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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this 2-hour float along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 2‐hour cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00 USD
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New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

Experience New Orleans’ vibrant jazz scene on a night out with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about jazz’s origins and culture and visit landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, Marginy, and Frenchman Street. Enjoy a beer and a ride on New Orleans’ streetcar included in the tour price. Leave the tour armed with recommendations and insights from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00 USD
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Edgar Degas House Impressionist Tour in New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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From Cocktails to Jazz - Drink and Music Tour in New Orleans

Explore New Orleans’ jazz and cocktail scenes on a fun and far-reaching afternoon tour. With a local guide leading the way, learn about jazz’s origins and explore musical landmarks like Marginy and Louis Armstrong Park. Escape the beaten path in the French Quarter and visit a legendary 18th-century haunt. Enjoy a beer, five cocktail samples, and a streetcar ride included in the tour price.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00 USD
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Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

Discover the best of ‘The Big Easy’ on this full-day tour through New Orleans. Sample some of the city’s world-famous food like beignets and gumbo, sip on cocktails in the French Quarter, and end the tour listening to a bit of jazz. Learn about the history of the Mardi Gras city and how the city came to be the cultural melting pot that it is today.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00 USD
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Instagram Art Walk ft. Banksy

This is the first and only tour in New Orleans specifically created for travelers who love contemporary street art, local history, and urban exploration! It's a great activity for artists, art lovers, couples, families, and solo travelers who are looking to get out of the French Quarter and experience the real New Orleans!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00 USD
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New Orleans Behind-the-Scenes Jazz Lovers Experience

Gather your most music-loving friends and set off for an unforgettable night out in the Big Easy on this VIP jazz experience in New Orleans. Join the leader of a famous local jazz band on a club crawl that takes you to three of the French Quarter’s premier music venues, where you’ll enjoy some of the best seats in the house and sip complimentary cocktails during live shows. Between sets, meet the musicians for an insider’s look at the city’s world-renowned jazz and blues scene.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,960.00 USD
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Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Authentic New Orleans’ character comes alive on this jazz sightseeing cruise along the Mississippi River. The music flows as you sail past picturesque views of the French Quarter on a traditional paddle boat. Upgrade to include a seated New Orleans dinner featuring classic cuisine like gumbo, or perch by the bar to sample the specialty cocktails available for purchase.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Funky NOLA Shopping and Art Galleries

Drive and guide you through the vintage New Orleans shopping streets . Off the beaten path places like in the Marigny district ,Magazine street, or the hidden gems in the French Quarter. We stop and walk all while you take in the history of each area.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00 USD
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Bards & Barflies of Bohemia: A French Quarter Literary Tour

Encounter the word-wise ‘spirits’ who left their mark on New Orleans during an evening jaunt through the French Quarter’s most literary locales. See the former homes and haunts of writers like Tennessee Williams, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman while hearing tales of how their time in the Big Easy shaped famous works. With a publishing pro as a guide and a stop at a legendary watering hole, its a tour that bookworms will heartily toast.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00 USD
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Backstage Music Stops: In the Most Musical City on Earth

The French brought the opera to New Orleans in the early 1800’s. This sophisticated music flourished here long before New York or any other city in North America.The free people of color introduced the harmony and spirituality of Sunday church music and the bordellos of Storyville led to music greats Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver. This evolved into the only true American music that was born in the gentlemen parlors of Treme and was called JAZZ.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Uptown New Orleans, The Irish Channel, Magazine Street Chic

This tour experience will complete our magical city in an epic way.Certainly younger than the Creole French Quarter, we will journey to the area of town formerly known as Lafayette – comprised of the working class neighborhood of the Irish Channel and aristocratic Garden District, home to beautiful houses made more famous by Anne Rice’s novel “Interview With A Vampire
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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