Testimonials

Ghost + Vampire Tour TESTIMONIALS

  • “I Was Spooked!”

    We took this tour our first night in New Orleans, because I read great reviews on Yelp. I'm so glad I did, because Luke our tour guide did a great job! The tour starts out at Voodoo Lounge, hits up the LaLaurie Mansion, Andrew Jackson Hotel, Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, the apartment where the "vampire" Brothers resided before draining 20 victims of blood, and St Mary's where vampires are stowed away for safe keeping.

    I was spooked!

    - Katie B from Houston TX

  • “We had an AMAZING time!”

    We were recently in the french quarter for 4 days, while there we had an amazing time. French Quarter Phantoms tour was one of fav of the trip.

    Our 8pm tour of the city and the tour guide were absolutely great. was witty, informative, and very entertaining the places she took us and the scenery she captured of the past events was great, i could picture in my mind how it could have been, very great experience and would recommend anyone going on a trip there for the 1st time or even multiple times and have never taken it, should its totally worth it.

    - Wally B.

  • “Definitely a can't miss!”

    The ghost tour was really interesting and just the right level of creepy, and though I didn't see any ghosts, I did feel adequately spooked…The tours ran high to history, and this company seems to place a very high value on research, preferring to tell true stories and let the history do the talking rather than resorting to weird costumes or made up, overly sensational stories…For those of us who prefer a true story to cheap jump-scares, this tour cannot be beat. I really cannot say enough good things. The price is right, the tours are interesting, and the guides (at least ours) really seem to care about their patrons. Definitely a can't-miss!!”

    - twotoedsloth Silver Spring, Maryland

  • “Can't wait to get home and tell all our friends...”

    We just wanted to thank you for the great time we had on your ghost tour last night, it was the highlight of our trip. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Mark was knowledgeable and entertaining and made us want to learn more about the haunted history in the Crescent City. We're so thankful we were lucky enough to have him as our tour guide.

    Thanks for a great time. Can't wait to get home and tell all of our friends about this wonderful tour!

    - Elaine O. Saint Louis, MO

  • “Charm, professionalism, knowledge, and 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

  • “Luke is Great!”

    If you are lucky enough to get madman luke... Then you are in for a treat. Luke is funny, an avid historian, a LOCAL, and a self-admitted skeptic. He will knock your (proverbial) socks off with his eerie gift for story-telling. He will convince you that your 8pm french quarter ghost tour was time well spent. Skip the dressed up fools. Luke is the real deal.

    - Keri K.

  • “Enjoyed it so much we booked another tour!”

    Our guide, Thomas Webb, was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny! We enjoyed an excellent walk through the French Quarter and learned lots of great info! We enjoyed our tour so much that we booked a tour to go see the cemetery, something we hadn't planned on doing but we had such a good time we decided to go for it! And you can't beat the price! Best in the city!

    - Mama Reynolds, Columbus, Ohio

  • “The guides have done their research”

    I’m kind of a nerd, and I like my stories with some historical backing–the guides here have done their research and know what they’re talking about. They are less likely to dress like Dracula or fake an accent, but you might catch one of them in combat boots or a corset. Mostly, though, you can rely on French Quarter Phantoms to offer solid history and folklore, with just the right amount of dramatic presentation and humor.

    - GoNOLA.com

  • “Worth the trip to New Orleans by itself!”

    Speaking of ghosts, you can’t say you visited New Orleans without taking a ghost walk or finding yourself in the middle of a cemetery. Obviously, the tour companies offering such excursions are numerous. I chose to tour with the French Quarter Phantoms, and I was NOT disappointed.

    French Quarter Phantoms Tour is excellent! This tour will twist and turn through the narrow streets of the French Quarter, while an expert story teller will seriously scare you to death. And these are not “made up” stories. This tour company checks their facts.You will be utterly fascinated with these tales of history, architecture, piracy, scandal, slavery, murder, and anything in between. What can be better than hearing these stories, than hearing them in the places where they actually happened? This tour is worth the trip to New Orleans by itself!

    - Southern Weddings Magazine

  • “They were both fantastic!”

