New Orleans

Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

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From $29.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you're looking for a no-holds-barred fright in New Orleans, explore the city’s dark history on this adults-only tour from Hottest Hell, one of the top-rated haunted tour operators in town. Storytelling guides save the most grizzly true-crime tales, voodoo legends, and paranormal frights for this one, taking you on the choice of two different routes through the most haunted locations in the French Quarter and beyond.
  • Explore the history of voodoo, vampires, witches, and ghosts in New Orleans
  • Choose the VIP tour to add HELLVISION™ digital projection of real images
  • Two tour options offer alternate routes for first-time and repeat visitors
  • Tour has racked up more than 1,300 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor

What's Included

  • Paranormal walking tour with in-person guide
  • Lincensed, insured, and bonded tour operator
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • We do not go inside of haunted structures

Meeting And Pickup

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  • 623 Ursulines Ave
    623 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Medical masks will be required and provided at check-in
  • 6ft social distancing is required
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior for check-in. Tours depart at their scheduled time, sharp
  • Adults only - 17+
  • Please plan in advance for Ubers, taxis, Lyfts, and travel mishaps. We cannot accommodate late arrivals
  • Hellvision tours tend to sell out quickly. Guests who do not attend will not be able to rebook without repurchasing tickets, and only if space remains available.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Intoxicated travelers will not be permitted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Highly recommend for anyone looking for a darker NOLA experience.
While I’m sure all the guides are phenomenal, if you want a bad a** guide, request him!
This is a very educational tour, we had a good time.
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Amazing tour!
Hannah_R, Mar 2023
Kelsey was our tour guide and I liked how clear and concise she was. With her words she painted a picture of each story so we could imagine it and she was very good about keeping order and the schedule. She also made sure we were comfortable with a bathroom break and a stop for drinks/snacks. The perfect tour guide 10/10 recommend
Worst ghost tour ever. Save your money.
Leslie_C, Mar 2023
This was the worst ghost tour I have ever been on. I didn’t sign up for history class. This is a ghost / vampire tour and people want good ghost stories. We didn’t get that. It was a history class and he basically told us vampires were a myth. He made us stop at places and there was no rhyme or reason why we stopped there. No stories about hauntings where we stopped. We even stopped by the Andrew Jackson hotel and he didn’t even tell the stories about that!!! Then at the end of the tour he told us how high the murder rate was in Nola now and he dropped us off in the most sketch place and we were seriously concerned for our safety. Drug deals were going on behind us. Ridiculous. He told absolutely NO ghost stories OR vampire tours. Waste of money. And at the end he was heckling a local and it was so uncalled for. Requesting a refund.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Leslie, We are saddened to hear that our historically -based haunted tour did not live up to your expectations. Our tour focuses on ghosts, vampires, true crime, and voodoo, so you did not purchase a ticket that focused only on ghosts and vampires. Mythology and folklore are an important part of history and the mythology around vampires is information our standard guests want. There are hundreds of stories in the French Quarter--there is not enough time to tell them all and so Andrew Jackson hotel is not on our list of regular stops nor is it a required stop for any of our guides. We do know that your guide stopped to talk about other stories near the hotel. We also know that your tour guide dropped you off in the same area that numerous other tour guides and numerous other companies do as well. There were no "drug deals" and the area was not "sketch." The area is safer than Bourbon Street. It is near impossible for your guide to have told "absolutely no ghost OR vampire tours" (sic) because there would have been almost no tour at all. And lastly, we are also aware that the heckling was not of the local but of your guide and we know this because another guest in your group yelled at the local to get their uber out of the street as it was blocking traffic. The local made their uber wait so they could intentionally harass our guide. Unfortunately, this is the experience of many tour guides on a daily basis. After so many days or weeks of being bullied, threatened, harassed, or other behaviors that make it difficult to do our work despite our legal city-sponsored licensing that permits us to do what we do--guides reach their limit. Especially when it comes to locals being in faces in intimidating and threatening ways. You not only requested a refund (albeit with a dishonest reason) but received that refund with no questions from our end. We hope your next travel experience (wherever that may be) is a more enjoyable one.
Worth it 100%
Melanie_R, Mar 2023
Doug is a fantastic storyteller and really captures the essence of NO. A great mix of history & lore, loved this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Melanie!! We're glad the tour was worth if for you, because it's feedback like this from our guests that make it worth it for us! Thanks for choosing Hottest Hell and we hope to see you again soon!
Jeremy was great! He did...
Lauren_A, Mar 2023
Jeremy was great! He did and awesome job telling the stories! He was engaging and answered all the questions asked!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Lauren!! Jeremy's sparkling personality and his deep love for New Orleans' most gruesome history are what make him such a great guide, and so popular among our guests. Thanks for the great review and please come see us again whenever you have the chance!
The guide was very good...
Kirstin_N, Mar 2023
The guide was very good and kept it all entertaining! He told interesting stories and gave lots of details!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Kristin!! Interesting stories with the deepest, darkest details that can be found in this city are our whole business, and we're glad you enjoyed your guide's storytelling so much! Your fantastic review is greatly appreciated!
