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    Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour and Breakfast

    You can’t decide which you love more… the culinary arts or visual arts. Pancakes or paintings. Crepes or canvases. Well, why not visit the Degas house for an authentic Creole breakfast, followed by an award-winning guided tour? Enjoy your cooked-to-order, homemade breakfast with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa before you go on the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, led by one of Degas’ great-grand nieces. On this tour, you’ll explore the historic home, museum, and even Degas’ studio. You’ll get to view the award-winning documentary Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn, plus the Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour, based on references to the area in Degas’ New Orleans letters. Don’t leave your stomach rumbling as you experience this captivating tour -- let Degas House worry about food so you don’t have to!
    Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour and Breakfast

    2306 Esplanade Ave , New Orleans

    • Enjoy an authentic Creole breakfast before you immerse yourself in the world of Edgar Degas
    • Explore both Degas houses with one of Degas’ great-grandnieces leading the way
    • Sip on a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa during your cooked-to-order homemade meal
    • Take advantage of the included Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour
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    Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans Tour

    “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.” Sounds like Louis had a sense of humor too! This walking tour takes visitors on the important historic sites related to Louis Armstrong’s life in New Orleans. The tour begins in the French Quarter and includes historic sites where he stayed and played as an adult, especially his 1965 homecoming. It continues to the Storyville/Basin Street area where he worked as a youth, and then leads to the “back o’ town” section of the Central Business District where he grew up. The 400 block of South Rampart and the City Hall/Duncan Plaza are the special focus here. The tour ends up at the historic Little Gem Saloon, where one can catch a live jazz performance and get a drink and a bite to eat at happy hour. Who knows, maybe you’ll even hear a little Louis music.
    Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans Tour

    518 Conti St, New Orleans

    • Enjoy a 2 hour walking tour that explores Louis Armstrong’s life in NOLA
    • Explore the French Quarter and see where he played during his 1965 homecoming
    • Visit the Basin Street area to see where young Louie used to work!
    • Finish at the LIttle Gem Saloon for food and a live jazz performance
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    Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

    Love Edgar Degas? Then why not come over to the Degas house for an award-winning guided tour? Led by one of Degas’ great-grand nieces, you’ll explore the historic home where the artist stayed in 1872. You’ll even get to see Degas’ studio, where he produced paintings like A Cotton Office in New Orleans, the only work purchased by a museum in his lifetime. To further immerse yourself in the world of Degas, you’ll get to view the award-winning documentary Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn. You’ll also experience the Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour, which is based on references to the area in Degas’ New Orleans letters. Don’t miss out on this captivating tour of the famed impressionist painter!
    Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

    2306 Esplanade Ave , New Orleans

    • Enjoy the award-winning Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
    • Explore both Degas houses with one of Degas’ great-grandnieces leading the way
    • View the award-winning documentary Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn
    • Experience the included Creole Neighborhood of Edgar Degas Walking Tour
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    Edgar Degas House Tour

    Led by the great-grandniece of the famous Impressionist artist himself, this guided tour of the historic Degas House takes you through Edgar Degas’ former New Orleans home and art studio. Experience first-hand the setting that inspired many of his masterpieces, and tour the surrounding Creole neighborhood to see locations referenced in Degas' New Orleans letters. Take a walk along New Orleans’ tree-lined Esplanade Avenue to the Degas House, the only home of Degas anywhere in the world that’s open to the public. This historic house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is included in the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Here, you’ll meet the great-grandnieces of the legendary French Impressionist artist himself. One of these professional art historians will be your guide for this walking tour, providing you with personal insight and intimate details about the artist’s life and work. Start by watching the award-winning documentary Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn. Travel back in time to the 1800s to when Degas was one of the leading artists of the French Impressionist movement. As you’ll learn, his full talent didn’t truly emerge until he spent a year living at the house with his family, prominent New Orleans cotton brokers, from 1872 to 1873. According to art historians and Degas scholars, all of his 18 paintings made in New Orleans were created in this house. You’ll tour both the two main houses – which double now as a museum and bed and breakfast – as well as the courtyard and the artist’s studio. Beautifully restored period furnishings are on display inside the house, re-creating the ambience of Degas' times. As you wander, you’ll see first-hand the settings outside of Paris that inspired many of Degas’ most famous paintings, and you’ll admire reproductions of his paintings adorned the walls. Be sure to check out the gift shop for one-of-a-kind Degas-inspired souvenirs!
    Edgar Degas House Tour

