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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour for Small GroupCultural Tours

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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour for Small Group

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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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New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo, and French Quarter Walking TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo, and French Quarter Walking Tour

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Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city and into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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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.
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New Orleans Food and History TourDining Experiences

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New Orleans Food and History Tour

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Go for the gastronomic gusto on a food‐filled walking tour of New Orleans! Journey with a savvy local guide to popular Creole eateries, markets, and artisanal shops to sample diverse foods that define Louisiana’s culinary landscape. Stopping at several locations, savor such classic bites as seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po'boys, and pralines. Along the way, meet local chefs and learn about New Orleans’ rich culinary history.
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Sinister Criminal Intentions - True Crime Tour

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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.
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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter, GraveyardHalf-day Tours

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

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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.
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Creolea Historical Tours / Port of Passage A journey of Slavery Walking TourLuxury Tours

Creolea Historical Tours / Port of Passage A journey of Slavery Walking Tour

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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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NCIS New Orleans Fan TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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NCIS New Orleans Fan Tour

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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.
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New Orleans Haunted History Ghost TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ dark side on this haunted history ghost tour. Hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide, and visit the French Quarter’s most infamous and eerie locations—hotspots for paranormal investigators and historical videographers. By the end, you’ll see the Vieux Carré in a different (and profoundly more ominous) light.
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New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking Tour

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Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District on the only tour that takes you inside a Garden District mansion.  On this 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 elaborate above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
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Double Plantation Tour in New OrleansDay Trips

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Double Plantation Tour in New Orleans

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Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this day tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French QuarterHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

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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).
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Mafia, Murder, Sex, and All That Jazz: New Orleans Adult Walking TourLuxury Tours

Mafia, Murder, Sex, and All That Jazz: New Orleans Adult Walking Tour

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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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New Orleans Garden District Small Group Walking and Storytelling TourLuxury Tours

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New Orleans Garden District Small Group Walking and Storytelling Tour

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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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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgeable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.
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New Orleans Garden District Architecture TourArchitecture Tours

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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

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New Orleans’ Garden District fascinates with historic mansions, impressive architecture, and colorful history, all framed by ancient live oak trees. On this tour, you’ll walk through the neighborhood learning the history and culture of the area from a local guide. The experience is complete with a stop at Lafayette Cemetery to learn about the city’s famous above-ground “Cities of the Dead.”
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Night Cemetery & Ghost BYOB Bus Tour in New Orleans

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Explore New Orleans’ ‘Cities of the Dead’ on the only ghost tour offering cemetery access after dark. While most haunted history tours stay in the bustling French Quarter, this one takes you into the silent, shadowy realms of some of the city’s oldest and most haunted graveyards. Hear chilling tales of paranormal activity while exploring the curious above-ground burial practices of these famous final resting places.
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New Orleans Sightseeing City TourBus Tours

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

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Maximize time in New Orleans with a sightseeing bus tour. Explore beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighborhoods including the Garden District, Treme, and the 9th Ward. Learn about city culture and history as you travel along Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue, and more. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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Whitney Plantation TourDay Trips

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Whitney Plantation Tour

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Travel back in time to the era of the antebellum South on a guided afternoon tour from New Orleans to the Whitney Plantation, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you tour the 18th-century Spanish Creole main house and historical slave cabins with a guide.
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Oak Alley Plantation TourHalf-day Tours

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Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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Experience the grandeur of New Orleans’ antebellum south on a half‐day tour of Oak Alley Plantation. Take a journey through time to the manicured estate and into the gorgeous home, built in 1839. View stunning architecture, oak‐lined esplanades, and enduring sugar cane fields while learning about the plantation’s fascinating – and often somber – histories from expert guides.
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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New OrleansHalf-day Tours

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Oak Alley or Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans

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Take a trip to either Oak Alley or Laura Plantation on this 4-hour tour from New Orleans. Explore the creole Laura Plantation, known for its historic representation of slave plantations. Or head further down to Oak Alley Plantation and stroll around the 300-year old oak trees that cover the plantation grounds with a 40-minute guided tour. See the ‘Big House,’ slave quarters, and beautiful architecture and gardens on either tour.
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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Explore one of New Orleans’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods on a walking tour of the Garden District. Admire the oak avenues and manicured landscaping that give this lush locale its name, and see some of America’s finest examples of historic southern architecture, including the ornate homes of local celebrities and famous former residents. Plus, visit the Garden District’s most haunted highlight, the above-ground tombs of legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
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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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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery TourCultural Tours

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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods on this 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.
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