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    French Quarter Walking Tour

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    Famous for the beads and beers on Bourbon Street, the reality of the Vieux Carre far surpasses its Mardi-Gras reputation. In a city that dazzles the visitor with its remarkable architecture, the French Quarter is certainly a standout, with Spanish, Caribbean, French and American influences. Discover a district full of historic and current characters, from musicians to magicians to voodoo practitioners. You'll visit Bourbon Street, Tennessee Williams House, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, The Cabildo, William Faulkner House, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, among many other sites. Uncover the artists, pirates, authors, and priests of the real French Quarter.
    French Quarter Walking Tour

    700 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Discover the dazzling architecture and fascinating history of The French Quarter
    • Visit Bourbon Street, famous authors' homes, iconic churches, and other cultural landmarks
    • Learn about the district's famous and infamous residents, past and present
    • Get an inside look at one of New Orleans' most popular and storied districts
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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 Jazz Tour

    Few cities rival New Orleans’ nightlife thanks to its thrilling music scene. From authentic dixieland to big brass and every other jazz style in between, live music options are endless in the city that gave birth to the coolest genre in music. Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. You’ll visit a few favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of some of the city’s best local musicians. There’s nothing quite like a night out in ‘The Big Easy.’
    New Orleans Jazz Tour

    701 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Discover the origins of jazz in New Orleans as you take a scenic stroll around the beautiful Louis Armstrong park
    • Go on a historic journey through lesser-visited neighborhoods, either on foot or by streetcar
    • Check out Frenchmen Street’s most happening music venues and the local nightly art market
    • Enjoy a beer while soaking in the talents of some of the city’s best musicians
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    City Bus Tour

    Enjoy a grand overview of New Orleans, dubbed 'The City That Care Forgot,' on this comprehensive sightseeing coach tour that lets you absorb centuries of history, culture, sights and sounds!. Start in the world-famous French Quarter, a quaint, mysterious area full of colorful history, before heading to the historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, to visit a historical cemetery, one of New Orleans' 'Cities of the Dead.' Here, discover the unique above-ground burial system. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as you make your way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, where you'll see the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Following the path of the St Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world, pass stately mansions, the homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras and the beautiful Garden District. View Tulane University and Loyola University across from Audubon Park, home to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top five zoos in the nation. If you're looking to experience all the most iconic sights New Orleans has to offer, this tour is for you!
    City Bus Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Cover an extensive list of New Orleans highlights from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach bus
    • Explore famous neighborhoods and locations like the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and Bayou St. John
    • View Tulane University and Loyola University across from the beautiful Audubon Park
    • Hear interesting and informative commentary from your knowledgeable tour guide
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    New Orleans City Tour

    On this tour, you'll learn everything there is to know about New Orleans! From the famous red-light district of Storyville to the old Rampart/Perdido neighborhood where Louis Armstrong grew up, you'll be riding through all the best attractions! You'll explore the beautiful Garden District where many celebrity homes reside. Are you a fan of Sandra Bullock or Eli and Peyton Manning? Well, their homes are here! You'll also visit a couple cemeteries, including Holt Cemetery, the most historical below-ground black cemetery in the South. Many famous black musicians and honorable war veterans are laid to rest here. Towards the end of the tour, you'll even get to tour the Ninth Ward, which is still in the midst of rebuilding with help from organizations like Brad Pitt's Make it Right 9. New Orleans is such a diverse city, filled with history and rich culture -- there's no way you want to miss out on any of it!
    New Orleans City Tour

    124 St Charles Ave, New Orleans

    • Take a comprehensive tour of New Orleans, from the red-light district to the Rampart/Perdido neighborhood
    • Explore the beautiful Garden District, where many celebrity homes reside
    • Learn about the history behind some of New Orleans' famous cemeteries, such as the Holt Cemetery
    • Visit the Ninth Ward, which is still in the midst of rebuilding
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    French Quarter Food Tour

    Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To wake up your taste buds, you’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic breakfast pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love. Just make sure you watch the direction of the wind or else you might find yourself covered in powdered, sugary goodness! Next, head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market. Historically a place of diversity with products and people from all walks of life, today The French Market is a modern yet unique culinary space. You’ll be sure to stop for a local bite and get to know some of the colorful personalities who call this city home. From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palate-pleasing spots. You’ll sample both a classic New Orleans dish, as well as a delicacy that you’ve probably never seen outside Cajun country. With an abundance of seafood, a fertile eco-system within the bayou and a history of spice trading, you’ll begin to realize why everything here tastes so good. Do you have an affinity for the spicier side? Then adopt the ‘when-in-Rome’ attitude and unleash some of Louisiana's hottest and tastiest sauces on your taste buds. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all. On this tour, you’ll have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy amongst chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant. Finally, finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans. No room for more? Don’t worry, they don’t call it the Big Easy for nothing. You can take your praline to-go and indulge when your sweet tooth kicks in.
    French Quarter Food Tour

    768 Decatur Street, New Orleans

    • Taste New Orleans’ rich multicultural history through its mouth-watering cuisine
    • Experience the flavors of America’s oldest public market
    • Sample traditional delicacies, only available in Cajun country
    • Appreciate New Orleans’ clash of cultures with a cup of gumbo, the city’s most controversial dish
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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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    Food History Tour in the French Quarter

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    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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    Garden District & Cemetery Tour

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    Excluded from early 19th Century Creole society, newly arrived Yankees got to work creating their own city. The Garden District. "Lafayette City," as it was once known, is just a short streetcar ride from the French Quarter, but it feels like a world apart. You'll love exploring one of New Orleans's most desired neighborhoods, home to the rich, the famous, the strange -- and the dead! As you wander the cobblestone streets, you'll visit Colonel Short's Villa, Rosegate, Commander's Palace Restaurant, Manning House and Lafayette Cemetery. This walking tour is not just mansions and manicured gardens, but stories of legends, tragedy, epidemics, lost causes, movie stars, celebrity chefs, and haunted spirits.
    Garden District & Cemetery Tour

    2770 Prytania St, New Orleans

    • Tour the stunning neighborhood of The Garden District
    • Visit beautifully preserved 19th century mansions, gardens, and cemeteries
    • Learn about the Garden District's famous residents, past and present
    • Get an inside look at one of New Orleans' most desired and storied districts
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    12 positive reviews
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    French Quarter Tour: History Culture and Haunting

    You want to see all there is to New Orleans' French Quarter and learn about its ghostly history, but you don't have a lot time. Don't worry -- this French Quarter tour packs a week's worth of sightseeing into two hours. You'll walk through the local streets of the French Quarter listen to your friendly tour guide recount all the strange and interesting facts that make up this neighborhood's colorful past. Supernatural fan? You'll love hearing about famous ghost stories and learning about French Quarter's darkest incidents. You'll even have a chance to operate ghost hunting equipment. For the history buff, you'll learn about the pirates, prostitutes, and convicted felons that made up some the colorful characters of the legendary city. After stopping at fifteen remarkable stops, you'll be a French Quarter expert. This tour is super! -- Supernatural that is.
    French Quarter Tour: History Culture and Haunting

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Explore 15 of New Orlean's famous sites on a 2-hour walking tour
    • Learn about the rich history and learn why New Orleans in considered the most haunted city in the United States.
    • Have a chance to see real ghost hunting equipment operated by your tour guide.
    • Get an in depth and spooky tour of New Orleans' in only two hours
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