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  • New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

    1. New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

    Listen to stories of witchcraft and keep watch for spirits on a guided city walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the historical French Quarter, as you indulge in stories of magic, ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners from your expert guide.

    Travel to several of the city's venerated neighborhoods, soaking up stories about the witches, ghosts, vampires, and Voodoo practitioners who have contributed to the city's colorful past.

    Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through New Orleans’ haunted history. Pass outside well-known sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the Old Ursuline Convent. See the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where bloodletting and leeching took place in the 19th century.

    From the outside, see the house where Jacques Saint Germain — who was rumored to be a vampire — once ...

    Sandra D was awesome! She was a wonderful story teller and has a way of really drawing you in so you’re hanging on her every word! Very thoughtful and kind. It was a scorcher the day of our trip and she kept us in the shade as much as possible and allowed plenty of time for breaks. Very knowledgeable, couldn’t have asked for a better time. 10/10 would definitely recommend!!

  • New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    2. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    Make your way to the Jax Brewery building just outside of Landry's Seafood to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you just outside the building to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. The tour is alcohol friendly (feel free to bring a drink with you), and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide Colby had a great personality, very informational about all the history of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    3. New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    A carriage tour at night is a wonderfully spooky way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. Visit famous haunted locations and be introduced to the ghostly lore and legends that New Orleans' French Quarter is known for. Thanks to 300 years of tragedy, New Orleans is filled with true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires.  With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn...

    We love our carriage ride! Our driver Emily was super sweet and knowledgeable. We got to see parts of the French quarter we’ve never seen before. I’d highly recommend this to anyone.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost Tour

    4. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost Tour

    Make your way to the French Quarter to meet your guide, a historian with at least a Bachelors degree in history. Your guide might be a history teacher or college professor or a history student, but the emphasis is always on history and not theater. The tour visits places like the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on 'American Horror Story Coven'), May Bailey's Brothel (as seen on Travel Channels 'Ghost Adventures'), and many other sites such as the 'Sultan's Palace'. This is the only ghost tour in New Orleans with access inside a haunted building. The tour is kid and alcohol friendly and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide was very knowledgeable. I appreciated her down to earth attitude and honesty. She didn’t overhype things and knew the city well. Well worth the money!

  • New Orleans: Killers and Thrillers Walking Tour

    5. New Orleans: Killers and Thrillers Walking Tour

    Experience a ghost tour that's off the beaten track. Discover a glimpse of the French Quarter's notorious history. Discover the dark side of human nature. Immerse yourself in New Orleans' vivid past on this unique and sometimes gruesome tour. Learn about a murderous young prince, and other stories of crimes and ghosts from your guide. Visit the scene of some of New Orleans' most infamous crimes and murders. Hear about the events which haunt the locations, and the ghosts which were left behind. Stop by the Pharmacy Museum and other spooky locations as you enjoy the dark side of the Big Easy.

    Very good tour and I highly recommend it. The stories are amazing along with the locations. It also provides a nice tour of the French Quarter. It is a decent amount of walking but manageable. Our tour guides name was Christian and he was awesome.

  • New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Infamous Women Night Tour

    6. New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Infamous Women Night Tour

    Explore New Orleans' French Quarter while hearing about the city's most infamous women. From Voodoo priestesses and serial killers to high society ladies and murderous madams, see how these women took charge of their lives and left a mark on New Orleans' interesting history.

    On this 1.5-hour infamous women night tour see where Gallatin Street's brothels were and hear stories where prostitution and murder were partners. Learn about the queen of American Voodoo as you wander through The French Quarter. Stop by the LaLaurie Mansion and get to know New Orleans' most infamous woman, Madame LaLaurie

    Tatiana did a great job - she was a very lively and colorful storyteller and my sister and I had a lot of fun on this walking tour!