    2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Explore the former home and art studio of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas
    • Learn intimate details about this historic home from your guide, Degas’ actual great-grandniece
    • See first-hand where Degas found inspiration for many of his greatest masterpieces
    • Peruse the gift shop for unique Degas-inspired souvenirs
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    Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Mardi Gras with this all-access tour of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Perfect for the whole family, this guided tour shows you where the magnificent floats for the famous Mardi Gras parades are made. Witness the hard work and artistic skill that goes into every float, and learn about the history of the festive Mardi Gras tradition from your guide. Try on Mardi Gras costumes, pose with props, and enjoy a slice of famous King Cake after your tour!
    Hop on the complimentary shuttle from any of its 20 convenient downtown New Orleans locations. When you arrive at Mardi Gras World, located on the beautiful riverfront, you’ll be greeted by your friendly, knowledgeable guide for a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of this famous facility.

    Explore the warehouses where artisans create spectacular Mardi Gras floats that are used in more than 40 parades each year. Admire the intricate designs and vibrant colors of these interesting, one-of-a-kind creations as your guide explains their meanings. Wandering through these magical studio spaces, you’ll see firsthand the skillful craftsmanship that goes into every float, giving you unique insight into the hard work, creativity and extensive planning that goes into such a grand celebration.

    Your guide will teach you about the history of this unique and festive tradition that goes beyond its modern-day reputation of wild celebration antics.

    Snap photos in front of the floats, pose with props, and try on Mardi Gras costumes with your friends and family. Top your experience off with a piece of King Cake, a delicious Mardi Gras tradition!
    Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of the Mardi Gras parade with this all-access tour
    • Learn about the history of the festive Mardi Gras tradition from your expert guide
    • Try on Mardi Gras costumes, pose with props, and enjoy a slice of famous King Cake
    • Witness the hard work and artistic skill that goes into every magnificent float
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    Roots of Jazz Tour

    Think you couldn’t possibly be any more jazzed about your trip to New Orleans? This 2-hour walking tour might have you singing a different tune! You’ll explore the city’s place of prominence in the history of jazz music, visiting sites in both the French Quarter and the Central Business District. You’ll step back in time to the early 20th century when jazz music was on the rise, while stopping by some of the city’s great jazz venues of the past and present. Included among the stops are the Roosevelt Hotel’s renowned Sazerac Bar, where you’ll take a mid-tour break, and the Little Gem Saloon, where the tour will complete. During your walk, a local guide and storyteller will enhance the experience with anecdotes of some of the jazz greats, including the iconic Louis Armstrong, who grew up on the 400 block of South Rampart. Jazz music and New Orleans. Goes together like peanut butter & jelly.
    Roots of Jazz Tour

    518 Conti St, New Orleans

    • Explore the city of New Orleans through the lens of its jazz music heritage
    • Visit historic venues and landmarks in both the French Quarter and Central Business District
    • Hear stories about the city’s jazz legends, including Louis Armstrong
    • Enjoy a themed introduction of New Orleans that will enrich and inform
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    Roots to Rock Walking Tour

    Searching for a New Orleans tour that marches to a different beat? Then this exploration of the city’s jazz, funk, and rock roots ought to be music to your ears! You’ll travel through the city’s historic and rich cultural center, the French Quarter, where some of the best music venues in the country can be found. As you walk, a local guide and storyteller will mesmerize you with anecdotes about New Orlean’s place in the history of the record industry, and even play a few samples to help shape the experience. Highlights include Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, Preservation Hall, J&M Studios, and some of the likewise special locales that have been touched by music history. This is a New Orleans experience that’s worth singing about!
    Roots to Rock Walking Tour

