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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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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

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    Enter The Oak Alley Plantation -- it looks just like the movie, "Gone With the Wind." 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 the previous owners of The Plantation and the restoration the place has endured. The very last owners were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stewart, and though Mr. Stewart died years before his wife, Mrs. Stewart created a non-profit organization to keep their gift open to the public for years to come. What a history! Don't miss this incredible antebellum adventure.
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    9706 Barataria Blvd, Marrero

    • Visit the Oak Alley Plantation, one of the most magnificent plantation tours due to its 28 huge Oak Trees leading from the front steps to the River Road
    • Discover the history of all of the previous owners and their successful and sometimes unsuccessful attempts to keep The Plantation thriving
    • Gain an appreciation for the ghosts of the past when you explore former dwellings, worksites, tools and clothing from Oak Alley's former residents
    • Enjoy an activity that is both educational and fun for the whole family
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    Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

    Set out on an exhilarating airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country on an active, family-friendly tour! Travel over bayous and open waterways around the colorful, historic fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after a 19th-century smuggler. Spy alligators in the wild -- as well as raccoons, native birds and large river rodents called nutria -- as your native guide provides interesting commentary. Continue your adventure of the deep south as you make a trip to Destrehan Plantation, a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion on Louisiana's Old River Road, for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks. This tour is a great way to explore the most iconic New Orleans sites while your ship is docked! Once you've disembarked your ship at the Port of New Orleans, your guide picks you up and takes you to the quaint and remote Cajun Village close to Paradis, LA. Here, you embark on a high-speed ride onboard small airboats, comfortably gliding over marshes and venturing deep into secluded bayous for approximately 2 hours. You may even get to hold a baby alligator, feed giant catfish, or meet a nutria face to face!

    Then, travel to the Destrehan Plantation for a guided tour. This historic plantation, on Louisiana's Old River Road, is a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion. Here you will have free time to enjoy lush gardens and majestic live oaks.
    Half-Day Airboat Combo Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Experience a unique combination of two iconic New Orleans sites, Jean Lafitte and Destrehan Plantation
    • Take an exhillarating airboat ride out into the secluded bayous of Cajun Country
    • Tour the Destrehan Plantation, a lavishly restored Greek Revival antebellum mansion
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    Night Sightseeing Flight

    See the bright lights of New Orleans at night on a sightseeing flight over the city! While listening to commentary from the pilot, relax in a small sightseeing plane. Gaze down at illuminated city attractions such as the Port of New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Mississippi River and more, and admire nighttime views of the French Quarter. If there is a sight that you particularly want to see, simply let the pilot know! The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to the sights that your group wants to see. Board your four seat airplane at the Flight Academy of New Orleans, take a seat, and then soar into the air above the city. Watch the flashing lights of the runway fade as the white lights of the city dominate the nightscape stretched before you. As you soar through the skies above the Mississippi River, listen to your pilot's tales about the city and its countless sights. Hear about different New Orleans neighborhoods as you pass above the French Quarter, and admire the streetlights casting a glow on its architecture. Peer past the lit-up skyscrapers of the Central Business District and soar around Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where New Orleans Saints American football team play. Loop around the domed stadium and have your camera ready to capture sights of the Port of New Orleans with its 2-mile (3-km) wharf. Glide a short distance from downtown New Orleans to admire aerial views of Southern Louisiana's bayous--the slow-moving streams of water around the Mississippi River. After admiring the nighttime views of the county's famous wetlands, loop back into the city and touch down at the start point where your experience finishes.
    Night Sightseeing Flight

    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans

    • Take flight over the illuminated New Orleans attractions at night with a professional pilot
    • Learn the history and cultural backgrounds of the city with live commentary
    • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Port of New Orleans
    • Gaze out Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River from a window-side seat
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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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    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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    Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

    Board the historic Steamboat Natchez to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - and see the bustling activity of America's second largest port!

    View the ever-changing skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the sunny decks or climate-controlled comfort of the majestic Steamer Natchez. Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where the legendary Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defend the city against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

    You also have the option to add on a delicious buffet lunch.

    Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans

    • Explore America's second largest port from the sunny decks or climate-controlled sections of a steamboat
    • Experience the river that enchanted characters of history and literature like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
    • Board the historic Steamboat Natchez to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope
    • View the skyline of 'The Crescent City' and take in the sights and sounds of the harbor
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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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    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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    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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