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Ernie's Tours

74 reviews
About Ernie's Tours
Got a few hours to spare and you want to see Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1? Then this is the tour for you! Two hour sightseeing walking tour with stops at Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and Basin Street Visitor Center. You will visit: Marie Laveau's Tomb, Nicolas Cage's Tomb, Easy Rider, Society Tombs, Oven Vaults, and the Protestant Section. Ernie conducts The Cemetery History Tour starting at Johnny White's Corner pub, located at 720 Bourbon Street on Monday, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Please check the Event Calendar on website to confirm times and dates. It is not just the tour company that makes the difference, it is the tour guide! If you want to guarantee quality, you need to know your tour guide. Ernie conducts cemetery, history, voodoo and ghost tours. He is especially passionate about The Cemetery Tour. To learn more about Ernie and why his tour can be more insightful, see the About Me page at website.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a research trip to New Orleans and while I've been there countless times, it was my collaborator's first time in the city. When he said he wanted to go on a cemetery tour, I was a little wary. I had been to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I want to thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so grateful you enjoyed the tour. I feel blessed to be able to share a story about New Orleans with visitors and locals alike.

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Phenomenal. A walking tour of New Orleans that you’ll never forget. 2 hours of entertainment and learning that will stay with us always. Ernie gets 5 stars.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review. I am grateful that you took the tour,

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We just took the tour this week and loved it. Ernie was the best tour guide. Very knowledgeable, but has many funny stories that are not the tour guide speech. Very highly recommend Ernie as your tour guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

I love sharing stories with visitors. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for choosing Ernie's Tours.

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We loved our cemetery tour with Ernie. We learned so much about New Orleans. The experience was casual, laid back, personal, and incredibly informative. Although he seems to be a walking history book, hes never boring. So glad we went Ernie!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review. I am glad you loved your cemetery tour.

Reviewed 21 November 2018

I booked Ernie for a walking tour based on the reviews I saw both here and on Yelp. Props to me!! Ernie was such an entertaining guide, bringing the perfect blend of knowledge, humor, fact, and colorful interpretation to our tour through the French Quarter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you so much for the review and the recommendation. I am honored and glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Ernie's tour was incredible! Me and a group of friends were super excited to do more tours than party on this trip to New Orleans and we learned so much on this one. All of Ernie's information was well researched and presented in a funny...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

You are welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Ernie is so knowledgeable and passionate about his work, you can always ask questions and he will answer honestly. Very informative tour that is very enjoyable for history hungry people. We learned a lot about the history of NOLA! Customer service oriented and very friendly,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

I am glad you enjoyed the cemetery tour. Thank you so much for the positive review.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Ernie took us on a tour around St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and was superb. He really knew his history and was great fun too. If you're going to New Orleans, look out for Ernie.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for the positive review and recommendation. I am glad you fun.

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Ernie was informative and entertaining. He offered a well paced and comical tour of the cemetery while be respectful. I thought the $20 fee was reasonable for the amount of entertainment that he offered. He could have added a little value to the tour by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for the review. I am honored you choose to take the tour yesterday starting at the gates of St. Louis Cemetery #1. I am happy to inform you that a portion of the fee goes to the New Orleans Archdiocese Cemeteries to help...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Ernie provided essentially a one-on-one tour for my family. Despite having only the four of us on his tour, he gave us a completely engaging and thorough 2 hours! His history lessons, sense of humor and upbeat personality made this an absolute highlight of our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ernest S, Owner at Ernie's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

You are welcome! Thank you so much for taking the tour and the great review.

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