Gators and Ghosts: A New Orleans Tour Company

New Orleans Tours. Locally Owned. Family Operated.

Haunted Tours From $16

Find out why New Orleans is the most haunted city in America! Choose from a nighttime cemetery/ghost tour by bus or three different haunted walks in the French Quarter.

  • Graveyard & Ghost Bus Tour: Experience the creepiest haunted tales in New Orleans by bus. Visit one of New Orleans' famed above-ground cemeteries at night. 7 pm & 9:30 pm nightly - $45 per person.

  • Ghost & Vampire Combo French Quarter Walking Tour: Our best value! Explore the French Quarter at night! You'll see places where real life tragic events led to unrestful spirits and unexplained phenomena. 6 pm & 8 pm nightly - $16 per person ($6 per person due at checkout, balance payable at time of tour).

  • Vampires of The French Quarter Walking Tour: You'll learn the stories in "Interview With A Vampire" have some historical truth to them. You'll also see the famous convent where vampires are rumored to live by day. But what about at night? 8:30 p.m. nightly - $25 per person.

  • Ghost & Legends Walking Tour: Take in the haunted legends that simply won't die on this theatrical French Quarter walking ghost tour. This tour skips the vampires and focuses on the most famous historical hauntings. 6 pm & 8 pm nightly - $25 per person.

All the gory details for each tour can be found below.

Cemetery Tour: $20

Visit St. Louis No. 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans, home to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb.

  • This cemetery is closed to the general public but you can see it on one of our Archdiocese -approved tours.

  • Tickets start at $20 per person. Tours run Mon-Sat at 11 AM and 1 PM or Sundays at 10 AM and 1 PM



ABOUT THE CEMETERY:

Oldest Cemetery: If the walls of the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery could talk, they would speak of a history as rich as the city in which they stand. Established in 1789, the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery has seen the likes of over 100,000 dead, and is the city’s oldest cemetery that is still in operation.

Famous Tombs: The St. Louis No. 1 has served as the final resting place of some of New Orleans most prominent figures, including Homer Plessy, and the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. See the future gravesite of actor Nicolas Cage, and other lavish crypts, scattered among the tragically beautiful, cracked and crumbling tombs that make the St. Louis No. 1 one of New Orleans’ must-see attractions.

Open Only To Tour Groups: Closed to the public, the St. Louis No. 1 can be experienced only alongside an Archdiocese-approved, licensed tour guide.

Unique Burial Customs: On a one-mile walking tour that lasts about 90 minutes to two hours, your guide will discuss some general New Orleans history, and the history of the cemetery, including the reasons we have for our bizarre, and ultra-specific burial practices. The time spent inside of the St. Louis No. 1 will focus on the different types of tombs, and the people who’ve come to occupy them throughout history.

TOUR TIMES

11 AM Mon-Sat
1 PM Mon-Sun
10 AM Sundays

PRICING

Adult: $20*
Student/Senior/Military: $16*
*Deposit of $10 for adults or $6 for students/seniors/military per ticket due at booking, remaining balance due at tour time.

ABOUT OUR GHOST TOURS:

Four Unique Haunted Experiences

Gators and Ghosts now offers five different spooky options in New Orleans:

  • an after-dark bus tour to haunted spots across the city including a historic cemetery

  • three different ghost and/or vampire walking tours in the French Quarter

Go on the haunted experience that's right for you! Our least expensive walking tour is only $16 per person. And, at less than $50 per participant, our most exclusive adventures won't force you to SCARE UP too much cash. Muahahahaha!!!!

Get out of your comfort zone and let the spirits move you because, hey, you only live once...

...or do you?! You might just find out the past is truly alive when you take a haunted tour with Gators and Ghosts. 


“We had a large party of 18 people and did the ghost tour and swamp tour. Everyone had an amazing time. Highly recommend both tours! Leonard was great and quick to reply to all my questions. Thank you for making our tours seamless!”

— 5/5 STAR REVIEW FROM RENA P., ANAHEIM, CA


Graveyard & Ghost Bus Tour

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Graveyard & Ghost Bus Tour

- $45 per person. 7 PM or 9:30 PM nightly.

Many Big Easy visitors never venture much farther from their hotel than the touristy confines of Bourbon Street. That's pretty scary, if you ask us! 

But some of New Orleans' creepiest haunted locations are found only in neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter.

These are ghastly places where walking alone at night might give you pause. But surrounded safely by friendly fellow ghost adventurers, the haunted history comes alive.

To experience these frightful stories, you'll climb aboard a comfortable, air conditioned shuttle and escape into the night with your licensed tour guide leading the way. 

Over the course of two hours, you'll hear real stories of murder and betrayal and see the places where they occurred, along with some of the scariest ghost stories and urban legends the city has to offer. 

