Shari DeBenedetti's SinisTour Halloween Experience of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA, USA

MA
Oct 30 - Nov 7, 2021
Group size: 24 - 26
Shari DeBenedetti's SinisTour Halloween Experience of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA, USA


Oct 30 - Nov 7, 2021
Group size: 24 - 26

About this trip

Mysterious Adventures Tours is proud to offer you an experience that will take you to the most haunted city in the world, New Orleans, LA. Daringly, we crafted a trip that embraces the thinnest days of the spiritual veil! With over 300 years of ghostly legends involving Voodoo curses, duels of passion and greed, cold-blooded murders, decades of vampire coven settlements, stories of Revolutionary War-Era Pirates, Civil War soldiers, and the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans has earned a serious reputation as one of America’s most haunted cities. Prepare to be with us as we help celebrate the most chilling days of the calendar, the Halloween season, in New Orleans!


Our tour offering has been structured with three different packages to accommodate the needs of our travelers. 

PACKAGE 1:  The "Halloween  Weekend"  Package is a 4days/3nights program that is centered around All Hollow's Eve. 

PACKAGE 2:  The "All Souls" Package starts on this day for another 6days/5nights taking you from the French Quarter to the Plantations of Louisiana. 

PACKAGE 3: Of course, the "Premium Halloween" Package includes it all with an incredible 9days/8nights itinerary that will make this a getaway you will never forget!


This tour is meticulously detailed to embrace the deep and rich legacies of the Halloween season celebrated Cajun Style! We will experience her exhilarating festivities in the French Quarter, second only to Mardi Gras! Witness NOLA’s extension of her Halloween soulful celebrations to deep-rooted realms such as All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Prepare to witness the Cajun, Voodoo, and African rituals and traditions that only enhance the powerful energies delivered by these spectral revelries in the Big Easy!  Included are the classical NOLA haunts that make this city, above all, the most spectral in the world!  Our local and experienced Haunted New Orleans guides will make this experience authentically delightful.  


To see the trail of stops, see OUR INTERACTIVE MAP.

Our Ambassador: Shari DeBenedetti

About Shari
 

Shari DeBenedetti was born in Schenectady, New York and now lives in Boston, MA. She became interested in the paranormal field at a very young age as she experienced many strange and unexplained things. But it was not until 1996 when she was in her 20’s that she began to research and investigate the paranormal, because the house she lived in at the time was believed to be haunted. Shari and her family had many frightening experiences there. That is when she decided to start investigating with her friends and eventually formed a team. Shari wanted to help others who were also experiencing paranormal activity so that they would be comfortable living in their homes. 


Shari first met Jason Hawes at a T.A.P.S. paranormal event many years ago and has remained friends with him, and other team members for many years. She was a paranormal investigator on seasons 10 and 11 on Ghost Hunters (Syfy Channel) and on Season 2 of Ghost Nation (Travel Channel/ Discovery Plus). Due to the restructuring of these powerful media outlets, Shari will continue being a valuable team member in the newly launched Travel Chanel’s Ghost Hunters


When Shari is not on the road filming, she enjoys spending time at home with her two children and she also still works part-time at an engineering firm. She also still conducts private investigations with a few local teams in her area.


Our Specia Guest Ghost Hunter: Brigid Marie McDermott-Goode


 This native Long Islander, Brigid brings forth over 30 years of dedicated experience in the supernatural field. Today, she calls Gettysburg her home. Usually involved with extreme hauntings, she has a knack for discovering these types of cases. There is nothing more she loves than to bring to light serious, sometimes malevolent cases by helping clients via debunking or assuring the homeowners/clients of what is occurring at the location. 


Brigid is the CEO/owner of the Ghost Gals diverse female supernatural team and has been on many news media broadcasts such as NBC, FOX, CBS, for her expertise in the field. She has engaged on field production research work, featured on Discovery Channel, Destination America, and a few appearances/works on Travel Channels number one paranormal show Ghost Nation. The 2016 Female “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” movie was loosely based on her and her team The Ghost Gals. Alongside being featured on CBS, ESPN, MTV News, Hearst, and other major radio networks, Brig has also been featured in The Guardian News, Irish Central, Nylon Magazine, Pennsylvania Magazine, and Supernatural Magazine. She also has authored the book series Ghost Gals True Hauntings of a Ghost Town. She is now an independent field production researcher, Investigator, and location scout, for several Television shows.


