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 Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
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
AMAZING! We had a WONDERFUL time!!
Fri, Oct 24, 08   1:00 PM emmyk805 Female 20-29 Local Unspecified
Well we took the Dearly Departed tour on Friday the 24th of October and it was everything that we expected it to be! Scott really knows his stuff about all things Hollywood/LA and it was as great as we'd hoped. We are ABSOLUTELY going to go on this tour again, but next time, privately (no matter what the cost) because all of the other people in the group were horribly dumb and I don't think that they knew what tour they were going on (as they were very excited to see stars homes). We weren't there for that though, we took the tour to see the fascinating sights and hear the morbidly interesting stories to go along with them. So, if you are looking for an incredible tour, and (I can't stress this enough) you are a fan of or any of Scott's other information that he offers, then I VERY STRONGLY suggest that you take this tour. Now, if you are looking to go on a tour of LA and want to see stars homes and crap like that, then I do NOT suggest this tour for you at all, maybe some other tour would be better suited for you, but this one is fabulous if you know what you are getting yourself into!
Rating: 4
Interesting and informative
Sat, Oct 11, 08   9:00 AM shelleycobos Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Explores lesser known details of these horrific yet fascinating crimes.
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
Does not Disappoint!
Sat, Nov 21  9:00 AM mbhummel Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
This is the second Dearly Departed tour we have taken, and have come to expect it to be the highlight of our trip. The Manson Tour did not disappoint! Scott is an effortless guide and amazing storyteller. He weaves the tale from start to finish with music, video clips, and stops that take you right back to the summer of 1969, leaving you breathless in the process.

I would highly recommend this tour, along with his Tragical tour. Both are exceptional, especially for true crime and history buffs.
Rating: 4
An Aussie's thoughts
Tue, Oct 20  12:00 PM Jeanette6 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
It was a very informative tour and we got to see lots of significant places. Our guide was very knowledgable. Liked the narrations along the way. It was interesting to see places I've only read about in magazines or seen on the news! If your looking for something a little different this is a great tour to go on!
Rating: 5
Tragical history tour
Fri, Oct 16  12:00 PM carolnagie Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
3rd return over a number of years! Love this tour excellent knowledge presentation and enthusiastically led by (this time) Brian. Donnelly ! EXTREMELY recommended

For a fun trip around the high and low points of LA!
Rating: 5
Knowledgeable tour guide was fun and delightful.
Sat, Oct 3  1:00 PM Valerie888 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Ride was comfortable and easy for viewing. Learned quite a bit through several neighborhoods I somewhat knew. Brian (?) the guide was enthusiastic, eager to accommodate and full of fun antidotes.
Rating: 4
Sat, Oct 3  9:00 AM CrannyFanny2 Female 30-39 Local Other
The tour was very informative, and had information I didn't know before. It was detailed with very graphic pictures and specific encounters of how much they suffered. In the end, it made me really sad for the victims and the loss of the families. I was shocked at how heartless and sadly twisted the murderers were!

In the description of the tour it said we were supposed to get a piece of Sharon Tate's house. But we never got it, that's the only thing that was left out.
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!!