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New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

1. New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

Hop aboard the helicopter at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter, and get ready to experience New Orleans from a new perspective. Choose between two different flight options. Choose the 15-mile option to fly over the city for approximately 12-15 minutes. Experience sites from above such as Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. In addition to getting a close-up aerial view of the French Quarter, you will pass by the Central Business District, Canal Street, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and fly over City Park. This park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana’s Children’s Museum, and the Bayou Oaks golf course. Next door is the Fair Grounds, home to the Louisiana Derby as well the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Choose the 30-mile option and get the opportunity to fly over both the city and the swamps for a total flight time of approximately 24 minutes. Fly over an abandoned theme park, see a NASA rocket building facility, and soar over the swamps along Lake Borgne. Flying back towards the city you will pass by the Chalmette Battlefield and follow the mighty Mississippi River back to the French Quarter and Central Business District to see all of the sights on the 15-mile tour as well. At the end of the tour the helicopter will land back at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

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New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

2. New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

Marvel at the sparkling lights and unparalleled views of New Orleans by night as you soar overhead on a private helicopter tour. Experience the tranquility of the night as you fly over the city that never sleeps.  This helicopter night tour takes off from New Orleans Lakefront Airport, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter. Choose between two different flight lengths. The first is a 15-mile route and soars over the busy French Quarter. Experience the lights of Canal Street as well as the colorful Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The second flight length is a 30-mile route where you can enjoy more time flying over the city with time spent over Uptown and the Garden District to see sights like Tulane University, Loyola University, and Saint Charles Avenue.

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New Orleans: Garden District Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: Garden District Walking Tour

Enjoy a totally unique walking tour through New Orleans' Garden District and marvel at the opulent 19th-century mansions that are so common in this area. With your experienced guide, you will learn about the history behind these magnificent homes, the former owners, visitors and about the city of New Orleans in general.  Get to witness mansions that so often tell the story of wealth found and sometimes lost, during the second half of the 19th century. Marvel at the homes, designed with a love of Greek Revival and Italianate building styles, with some of them reminiscent of grand plantation mansions.  Your leisurely walk starts by visiting two iconic mansions, the Bosworth-Haus and, the Burnside Mansion. The former owners, one a successful ice-magnate, the other a plantation owner lived in decadent homes with stunning architectural features, all of which you will get to admire during this tour.  After a stop at the oldest municipal cemetery where you will learn about the city's above-ground burial traditions, you will get to visit Commander's Palace, one of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. Culinary stars such as Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse trained here under the watchful eyes of other master chefs and its owner, Ella Brennan. The tour's next stop is the Eustis-Haus, which was built for the daughter of a cotton factor and is now the home of Hollywood movie actress Sandra Bullock, who purchased it for $2.25 million. Nearby you will get the chance to see the Lonsdale house on Prytania Street. His house is the oldest in the Garden District and today belongs to a wealthy local tea and coffee importer. The walk ends at the Rink, a former skating rink that today houses a local coffee shop, an independent bookstore, and small boutiques.

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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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New Orleans: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

5. New Orleans: Private and Personalized Food Tasting Tour

Get a taste of Southern cuisine and be filled up with flavor on this walking food tour around New Orleans. Sample well-known treats including gumbo, gulf shrimps, and grits, or try something new like Champagne paired with fried food. Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Meet your guide at your hotel, then set off into the bustling streets of New Orleans. The entire tour is customized to suit your preferences, and your guide is handpicked according to your interests. Follow your guide to some of the city’s best kept secrets and places only the locals know about. Highlights could include a delicious dessert in the French Market at Loretta’s, or a sizzling jambalaya on Decatur Street. Perhaps you’ll follow the grapevine to a winery loved by the locals, or soak up views of St Louis Cathedral at a french-fry hotspot. And a trip to the Carousel Bar and Lounge is an absolute must-do.

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New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

6. New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of New Orleans on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of New Orleans. Walk through the historic French Quarter while keeping an eye out for unexplainable sights. Visit Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a bar that dates back to the 1700s. See Lalaurie Mansion, the 1800s building with a gory history. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of New Orleans.

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New Orleans Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

7. New Orleans Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact your tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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New Orleans: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination Tour

8. New Orleans: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination Tour

Who knew that Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans? Throw in the mafia and you may just have the answer to one of the greatest unanswered questions of all time: who was behind the shooting of JFK? Throughout this tour, you will trace Oswald’s steps growing up in New Orleans, as well as during the months and weeks leading up to the assassination. This walking tour takes you into the heart of the dark mystery centered around 544 Camp Street. You can visit the actual locations around Lafayette Square, the Central Business District, and the French Quarter, all whilst following in Oswald’s footsteps. You will encounter the home Oswald left as a 17 year old to begin the strange odyssey that led to Dallas. You will also watch the very disturbing Zapruder film. You’ll see and hear from Oswald on archival film, and at the end, you will be left with the decision: assassin or patsy?

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What people are saying about New Orleans

I have taken quite a few helicopter flights offshore for work in drill ships and have flown during my time as a Marine but I must say the pilot and staff made me and my fiancée experience nothing but comfort, pleasure and safety during our time in the air. I have already begun telling my family and friends about them and I highly suggest people try their company. Two thumbs up Helicoptors !!!

This tour was amazing!!!! If I didn’t book this tour, I wouldn’t have gone to most of the places I wanted to see. Saw amazing live music, went to many bars, saw some major sights. So worth it!! I’m telling you, you won’t regret it!

It was a lovely private tour where we could ask whatever questions we wanted. Regine was just amazing. Super knowledgeable and accommodating. She even recommended other places to see and have dinner. Would highly recommend!

My 16-year old daughter and I greatly enjoyed our tour with Lisa. She knows so much about the French Quarter and is a great storyteller. The tour felt very authentic and helped us learn more about the city during our visit

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!