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Saints Louis Cemetery #I, Voodoo, & French Quarter Tour

by Witches Brew Tours
per adult Price was £21 Discount price is £10
Duration: {0} Duration: 2h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

3 topics in 1 tour: Cemetery, Voodoo, French Qu

Above ground tombs and exquisite architecture

Gravesite of the famous Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo

Basin Street Station, Armstrong Park & Congo Square

Master Story Teller at your Service

Highlights

3 topics in 1 tour: Cemetery, Voodoo, French Qu

Above ground tombs and exquisite architecture

Gravesite of the famous Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo

Basin Street Station, Armstrong Park & Congo Square

Master Story Teller at your Service

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £9.62, taxes included

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1:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English.

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Saints Louis Cemetery #I, Voodoo, & French Quarter Tour

Activity Location

Corner of Royal and Conti

400 Royal Street

New Orleans 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Corner of Royal and Conti Streets

    400 Royal Street

    New Orleans 70130


Description

St. Louis Cemetery #1 is off limits unless you are accompanied by a licensed tour guide. You can’t get in without us! Don’t miss out on some of the most unique aspects of New Orleans’ culture and history. St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans’ oldest, continuously operated above ground Catholic cemetery is the highlight of our 3-in-1 walking tour.

Explore the French Quarter, getting an inside look at its rich and tumultuous history. Join an expert guide and enjoy a fascinating historical walk through the French Quarter - where the history of New Orleans comes alive - as your guide leads you to St. Louis Cemetery #1. Followed by a quick break, the tour continues to gorgeous Congo Square, where the guide's expert storytelling explains jazz, Voodoo and Marie Laveau's importance to the city.

Meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter, and prepare for your illuminating excursion. First, walking down St. Louis Street as the group travels to St. Louis Cemetery #1. Along the way, learn about the blend of Spanish, French, and Creole buildings that have helped to define this district—some of them dating back to 1790.

Next, arrive at St. Louis Cemetery where you can glimpse breath-taking stone crypts and exquisite mausoleums built above the ground to guard against flooding. Glimpse the tomb of Marie Laveau-a local legend referred to as the “Queen of Voodoo” because of her highly successful and hauntingly influential spiritual practise.

Finally, cap your adventures off with visits to Basin Street Station, Louis Armstrong Park, and Congo Square. At Louis Armstrong Park, see where Voodoo devotees congregated on Sundays. Learn about the important role Voodoo played in establishing a community for members of the African diaspora in 18th- and 19th-century French Louisiana.


Inclusions

  • Guided Walking Tour of the French Quarter

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Cemetery Maintenance Fee

  • Drinks and snacks

  • Service


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 6 total people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Active military may purchase a ticket at the senior price. You must present a valid military ID on the day of the activity.

  • A nominal surcharge of US 1.00 cash per person for cemetery maintenance is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Tours go rain or shine. Prepare accordingly.

  • Tour departs at exact departure time. Refunds will not be approved for late arrivals.


Saints Louis Cemetery #I, Voodoo, & French Quarter Tour ratings based on 114 verified reviews

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4.4 out of 5

3/5 13 Sep 2019

We had to be there 30 minutes before start of tour, fair enough, but out in the open in such heat, before starting a walking tour in the full sun, was not good.