Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  489 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 55 143 1 = 142 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 99 263 1 = 262 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 180 490 1 = 489 99% 4.8
All 1,863 4,814 42 = 4,772 99% 4.8
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 364 100% 4.8 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour 98 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Hollywood Movie Tours! 15 100% 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
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
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.
Rating: 5
Great enthusiastic tour guide Brian!
Thu, Jun 18  12:00 PM dlynnm617 Female 30-39 Local Other
My guy has always lived a bit on the morbid fun side and anytime we drove by dearly departed he'd talk about wanting to go, so for his birthday I took him on the tragic history tour. Brian was our tour guide who greeted us with warm smiles and a genuine happy birthday. Brian told us a funny story (amongst many) about a woman who complained he talked too much, but I found him to be charming, endearing and genuinely enthusiastic about what he was talking about! I could truly go on about how much fun it was but you're better off going yourselves and experiencing a fun afternoon. We will be back during Halloween for some more creepy goodness!
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
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!