    I took two tours with French Quarter Phantoms while staying in New Orleans, and they were both fantastic! I went on the ghost tour with Hope as my guide. She was full of interesting stories and she performed them all in such an engaging fashion that the tour arched dramatically like a play would. It was excellent.

    - Gretchen P. Manhattan, NY

  • “In depth to both past and present”

    Couldn't have got bored for a minute. (Emily) really has an art for retelling tales - and with funny personal insights and quips too. I was a little skeptical at first as it was so long, but I just wanted her to keep going after it ended. Very interesting and not your average cheap thrill ghost tour. In depth to both past and present.

    - Jessep666 South London

  • “It was fantastic!”

    It was fantastic!!! Great tour, a lot of history in New Orleans, recommended for anyone who has some free time, or likes ghost stories. Emily was our storyteller, and she did a wonderful performance, full of energy and full of knowledge. She was very outgoing and helpful after the tour, when we had questions!!!

    - RawRSauce New Orleans, LA

  • “I recommend this entertaining tour”

    I have been on many ghost tours all over the world and this was the sixth walking tour of the Quarter I've done in the past decade; I am a big fan of ghost folklore, so I'm am by nature hyper-critical of "ghost" tours. This company did a great job. The little pub we met at was fun and comfortable and looked to be a locals joint. No one was shoving a menu with $14 specialty drinks in my face (which is a plus). The guide, while being witty and spinning a decent yarn, was also affable…The stories were "hauntings" and "terrifying historical occurrences,” whit Vampire folklore as well. The price is right on. I would recommend anyone to take this entertaining tour.

    - WhiteTrashPeg Wenova, IL

  • “Hope and Trevor are amazing!”

    We went to New Orleans for spring break and happened to hear about the french quarter phantoms tour. We were lucky to get Hope as our tour guide. She was polite, funny, and you could really tell that she loved her job and loved history. We had such a blast that we decided to go on the ghost tour later that night. We had Trevor as our tour guide for that. He made a creepy subject hilarious at times, and we learned a lot about New Orleans. I would highly recommend these tours to anyone wanting to have a fun time learning history.

    - Rachel M., Emporia, Kansas

  • “Informative and fun”

    It is without costumes and other gimmicks, but the stories are enough to make you look twice at what you swore was just a change in the lighting. You learn a rich history that normally gets bypassed without realizing you are learning. It is perfect for older children, given they are alright with campfire-like ghost stories. Will totally recommend to my friends, and can't wait to go again!

    - S. Warren, Pearl, MS

  • “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

Saints + Sinners TESTIMONIALS

  • “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

Cemetery Tour TESTIMONIALS

  • “We made the right choice!”

    Chose to go with F Q Phantoms after reading the reviews. We made the right choice! We were lucky enough to have Luke as our guide. He was very informative about the history of NO on the walk to the the cemetery; was very entertaining and we learned a lot from him about the cemetery and the customs and traditions of NO. Definitely recommend them!

  • “Awesome”

    Evian was our leader and she was great. Made it very funny, my young daughter was even entertained. She knew her stuff and it the tour lasted an appropriate amount of time. Not too long or too short. Great time. We toured St Louis #1.

  • “Fabulous Tour!”

    We loved loved this tour! We did the Cemetery tour with tour guide Lena. It was such a good and thorough tour, and learned a lot more about New Orleans then I had known before. It's worth every penny!

  • “Best Cemetery Tour in New Orleans!”

    We really enjoyed this day time tour of St. Louis Cemetary #1. Our Tour Guide was excellent!! This guy gave us what we were looking for - a lot of history about New Orleans and the oldest cemetery in it. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans & very detailed with his tour in the cemetery. We got to see all the most important graves in the cemetery such as Marie Laveau, Delphine LaLaurie and even Nicolas Cage's pyramid tomb he built after he bought out 2 family plots (know that thanks to our guide). This was a really, really good tour. Meets at the Voodoo Lounge which is just a couple of blocks from the cemetery. We highly recommend this tour. If you want to see St. Louis Cemetery #1(which you definitely do) you need to go in with a licensed tour guide. Let this tour be the one!

