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Dearly Departed Tours
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Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles
Ranked #14 of 251 Tours in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Murders, Deaths, Scandals and fun things happened all over Los Angeles. But it's light hearted. Promise. Dearly Departed Tours is a 3 hour tour of the Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous. Legends from Mae West and Bela Lugosi, to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. With a side of Hugh Grant and Chris Brown and Rihanna thrown in for good measure. "Creepy, Hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy." - Lonely Planet Also available, The Helter Skelter Tour - based solely on the Manson Murders. Join Scott Michaels, the host of the documentary, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter will unravel this bizarre time in American History. American Horror Story based their "Eternal Darkness Tour" on us and we've been featured in Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and The Girls Next Door. Hundreds of unedited positive reviews online, Tripatini, Yelp, Yahoo Travel and Tripadvisor. *** Because of our recent move, the MUSEUM is closed until mid to late April.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best tour in LA”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had a tour from Brian. The bus was full, and I bet it usually is.
The tour was great, very informative, with correct information. Long, and very worth the money.
Brian didn't just show us site of gruesum munders, we saw everything, stars homes, old and new, the bathroom George Michael was caught solicitating a police officer, famous resteraunts and more.
Funny, great, clearly happy guy, great thought out tour!

Visited August 2012
Thank Hanny24
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Helens Bay
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great tour with a great guide”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

When we arrived hot and thirsty at the office it was to a greeting from Scott like he was an old friend. Very friendly and welcoming. Brian was our tour guide and he was witty and engaging. This man truly knows his stuff and we embarked on a thoroughly entertaining 3 hours which flew by too fast. We learned some fascinating facts and visited locations of things we had only read about, all accompanied with Brian's wealth of knowledge delivered at breakneck speed !
Brian, if you read this, we loved your stories about your fascination about Janis, and like you, I have always wanted to stay in Bungalow 3. If I win the lottery I will treat you to a couple of nights, but not a whole month !! Thanks for the tootsie rolls and the great afternoon.
Well worth the money we paid for 5 of us to go on this tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants an informative and enjoyable experience.

Visited August 2012
Thank seapoint40
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a blast!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

We took their Hollywood Movie Tour and loved it. It was so much fun and our tour guide clearly loved his job. He has such intricate knowledge of the fascinating movie history of this town and he really brought it to life. I think he was having as much fun we were!

Thank L P
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best tour hands down”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I thought this was a tour of were all the tragic murders happened, it was but it also showed us the funny side of hollywood and beverly hills and our tour guide was funny when i come back to LA im doing it again

Visited August 2012
Thank Keith A
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Take this tour!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This tour is not only a tour of places where famous people died. It's also a history lesson of the buildings and streets along Sunset, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc.
Amazing, Amazing tour! Worth every cent! This tour company is the real deal; not some fly-by-night.

Thank LePlumpier
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