Our Accommodations

Hotel St. Pierre (French Quarter)

Oak Alley Plantation -or-  Poch Plantation (Assigned first-come basis, per request)

Inn at Old City Jail  -or- Rathbone Mansions  (Assigned first-come basis, per request)


Inclusions and Exclusions

 >>> PACKAGE INCLUDES <<<

Ø Airport Transfers by private charter bus from/to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  

Ø Accommodations for 5-Night in 3-Star Historic Hotel St Pierre in the French Quarter, 1-Night in a Plantation, 2-Night in a New Orleans’ Inn at Old City Jail or the Rathbones Mansions

Ø 8 Breakfasts 

Ø A Welcome Lunch and a Celebratory Dinner at the Oak Ally Plantations

Ø Investigations (not including impromptu investigation within our haunted lodging selections):

§ The Haunted Hotel Property Grounds

§ Bloody Mary’s Haunted Museum

§ The Oak Alley Plantations Property Grounds

§ Inn at the Old Jail 

§ Short Investigation: Midtown’s Bulldog Restaurant

Ø Non “French Quarter” Days: Luxury Coach with Expert Coach Drivers

Ø Expert Guides from Mysterious Adventures Tours.

Ø Special Guest: Shari DeBenedetti and Brigid Goode.

Ø Fees into all venues and activities listed on the final itinerary.

Ø Use of Paranormal Investigation tools (You may bring your own gear and protection tools)

Ø Snacks and water/soft drinks on the long bus drives (Plantation Days

Ø Information on each location’s information, history, and supernatural stories. 

Ø Our Mysterious Adventures whimsical bag of gifts 

Ø 24-Hour Emergency Customer Service during the entire tour

Ø All taxes and charges associated with hotel accommodations.

Ø Souvenir eBook upon returning home.


>>> PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS <<<

  

Ø Round Trip Airfare to the New Orleans International Airport (We will assist you to capture the best route and rates.)

Ø Meals.  Exceptions: All breakfasts, one lunch (our Welcome Lunch) and one dinner (our Farewell Dinner);
No alcoholic beverages covered with these exceptions. 

Ø Entry Fee’s into venues not on the final itinerary

Ø Tips or Gratuities

Ø Travel Insurance

 

Terms, Policies and Recommendations

Feel secured. This trip falls into our COVID Exception Policies.  Please read here.

Terms, Policies, and Recommendations are offered for the purpose of assuring a safe, viable, and quality tour package. There are limitations, obligations, and responsibilities that we must make as Tour Operators to assure a most incredible experience at the most affordable package price. 


~  Limitations:  Tours are expected to include walking (city and rural) among steep rough pathways, hills, steps, and historic mansions & castles with no/limited handicap access accommodations. To enjoy this tour safely, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please be sure to bring apparel/footwear to accommodate these circumstances. 


~  Limitations:  Tours will occur during scheduled day/evening hours. Some areas are not well lit. Although flashlights will be available, you may wish to bring your own equipment. 


~  Limitations:  Please note that our tours may not be suitable for travelers under 18 years and may be included at the discretion of the parent/guardian and must be accompanied by their parent/guardian. There are, at times, difficult paths that may be problematic with persons with physical limitations. 


~  Availability:  All packages and tours are subject to availability of venues, celebrity escorts, tours, accommodations, tour leads, roads, and weather conditions at the time of travel. We cannot be held responsible for changes beyond our control. Extreme conditions & unscheduled situations may warrant changes in itineraries or dates. With these conditions, we will not be able to refund any deposits or payments applied towards the tour. This is why we encourage using Travel Insurance to protect you in these situations. 


~  Travel Insurance is highly recommended. If you use our sponsored service, Travelex Insurance Services, it will facilitate transactions since they are aware of our trips and the integrity of our work. Certainly, you may choose a vendor outside of this resource. If you choose to not purchase travel insurance you will need to sign an “Exclusion Waiver”.


~  Luggage on a motorcoach is limited to one baggage piece and small carry-ons. Porterage is included for stays in larger Castle Hotels. They are not available for smaller inns. 


~  Punctuality:  It is the responsibility of the traveler to arrive at a tour start meeting point as established in the specific trip itinerary. If there are meet-up issues, we will attempt to be of assistance, but cannot take the obligation of the cost for your personalized transfers to/from the airport.


~  Pricing:  Primary quoted Package Prices are based on Double Occupancy (Shared). Each standard tour of 24 traveler capacities will be limited to three single travelers There is a Supplementary Fee charged for single travelers. There is no discount for Triple rooms. Single/triple rooms are on a request basis and subject to availability. They may not be available at all properties. 


~   Payment Policies:  To secure a tour package, a deposit must be received.   Deposits are not refundable. 

   ***  “Soft Reservations” (reservation without deposit) may be canceled due to limited inventory and high demand. Advanced notification will be given. 

