This enthralling New Orleans night tour serves up spine-chilling tales of horror and hauntings plus a magnificent dinner.
Take your courage in both hands and set out with your guide into the darkened streets of the French Quarter, the oldest and spookiest part of New Orleans. Feel hairs rise on the back of your neck as you visit the Lalaurie Mansion, scene of ghastly crimes and ghostly happenings, and the Sultan’s Retreat, the location of reported sightings of a mysterious turbanned figure.
As you hear stories of the ‘Witch of the Opera House’ and other apparitions, you won’t be surprised to learn that New Orleans is said to be the most haunted city in the US!
But there is nothing ghostly about the end of the evening – a delectable dinner at Arnaud’s restaurant, the quintessential New Orleans dining experience.
For your Private New Orleans Night Tour the guide will meet you in front of the main exit of your hotel in New Orleans.
Walk through the darkened streets of the Vieux Carre (also known as ‘the French Quarter’), the oldest part of New Orleans. Often referred to as the ‘most haunted city in America’, New Orleans has been investigated by paranormal investigators and featured in many stories on the History Channel and Discovery Channel.
As you walk the narrow lanes, your guide will point out the city’s most famous haunted houses and keep you spell-bound with bone-chilling narratives.
Discover the gruesome history of the Lalaurie Mansion, arguably the most haunted house in town. Here, before a fire in 1835 exposed their foul deeds, the socialite couple Dr Lalaurie and his wife Delphine conducted horrific grisly medical experiments on their unfortunate slaves.
More horror stories await at the Sultan’s retreat, said to be the site of the mass murder of a Turkish aristocrat and his entire harem.
Hear about the apparition known as the ‘Witch of the Opera House’. In times gone by, this female figure, dressed in old-fashioned mourning dress, was seen walking nightly from the Old Opera House on Rue St Anne. She was said to be the ghost of a Creole widow who had killed her faithless young lover and his paramour.
End the tour with a luxurious dinner at Arnaud’s restaurant, one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants.
A sample menu is given below:
Appetizers: Choice of :
• Shrimp Arnaud (signature dish) – fresh Gulf shrimp marinated in tangy Creole remoulade sauce with assorted greens
• Chicken and Andouille Gumbo/ Shrimp Bisque
Entrees: Choice of:
• Shrimp Creole– Gulf shrimp simmered in a spicy tomato sauce with Creole vegetables. Served over rice pilaf
• Gulf Fish Amandine – crisply fried almond-crusted fillet. Topped with sliced almonds and Lemon Butter Sauce
• Chicken Pontalba – sautéed chicken breast with Marchand de Vin and Béarnaise Sauces. Served with Brabant potatoes
• Pork Tenderloin Robichaux – sautéed hickory-smoked pork tenderloin served with truffled mashed potatoes and pepper jelly mustard sauce
Dessert: Choice of:
Crème Brûlée – rich custard topped with a brown sugar crust
Old Fashioned Pecan Pie
Profiterole – served with chocolate sauce
Coffee or Tea
Your guide will leave you at the restaurant. After dinner you will need to make your own arrangements for transportation back to your hotel.
Start time: 7:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Your guide will meet you in front of the main exit of your hotel in New Orleans
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
You will be dropped off at Arnaud’s Restaurant
Smart casual dress is required, but wear comfortable shoes for walking
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick up details.
Please request the language you require (English, Spanish, Italian, or French) when making your booking. All guides speak English and one other language.
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