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    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    Nowhere is Louisiana's wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous. After a short coach ride across the Mississippi River, embark on a fascinating 2 hour boat trip through the swamps and bayous of New Orleans! Watch the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana unfold as you travel through the bayous and swamps in a custom built, all-weather boat.

    Your local guide will reveal the mysteries of this iconic Louisiana terrain as you observe the nesting grounds of native wildlife. Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes! Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.

    Along the way, learn all about Cajun culture and ingenuity - hear how Cajun people turned soup into gumbo, a famous Louisiana dish; the washboard into a musical instrument; and, of course, the swamps into a natural paradise. Your guide will also explain how these lush, untamed swamps and bayous are slowly disappearing. Learn about the efforts made to preserve and restore Louisiana's vanishing wetlands for future generations to enjoy. You'll return safely from the bayous with a return coach ride to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
    Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Take a boat ride through the famous swamps and bayous of New Orleans
    • Be on the lookout for indigenous alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds
    • Enjoy a coach ride through the area, then hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture
    • See fascinating sights and listen as your guide unveils mysteries of the iconic swamps and bayous
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    NOLA Original Cocktail Walking Tour

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    Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easy's vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants as you sip the city's iconic libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup. On the 2.5-hour tour, learn the classic stories behind these unique concoctions as you wander through the colonial architecture of one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods, drinking in history and culture as you go. Embark on your exploration of New Orleans' cocktail culture from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, right on the Mississippi River in the city's French Quarter. Your group of like-minded revelers will travel the neighborhood's historic streets, ducking in and out of watering holes and restaurants in buildings that still stand as beautiful examples of French and Spanish Colonial Architecture. While it's easy to get lost in the history of your surroundings, the real stars of the tour are the cocktails. Listen in as your guides reveal the stories behind each inventive libation and the characters that brought them to life. Learn the origins of Southern Comfort, a liqueur invented in New Orleans in 1874, and the even older story of the Sazerac, which dates back to 1850. Sample any of your favorites by purchasing a glass. You'll also get an inside peek into the city's oldest restaurant and its wine cellar and private dining rooms, where some of New Orleans' most important wheelings and dealings took place. Drink in the spirit of New Orleans by enjoying this 2.5-hour tour at the beginning of your visit to the Big Easy to pinpoint the stops you must revisit, or use it as an unexpected way to bid adieu to a city that's as rich in stories as it is in drinks to share them over. It's history with a twist!
    NOLA Original Cocktail Walking Tour

    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans

    • Discover the Big Easy's vibrant drinking culture with a cocktail walking tour
    • Explore the French Quarter's famous bars and most iconic restaurants
    • Learn the classic stories behind unique concoctions as you literally drink in the history
    • Wander through the colonial architecture of one of New Orleans' oldest neighborhoods
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    New Orleans Ghost Tour

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    Port cities see their share of humanity come and go, and New Orleans is no different. The spirits of the city's past inhabitants are just "dying" to be discovered on this extraordinary tour. You'll hear accounts of love-lured specters, tormented souls of war, vile traitors, and the sorrowful woes of the repentant dead as you visit haunted sites like Pirate Alley and Hotel Montelone, and learn the tales of those affected by Yellow Fever and true modern crimes. You'll even visit the filming locations for American Horror Story: Coven. Learn the Creole history of the Big Easy in the creepiest and scariest manner possible!
    New Orleans Ghost Tour

    Decatur St & Ursulines Ave, New Orleans

    • Tour the haunted sites of New Orleans' famous spirits
    • Hear the lurid tales as you visit sites like Pirate Alley and Hotel Montelone
    • Walk in the footsteps of tragic lovers, terrible traitors, victims of fate
    • Get an inside look at New Orleans' most storied districts
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    French Quarter Food & History Tour

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    New Orleans just wouldn't be New Orleans without its complex and delicious food culture. From beignets to po' boys to jambalaya, the French Quarter is home to some of the best flavors that the city has to offer. Learn about the New Orleans' history through a culinary lens, as your guide weaves together the lore of what dishes make up the city's food identity and why, and shares personal anecdotes about famous chefs and restaurants. You'll wander past iconic landmarks like St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square as you make your way towards Cafe Beignet, your destination for lunch. There, you'll be able to taste and sample the delectable dishes you discussed on your walk. You can try gumbo made from local seafood, hot sauces, muffalettas, pralines, and red beans and rice. You're sure to understand New Orleans on a much deeper and much fuller level.
    French Quarter Food & History Tour

    Decatur St & Ursulines Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the New Orleans' spectrum of culinary offerings on an engaging walking tour
    • Walk past iconic sites in the French Quarter on your way to a tasting of a huge array of classic New Orleans dishes
    • Learn the difference between Creole and Cajun food
    • Get unique insight into New Orleans' history and culture
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    Swamp Tour

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    This is one tour that bog(gle)s the mind. That's because you'll be penetrating deep into the Louisiana swampland for some guided backwater fun! You'll be riding as a passenger in a small boat capable of handling the shallow waters and narrow passages of maze-like cypress waterways, ensuring an adventure that will take you worlds away from the clamor of New Orleans. You'll have the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of an otherworldly quality in an seldom touched environment. Best of all, these area is overflowing with exotic southern wildlife, including alligators, turtles, feral hogs, egrets, and numerous water-dwelling birds. Your native guide will also offer you plentiful insights into the swamp ecology and natural history of area, making for an informative and well-rounded excursion. It's muddy, but it's good.
    Swamp Tour

    41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell

    • Embark on a guided swamp adventure on a small craft penetrating deep into the wild
    • Spot a host of wildlife unique to the area, from osprey to alligators
    • Experience an eclectic terrain that challenge your imagination
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    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Once your cruise has returned to New Orleans, take a journey back in time to the Antebellum South with a tour of two separate plantations. On your ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, often referred to as the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road," pass and hear about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Once you've arrived at Oak Alley Plantation, enjoy time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture, including a quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old! Next, travel to Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 displaying a different and unique culture. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves. Come experience this fully immersive tour of New Orleans historic past! Ride out to Oak Alley Plantation, passing and hearing about the Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen plantations along the way. Your guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation allows you time to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.

