Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  492 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 47 126 0 = 126 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 74 203 0 = 203 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 184 492 0 = 492 100% 4.8
All 1,822 4,708 41 = 4,667 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
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Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 365 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 89 100% 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? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Best, most fantastic tour of Hollywood!
Tue, Jun 2  12:00 PM mad930 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This tour gives you the most thorough information on the background as well as what's happening now in Hollywood. Scott and his staff are very knowledgeable and encourage you to ask questions as well as engage in conversation about the subject at hand. If you only do one thing while in Los Angeles, this is it!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and informative
Sat, May 16  9:00 AM likeneon Female 30-39 Combination Other
Everyone in my group of 6 had a great time on this tour! Scott (the owner) was our tour guide, and he did a great job of presenting a TON of information in a way that was both impartial and engaging. It was neat to see the various sites, but I think for all of us in my group the best aspect of the tour was the information, which presented different theories along with the known facts, but was still very logical and impartial. Even my father-in-law, who considers himself a casual expert on the Manson murders, came away learning a lot. Anytime anyone had questions, they were answered immediately and thoroughly -- Scott is a legitimate historian and it shows. It was also great as a look back at Los Angeles in the Sixties, and the ways in which the area was affected by the murders. I wouldn't recommend it for the squeamish: You have the option to not look at the crime scene photos (and plenty of warning is given), but there are also some audio descriptions that might be slightly upsetting to more delicate sensibilities. But as long as you are aware of what the tour is about and are comfortable with the subject matter, it's definitely worth the time and money.
Rating: 5
Fun and Interesting Tour - "The Dearly Departed"
Sun, Apr 12  12:00 PM DonnaReels Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Took the "Dearly Departed Tour" on Sunday 4/12, led by the most entertaining tour guide imaginable: Brian Donnelly. He and his driver took us to some great sights, not only of places where stars died but also of other sights of interest in the vicinity of the "death sights". There were so many that I can't recall them all. I highly recommend this tour to others looking for a look at the underbelly of LA! All round fun tour! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed The Extra Stuff
Sat, Mar 21  12:00 PM Eph1984 Female 30-39 Local Other
I had done the Manson tour before, and I was excited to take part in this particular tour. I enjoyed all of the information that I learned about the city where I live. I enjoyed the extra pieces of information unrelated to death and tragedy as well. It made the tour seem lighter than I had anticipated. I would highly recommend the tour. Brian was a fantastic tour guide as well!
Rating: 5
Fun, Fascinating and enlightening
Fri, Mar 13  1:00 PM CNeilsen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Friday 13th! Wonderful way to spend with a group of strangers that felt like friends. This tour was amazing. Tour guide, Brian, explained everything in a creative and factual way. There was a lot of positive energy even in the most tragic circumstances of the events he discussed. I would highly recommend this tour and hope to go back to do another of their tours. Well worth the cost
Rating: 5
Loved it!!
Sat, Feb 21  10:00 AM carolnagie Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Totally enjoyed Brian and his knowledge base and style! Have taken the Tragical tour twice before and changed it up to the movie location one ! Took our daughter who lives in LA hoping to broaden her knowledge and interest of where she is living! great time!! And it was Oscars weekend!!!
Rating: 5
THIS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP TO LA!!!!!
Sat, Feb 7  1:00 PM Maureenpk Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My 24 year old daughter and I went on this tour, as part of our 5 day stay in LA. The owner and the driver/guide were amazing! Very friendly, helpful, and FULL of LA and Hollywood stories and trivia that we would have never known. The van was very comfortable and every seat provided a good view. I was relieved to find that I am not the only one who is obsessed with details about celebrity deaths! Money WELL SPENT and we will definitely do another tour the next time we are in LA!
Rating: 5
Fantastic Trip Down Dead Memory Lane
Fri, Jan 23  1:00 PM megzerve Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and I loved this tour. Brian is a hoot and we had a great time. He is entertaining and informative and made our day together one that we will long remember. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to those who like to look under doormats and through the cracks in the fences.
Rating: 5
WORTH IT! Highly recommend! :-)
Tue, Dec 23, 14   1:00 PM Alucia Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was so much fun. My girlfried and I loved it! The van is comfortable and very relaxing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and and excellent driver. It's so nice to have someone drive you through Hollywood and show you famous sites. Throughout the tour he played audio clips of headlines, news reports and scenes from films of the celebrities whose house or place of death we visited. I not only would do the other tours but I would do this again. We're already planning our next trip. Be sure to check out the store too. They have some fascinating memorabilia. Thank you Dearly Departed tours for a wonderful and memorable experience. -Alex, Arizona
Rating: 5
Outstanding and highly recommended.
Tue, Nov 4, 14   1:00 PM LolaMalone13 Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
Being big fans of the macabre and darker side of Hollywood tis tour was a must see on our trip to LA. The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about not just the death and destruction of Hollywood legends but pop cultute and LA itself. I would highly recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed. Next time we are in town we'll be doing it again along with the Helter-skelter tour. Thank you.
Rating: 5
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, LOADS OF FUN & EDUCATIONAL TOO
Fri, Oct 31, 14   1:00 PM Pboersma Female 50-59 Local Other
My adult daughter and I took this tour on Halloween, because I wanted something unique and fun to do for the day. To say we had a great time is an understatement! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and I would take it again if friends or relatives came into town. Our tour guide, Brian was just awesome! He is enthusiastic and knows SO much about Hollywood's tragic past. He was really entertaining and you can tell he loves his job! The occasional 9-1-1 tapes played along the tour (Lyle Menendez 911 call, Juaquin Phoenix 911 call, etc.) added a chilling dose of reality to the tour. Some might say this is a morbid tour, and if so, then it's not for you. But you have to keep it all in perspective, and let's face it, these events DID happen, so why not learn about them from those who know the details, rather than take another tour with an unreputable company that won't necessarily know all the facts (or make up things they don't know)?! An added bonus, as a result of going on Halloween was seeing the crazy costumes worn by those walking around Hollywood, and best of all, the amazing homes in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, decked out for Halloween! I highly recommend this tour for anyone who loves a little bit of the macabre or just wants to know more about the tragic goings-on in Hollywood's past! PS arrive early so you can look around Dearly Departed's gallery of interesting and bizarre memorabilia! Scott and his staff are great, and I plan on taking more of the tours they offer. Until then, I will treasure this Halloween outing for years to come!
Rating: 5
Brian was AWESOME!!
Sat, Oct 25, 14   1:00 PM cmalatka Female 30-39 Local Other
We had so much fun on the is tour. Brian was awesome. He was very entertaining! This tour is a must!
Rating: 4
great tour highly recommend
Sat, Sep 27, 14   9:00 AM CarlaGaines Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great tour guide who gave new insight into murders. Will do this again one day and bring friends
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Fri, Sep 12, 14   1:00 PM RosaMoline Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Really loved this tour, Brian is so great and so funny & knows his stuff.
Rating: 5
BEYOND FABULOUS!
Sun, Jul 13, 14   10:00 AM mimitosky Female 60-69 Local Other
I am a Los Angeles local & I needed something to do with an out of town guest. The Dearly Departed Tour certainly filled the bill on all levels. I was totally entertained the entire time. Our tour guide was wonderful & was full of all kind of interesting stories & facts. The tour was fun from the time of checking in at the office - make sure you tour the "museum" there until the very end. I would highly recommend it to all!