Saints and Sinners Walking Tour

"I've gone from Saint to whore and back to Saint again, all in one lifetime."
- Ingrid Bergman

Saints and Sinners Tour in New Orleans

New Orleans is a hot, humid, and sometimes unforgiving place wherein the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn-out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small-town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Caribbean and lawless; settled by thieves, prostitutes, and the other criminally disposed. It is also Catholic and pious with Roman altars trimmed in gold. It is equally black magic, Voodoo, and the steady throb of African drums. New Orleans is sex and confession. It is sin and forgiveness. This is the place where God and the Devil shook hands so the party could go on. New Orleans is a city for the sinner and the saint. This is a tour that takes you through the sweat-soaked madness of our best and worst. Get lost with us in this strange city and explore its dark past because this is NOT your grandmother's tour.

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This, my friend, is the real New Orleans!

New Orleans is a gumbo of religions and cultures: a city like no other. Join us and satisfy your curiosity! Thrill at tales of the adventures of the faithful and the fallen alike—that made New Orleans forever unique.

This tour is for Adults 17 years and older please. Content not appropriate for children.

From the beginning, our faith has ruled this great city. For some, it has created rumors of conspiracy, witchcraft, and vampires. For others, it inspired greatness. Lives have been lost and battlegrounds are drawn, but New Orleans’ eclectic belief systems have created a sense of acceptance found nowhere else! Did you know that our famous Voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, was also a devout Catholic? Surprises abound on this inspiring journey! We welcome your curiosity and questions. Join us for the most unique and interesting walking tour in New Orleans!

Tour Schedule

Previously offered only as a Private tour option. Because so many of you ask - We are now offering the Saints and Sinners tour Friday - Sunday at 1:30 pm. Don't miss this one!

Internet Special - Only $22.00!

Regular $25.00
Receive our two-for-one Hurricane Drink Special at the bar with your ticket!


Tour Testimonials

"Robert was a TERRIFIC tour guide"

Saints & Sinners was a wonderful and informative day tour!! We didn't walk much, just from one end of the French quarter to the other and Robert was a TERRIFIC tour guide. Hot tip- grab a water!!! Robert told us to bring water and I wish I had listened. that Louisiana sun is no joke. I highly recommend & can't wait to impress my friends with all my new knowledge of NOLA.”

-Caroline L., posted on Yelp

"Mike was a funny and very knowledgeable tour guide"

??I had a great Saints and Sinners tour with Mike. He was a funny and very knowledgeable tour guide. He even included a bathroom break at a bar with clean bathrooms and good drinks. If you like history and funny stories this is the tour for you. Wear comfortable shoes because the streets and sidewalks are uneven and there is a lot of construction.”

-Mitul M, posted on Yelp

"Saints and Sinners Tour was SO much fun"

The Saints and Sinners Tour was SO much fun. Highly recommend, specifically with Mike as tour guide. He was a lot of fun and clearly enjoys discussing this particular subject matter. Most interesting tour we took in New Orleans.”

-Renee Bacskocky, posted on Facebook

"Best tour and guide in the French Quarter "

The best tour and the best guide in the French Quarter – what more could you ask for? Sandy didn't tiptoe around the dirt! Interesting, Funny and Daring! We loved every minute of this tour.

- Beth Brownwell, New Orleans local for 23 years

"Highlight of our New Orleans trip!"

Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!

- Jacqueline King, Albany, New York

"Charm, professionalism , knowledge & FUN! "

Concierges’ Choice

I feel I can really rely on this company to provide our guests with charm, professionalism , knowledge & FUN! I highly recommend their tours.
- Russell Murphy, Head Concierge, The Royal Sonesta Hotel

"I loved this tour!"

Robert was our tour guide, & he did an excellent job of giving us the history of New Orleans, especially of the brothels & bars. We had about a 2 hour walking tour that included a couple of breaks, and got such interesting info about the people & places here. This is my 3rd or 4th visit here, but 1st time on a tour. I definitely recommend it & will try the Cemetery Tour next visit.

- chj54 from California on TripAdvisor