    Next visit the Laura Plantation, a Creole Plantation with historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    You can catch the tour at two different departure times or two locations.
    Westbank Plantation Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore two of New Orleans' most iconic plantations
    • Witness the beauty of Oak Alley Plantation, referred to as the "Grand Dame of the Great River Road"
    • Visit Laura Plantation, a beautiful and historic sugar plantation built in 1805
    • Enjoy fascinating commentary throughout your journey from an expert local guide
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    Voodoo Tour

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    Shrouded in mystery and secrecy -- and often misrepresented by popular culture and Hollywood depictions - Voodoo has long held reign in New Orleans legends, folklore, and history. The spirituality was hidden among the slaves of the 1700s, popularized and commercialized by the famous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in the 19th century, and still functions as an alternative religion in the modern day city. Covering topics like colonial slavery and the Haitian Rebellions, this tour will introduce you to the Congo Square and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Learn about Voodoo holidays, icons, and depictions in New Orleans and popular culture. You'll end with a stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples and a chance to pick up some New Orleans "gris-gris" to take home!
    Voodoo Tour

    806 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Tour the Voodoo hotspots of New Orleans on this mysterious tour
    • Visit iconic sites and museums, and learn about the history, development, and long term effects of Voodoo on New Orleans
    • Take home your own gris-gris talisman and stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples
    • Explore one of the most unique parts of New Orleans
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    Food History Tour in the French Quarter

    Let Doctor Gumbo be your guide through the French Quarter as you tour up to 7 locations where you'll savor some of the best food in New Orleans. Learn all about the culinary history of the city as you sample classic fare such as Creole brisket, muffulettas, pralines, po boys and (of course) gumbo. You'll step back in time as you hear about restaurant family dynasties and visit locations that have been serving up dishes since before the Civil War. You might even meet some of the famous chefs responsible for your delicious bites (if they're not too busy cooking up a culinary storm). With 9 different samplings and endless food for thought, this tour is bound to leave you satisfied.
    Food History Tour in the French Quarter

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Taste the deliciously diverse cuisine of New Orleans as you stroll the French Quarter
    • Enjoy 9 dishes including gumbo, po boys, and pralines
    • Learn all about the cultures that shaped the culinary scene
    • Take your taste buds on a tour they'll never forget
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    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    This tour's gravy is in its... graves. That's because you'll be checking out New Orleans' oldest and most infamous cemetery: St. Louis No. 1. This city of the dead features narrow passages lined with above ground vaults, and eerie and ornate architecture. You'll be led by a local storyteller who will regale you with the history of the site, including tales of its most notorious resident, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. That's good news, since only with an Archdiocese approved tour guide can you gain access these hallowed grounds. Get lost in the site's labyrinthine passages and your own imagination, and unearth one of the hidden treasures of the French Quarter.
    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Tour the ornate passages of New Orleans' oldest above-ground cemetery: St. Louis No. 1
    • Learn about the history of the cemetery from an Archdiocese-approved tour guide
    • Explore a full block containing over 700 tombs and 100,000 dead
    • Enjoy a glimpse into New Orlean's early culture and enjoy stories of its resting inhabitants
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    Night Sightseeing Flight

    See the bright lights of New Orleans at night on a sightseeing flight over the city! While listening to commentary from the pilot, relax in a small sightseeing plane. Gaze down at illuminated city attractions such as the Port of New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Mississippi River and more, and admire nighttime views of the French Quarter. If there is a sight that you particularly want to see, simply let the pilot know! The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to the sights that your group wants to see. Board your four seat airplane at the Flight Academy of New Orleans, take a seat, and then soar into the air above the city. Watch the flashing lights of the runway fade as the white lights of the city dominate the nightscape stretched before you. As you soar through the skies above the Mississippi River, listen to your pilot's tales about the city and its countless sights. Hear about different New Orleans neighborhoods as you pass above the French Quarter, and admire the streetlights casting a glow on its architecture. Peer past the lit-up skyscrapers of the Central Business District and soar around Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where New Orleans Saints American football team play. Loop around the domed stadium and have your camera ready to capture sights of the Port of New Orleans with its 2-mile (3-km) wharf. Glide a short distance from downtown New Orleans to admire aerial views of Southern Louisiana's bayous--the slow-moving streams of water around the Mississippi River. After admiring the nighttime views of the county's famous wetlands, loop back into the city and touch down at the start point where your experience finishes.
    Night Sightseeing Flight

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Take flight over the illuminated New Orleans attractions at night with a professional pilot
    • Learn the history and cultural backgrounds of the city with live commentary
    • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Port of New Orleans
    • Gaze out Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River from a window-side seat
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