05 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
New Orleans

New Orleans

Sights and sounds of New Orleans

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French Quarter Walking Tour
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French Quarter Walking Tour

Become a Quarter Master

Let your own local expert unravel the mysteries of one of America's oldest and most unique living neighbourhoods, the famous French Quarter of New Orleans. Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets. Also learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718.

See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art. Tour the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, the Old Ursuline Convent, built by French Colonial engineers and completed in 1753. Included in this tour is St. Mary's Church, a centre of worship for the French, Spanish, African Americans, German, Irish and Italian communities.

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Ghosts & Spirits Nighttime Walking Tour
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Ghosts & Spirits Nighttime Walking Tour

Get into the spirit

New Orleans has been referred to as the most haunted city in America, and after this tour you will be able to judge for yourself. With its colourful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators. You'll visit several haunted sites and hear about the spooky stories featured on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

When it rains in the French Quarter, the locals swear a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of Pere' Dagobert vs Bloody O'Reilly and the "singing rain," you might hear it too. You may well see some of the ghosts that inhabit the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel - formerly a theatre, ballroom, orphanage and convent - where the staff and guests report regular sightings of uninvited guests!

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Cemetery and Gris-Gris Walking Tour
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Cemetery and Gris-Gris Walking Tour

Audience with the Voodoo Queen

Take a walk through St. Louis Cemetery, the site of the classic movie Easy Rider, as your professional licensed guide recounts the background of the famous and infamous people who are buried there. Make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau - the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - and discover how she was able to be in two places at once.

On this unusual and popular New Orleans tour you can also listen to the evolution of Voodoo - which is still practiced today - and learn how it became such a factor in the Crescent City. Learn about the unique above ground burial customs and the tombs of various societies, find out what "Gris-Gris" means and discover the mysterious ingredients in your souvenir "Gris-Gris" bag.

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Daytime Jazz Cruise
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Daytime Jazz Cruise

Music on the Mississippi

Your two-hour cruise with lunch starts from the heart of the French Quarter and takes you back to a time when cotton was king and life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. You will see New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be appreciated from the river aboard New Orleans' only authentic Steamboat, The Natchez.

While staying in the Crescent City you must make at least one trip along the mighty Mississippi River, and they don't come much better than this. You will get a lump in your throat as the apple red paddle churns up the waters, the calliope (steam organ) strikes up the tune of Dixie and you set sail to see parts of the city from a new perspective while enjoying great jazz.

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Garden District Home Tour
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Garden District Home Tour

A stroll in the garden

Enjoy a walk through New Orleans' elegant Garden District, once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans. This historic district is known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. This popular guided tour takes you out of the hectic French Quarter where you will see a more genteel side of the Crescent City.

The homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras are located here, as well as the home of the premier family of football - the Mannings - where Archie lives and Peyton and Eli grew up. View the former residence of celebrated author Anne Rice, as well as the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889 and Toby's Corner, the oldest house in the area which was built in 1838.

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Super City Tour
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Super City Tour

See all the sights

Travel through three centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter the true New Orleans. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums. Visit one of the historic cemeteries, and learn about the unique above ground burial system, marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy and visit City Park, the 5th largest urban park in America.

Here you can visit either the Morning Call Cafe or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden then follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world. See the homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the exclusive Garden District and see Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the top five zoos in America.

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Evening Jazz Cruise
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Evening Jazz Cruise

Night on the Natchez

The decks, engine room and bars of the authentic steamboat Natchez will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time as you are taken back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Experience New Orleans as it can best be seen from the river and savour the beauty and romance of New Orleans' skyline as darkness falls.

While staying in the Crescent City you must make at least one trip along the mighty Mississippi River, and they don't come much better than this. You will get a lump in your throat as the apple red paddle churns up the waters, the calliope (steam organ) strikes up the tune of Dixie and you set sail to see parts of the city from a new perspective while enjoying dinner and great jazz.

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Swamp & Bayou Tour
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Swamp & Bayou Tour

Secrets of the swamps

Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun joie de vivre. Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes.

On this tour you will see the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, and many species of snakes. Learn why these wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man’s efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat. Don't forget your camera to capture the “bon temps” (good times) on the bayou and hear some great cajun music.

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Hurricane Katrina Tour
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Hurricane Katrina Tour

The Katrina Effect

On this moving tour you get an eyewitness account of the events surrounding the most devastating natural - and man-made - disaster on American soil. Learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and why it was built at this particular location along the Mississippi River. You'll drive past an actual levee that "breached" and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of residents.

The direct connection between America 's disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction will be explained and your guide will give a local's chronology of events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster. After this tour, you'll have a better understanding of events and the rebirth of New Orleans.

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Tour of Oak Alley Plantation
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Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

Deep south at its best

Feel the gentle breeze of Southern hospitality on this tour that takes you back to the glory of the Old South! You'll experience a bygone era in one of the area'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, and view the majestic Cypress trees in Louisiana’s swamps bordering the Mississippi River.

Your guided tour will reveal the fascinating stories of the home and its history. 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. This popular trip will leave you with lots of great memories.


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Evening Jazz Cruise With Dinner
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Evening Jazz Cruise With Dinner

Dine on the Mississippi

Savour the beauty and romance of the stunning New Orleans skyline aboard this evening dinner and jazz cruise on the authentic Steamboat Natchez. This lovely boat's decks, engine room and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time. Included in the ticket price is the cruise, buffet dinner, and jazz band entertainment.

While staying in the Crescent City you must make at least one trip along the mighty Mississippi River, and they don't come much more memorable than this dinner cruise. You will get a lump in your throat as the apple red paddle churns up the waters, the calliope (steam organ) strikes up the tune of Dixie and you set sail to see parts of the city from a new perspective while enjoying a great meal and fine jazz.

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Hop on Hop off CitySightseeing
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Hop on Hop off CitySightseeing

Hop around the city

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The Crescent City, on the banks of the Mississippi River, is famous for its distinct French Creole architecture, its cross-cultural heritage, its cuisine and its music. New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.

The city is often referred to as the most unique in America. Hop on and off the bus tour at your leisure and take in the sights of this beautiful city. Hop off at the Superdome, which is the largest fixed dome structure in the world and has hosted several Super Bowl Championships. Also visit the Insectarium, a garden where you will be surrounded by thousands of precious butterflies as you wander through a mysterious Louisiana Swamp.

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