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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour provided by Gray Line

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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Walk through New Orleans famously haunted St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in the company of a guide on this spirit-focused tour. You'll learn all about the city’s haunted history, voodoo inclinations, and the priestess Marie Laveau. You’ll make your way through a maze of above-ground graves and mausoleums, and go home with your very own amulet.
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You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Walking tour lets you get up close with a piece of New Orleans history
  • Guide commentary lets you learn about voodoo and the city's haunted history
  • Comfortable, convenient round-trip transport from the French Quarter included 
  • Take home a voodoo amulet to remember your tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in the French Quarter, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle for a quick ride to the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of the city’s oldest. As you enter the cemetery, your guide will tell you about the reasons for above-ground burials and the use of mausoleums. Stroll through the cemetery, seeing some of its huge society tombs, and hear tales about New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Stop by her tomb, which is a pilgrimage destination for people from across the world. In keeping with tradition, cast a spell or make a wish at her grave. Your guide will also teach you about the continuing practice and development of voodoo in modern New Orleans. Walk away from the tour with your very own gris-gris (voodoo amulet) to take home. Return to the French Quarter for drop-off at the end of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation to and from the cemetery by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Authentic souvenir gris-gris bag!
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cyn102020 wrote a review Jun 2020
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This tour was fascinating, fun and extremely informative! Our small group had a leisurely time strolling through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with our educated guide and learned a lot. Our bus took us past many sites while our guide provided enlightening narration. I love my
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Date of experience: July 2019
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christy123998 wrote a review Jun 2020
Stratford, Canada1 contribution
The tour was great, very informative. The guides are fantastic and tell a variety of stories from the graves that you pass
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour
Responded 8 Jun 2020
Christy - sounded like a great cemetery tour. Thank you.
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Constance O wrote a review May 2020
Riverside, California1 contribution
I went on this excursion by myself, and it was a lot of fun! The tour guide shared a lot of historical facts, and it was a really interesting tour.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour
Responded 8 Jun 2020
This tour doesn't take a group to really enjoy. Thanks
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Cindy VE wrote a review Mar 2020
Hamburg, Germany21 contributions1 helpful vote
I really liked the tour. Our guide was Charlie and he told a lot of stories. We were picked up by bus where all the Grayline tours in NOLA start.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Octoberlily wrote a review Mar 2020
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin11 contributions5 helpful votes
Gail was very friendly and greeted us all individually. At the ceremony she explained the history as well as where the families status currently. The stories were interesting and how she told them kept my 11 and 12 year old interested. The cemetery was very busy. Even
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Angel A
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Take a the cruise skip the Brunch
The Cruise it’s if a fun activity I would do again. The brunch however is a dismal affair. The salad was wilted, th
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chsmumula
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Sunday brunch experience
The harbor cruise was very relaxing and informative. The Sunday brunch was an experience in itself! There was a
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Rebeccafay93
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Recommend doing
Very enjoyable experience friendly staff and just something I think everyone should do while in New Orleans.
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sandrakG7182AS
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Great experience
Loved seeing the engine room and how it works - and the music prior to boarding - and the whole experience.
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dougporter33
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Quaint, charming jazz tour of French Quarter
Kevin shared his knowledge about New Orleans and the French Quarter as we toured, and he also shared his many jazz
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JudyK288
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Done to perfection!
Social distancing, limited number of people on the boat, temperature checked before boarding, staff with masks and/
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0426det
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Fun Times
Even with COVID going on this was a great experience. Just keep mask on and temperatures were checked before you go
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877nicb
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Great food and enjoyable ride along the Mighty Mississippi River.
Very enjoyable cruise up & down the Mighty Mississippi River. Captain gave a lot of info about the town and industr
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Jfpd123
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Left with a headache
Unfortunately there was a big group that had way to much to drink that was ver loud and annoying that ruined out da
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C8660GLadrianr
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TripAdvisor left us high and dry
Went to dock, was cancelled. NO one told us. Rescheduled by them one time before second cancellation. Can't seem to
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S1067ULdanield
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Nice relaxing cruise
This jazz dinner cruise did not disappoint. Great music, good food and awesome views of the city! If you go on wai
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Kathy L
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Peaceful fun
We had a great time. We bought the lunch addition, which ended up being a box lunch, with no choices. What I ate wa
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V2519ZOsandrad
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Does not have live music
Ok, before I tell you what a great time I had, I do want to start with a warning. On the 2:30 Live Jazz Music Boat
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rstclair1980
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Will not return refund
Our visit was not able to happen in April due to their cancellation. We spoke to a manager yesterday after being
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bailey6203
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They are not ready to open.
This attraction is not ready to operate at this time. Natchez is opening slowly but with no live music like they a
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