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New Orleans: 2-Hour Sinister Criminal Intentions Murder Tour

1. New Orleans: 2-Hour Sinister Criminal Intentions Murder Tour

Maybe ghost stories don’t quite pique your interest, but you will have that curiosity about the dark side of humanity. Some of the most terrifying things are what people do to each other, and perhaps you will want to glimpse into this corrupt corner of existence. You'll be brought on a tour of the sordid details behind New Orleans’ dark bloody murders. You’ll visit locations in the French Quarter where the echoes of gruesome crimes of murder still cry out. The city, while soulful and charming, has always had a seedy side from its beginnings. From being settled by the dregs of France—people offered to be released from poorhouses and prisons if they boarded ship for Louisiana—to the delinquency and depravity of today, where the unspeakable still happens. And you’ll see where it all happened, and understand the history behind it.

New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

2. New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

From the beginning faith has ruled this great city. For some, it has created rumors of conspiracy, witchcraft, and vampires. For others, it inspired greatness. Lives have been lost and battlegrounds drawn, but New Orleans’ eclectic belief systems have created a sense of acceptance found nowhere else. Did you know that the famous voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, was also a devout Catholic? Surprises abound on this inspiring journey. Join the most unique and interesting walking tour in New Orleans. New Orleans is a hot, humid and sometimes unforgiving place where in the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Caribbean and lawless; settled by thieves, prostitutes, and the other criminally disposed. It is also Catholic and pious with Roman altars trimmed in gold. It is equally black magic, voodoo, and the steady throb of African drums. New Orleans is sex and confession. It is sin and forgiveness. This is the place where God and the Devil shook hands so the party could go on. New Orleans is a city for the sinner and the saint. This is a tour that takes you through the sweat soaked madness of our best and worst. Get lost in this strange city and explore its dark past because this is not your grandmother's tour.

Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

3. Evening in New Orleans: Live Jazz Music Discovery Tour

This music tour of New Orleans begins just outside the French Quarter at the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood. Within the park, your guide and group will talk about the historical origins of jazz and discuss one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself.  From here, we will begin to make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, named after the nobleman and good-time guy of the same name. Updated for modern thirsts, Marigny is a hip nightlife area that appeals to New Orleanians and visitors alike. Your guide will lead the way, making sure to point out a few notable sights and places along the way.    Soon we will arrive at the famous Frenchmen Street, the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Your guide will take you inside one of his/her favorites. Being with a local, you’ll learn all about the neighborhood, how to make the most of your time here, and the music culture and how it operates in the Clubs and venues. And to top it off, you will receive a beer on us at one of the stops and you’re very welcome to purchase additional beverages as and when you want them.   In New Orleans, there’s always the opportunity for an element of surprise. Be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, you’ll get behind the scenes with one of the bands in between sets.  In addition to getting your groove on and enjoying the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, your tour will end at the nightly art market. This is another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography. If at the end of the tour you're still craving more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, drinks, and of course, more great music!

New Orleans' Lower Garden Food Tour

4. New Orleans' Lower Garden Food Tour

Stop at 5 delicious tasting destinations, and hear from the food vendors themselves in an unforgettable historic and cultural experience. Discover 2017’s Best New Restaurant in America, the world’s first Creole Taqueria, America’s best donut, and more. Walk through the leafy, tree-lined streets amidst the towering antebellum mansions. See first-hand the old world charm that makes New Orleans one of America’s most special cities. The tour takes place right at the foot of Magazine Street, NOLA’s greatest shopping destination, with six gorgeous miles of every type of shop, restaurant and bar you can imagine. This tour features America’s most famous bologna sandwich, meal-sized gourmet donuts, and a mix of flavors from Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, and more.

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based on 19 reviews

I took the New Orleans: Evening Jazz Discovery Tour. Harris Parson, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about New Orleans and its Jazz history. He is very skillful in communicating his knowledge and passion. I am grateful I took this tour. Probably the best tour I took during my stay in New Orleans.

She was a very knowledgeable person and very enthusiastic when she tells the history of the areas we visited, my husband and I enjoyed every moment of the tour and we learned so much about the French quarter for our first visit to New Orleans please keep up the good work.

What a fun experience! Tasty cuisine on a regular budget. Grace was a great guide and also shared a little history of the Garden District along with some amazing little eateries. Definitely a must do!

Our tour guide, Lee, was great. His knowledge and humor made the experience very enjoyable.

It was a fun tour not everything was absolutely the truth but entertaining guide was fun.