All Testimonials

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 on YELP June 2015


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. June 2015

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
“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
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
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.

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

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

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
“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
“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!!! 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 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
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
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
“Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!”
~Jacqueline King, Albany, New York
“My Mom and I just returned from N.O. and had a WONDERFUL time! We went on the cemetery tour and enjoyed it very much. Our guide’s name was Hope and she did a fantastic job. She was very informative, articulate and open to answering questions. We were looking for a tour that was historical and based on fact and that is what we got with this tour!”
Teri N. Belpre, OH
"We liked this tour group (Ghost & Vampire) so much that the next day we signed up for the 11AM Cemetery Tour and we had Trevor as our tour guide, you would expect that as a tour guide only having two people in your group would be a little disheartening, but it didn't bother him, he just seemed to be psyched up to share his knowledge with some inquiring minds, another awesome and hysterical and extremely knowledgeable tour that we were beyond excited that we got to take…Thank you guys again for such an awesome tour!!!!!”
Danny M Selden New York
“Great informative cemetery tour. My wife, some friends, and I all took a walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Miss Hope was our guide and I couldn't recommend the tour any higher. Her theatrical delivery is not only very informative but also very entertaining. Everyone in our party commented several times during the rest of our vacation just how well worth the cost that our cemetery tour was.”
NolaIsFun Florida
“I went on the St. Louis Cemetery Tour (the twenty-something in a group of all middle aged folks) and that was fun as well! The tour guide Thomas had fascinating stories about any historical sights on the route to the cemetery and once we were inside the stories exploded exponentially! So much history in one square city block! I highly recommend these tours. New Orleans has such a rich and varied history, you're wasting your time if you don't learn something about the city while you're there!”
Gretchen P. Manhattan, NY
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
“Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!”
~Jacqueline King, Albany, New York
“Historically accurate, fun, spooky stories & the best guides in the French Quarter – what more could you ask for?”
~Beth Brownwell, New Orleans local for 23 years
“We went on the Tremé Tour with Sandy. The history is rich! She told us about the musical history and how Jazz music was born in the Tremé! I would definitely suggest you take this tour, as well - walking on foot around the Tremé opened my eyes to a way of life that I otherwise would not be able to fathom.”
Melissa M. Oxford, AL
“By far the best tour we’ve taken in New Orleans. We come to New Orleans every spring to visit our daughter and try to see something different each time. We have taken two walking tours of the French Quarter, a bus tour of the city, a couple of swamp tours, and a riverboat cruise. The tour of the Tremé neighborhood is by far the best of those experiences. In fact, I think this is the most interesting tour I have ever taken. To be honest, the interest of the tour is not so much the physical neighborhood, which has suffered over the years from neglect and Urban Renewal. The real fascination lies in the stories about that neighborhood and, in this, we were fortunate to have Sandy as our tour guide. She tells a terrific story! We learn about the experiences of slaves under both French and American rule, about free blacks negotiating within a slave society, about the origins of the civil rights movement, and—of course—about the musical roots of ragtime, jazz and rock and roll. Anyone wanting to learn about New Orleans history should take this tour.”
awill50 La Conner, WA
This tour was so interesting and full of history about New Orleans. Luke our tour guide was very funny and informative. You could tell he has a love for the city and that love was infectious. The tomb of the unknown slave was truly moving. - Lindsay C.
If you're looking for an authentic, historical and sociological tour of the Treme area (which does by no means rhyme with boring), you MUST choose this tour (and ask for Luke as a guide!). And if you are a music addict, then you have found the right person to listen and talk to, for besides being an entertaining guide, Luke has also degrees in musicology, and knows how to speak of NOLA as the birthplace of jazz... and rock'n'roll too! isabelle d. , port louis, guadeloupe
“Treme Tour Treme...ndous”
Sandy, our guide, knew her stuff. I was very happy with the tour and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of this great neighborhood. I can't say enough about Sandy. She was great.”
sctraveller058 TripAdvisor.com
“Great tour, well worth the price. Tour guide was professional, knowledgeable and engaging...Very important to know this tour focuses on the Historical and Musical significance of the area to not only New Orleans, but also America as a whole. Some time is devoted to the currently popular television show, but isn't reality more interesting?...I have already recommended this tour to friends and will continue to do so.”
Bryan L. Morgan City, LA
"My family and I come to New Orleans for vacation almost every other year. We were so happy to see a walking tour of the Tremé area in response to the Tremé show on HBO! We absolutely loved it. I must be honest we were expecting to see lots of bar stops and second lines, however what we weren't expecting was finding neighborhood gems like the Backstreet Cultural Museum with examples of Mardi Gras Indian Costumes. Our tour guide was Sandy. She was very knowledgeable of the history and was welcomed by the passers by in the neighborhood. This is definitely a tour not to sleep on…If you’re checking out New Orleans take a break from Bourbon and see the real Tremé!”
bilberyspelt Louisiana
“My family (2 adults and 2 teens) took the Tremé Tour with Sandy and it was one of the best things we did on our Xmas holiday. I thought that the kids would be bored but Sandy presented the history in such an entertaining and intriguing way that the kids came away wanting another tour with her. Recommended - you will feel time was well spent.”
Steve and Theresa Austin, TX
“Historically accurate, fun, spooky stories & the best guides in the French Quarter – what more could you ask for?”
~Beth Brownwell, New Orleans local for 23 years
“Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!”
~Jacqueline King, Albany, New York
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

“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

“Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!”
~Jacqueline King, Albany, New York
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

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

“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.
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 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
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.
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
“Your tour was the highlight of our New Orleans trip! Thank you, and we’ll be back!”
~Jacqueline King, Albany, New York