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St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour

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Step inside of the oldest and most famous of New Orleans “cities of the dead” on an official guided tour St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The legendary graveyard can only be visited with a licensed guide, who takes you on a respectful and fascinating walk to elaborate tombs —including that of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau — and inside the candle-lit Our lady of Guadalupe grotto.
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    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church, 411 N Rampart St at Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3501

    Peek into the candle-filled grotto of Our lady of Guadalupe, formerly the Mortuary Chapel.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535

    Roam the aisles on New Orleans' oldest cemetery with a storytelling guide. Includes a visit to the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Basin St. Station, 501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3552

    Refresh yourself in the visitors' center, see maps, artifacts, and interactive displays about New Orleans.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Arrow Cafe, 628 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Water is recommended as well as hats or umbrellas, especially in the summer
    • Walking surfaces are quite uneven so comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour was fantastic! The small group allowed the tour to move more quickly and allow for better communication. The guide was able to provide better details and was very well informed.
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    Response from luckybean2016, Manager at St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour
    Responded 2 Oct 2019
    Thanks, Chris! We are so honored that you chose us to show you around, and we are so happy that you had a good time touring the cemetery with James. We absolutely love so many things about keeping our groups small - we can communicate with our guests before and after the tour, we can answer questions and customize the route and content to our guests interests, and we can seek out the shade! Please tour with us next time you are in New Orleans! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Lucky Bean Tours. Libby
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    If you’re interested in a small group (we had 4!) with a knowledgeable and authentic New Orleans historic storyteller- this is the tour for you. Libby is a wonderful guide and you will learn so much accurate (I briefly listened in on an adjacent tour with way more people, the
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    Response from luckybean2016, Manager at St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour
    Responded 27 Jun 2019
    All the other guides are telling it wrong! Just kidding, this city is full of talented historians and tour guides who are eager to share the history of New Orleans with visitors, but we pride ourselves on an easygoing, storytelling style and customizing our tours to the interests of our guests. Small group size is essential to the appeal of a Lucky Bean tour. A group of 28 is simply a walking lecture, not a conversation. Thank you for choosing Lucky Bean and thank you for leaving a review to help us grow as a company. I hope we get to walk and talk through this creole sub-tropical lushness again one day!
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    Myself and my partner had a tour with Charles who was an excellent guide to not just the cemetery but New Orleans in general. When someone is telling you about the history of a site it's more than just reeling off facts, it's about the context and culture that things sit in and
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    Response from luckybean2016, Manager at St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour
    Responded 27 Jun 2019
    Charles is a top bloke! He loves New Orleans and has been telling the stories of St. Louis Cemetery for years. I am happy that he showed you and your partner some good New Orleans hospitality while you were here and I hope you come back for some more great history and culture one day. Thanks for the review!
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    Libby is an excellent storyteller. Smaller group so it was easy to have a conversation. We enjoyed her knowledge and enthusiasm about the colorful history of the people and families buried in this historical cemetery.
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    Response from luckybean2016, Manager at St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour
    Responded 26 Jun 2019
    We love love love the cemetery! Honestly, we could walk around the cemeteries of this city all day every day. So we are particularly happy when we get to show a guest or two around and share our observations. Thank you for noticing the advantages of a small group, including the "conversational" component of the tour. Lucky Bean tours really are like walking and talking with a history nerd friend. Thanks for reviewing and please come and tour with us again!
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    Fantastic, such a good guide who with her stories made this tour something extraordinary, highly recommended.
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    Response from luckybean2016, Manager at St Louis Cemetery of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour
    Responded 15 Apr 2019
    Thank you so much! We really appreciate and value every review - we are so grateful for the success we have had so far, and we are aware that it is entirely due to our guests taking the time to tell the world about their Lucky Bean experience! We all love the cemetery and the stories it offers, and relish every opportunity to tell them to visitors. It is a special place and I am happy that you took the time to see it while you were here. We hope to see you again!
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    By: Lucky Bean Tours
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    eerinj41
    10
    Great Tour!
    I’ve lived in the New Orleans area for a couple years but this was my first walking tour of the Garden District.
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    Boxertyuhhi
    10
    Great Walking Tour
    We really enjoyed our walking tour of the French Quarter. Our guide, Loretta, was great. She was informative and
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    ekaterinat344
    10
    It is a very nice way to get to know New Orleans and to have a great time 😊
    History, Death and Live, Great Wealth, Haunted house, Disclaimers, Celebrities, Beauty. As we asked we got nice,
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    Storyteller536908
    11
    Great tour of NOLA cities of the dead
    My partner and I had the opportunity to tour St Louis 1 and 2 with James last week. It was basically a private
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    bahaslip
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    31
    Fun and informative
    I just had a lovely tour with a GREAT guide, Josh. I have been on numerous tours around the world and must say
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    Kayree76
    175
    Great tour and guide!
    I found “Lucky Bean Tours” through TripAdvisor and compared their tours to other popular tours. I was “sold” when
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    shram40
    11
    New Orleans tour
    excellent trip. Loretta was excellent, she went above and beyond everything. She even gave us recommendation on
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    410yaelg
    23
    Explore Two New Orleans Cemeteries
    I’ve been to New Orleans many times and I’ve always wanted to do something unusual. Wow wow wow this tour of the
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    Lizdg1
    10
    Libby is fantastic!
    We had such a great time on the cemeteries tour. We learned so much about New Orleans history from the fabulous
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    Emily E
    30
    Great cemetary tour
    Libby was a great guide! She is very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. She is a very good story teller.
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    Charlene C
    10
    Garden district walking tour
    James was awesome! He was knowledgable, funny, courteous and respectful. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
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    Mbhambright
    10
    Excellent walking tour
    I signed up for a walking tour day of and it ended up just me and the guide, Josh. It was terrific! Josh was
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    Redheadcafe
    Olivette, Missouri
    73
    Animating and Interesting -- even kept a teen interested in history!
    We loved this small group tour format to tour St. Louis Cemetaries & 2. Libby, the owner of Lucky Bean, was our
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    Claire B
    11
    Very informative!
    Great tour for those who want to know obscure and interesting facts about the history of the French Quarter!
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    Trail277088
    11
    St Louis #1 and #2 with Libby
    We had an awesome tour with Libby. She helped us rearrange our tour when rain was going to affect our original
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