Erleben Sie die spirituelle Seite von New Orleans auf dieser 2-stündigen Wanderung auf dem St. Louis Cemetery No 1. Ein sachkundiger, ortskundiger Führer führt Sie durch ein Labyrinth von eindringlichen, aber eindrucksvollen Mausoleen, einschließlich der von Marie Laveau, der angesehensten Voodoo-Priesterin der Stadt. Erfahren Sie mehr über das charakteristische oberirdische Begräbnissystem in New Orleans und seine reiche und sich entwickelnde Voodoo-Tradition.
While the tour itself appeared to be rich in history and very interesting to look at and speculate... our tour guide fell way short of a good tour. First, the detail of where and when to meet was simply "in the french quarter" . It took some searching for actual meeting spot. Second, our tour guide seemed more interested in filling us in on the shooting of NCIS: New Orleans than the history we were about to see. Finally while in the cemetery we were given detail on 3-4 tombs, while being told more about how she had grown up in New Orleans as a white lady and was authentic, while others were not... I felt like I was on tour with my babbling grandmother; lots of opinions and self indulged stories, light on the facts and history. The company however, had great transportation, and great driver. I will have to admit that after taking a tour from Jonathan Weiss the night before... his tour would be hard to beat, no matter the guide.
This is absolutely a MUST SEE for anyone visiting NOLA for the first time if you have a passion for history, cemeteries, voodoo, or any other spooky vibes going on. It was my first time, and I'm really glad I did this cemetery tour because I learned so much and saw so many different types of ovens, not to mention Marie Leveau's and Nicholas Cage's for future use, of course. The only thing I would change would be the meet-up options because the cemetery was literally right behind my hotel, yet I had to make my way all the way down to the Mississippi river, just to be driven back to the cemetery.
Even though it poured part way through this tour, we had a great time. The tour guide was very informative and new a lot about New Orleans history and the cemetery. It was very interesting to learn about the burial process in New Orleans. It was also amazing to see the age of most of the tombs. A must do for anyone visiting New Orleans.