Bourbon Street Tours

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The infamous Bourbon Street, also known as Rue Bourbon, conjures up images of endless partying, drinks of all shapes and sizes, strips clubs, bachelorette parties, and of course, Mardi Gras. Outside of Mardi Gras season, visitors flock to this playground of the South for its Creole restaurants, live music venues, souvenir shops, and well-known drinking establishments.

The Basics
It would be a shame to visit New Orleans and not spend at least a little time on Bourbon Street, and the experience can be vastly different by day and night. Many walking tours of the French Quarter make a stop along the famous street, including voodoo, literary, music, and heritage tours. Those who’d like to see the street at its debaucherous best can opt for an evening pub crawl to some of the city’s most legendary party venues.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bourbon Street is a must-see for first-time visitors and partiers.
  • Daytime walking tours show off a much different vibe than nighttime pub crawls.
  • It’s legal to consume alcohol while walking on Bourbon Street.
  • Visit by day and by night to get the full experience.
  • Even by day, Bourbon Street can be R-rated, so it may not be appropriate for children.

How to Get There
It’s easy to walk to Bourbon Street from just about any place in the historic French Quarter. Visitors coming from Uptown can ride the historic St. Charles streetcar to Canal Street and walk a few blocks.

When to Get There
While it’s possible to catch beads from Bourbon Street’s famous balconies throughout the year, peak season lasts from February to May, when mild weather and festivals like Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival pull in visitors from far and wide. Another popular time to visit is over Labor Day Weekend, when the street hosts the LGBTQ-friendly Southern Decadence Festival.

Boozing on Bourbon Street 101
Many visitors comes to Bourbon Street, one of the most famous streets in America, to drink, and there are numerous options to do so. Well-known watering holes include Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter), the Old Absinthe House (sample the Absinthe House frappe), Cafe Lafitte In Exile (the oldest gay bar in the country), and Pat O’Brien’s, home of the hurricane cocktail.
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Address: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, USA
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Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery

Explore the historic heart of New Orleans’s mystery and revelry on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Hear tales of pirate captains, voodoo queens, and legendary Bourbon Street bars while exploring the city's multicultural legacy, and pay a visit to the oldest burial ground in town at the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — a must-do Big Easy experience that’s only possible with an official guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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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: 2 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

Take a walk through 300 years of New Orleans’ musical history on this 2-hour 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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New Orleans Voodoo Tour

Capture the spirit of New Orleans and the city’s voodoo culture on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the African-based spiritual folkways as you make your way to through New Orleans. Visit real voodoo altars, and hear stories about the voodoo practices that started over 100 years ago. Enter a mysterious world of spells and rituals, and gain a better understanding for the people who practiced them.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the rollicking history and ghostly legends of some of New Orleans’ most iconic locales on this walking tour of the French Quarter. Learn about the city’s roots as an 18th-century French colony and hear tales of famous former residents, from Creole aristocrats to voodoo priestesses. Visit neighborhood landmarks like Jackson Square, the French market, the Cabildo and Café du Monde, plus the captivating above-ground tombs of historic cemetery St Louis No. 1.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New Orleans Express Segway Tour

Enjoy more Segway riding and less talk on this one-hour tour through the French Quarter of New Orleans. Learn the basics of operating the Segway from your guide, then set off to see the French Quarter and beyond. Glide down Bourbon Street and along the banks of the Mississippi River, see Jackson Square and Louis Armstrong Park, and venture over to Frenchman’s Street and the Treme neighborhood. Travel with a small group of up to eight people and an informative guide who shares stories of this vibrant city.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skyvue VIP City Tour in New Orleans

Experience New Orleans' history without the hassle of planning transportation or wearing yourself out from too much walking with this city tour aboard a Skyvue vehicle. Catch sight of the city through the giant glass windows and ceiling as you ride through to popular attractions, such as New Orleans Museum of Art, Loyola University, Tulane University, St. Louis Cemetery, and Audubon Park. Along the way, go down the famous Bourbon Street and stop in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Carriage Trip of French Quarter from Orleans

Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a horse–drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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