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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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    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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    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!
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    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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    Food and History Tour

    Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we eat leftovers from the fridge! This New Orleans food tour has every culinary taste covered. With a history-savvy guide leading the way, you'll walk from classic Creole restaurants and neighborhood sandwich shops to hot sauce bars and artisanal candy stores. Visit up to seven locations to sample diverse foods representing the breadth of Louisiana's culinary heritage, including dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys and pralines. Learn about the historical origins of each cuisine and, when possible, hear the chefs discuss their influences. Better eat up before you have to scrounge around your fridge again!
    Food and History Tour

    310 Chartres St, New Orleans

    • Get a taste for NOLA the best way you possibly can -- through it's food!
    • Follow your history-savvy guide to sample the diverse food of Louisiana's culinary heritage
    • Try dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys, and much more
    • Enjoy a day of eating and walking, getting to know NOLA's history along the way
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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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    Fly a Plane in New Orleans!

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    Learn how to fly a plane in New Orleans on an exhilarating 50-minute flying lesson that includes sights of the mighty Mississippi River, the historical French Quarter and Mercedes-Benz Superdome! The must-do experience includes 20 minutes of on-ground tuition, followed by 30 minutes in the air under the watchful eye of the pilot -- an instructor certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Help control the plane during takeoff and landing, and enjoy your airborne time to take control and maneuver the plane through the skies! No license or prior experience is necessary. Meet your pilot at the Flight Academy of New Orleans, and spend the first 20 minutes of your experience learning about the pre-flight procedure that all pilots do before flying. Study the instrument panel to work out the different controls, learn about the engine start sequence, and chat through the basics of flying such as taxiing the aircraft and preparing for takeoff.

    Then, head out to the ramp to step aboard your small sightseeing plane and take your seat in the cockpit. Under the watchful eye of the pilot sat at your side, launch the aircraft into the sky, and then enjoy roughly 30 minutes of free flying through the air.

    Learn how to maneuver the plane up and down, to the right and to the left as you soar through the skies around New Orleans, above the plantations and swampland that typify the city's outskirts, and then above New Orleans itself. Gaze down at Mercedes-Benz Superdome--home stadium of New Orleans Saints American football team--and the bright lights of the city laid in front of you. Weave through the skies above the French Quarter, and see the mighty Mississippi River snaking through town.

    When it's time to return to ground, listen to your pilots instructions for touchdown, and then help guide the plane back to the runway. After touching down, your pilot will sign your logbook that officially records your flight over New Orleans.

    Note: There are a max of two observers allowed ($115 per observer must be paid on location). Please provide the names of your observers in the Special Requests field, they are not guaranteed unless they have been confirmed.
    Fly a Plane in New Orleans!

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Learn how to fly a plane with an exhilarating 50-minute flying experience
    • Get a bird's eye view of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
    • Participate in a 20 minute on-ground lesson, followed by 30 minutes in the air under the watchful eye of a professional pilot
    • Embark on an aerial journey that requires no license or prior experience
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    St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour

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    St. Louis #1, also known as "The City of the Dead," is just blocks away from the French Quarter, whose raucous streets are filled with life all hours of the day. Made famous worldwide in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, it is the oldest active cemetery in New Orleans -- founded in the late 18th century. The cemetery contains a labyrinth of tombs, unique to most in the U.S., which hold the remains of some of the city's important historical figures, including, as legend would have it, Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. You'll visit The Musicians Tomb, the iconic "Oven" Wall Vaults, the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb from Easy Rider, and see the final resting places of Homer Plessy, Mayor Dutch Morial, and the Musson Family. You will also learn about jazz funerals and the Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans. Get ready to be wowed by the resting places of New Orleans' dead and living, and uncover a unique side of Creole Culture.
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    St. Louis #1 Cemetery Tour

    400 Dauphine St, New Orleans

    • Tour the beautiful grounds of New Orleans' most beautiful and famous cemetery
    • Visit the final resting places of celebrities, local legends, and cultural icons
    • Explore a labyrinth of of tombs, which holds the remains of historical figures
    • Get a unique inside look at New Orleans' history
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    Historical House and Garden Tour

    Home to a Confederate General, headquarters of a bestselling author, and birthplace of a chess champion, the Beauregard-Keyes House has had a variety of incredible people pass through its walls. Come see the efforts of the bestselling author, Frances Parkinson Keyes, who led a restoration of the house to reflect the time period when it was rented by Confederate General Beauregard. Learn the stories of the house's many residents, like the one about the wholesale liquor business that led to a murder on the back gallery! You'll also get to admire the house's restored parterre garden, developed way back in the 19th century! Step back in time and discover the illustrious history of the Beauregard-Keyes House.
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    Historical House and Garden Tour

    1113 Chartres St , New Orleans

    • Visit the historic Beauregard-Keyes House, once home to Pierre Gustave Beauregard and Frances Parkinson Keyes
    • Learn the incredible stories of some this house's most prominent residents
    • Explore and admire the house's parterre garden
    • Take a leap back in time to the years just after the end of the Civil War
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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!
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    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!
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    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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