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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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    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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    French Quarter Ghost & Legends Tour

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    You'll feel chills run down your spine as you embark on a paranormal adventure in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Your offbeat tour guide will share eerie facts as you go from location to location, visiting spots where ghost sightings and paranormal activity have been experienced throughout the city's history. You'll make your way to the legendary Vieux Carre, where hauntings still take place, and even grab a drink at a haunted bar. Police records, city archives, and professional investigations set the roadmap, piecing together an incredible haunted history and making believers out of the most serious of skeptics.
    French Quarter Ghost & Legends Tour

    723 St Peter St, New Orleans

    • Listen as your tour guide spills spooky secrets about ghost sightings and paranormal investigations
    • Get your heart racing as you visit a haunted bar
    • Experience the paranormal side of New Orleans
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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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    Voodoo, Mystery & Paranormal Tour

    How much do you know about voodoo? If your answer is "just the Hendrix album," then that's a props to you, but you still have a lot to learn. This 2 hour walking tour takes you on an exploration of New Orleans Voodoo. Learn about the witches living and practicing their craft in the French Quarter, and the Pirates who helped found New Orleans and hid their treasures in the surrounding area. Guests will visit locations where paranormal activity, like documented ghost and vampire sightings, have been a common occurrence for centuries. The tour guide will give the background on the ghosts and vampires who are still roaming around the old, uneven, and haunted streets New Orleans. During this tour you'll visit homes that belonged to a few of the vampires during the 1800's in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States! The French Quarter has taken on a mystical quality that will take your breath away -- and maybe your blood!
    Voodoo, Mystery & Paranormal Tour

    St. Anthony's Garden, New Orleans

    • Learn about New Orleans' strange voodoo and paranormal history
    • Hear stories of ongoing witchcraft and pirates' hidden treasure
    • Enjoy a hair-raising look into some of the French Quarter's mysterious locations
    • Try out the EMF Meter (AKA Paranormal Detector) to see if you catch any strange signs
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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