   *** Interest-Free Payment Plans are offered but must meet the following requirements. The deposit payment is counted towards reaching these thresholds.

   ***  Within 4 months (120 days) of Tour Start Date: 30% of the complete tour package must be paid

   ***   Within 3 months (90 days) of Tour Start Date: 60% of the complete tour package must be paid.

   ***   Within 2 months (60 days) of Tour Start Date: 100% of the complete tour package must be paid.


~  Event Cancellation is considered upon meeting the following standards:

   ***   Deposits are not refundable at any time, but do contribute to the following penalties:

***   Within 94-60 days prior to Tour Start Date: 30% of the complete tour package

***   Within 61-31 days prior to Tour Start Date: 50% of the complete tour package

***   Within 30-0 days prior to Tour Start Date: 100% of the complete tour package


~  Gratuities and Service Charges: All local service charges are included on confirmed final itinerary items. Tips to your drive/chauffer/guides/special guests are not included and are at your discretion. 


~  Government-issued Travel Documentation (Passport, VISAs, etc.) are the responsibility of the traveler and not of Mysterious Adventures Tours. Failure to obtain these in a timely manner before the travel start date may lead to cancellation of the trip with all fines to be paid by the traveler. 


~  Right to Refuse:  Mysterious Adventures Tours, and its partners and associated ambassadors, have the right to refuse to receive a purchase agreement from any person/persons that is/are deemed not appropriate or fitting for the tour and its guests. 


~  Tour Expelation:  If a traveler’s behavior during the tour becomes incompatible with the safety, comfort, or convenience of the other travelers/hosts, Mysterious Adventures Tours has the exclusive right and discretion to expel from the tour at any time. 


~  Smoking is not permitted in the hotel, its rooms, the buses, venues, or other public spaces. 


~  Responsibility/Liability: Payment of the trip itinerary constitutes consent of all Legal policies and terms and conditions described here. Neither the Operator nor any mentioned or unmentioned subagents/affiliates shall be held responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied on the tour. 


~  All tickets and vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. 


~  The tour Operator accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations, or misconnections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism pandemic activity or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. 


~ Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect published prices


~  Although these policies and recommendations offer conventional guidelines, they are not complete. They will be further governed by the location, hosts, and current international conditions. Please refer to contracts & supplements that you will receive upon booking and inquiries.


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Please contact us at mysteriousadventurestours@gmail.com for more information, questions, and/or clarification. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New Orleans is very Special on Halloween!

Before you book, here are some FAQs that may help you in deciding to come along or not!

  

Q: When is Shari DeBenedetti joining us? 

A:  Professional filming obligations during the actual day of Halloween may keep Shari from us. Therefore, she will be meeting up with us either November 1st (All Saints Day) or November 2nd (Day of the Dead). Be assured, she is very excited about being a part of this incredible event, so you can count on vibrant interactions with Shari for the rest of the entire tour!

Q: While in the French Quarter how will we get around?

A: If you have ever been to the French Quarter in NOLA, you will agree that it is a bustling city core, very active, and sometimes a bit congested! Take a normal day at the FQ and multiply it by 100, this is the experience of NOLA during Halloween, only second to Mardi Gras! We are preparing tools and processes to keep us together, so don’t be too concerned about being separated. In fact, many times you will want to “get away” from the group just for a little bit.  We will make sure you return right back to us. If all else fails, the Hotel St. Pierre is only a few blocks away!

With that being said, be sure to wear comfy walking shoes! You will do about 1-2 miles of scheduled walking per day, minimally. Use common sense to comfortably experience the French Quarter! You’ll be in a great little trek-friendly neighborhood, lined with historically paved sidewalks! Even during the parade, concentrate on snazzy and outrageous head-apparel and not on fashionable spiked shoes.     


Q:
This appears to be a very incredibly packed itinerary. What happens if I cannot keep it up?

A: There may be times you need to get a bit of rest, or simply “sleep in”. This is fine on our FQ or NOLA days. Unfortunately, this will cannot be an option on our “Plantation Days”. You may miss the opportunity to tour and stay in these properties on Day 6. Worse still, on Day 7, you will miss your chance to get back to NOLA. Keep in mind, our Plantation Days do not require as much walking, escorted on a comfy bus!


Q:
How many investigations are we doing and how long will they last?

