Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  501 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 36 106 0 = 106 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 75 215 0 = 215 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 186 501 0 = 501 100% 4.8
All 1,793 4,636 41 = 4,595 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 371 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 92 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 19 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 19 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
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
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
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
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!
Rating: 4
Timeline of Interest of the Most Bazaar Murders
Sat, Jul 5, 14   9:00 AM JacEnsa Female 50-59 Local Other
My friend was visiting from out of town and insisted on taking this tour- I'm glad she did. We had great discussions on the topic afterwards. Odd how this gruesome event can still stir up emotions from such a long time ago.
Rating: 5
Great Tour and Tour Guide!
Fri, Jun 13, 14   1:00 PM corle003 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Very good tour and the tour guide was so knowledgable and fun! Wish there would have been more people signed up for the the Hollywood Movie Tour. Bet that would have been good too.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Sun, Jun 8, 14   1:00 PM Calvincole Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I have been on tours all over the world. This is by far in the top two. Would do it again.
Rating: 3
autobot for money
Mon, May 26, 14   1:00 PM julesbell Female 40-49 Local Other
I love tours. I didnt love this one. it was all right--the driver's patter was by rote. nothing alive in it but hey, i suppose its tough to say the same thing a billion times. ask any good stage actor.

our tour had locals and out of towners. tour guide was a good driver, but rawther arrogant. i know, funny, right? tour driver arrogance. i did attempt to engage though, and asked a question abt a celeb death. "not on this tour," he said sharply. i wasnt sure if that meant i didnt pay for the info or..?

but within moments he was saying to an overly silent van, "feel free to ask any questions!"

funny, no one did. why would they when the one questioner was quashed?

driver also said, in an oh-so rehearsed way, "hey we hv a little extra time, wanna see some places not on reg tour?" because, u know, that leads him to the later request for tips.

49. a ticket plus a tip? um, no.

there are def interesting factoids and places--most of it is really dated though. some of the celebs talked abt are not even known any more. there is almost nothing abt celebs from the last 20 years.

i didnt see anyone tip the tour guide at the end if tour as he waited next to van step.
Rating: 5
Lots of extra content, a very well rounded tour.
Mon, Mar 31, 14   1:00 PM buntingdog Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
We were given so much more information than we ever expected on this tour! At every twist and turn we were told about the history of Hollywood, famous filming locations, and shown celebrity houses. We had expected this tour to be strictly about local deaths, but it was so much more. At first our tour guide was a little speedy on the delivery, but he quickly got into a pace that everyone was able to follow. The books they provide you with for extra information and the audio content really helps bring the stories to life, so to speak. I would definitely recommend this tour to other people.
Rating: 5
Definately Dearly Departed
Sun, Mar 16, 14   1:00 PM tmcooleyweb Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We had an awesome time on the Dearly Departed Tour. As a couple of teachers in for a conference, this was just the humorously wonderful way to see Hollywood. The tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about everything, not just the dark side. The little museum inside was fantastic and they had some really nifty stuff. We were able to stop and get some great photos (although we couldn't possibly have had time to get out of the vehicle). The tour came complete with a binder of info to look at at various stops along the way (can't keep the binder). I highly recommend this tour!!
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Mar 7, 14   1:00 PM willtech Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour was fun, informative and just a blast. Our tour guide was a hoot. He kept us laughing the whole time. I learned a lot. Scott is a wealth of information. I look forward to doing the tour aging when we come back to LA and would recommend it to anyone. Not really for kids but a great time.