Dearly Departed Tours

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  584 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 73 165 7 = 158 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 122 285 8 = 277 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 241 594 10 = 584 97% 4.7
All 2,039 5,242 51 = 5,191 99% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour 440 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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 5
Interesting and Informative!!
Sat, Oct 4, 08   1:00 PM mverduzco Female 20-29 Unspecified Other
My family and I came out from the Inland Empire...I must say a trip well spent!! I cannot believe places that I have driven by or been too in the past in Hollywood there is soooo much history behind and around it!! Our Driver Richard was very nice and friendly..he was willing to give us additional info. The handouts and audio gave the Tour a more "Real" vibe. I will definitely do this Tour again....!! Thanks again!!
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
Sun, Jul 27, 08   1:00 PM MelodyNewell Female 60-69 Unspecified Family Without Children
The tour was full of large and little details - never a boring lapse. The guide was extremely knowledgable and shared with all of us.
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: 3
Not as good as it once was.
Sat, Nov 28, 15   12:00 PM susanrkaplan Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
This was my 5th time to take the tour, so obviously I'm a fan. I bring friends & family who visit LA. This time it was lacking. The tour changed and doesn't feature the spots it once did - Grease, Manson murder homes, movie & tv locations with pictures in the book, Black Dahlia, etc. This tour also had more taped pieces from Scott, who is fantastic in person. The sound system in the van was terrible and the inside of the van is not as nice as it used to be. The tour guide was adequate and far from how great Scott was on my first 2 tours. I had other tour guides on the other 2 tours. This could be an amazing tour again.
Rating: 5
Spending time with family over Halloween Weekend!
Sun, Nov 1, 15   12:15 PM Tammi1961 Female 50-59 Combination Family With Children
My husband and I are from Chicago visiting our son and his fiancée from LA. We wanted to do something fun for the Hallowern Werkend. So happy we chose the Dearly Departed tour and even happier we had Brian for our tour guide. We seen and heard so many interesting facts. Thank you for a great day!!
Rating: 5
It's our Go To tour for out of town guests
Sat, Sep 12, 15   12:00 PM RayMack Male 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
My wife and I have now done this tour four to five times with friends who are visiting from out of town. It never disappoints and our friends not only feel like they know more about the specific cases featured on the tour, but Hollywood as a whole. It's a cool perspective and a great way to see the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area when just in town for a weekend visit.
Rating: 5
An awesome tour!
Sat, Jul 11, 15   9:00 AM klospital Unspecified 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
This tour was totally worth the $$ and time. Unlike other Hollywood tours, Scott Michaels has been in the business for years, and is extremely knowledgable on the subject matter. The tour was fascinating, and very well put together with video clips, music, and a very professional tour guide. We will definitely be going on more of this company's tours in the future!
Rating: 5
2nd time evenbetter than the first
Fri, Jun 12, 15   12:00 PM PPVE36A Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
took this tour about four years ago and again it is great. Brian talked for an hour more than he was supposed to. He knew everything about every home we pasted. He knew where the spot on the sidewalk was that every one died on.. We were all over Hollywood, Bev. Hills... parts of LA it was great. and I would definately go again and recommend it.
Rating: 5
Very interesting and informative
Sat, May 16, 15   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
Film Buffs/ TCM Attendees
Wed, Mar 25, 15   1:00 PM 1Tikibird Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Enjoyed the tour. It was definitely worth our time. We would do this again ! The tour's campy funkiness made it enjoyable, fun. We would never have been able to find these sights on our own. There was perhaps more of an emphasis on paparazzi than classic Hollywood (our metier) but the economics of this kind of thing dictate that you market to the common denominator and we're certainly not that. I especially liked our driver's editorial repartee and gatling gun delivery.
Rating: 5
Sun, Feb 1, 15   4:00 PM adonaldson6 Unspecified 20-29 Combination Individual
Ms. Arngrim was endlessly gracious, willing to discuss any subject suggested by tourgoers. She was happy to sign anything and made sure that everyone who wanted photos was able to get them without feeling rushed. The stories were certainly entertaining - I highly recommend this tour for any "Prairie" fans, and anyone who is interested in Hollywood in general.