    518 Conti St, New Orleans

    • Explore the French Quarter through the lens of its musical heritage
    • Learn about the jazz, funk, and rock legends that have called New Orleans home
    • Visit the venues such as the legendary J&M Studios and Preservation Hall
    • Listen to music samples designed to help inform and strengthen the tour
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    Mardi Gras Parade Premium Viewing Stands

    Mardi Gras in New Orleans is grander than ever, and you won't miss a moment of it if you grab a prime parade viewing spot. Treat yourself to a fantastic view of the merry madness of New Orleans' Mardi Gras from a private viewing stand along the parade route. With this Viator Exclusive, you get up-close views of all the action from a large balcony. The viewing stands also includes private access to portable restrooms and plenty of food and beverage options nearby (additional fee). Upgrade to savor a gourmet buffet full of New Orleans specialties during the Fat Tuesday parade on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Make sure to bring along a bag to store all the colorful beads that are tossed from the floats!
    Mardi Gras Parade Premium Viewing Stands

    400 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

    • See the merriment of Mardi Gras from a prime parade viewing spot
    • Enjoy the option of upgrading to include a variety of food and drinks
    • Catch all the action from a large private balcony
    • Find your favorite famous New Orleans krewes in the parade
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    Jazz Tour and Concert at Preservation Hall Jazz Club-activity no longer offered through Viator (MI 06/06/16)

    Experience the best of the Big Easy’s musical heritage on this jazz walking tour and concert combination! Explore the history of jazz as you walk through the French Quarter with your professional guide, hearing lively commentary and stories about New Orleans’ music scene. Walk down Bourbon Street to visit a club that is dedicated to preserving jazz, and take a seat to sip a complimentary cocktail as you listen to lively tunes. End your night with VIP seats at Preservation Hall, which has featured fantastic local jazz musicians for more than 50 years! Meet your guide at Jax Brewery and slip your Mardi Gras beads over your head as you start your stroll through the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Walk down Bourbon Street to visit a club that is dedicated to preserving jazz. Here, take a seat and sip a complimentary cocktail as you listen to lively tunes. Afterward, follow your guide along Bourbon Street, learning how this area evolved into a must-see destination for visitors. Your guide shares stories about the roots of jazz in New Orleans and how the city shaped this classic American musical form. Stop at Musical Legends Park where you get a VIP seat in the outdoor patio to hear more fantastic music by accomplished jazz musicians. You also get to enjoy your choice of a complimentary cocktail or coffee and beignets. Before you go, be sure to get a fun photo with one of the bronze statues of New Orleans musical royalty that decorate the garden. Your guided walking tour concludes at nearby Preservation Hall. Say farewell to your guide outside then head indoors to your exclusive second-row VIP seats. Preservation Hall started in 1961 at a time when jazz had lost its popularity; the small local jam sessions attracted so much attention that the venue evolved into a premier showplace for New Orleans jazz. Tonight, you get to enjoy a fantastic 45-minute concert, with both veteran and up-and-coming musicians playing great tunes. Your night of top-notch music, history, and refreshments — available exclusively with this VIP package — wraps up close to midnight at Preservation Hall.
    Jazz Tour and Concert at Preservation Hall Jazz Club-activity no longer offered through Viator (MI 06/06/16)

    620 Decatur Street, New Orleans

    • Experience the best of the Big Easy’s musical heritage on this jazz walking tour and concert combination
    • Learn the history of jazz as you travel through the French Quarter with a professional guide
    • Visit three jazz clubs and enjoy live music and two complimentary cocktails
    • Enjoy VIP seating for a New Orleans jazz show at Preservation Hall
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