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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking TourCultural Tours

French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

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Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour. Take in famous landmarks including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River, along with lesser-known places of interest. Hear from your guide about the architecture and heritage of the district, and get the inside scoop on recommended places for shopping and dining as well.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.67
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New Orleans Food and History Walking TourDining Experiences

New Orleans Food and History Walking Tour

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Go for the gastronomic gusto on a food‐filled walking tour of New Orleans! Journey with a savvy local guide to popular Creole eateries, markets, and artisanal shops to sample diverse foods that define Louisiana’s culinary landscape. Stopping at several locations, savor such classic bites as seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po'boys, and pralines. Along the way, meet local chefs and learn about New Orleans’ rich culinary history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Private New Orleans Historical Tour: Mafia, Murder, Madames, and All That JazzPrivate and Luxury

Private New Orleans Historical Tour: Mafia, Murder, Madames, and All That Jazz

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This adult-only tour of New Orleans introduces you to some of the city’s most scandalous history. From mobsters to madams, hear true tales from New Orleans’ rowdy past—you won’t get them on any other tour. As you walk through the French Quarter with your small group of no more than 15, your guide shares grim and blush-worthy moments alike that contribute to New Orleans’ district culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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New Orleans Drunk History TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Drunk History Tour

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Explore the French Quarter of New Orleans with an informative guide who shares stories about the history and supernatural side of this historic neighborhood. Visit important locations such as St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and sites key to the Louisiana Purchase. Learn about ‘Voodoo Queen’ Marie Laveau, see where voodoo ceremonies were once held and visit a haunted house. Your guide allows time for you to purchase drinks at bars along the way, and you can also use authentic paranormal equipment. This entertaining tour provides a fascinating take on The Big Easy.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking Tour

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Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District. On this walking tour, marvel at the enormous antebellum mansions, learn about some of the district’s famous residents including Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock, and visit homes used in the films 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Dracula 2000.' See the elaborate above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided TourHistorical Tours

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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Step inside the walls of the oldest and most legendary burial ground in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied graveyard—which can only be visited with a guide—is the final resting place of many illustrious Louisiana families and has been featured in Hollywood films like ‘Easy Rider.’ Learn about the city's curious above-ground burial practices as you walk among elaborate vaults and see the mysterious tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & CemeteryHalf-day Tours

New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

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Gaze at the spectacular sights of New Orleans from the comfort of a luxury coach on an unforgettable 3-hour city tour. With a professional guide, cruise past historical highlights like the French Quarter and the Garden District while listening to illuminating commentary. See the the lakefront area and the 17th street canal where the canal bank was breached by hurricane Katrina, and delve into the city’s rich history as you take a tour of the best museums in New Orleans. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans on this informative tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French QuarterHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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Indulge in New Orleans liquid culture on this insider cocktail tour of the historic French Quarter! With an expert guide and fellow drinks enthusiasts, journey beyond the hubbub of Bourbon Street and visit four historic local haunts for a sampling of iconic cocktails. At each legendary venue, admire the mixology of notable bartenders, discover the origins and truths of centuries‐old spirits such as absinthe, and sip on a Sazerac (or two).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Whitney Plantation TourDay Trips

Whitney Plantation Tour

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Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on a guided afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you tour the 18th-century Spanish Creole main house and historical slave cabins with a guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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New Orleans Music TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Music Tour

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Experience the unforgettable sounds of New Orleans on a 2-hour musical tour with an experienced guide. Learn about the efforts to protect New Orleans jazz at the Preservation Hall, then explore the historically vibrant Tango Belt. Visit unnamed and famous musicians at the New Orleans Musicians Tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1 and hear the stories of Congo Square’s rhythms and rituals as you tour Louis Armstrong Park. See the former home of J & M Studios then learn about today’s New Orleans Bounce Music and thriving street music scene.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History TourCultural Tours

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux CarrĂ©, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city and into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Adults Only Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour Private and Luxury