  • New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

    7. New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

    Discover the historic and haunted French Quarter and learn more about New Orleans' savage past on a 90-minute tour through the Vieux Carre. Visit the real buildings and homes where these horrors took place, with a dedicated, licensed entertainer and historian telling the stories and hauntings of the eerily creepy history of the oldest sector of the city. Hear the real story and timeline behind the Lalaurie Mansion, Marie Laveau and everything that wasn't explained in American Horror Story, including which celebrity later went on to purchase this mansion and arguably "lost his mind" while living there. As a bonus, find out which celebrities own homes in the French Quarter, where the scenes from famous movies were filmed and who loves this city so much they purchased a mausoleum to be buried in. Meet your guide at a central location in the French Quarter at a haunted bar where you will h...

    We had a great time hearing the stories our guide told us regarding the history and gruesome occurrences in the French Quarter. Our group consisted of ages 23, 24, 45, 49 and we all had fun. FYI: The site says "wheelchair accessible" but the sidewalks are very hard to navigate in a wheelchair due to all the cracks and holes.

  • New Orleans Five-in-One City Walking Tour

    8. New Orleans Five-in-One City Walking Tour

    This five-in-one tour combines elements of the following tours: the St. Louis Cemetery Tour, the French Quarter Ghost and Vampire Tour, the New Orleans History Tour, the History and Architecture Tour and The "Dark Side" Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour.  This walking tour starts in the heart of the French Quarter. From there, explore Louisiana's complex culture, rich history and Voodoo, and experience the magical mystery that makes the city so irresistible! Notice the beautiful architecture throughout the French Quarter that makes it so unique. This tour will visit locations where Hollywood Stars have decided to call the French Quarter home along with locations where scenes from unforgettable movies have been filmed. But wait there is more! Have you ever wondered why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America? Explore the "Dark Side" of New Orleans history on this t...

    Coty is really personal and a nice tour guide. I really enjoyed the tour. He digs a lot of small details rather than a bit of everything.

  • New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

    9. New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

    Explore the spooky side of New Orleans on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of New Orleans. Walk through the historic French Quarter while keeping an eye out for unexplainable sights. Visit Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a bar that dates back to the 1700s. See Lalaurie Mansion, the 1800s building with a gory history. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of New Orleans.

    My 16-year old daughter and I greatly enjoyed our tour with Lisa. She knows so much about the French Quarter and is a great storyteller. The tour felt very authentic and helped us learn more about the city during our visit

  • Ghosts and Spirits – New Orleans Evening Walking Tour

    10. Ghosts and Spirits – New Orleans Evening Walking Tour

    Prepare yourself for a thorough spooking on this historical ghost tour through the spooky French Quarter in New Orleans. Led by a professional in all things paranormal, visit haunted locations that have been featured on the The History Channel and the Discovery Channel. You will hear tales of a beautiful voice floating out of the mist after trains in the French Quarter, and the gruesome tale of Pere’ Dagobert versus Bloody O’Reilly. You will also pay a visit to the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel, which is reported to be full of ghosts and the site of a number of documented hauntings. This fun tour offers both a spooky and informative tour of a fascinating city.

    Our tour guide was awesome with telling facts as a story, very informative and interesting. We learned a lot of this tour. Highly recommend

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Sandra D was awesome! She was a wonderful story teller and has a way of really drawing you in so you’re hanging on her every word! Very thoughtful and kind. It was a scorcher the day of our trip and she kept us in the shade as much as possible and allowed plenty of time for breaks. Very knowledgeable, couldn’t have asked for a better time. 10/10 would definitely recommend!!

Very good tour and I highly recommend it. The stories are amazing along with the locations. It also provides a nice tour of the French Quarter. It is a decent amount of walking but manageable. Our tour guides name was Christian and he was awesome.

Our guide was very knowledgeable. I appreciated her down to earth attitude and honesty. She didn’t overhype things and knew the city well. Well worth the money!

Tatiana did a great job - she was a very lively and colorful storyteller and my sister and I had a lot of fun on this walking tour!

Our tour guide Taylor was enthusiastic, friendly and a talented tale weaver. I highly recommend this tour.