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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 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!
    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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    Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

    Indulge in a luxurious evening in New Orleans on the Steamboat Natchez -- authentic steampowered paddle-wheel steamboat still operating today on the Mississippi River -- with this Viator Exclusive. After being welcomed aboard with a Champagne cocktail, go on a private boat and engine room tour led by the first mate. Then settle into your reserved seat in the dining room and listen to live jazz as you savor a buffet dinner full of local favorites. If your looking for a little more, upgrade your your cruise to include an open bar option for the entire duration. Don't miss this opportunity to cruise through New Orleans in style on an exclusive Viator tour that can't be booked anywhere else! Your decadent night out in New Orleans begins with boarding the Steamboat Natchez in the French Quarter. The authentic paddle-wheel steamboat is the only one still operating on the mighty Mississippi River today. Pose for a photo as you board -- you'll receive a print as a souvenir of this exclusive experience that can only be booked through Viator!

    Uniformed ship staff will greet you with a Champagne cocktail served in a glass etched with an image of the Steamboat Natchez that's yours to keep. Then, follow your officer of the vessel guide on an exclusive private tour of the boat and its impressive, museum-quality engine room. Feel free to ask questions and take photos as you tour the magnificent steamboat.

    Afterward, take your reserved seat and listen to the live jazz band, Dukes of Dixeland. As you listen to the Grammy-nominated group play, enjoy a shrimp cocktail and glass of house wine. Then load up on scrumptious Louisiana favorites including Filé Gumbo and Louisiana style fish at the dinner buffet. Sit back, relax and delight in captivating night views of New Orleans as you cruise along the Mississippi for two hours.

    Before your luxurious dinner cruise concludes in the French Quarter, you'll also receive a commemorative Steamboat Natchez pin and Dukes of Dixieland CD as souvenirs of your memorable night on the Mississippi.
    Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Indulge in a luxurious evening in New Orleans on an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat
    • Be welcomed aboard the steamboat Natchez with a Champagne cocktail and beautiful views
    • Enjoy a private boat and engine room tour led by the first mate along the Mississippi River
    • Savor a buffet dinner full of local favorites as you listen to live jazz music
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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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    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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    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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    Airboat Ride (4 hr)

    Take a thrilling airboat ride through the wetlands near New Orleans and plenty of alligators on this 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 commentary. Your 4-hour tour includes round-trip transport from New Orleans and 1.5 hours on the boat. This tour is an easy way to get out and experience the rich natural landscape around New Orleans. Travel by air-conditioned coach from central New Orleans to the nearby fishing village of Jean Lafitte, named after an 18th-century smuggler. Home to a variety of diverse cultures, this area surrounded by Lousiana bayous has been the site of extensive logging operations, sugar and rice plantations and animal trapping enterprises over the years. Today, the people's simple way of life is a marked contrast to the hustle-bustle of New Orleans.

    In Jean Lafitte, you can get some snacks (own expense) and check out an albino alligator exhibit before boarding your choice of a small or large airboat, a vessel that relies on an aircraft-type propeller mounted on its back to move it forward. Feel the wind in your hair as your move swiflty over the wetlands.

    Your native boat captain will talk about the history and culture of the area and point out wildlife as you travel. See lots of alligators lurking in the marshes, as well as local birds, raccoons and nutria -- giant river rodents that call the bayous home.

    Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape to the Louisiana wetlands with coach transport back to central New Orleans.
    Airboat Ride (4 hr)

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Experience the untamed side of New Orleans on an airboat tour through Louisiana's famous wetland swamps
    • Explore marshes and travel deep into secluded bayous for amazing sights with your native guide
    • Cruise up to 45 mph while enjoying the lush scenery and looking for wildlife
    • Conclude your 4-hour family-friendly escape with coach transport back to central New Orleans
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    Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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    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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    Garden District Walking Tour

    Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on this morning walking tour. Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture including mansions belonging to Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. See where Confederate leader Jefferson Davis died, witness the above-ground burial ground at Lafayette Cemetery, and learn about the history of the Garden District from your guide. Your tour includes roundtrip transportation from the French Quarter and refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop. Your tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and travel to the quieter and more genteel Garden District. This elegant historical area, known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture and lovely gardens, was once the site of a number of plantations. Learn from your guide how in the 19th century it was sold off piece by piece primarily to wealthy Americans who built the lavish mansions that still dominate this district.  See mansions belonging to local author Anne Rice, actress Sandra Bullock, actor John Goodman, and former New Orleans Saints' quarterback -- and father of Peyton and Eli -- Archie Manning. Stop for an exclusive tour of a stately Garden District home built around the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Admire an unusual cast-iron fence resembling a row of cornstalks and learn the legend of how a southern colonel had it made in the mid-1800s to comfort his homesick Iowan wife. You'll also see where Confederate leader Jefferson died at age 81 and stop to walk around Lafayette Cemetery, one of New Orleans' many above-ground cemeteries. Hear about how the high water table and frequent flooding in the city helped drive the creation of these 'cities of the dead' as you capture photos of the elaborate tombs and statuary. Enjoy light refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop before heading back to the French Quarter by coach at the end of your 2.5-hour Garden District tour.
    Garden District Walking Tour

    French Quarter, New Orleans

    • Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on a morning walking tour
    • Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture
    • See where Confederate leader Jefferson Davis died and witness the above-ground burial place at Lafayette Cemetery
    • Enjoy round trip transportation and complimentary refreshments at the Magazine PoBoy Shop
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Looking for a way to turn New Orleans into a giant game? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a sightseeing tour of all the best that New Orleans has to offer. Guided from any smartphone, you'll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. You'll learn about New Orleans landmarks like the French Market, Spanish Plaza, the Cafe du Monde and more. Your game will give you an entirely new perspective on the city as you weave through its fabled streets and solve the riddles!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (New Orleans)

    Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around New Orleans guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Big Easy landmarks such as Jackson Square and Bourbon Street
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