Daring to take a ghost or voodoo tour in America’s most haunted city? Hoping to be scared senseless? Well we here at TravelMag.com are happy to oblige.
Here is our list of five of the best haunted tours in New Orleans based on scares, value for money, customer reviews, and of course, chances of survival.
FROM: $25.99/per person
Because much of New Orleans is under water, tombs at the cemetery are all above ground. It is believed that this makes it much easier for the spirits of the dead to roam freely. This tour leads you through the St. Louis No.1 Cemetery, reputed to be the most haunted. Highlights include a visit to the tomb of Marie Laveau the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Back stories of many famous people who are now thought to haunt the cemetery are provided.
From $25/ per person
This 2 hour walking tour leads you through the old French Quarter of New Orleans. The guided tour takes place in the alleys and streets of the most haunted part of the city, stopping at various locations where the guide recounts some of the grizzliest events of yore, and how they ultimately led to the area becoming haunted.
From $26/ per person
Another tour through the haunted French Quarter – the city’s oldest area – the ghosts and spirits tour focuses on the stories and legends of haunting throughout the area. Highlights include a visit to the area around O’Flaherty’s Pub, inhabited by a number of ghosts who are locked in a post-mortem feud. Organizers cannot guarantee a ghost sighting, but they ensure you will visit the spots where sightings are commonest.
From $20/ per person
If ghosts are just not enough, then this tour adds vampires and voodoo in for good measure. The tour is operated by guides fully licensed by the city of New Orleans. They will lead you on a tour of New Orleans’ dark historic underbelly. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase for an additional fee before the tour for anybody who needs to take the edge off.
From $23/ per person
Encompassing all things paranormal, this tour really does offer something for lovers of all weird and spooky creatures of the dark side. This 90 minute walking tour takes place at night through the French Quarter and includes a stop at a bar at the end. Stories on this tour engage more in the unexplained legends and phenomena of New Orleans.