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New Orleans Small-Group Haunted History Carriage Tour

Get a taste of 18th-century New Orleans while exploring its most notorious haunts aboard a mule-drawn carriage. Join a small group of no more than eight people for an intimate evening tour through the French Quarter, where rollicking nightlife conceals a past filled with dark deeds, natural disasters, and supernatural sightings. Hear the city's most salacious history from a guide as you clip-clop your way past iron-laced balconies, darkened alleys, and southern mansions steeped in legend.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District on the only tour that will take you inside a Garden District mansion.  On this 3-hour 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. Wander through the macabre above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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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
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Sinister Criminal Intentions - True Crime Tour

New Orleans may be notorious for its ghost stories, but the city is also home to a host of shocking true crime that's too grisly to make up. On this adults-only evening tour, roam through the lively French Quarter with a guide who shares the gruesome details of crimes ripped straight from headlines and police reports. From the beastly LaLaurie and Trunk murders to the Katrina Cannibal, these tales are not for the faint of heart.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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 Carré, 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods with this 2-hour walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

Catch a glimpse of the Mississippi Valley's rich and conflicted past on a historic tour of Laura Plantation from New Orleans. Take a 5.5-hour journey through this renowned site, a Creole plantation notable for colorful manor house and considered by some to be the best historic plantation in the region. View unique Creole architecture, vibrant gardens, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating — and often somber — history from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Drunk History Tour

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 purchase drinks at bars along the way, and you can also use authentic paranormal equipment. This entertaining 2-hour tour provides a fascinating take on The Big Easy.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

Discover the historic crypts and monuments at New Orleans’ Saint Louis Cemetery #1 on a 1-hour walking tour with a local guide. Enjoy a relaxed pace as you trace a mile-long route through the burial ground, and hear stories about the city’s most colorful characters and luminaries. Pay your respects to Marie Laveau, known as New Orleans’ ‘Voodoo Queen,’ see the tombs of the city’s greatest families and visit sections devoted to Louisiana’s different Christian denominations. Learn about New Orleans’ history and culture as you explore the city’s oldest cemetery.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Laura Plantation Tour

Discover four generations of Creole history at the Laura Plantation with an informative tour of this well-preserved estate. Located just an hour from New Orleans on the Great River Road, Laura Plantation was founded in 1804 and provides a vivid window into Louisiana's Creole past. Learn about the family and slaves who lived here during a guided tour of the manor house, slave quarters, sugar fields and gardens.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour for Small Group

Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a 2-hour 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. You’ll 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Tour and Photo Shoot in French Quarter

You will have a chance to see the most famous things in French Quater, New Orleans and have the recognizable city as your background for the shoot. I will make sure you have great pictures to take home—a unique souvenir of your time in New Orleans.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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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
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NCIS New Orleans Fan Tour

Professional and knowledgeable, these film buffs also know New Orleans like the back of their hands and can offer plenty of insider details as well as point out secret film locations. With your personal guide, The NCIS New Orleans Unauthorized Tour takes you through a total of 16 film locations used in pivotal scenes throughout the series’ five seasons. On this full two-hour walking tour, guides will take you through town and show you where many of “NCIS; New Orleans” scenes were shot. Our friendly, expert guides will point out the exact locations of crime scene investigations and important moments from the police drama series. At the same time, you will also visit many of New Orleans’ most iconic landmarks.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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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
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French Quarter Historic Segway Tour

Cover more ground as you explore New Orleans on a 2-hour tour by Segway. Receive easy-to-follow instructions on operating the Segway, then glide around the city to take in highlights including the French Quarter, Canal Street, and Bourbon Street, and architectural gems such as St Louis Cathedral. Head over to the Mississippi River, Steamboat Natchez and other attractions, and hear commentary from the guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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
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St. Louis Cemetery Infamous City of the Dead Tour

St. Louis Cemetery is closed off to the general public, but visitors can gain exclusive access on a walking tour with a licensed guide. Your guide, who navigates the labyrinth of tombstones for you, tells little–known stories about paranormal activity, historic figures buried within, and the infamous voodoo queen. Leave with a deeper understanding of New Orleans history and culture.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

Absorb the grandeur and opulence of New Orleans’ Garden District on a historic 2-hour walking tour. Meander down sun-dappled sidewalks and admire well-preserved antebellum mansions, current and former homes to famous residents including Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. End with a guided walk through Lafayette Cemetery, featuring a remarkable collection of above-ground tombs.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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EXPERIENCE THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY! (PRIVATE TOUR)

I'm Paul, a born & raised 49 year old native of New Orleans. I have given hundreds of tourists from around the world my Big 4 (French Quarter, Garden District, Metairie Cemetery, & Hurricane Katrina) in The Big Easy Experience. I have taken several courses on New Orleans & read most of the books on her 300 year old history. I'm also a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide & have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Business Administration from The University of New Orleans. My Big 4 Experience is like no other New Orleans has to offer. Come along with me on this 2.5 hr. journey to see & learn about The Real Big Easy! Your experience takes place in my spacious Toyota RAV4 (SUV) so you will be cool & comfortable. In addition to my EXPERIENCE THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY!, I also give a EXPERIENCE OAK ALLEY PLANTATION!
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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