A: We have SCHEDULED four 2-hour investigations and a mini 1-hour hunt. Two of these will be on the haunted grounds (outside properties of the Haunted Hotel and Oak Alley Plantation, due to restrictions beyond our control). Keep in mind, we will also be the ONLY ones staying at the Oak Alley Plantation and the Inn at Old City Jail. During Bloody Mary’s Haunted Museum’s investigation, will be amongst other attendees, alongside their yearly Day of the Dead Voodoo scheduled activities.

Q: Is there a reason this trip is a bit pricier than other offerings?

A:   

New Orleans is the priciest during Mardi Gras and Halloween seasons. Halloween brings the Vampire & Voodoo Fest, into town, with high competition for lodging and tours. We could have chosen accommodations that were not in the French Quarter, not Historical, and not Haunted! We did not improvise, providing all three, creating a most incredible experience.

With hopes of providing more affordability, we have provided a “Quad” rooming option that will book 4 persons in the same comfortable room. By splitting the costs, we can help reduce the price. 

Do keep in mind the fantastic extras you are getting! You will be ghost hunting with the spectacular talents of Sharri DeBenedetti and Brigette Goode, with all the organized tours and investigations included. 

We invite you to do your research, and price out our itinerary, if even available! We are confident and proud of what we’ve able to put together so fairly priced!


Q: Do you any other questions we have not addressed here? 

A:  No problem! Just give Maria or Lisa a call (or text) at 513-570-4520, or send her an email at maria@mysteriousadventurestours.com 

Available Packages

PACKAGE 1: Quad (Shared) Room
Available until September 30, 20214 left

Package 1 is the "Halloween Weekend" Package.   
4 Days / 3 Nights:
Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/2/21 


This is a quad-shared (four persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!

$995
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 1: Double (Shared) Occupancy
Available until September 30, 20214 left

Package 1 is the "Halloween Weekend" Package.    
4 Days / 3 Nights:
Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/2/21  


This is a double-shared (two persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel! 

$1190
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 1: Single (Private)
Available until September 30, 2021only 2 left

Package 1 is the "Halloween Weekend" Package.     

4 Days / 3 Nights:  

Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/2/21  


This is a single (non-shared) accommodation. 

$1500
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 2: Quad (Shared) Room
Available until September 30, 20214 left

Package 2 is the "All Souls Day & Plantations" Package

6 Days / 5 Nights: 

Arrive 11/2/21;   Leave 11/7/21  


This is a quad-shared (four persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!

$1465
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 2: Double (Shared) Occupancy
Available until September 30, 20216 left

 Package 2 is the "All Souls Day & Plantations" Package     

6 Days / 5 Nights: 

Arrive 11/2/21;   Leave 11/7/21 


This is a double-shared (two persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!  

$1750
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 2: Single (Private)
only 2 left

 Package 2 is the "All Souls Day & Plantations" Package 

6 Days / 5 Nights: 

Arrive 11/2/21;   Leave 11/7/21  


This is a single (non-shared) accommodation.  

$2325
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 3: Quad (Shared) Room
Available until September 30, 20214 left

Package 3 is the "Halloween Premium" Package  

9 Days / 8 Nights: 

Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/7/21  


This package includes the entire itinerary!  This is a quad-shared (four persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!

$2225
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 3: Double (Shared) Occupancy
Available until September 30, 2021only 2 left

Package 3 is the "Halloween Premium" Package.    

9 Days / 8 Nights: 

Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/7/21  


This is a double-shared (two persons in a) room, but everything else you can do as a single. Great rate for friends or spouses or for folks not wanting to be alone in a haunted hotel!  

$2660
Deposit: $250
PACKAGE 3: Single (Private)
only 2 left

Package 3 is the "Halloween Premium" Package.   

9 Days / 8 Nights: 

Arrive 10/30/21;   Leave 11/7/21  


This is a single (non-shared) accommodation.   

$3350
Deposit: $250


Itinerary

DAY 1
October 30, 2021

Offered to Package 1 & 3

Our Staff and guest paranormal investigator, Brigid McDermott-Goode, will greet you at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 9:00 AM. We will then take our travelers to the incredible Hotel St Pierre in the famous New Orleans’ French Quarter, our mystical home for the next five nights!  Here we will gather with other of our travelers to start our adventure! The first duty of this day is to explore the Vampiric and Voodoo Influence of this city. Will this we will do a walking tour to Ursuline Convent Museum and Madame John’s Legacy House and hear their stirring legends. We will then go for a guided tour of the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Now it’s time to shop, starting with the Boutique Du Vampyre Shop and other delights. We will need to pick up headpieces, accessories, costumes, and souvenirs to adorn ourselves for tomorrow’s fun Halloween Parade!  
 

PLEASE NOTE: Itineraries are subject to slight change depending on availability or weather & travel conditions.

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