Guided tour

New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo, and Vampires Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Hottest Hell Tours
Guided tour

New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo, and Vampires Guided Tour

Activity provider: Hottest Hell Tours
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From US$ 29 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover ageless vampires, star-crossed lovers, ice cold beverages, and a ghostly, ever-changing parade of New Orleans’ most wicked characters.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See the city's most haunted home
  • Discover the sacred grounds of Voodoo ceremonies
  • Hear the details from one of America's most terrifying cold cases of serial murder
  • Enjoy a unique tour experience - no two tours organised by us are exactly the same
Full description
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 recent macabre moments, tour-goers might request the tragic, ripped-from-the-headlines reality of a pair of star-crossed lovers whose relationship ended in dismemberment and demonic possession. On any given night we might visit Marie Laveau’s house, the famed Voodoo Queen who once ruled New Orleans from the shadows. Or maybe you’ll hear about the scandal of the Sultan’s Palace, the scene of an infamous orgy turned into a grotesque blood bath. A stroll to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop brings you to one of the oldest bars in North America, still haunted by boozed-up patrons from its treacherous past. From there, all roads lead to Madame Lalaurie. Travel through the black and blood red history of the city once called “The Hottest Hell,” guided by living experts who can curate the tour of your dreams - or nightmares - depending on your mood.
  • A guided walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Due to the adult content in the tour, this tour is for adults only
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

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Edward did a fabulous job as our tour guide. He was informative and entertaining. Loved that he truly knew about NOLA history and not just made up folklore, but also shared all the great creepy stories. Had good recommendations for great books about NOLA too. Would take the tour again!

April 1, 2023

Doug our guide told a very informative/entertaining story about the history of the French Quarter and the background of Voodoo. Surprising to me, its use is actually more for good than evil. He did a lot of his own research to get it right. His delivery was somewhat corny yet still funny. The “Hell-vision” part of the tour was ok. I guess I was expecting more. There is a lot of walking, so be prepared. Would I do it again? Yes.

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April 1, 2023

We took the tour with Hellvision, so Doug carried a projector to show pictures with the stories. I thought this was a fantastic concept that made the tour seem more interactive. I expected more gore and darkness for a tour that wasn’t kid-friendly, but they delivered on what they promised.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 401972