I was excited to have Scott as our tour guide as we own the Charles Manson DVD and thought he did an excellent job of this and knew he would not disappoint! What a personable, friendly guy he is! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and the other tourists and there was never a dull moment. So much to see and you will LOVE it if you are a movie buff. A handout was given at the end with a list of all the movie locations we saw that day. I am going to have to rent them all one by one LOL. You have to take this tour, Dearly Departed Tours are awesome! Love you guys!

Kathy and Rob from Ottawa, Canada
Rating: 5
Loved this tour!
Fri, Mar 5, 10   1:00 PM mswoolly Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I took this tour in March 2010 and it exceeded our expectations. I had read about it on the California page and immediately signed us up! What a fascinating tour. I have always been interested in true crime and things that go bump in the night so this was definately up my alley LOL. Richard certainly knew his facts and provided a very interesting and entertaining tour for us complete with a binder for us to view and handouts.

The air conditioned van was very comfortable, and excellent for taking pictures and we took lots! We also signed up for the Hollywood Movie Tour (I will do a seperate review on that, loved it too) but was bummed that the Charles Manson tour was not offered during our stay in Hollywood. Ah well we bought the DVD instead but maybe next time!

Love you guys, you did an amazing job and I will be sure to tell all my friends about Dearly Departed Tours :-)

Kathy and Rob from Ottawa, Canada
Rating: 5
Take this tour!
Tue, Jun 30  12:00 PM msschaff Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Very knowledgeable guides, and a great display in the office. Well worth the price.
Rating: 5
Awesome memories of the past
Fri, May 16, 08   1:00 PM msollee Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We live in El Segundo near LAX. We were the only locals on the tour. What a great experience! Just driving through areas and where crime scences happened was an awesome experience. Our tour guide Scott was very informative and entertaining. What a great day we had and I would highly recommend this to any one visiting Hollywood and even locals. We had a blast ! I have recommended this tour to many of my friends, and I would love to do it again. Thanks Scott for a great and historical day. Love, Marilyn @ Jeff Sollee.
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 23, 10   1:00 PM msmishie11 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Rating: 5
fantastic way to get to know the neighborhood!
Sat, Oct 11, 14   1:15 PM mslemko Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I really enjoyed our tour guide and we got to see the area where things went down and hear about murders and deaths you read or heard about. There was plenty more too.
Rating: 5
Even great for locals!
Sat, Nov 7, 09   1:00 PM msiyam Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I grew up in the suburbs of LA and feel like I know this town pretty well, but I had never known so much about "Old Hollywood" until I went on this tour. It's not too morbid, either, just parts of it. It was a nice, cozy shuttle bus that held about 10 or 12 people, and we went all over town. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and willing to answer any questions we had. We also had plenty of chances to take pics, as our guide was great about slowing down long enough to take a good picture. I would only recommend an extra bathroom stop (we got out twice), but otherwise it was a great time. :)
Rating: 5
Really fun tour!
Sat, Aug 21, 10   10:00 AM mshipow Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My wife and I took the tour and had a great time. Brian (the guide) was interesting, and the tour was well planned and fun. We definitely enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour as expected and more!
Sat, Jun 22, 13   1:00 PM mseago Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Late review...but here goes. This tour was at the top of my list when my 16 yr old daughter and I drove cross-country to L.A. this past June. We met Scott and talked before the tour, saw all his cool merchandise too! Brian was our tour guide and was the best! Before the tour he gave us the best tip ever...the following Monday, Jerry Bruckheimer was getting his star on the Walk of Fame and Johnny Depp would be giving a speech, that alone made my trip 100 times better! Back to the tour...I knew what to expect and explained some of it to my daughter. I knew most of the death sites as I had been on the website but still wanted to see them. Brian added in alot more fun stuff as well...for example one of first sights was the Scientology Celebrity Centre. We toured seveal sights in Hollywood, Weho and Beverly Hills. He even stopped at the Viper Room so those of us who wished to could hop off and take pictures...which I did of course! Another highlight was Brian drove around Chateau Marmont so we could see the entrance of John Belushi's bungalow...I was just thrilled to see the Marmont itself! The tour was excellent and I recommend it to everyone. Hope to one day return to L.A. to do the Helter Skelter tour!
Rating: 5
Had a Blast
Sat, Aug 2, 08   1:00 PM msanchez Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I'm so glad we decided to take this tour. Scott added a great sense of humor to the tour and made it fun and interesting. I would recommend this tour to anyone that would like to learn about more than just the lights and glamour of Hollywood.
Rating: 5
really cool.
Sun, Aug 18, 13   1:00 PM mrtriphop Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I thought the tour was informative and fun, we would look at their other tours. Just fyi make the stop at the farmers market a all the time layover/bathroom break because 15 min of street food would be an awesome sddition to your tour.
Rating: 5
If you only go one ONE tour, make it THIS ONE!
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM Mrshearz25 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
A very entertaining, professional and interactive tour. It was clear that our tour guide loved his job, and that excitement was contagious. As he drove us around on the tour bus we were entertianed by a television showing clips of movies that contained various parts of Hollywood, we'd view the movie clip and then see what the location looks like now. Not to mention learn a bit of the history.

The bus tour had not one dull moment, it included fun trivia games and prizes, it almost wasn't like a 'tour' but a party where we learned, talked, and just had a great time, I'd absolutely go on it again.

The films location cover a wide variety of films from 'Rebel with a cause' to Pretty Woman to Nightmare on elm street, and even some recent favorites.

The fact that we see a clip of the location on film before really puts the icing on the already delicious cake. Great experience, a definite thumbs WAY UP.

Rating: 5
Hollywood Movie Tour
Sun, Aug 21, 11   10:00 AM mrmedlock Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
This was our second tour and it was as great as the first one! We will be back!
Rating: 5
I recommend this to every pop culture fanatic!
Wed, Sep 23, 09   10:00 AM mrmagic Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I absolutely loved every single minute of the tour. Every bit of information made he city just come alive.
Rating: 5
Great Tour! Would take again!
Sun, Jun 29, 08   9:30 AM MPLANT1083 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Enjoyed the tour very much. The tour guide Scott really knows his stuff. Well versed on the history of Hollywood and locations. Really knew his way around town and seemed to really enjoy his job.

Would advise anybody to go. We are ready to take another one of his tours.

Great time by all!