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New Orleans: Cocktails and Jazz Small Group Tour

Product ID: 160151
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Experience the best that ‘the Big Easy’ has to offer on this super-fun afternoon tour. Enjoy some classy cocktails in the famous French Quarter and hear all about the origins of jazz before visiting a few of favorite jazz clubs, beer in hand.
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Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Discover the origins of jazz as you take a scenic stroll around beautiful Louis Armstrong park
  • Go beyond Bourbon Street and visit historic bars once frequented by pirates, military generals and famous writers
  • Sample the Sazerac cocktail (and many others!), a classic concoction invented in New Orleans almost 200 years ago
  • Enjoy a beer while enjoying the talents of some of the city’s best musicians
  • Follow your guide to his/her favorite watering holes in the Marigny neighborhood
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Your cocktails and jazz tour begins in Jackson Square where you’ll find many of the best bars of the French Quarter are only a stone’s throw away. Head off the tourist track for your first cocktail and travel back to the 1700s, visiting a bar which used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history.

Next up, sample the "official cocktail of New Orleans", the Sazerac, which is one of the first cocktails recorded in the US and its taste has definitely stood the test of time. The final cocktail stop will be at one of the classiest establishments in town to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks, the Ramos Gin Fizz, which gives New Orleans its reputation as "the cradle of civilized drinking".

There will be an opportunity to rest your feet or grab a bite to eat before the jazz portion of the tour begins. Your guide can recommend some good eats, depending on your preferences. Then we’ll head over to the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighbourhood. In the park, you'll hear from your guide about the origins of jazz and one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself. 

From here, we will make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, a hip nightlife area that’s home to the famous Frenchmen Street, where you’ll find the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Keep on the look out for impromptu street performances, and if the timing is right, you might get behind the scenes with one of the live bands.

Your cocktails and jazz tour ends at the nightly art market, another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Five cocktail samples, small snack, one beer, and one street car ticket (if applicable)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional drinks and food
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide and the musicians

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Meeting point

Jackson Square (next to Andrew Jackson statue), 700 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

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Know before you go
• This tour features a couple of cocktails that include dairy ingredients such as eggs and/or milk. Discounts are available for vegans or people with a lactose-intolerance. Your guide can also assist you with alternative drink recommendations to purchase separately during the tour.
• Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

From US$ 139 per person

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Product ID: 160151