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New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

1. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. After your whistle-stop tour with your live guide, get dropped off at your New Orleans hotel.

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French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

2. French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Take a walking and storytelling tour through New Orleans' famous French Quarter. See famous landmarks and learn about local history as you make your way from the jazz fountain to Jackson Square, hearing fascinating stories along the way. The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience.  After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings. Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colonial outpost in 1718, its earliest inhabitants were the quirky, gritty, fascinating types who are still attracted to it today. Every block has a story which will be shared with you. The tour concludes in or next to Jackson Square, but it is by no means over. Your guide is full of recommendations for enjoying the neighborhood and the city further. When you finish the French Quarter tour, you will be energized to go out and explore this jewel of a neighborhood even further, and the knowledge you gained walking with your guide will only deepen your understanding of New Orleans, and  stay with you long after you have left its quaint streets and alleys.

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New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

3. New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

Check out New Orleans’ leafy Garden District on a guided walking tour of the neighborhood. Explore what they call the American Sector, which contrasts with the French Quarter with its 19th-century mansions and oak-lined streets. Enjoy seeing some of the district’s spooky highlights, including the city’s oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Explore the filming location of famous productions such as “Interview with the Vampire” and “The Vampire Diaries”. And don’t miss another must-see — the location of the home of gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”. Experience the writer’s local New Orleans neighborhood, with grand Victorian Southern mansions and some of the most picturesque gardens in the city.

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New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

4. New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began—the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities. From the French Market, embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter. Follow your guide to some of their favorite palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for the spicier side of life, you'll love unleashing some Louisiana hot sauce. This is the birthplace of Tabasco, after all. Get the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy among chefs in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it varies from restaurant to restaurant. Finish off with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.

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New Orleans: 5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Evening Tour

5. New Orleans: 5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Evening Tour

Join a 2-hour guided walking tour with the oldest and most successful locally owned tour company in New Orleans. Haunted History Tours offers a 5-in-1 tour led by licensed guides and master storytellers. Get a comprehensive introduction to ghosts, Voodoo, vampires, unsolved mysteries, the occult and all things paranormal. If you only have enough time for a single tour, this tour provides 5 of the most amazing, eerie and paranormal aspects of the history of North America's most haunted city. Be sure to bring your camera. Ninety per cent of Haunted History Tours’ participants capture paranormal activity in their photos!

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New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

6. New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

Explore the French Quarter on a guided food tour with up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles of walking to burn it off. Experience the flavors of New Orleans and learn about the local culture along the way. Meet your guide in the French Quarter and cross the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square) to your first stop: SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. Head to a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Continue to Leah’s Pralines and sample a Creole classic or the new bacon pecan brittle. Visit NOLA Poboys and hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a freshly fried catfish po-boy. Then, experience another New Orleans original, the meaty Muffuletta sandwich, and savory boudin balls. Next stop: the Creole Cookery. Here, tuck into some red beans and rice before finishing your tour with a dessert of bananas foster bread pudding.

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New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

7. New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

Learn about Cajun superstitions and spells along with centuries of Louisiana folklore, myths, and legend. These superstitions pertain to New Orleans' voodoo, ghost and vampire-ridden past. Visit fifteen locations on this 2-Hour walking tour and enjoy hearing stories about the Rougarou that is said to live in the swamps of Louisiana!  Learn about the history, culture, cuisine and the architecture that makes New Orleans so unique. Learn New Orleans traditional burial practices. Why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's & why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been and continue to be recycled and re-used over & over. Visit the home given to the New Orleans Voodoo Queen due to her being able to use Voodoo to get a man cleared of Murder. Your guide will also teach you about the practice of Voodoo during this tour. 

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New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

8. New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

Taste the traditional Creole and Cajun cuisines of New Orleans' French Quarter walking food tour. Discover the gorgeous Vieux Carre neighborhood, savoring the foods that made New Orleans famous, from oysters to po-boys to pralines. You will leave feeling like a true local. This culinary adventure stops at 6 classic New Orleans style food places, showcasing New Orleans culinary history. Between the food stops, your guide will narrate the quintessential history, culture, and food scene of the gorgeous Vieux Carre (“Old Square”) neighborhood. You will be seated at 4 different restaurants for sit-down food tastings, and 2 tasting will be conducted standing on the sidewalk. Admire the late 18th-century Spanish architecture, vibrant colors and elaborately decorated ironwork balconies and galleries, as you savor chargrilled oysters, a classic Nola PoBoy sandwich, cajun and creole cuisine, and more delicious NOLA food staples.

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New Orleans: Five-in-One City Walking Tour

9. New Orleans: Five-in-One City Walking Tour

This five-in-one tour combines elements of the following tours: the St. Louis Cemetery Tour, the French Quarter Ghost and Vampire Tour, the New Orleans History Tour, the History and Architecture Tour and The "Dark Side" Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour.  This walking tour starts in the heart of the French Quarter. From there, explore Louisiana's complex culture, rich history and Voodoo, and experience the magical mystery that makes the city so irresistible! Notice the beautiful architecture throughout the French Quarter that makes it so unique. This tour will visit locations where Hollywood Stars have decided to call the French Quarter home along with locations where scenes from unforgettable movies have been filmed. But wait there is more! Have you ever wondered why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America? Explore the "Dark Side" of New Orleans history on this tour. This tour will visit multiple locations of unsolved murders and suicides. Hear real documented reports of vampires and ghosts roaming around the streets of the French Quarter and visit locations where vampires supposedly held their victims and fed off of them! Learn about New Orleans traditional burial practices and how they are different from most. The tour guide will explain to guests why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's and why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been, and continue to be, recycled and re-used over and over again. This tour stops at many attractions and National Historic Landmarks that this city has offer! Visit over 15 locations during this tour such as The St Louis Cathedral, Cabildo, Presbytere, Ursuline Convent, Jackson Square, The Sultans Palace, and The Lalaurie Mansion known to be the most haunted house in New Orleans!

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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

10. City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

Take in the highlights of New Orleans on a 3-hour city tour. Visit the historic French Quarter, and see Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and more. Continue to areas that were hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, including the 9th Ward. See Harry Connick Jr.'s Musicians’ Village and the work by Habitat for Humanity. Visit one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries, where you'll see the unique above-ground tombs. Head to New Orleans City Park, and pass by Lake Pontchartrain – the largest lake in Louisiana. In the Garden District, see the iconic streetcars and historic mansions. The tour ends with a visit to the central business district.

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What people are saying about Louisiana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 512 reviews

Eliot was an amazing guide! Very well informed, very funny and charming too! The tour was just what we were looking for in getting to know the history of the French Quarter and the colonial history of New Orleans. Eliot did a fantastic job in leading this tour :)

It was a very comprehensive tour of the city in the time allotted.. the guide was very knowledgeable and you see all sides of the city.

had a great time learning about the history of the area with our guide, Eliot. he was super knowledgeable and lots of fun!

Deep and broad knowledge by the tour guide. Easy to understand explanations. Great tour to learn

Enjoyed our guide and it was very informative and fun