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New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions provided by Unique NOLA

New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions
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New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions
By Unique NOLA
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Learn the true horror stories of New Orleans on an adults-only tour of the city’s most sinister sights. Unlike ghost tours, which often focus on ethereal spirits and myths, this tour is based around real-life murder and mayhem. Your tour guide takes you to the sites of these crimes and shares backstories without sparing any of the chilling details.
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$37.00
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Ages 16-99, max of 30 per group
Duration:
2h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Experience the horrors of New Orleans on a tour that takes you to the sites of the city’s worst crimes
  • Your guide shares morbid stories that are not for the faint of heart
  • The tour takes place in the evening, adding to its spooky nature
  • A maximum of 15 people creates an intimate and tight-knit feel on the tour

  • Professional guide
  • Private tours are available
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 815 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Meet inside the Unique NOLA Tours shop
Return details
  • 1100 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA End of tour is near this location. Your guide will help with directions to your next destination.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49992P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions
  • For social distancing, we will continue to take out much smaller groups than other tours (we always have!).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions?
How much is New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions?
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What is the New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions cancellation policy?
New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions?
New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions is hosted by Unique NOLA. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Unique NOLA on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New Orleans True Murder Tour: Sinister Criminal Intentions on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49992P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    815 Toulouse St
    815 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Meet inside the Unique NOLA Tours shop
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Omni Royal Orleans
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lalaurie Mansion
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Royal Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1100 Royal St
    1100 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    End of tour is near this location. Your guide will help with directions to your next destination.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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lindadJ911RE
lindadJ911RE
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Excellent
Mikko was engaging & highly knowledgeable of the architecture styles of homes, historical information on how the Ga
L4565HZlisal
L4565HZlisal
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Perfect for large group with seven kids
We had so much fun on our family friendly ghost tour with Mikko! He was an awesome tour guide and really engaged
monty5757
monty5757
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Gotta try it once!
Overall a good experience. A little cheesy but our tour guide made it fun! If you’ve never done it-you should defin
Jennifer B
Jennifer B
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Excellent tour and tour guide
This was such a great tour and a steal for the price! Jonathan was the best tour guide! We couldn’t ask for better!
W893NLrichardr
W893NLrichardr
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Fantastic haunted tour
Mikko was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and patient. The stories about the well known hauntings were very e
daptak
daptak
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Fun Tour!
Aurora was our tour guide & she did great with our group! Fun, lewd stories about NOLA! She was able to wrangle us
Ddaph22
Ddaph22
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Amazing Tour
We had Jonathan as a tour guide and he was wonderful. This tour was great, there’s soo much history behind New Orle
FynnHughes
FynnHughes
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Local history with Bar stops
Locally owned and operated. We had a wonderful time. Lots of bar stops and interesting history. 5 in our group. Go
Tim H
Tim H
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Aurora was amazing
Did a tour this evening (7/26) and Aurora was an amazing guide! Very witty and incredibly knowledgeable. Would 100/
FHHK
FHHK
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Lewd Tour
Brenton was awesome! He was organized. professional. It was nice to get a little history of new orleans through st
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ryandH4151UZ
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Lewd Ghosts
Best tour in all of New Orleans. Very fun and spooky to learn some paranormal history. Get Aurora to give the tour
meganbB3425BQ
meganbB3425BQ
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Highly Recommended
This was a super fun group tour. Dane was able to read the crowd and address as appropriate. We were pleased with h
W6869UKmariag
W6869UKmariag
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Delightful and funny tour, highly recommend!
This was an awesome tour! Dane was amazing, witty, funny, knowledgeable and his stories were great! We went with ou
Masoudel
Masoudel
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Great tour with a great tour guide
We had a great time with Aurora on our tour. It was a very small group and it felt like hitting the town with a bun
RimLu
RimLu
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Great experience, becoming a local for a day
This feels-like-family tour is really nice. Our guide Dane was the most friendly guide I had in any tour, showing u
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Brandynne S
1 contribution
Tour was amazing. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our tour guide Jonathon was also amazing, full of personality and didn’t leave anything out. He also went out of his way to clarify what is myth and what is true to the best of his ability. If you want to learn about the dark history of New Orleans then this is the tour for you!
Written June 28, 2022
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Sounds like you had a great time with Jonathan! He is one of a kind. Thank you for taking a tour with us and leaving a review.
Written July 4, 2022
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Arleene
Anaheim, CA1 contribution
Solo
I was excited for this tour and was not let down. I actually ended up being the only person on the tour but my guide Mikko made the experience really great. He told me stories about crimes I had never even heard of so I learned a lot. He was such a friendly guy and the best part of the tour. 10/10 would recommend!
Written June 25, 2022
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It's great you had an awesome tour with Mikko! Thank you for taking a tour with us and leaving such a kind review!
Written June 27, 2022
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bkturbeville
Duncanville, TX6 contributions
This is a fabulous tour if you are a fan of true crime. Johnathan did a great job for his first tour on the job. He was knowledgeable and took pride in his story telling. It felt like you were on a private tour with only 9 people booked due to the company only doing small groups. Thank you Johnathan for an entertaining evening and some knowledge about New Orleans that you don't heat very often.
Written June 24, 2022
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Thank you for taking a tour with us and leaving such a great review! Jonathan is great!
Written June 27, 2022
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Rachel C
1 contribution
Couples
Such a great time! Dane was very knowledgeable and funny, I could have listened to him all day. Being in a smaller group made for a better more personalized experience. Highly recommend!
Written June 18, 2022
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Thank you for recommending us for tours. I am happy you had a great time with Dane.
Written June 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fwbw2018
Brandon, MS4 contributions
Family
This tour was so much fun. Theron was just a perfect tour guide. He was so knowledgeable. He made the tour very personable.
Written June 17, 2022
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Thank you for your review and happy that you had fun with Theron.
Written June 20, 2022
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Cassandra Bornstein
Houston, TX8 contributions
Dane Rhoades is the best tour guide! We came on a couples trip and the girls wanted to do a true crime tour. The guys came along for support, but by the end of our tour they were SOLD. Dane was engaging, funny, and accommodating. His story telling skills kept us interested the entire time! Would highly recommend this company.
Written June 5, 2022
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Thank you for the wonderful review! I am happy you enjoyed your time with Dane on your tour of murder!
Written June 6, 2022
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Tanis R
1 contribution
Friends
Theron was very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave great information. Backstories we’re great. We appreciated his openness for questions about the stories & New Orleans. 2 hours was a bit long.
Written June 3, 2022
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I am happy that you enjoyed your tour with Theron. 2 hours is the standard tour length of a walking tour in New Orleans. I am sorry we couldn't earn a 5-star from you.
Written June 6, 2022
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Tia S
1 contribution
Friends
Absolutely loved this tour. David is a great story teller. I brought a friend with me and would bring other friends to go on this tour again.
Written May 30, 2022
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I am pleased that you loved your tour with David. Thank you for your review.
Written June 6, 2022
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Tyler & Heather
Minnesota8 contributions
We had a fantastic time! Our guide, David, was super knowledgeable, fun, and outgoing! It really felt like we were listening to a friend tell stories while walking the streets of the French Quarter. If you’re on the fence or thinking about booking a tour, do it! You won’t regret it!! We’ll definitely be back!! Thanks David!!
Written May 10, 2022
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Thank you for your review! I am happy that you enjoyed your time with David.
Written May 16, 2022
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Adam81980
Windham, ME1,807 contributions
My girlfriend and I did two different tours here. Two nights in a row.

