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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

Location New Orleans
Departure November to February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Type
From €25.87 per person
Departure Date
November to February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

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Informations

Inclusions
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Authentic souvenir gris-gris bag!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city's most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Your guide will explain the unique above-ground burial custom and will give you an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo.

Haunting adventures await you during this cemetery and voodoo walking tour through New Orleans. Follow your guide through St Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most famous of the three St Louis cemeteries. You may recall it as the site from the classic movie Easy Rider or perhaps by its most notorious 'resident' Marie Laveau, the late Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

Your professional guide will recount the background of both the famous and infamous people who are buried there. You can make a wish or, if you dare, cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau. Hear spooky stories of how this voodoo master was able to be in two places at once. You'll also learn about New Orleans' unique above-ground burial custom and hear various society tombs--grand mausoleums built to entomb and commemorate members of professional, benevolent, and ethnic organizations. These macabre monuments include the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society tomb which provided the eerie backdrop for Easy Rider.

Throughout your tour, you'll get an in-depth view at the evolution of voodoo -- the practice of witchcraft with an African religious heritage. Often dismissed as a cult or superstition, plenty of New Orleans residents believe in its powers. Voodoo rites and traditions are still observed. Small shops sell tools of the trade with herbs, oils, powders, candles and more recognizable items such as voodoo dolls and gris-gris--voodoo amulets.

By the end of your tour, you'll understand the meaning of the gris-gris as well as take home some voodoo charms of your own with the mysterious objects found in your souvenir bag!

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing. Caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.


Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Huraiyah A , February 2017

So much fun, interesting history and facts.

Reviewed by Samantha E , January 2017

Awsome tour, our tour guide Robi was brilliant, he gave us a very detailed interesting history of New Orleans

Reviewed by Paul B , January 2017

Such a fascinating and informative tour! Robi our guide was exceptionally well prepared and clearly lover his city and his work sharing it and #39;s history.

Reviewed by drmuir , January 2017

Really interesting tour lots of facts and great tour guide.

Reviewed by Rocky , January 2017

tour guide was very informitive. e very question she add a interesting answer. Funny and great. lot of good storys. Did not think is was going to be ask good as it was.

Reviewed by Vanessa E , December 2016

Ms. Mary was fascinating, I learned so much!

Reviewed by hotgirl53 , December 2016

It was a very rainy day - but we had a great time. The tour guide did an awesome job in the rain. I would recommend doing this tour. It wasn't creepy - at first I thought It was going to be creepy - it wasn't - we enjoyed ourselves.

Reviewed by grinch , November 2016

Midge was very informative and did not hurry us through the cemetery. Found the tour to be an excellent history lesson about New Orleans. Would definitely recommend to those who are history buffs.

Reviewed by JAMES C , October 2016

Very interesting would recommend it

Reviewed by Helen J , October 2016

amazing tour really unusual. tour guide was full of facts. we did the 9am tour and would recommend it as it starts to get really hot and there is little shade. loved it