  • “A "must do" to appreciate the history of New Orleans”

    Miss Angela has a very deep level of knowledge about New Orleans and the St. Louis Cemetery #1. I have walked through the cemetery years ago, when it was legal, but I didn't have the historical references. This tour really fills in the gaps. This was the most interesting and fact filled tour I have been on in New Orleans. The price is well worth the tour.

  • “St Louis Cemetery #1 - Excellent!”

    Had a great tour with Dillon! It was very interesting and gave a lot of info and special facts. Dillon has great energy and a witty sense of humor. Really enjoyed and would recommend. And we typically do do tours as the are long and drawn out. Time went by quickly.

  • “Time well spent”

    I took the Cemetery Walking Tour with this company and had a great time. The tour is of the St. Louis #1 Cemetery, which is the oldest in the city. The only way to get in is via a tour group. Our tour guide Lena was excellent. The tour not only provides excellent information about the cemetery itself and cemeteries in New Orleans but about the city itself. It takes about two hours and was definitely time well spent. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in cemeteries and/or the history of New Orleans.

  • “Really fun”

    I took the French Quarter Phantoms tour for the St. Louis #1 Cemetery. You cannot enter without a tour guide anymore based on previous problems with vandalism. This tour was really fun, included good historical information, and interesting facts. At the end a few of us asked the guide some questions about a few other spots. Even though the tour was over he spent an extra 10 minutes to show us those locations/graves in the cemetery. Thanks so much!

Tour Tremé TESTIMONIALS

  • “Great history of Tremé and more”

    Who knew ! This was a great tour ! Not only learn about the Tremé neighborhood, but also the history of New Orleans, of Jazz, the birth of Rock N Roll, and the Civil Rights movement. For anyone interested in history, and any of these topics, this is a must take tour. Our tour guide Robin is not only a native of NOLA, but also the Tremé neighborhood. She was an excellent guide - funny, insightful, and educational. Highly recommend.

    - Alan H - Texas

  • “First Rate Tour with Sam”

    I did the Tremé walking tour 2 days ago. There were about 10 people in our group, and Sam was our tour guide, The tour was truly one of the highlights of my trip to NOLA. Sam is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Tremé neighborhood. He is very articulate and educated on the issues that face residents of the area, both presently and historically. He didn't shy away from speaking frankly about NOLA's history of slavery, but he always found a way to balance the negative facts with some positivity. If you want to learn some fascinating historical facts, and challenge any preconceived ideas you may have about NOLA's African American community, I highly, highly recommend this tour.

    - Andy S - Toronto, Canada

  • “Great tour!”

    Our tour guide was Justin. He was amazingly knowledgeable about so much of Tremé's history. Our tour took about 2 hours in which we learned about New Orleans Jazz, Tremé's history through current and touched on some knowledge about the city of New Orleans. All in all it was an amazing experience that I definitely recommend. We took the tour at 10am on Saturday and it was top notch!

    - Liana - Glendale Arizona

  • “Historic walking tour Tremé ”

    Excellent guide, Nola, from the company French Quarter Phantoms Ghost Tours took us round the Tremé area in New Orleans and told us about the history of the town, music history, colonial history, slave history, and the disaster Katrina. The walk took about two hours and worth every penny:)

    - AnJorg - Sweden

  • “Historic Tremé neighborhood”

    Tour Tremé is offered by French Quarter Phantoms Tours at the Voodoo Lounge on Rampart Street. It is a must for history buffs. Our tour guide "Miss Blaise" was a very knowledgeable and articulate young lady. The two-hour walking tour offers a perspective on new Orleans history that most visitors never imagined. I recommend asking for Blaise if you book the tour. Sunday morning at 10:00 AM tour is a good time as there are fewer individuals on the tour.

    - Dennis - Tavares, Florida

Music of NOLA Tour TESTIMONIALS

  • “Music of New Orleans - Great Tour with Stella!”

    I did this walking tour in Treme, with Stella playing music, showing us key sites and describing the history of music (not just Jazz) in New Orleans. She argues, and quite successfully, that New Orleans is the birthplace of American music. It turned out we were staying a block away from where the first rock and roll album was made.

