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  • New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    1. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

    Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

    Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

    Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

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    Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

  • French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    2. French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience.  After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings.

    Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colon...

    Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

  • New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo & Vampire Adults Only Tour

    3. New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo & Vampire Adults Only Tour

    At Hottest Hell Tours we evolve our tours weekly as new stories are unearthed and the spirits guide us - no two tours are exactly the same. A night with one of our local experts can cover murder, music, mayhem, and more. Choose between a standard tour, or an option with HELLVISION, where we bring handheld projectors to visually recreate some of the most frightening scenes of the past. All travelers meet under the glowing arch of Armstrong Park, where some of the earliest gatherings of Voodoo and Hoodoo practitioners took place. Depending on your guide, you might take a short walk near the old Parish Prison, the haunting site of The American Mafia. Here we reveal the hidden history of organized crime in North America, from the largest mass lynching in U.S. history, to one of the nation’s most notorious and unsolved cases of serial murder: the dreaded Axe-man. For those who love more re...

  • New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    4. New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    Follow your guide through the magical streets of the Vieux Carre and visit historic and cultural landmarks on this 2-hour tour. See the exact location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St, Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and many other sites that played a vital role in the history of New Orleans. Of course, no New Orleans tour would be complete without some stories of voodoo, ghosts and vampires, and this one is no exception! Before the tour ends you’ll know where to find the most predictable ghost in New Orleans. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city and multiple locations where vampires have been seen! Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and visit property given to her as payment for her magic! You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held. Check ...

    If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

  • New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Infamous Women Night Tour

    5. New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Infamous Women Night Tour

    Explore New Orleans' French Quarter while hearing about the city's most infamous women. From Voodoo priestesses and serial killers to high society ladies and murderous madams, see how these women took charge of their lives and left a mark on New Orleans' interesting history.

    On this 1.5-hour infamous women night tour see where Gallatin Street's brothels were and hear stories where prostitution and murder were partners. Learn about the queen of American Voodoo as you wander through The French Quarter. Stop by the LaLaurie Mansion and get to know New Orleans' most infamous woman, Madame LaLaurie

    Tatiana did a great job - she was a very lively and colorful storyteller and my sister and I had a lot of fun on this walking tour!

  • New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    6. New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    Take a guided walking tour to explore the historic French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Learn about African American history, the local NOLA culture, and hear stories of voodoo practitioners first-hand from your licensed guide. 

    Meet your guide at Louis Armstrong Park and set off on your voodoo experience. Walk through the Tremé / Lafitte neighborhood — the home of jazz — as your guide explains all about New Orleans’ voodoo culture.

    Learn about Marie Laveau, her final resting place in St. Louis Cemetry No. 1 — the oldest in the city — and her cultural importance to New Orleans as a dedicated voodoo leader, mid-wife, and herbalist. 

    Make your way to St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 to see where many famous 19th- and 20th-century locals are buried, such as Claude Treme and Earl King. 

    DJ was very knowledgeable and shared so much of that knowledge with the whole group and was very good about taking time to talk to all in the group personally.

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

    7. New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

    Follow your licensed guide, a master storyteller, through New Orleans' French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood's interesting past and travel through its adventurous history as you discover what makes the French Quarter one of the most unique and friendliest places in the United States. Meet your guide and begin touring at Congo Square where you'll learn about the history of voodoo, the slave trade, and the indigenous peoples of New Orleans. Hear the story of the infamous Voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, and visit the site of her former home. Afterward, stop at the historic Supreme Court building for tales about Louisiana politicians and court cases such as Huey P. Long, Edwin Edwards, and Plessy vs. Fergusson. During your tour learn about the city's music, food, architecture, culture, literary history, and Bourbon Street. Your tour ends at Jackson Square where you can admire even ...

  • New Orleans Kids and Family French Quarter Walking Tour

    8. New Orleans Kids and Family French Quarter Walking Tour

    On the morning of the tour, your guide will meet you in Jackson Square and everyone will toss a penny in the fountain for good luck and put on some Mardi Gras beads. Your family will enjoy a local snack (the snack varies depending on allergies and seasonal availability) while your guide presents you with a quick, easy history of New Orleans (with pictures!). From Jackson Square, you will follow your friendly tour guide through the bustling, colorful streets of the French Quarter, as you learn about pirates, Mardi Gras, voodoo, jazz music, second-line parades, Creole cuisine and history. You will also learn about how kids and families lived in New Orleans in years past. Your children will be captivated by the colorful sights and sounds of this vibrant neighborhood and you will learn a few things and be able to ask your guide to make recommendations of other things to see and do in New Or...

    We loved the tour. Our guide Crissy, was amazing. She was super knowledgeable and kept the kids engaged the whole time. I would highly suggest this tour for anyone with kids.

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What people are saying about French Quarter

If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

Tatiana did a great job - she was a very lively and colorful storyteller and my sister and I had a lot of fun on this walking tour!

First time doing something like this and it was a blast!! We had a great guide and it was lots of fun with spooky stories.

Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!