All Things To Do In Orleans

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    The Garden District Food Tour

    Eat your way around New Orleans' culinary hotspots on a 4-hour food tour, led by a food-loving local guide! Showcasing the much-loved eateries around St Charles Avenue and the Garden District, the tour includes at least four food stops plus trivia aplenty about the city's gastronomic heritage. Sample belt-busting staples such as a pork belly slider as well as seductively sweet candy and more; it's the perfect way to discover New Orleans institutions plus places that only locals seem to know. After meeting your guide in New Orleans' French Quarter, set off on your stroll around the city to learn about its culinary history while scouting out its top eateries. Founded by the French, the city holds the country's influence close to its heart, and French classics--albeit with a New Orleans twist--feature on its restaurant menus alongside the distinctive Creole and Cajun dishes of Louisiana.

    One of the city's burgeoning food hotspots is the area around St Charles Avenue and the upmarket Garden District. Head there on foot and start sampling dishes aplenty in the eateries that many city visitors miss. Dishes and venues may change on occasion, but your route always includes at least four food stops that collectively provide enough food for a meal.

    Visit the Avenue Pub, a real locals' favorite, to try the chef's surprise and a craft beer, and then continue to Pralines by Jean for a selection of traditional New Orleans candy and pralines. Peruse the wares at Fleurty Girl, a sell-everything-store where goods are made by local New Orleanians, and sample Irish-inspired fare at the lively Irish House pub.

    Treat your tastebuds to contemporary southern classics such as a pork belly slider in the traditional Tivoli and Lee restaurant. Then, head to Belloq, cocktail lounge and New Orleans institution, to watch their mixologists create a 19th-century-style punch. Finish your food tour on a high note with a glass of the fruity alcoholic brew, and then walk back to the French Quarter with your guide, where your tour finishes.
    The Garden District Food Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Eat your way around New Orleans's culinary hotspots on a fun and informative walking food tour
    • Listen as your food-loving local guide showcases the much-loved eateries around St Charles Avenue and the Garden District
    • Sample belt busting classics and answer trivia about the city's gastronomic heritage
    • Discover New Orleans's famous institutions plus places that only locals seem to know
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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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    Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise

    Soak up the beauty of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez, an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat that will take you on an old-time ride along the Mississippi River! On this Sunday brunch cruise, travel along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music and savoring a lovely buffet brunch. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat will whisk you away to the romance and ambiance of yesteryear. Don't forget your camera, as you'll have amazing panoramic photo opportunities of the iconic New Orleans' skyline! Head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter for your 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise. Board the Steamboat Natchez, an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat that will take you on an old-time ride along the Mississippi River. This steam-powered vessel has everything from a museum-quality engine room to a megaphone to call the ship's orders. As you steam ahead on the Mississippi River, enjoy marvelous views of New Orleans' skyline while being treated to live music performed by a jazz trio. There is also live narration on board. Inside the cabin or on the outside decks, sit down to a delectable Louisiana-style buffet brunch. Savor dishes such as egg frittatas, Creole shrimp, cheese grist, bread pudding and fresh fruit, all tasty Louisiana favorites! Drinks including mimosas, punch and Bloody Marys are available for purchase. Your brunch cruise ends back at the French Quarter with plenty of time to continue your New Orleans sightseeing on land.
    Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise

    600 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Indulge in a luxurious brunch on an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat
    • Snap amazing panoramic photos of the beautiful New Orleans' skyline
    • Savor a brunch buffet full of traditional favorites as you listen to live jazz music
    • Hear live narration about the sights and locations you leisurely cruise by
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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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    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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    Laura Plantation Tour

    Discover the fascinating history of the Laura Plantation in New Orleans. You will explore the grounds and slave quarters as you hear amazing historic stories from your tour guides. Did you know the Br'er Rabbit story was first recorded at this plantation? The mansion has its own history and secrets for you to discover. You will also learn about the fire that almost destroyed the beautiful home and how it was saved. See the rebuilt areas for yourself and judge them.
    Laura Plantation Tour

    2014 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans

    • Go on a historical plantation tour in New Orleans
    • Explore the slave quarters at the Laura Plantation
    • Discover the truth behind the Br'er Rabbit story
    • Learn about the rebuilding process at the plantation
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    Salsa Footwork & Shines

    Salsa on the dance floor? Sounds like a slippery mess... unless you've trained with the best. And Crescent Lotus Dance Studio just happens to be the best, lucky for you. Come on down and work on your footwork and shines in this aptly named class. You'll learn to put the finishing touches on your salsa routine, bringing your moves from drab to fab. OK, they weren't drab before... but they'll certainly be well improved! This is a great chance to get in a pleasant work out as well. You'll get a relaxing cardiovascular pump, all the while meeting new friends in a comfortable environment. Then afterwards, you can feast on some delicious salsa. You'd have earned it!
    Salsa Footwork & Shines

    3143 Calhoun St, New Orleans

    • Learn the basics of salsa dancing, courtesy of an expert instructor who knows how to get the most out of every student
    • Practice the basic steps in isolation before putting them in motion to the music
    • Get in great shape with this rousing cardiovascular exercise
    • Make new friends in a warm and welcoming environment
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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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    New Orleans Swamp Tour

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land, and along the way you'll discover the creatures and characters that call the place their home. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands! Don't forget your camera, because along the way you'll have several chances to encounter the region's wildlife. You just might run into Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Swamp Raccoons, Owls, Gulls, Herons, and -- gasp -- Gators! Fingers crossed! All tour boats are fully-narrated and protected from the sun and rain. Meaning: Rain or shine, you've got no excuse to miss this tour!
    New Orleans Swamp Tour

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps with an expert local guide
    • Learn about life on the bayou and enjoy the thrill of cruising through the swamps
    • Catch a few crocodiles as you gaze over the waters from the safety of the tour boat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Swamp Tour (with Hotel Pickup)

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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 (with Hotel Pickup)

    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
    • Includes transportation to and from New Orleans
    • Experience an eclectic terrain that challenges your imagination
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    3 positive reviews

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