    I did this walking tour with my 77 year old mother and my 18 year old niece, who were both fascinated. My mother came home determined to download a lot more music, saying afterwards that she's now committed to learning more about what Stella described. My niece posted on Instagram to her friends, and I've attached a screen shot of the post, as a photo, for those with teens.

    It is an interesting overview, told by a great storyteller who is also a musician committed to the restoration of Nola post Katrina, which appeals to all ages.

  • “Must Experience - "Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn!"”

    Very well run tour company. We signed up for the "Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn!" tour, which consisted of a two our walk near and around the New Orleans Jazz Park, listening to recorded music (while we walked) and informative lecture and stories by a FANTASTIC tour guide.

    The walk was two hours long, but it didn't seem it and we were sad when it ended as we were having such a good time. As with all tours, the route and basic content are only 30% of the success or failure, the tour guide is 70% of the experience.

    Our guide "Ducky (aka: Aaron)" was fantastic. Knowledgeable, funny, excited about giving the tour. I think he has as much fun as the tour participants.

    Definitely a must take tour to learn about the history of Jazz and music in New Orleans, after all that's what made the city!

  • “The whole family had a great time”

    Ducky gave us a very interesting tour of the Treme neighborhood and the music of New Orleans. Our music-loving children enjoyed this and the whole family had a great time on this tour.

  • “A wonderful way to get to know the city”

    I took both the FQ Phantom Music Tour and the St Louis Cemetery Tours. Justin, the tour guide for the Music Tour, traced the evolution of music in New Orleans from ragtime and jazz in Storyville all the way to the latest hip hop sounds being played in the bars on Royal Street. He played samples of the music styles with a speaker that he carried with him so we heard the music as we saw the relevant landmark, which was very effective. Steven, the Cemetery Tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the St Louis Cemetery and related historical facts, as well as bits of delicious local color. These tours are a wonderful way to get to know the city.

  • “This tour is worth more than you will pay for it”

    We did the music tour this afternoon with this walking tour group. Justin, our tour guide, told us this is a fairly new tour for this company. Justin did an amazing job of, not just giving us information, but educating us on the history of the development of not just New Orleans music, but many styles of music ranging from African folk drum music to rock and roll. To hear the stories from history as told by Justin it makes us even more determined to see the world through color blind eyes. This tour is worth more than you will pay for it.

St Vincent's Asylum TESTIMONIALS

Garden District Tour TESTIMONIALS

  • “Garden District Tour with someone who loves their job..refreshing”

    If you want to do a tour of the Garden District, use this company. If you can, ask for Sam. "Sam"is da Man!!! He was very informative, enthusiastic and truly enjoys sharing his knowledge. Worth the money for the experience and knowledge.

  • “Mansions and cemeteries......Garden District”

    Dartanya was our guide for a very complete tour of the Garden District and Lafayette #1 cemetery. Meeting place for the tour was a Starbucks! Perfect for a good cup of coffee and a breakfast treat before our 2 hour tour. Dartanya was very spirited in her story telling making the tour very entertaining as well as informative.

  • “This tour is excellent”

    We took this tour with our son and daughter-in-law. Dardy (Darty? sp.) was our guide. It was such a fun tour and she was terrific. I was very surprised to find out she hadn't been doing the tours that long and wasn't even from the area because her knowledge and her insights led me to believe she was a native! Very informative and fun.

    You can wander Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery on your own but you'll miss so much of the history and local stories. Don't shortchange yourself; this tour is excellent. We all enjoyed it. We actually forwarded the link to people we knew going to New Orleans the week before us and they took the tour too. They also enjoyed it as much as we did.

    French Quarter Phantoms offers other tours too but don't miss this one. Cemeteries in New Orleans are fascinating and the Garden District is a beautiful change from the French Quarter.

  • “Great Garden District Tour!”

    I went on a fabulous Garden District Tour with Ducky as the tour guide. Ducky was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable and was so patient answering questions. He was funny and genuine which was awesome. I learned a lot on the tour and am excited to go on the music tour with this company tomorrow. Ducky was a phenomenal tour guide. The tour itself was great. It was great seeing the architecture of the many mansions in the district. The homes were gorgeous! The tour of Lafayette cemetery was informative and very interesting. I'm really glad I went with this company!

