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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter, Graveyard

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00 USD
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Honey Island Swamp Tour with Pickup from New Orleans

Trade in the urban bustle for the bayou on a half-day trip from New Orleans to the wilds of the Honey Island Swamp. Relax on the ride from your downtown or French Quarter hotel, and then cruise beneath hanging moss and cypress trees while a wetland ecologist shares tall tales and fun facts about this protected nature reserve on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Learn about Louisiana’s long-standing fishing industry, and keep an eye out for native critters like otters, turtles, egrets and alligators lurking beneath the surface.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Take a wild ride through the bayous of Cajun Country on this 2‐hour airboat adventure from New Orleans. In a small group, wind through tree‐lined swampland and spot abundant local wildlife, including nutria, alligators and giant catfish, and stop at Destrehan Plantation to get a taste of the elegant antebellum south.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$155.00 USD
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New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

Wind through bustling and beautiful New Orleans on a fun and educational Segway tour! An expert guide will lead you through the colorful French Quarter, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, sharing insight into the city’s architectural history and diverse colonial heritage. Upgrade to a 3‐hour tour to include a visit to the Tremé neighborhood and Congo Square.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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New Orleans Cooking Class & Cocktail Walking Tour

Get the full Louisiana dining and imbibing experience with a New Orleans cooking class followed by French Quarter cocktail tour! Learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines during a 2‐hour live chef demo and tasting. Then visit historic French Quarter bars with a cocktail‐savvy guide. Sip on handcrafted mixes and learn the origin of New Orleans most celebrated drinks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00 USD
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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).
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00 USD
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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family friendly airboat tour. This 4-hour tour includes about two hours on the boat, zipping through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$115.00 USD
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New Orleans Ghost Hunters 101

Search for paranormal activity in America's most haunted city, New Orleans, during this 2-hour tour. With an Electromagnetic Field Meter in hand, investigate otherworldly happenings during visits to the top 10 most haunted historical locations, including homes, cemeteries and pubs. Stroll through the 78 blocks of the French Quarter in a ghost-hunter's shoes and hear the tales behind the hauntings from your local guide.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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$25.00 USD
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Oak Alley Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Take a 40-minute tour of the Oak Alley Plantation, named for the alley of centuries-old oaks leading up to the antebellum Big House. Follow the oak-shaded paths to the blacksmith shop and a souvenir shop during your free time. Alcoholic drinks and lunch are available to purchase at the restaurant on-site, with round-trip hotel transport provided from New Orleans.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Combo Tour: St. Louis Cemeteries No. 1 & 2

When you tour with non-profit Save Our Cemeteries you are helping to preserve and protect the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. Our tours are small (usually under 15 people) and historically accurate. On this tour, you’ll get to explore St. Louis No. 1 as well as St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Both cemeteries are included on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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Houmas House Plantation Tour

Discover the grandeur and complex history of New Orleans’ antebellum south on this guided tour of Houmas House Plantation. Experience the authenticity of place as costumed guides narrate the history of this landmark sugar plantation, leading through the mansion’s elegant rooms before you head off for a private stroll through the estate’s stunning gardens.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour of New Orleans

We own our own vehicles and have extremely intelligent guides. They have years of experience and can help you plan your vacation during the tour. Feel free to ask them anything you want to know.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$390.00 USD
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New Orleans Historical and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Discover New Orleans’ vibrant history through its dynamic history on this 4-hour sightseeing tour! Enjoy a small group van ride through the city, viewing the diverse architectural wonders of the French Quarter, the Garden District, Esplanade Avenue and Bayou St John. You’ll disembark for small-group walking tours of the St Louis Cemetery No 3, City Park, and the Longue Vue House and Gardens — a masterpiece of architectural and horticultural history.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00 USD
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New Orleans Machine Gun and Airboat Tour