This is a small family operated outfit. Not one of the huge tours you see with 30 people in tow. If I recall, I think they told us they don’t take groups of more than somewhere between 6-12 people?

You meet at their funky little one room building in the French quarter. Somewhat of a gift shop/Voodoo shop, new age type place, and you’re are warmly welcomed. All kinds of super cool and slightly odd stuff on display to buy. I meant to buy a voodoo doll, but I didn’t get back before I left New Orleans!

The tours were about an hour and a half, to two hours long and not too strenuous of a walk. You don’t really leave the French Quarter or go more than a half dozen blocks.

We did the ‘Criminal Sinister Intentions’ tour, as well as the ‘Lewd Spirits’ tour. Sinister Intentions was with tour guide, Dave. Lewd Sprits with a younger, early to mid twenties blond women whose name has escaped me three weeks later… (I’m sorry, I’d like to give her credit! I think it was her mother who worked the desk at the shop?j

Both were great! -We particularly liked Dave and his sarcastic and rather straight forward, no BS personality.- Especially when he thought another tour group got too close “photobombing us” after they invaded our sidewalk space and he shared some words with their tour guide( We thought he was just being funny at first, but he was completely serious) Just something about him, we enjoyed his personality and character. He made us laugh. Especially when the age of people in our group came up relating to a story when he was talking about the year of the Kennedy assassination in relation to a story he was telling. He was guessing our ages when he incorrectly overestimated the age of woman in the group by ten plus years. (I thought she looked old, too) She was genuinely annoyed, but he recovered so well! I think he had been forgiven by her by the end of the tour? He was so apologetic after he realized he’d really offended the lady!

We liked ‘Sinister Intensions’ tour best, and liked how some of the stories of murder and death wasn’t long ago, but took place in more recent times. Such as the story about the soldier and ex-Iraq war vet who returned home destitute. Was discharged and found his girl cheating. He then slaughtered her before proceeding to get fall down drunk while ringing up a huge bar bill at a high end rooftop hotel bar in the French Quarter. Just as the bartender was getting worried he might skip out on his tab, he looked up to see the drunken man leaping from the rooftop and “splattering his brains all over the sidewalk” (Told with suspense and amazing enthusiasm and detail by Dave! )

There was another story about somebody getting murdered and mutilated up in their suite at the downtown Marriott in fairly recent times. With much detail of the crimes. And there were more gruesome stories going back 150 years. A good mix of old and new grisly New Orleans murder stories.

Might not be for everybody’s taste? But if you like true crime, maybe you’re even slightly demented or sadistic, this might be a good tour for you?

We didn’t find any lewd spirits on the other tour. But it’s not really one of the typical New Orleans ghost hunting tours. It was more stories about ghosts and visits to places where the stories took place. You stop at a couple bars along the tour for those who wants drinks to go.

We were disappointed that when we reached through the old iron bars of a back alley window of a building with a dark past, and, where sometimes people allegedly feel hands brushing them or even pulling them in, that we didn’t get touched! It was still entertaining. The tour guide showed us some photos on her phone that she took where some pretty weird things showed up in the background when taking photos at night on the tours. Even visible faces and figures.

We enjoyed both nights. We came back the second night because the first night had been great! We wish maybe the tours were just a bit longer. Time went by too fast! We wanted more. Would’ve been happy to pay just a little bit more for another hour! Great way to kill a couple hours in the early evening!
Written May 7, 2022
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Wow-what a review! Thank you so much for taking 2 tours with us and taking the time to write such a well-thought-out review. I am honored that you trusted your vacation time to us and that you enjoyed it so much, David and Aurora are definitely one-of-a-kind tour guides with the personality to match. We love them here. All our guides have their own distinct ways of giving a tour and that is why they are hired. We pride ourselves on the great guides that work for us.
Written May 9, 2022
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