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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.
  • 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
, Nov 2018

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

M
, Nov 2018

Fred was very informative during the tour. He even told us the history about some places that weren't normally in the tour. It's always a pleasure being on a tour with a guide who is passionate about what he does.

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, Oct 2018

We had a great time with Stormy. He was informative with lots of great stories to share. A fun couple hours

T
, Oct 2018

Tour included local history plus explanation of how the burial system functions and why. Our guide was a history major and had great passion for the local history, making the tour very enjoyable.

M
, Oct 2018

We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others. The stories were great and the storyteller was captivating.

G
, Oct 2018

This was a great group tour. Our guide was absolutely delightful! She shared a wealth of information about the town she loves to call home. We stopped for drinks at a local bar that presented a delightful experience in the heart of NOLA. I highly recommend this great, informative tour.

j
, Sep 2018

Paul was our guide, and he is very knowledgeable and made the tour very fun. It's not a scary "look at the vampires" kind of tour as one might believe from their website. This tour (or at least with Paul) actually has a lot of information on the city's history, the horrible truths of slavery and even a little bit about voodoo and the understanding that it is simply another religion. Would highly recommend.

J
, Sep 2018

My husband and I was not impressed with the tour. The gentle giving the tour talked to fast when talking about the history of New Orleans, we had a hard time understanding him. He also talked a lot about himself on what he liked and disliked about stuff in New Orleans. The tour really wasn't about anything that was advertised

M
, Sep 2018

We really enjoyed the tour. Our tour was on a very hot day in mid August. It was not too much walking and the guide made a real effort to keep us in the shade as much as possible. The cemetery was neat and the guide pretty sure she said her name was Bond was passionate about the city and it's history. The group was on the bigger side and there was some construction going on in spots but I still felt like we heard most everything the guide said. I would definitely recommend the tour!

D
, Sep 2018

Graham our tour guide made it very fun and informative.he really keeps your attention and makes sure of your saftey.highly recommend this tour.


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