New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo And French Quarter Tour

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Overview

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 city’s 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 Laveau’s 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 Laveau’s 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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  • Great Tour!!

  • Stormy was our tour guide and he was excellent. The tour guide was engaging and walked and talked at a good pace.
    We had an opportunity to ask questions along the way and Stormy went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and got what we wanted from the tour. Highly recommend.

  • Sandra was our tour guide City of the Dead No.1 Cemetery Tour and did a great job! She took her time with us asking questions, was very informative and knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We'd recommend her tour to everyone.

  • This tour wasn't great at all, most because of our tour guide.The stories he told us wasn't interested at all, he mumbled and jumbled something that was difficult to understand. Historical tour guides lead groups of visitors and offer an interesting description of the location, including its history and what effect it has had on modern society. In addition, they answer visitor questions and our tour guide did non of these :
    I'm NOT recommend this tour at all

  • Sandra was so informative. She made the experience thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Rose was amazing and you could tell she really loved the city. I'd love to go on another tour with her again!

  • Great tour, very entertaining and tons of info. Storm was very easy to follow and had tons of good advice. Highly recommend doing this tour.

  • excellent tour - very worth it. fun and historic a perfect match
    TIP: there is no shade so dress in light clothing and bring water!

  • Had a great time. Thank you Marilyn you were tremendous! Was Halloween weekend so the cemetery was crazy busy. She did s great job of getting us around and able to see everything. Very knowledgeable! Thank you!

  • Nice history about the Quarter and its evolution. St. Louis Cemetery was enjoyable to walk through with good stories about the inhabitants. Rose, our tour guide, was a fun and informative person.

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