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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.
    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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    Intro to Capoeira

    Capoeira is more than just a basic martial arts class that will teach you self-defense. It is an art form with a rich history and cultural background. Originally developed in Brasil by African slaves, Capoeira has always had a mysterious and secret side. Slaves used Capoeira to hide their training, so it often looks like a dance. This free trial will introduce you to the basics strikes, kicks and grapples. You'll also learn how to listen to the music of the roda, the circle of musicians who help determine the rhythm of the dance. Anyone can learn this amazing martial art and that means you!
    Intro to Capoeira

    1016 N Broad Street, New Orleans

    • Discover the joy of the Capoeira martial arts form
    • Learn the basic flowing moves and react to the rhythm of the roda
    • Improve your agility and endurance in this fun class
    • Find out why Capoeira is a true art form of the martial arts
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    Sinister Criminal Intentions

    Not a fan of ghost stories? Think the supernatural is all conjured up nonsense? Seems like you’re in the market for the real deal. And that’s exactly what you’re get on this criminal tour of New Orleans. Learn all about the city’s sinister beginnings, that led to some ser
    Sinister Criminal Intentions

    400 Royal St, New Orleans

    • Experience some of the seriously sinister history of NOLA
    • Hear some stories about the dark side of humanity
    • Walk to the French Quarter where cries still ring out
    • Learn about the French settlers who left prison to come to Louisiana
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    St. Louis Cemetery #1 Traditions Tour

    Boo! Did we scare you? Good, then you are ready to embark on the St. Louis cemetery tour. This 90 minute tour will take you through the tombs of history, as you learn about the various residents of this burial ground. Your experienced tour guide will answer all your questions, while also providing interesting commentary about all that you see. This cemetery is closed to the public, but you’ll get exclusive access on this walk through New Orleans history. Don’t worry, though, everyone above ground makes it out of the tour alive!
    St. Louis Cemetery #1 Traditions Tour

    600 Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Step into over two hundred years of history
    • See the tombs of previously infamous New Orleans residents
    • Learn about burial customs, and spooky traditions
    • Experience New Orleans through the eyes of the city’s ancestors
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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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    City Bike Tour

    Explore the history-rich neighborhoods of New Orleans on a 3.5-hour bike tour in the morning or afternoon, and see the sights with a local guide! While riding around seven of the city's most exciting districts, learn about the city's evolution from a small French colony to a fast-growing commercial center and multicultural hub. Cycle through the French Quarter and bohemian Fabourge Marigny; marvel at millionaires' mansions on Esplanade Avenue; and pass top New Orleans attractions such as St Louis Cemetery 3, City Park and more Meet your guide in New Orleans' French Quarter, listen to a quick safety briefing, put on your helmet, and then set off by your comfortable 3-speed city bike! Pedal behind your guide at a steady pace, enjoying frequent stops to learn about the sights, pose for photos and chat with your guide.

    Many say that the history of New Orleans can be traced through its neighborhoods, so your tour takes in seven of its most atmospheric boroughs to help you understand the different eras in New Orleans' development. Cycle along the banks of the Mississippi River where the city was born, wind your way through the French Quarter, and pass in to the bohemian neighborhood of Fabourge Marigny.

    Get a feel for New Orleans' 19th-century swagger as you pass along Esplanade Avenue, home to mansions built by the city's founders. After cruising around the leafy streets of the upmarket neighborhood, take a break in St Louis Cemetery 3 to see its fairgrounds as well as some impressive marble tombs.

    Wind your way around the landscapes gardens of City Park to start heading back toward the French Quarter, passing through three more exciting city neighborhoods: Bayou St John, Mid-City and Treme. After 3.5 hours of exploring the city and learning about its history, return to the start point where your bike tour finishes.
    City Bike Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Explore the history-rich neighborhoods of New Orleans on a leisurely guided bike tour
    • See the city's highlights from an insider's perspective with an expert local guide leading the way
    • Learn about the city's evolution -- from a small French colony to a fast-growing commercial center
    • Cycle through the French Quarter, bohemian Faubourg Marigny, City Park, Esplanade Avenue, and St Louis Cemetery 3
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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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    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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    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    The St. Louis Cemetery was developed in the late 1700s and holds a rich place in New Orleans history. As the oldest cemetery in the city and the only one to house the infamous Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, this sacred spot is definitely worth a visit . . . especially a free one. Enter through the cemetery gates and let your tour guide take you on an adventure through time as you learn about the traditions and practices that shaped the way New Orleans honors the dead. Explore the unique architecture and learn how the many cultures that helped shape the French Quarter also contributed to burial rituals. By the end of your tour, you'll appreciate what Mark Twain meant when he dubbed this landmark "a city of the dead."
    St. Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

    2454 N Galvez st., New Orleans

    • Enjoy a free tour of the St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans
    • Learn why the cemetery was built and who can be found within its tombs
    • See stunningly designed burial sites
    • Explore an important aspect of New Orleans history
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    Aikido Basics

    The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei or ‘Great Teacher’), created the art in the early 20th Century. Having practiced and mastered several martial arts, he came to believe that fighting and endless conflict is never the answer. Rather, peaceful resolution of conflict, without causing harm, is the greater path. So ‘Ai’ (harmony, love, collaboration) ‘Ki’ (power, energy) ‘Do’ (way or path) was created to provide a way of cultivating and practicing the ‘art of peace’. Because Aikido techniques are purely defensive, we never meet force with force. Instead, we learn to redirect an aggressor’s attack, leading to a peaceful resolution. Size or physical strength is far less a factor in Aikido than it may be in other martial arts; so anyone, large or small, young or old, can practice effectively. By using a combination of entering and turning movements, throws, and joint locks, aikido practitioners can quickly subdue assailants with efficient ease without doing lasting harm. During this introductory class, you'll learn these techniques for yourself under the guidance of an experienced teacher. In the process of learning this highly effective self-defense method, you'll learn also be getting a great workout, while enhancing your physical and mental discipline. Sign up now and come practice the art of peace!
    Aikido Basics

    3909 Bienville St, New Orleans

    • Learn the martial arts style of aikido in a professional studio
    • Discover a form of self-defense that keeps both you and your attacker from harm
    • Gain the self-discipline and physical benefits that come with practicing aikido
    • Develop the self-confidence to protect yourself should the need ever arise
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