In perhaps the highlight of the trip, you'll stop at one of New Orleans' famed above-ground cemeteries, allowing you to make a rare visit to our "Cities of the Dead" in the "dead of night."

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Most cemeteries in New Orleans close at dusk or earlier in an effort to protect the historically significant mausoleums, but we will take you to one of the few cemeteries that permits visitors after dark. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

You'll also enjoy a mid-tour break at Morning Call, a cafe nestled among the centuries old oaks of New Orleans City Park.  

  • $45 per person.

  • Tours leave at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. nightly.

  • Because of limited availability, we recommend you book this tour at least three days ahead of your desired tour date. To double check availability for last minute reservations, please call (504) 226-5433 or use our live chat feature before you checkout.

  • The tour departs from 768 Decatur Street, in front of the Amphitheater Steps at Washington Artillery Park, right across from Jackson Square. Advanced reservations are required and walk ups are not accepted.

  • The tour is approximately 2 hours long with a refreshment/restroom break in the middle.


Ghost & Vampire Combo Tour

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Our best value! This is a haunted walking tour of the French Quarter at night. You'll see the places where real life tragic events led to unrestful spirits and unexplained phenomena, such as the infamous LaLaurie Mansion, made famous on American Horror Story.

The tour starts at a bar and takes a break half-way through at another bar. Kids are allowed on the tour, just not in areas where alcohol is served.

$16 per person, with $6 due per person at checkout. Tours are 6 PM and 8 PM nightly.


Vampires of The French Quarter Tour

New Orleans became most famous for its vampires when Anne Rice started writing about Louis and Lestat in the 1970s, but on this tour you'll learn that the stories in "Interview With A Vampire" have some historical weight behind them, stretching all the way back to the late 1700s.

You'll see the famous convent where vampires are rumored to spend their days locked away in a shuttered attic, safe from the sun, but do they come out at night?  

$25 per person. The tour begins at 8:30 PM nightly.


Ghost & Legends Walking Tour

You'll see and experience the haunted legends that simply won't die on this theatrical French Quarter ghost tour.

This tour skips the vampires and focuses in on the most famous historical hauntings in New Orleans' oldest neighborhood.

$25 per person. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly. 


Private Tours

Private Tours are available for groups small and large. Private tours are great for bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate gatherings, church groups, conventions, fans coming in for sporting events, family reunions and more.

Our bus tour can take approximately 27 people per bus.

For walking tours, if your group is 28 people or fewer, we can fit you in one tour group. If you have more than 28 people, we can split you across multiple tour guides (city law limits the number of guests per tour guide).

Contact Group Sales at 504-226-5433 or reservations@gatorsandghosts.com for a quote. Private tours should be booked as far in advance as possible. 


An Easy Walk:  The walking tours are less than a mile walking and under two hours in length with a break in the middle. It's an easy stroll at a leisurely pace, and you stop a lot. 

Bring your cameras: Many guests report capturing orbs and other unexplained images in their photography. Show your tour guide. They may be able to tell you if you captured anything significant. 

Famous Haunted Locations May Vary: Our Ghost & Vampire Combo Tour and our Ghosts and Legends Tour both usually visit the infamous LaLaurie Mansion and many other famous haunted locations. You may visit places that were featured on American Horror Story: Coven, Ghost Adventures and Interview With a Vampire. Keep in mind that tour guides even within the same company often take different routes, tell different stories and do their own independent research. 

Licensed Tour Guides: Tour guides sometimes get a bad rap, but New Orleans has unusually high standards. City law mandates that every tour guide in New Orleans pass a rigorous history and safety exam administered by city officials before being granted a tour guide's license. You can rest assured you're in good hands when you're on one of our tours. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I just go into the cemetery by myself? 
No. The cemetery is closed to the public, and can only be accessed with a licensed Tour Guide, approved by the Archdiocese. 

Are there any nighttime cemetery tours? 
St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery tours only take place during the daytime, because the cemetery closes its gates at 3 PM Monday through Saturday, and at 12 PM on Sundays.

Can I just meet the tour guide at the cemetery?
The tour meets at a nearby bar, only a few blocks from the cemetery, and you wouldn’t want to miss the stories you get to hear on the way there!

Can I bring a drink on the tour?
The bar offers drink specials for all of its tour guests. Drinking is allowed on the tour, but once you get to the cemetery, all drinks must be finished, or thrown away. Bottled water is an exception. 

Is it a haunted/voodoo tour?
No. The tour is purely a historical tour, but it does focus on a bit of New Orleans’ voodoo history, as it pertains to the tomb of Marie Laveau. 

Where do we park for the tour?  
There are paid parking lots located on Basin St., and on the Corner of Conti and N. Rampart St.. Prices vary, depending on what is going on in the city that day.

Airboat Swamp Tours Starting at $50

Airboat Swamp Tours Starting at $50

City Tours by Bus Starting at $46

City Tours by Bus Starting at $46