Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  587 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 76 174 7 = 167 96% 4.5
Last 6 months 127 300 8 = 292 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 242 597 10 = 587 97% 4.7
All 2,038 5,239 51 = 5,188 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 443 97% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 136 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 6 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 2 50% 3.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Tour guide, Bryan, gave us a fabulous tour
Sat, Apr 17, 10   10:00 AM AnnNeilson Female 70+ Local Family With Children
The van was perfect. Comfortable seats, big windows, good speaker system, a little A/C when we asked. Bryan was terrific. Knows everything. Good voice, easy to understand, didn't mumble. Made us laugh. Very comfortable ride--he is an excellent driver. We loved all the Hollywood neighborhoods, the back alleys, and small streets. I had no idea there was so much to see. I have lived my entire life in Los Angeles and would recommend this tour to native Angelinos as well as visitors.
Rating: 4
A ton o' fun ... if death is your thing
Sat, Jun 27, 09   1:00 PM PennyDonnell Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
While I would not strongly recommend this tour for anyone who does not have a fascination with the "morbid" aspects of Hollywood life, it also does have something for the guest who enjoys seeing the architecture and history of a city. The driver's skilful meanderings through old and new Hollywood ... fillig in the history of the City , describing the circumstances of the best-publicized deaths, and adding musical accompaniements to the story ... make it a very special afternoon for both local and tourist alike.

Richard's in-depth knowledge and apparent love of the city, were most welcome. He was friendly, funny, and responsive to all questions. Incredible memory for names and dates as well.

I've been twice and have recommended the tour to friends. In a week in which Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and the hairy TV pitchman all died, I think I will have to go again in the future.
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Sun, Oct 26, 08   1:00 PM sfglen Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
It was fun. Well organized and executed.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tours!
Sun, Sep 28, 08   1:00 PM petlover2 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Scott Michaels is the best tour guide ever! If you have even a slight interest in Hollywood or Helter Skelter, these tours will blow you away! We highly recommend the Dearly Departed tours---Helter Skelter and Tragic Hollywood History!
Rating: 5
Sun, Sep 14, 08   1:00 PM RIFRED Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Covered a great deal of information about dearly departed individuals plus comprehensive tour of all sections of Los Angeles - good and bad sections.
Rating: 5
A fun and informational tour of Hollywood crime sc
Sat, Apr 19, 08   1:00 PM MarleneK Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were a group of 13 family members from a city about 150 miles away. Scott is the perfect tour guide. He is soo polite, and treated me like royalty. He has so much information in his head that it just comes rolling out. Also a good sence of humor. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in Hollywoods "Dearly Departed". It was great.
Rating: 4
death becomes them
Fri, Mar 21, 08   1:00 PM pblaze Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My mother (71) and I attended this tour for a second time, although we enjoyed it thoroughly, we were slightly disappointed that it lacked the humor and campiness of original tour we took in the early 90s. The tour is fascinating and the tour guide, Scott is an endless wealth of knowledge...Scott really knows how to keep his passengers engrossed.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 2  9:00 AM ianmacd Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
personal insights and opinions add background to the official story.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 1  12:00 PM ianmacd Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
Tour leader had obvious enthusiasm for his subject[s]; and his description of his subjects and their histories fleshed out and put context to what is a physically amorphous landscape.
Rating: 5
Movie Star, Movie Star!!
Tue, Mar 22  12:00 PM maryanncurri Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Great little tour. Fun, upbeat, full of energy. The guide was very entertaining and rousted up our enthusiasm.
Rating: 5
Memorable and Fascinating
Sat, Feb 13  12:00 PM lindakinney Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My adult daughter and I were blown away by this tour and our amazing tour guide! This is a MUST for anyone wishing to experience the real history of the land of broken dreams. WOW!
Rating: 5
Great fun and a history lesson
Sun, Jan 31  12:00 PM becksterc Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide (Harold?) was extremely knowledgeable and very engaged with our group. Because it was raining he customized our tour and gave us a little extra peek at Hollywierd. I loved it; would do again in a heartbeat! Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
what a blast
Sun, Dec 6, 15   12:00 PM perrin13 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
weather was great, tour was great and the tour guide was beyond words.

would tell all my friends to do this tour when in LA.

had a wonderful time.

can't wait to do it again!!!
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Mon, Nov 30, 15   12:00 PM DianaSchultz Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We saw things we would never known on our own. We will back for a different tour in the future.
Rating: 5
Not for the faint hearted
Fri, Oct 30, 15   12:00 PM dennislong Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
If you are looking for respectful tributes to your favourite Hollywood stars, this is not the tour for you!

This is a wild good-taste-be-damned romp through the seamy underside of Tinsel Town.