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New Orleans: Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour

1. New Orleans: Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour

Investigate why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America on a 1 to 2-hour tour that explores its dark side. Hear about countless unsolved mysteries and some strong paranormal activities along the way. Visit multiple locations of unsolved murders and suicides. Get the facts about real, documented reports of vampires and ghosts that roam the streets of the French Quarter. Discover the locations where vampires held their victims and fed off of them. Learn about the traditional burial practices of New Orleans, and stop at many of the attractions and National Historic Landmarks that the city has to offer. Your guide will use an EMF meter or ghost/paranormal detector during the tour. Visit over 15 different locations, including St. Louis Cathedral, St. Anthony's Garden and The Cabildo, the former seat of the colonial government. Go to The Presbytere to admire one of the best examples of colonial Spanish architecture, see the Old Ursuline Convent, Jackson Square and the Sultan's Palace, where legend has it a mass murder took place. You'll also have thee opportunity to stopalong the way and buy drink to enjoy during the tour. Discover the most haunted house in New Orleans at the Lalaurie Mansion and learn about the "Mistress of Death."

New Orleans: Five-in-One City Walking Tour

2. 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 tour. This tour will visit multiple locations of unsolved murders and suicides. Hear real documented reports of vampires and ghosts roaming around the streets of the French Quarter and visit locations where vampires supposedly held their victims and fed off of them! Learn about New Orleans traditional burial practices and how they are different from most. The tour guide will explain to guests why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's and why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been, and continue to be, recycled and re-used over and over again. This tour stops at many attractions and National Historic Landmarks that this city has offer! Visit over 15 locations during this tour such as The St Louis Cathedral, Cabildo, Presbytere, Ursuline Convent, Jackson Square, The Sultans Palace, and The Lalaurie Mansion known to be the most haunted house in New Orleans!

New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

3. New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

From the beginning faith has ruled this great city. For some, it has created rumors of conspiracy, witchcraft, and vampires. For others, it inspired greatness. Lives have been lost and battlegrounds drawn, but New Orleans’ eclectic belief systems have created a sense of acceptance found nowhere else. Did you know that the famous voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, was also a devout Catholic? Surprises abound on this inspiring journey. Join the most unique and interesting walking tour in New Orleans. New Orleans is a hot, humid and sometimes unforgiving place where in the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Caribbean and lawless; settled by thieves, prostitutes, and the other criminally disposed. It is also Catholic and pious with Roman altars trimmed in gold. It is equally black magic, voodoo, and the steady throb of African drums. New Orleans is sex and confession. It is sin and forgiveness. This is the place where God and the Devil shook hands so the party could go on. New Orleans is a city for the sinner and the saint. This is a tour that takes you through the sweat soaked madness of our best and worst. Get lost in this strange city and explore its dark past because this is not your grandmother's tour.

New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

4. New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

Explore the history of New Orleans’ French Quarter and see landmarks while playing this engaging phone game. Discover St. Louis Cathedral, Café du Monde, Jackson Square, and more. Start the game at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. Play the role of a security guard on a mission to retrieve a stolen artwork from the thief. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 2-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Central Grocery and Deli.

New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Vampire Tour of the French Quarter

5. New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Vampire Tour of the French Quarter

New Orleans has been the backdrop for famous writers such as Anne Rice, as well as others who have created blood-sucking fictional characters. This 1.5-hour tour takes you to the dark and mysterious world of the city’s undead and tells you chilling stories of scandalous acts pulled from city police reports, archives, diaries, and newspaper interviews. This is no vampire work of fiction; this is the real deal. As you walk through the streets you will visit various locations associated with these creatures of the night, including a trip to a noted vampire tavern. It is a thrilling and chilling, yet fun-packed, creep through the antebellum streets of the French Quarter by dusk. You can trust to your expert and theatrical guide to protect you from the bloodthirsty creatures of the night. But you might like to bring some garlic – just in case.

New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

6. New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

Listen as your guide tells you all about the wild history of New Orleans. Be transported through time as your experienced storyteller paints a detailed picture of what life was like during different eras of French Quarter history. Hear about how Yellow Fever took a toll on the city. Let your guide regale you with the story of the famous Jackson Square and the establishment of La Nouvelle Orleans. Become enlightened about how enslaved people lived and their impact on religion and culture. Discuss what makes the architecture so incredibly unique. Cover the historical red light district to the earliest notes of sweet jazz. Laugh and cry as you grapple with all that New Orleans has gone through to get where it is today. Take an adventure through the real, gritty history of New Orleans.

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What people are saying about Old Ursuline Convent

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 466 reviews

I took my 15-year old granddaughter and her friend. They loved it for the drama. I loved it for the history. We missed the first tour that we scheduled because the phone directed us somewhere else and we were too late to make the tour. However, the tour guide contacted us and rescheduled for the next night. The teenagers were ecstatic! Coty was our guide and there could not be anyone any better. He was extremely knowledgeable and related easily to all the different age groups on our tour...15 year olds, forty-year olds, 74-year olds, etc. He thoughtfully asked me whether certain information might be embarrassing to the teenagers or not (it wasn't). Coty also obviously had many friends and colleagues in the French Quarter who opened their doors to his tour group and provided extra personal experiences. We would do this tour all over again.

Our tour guide Cote was very good and informative, he was clear speaking and answered all our questions. We were not rushed at any point. Would definitely recommend! Well done and thank you Cote!

We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Cody was knowledgeable, friendly and was able to share the history, both good and bad. I’d definitely recommend!

Lucy and Ginger were great. Very knowledgeable about New Orleans and the French Quarter.

Shannon was a great guide though the history of the French Quarter