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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  No dinner option: 4-hrsDinner option: 5-hrs and 15-mins
Experience the best of the Big Easy’s musical heritage on this jazz walking tour and concert combination, with an optional dinner at one of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants — it’s a Viator Exclusive you won’t find anywhere else! Explore the history of New Orleans jazz as you walk through the French Quarter with your professional guide, visiting celebrated venues to hear excellent live music along the way. Enjoy VIP seats at Preservation Hall, which has featured fantastic local jazz musicians for more than 50 years. Complete your evening out in New Orleans with a classic Creole dinner.

Highlights

  • New Orleans jazz walking tour and Preservation Hall concert with two complimentary cocktails and optional dinner
  • Take in the French Quarter on a small group walking tour that visits three jazz venues
  • Learn the history and heritage of New Orleans jazz from your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy VIP seating for a New Orleans jazz show at Preservation Hall, a historic locale that features intimate, acoustic concerts
  • Savor a multicourse meal of Creole cuisine at Tujague's, a venerable New Orleans restaurant (if option chosen)
  • Soak up New Orleans jazz, musical heritage, and classic Creole cuisine with this Viator exclusive, available nowhere else!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: New Orleans Jazz Tour with Concert at Preservation Hall Jazz Club

Musical Legends Park in the French Quarter

Meet your guide at Jax Brewery and slip your Mardi Gras beads over your head as you start your stroll through the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Walk down Bourbon Street to visit a club that is dedicated to preserving jazz. Here, take a seat and sip a complimentary cocktail as you listen to lively tunes.

Afterward, follow your guide along Bourbon Street, learning how this area evolved into a must-see destination for visitors. Your guide shares stories about the roots of jazz in New Orleans and how the city shaped this classic American musical form.

Stop at Musical Legends Park where you get a VIP seat in the outdoor patio to hear more fantastic music by accomplished jazz musicians. You also get to enjoy your choice of a complimentary cocktail or coffee and beignets. Before you go, be sure to get a fun photo with one of the bronze statues of New Orleans musical royalty that decorate the garden.

Your guided walking tour concludes at nearby Preservation Hall. Say farewell to your guide outside then head indoors to your exclusive second-row VIP seats. Preservation Hall started in 1961 at a time when jazz had lost its popularity; the small local jam sessions attracted so much attention that the venue evolved into a premier showplace for New Orleans jazz. Tonight, you get to enjoy a fantastic 45-minute concert, with both veteran and up-and-coming musicians playing great tunes.

Your night of top-notch music, history, and refreshments — available exclusively with this VIP package — wraps up close to midnight at Preservation Hall.

Jazz Tour, Concert and Dinner Upgrade:
Upgrade your tour to include all of the above plus a delectable dinner before the concert and tour at Tujague’s, a New Orleans institution for more than 150 years.

Savor a delicious multicourse meal of Creole dishes that showcase fresh seasonal flavors and classic favorite recipes. Your meal includes a choice of soup or salad; a main dish of chicken, the fish of the day, or Tujague’s specialty beef brisket; a scrumptious bread pudding for dessert; and iced tea, coffee, and water.

One of the oldest and most celebrated restaurants in New Orleans, Tujague’s started in the 1850s. The decor in the recently restored dining room includes photos, news clippings and other memorabilia that showcase the restaurant’s long history in the heart of New Orleans. Please note that some menu items may change due to seasonal availability.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My friend and I took the New Orleans Jazz Tour with Concert at Preservation Jazz Club tour on our recent trip to the city. I walked into the tour knowing nothing about Jazz or its roots, and walked away with a strong appreciation and better knowledge of how this eclectic music genre came to be. Our pre-tour dinner was delicious, I highly recommend the beef brisket, and our tour guide Yvonne was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It rained the night of our tour, but that did not detour our guide, we were able to see and do everything listed, and still made it to our concert at Preservation Hall on time. I highly recommend this tour for both Jazz enthusiasts, as well as those like myself who are looking for a delightful way to spend an evening in New Orleans learning about its history and culture.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2014

Preservation Hall was phenomenal - however we cannot work out why it was soooo expensive compared to the rest of the Tours when to book tickets for preservation hall is 45$. Can somebody please get back to us re. the costing. £96.10 EACH is not justified for the evening we had.

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