While in New Orleans, combine two activities to pack them into just a few hours during this New Orleans machine gun and airboat show. Along with an airboat cruise where your guide shows you the best areas for seeing alligators, choose from multiple gun packages to learn how to properly and safely shoot guns at a gun range.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$180.00 USD
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Tour with Lunch

Escape the city for a few hours to explore the beautiful bayous of Louisiana on this half-day swamp boat tour from New Orleans. Cross the Mighty Mississippi to enter the realm of alligators, snakes, egrets, and other swamp creatures, and learn about the delicate wetlands ecosystem on a leisurely cruise. Includes a traditional po' boy lunch for a true Louisiana experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00 USD
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Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of Culinary and Cocktails

Taste your way through New Orleans history on 2.5-hour culinary and cocktail tour of the French Quarter! With a friendly guide, journey to rich historic landmark like Jackson Square and past eclectic Creole buildings. You’ll get the story behind Bourbon Street as you pass local haunts, stopping at two venues to sample iconic cocktails and cuisine. Your tour ends at St Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of New Orleans most revered ‘Cities of the Dead’.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00 USD
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New Orleans Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

While docked at the Port of New Orleans, enjoy a guided, half-day airboat ride and historic plantation tour. Travel to a remote Louisiana swamp deep in the heart of Cajun Country for a thrilling, high-speed ride on board a small airboat, gliding over and through secluded bayous and marshes. Look for alligators, giant catfish and other wildlife. Then visit Destrehan Plantation, an antebellum mansion with guides in period costumes who will share the stories of generations who lived and worked on this land. Port of hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$155.00 USD
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Tombs by Twilight: Tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

When you tour with non-profit Save Our Cemeteries you are helping to preserve and protect the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. Our tours are small (usually under 15 people) and historically accurate. Why just go on a tour when you can have an exclusive experience? Tour the Cemetery then head back to the Hyatt Centric Hotel in the French Quarter for a libation and appetizer! See the final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau and others at twilight, when shadows lurk and the imagination can go into overdrive.This evening cemetery tour is held on the fourth Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. Advance reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of each tour. You must be 15 and over to take this tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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New Orleans French Quarter & Garden District Combo Bike Tour

Pedal through two centuries of New Orleans history on a combo bike tour of the French Quarter and Garden District. Learn about the city’s Creole roots as you ride along the banks of the Mississippi and through the legendary streets of the oldest neighborhood in town. Then, cross over to the ‘American’ side, where stately southern mansions overlook leafy boulevards and the time-worn tombs of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. It’s a great way to meet the many faces of New Orleans while enjoying fresh air and exercise.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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New Orleans Small-Group Bike Tour

See New Orleans beyond just the French Quarter on a bike tour that gets you out into less-touristy neighborhoods like Faubourg Tremé and Storyville. Learn about the city's multicultural origins and follow the evolution of jazz, stopping to hear local lore and snap photos at landmarks like Congo Square and the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. The flexibility of both a small group size and two-wheeled tour is a great way to expand your view of the Big Easy.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour

Avoid hours of walking between landmarks on an active and convenient bike tour through the heart of New Orleans. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little–known facts and anecdotes about the city’s must-see landmarks, from the Mississippi River to Congo Square. Bottled water and a small group size ensure a comfortable tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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Creole New Orleans Electric Bike Tour

Cruise from the banks of the Mississippi River to the streets of Tremé with ease on this half-day Creole New Orleans tour by electric bike. Ride past telling monuments and through the streets of the original Creole Faubourg Marigny as your guide shares insight into New Orleans trivia and lore with a focus on Creole culture. Stop to snap photos and ask questions—it’s easy to chat with your guide on this small-group tour of just 10 people or fewer.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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4-Hour Private Airboat Ride from New Orleans

Speed through the swamps of Louisiana on this 2-hour private airboat ride for your group of 6 or fewer. Expect to see gators, swamp grasses, and more during the tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, as well as guided commentary from a local captain.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$981.00 USD
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