New Orleans: French Quarter, Cemetery, and Voodoo Tour

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New Orleans: French Quarter, Cemetery, and Voodoo Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Enjoy 3 tours in 1 on this 2-hour walking tour. Explore the French Quarter and Armstrong Park in the district of Treme. Visit the City of the Dead, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Learn burial customs and the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau's tomb.

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Duration: 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Experience the Creole culture of the Treme neighborhood
  • Learn about the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau
  • Hear about the burial practices of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
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Immerse yourself in the mystical life - and after-life - of New Orleans on a 2-hour walking tour that combines 3 experiences in one. From the banks of the Mississippi River to the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, this tour covers a lot of ground. Explore the lively French Quarter and the Armstrong Park in the historic neighborhood of Treme, center of the city’s African American culture. Learn how and why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults work at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most famous of the city’s cemeteries. Hear the history of Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo! Walk through Armstrong Park, formerly known as Congo Square, where slaves danced and were reunited with family members they had been separated from at the time of their enslavement. 
Includes
  • Licensed guides
  • Walking tour
  • Food and water
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 403 Royal St., at the corner of Conti and Royal Streets directly across from Latrobe's Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • St. Louis No 1 Cemetary is temporarily closed due to COVID-19
  • The tour does not run on 24 and 25 December, Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 751 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
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Just passing through spending one night in city and booked tour on a whim. Learned so much about this wonderful place in such a short time. Can’t imagine my trip without this tour. You have no idea the history you are looking at without someone explaining it. James is a lifetime resident and his love for his city’s story is evident. Highly 100% recommend this trip especially if first time.

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November 14, 2020

Robin was an excellent tour guide. But we were disappointed the cemeteries were closed. We were under the impression they were still open based on the emails we recieved and the title of the tour. It wasn’t until we read the last sentence of the email that we realized it was closed. Perhaps make the cemetery closed sentence the first sentence in the email.

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September 13, 2020

My daughter and I took this tour and loved it! Our guide James was so great! Very informed and really good with the group. I loved how he talked with everyone and made us all feel comfortable and engaged - not like we were just “another group” he had to take around and get it over with. We got a good feel for the History of Voodoo in NOLA. Very interesting. Highly recommend!

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March 11, 2020

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