What is the cost?
Our standard ticket price is $25. Student, teacher, senior, first responder and military tickets are $20. Our private tours start at $250 with discounts available for larger parties.
How long are the tours?
The tours average 1.5 hours plus walking time and a break.
Is there a lot of walking?
You will be walking a few blocks with frequent stops and a break halfway along the tour.
How many houses does the tour go into?
The majority of the sites we visit are private homes, businesses and museums. The latter two are easily visited during non-tour hours!
What happens if it rains?
Unless it’s a tropical storm or hurricane, we will always go out!
What methods of payment do you accept?
Tickets can be purchased in advance from jonathanweisstours.com with any major credit card. If there is space, we can accept cash, traveler’s checks, company checks and all credit cards day-of.
Can I walk to the Garden District from the French Quarter?
Walking in New Orleans is generally a pleasure, but the Garden District is most easily accessed from the Quarter by the St. Charles streetcar, a taxi or Uber/Lyft.
Where does the tour start?
Most of our tours depart from 622 Pirate’s Alley between Royal and Chartres right beside St. Louis Cathedral. Check our tour pages for more specific information!
What makes your company better than the others?
I’ve been interviewed and used as a go-to guide and consultant on A&E, History Channel, Bravo, Travel Channel, Discovery, CMT and others. I have worked with films and television, including being the sole consultant for the television series The Originals. Having had my license and lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, I’m intimate with most of the details of the old city and have stories that most will never know. I am one of the few pre-Katrina guides left in New Orleans.
What’s the difference between the Ghost & the Vampire Tour? Does the material overlap between tours?
The Ghost Tour is specifically about the people of New Orleans. We explore their lives, their deaths, why they’re in the buildings and, in some cases, why they can never leave.
The Vampire Tour is comprised of history, legend, local mysteries, murders and old folklore from New Orleans and the entire world. It’s comprehensive and not to be mixed with or watered down by another tour.
Do people jump out at you?
New Orleans doesn’t need people to jump out at you to thrill or terrify!
Will we actually experience anything paranormal on the tour?
I always encourage visitors to take pictures any time we stop, regardless of the tour. When you speak of the past, the dead, their names and the occurrences, it will often spark their interest and cause them to show up. I can’t tell you how often ghost activity is accidentally captured on film!
Do we go to a cemetery on the Ghost Tour? Do you have any nighttime cemetery tours ?
Sadly, the cemeteries are closed at 3 PM by the city and the Archdiocese and are not accessible to the Ghost Tours. Ask me for a recommendation and I can get you booked on the best cemetery tour in the city!