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    Ghost and Vampire Haunted Walking Tour

    What vacation is complete without a little disease and disaster? And maybe some vampires for good measure? This New Orleans tour will help you get your fill on all things mayhem, as you learn about some of the French Quarter’s many haunted tails and unsolved mysteries. You’ll be participating in a walking tour led by local who know’s all of the Quarter’s darkest secrets. Uncover the mystery of Madame LaLaurie and the check out the LaLaurie Mansion, hear urban legends about ghosts and vampires known to prowl the streets, and find out the true nature of the magic that holds this famed city in its grasp. Oh, and throw in a few unsolved murders and tragic suicides for good measure. Just because.
    Ghost and Vampire Haunted Walking Tour

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Embark on a storytelling tour of New Orleans featuring some of its most harrowing urban legends
    • Tour the French Quarter with a knowledgeable guide who will introduce you to its expansive culture
    • Check out some of the neighborhood’s mythical haunts, including the LaLaurie Mansion
    • Enjoy the thrill of being seriously frightened as you let your imagination run wild
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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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    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    If you want to know The Big Easy inside out, you’d better come on this exciting, full-day excursion! After being picked up at your hotel in a luxury mini-coach, you’ll pass through the streets of the French Quarter, and learn about its fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll travel down Esplanade Avenue, lined with Creole mansions, where you’ll stop for a short cemetery tour at St. Louis #3, home to New Orleans’ most elaborate tombs. From there, you’ll follow the St. Charles Streetcar line and explore the Garden District, home to such celebrities as Nicolas Cage and Sandra Bullock! Afterwards, you’ll venture into the Barataria Swamps and Wetlands to explore the Cajuns of the Bayou in the comfort of your covered Swamp Tour Boat. You’ll see a 2,000 year old Indian Burial Mound, wildlife of the swamps including gators, and so much more!
    City & Bayou Barataria Swamp Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the streets of the French Quarter, the historic Esplanade Avenue, the Garden District, the Barataria Swamps, and more!
    • Enjoy a quick stop in City Park where you can purchase refreshments
    • Witness the rich ecology of the Bayou swampland, home to snakes, fur animals, gators, and more
    • Cover nearly 300 years of New Orleans history, culture, architecture, and culinary habits on this must-do tour
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    NOLA Original Cocktail Walking Tour

    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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    Vampire Tour

    Are there vampires prowling the night in the French Quarter of New Orleans? Venture into the realm of the city’s undead and find out! Visit the dark and mysterious world of the undead on this popular New Orleans vampire tour. Walk with your theatrical guide through the French Quarter and hear haunting legends of famous vampires – ‘real’ and fictional. Visit sites associated with these creatures of the night, where you’ll hear chilling tales and learn of scandalous acts. Stop at a notable vampire tavern as well as movie locations from ‘Interview With a Vampire’ and other blood-sucking stories. Be sure to bring garlic along – just in case!
    Are there vampires prowling the night in the French Quarter of New Orleans? Follow your offbeat, theatrical guide into the dark realm of the city’s undead and find out!

    Escape into the streets on your 2-hour vampire tour, departing from Saint Louis Cathedral. Your tour guide will provide an eerie, chilling yet fun-filled adventure as you walk to famous sites and hear about true-to-life vampire-style crimes.

    Visit the mysterious world associated with creatures of the night, including a trip to a noted vampire tavern. You’ll see onsite movie locations for Interview with a Vampire and other sites of fictional creations. As you round dark corners, keep an eye out for bloodthirsty vampires creeping through the antebellum streets of the French Quarter by dusk.

    Learn about vampire scandals and stories pulled from city police reports, archives, diaries, and newspaper interviews… only you can decide if these vampires are real or imagined!
    Vampire Tour

    615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans

    • Follow your theatrical guide through the historic French Quarter to sites associated with these creatures
    • Hear about the haunting tales and scandalous acts of famous vampires, both “real” and fictional
    • Stop at a notable vampire tavern as well as movie locations from “Interview With A Vampire"
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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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    New Orleans Ghost Tour

    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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    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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    Ghosts of New Orleans Tour

    Hauntings abound in the French Quarter. This is, after all, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, so it has witnessed the most cruel and bloody acts in the city’s history. On this 2-hour tour, you’ll be taken through some of the Quarter’s most notoriously haunted locations, including the LaLaurie Mansion, the Sultan’s Palace, haunted hotels and restaurants, and many secret stops along the way. And if you don’t enjoy your tour, you’ll get a full refund. So come and learn, if you dare, of the murder, suicides, demonic forces, and horrendous crimes that took place at every location you visit, and see why so many souls are unable to leave the French Quarter.
    Ghosts of New Orleans Tour

    511 Marigny St , New Orleans

    • Take a spooky, riveting tour of the most haunted sites of the French Quarter
    • See infamous locations such as the LaLaurie Mansion, the Sultan’s Palace, and more
    • Allow your storyteller guide to reveal to you the horrific backstories of different spots
    • Get the real haunted New Orleans experience
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    Private Gondola Tour

    An airy laugh. Batting eyes. Blossoming amore. Some guy standing behind you with a knowing smile. Add a pinch of Venice to your New Orleans jambalaya with a romantic gondola getaway! Settle into a handcrafted Venetian love boat, and sluice your way through City Park’s alluring lagoons. You’ll have a full fifty minutes to soak in a puddle of pheromones, gasp at surreal sights, and lose yourselves in each other’s irises. Add to the ambiance with recorded Italian tunes, and dine on little nibbles of encouragement: cheese, crackers, and cioccolato! Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and make a toast to fluttering hearts! Or, bring a few guests and make it an altogether different sort of experience! Each gondola can ferry up to four additional passengers for a small extra fee. Say, that’s just enough room for a poet, a sketch artist, a sitar player, and your mom!
    Private Gondola Tour

    8 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans

    • Escape into the lagoons of City Park with a romantic gondola tour
    • Take in the sights as you listen to soothing Italian music
    • Bring your favorite wine or champagne, and dine on complimentary snacks
    • Treat yourself and your significant other to a stirring New Orleans experience
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