Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  503 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 65 168 2 = 166 97% 4.7
Last 6 months 115 301 2 = 299 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 187 505 2 = 503 99% 4.8
All 1,895 4,898 43 = 4,855 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 350 99% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 123 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 18 100% 5.0 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour 12 83% 4.3 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Enthusiastically Recommended: Dearly Departed Tour
Thu, Oct 9, 08   1:00 PM RFaraldi Male Unspecified Local Unspecified
This was my second time on the tour, I took my nephew a few years ago and I thought it was a good bet to take a guest from out of town. And it was! I think there was more detail in the first tour. It seemed there was more places being pointed out, Like: the story of Bela Lugosi's funeral where it's said the driver lost control and regained it only after it passed the cigar shop where he bought stogies on Hollywood Blvd. And the site of the Ambassador Hotel. The infamous clubs in that area as well. And a little about Thelma Todd, the Derby, Fatty Arbuckle, The Marx Brothers. But it's still a very cool ride! And even though the passenger sitting behind was rude, it didn't ruin the tour for me or my guest. Maybe the tour guide should ask for folks to chill out and relax more. Like don't sing to the music broadcast in the bus cabin! It's also embarrassing to watch mid-west tourists attempt to out-trivia the tour guide. In any event, I'll be taking someone else on it again in the near future! It appeals to the morbid curiosity in us all not unlike the Hollywood Babylon books.
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative and eerie!
Sat, Aug 30, 08   1:00 PM deppimpact7 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I absolutely recommend this tour for anyone who loves old Hollywood, new Hollywood and macabre information! We toured through the best haunts in Beverley Hills and Hollywood under the expert guidance of our tour guide.

My kids and I came away with a great time and an admiration for our guide who knew his movie history down to a tee.

I can't recommend this tour enough! Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Helter Skelter Tour - August 2008
Sat, Aug 9, 08   9:00 AM jeking Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
This is the 2nd time I took this tour. Took it for the first time last August. Never see everything the first time...that's why I had to take it again.

Scott is a great tour guide. He very animated and just generally a great guy. It's nice when everyone participates and discusses the tragedy and talks about things they read, or found out.

For anyone that's interested in that time period and this tragedy, I highly recommend this tour. It's very informative and you will definitely find out things that you did not know.

Plus Scott contributes $5.00 of each ticket sold to the Doris Tate Foundation.

Thanks again, Scott, for the great ride. I just wish I could have gone up to Cielo Drive the night before. But maybe in the future....

J. King
Rating: 5
Best comprehensive tour of Hollywood
Sat, Jun 21, 08   9:30 AM angeladallas Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Scott was awesome...he threw in contemporary Hollywood trivia throughout the tour and even pointed out some Hollywood homes. We got a lot more than we even thought we would. If you love getting the scoop on things, past or present, go on this tour. So much fun!
Rating: 5
This was a great, fun and informative tour!
Sat, May 17, 08   9:00 AM Wampa43 Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 5
Scott Michaels is a great tour guide!
Fri, Apr 11, 08   1:00 PM memaagain6 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. Scott didn't just show us the sites, he explained each site, the event and history of it. He has a great sense of humor and personallity for this job. He truely made this a memorable outting for us. His driving around the city made me feel comfortable, he is a very good driver in traffic. I hope to go on more of his tours soon.

Rating: 5
Wed, Sep 2  12:00 PM SharonPope Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
This tour was phenomenal!!! Brian and Scott were amazing. If you like learning something new and your personality is a bit left of center...THIS is the tour for you!!
Rating: 5
I wasn't bored to death!!!!
Sat, Aug 29  1:00 PM thepizzelle Female 50-59 Local Other
What a fun tour! Our tour guide was knowledgable and funny. I would recommend this activity to anyone who wants to do something a little different in LA. I'm a local and enjoyed it :)
Rating: 4
Very Different
Sun, Aug 23  12:00 PM AdrianBarnes Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
At the start of this tour I was struggling to keep up with the guide because the information was coming so thick and fast but I eventually caught up. So many interesting stories and unique areas covered. This tour also points out movie locations and celebrity homes which adds to the interest. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 22  9:00 AM joniheath1 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Scott is extremely knowledgeable and keeps you captivated!!
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Sat, Aug 8  9:00 AM ashland88 Female 20-29 Local Other
The tour was great. Scott Michaels is not only extremely knowledgeable, but very entertaining. I plan to come back and take more tours!
Rating: 4
A Tour with Grave Consequences
Mon, Jul 27  12:00 PM ibeckerman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
A regular mulligan stew of a tour, definitely on the dark side, but presented with humor and good will. Hollywood behaving badly, with a dose of tragedy, and lots of dead people. All in all a tell all to please most (dark) tastes, and likely would have been Ed Wood's next movie had he stuck around. Note to the Fatty Arbuckle set - this is not your tour; most of the subjects are fresher.
Rating: 5
Very Entertaining
Tue, Jul 7  12:15 PM Christinek1 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Our tour guide was great. He was enthusiastic and the 2.5 hours went very quickly. Well worth it.
Rating: 4
One of the better Hollywood tours
Sat, Jul 4  1:00 PM Janeella99 Female Under 20 International Tourist(s) Other
Really enjoyed the tour. Saw parts of LA that you don't see on other tours. Only downside was that we thought Charles Manson/Sharon Tate murder was included on this tour only to find that it had a tour of its own. Driver was a local who had grown up in the area which provided some extra knowledge.
Rating: 5
Sun, Jun 21  12:00 PM DFP1962 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
This trip was superb and so much information provided by our tour guide that you felt part of the murders and highlights that were told to you. You also visited Westwood Cemetery where Marilyn Monroe is buried as well as other well known hollywood stars including Farrah Fawcett and Jack Lemmon. We enjoyed every moment.