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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking TourCity Packages

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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US$26.67
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US$26.67
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New Orleans Small-Group French Quarter Food Tour City Packages

New Orleans Small-Group French Quarter Food Tour

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Eat and drink your way through the French Quarter on a culinary walking tour designed to highlight New Orleans’ rich gastronomic heritage. Visit local institutions and holes-in-the-wall, taste a range of dishes and buy culinary souvenirs, like hot sauce and decadent pralines. Enjoy food samples at eat that stop, which add up to the equivalent of a full meal.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes TourCity Packages

New Orleans Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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Peek behind the curtain at the marvel of Mardi Gras with this tour of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. See the behind-the-scenes work and incredible artistry that goes into preparing for the annual celebration. With a guide, learn the history of the event, and see fantastic floats and props. Get a picture in front of your favorite float, dress up in costumes, and sample some classic King Cake.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.00
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US$22.00

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

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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US$165.00
per group
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US$165.00
per group

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1City Packages

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Step back in time on this historic walking tour of New Orleans’ Garden District with an experienced guide. Learn about life and death in the city and its unique above-ground crypts and gravesites. Walk shady avenues lined with antebellum homes, and hear how a small riverside settlement grew into a lavish, wealthy city. See a wide range of architectural styles in the elegant Garden District neighborhood then get local tips on the city’s best places to enjoy New Orleans' finest music, food, and drink.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

New Orleans Music TourCity Packages

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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US$25.00
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US$25.00

New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a BeerAdults-only Shows

New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

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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, Marigny, and Frenchman Street. Enjoy a beer and leave the tour armed with recommendations and insights from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.98
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US$60.98

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History TourCity Packages

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 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Journey of Slavery Walking Tour in New OrleansCity Packages

Journey of Slavery Walking Tour in New Orleans

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If only these walls could talk……. PORT of PASSAGE tells the untold story of how New Orleans, became the busiest slave port city in the United States with over 1 million enslaved transferred. This tour explores the journey of those who survived the perils journey from AFRICA across the ATLANTIC OCEAN. While on your walking-tour visit the trade location where free man SOLOMAN NORTHUP author of the bestselling Novel 12 YEARS A SLAVE was sold into slavery and began his 12 years journey as a slave in 1841. Before Plantations….. See ACTUAL SLAVE QUARTERS and EXCHANGE LOCATIONS nestled tightly and privately within the French Quarter. Learn about early CUSTOMS, FAITH, and LAWS, of SOUTHERN CULTURE and those who played such an intricate part in much of New Orleans landscape, Architecture, Music, and food. CREOLELA’S PORT OF PASSAGE Tour, is a MUST DO, NON-FICTIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, walking - tour of the HISTORICAL FRENCH QUARTER. If only these walls could talk…….
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  • 1 minute to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.54
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US$40.54

Garden District Historical Tour: Destined To Be DifferentCity Packages

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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US$135.00
per group
From
US$135.00
per group

New Orleans Music Heritage TourCity Packages

New Orleans Music Heritage Tour

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Take a walk through 300 years of New Orleans’ musical history on this tour led by a local Louisiana record man. Discover how the city became the heart and soul of the American blues scene, and visit legendary music-making haunts including Preservation Jazz Hall, Place de Armes, the Royal Orleans Hotel and several recording studios. Stroll down iconic Bourbon and Frenchmen streets while hearing tales of local jazz and blues legends like Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.00
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US$30.00
Taking safety measures

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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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Cemetery and French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride City Packages

Cemetery and French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride

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Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of New Orleans during a horse and carriage tour of the French Quarter, undoubtedly the city’s most captivating enclave. While your guide provides entertaining narration, canter past landmarks such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral. Plus, stop at St. Louis Cemetery—home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau—for a short walking tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
Taking safety measures

Explore Two New Orleans Cemeteries: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and No. 2 City Packages

Explore Two New Orleans Cemeteries: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and No. 2

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This is the only tour in New Orleans that offers the opportunity to visit two cemeteries. We keep all our groups small (12 guests or fewer), so that we may customize the tour to the interests of our guests. We focus on storytelling as a way to explain the unique culture and history of New Orleans. Our guides are fun, funny, and know a lot!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$26.67
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US$26.67
Taking safety measures

New Orleans Garden District Small-Group Storytelling WalkCity Packages

New Orleans Garden District Small-Group Storytelling Walk

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On this Garden District walking tour, meander down tree-lined alleys and past grand antebellum homes while learning about the historic neighborhood from your guide. Your guide shares local perspective on the posh 19th century district and historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the filming location for famous movies such as Interview with a Vampire. A small-group tour offers a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$26.67
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US$26.67
Taking safety measures

New Orleans Salacious History Walking Tour and Burlesque ShowCity Packages

New Orleans Salacious History Walking Tour and Burlesque Show

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Discover the French Quarter’s bawdy side—and learn all about the neighborhood’s sordid history—when you book this after-dark, burlesque-themed tour. Meet your private, costumed guide in the neighborhood, and get ready to explore. You’ll learn all about the area’s red-light history, will discover famous former burlesque houses, will learn about the characters who once called the French Quarter home, and other salacious stories. Finally, cap off the tour with a traditional burlesque performance.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.34
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US$53.34

St. Louis Cemetery # 1 Walking TourCity Packages

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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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Garden District Macabre Walking TourCity Packages

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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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK Conspiracy Walking TourCity Packages

Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK Conspiracy Walking Tour

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Investigate Lee Harvey Oswald’s life in New Orleans just before he traveled to Dallas on this JFK conspiracy tour. Check out New Orleans sights as you follow in his footsteps—decide for yourself if they spell out his plans to assassinate JFK, or if the whole theory is a hoax. Experiences such as archival footage of Oswald and a vivid film help you relive his time in New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$165.00
per group
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US$165.00
per group

Private Garden District Pedicab TourCity Packages

Private Garden District Pedicab Tour

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Cruise through the modern-day highlights and tumultuous history of New Orleans on a private pedicab tour that takes you to sites such as Buckner Mansion and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. While many New Orleans tours focus on the touristy French Quarter, this tour takes you deeper into the city’s culture. Plus, traveling by pedicab creates a pleasant pace while enabling you to see more than you could on foot.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.00
per group
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US$135.00
per group

New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery TourCity Packages

New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Take a stroll through New Orleans’ history and culture on a walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 with an experienced guide. Visit streets lined with gracious, antebellum homes, and learn how the city’s Creole and American residents competed with Greek Revival architecture and English-gardens. Discover the elaborate crypts and monuments in one of New Orleans’ oldest and most beautiful cemeteries, hear stories about Lafayette’s most famous ‘residents,’ and trace Louisiana history through the names on the gravestones. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00

Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & JazzAdults-only Shows

Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

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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.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$232.50
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US$232.50

New Orleans Family-Friendly Spooky Ghost Tour of the French QuarterKid-Friendly

New Orleans Family-Friendly Spooky Ghost Tour of the French Quarter

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As one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, the French Quarter has a storied past. Hear about the ghosts and ghouls who haunt this part of the city on a kid-friendly ghost tour that’s geared toward families. Your super-informative guide gives you a spook, but not too much for most kids to handle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.00
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US$30.00
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New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking TourCity Packages

New Orleans Original Craft Cocktail Walking Tour

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Discover New Orleans ‘spirited’ side on a fun and informative cocktail tour! You’ll rub shoulders with local imbibers at historic bars and restaurants and have the option to sip on classic concoctions like the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup. Immerse yourself in the stories from your guide and savvy mixologists, and learn the famous – and sometimes scandalous – histories of drink and drinking culture in New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.00
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US$29.00
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