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Immerse yourself in legend and mysticism on this 2‐hour voodoo walking tour through New Orleans. Admire culturally infused architecture as you pass through the French Quarter en route to St Louis Cemetery No 1. There, meander through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn of her contribution to New Orleans’ rich – and continued – voodoo tradition.

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  • 2-hour architecture and cemetery walking tour in the French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Walk by shotgun homes and Creole townhouses in the French Quarter with your expert guide
  • Learn the origins of voodoo and its association with the Big Easy
  • Hear the story of the famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau
  • Visit Marie Laveau’s grave at St Louis Cemetery No 1
  • Learn about the burial traditions and cemeteries of New Orleans

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Your journey through mystical New Orleans’ begins on the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in the French Quarter. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and meet your friendly local guide for a narrated walk through the French Quarter. Discover the architectural diversity of the area as you pass French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses, ‘Entresol’ houses and shotgun homes. Catch a glimpse of a cloistered courtyard and hear of its utilitarian function.

As you stroll, enjoy tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and peek into a small shop that specializes in voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, oils and amulets. You’ll hear more from your guide about alargely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans.

You’ll soon arrive at St Louis Cemetery No 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Spanning just one square block, this site houses thousands in crypts and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to locate her tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world. 

Your return to the French Quarter passes by the old train station and through Louis Armstrong Park where you’ll visit Congo Square, a historical site from the 1800s where slaves and free people met on Sunday to openly trade, socialize, play music, dance and practice voodoo rituals.  

Your tour ends in the French Quarter in mid‐ to late‐afternoon. 

Please note that this 2‐hour covers about one mile of the city, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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J
, Jan 2019

Trevor, our guide was terrific! Very knowledgeable!!! Packed with lots of history, culture and dispelled many myths. So interesting!!!!!

H
, Jan 2019

The cemetery tour was quite amazing, but everything else wasn't great at all. One of the worst tours i've ever been on.

S
, Jan 2019

Trevor was outstanding awesome educationl informational and entertaining we liked him a lot we enjoyed his wit and comedy as well as his serious way he gave us information concerning the way NOLA and the cemeteries were created and he took time to answer all our questions and concerns

L
, Dec 2018

Enjoyed the tour of the cemetery with the stories that brought it to life. Plenty of history to lean about that has made what New Orleans is today. I truly enjoyed this tour.

B
, Dec 2018

The guide, Fred, made this the Best tour. His sincere approach and sold inside knowledge, made everything come to life. The time flew by and I was we had more time to visit with him.

P
, Dec 2018

This is a great tour as it is not kitschy. Rather, it is historically based and gave a great overview of the history of the city and it’s strange burial customs. The last 30 minutes is about Marie Laveaux and de-bunking myths about voodoo in New Orleans. Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand. Be aware that you will do a good bit of walking and there is no opportunity for a pit stop for an hour and a half.

A
, Dec 2018

Our tour guide was Trevor. I thought he was great at telling us the stories. He had great humor through out the tour. I would recommend it highly!

m
, Dec 2018

I have to state the cemetary itself was pretty cool. however there were a couple of things that people in the tour were bothered by. first the tour guide, Marta, has a very heavy Spanish accent which makes it difficult to follow along with what she is saying, unless your very close. which was the second problem, there were way too many people on the tour for everyone to get close enough to hear her. lots of people were saying to each other they couldn't hear or understand what she was saying. the third thing was the meeting point was at Royal and Conti-why? why not meet at the Louis Armstrong house or at the cemetery? it seemed like a lot of additional walking for no real reason.

R
, Nov 2018

We chose this tour for our first day of a 5 day stay in New Orleans and we truly enjoyed it. Our tour guide was entertaining and informative. Michael Bill was so much fun.

J
, Nov 2018

Trevor was very knowledgeable and at the same time entertaining! Enough said!!!!!!!! Really enough said!!!!!!!!


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