Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  587 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 74 168 7 = 161 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 123 288 8 = 280 96% 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Dearly Departed tour
Sat, Jan 16, 10   2:00 PM CodaQueen Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Very enjoyable afternoon, informative, entertaining. Brian was a hoot, knows his stuff and had many anecdotes all along the tour. He made everyone feel at home. I would not recommend for small children, we did have one 11 year old on the tour, her mom was ok with it, and she asked some good questions. I enjoyed just seeing the sights, and the narratives about the locations gave me more info than I had expected, which greatly added to the tour. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the topic, lots of fun sight-seeing, we even saw a celebrity out walking his dog!! All in all, much more than I had expected and I enjoyed every minute. I plan to take another tour by this vendor sometime in the future.
Rating: 5
Informative, Funny, Entertaining
Wed, Jan 6, 10   1:00 PM eileenboblak Female Unspecified Local Unspecified
My niece and I had a fantastic time on the tour. We are local born and raised and oftentimes forget that there is plenty to discover right in our own backyard...I loved being able to put a physical picture in my mind of the newsworthy locations we so often read about here in SoCal...BTW...we prefaced our tour with a quick visit to the LA County coroner! Our tour guide, Scott, is extremely knowledgable of the trivia and minutiae involved with the various sites...and has a fantastic sense of humor!!! We're looking forward to doing the Manson one next
Rating: 5
Sat, Dec 5, 09   1:00 PM leisele71 Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
The tour is very entertaining, Scott the tour guide has a passion for Hollywood and it shows.
Rating: 5
Mon, Nov 30, 09   9:30 AM logdick Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour was very well co-ordinated between audio as well as the 3 ring binder that was provided. I really thought that it would be more related to crime scenes , but included stars homes, some film sites and more. Our guide was outstanding.

Definitely would do it again as well as highly recommend.

Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 28, 09   1:00 PM jmalinky Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
The tour guide displayed an amazing knowledge of all types of fascinating details related to the lives and deaths of various Hollywood personalities. The tour itself was extremely well organized and supplemented with various audio-visual materials(recordings of 911 calls, photographs of various people at the sites on the tour, etc). I learned more in three hours about the subject at hand than I ever thought I would (or could). This tour should not be missed by anyone who wants to see a very different side of Hollywood.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Tour
Fri, Oct 16, 09   1:00 PM skybluemoon Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We loved this tour, even though it was 100 degrees & traffic was terrible to us. (Well, it is LA, after all!) Richard was a great guide. We highly recommend.
Rating: 4
Very informative
Mon, Oct 12, 09   9:00 AM ericawerner Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
We had a great time, guide was extremely informative. The tour took us to a lot more destinations then I expected. Will go on another tour when back in the LA area!
Rating: 5
Mon, Sep 21, 09   9:30 AM theaeroplane Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Great tour, very personal (even though we were only two on our tour)...tour guide was amazing and very informative. The tour itself was entertaining, and a good mix of old and more recent events. Recommended for anyone with a nostalgia love for hollywood and celebrities!
Rating: 4
Good tour to take
Mon, Aug 31, 09   5:30 PM johnharris2 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My wife and I enjoyed the tour. Alison was great fun and told us fun and interesting facts

The only thing that I think should be changed is the starting time. By nightfall we counld not see the houses she was pointing out.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour!!!
Tue, Aug 25, 09   9:00 AM kmc2115 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This a must see LA tour... The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and will allow you to learn so much about this part of California history. If you are at all interested in the Manson killing you can not miss this one...
Rating: 5
Well Worth the Price and Worth the Time
Sat, Aug 22, 09   1:00 PM dmlopez Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This was an excellent tour if you are into the macabre, but even if you aren't there were plenty of Old Hollywood sites (Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's Old House) and new Hollywood sites (bathroom that George Michael made famous).

Without a doubt the best part of the tour was the tour guide, Scott Michaels. He is clearly passionate about his work and he goes out of his way to answer any question and is incredibly knowledge about old and new Hollywood.

The only thing I would have liked, that was not included would have been a tour of the one of the cemeteries (although we did pass the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and were informed about who was interred), but an extra hour or so might be too much for some.
Rating: 5
I highly recommend this tour
Tue, Aug 11, 09   1:00 PM jeking57 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My son and I went on this tour and really enjoyed it. Richard (our tour guide) was very enthusiastic about all locations and told many funny (and sometimes sad) stories about each location that we passed by. We also had a good group of people and had some good conversations about different places.
Rating: 3
False Advertising
Tue, Jul 14, 09   1:00 PM JenMarchand Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I went on the Dearly Departed tour early last week. While I was aware that the tour would enclude some viewing of stars homes, I did not realize that this would be the majority of the tour. As the name implies, I expected more of the darker side of Hollywood; deaths, ghosts, etc. I was sorely disappointed. If you are looking for a tour of mostly the Hollywood glitter and glamour, then this is the tour for you. If you are looking for a darker type of tour I would recommend you look elsewhere.
Rating: 3
More on the Subject and Less on the Fluff
Sat, Jun 13, 09   1:30 PM ROBIJ037 Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Unless you change the name to the Dearly Departed places and things in Los Angeles and Not use the word Tragical History Tour, it would make more sense.

It was enjoyable to see the infamous things like the LiBianca Murders and I could even allow the George Michaels stop.

But how does the Lucille Ball Soundstage, the Intolernace Set, Rob Zombie's House, The Osbourne Home, The Happy Days Home, Judy Garland's home, Mae West Apartments, George Burns home, Alta Loma Apartments or where James Dean laid in the street during filming have anything to do with "Tragical" was hard to comprenhend. It seemed as though you were advertizing for other tours and not giving me what I paid for. There must be more.

Also, unless you are showing more than the LiBianca murder home, we have no need to hear Charles Manson's world vision on the loud speaker for more than the length it took us to look at the LiBianca house. That segment was overkill.
Rating: 5
Absolutely the Best Tour Ever
Thu, Jun 11, 09   1:00 PM KPShort Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Hollywood's Tragical History tour was both informative and entertaining. The intimate 13 person van was ideal for discussion and interacting with your fellow tourist. Being 55 years old I especially enjoyed the old Hollywood stories and sights. For me it was exciting to see one of the locations from Sunset Boulevard and then to watch the movie on TCM the very next night. The three hours make the tour even better because you are able to see much more during that time then a simple one hour tour. Scotts' knowledge and research into the various sights on the tour was amazing and you trusted that the information he was relaying was legitimate especially since you have a notebook of additional pictures to refer to that show the sights in news papers or actual filmed interviews. I have already convinced my friends and coworkers that we should book a tour as a group. Definitely a must see for anyone going to Hollywood for a vacation.