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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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    Boos! and Booze French Quarter Hauntings Tour

    "Pass the Boos!" and enjoy one of Travel + Leisure's Top 5 New Orleans Tours, because we're going to explore inside haunted locations and tour the time-enshrouded streets of the French Quarter while enjoying New Orleans' classic cocktails! Call it a Haunted Pub Crawl, call it a Haunted Cocktail Tour, or call it a Ghost Cocktail Tour, but it's history that is literally both ghosts...and spirits! The Boos! & Booze French Quarter Hauntings Tour delves into the ghostly tales and violent underbelly of New Orleans while also enlightening about the surprisingly tasty history of cocktails in the haunted establishments and environs that helped make them famous. The supernatural has never been so intoxicating!
    Boos! and Booze French Quarter Hauntings Tour

    813 Bienville St, New Orleans

    • Experience one of Travel + Leisure's Top 5 New Orleans Tours
    • Thrill to this haunted bar crawl that includes ghost stories & the history of classic cocktails
    • Visit documented locations, both inside and out, of spirit encounters in New Orleans' French Quarter
    • Enjoy an included alcoholic beverage (21+ years only!)
    • Revel in a small, intimate tour group
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    French Quarter in 75 Minutes

    It may be called the French Quarter, but you'll get to know 100% of the areas vibrant history on this informative tour! (Ok, maybe not 100%...but definitely more than a quarter.) Spend 75 minutes getting to know the French Quarter alongside a local guide who will give you an insider's perspective around fabled Jackson Square. You'll spend time visiting notable landmarks and enjoying a look at some of New Orleans' 19th-century architecture. As you walk, your guide will offer fun facts, and cultural and historical insights, covering such topics as the Great Fire and drama behind the buildings that dominate Jackson Square. Learning about the Big Easy just got...easier!
    French Quarter in 75 Minutes

    615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans

    • Relax on an inexpensive, one hour and fifteen minute walking adventure centered around Jackson Square
    • Enjoy entrance into the 1850 House Museum
    • Revel in a small, intimate tour group
    • Learn about Creoles and Cajuns and their cuisines, the Mississippi River and iconic French Quarter buildings
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    Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

    Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city's most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Your guide will explain the unique above-ground burial custom and will give you an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo. Haunting adventures await you during this cemetery and voodoo walking tour through New Orleans. Follow your guide through St Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most famous of the three St Louis cemeteries. You may recall it as the site from the classic movie Easy Rider or perhaps by its most notorious 'resident' Marie Laveau, the late Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

    Your professional guide will recount the background of both the famous and infamous people who are buried there. You can make a wish or, if you dare, cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau. Hear spooky stories of how this voodoo master was able to be in two places at once. You'll also learn about New Orleans' unique above-ground burial custom and hear various society tombs--grand mausoleums built to entomb and commemorate members of professional, benevolent, and ethnic organizations. These macabre monuments include the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society tomb which provided the eerie backdrop for Easy Rider.

    Throughout your tour, you'll get an in-depth view at the evolution of voodoo -- the practice of witchcraft with an African religious heritage. Often dismissed as a cult or superstition, plenty of New Orleans residents believe in its powers. Voodoo rites and traditions are still observed. Small shops sell tools of the trade with herbs, oils, powders, candles and more recognizable items such as voodoo dolls and gris-gris--voodoo amulets. By the end of your tour, you'll understand the meaning of the gris-gris as well as take home some voodoo charms of your own with the mysterious objects found in your souvenir bag!
    Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Embark on a voodoo tour of New Orleans and follow the ghosts of the iconic city's mysterious past
    • Tour one of the city's most haunted cemeteries and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen
    • Get an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo from your expert guide
    • Take home some voodoo charms of your own in your souvenir bag
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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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    Walking Tour of Treme, The Cultural Heartbeat of New Orleans

    Who can say 'no' to the most important laundromat in Rock and Roll history? This Treme tour features that and more, all seen through the eyes of a local with firsthand knowledge of the neighborhood's culture and history. Treme was originally settled by Creoles, and today is not only know as the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States, but as a hotbed of artistic innovation. This area gave birth to some of the greatest icons of jazz, including Alphonse Picou and Trombone Shorty, and features numerous widely applauded contemporary artists and craftsmen. Check out some of the area's notable architecture near Congo Square and Storyville, and take a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Slave to learn about the history of slavery the state. And then there's that laundromat.
    Walking Tour of Treme, The Cultural Heartbeat of New Orleans

    718 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Walk New Orleans' Treme and learn about the neighborhood's African-American culture
    • Explore music history in one of the nation's foremost Jazz hubs, and discover local art
    • Experience the sights, sounds and smells while touring Congo Square and Storyville
    • Enjoy getting to know one of the most city's most inspirational and joyful areas
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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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    Architectural and Sightseeing Tour

    Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this guided tour! After pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your architectural tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New Orleans. Ride along the city's stately streets, passing jewels of architectural styles in the French Quarter, Bayou St John and Garden District, and enjoy guided walking tours of St Louis Cemetery #3 and the Longue Vue House and Gardens -- a Classical Greek Revival mansion filled with artifacts spanning the breadth of its history. This small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people ensures a more personalized experience. After pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your architecture tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New Orleans. See the Pontalba Buildings of Jackson Square, admire St Louis Cathedral and enjoy a view of the Mississippi River. Along Esplanade Avenue, you'll pass by the French Market, the old US Mint and some elegant mansions.

    Next, hop off your van and stretch your legs at the historic St Louis Cemetery #3. During a guided walking tour, see some of its many societal tombs, such as the Hellenic Orthodox community and the Dante Lodge of Masons, which represent the varied backgrounds of New Orleans' former residents.

    Back on your van, travel along peaceful Bayou St John, where you'll see houses from the late 1700s. Stop for refreshments and rest rooms after a drive through City Park, home to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and centuries-old live oaks.

    Make your way along Lake Pontchartrain's shores, where you'll learn about the levee system and see one of the longest causeway bridges in the world, and then arrive at your final stop - the Longue Vue House and Gardens. Peer through the window of time during a guided tour that reveals 20 rooms of antiques, specialty collections and art -- all nestled amid 8 acres (3 hectares) of regal gardens.

    On the drive back to your hotel, you'll pass through Uptown and along St Charles Avenue, where the grand colonial mansions of the Garden District are some of the most beautiful in all the South.
    Architectural and Sightseeing Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore the heritage and beauty of New Orleans' period homes during this guided tour
    • Learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city from your local guide
    • Pass by the jewels of neighborhoods like the French Quarter, Bayou St. John, and Garden District
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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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