We enjoyed the stories...
Elaine_M, Mar 2023
We enjoyed the stories about the people of New Orleans from long ago. Doug, our host, was a great story teller and very enthusiastic about the history of New Orleans.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Elaine, thank you! 5-star reviews mean so much to us and we are so glad you chose Hottest Hell! Doug's storytelling skill and passion for his craft really does make for an enjoyable experience and we hope you come back and tour with us again!
Robert the tour guide was...
John_G, Mar 2023
Robert the tour guide was great. Very knowledgeable and interesting. I would tour with him in a moment. My only regret was a bunch of giggly laughing young people who pretty much ruined the tour for the rest of us.
Fast Talker
Lynda_R, Mar 2023
The guide was very dramatic and interesting. He talked way too fast tho. He talked about drinking blood and that was a little too much.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Lynda, thanks for the 4-star review! We are sorry to hear that some of the content was a little off-putting to you but sine vampire stories are part of the content we advertise its not really possible to avoid that subject matter. We do appreciate you taking the time to share this with everyone though and hope you'll join us again the next time you visit!
Ricardo was great!
Riley_R, Mar 2023
Ricardo was great! Gave reccomendations for stuff to do after tour! He was very engaging and super knowledgeable about everything to do with New Orleans! Amazing tour, 10/10 😊😊
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, Riley! We appreciate the 5-stars and 10/10 recommendation of Ricardo's tour! We strive to know all things New Orleans and it sounds like he really hit the mark! Come back and tour with us again!
Lack luster
Dallas_M, Mar 2023
Tour felt a bit random with no real direction. Only a few stops of note and while really heavy on history lacked a lot of actual ghost stories. Felt like more walking than entertainment. 3 stars for Our guide who was animated and enthusiastic.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, Dallas, for the constructive feedback of your tour experience. We are sorry the historic lens through which we tell our legends and lore did not resonate with you but it does sound like our guide was able to connect with you in an entertaining and meaningful way. We hope you will consider Hottest Hell again on your next visit to NOLA so we can try to earn those extra two stars!
A must do tour in NOLA!
Erin_R, Mar 2023
Scott was an awesome tour guide! Informative, personable, and funny! So glad we went on this tour :)
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Erin, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! Scott's tour experience is definitely a *must do* and we are so glad you found it as awesome as we do!
Awesome time
Samantha_K, Mar 2023
Claire was awesome! She has a real way with words and story telling. I felt so thankful she was our tour guide !!! Thank you Claire
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Samantha, thank you for the review! We are so grateful you connected with Claire and her storytelling had such a profound effect, she truly does have a way with words!
Priscilla_S, Mar 2023
Doug was extremly informative and his passion made the tour that much more enjoyable! Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hiya Priscilla! Thank you for your 5-star review of Doug's tour! We are so pleased you were amazed by his knowledge base and passion, it does make for an enjoyable experience!
Really enjoyed the...
Bonnie_H, Mar 2023
Really enjoyed the experience, and our tour guide John was great. We had a lot of fun and would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Bonnie! Thank you for the recommendation and 5-star review of Jon's tour! We are glad you had fun and hope you tour with us again on your next NOLA visit!
Great tour guide
Lindsey_G, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Jeremy was fantastic! Great storyteller and funny, we really enjoyed all the tidbits and history he included in the scary stories.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Lindsey, thank you! We are grateful for your review of the tour experience. Jeremy's storytelling is indeed fantastic, especially the way he peppers in the tidbits while keeping you a tiny bit scared!
Latoya_J, Mar 2023
We enjoyed this voodoo tour and Charlie was a great tour guide. He was funny and did a good job of relaying the history of voodooism of NO. Would definitely recommend him!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Latoya!! While Voodoo is only one of the subjects from New Orleans' dark past we delve in to, it's definitely one of the most popular. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Charlie's storytelling so much, and your awesome review and recommendation are greatly appreciated!
Informational and scary
hannah_h, Mar 2023
Gerald was our guide he was very informative and funny despite there being a disruption he persisted on and made sure we got our moneys worth
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, Hannah! It looks like you were on our 5pm tour yesterday with Charlie and we're glad to hear you had such a great time. It sounds like you also got a true French Quarter experience with your disruption and I'm glad you felt it didn't take away from the tour! We hope to host you again when you visit next!
Autumn_S, Mar 2023
This tour was great! Doug was lively and very knowledgable on the spooky history of New Orleans! I definitely recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hiya Autumn! Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We appreciate you mentioning Doug's spooky knowledge of our dark history and his liveliness, that definitely describes his storytelling to a T! Come tour with us again when you visit!
Great tour!!
olivia_S, Mar 2023
Doug was amazing. Very friendly and entertaining while also being professional. He was always taking our safety into consideration.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you, Olivia, for sharing your experience! We are grateful for the review of Doug's tour. He's definitely a 5-star professional in both the stories and safety of the French Quarter!
Fun tour!
Janet_R, Mar 2023
Scott was an excellent guide! Informative and took time to answer questions. We had a great time and enjoyed the break at the bar too! Thanks Scott!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Janet! Thank you for the 5-star review of Scott's tour. We are glad you had a fun experience and enjoyed the bar break as well. We appreciate Scott's attentiveness with guest questions so thank you for pointing that out as well.