Adults Only Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

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★★★★★ - "When friends and family ask me what they shouldn’t miss when they visit New Orleans, I tell them, “Take a tour with Hottest Hell.” - Michael Cerveris, Star of 'Mindhunter' Do you believe there are things in this life that simply cannot be explained? Come take a walk through 7 sinister stories of the French Quarter that may leave you questioning what you ever thought possible. Starting Feb. 13, our 8PM tour will be available with the VIP option of HELLVISIONℱ! We use handheld projectors to bring the bloody history of New Orleans out of the archives and onto the streets for your tour. This dark marriage of digital imaging and traditional storytelling takes our usual route and adds in a unique look at old New Orleans you won’t find anywhere else. ‱ Led by accredited Parapsychologists and Paranormal Historians ‱ See the home of Madame Lalaurie, and more ‱ Top-rated, licensed, and insured Please arrive 30 minutes prior for check-in. Tours depart at their scheduled times.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation TourDay Trips

Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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Delve into the history of slavery and the plantations of Louisiana on this small-group tour from New Orleans. Drive past Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River to the Whitney Plantation’s Louisiana Museum of Slavery. Learn about the lives of the enslaved people who worked there and on plantations throughout the South during a tour of the museum and restored buildings. Next, head to the Creole-style St Joseph Plantation for a tour of the working sugar plantation where the movie ’12 Years A Slave’ was filmed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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St. Louis Cemetery # 1 Walking TourCultural Tours

St. Louis Cemetery # 1 Walking Tour

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St. Louis Number 1 cemetery is a must see for anyone planning on a having a great New Orleans sight seeing experience. Visitors who take our tour have the opportunity to walk it's centuries old paths and visit the legendary men and women interred within its walls and tombs, including many of the characters who made our magnificent city what it is today. The Big Easy's oldest city of the dead is the perfect place to learn about the unique burial practices of a people who had no choice but to bury their dead above ground. Additional $1.00 per person due at check in. This is a fee charged by the Archdiocese for their cemetery rehabilitation fund.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Garden District Macabre Walking TourCultural Tours

Garden District Macabre Walking Tour

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You are not getting a random tour guide you are getting ME, Carla and I have done extensive paranormal investigation of the area and I have been inside every house that I talk about. Not only do I know the owners, they know me. Burial procedures will be explained.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Haunted History Ghost TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ dark side on this haunted history ghost tour. Hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide, and visit the French Quarter’s most infamous and eerie locations—hotspots for paranormal investigators and historical videographers. By the end, see the Vieux CarrĂ© in a different (and profoundly more ominous) light.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Three Hour City Tour of New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans

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Although not your typical tour of New Orleans, this expedition through the Big Easy takes in some of the major points of interest, including the French Quarter, Treme, the Esplanade, the Garden District and the Metairie Cemetery. Relax in air-conditioned minibus comfort, and listen as a guide leads you through one of America's most historic cities.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.00
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Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New OrleansCultural Tours

Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans

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Spend a morning or afternoon in Impressionist‐era New Orleans with a tour of Edgar Degas’ former home and art studio, led by his great-grandniece. See the grand interior spaces that provided the setting for many of Degas works, learn about the artist’s Creole roots and stroll under the beautiful oaken canopy along Esplanade Avenue. Extend your tour with optional upgrades including a courtyard breakfast beforehand or a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Garden District Historical Tour: Destined To Be DifferentPrivate and Luxury

Garden District Historical Tour: Destined To Be Different

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The Garden District is one of the most prestigious and storied neighborhoods in New Orleans, home to some of the city’s iconic sights and architecture. This Garden District walking tour takes you on a stroll around the beautiful “uptown” neighborhood with a guide, including a walk through the historic Lafayette Cemetery, the first and oldest municipal cemetery in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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Discover traditions of voodoo in New Orleans with this cemetery walking tour. Explore the French Quarter and visit a Voodoo museum to learn about its history. Go inside the gates of St. Louis Cemetery No.1, home to the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. See the above ground tombs and learn about how these “Cities of the Dead” came to be in New Orleans.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Adults Only Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, and Vampire TourHistorical Tours

Adults Only Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, and Vampire Tour

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Discover the spooky side of New Orleans on a small-group ghost tour in the Big Easy. Pass by locations such as Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park, Marie Laveau’s House, and The Lalaurie Mansion where your guide shares live commentary about the ghosts, spirits, and other supernatural lore that haunts the history of New Orleans. Choose from two departure times in the evening to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New OrleansDay Trips

Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Journey back in time on this full-day tour of Oak Alley and Laura plantations from New Orleans. Enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the 19th-century plantations located along the Mississippi River. Admire the famous double-row of oak trees at Oak Alley, and visit the restored Creole-style Laura Plantation with original slave cabins still standing. Gain historical insight on the guided tours, and enjoy free time to explore on your own. Hotel transport included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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