Island of Algiers Tours are a brilliant, local New Orleans tour company, and are rated 4F. What's that you ask? Well, it's fact, fiction, folklore and FUN!
Family Days Out were lucky enough to take a tour with Island of Algiers Tours, led but their amazing tour guide "Nu Awleans Nate", and highly recommend them for families visiting The Big Easy.
There are a number of tours that are offered by Island of Algiers, and the most popular (and the one we experienced too) is the Historic Voodoo Museum and St Louis Cemetery No 1 combo tour. (You need to be with a tour guide to visit the cemetery, so this is perfect!)
The tour price includes admission to both attractions, and gives you a chance to visit two iconic things to see in the city.
The Voodoo Museum is small, but packed full of artifacts and voodoo related items, as well as plenty of cultural and historic items too. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history, culture and traditions of the city, and how it all came about.
Then, by foot you travel to the cemetery, passing some notable sites along the way, including the location of Marie Laveau's former house - the Queen of Voodoo herself!
The cemetery itself is fascinating, and Nate (or your tour guide) will point out the notable tombs within the compound, including Marie Laveau herself.
Other tours offered by Island of Algiers are an eye opening African History Tour, taking you to the oldest African American Neighborhood in the entire country (yes, COUNTRY!), as well as a 3 or 5 hour Gumbo tour.
Keep an eye out for future tours, as they plan to gear more specifically toward kids!
A great way to learn more about New Orleans, from those who actually live and breathe it!