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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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New Orleans, United States
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2 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgeable 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.
  • 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 from your French Quarter meeting spot
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 tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 9 travelers.
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How long is the tour?
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Approximately 2 hours long.
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What languages is this tour offered in?
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This tour is offered in English.

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Compass697037
, Oct 2019
The tour guide was fun and engaging. It was informative and entertaining. I recommend this tour to my coworkers and friends and family members. Next time I am in New Orleans I hope to take the tour again.
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jameslZ6902NY
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Jim was extremely informative and very personable. We had a wonderful time touring Saint Louis 1 cemetery and learning all about it’s history and the people interred there. Some things we found to be quite amazing!
Very interesting
janicer992
, Oct 2019
The history of the cemetery is fascinating. The guide had a lot of interesting information and delivered it well.
Daniel Chick did a great job!
Charles B
, Sep 2019
For our 5th Wedding anniversary (we got married in New Orleans) we scheduled a number of special events and tourist stuff, one namely a NOLA Cemetery Tour & Voodoo walking tour...our Gray Line tour guide Daniel Chick was great! Very intelligent commentary, answered questions we had about history, completely loves what he does (got displaced by Katrina and came back to be a lifelong tour guide). If you can get a chance to take this tour (mainly of St Louis Cemetery #1) definitely DO IT. You will enjoy all the history, the above ground crypts are explained very well and it make you look at New Orleans and Voodoo and many things NOLA differently. 5 starts, loved it!
Outstanding Tour and Guide!
Global67967476430
, Sep 2019
Such a fun time, although it poured rain for most of our visit! Our guide was SO very knowledgeable and witty, she absolutely made it a pleasure. I would recommend this tour to everyone, and plan to return with my family soon.
New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour
kim1151
, Sep 2019
This was an awesome tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery. Viator, who I booked the tour through is a different story. Will never book anything through them again.
JuJu rocks the macabre
paulreber
, Aug 2019
JuJu took us all over the French Quarter with stories that explained some of the mysteries of the religions and people of old times in New Orleans. Get your running shoes on because she moves. It was a great night in the rain.
I would definitely recommend this tour!
rw0mack
, Aug 2019
We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide was sweet, funny and very knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions, even the ones that didn't pertain to the cemetary or Marie Laveau! I will be going on this tour again the next time we visit NOLA!
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Connector650099
, Jun 2019
Tour guide knowledgeable and polite. He was very respectful of the cemetery, the history and other groups there. Wonderful tour!
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Robin H
, Jun 2019
Daniel was a great tour guide, very knowledge. Everything I thought i knew about New Orleans Cemeteries was quickly denounced-lol. I would highly recommend this tour.

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