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    What to Expect
    Meet your certified New Orleans guide in the heart of the French Quarter and make your way through the historic neighborhood on foot. Your destination is Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of the city’s revered 'Voodoo Queen,' Marie Laveau.

    With historical ties to Voodoo, or Voudou, in New Orleans, your guide shares insider knowledge of this folk religion that mixes African- and Haitian-based magical elements with Catholic rites. En route, stop by the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and browse for potions and protection spells at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo.

    On arrival at New Orleans’ oldest extant cemetery, discover why the graves are built in above-ground tombs, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Hear more about this legendary landmark and its historic preservation.
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    Departure Point
    620 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Over the moon with our tour guide this morning! So much in fact, that we booked another tour with him this afternoon and ANOTHER for tomorrow night as well! We’ve been to New Orleans several times, and learning about the culture of this magical town...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Jess S
    Reviewed 8 September 2019

    Our Guide (Shaun Bird) is passionate about his work and gave a thorough and very interesting history of Voodoo and of New Orleans. Highly recommend this interesting and informative tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Paul B
    Reviewed 18 August 2019

    We took the daytime cemetery walking tour. Peyton was our guide and she was super cool and really knowledgeable. We saw Jackson square, Congo square, the cemetery, Marie Laveau’s tomb, and a few other places. This is definitely a tour you want to take.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Basilmami
    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    Loves the tour and Brian Byrd! He was so knowledgeable!! Great time!! I learned so much about the culture and history. Even personal experiences.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Voyager469678
    Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

    Not as knowledgeable as grader district tour earlier. Passes by a few historic places that would have been nice to know about. Organization in the beginning of the tour was not very good, no signs out anyone even mentioning the tour. It was hard to...More

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    11 April 2018|
    Response from emtprose | Reviewed this property |
    Voodoo is at night. Cemetery is during day
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