New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo And French Quarter Tour

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Learn about the supernatural side of New Orleans, including the city's most famous voodoo queen, on this walking tour that takes you to the French Quarter and the St Louis Cemetery No 1. Discover the architecture of the French Quarter and visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the powerful priestess who practiced the religion in and around the quarter in the 1800s. New Orleans history and culture is ever-present in the colorful homes, above-ground tombs, and voodoo legends that you discover on this mesmerizing tour.

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Meet your guide at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in the French Quarter to start your voodoo and cemetery walking tour of New Orleans. As you stroll through the streets of the French Quarter, learn about New Orleans history and the classic architecture around the city.

Walk by shotgun homes one of the most popular styles of Southern homes in the early 1860s as well as Creole townhouses. Peek in several courtyards as your guide shares history about how they were used. Along the way, hear more about the citys legendary voodoo practitioners such as Marie Laveau. Many New Orleans residents believe in the religion, and various ancient traditions and rituals are still observed. You'll pass by one of the small shops that sell herbs, candles, oils and amulets used for voodoo rites.

From there, make your way to St Louis Cemetery No 1, where you can see Marie Laveaus burial site and above-ground tombs. Your guide shares why above-ground burials are common in New Orleans as you meander through the labyrinth of graves to find Marie Laveaus tomb. People come from all over the world to leave offerings, pay their respects, pray, and perform rituals around her decorated grave.

Once you leave the cemetery, head to the old train station, which is now a visitor center, to take a quick break before going to Louis Armstrong Park (formerly Congo Square). Your guide shares stories of large gatherings that took place here in the 1800s, including voodoo rituals.

After, walk back to the French Quarter to end your tour.

Please note: Expect to walk at a leisurely pace and cover about one mile during your 2-hour tour. Comfortable walking shoes and water bottles are recommended.

Inclusions for New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo And French Quarter Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo And French Quarter Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • $1 fee for cemetery entrance, collected on day of tour by tour guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Tour guide will collect $1 from each customer for entrance to the cemetery. This fee is charged by the New Orleans Archdiocese.

All guides are licensed by the City of New Orleans

Note: It is illegal to vandalize/mark tombs in the cemetery. You will be fined and could be subject to arrest

Bring bottled water. Weather conditions can become increasingly hot in the summer months and drinking water is necessary to prevent dehydration

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Best tour we did in NOLA! The tour guide was awesome! Don’t be a jerks like us and forget to bring cash to tip, she’s really good at her job!

  • It was a little cold in New Orleans,but it just added to the atmosphere. This tour was informative and great fun. Wear comfortable shoes!

  • We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable, and enjoyed it very much.

  • Great tour.

  • Total waste of time. Delayed start while the group was counted, recounted, recounted, ad nauseam. The guide was clueless about the core history of NOLA. Kept giving us her version of facts, without ever telling us the base history. Most in the group were pretty disappointed. I had out of town guests. This is the third time I've paid to us to do this tour. The first was great the second okay this was a total bust.

  • A very cheerful guide, it was freezing but she was warm and welcoming.

  • Our guide, Skip, did an awesome job bringing the history of the city to life! I would highly recommend!

  • We enjoyed this tour immensely and loved the history of the cemetery and its occupants. Our guide Mary Lynne was fabulous. She obviously takes the time to research information and has a fun and engaging way of presenting it. We enjoyed our time with her and believe that the tour was definitely made better by her presence. We would recommend this tour and if in NOLA again would certainly plan to tour some other attractions.

  • This tour was not what I expected. Led by Martha, who had a heavy accent and was hard to understand at times, it focused on the voodoo priestess , Marie LaBeaux. I was hoping for more information on the French Quarter, not just a word or two about buildings passed on the way to the cemetery. The group was very large and it was difficult to always hear what she was saying. The streets were busy with loud traffic and other tour groups. Martha threw in a lot of references to movies and stars which meant nothing to me. Lastly, the tour was not over in 2 hours and we just left as we had more things plans. Would not recommend.

  • We really enjoyed our tour! Skip(Vernon) did an amazing job of highlighting the history of NOLA while keeping the tour entertaining. It is a must do!

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