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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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John G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Very enjoyable, our guide was full of information about the dearly departed. Please try it, you will enjoy it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

This is a really excellent way to spend an afternoon! A fabulous, original tour that will surely appeal to most people (especially if you like to discover the 'darker' side of things!) Brian, our tour guide was both witty and informative and really made us laugh! Even as a Brit, you will know most of the sites and this really is a great alternative to the usual movie star home type tours. You will see many interesting things such as The Viper Room (where River Phoenix died) and the death places of Janis Joplin, John Belushi etc. I really cannot recommend this enough, the two and a half hours simply flew by! Thanks guys, and keep up the good work!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Funny, interesting, gruesome. Brian was a great guide.

Melanie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Loved this tour, Brian is heaps of fun and very knowledgeable!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

This tour was awesome! Brian is a born tour guide! The tour was extremely interesting, I couldn't take pictures fast enough, they even went out of their way to take me by Lucille Ball's old house. Super friendly and nice, an excellent tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

What a wonderfully funny and macabre tour! This is a great option for those of us who enjoy the sick and twisted and want to know all of Hollywood's dark (`sometimes hilarious) secrets. But this is definitely not the tour to take the kids or sweet grandma on - there are some truly disturbing images and stories! My tour guide had a lot of info and also shared funny celeb stories and more lighthearted fare along with all the gore. We got to see the house from Happy Days and heard about how Lucille Ball invited strangers in to her home while also hearing about the gruesome Black Dahlia murder and the Menendez brothers so it was a good balance. It was a really fun afternoon; I definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

I would recommend this to everyone, we both loved it and when we get back to California again we can't wait to do it again! We loved Brian! Best tour guide ever he made it really fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

What a great tour!!!
We booked this just to do something different as we had been to LA several times before. It was fantastic, and covers all the sights you want to see and more.
They also open the office for you to wait if you arrive early, and you can view all their memorabilia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

This tour was my fav! Cant recommend Brian enough.. (he even took us past a few movie star homes!)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

really quirky tongue in cheek tour,guide was really knowledgable and funny, we got sweets if we got the answer right!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Great people funny energetic we had a blast

Shermann D
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

This covers a bit of everything in LA, from the Hollywood sign, history and film stars homes and their exploits! So if you only have a short window to do it all in LA this is a must. It's a 4D experience and uses all the senses within a smaller bus which is more private and you get a sense of everything, as you hear and see the stories. Highly organised, highly researched, brilliant way to see LA. Would do it again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

LA has 31days of rain (So brian our tour manager told us) we had 3 of them the 5 days we visited LA even with the very bad weither this tour was informative ,great fun and well put together BRILLIANT TOUR we can say no more but BRILLIANT

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

This tour is fantastic. Having been to LA many times I wasn't sure what to expect on this tour. But it was an absolute blast! Our guide was so enthusiastic you could feel his passion for the history of the Hollywood scandals. I highly recommend this tour whether it's your first time to LA or if you're a local.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Wonderful guide, very informed and interesting - my 3 daughters took the trip while I worked (16,17 and 20 years of age) - they loved it.

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