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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this 2‐hour walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.

Highlights

  • Cemetery and voodoo walking tour in New Orleans
  • Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the infamous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
  • Complimentary souvenir bag
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

Tomb of Marie Laveau

Your rendez‐vous with the ghosts of New Orleans begins bright and early in the French Quarter. Hop aboard an air‐conditioned coach for a quick ride to St Louis Cemetery No 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Spanning just one square block, this cemetery houses thousands of the city’s famous and infamous dead in tombs and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce you to several enormous society tombs, such as the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society tomb featured in the classic film Easy Rider

You will learn about some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen Of New Orleans. Hear about her influence and popularity during her lifetime as a priestess and esteemed local citizen. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to Madame Laveau’s tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world, where you may follow the mythical tradition of making a wish or casting a spell.

As you experience the haunting magnificence of the cemetery, you’ll learn about the history and development of voodoo religion in New Orleans. Largely misunderstood as a dark art with a cult following, voodoo is an ancient African religion that has been widely influenced by other faiths including Catholicism. Voodoo still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans, evidenced by the presence of voodoo specialty shops, selling ritual materials such as herbs, oils, candles, voodoo dolls and gris‐gris – voodoo amulets. You’ll even receive your own complimentary gris‐gris bag to take home!

Your 2‐hour tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter. 
 
 
 
  

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Customer Reviews

Bob P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Joann did an amazing job and showed her love for the city of New Orleans through detailed explanations of the history, the cultures, and the environment. Highly recommend this tour and guide.

Nadia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was great, my tour guide was full of information!

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip, Midge was wonderful! The people in the visitors center were very friendly and personable.

Michael N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us quite the history lesson. Hearing the real history of voodoo was fascinating. We highly recommend this tour.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very informative and fun too!

Connie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide was excellent!

Lori A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Informative and entertaining

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent Tour Guide Charlie was passionate about the subject and his city and gave lots of excellent, interesting stories. Highly recommend !!!!

Janet L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We enjoyed our experience. Unfortunately, I booked all of my tours at one time and did not know a discount coupon is offered at the end for another tour. This could of saved my girlfriend and I over 40 dollars!!! When II asked for an adjustment........sorry, we can't do that!!! Lesson learned....hold onto your money and book the night before!!

Norma C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very informative

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