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    Haunted Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans' haunted side on this spooky nighttime walking tour. As you explore haunted sites in the French Quarter, such as the LaLaurie House and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, your local guide will entertain you with stories about ghosts, voodoo, vampires and witchcraft that are sure to give you goose bumps! You'll also stop by a local bar to enjoy drinks (not included) and mingle with your fellow travelers. As you explore the French Quarter, visit haunted sites such as the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Muriel's Restaurant and the St Germaine House. Learn about the horrifying tales of slaves at the LaLaurie House and visit Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, one of the city's oldest buildings, where you'll hear the story about the escapades of the famous pirate, Jean Lafitte. Your local guide will share spooky, mysterious stories and legends about these places, some of which involve voodoo, pirates, witchcraft, ghosts and vampires! Stop at a local bar to enjoy some drinks with your guide and mingle with your fellow travelers (drinks not included).
    Haunted Walking Tour

    400 Royal St, New Orleans

    • Explore haunted sites in the French Quarter, such as the LaLaurie House and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
    • Be entertained by your local guide with stories about ghosts, voodoo, vampires and witchcraft
    • Stop by a local bar to mingle with your fellow travelers
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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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    Guided City Landmarks Tour (Hotel Pickup)

    There are a lot of things you should do on your own. Do your laundry, change a lightbulb, tie your shoes (we hope). But trying to explore a city you don't know well isn't one of them. That's why you let the experts show you around! This tour begins by passing through the French Quarter and traveling past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets, or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition, you will see the Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Next up you'll view the Garden District, with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards, and Treme' -- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's. The tour also makes a brief stop at the Metairie Cemetery, where you will see the city's distinctive above-ground tombs. You'll get a great introduction to the history, culture and architecture of this magnificent city. Hey, YOLO in NOLA right?
    Guided City Landmarks Tour (Hotel Pickup)

    615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans

    • Visit all the must-see places in New Orleans on a guided bus tour
    • See the mansions on Esplanade Avenue as you pass through the French Quarter
    • Get a taste of the vibrant culture and music in Treme'
    • Learn about the city's history and architecture from a knowledgeable guide
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    Swamp Tour Boat Adventure (Hotel Pickup)

    Don't just watch Swamp People on the History channel... BE a Swamp Person! Take a New Orleans Swamp Tour and Wetlands Adventure! See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. From the relaxed comfort of their covered New Orleans Swamp Tour boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian burial mound, a Cajun cemetery, and fishing village. You may see the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the "Crown Jewel" of the Louisiana Purchase. The slow drift of the tour boats through moss draped trees and small waterways will provide ample opportunity for viewing and photography. Birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators (the Kings of the swamp) are easily spotted in spring, summer, and fall. Get out there and explore, you bad bushwacker you.
    Swamp Tour Boat Adventure (Hotel Pickup)

    Downtown New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

    • Explore the amazing flora and fauna of the New Orleans' swamps
    • Pass an old Indian burial mound, Cajun cemetery, and fishing village
    • Drift under moss draped trees and stop for photos and alligator sightings
    • Enjoy the narration of a local, professional tour guide
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    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

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    You're not gonna get to know the swamps of N'Awleans any better than this locally-owned family-run business that's been doing their thing since '89! Your first stop will be The Laura Plantation -- once run by four Creole women, and most notably, Laura -- There you'll enter the harrowing history of slavery, viewing the quarters where humans were once entrapped into labor and hearing stories of all aspects of the plantation life. You'll also hear other facts about how the book "Brer Rabbit" was written on the grounds, and how The Laura Plantation was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 and rebuilt to its original design using materials from antique homes that had been disassembled and sold off into pieces. What a history! Take this tour to get to know the lay of the land. Your guide will be a local captain who has lived the Cajun Life, living in harmony with the ecosystem on a daily basis, so you're in good hands!
    Laura Plantation + Swamp Tour (Airboat)

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Explore New Orleans and the surrounding swamps via tour boat with a local guide
    • Visit the Laura Plantation, considered by many to be "the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley"
    • Catch some crocodiles as you gaze over the bayou from the safety of the airboat
    • Get to know the swamps like a local with a local captain from a locally-owned family business that started in '89!
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    Louisiana Plantations Tour

    Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River! Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, to admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans. Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive along Lake Pontchartrain. Cross the Mississippi on a high suspended bridge and head a short distance upriver along the Great River Road to beautiful St Joseph Plantation, a family-owned, Creole-style sugar plantation that's been operating since 1877. Learn about the colorful lives of the owners and their families as you tour the mansion, former slave cabins, a blacksmith's shop and schoolhouse. Next, head a bit farther upriver to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and savor a mint julep (own expense) before your mansion tour. Admire the columned exterior of the Greek Revival-style mansion, nicknamed the 'Sugar Palace.' Then follow your guide through 16 lavish rooms filled with period furnishings and artwork from Louisiana artists. Stroll among gorgeous old oak trees and savor the warm breeze before hopping in your van for the drive back New Orleans.
    Louisiana Plantations Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this half-day excursion from New Orleans
    • Visit two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River with an expert guide
    • Admire Creole-style St Joseph Plantation and the antiques and artwork at Houmas House Plantation
    • Sit back and relax with included hotel pick up and drop off from your hotel
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    Making Cajun Sauces

    They say hunger is the best sauce, but after this class we're not so sure you'll agree. Come to the Mardi Gras School of Cooking for a special cooking class devoted to sauces! After you take a ferryboat at the foot of the famous Canal Street to the West Bank of the Mississippi, you'll begin your fun-filled day of cooking, learning and eating. One cold sauce and three warm sauces are prepared throughout your class. You'll boil jumbo shrimp and make a Remoulade sauce to serve over the shrimp on a bed of chiffonade romaine. Next up, you'll make oven-roasted asparagus over sliced tomatoes with a hollandaise sauce, surrounded by grilled sea scallops. Also, a classic trout Meuniere shows you the four stages of butter. Finally, soft shell crabs, deep-fried, with a tomato and basil Beurre Blanc conclude the class. How could you not sign up for this after that mouth-watering description?
    Making Cajun Sauces

    232 Bermuda St, Louisiana

    • Learn to make a variety of delicious sauces from a professional chef
    • Enjoy a peaceful ferryboat ride from Canal Street to the kitchens located on the West Bank
    • Make dishes such as jumbo shrimp in Remoulade sauce, roasted asparagus, deep-fried crab and more
    • Go home with a bunch of new recipes to impress your guests
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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 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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