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DALLAS (October 27, 2000) - Gray Line of New Orleans, a sightseeing company managed under Greyhound Travel Services and operated by Hotard Coaches of New Orleans, is offering ghost, spirit and voodoo tours for adventure goers in New Orleans.
Gray Lines' Hauntings, Gris-Gris and Cemetery Tour won the Best New Tour of 2000 at the Gray Line World Wide Annual Convention in Toronto. The walking tour takes guests through the St. Louis Cemetery #1, where Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans, is buried. Customers receive goodie bags that include gris-gris, a voodoo trinket, to place on Laveau's headstone. Legend has it that a trinket placed on a headstone can be left with a wish of good or evil. The two-hour tour is so popular it's now offered every day of the week, twice daily, $15 for adults and $7.50 for children.
Gray Lines' Ghosts and Spirits nighttime walking tour of the French Quarter, includes a visit to haunted tearooms and pubs. The tour lasts two hours and is $18 for adults and $10 for children.
Call 800-535-7786 for more information, or visit the Web site at www.graylineneworleans.com.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides package and courier express service, charter and tour services and food service at certain terminals.
In the U.S., for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.