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We wanted to do a tour of LA but were not really interested in visiting all the 'homes of the stars' however after finding the reviews on this site, decided this had to be worth a go. We were so glad we chose this trip as the tour guide really knew his stuff. His recommendations for dinner that evening were also spot on! If you are interested in the darker history of LA then this is the trip for you, and if you're not then you'll still enjoy it!
We had a fantastic guide, full of witty and interesting facts. It is a MUST DO when in Los Angeles!
Excellent! The guide really knew his stuff and was a born entertainer! I also loved the additional touches like the musical interludes, the police report, and the fridge magnet. A must do for anyone visiting Los Angeles.
Great tour. Our guide was a wonderful host. I can't imagine getting that much out of any other tour.
The best tour we had while in L.A. The guide is very friendly and he knows his stuff! We had a great time and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it!
This was a birthday gift from my wife, what a great idea! Our tour guide was personable and really knew his stuff. Can't wait to take friends and family on this tour.
Fantastic tour. Of all the tours in LA, this was my most enjoyable. He certainly knows LA and all the sordid activities that have occurred here. Go on, do it!
The advert for this trip does not do it justice. It was fantastic. The guide was very well informed, friendly and humourous and there was something interesting on every corner. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend this trip to anyone as there was something for all ages and interests.
I live in LA and went on this tour with my two sisters, who were visiting from the East Coast. I was entertained, informed, amused and delighted. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the LA area. You won't be disappointed, and it's the best value for money, bar none. Absolutely brilliant!
My family visiting from Washington had a blast! This is the best tour out there without a doubt! Highly recommend to everyone!
The tour was very interesting. The host was very knowledgeable and considerate and had a great sense of humor. He answered questions about stars who were not on the tour and about the neighborhoods. I would highly recommend this trip.
The guide has an absolute passion for Hollywood and has a vast knowledge of the area and history. It is a very personal tour and there were only 11 of us. He is a very friendly guy and I strongly recommend this tour as it's different and more interesting than some of the tours on offer. It is well worth every cent.
This tour was one of many highlights I had during my stay in Los Angeles. Our guide is one of the best tour guides around in my humble opinion. The original tour was scheduled for three hours but the guide decided to show us some other locations in addition to the regular tour. So it ran about a half an hour longer than scheduled, which was great. There was a small group of us so it really felt like a private tour. We were treated like VIP's. If you want a tour that is different and not the standard Hollywood tour, I would highly recommend DDT. It was an experience I'll never forget.
I'm not a big fan of Hollywood, and don't know much about Old Hollywood history, but this tour definitely changed all that! Our driver/guide had a scary amount of knowledge about all things Hollywood – who died where, when and how, amongst other things. Really opened my eyes to the city and gave me a new perspective, if not a quirky one! Would recommend this tour to everyone without hesitation, and would do again for sure!
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The most fun tour I've been on in years! Our guide undoubtedly has the most in-depth knowledge of the dark and seedy side of Hollywood – and he loves it (as do I)! We visited not just the scandalous places like where Hugh Grant got busted or where Janis Joplin died, but also places such as where they filmed the final scenes of Grease. A lot of 'old' Hollywood is included in this tour, but even if you don't know much about this – the (true) stories certainly make you keen to learn more.
Our host was so accommodating and fun to be with. His research and knowledge of people and events is awesome. We saw all the famous sites we wanted to see plus many more. This is not only a tour not to be missed but one that we will take again.
It was a wonderful tour. I was with my sister who had never been to L.A. before and this was a great way for her to really experience it. Even if it did seem morbid at times... lol.
It didn't feel typically touristy at all. The driver/guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this the next time you head to Hollywood. I also know
We loved the commentary, but I must say the air conditioning on the bus could have been cooler. A tour worth doing, much better than the trips sold along the strip.
Everything about this trip was excellent, except a bit warm and stuffy in the back of the bus. Brian was great!
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide was interesting and added a 'lot of himself' to the tour. Especially enjoyed seeing the Star's Houses in Beverley Hills. Was a great way to start getting to know this part of the U.S.
The guide was a chatterbox and full of interesting stories and facts, about many things that were nothing to do with anything departed. We were shown and told about Scientology, Simon Cowell's house, the flat from Pretty Woman and Hallie Berry's car accident but not enough about dearly departed subjects, as I had expected from the tour's name. The office holds souvenirs from many events and is well worth a look. Somewhat disappointed in the tour.