  • “You will not be disappointed!”

    We had an excellent tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery with our tour guide, Aubrey! Aubrey was a great tour guide and did a fantastic job providing historical and architectural information about the homes and the city in general. Having been a tour guide for over a decade myself, I know a great tour guide when I see one; I wish we would have had the opportunity to take her other tours!

    I would highly recommend booking this tour. I read through countless reviews of different tour companies before booking this tour with French Quarter Phantoms and am so pleased that we chose this tour. You will not be disappointed!

  • “A Fun Dose of History”

    Our family really enjoyed this tour! We had a great time learning more about the architecture and history of the Garden District and the Cemetery. Our guide was laid-back but knowledgeable, with lots of interesting stories to tell about the things we were seeing. I highly recommend this tour company!

  • “First trip to New Orleans Made Memorable”

    The group met at the Starbucks on Magazine Street and our guide and aspiring actress Aubrey primed us about the history of the area as we made our way to the Garden District. Aubrey impressed myself and my family with her knowledge and her repartee which she imparted to us in a free flowing manner making her presentation sounding fresh and spontaneous and not in anyway rehearsed. After a short break at a local cafe we then made our way to Lafayette Cemetery #1 and the entertaining and historical information kept on coming. Her energy level remained as high at the end as it did in the beginning.

  • “Sam is the Best!”

    We did two incredible tours with this group and Sam was our tour guide for both. He raised the bar so high that no other tour guide on our trip could compare. From the music tour to the Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery tour his knowledge was incredible. He told the Truth! Sam was funny, witty, and smart and held the attention of everyone on our tour each time. Sam also was willing to give directions and insight into the city with hot spots and highlights of places to go from local cuisine to local sights. I am so glad we had Sam on our adventure and anyone who has him as there guide is lucky!

Custom + Private TESTIMONIALS

  • “Tour guides were great!”

    Just wanted to send a Thank You to everyone at French Quarter Phantoms and Flanagan's for the great Birthday Party. You made Kevin's 40th really special! The food was great, the tour guides were great and the "Kevin Doll" blew him away! You Guys Rock.

    - Renee U.

  • “Wonderful from beginning to end!”

    I recently went on a private tour with "French Quarter Phantoms" .

    I procrastinated on booking this tour because I've been on different tours in the city (before I moved to New Orleans) and they were pretty average. My boyfriend and I had been talking about playing tourists in our own city one day and taking a ghost tour. I thought setting up a private tour with just the two of us and a guide, would be a super gift for my paranormal obsessed bf's birthday.

    Every single representative of this company that I dealt with was wonderful. Absolutely wonderful!

    My boyfriend and I had a fabulous tour with Trevor, who went above and beyond our expectations and shared his deep knowledge of the city with us. A couple days later and we're still talking about what a great time we had. We are planning to do more tours through this company and hopefully with Trevor - when our family and friends come to visit.

    Thank you "French Quarter Phantoms" for exceptional customer service and a killer time!

    - Amber, New Orleans

  • “We loved our tours today”

    We loved our French Quarter Ghost tour and our Treme' Tours today! The kids were definitely tired from all the walking, but it was great for them and they were telling all of the other teachers about how much they enjoyed themselves when we returned to school. Thank you to you and the guides! We would love to do this again next year!

    - Madeline Brown, Lusher High School

  • “The students LOVED their tour!”

    I just wanted to write and let you know how much our students and staff loved their tour. We brought a group of 110 on a custom tour with French Quarter Phantoms. We were a group of Human Geography and American History high school students and teachers. The tour consisted of a little of New Orleans History, Culture, religious history, and a few of the stories of Haunted residences. The students were assigned to write an essay about what they learned on your tour, these were the best essays they wrote the entire year! We were all really impressed with the amount of information and the great job your guides did with keeping the students and teachers entertained and engaged. Thank you so much! We will see you again next year.

    - K. Gonzales, San Amant High School.

  • “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

  • “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