New Orleans Voodoo Tour: Explore Unique Heritage
2,902 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a captivating New Orleans Voodoo Tour and delve into the city's rich heritage. Uncover the secrets of the French Quarter, learn about Voodoo religion, and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this unique culture.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • French Quarter - As you stroll through the streets of the French Quarter, learn about New Orleans history and the classic architecture around the city. Walk by shotgun homes — one of the most popular styles of Southern homes in the early 1860s — as well as Creole townhouses. Along the way, hear more about the city’s legendary voodoo practitioners such as Marie Laveau. Many New Orleans residents believe in the religion, and various ancient traditions and rituals are still observed.
  • Bourbon Street - Bourbon Street, located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, is known for its many bars and clubs. With over 17 million visitors annually, it’s no secret that it has become one of the main attractions of the city.
  • Louis Armstrong Park - Your guide shares stories of large gatherings that took place here in the 1800s, including voodoo rituals.

Please note: Expect to walk at a leisurely pace and cover about one mile during your 2-hour tour. Comfortable walking shoes and water bottles are recommended.

  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - See the oldest cemetery in New Orleans from the outside. Note we do not enter the cemetery. Hear about the different types of above ground tombs and the entombment process.
  • Voodoo Authentica - Learn all about New Orleans Voodoo, the history, traditions, and our Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
  • Jackson Square - Learn about the history of the first settlements in New Orleans, see the first apartment buildings in the United States, St. Louis Cathedral– and more!
What's Included
  • Licensed, 5-star guide-led walking tour
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • This tour does not enter any cemeteries.
Additional Information

Our experienced narrators will guide you across the French Quarter, unveiling its distinctive culture, architectural beauty, and rich history. Listen to the intriguing tales of our Voodoo Queen and gain insight into the Voodoo faith. Each guide provides a unique perspective, ensuring every tour is different! Please note that while this tour delves into the history and customs related to burial, it does not include visits to any cemeteries.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • All guides are licensed by the City of New Orleans.
  • Bring bottled water. Weather conditions can become increasingly hot in the summer months and drinking water is necessary to prevent dehydration.
  • Check In begins 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Tour departs on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
  • Children under 5 are free of charge.
  • While we do our best to accommodate all guests with mobility issues, the conditions of the terrain in the historic French Quarter present challenges. Please book accordingly.
Witches Brew Gallery & Haunted Sanctuary
Exchange Place
This tour meets at Witches Brew Gallery at 311 Exchange Place
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jan 13, 2023
Goat William - Greatest tour guide New Orleans has ever seen. He paid off my student loans, brought my divorced parents back together, and made me a real believer.
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Dec 13, 2022
Super Cool Voodoo and Historical Tour - William was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. A great amount of historical, humorous, and magical information about Voodoo, the square, and the historical figures of New Orleans. He does a great job of involving the tour to think about how it connects to real life.
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May 28, 2022
Excellent Tour Guide! - James Kruger was amazing! Fun, informative, and enthusiastic! Highly recommend! Best tour guide in New Orleans!
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May 2, 2022
Cemetery insiders tour - William is very smart and knowledgeable about New Orleans and it’s history. He also an amazing story teller! He makes the tour very interesting and fun!
Review provided by Viator
May 24, 2022
Good tour but wish we could walk through more cemeteries - The tour guide for the cemetery tour it was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great group that asked a lot of questions which he really appreciated. The only downside is that we only got to walk through one cemetery.
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Apr 24, 2022
Lots of history - A lovely slow walk around the three cemeteries with William our knowledgeable guide. Questions allowed.
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Apr 23, 2024
Culture walk through with hints of Voodoo - Our guide was great. Super knowledgeable guy. He knows people around town, has a storytelling radio voice, and you can tell he has the inside scoop. Great job, William. That being said, this is not really a voodoo tour. We talked about the origins of voodoo, and the voodoo queen was a very small portion of the actual tour. We heard more about culture and architecture. 'Voodoo' should not be the first billet in the title. It's misleading. Anyway, we had a sudden bathroom break hit, and we separated from the group. They told us where they would be, and when we got back to where they said they would, they were gone. We walked around the park twice and gave up. It was close to the end by 20 mins or so, I assumed they talked about some more architecture and went to the end point of the tour. I couldn't remember where he said, I could have looked it up, but we already leared about Jackson Square in another tour, so we went to lunch instead. 3 stars is a decent average rating. It definitely didn't exceed my voodoo expectations. If you have time to kill and you want to get some steps in and do something off the beaten path, this is a good guided break from the hustle that is New Orleans. If you are looking for a voodoo tour, this isn't it.
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Oct 28, 2023
Disappointed - Very disappointed in this tour. Our guide just was not able to connect very well with our small group. Maybe we thought the tour would give us more background on voodoo and culture, but in any case, we felt this was a waste of time and energy…lots of walking.
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Mar 16, 2023
Good tour bad experience - Following tour was walking back to car and was about 20 yds from a shooting.Ended up behind metal trash receptacle.
Review provided by Viator
May 23, 2022
Terribly disappointing - The tour was presented as “history , voodoo and stories” of New Orleans. Jody, our tour guide, provided zero useful historic information, was describing imaginary senes of rotting corpses on the main square and Irish boys throwing dead cats at the diseased instead. Another turn off was Jody’s almost military style on managing the group. Where and how one stands and walks was constantly commented in the most condescending way. New Orleans has so much history to tell.. Terribly disappointing experience, waste of time and money.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024