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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.
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    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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    Voodoo Tour

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    Shrouded in mystery and secrecy -- and often misrepresented by popular culture and Hollywood depictions - Voodoo has long held reign in New Orleans legends, folklore, and history. The spirituality was hidden among the slaves of the 1700s, popularized and commercialized by the famous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in the 19th century, and still functions as an alternative religion in the modern day city. Covering topics like colonial slavery and the Haitian Rebellions, this tour will introduce you to the Congo Square and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Learn about Voodoo holidays, icons, and depictions in New Orleans and popular culture. You'll end with a stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples and a chance to pick up some New Orleans "gris-gris" to take home!
    Voodoo Tour

    806 N Rampart St, New Orleans

    • Tour the Voodoo hotspots of New Orleans on this mysterious tour
    • Visit iconic sites and museums, and learn about the history, development, and long term effects of Voodoo on New Orleans
    • Take home your own gris-gris talisman and stop inside one of the modern day Voodoo temples
    • Explore one of the most unique parts of New Orleans
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    Architectural and Sightseeing Tour

    Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this guided tour! After pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your architectural tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New Orleans. Ride along the city's stately streets, passing jewels of architectural styles in the French Quarter, Bayou St John and Garden District, and enjoy guided walking tours of St Louis Cemetery #3 and the Longue Vue House and Gardens -- a Classical Greek Revival mansion filled with artifacts spanning the breadth of its history. This small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people ensures a more personalized experience. After pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your architecture tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New Orleans. See the Pontalba Buildings of Jackson Square, admire St Louis Cathedral and enjoy a view of the Mississippi River. Along Esplanade Avenue, you'll pass by the French Market, the old US Mint and some elegant mansions.

    Next, hop off your van and stretch your legs at the historic St Louis Cemetery #3. During a guided walking tour, see some of its many societal tombs, such as the Hellenic Orthodox community and the Dante Lodge of Masons, which represent the varied backgrounds of New Orleans' former residents.

    Back on your van, travel along peaceful Bayou St John, where you'll see houses from the late 1700s. Stop for refreshments and rest rooms after a drive through City Park, home to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and centuries-old live oaks.

    Make your way along Lake Pontchartrain's shores, where you'll learn about the levee system and see one of the longest causeway bridges in the world, and then arrive at your final stop - the Longue Vue House and Gardens. Peer through the window of time during a guided tour that reveals 20 rooms of antiques, specialty collections and art -- all nestled amid 8 acres (3 hectares) of regal gardens.

    On the drive back to your hotel, you'll pass through Uptown and along St Charles Avenue, where the grand colonial mansions of the Garden District are some of the most beautiful in all the South.
    Architectural and Sightseeing Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Explore the heritage and beauty of New Orleans' period homes during this guided tour
    • Learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city from your local guide
    • Pass by the jewels of neighborhoods like the French Quarter, Bayou St. John, and Garden District
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    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields.

    You'll start your day driving out to Cajun Country, where you'll go through wild cypress swamps, over the Mississippi River on an impressive suspended bridge, and along vast sugarcane fields, as the guide tells a unique story of the odyssey of the Cajun people.

    Next you'll take a narrated boat tour (about 1.5 hours) on winding bayous in remote cypress swamps. Your Cajun guide, also an alligator hunter and fur trapper, will share his knowledge of the swamp including reptile habits, healing plants and exotic birds. After this peaceful ride, explore his picturesque swamp zoo on Bayou Boeuf. A delicious lunch is included at Oak Alley Plantation's Cajun restaurant with a chance to experience traditional cuisine of this region.

    After lunch be prepared for a pilgrimage back in time. From the River Road you will see and hear all about Whitney, Josephine, and Evergreen Plantations. A guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation to admire this jewel of Greek Revival architecture. Free time to walk under a spectacular canopy of 28 giant live oaks.

    Next visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The guided tour transports you with dramatic detail into the charmed yet tragic lives of four generations of Creole owners and their slaves.

    Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Tour

    Downtown, New Orleans

    • Experience a grand presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures on a full day tour
    • Cruise through the wild cypress swamps on a boat tour
    • Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation
    • Visit Laura, a Creole Plantation, and hear stories of her slave quarters and sugar cane fields
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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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    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak Alley is your destination on this 4.5 hour tour, that takes you into the stunning plantation home, built over 165 years ago. Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history, presented by your professional guide. Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings - Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Marvel at the unbelievable quarter-mile long alley of 28 magnificent Oak trees, each over 250 years old. Perhaps the most photographed plantation ever, Oak Alley has been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire", "Primary Colors" and the wedding of Bo and Hope from the daytime soap opera, "Days of our Lives". Your guided Oak Valley Plantation tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. View the Majestic Cypress Trees in Louisiana's swamps bordering the Mississippi River. You can purchase a snack, salad or sandwich in the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy at the picnic tables or aboard the coach (not included in price). Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South!
    Oak Alley Plantation Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to the Old South
    • Enter Oak Alley, a stunning plantation home built over 165 years ago
    • Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history from your professional guide.
    • Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings
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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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    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.
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    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 History Tour

    There’s a reason why people from all over the world come to this unique spot in New Orleans, and you’re about to find out why! Upon visiting the New Orleans’s Vieux Carré, which translates to old square, you will be immersed in the beauty and history of this city. This 90 minute guided tour will provide you with some fun facts on the city’s past and present. You’ll be so in love with what you see, we guarantee you’ll want to come back!
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    French Quarter History Tour

    768 Decatur St, New Orleans

    • Experience one of the most sought out tourist spots
    • Hear stories about 300 years of majestic history
    • Visit buildings which predate the founding of our country
    • Grow an appreciation for New Orlean culture
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