Voodoo And Cemetery Tour - New Orleans

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Overview

Join us as we learn about the History of Voodoo in New Orleans and visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, final resting place of the notorious Voodoo Queen Marie Paris Laveau. This is the only tour to visit real Voodoo Temples and Historic Catholic Churches with Historical ties to Voodoo in New Orleans. This tour is led by a real Voodoo Historian.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

Meet your voodoo historian guide in the French Quarter to begin your walking tour.

Voodoo (or voudou) is a Haitian folk religion which consists of various African magical beliefs and rites that have become mixed with Catholic elements. The origin of the word 'Voodoo' means 'spirit - an invisible, mysterious force that can intervene in human affairs.

During this tour, you will make your way through the historic French Quarter to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of history’s most revered Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Guests will have the added bonus of visiting a Voodoo museum and will have the opportunity to purchase Voodoo 'magic' potions at Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Shop before heading into the cemetery.

There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, but the oldest extant cemetery in the city is St. Louis Cemetery Number 1. It is still the site of several burials a year. Here you will notice that the cemetery's graves are above ground tombs, referred to as 'Cities of the Dead' because they resembled small houses and make the cemetery look like a city in itself.

To ensure the historic preservation of this local landmark, recent rules set by the Catholic Archdioesces of New Orleans require all visitors to this cemetery to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.

Inclusions for Voodoo And Cemetery Tour

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Voodoo And Cemetery Tour

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

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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5 reviews by the users

  • This was a great experience - highly recommend!

  • We had a great guide and learned so much about the myths of voodoo. Quite different than what we thought we knew. We also enjoyed the trip over to the St. Charles cemetery. Our guide was a professor at one of the local colleges and teaches a class on the history of New Orleans. The correct information is vital for tourists because we believe what is being told to us on these tours. We also learned so much about the French quarter and the architecture of the buildings. A very interesting couple of hours and very glad we did this.

  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This tour was good but not great. I personally would have appreciated a bit more history while we were walking. It seems we walked a lot and learned a little. I think there are more exciting tours this company offers then the Voodoo and Cemetery.

  • Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend just for the tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 alone.

  • Christine was our guide and she was truly spectacular. I loved learning about the different types of voodoo and how it intertwines with Catholicism and see parts of the Quarter I had not explored in the past.

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