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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. Tuck into a delicious dinner or simply sit back and relax with a cocktail in your hand, marveling at the views and enjoying the live jazz music. On this river cruise, experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band while enjoying a Creole-style dinner (if the option is selected). There will be some time to dance to the music after dinner in the gorgeous dining hall.  After dinner, enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail on the promenade deck looking out over the Mississippi River as the city slips past. On the way back to dock where you began your tour, pass by Jackson Square and see the city lights under a starry sky.  SAMPLE DINNER MENU: • Cajun Caesar Salad • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo • Louisiana Creole Jambalaya • Cajun Baked Chicken • Roast Beef Debris • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Cajun Seafood Pasta • Red Beans & Rice • Corn Mac Choux • Fresh Roasted Vegetables • Paddlewheeler White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce (best in New Orleans!) • French Bread Rolls & Cornbread (Menu items are subject to change by season and availability)

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New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

2. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

Make your way to the Jax Brewery building just outside of Landry's Seafood to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you just outside the building to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. The tour is alcohol friendly (feel free to bring a drink with you), and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks.

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New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

3. New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

Sink your soul into the seductive spirits of murder, suicide, and the paranormal on this unique walking tour in New Orleans. Uncover the dark history of the city through the nightmarish tales of your guide. Begin near Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz and New Orleans voodoo, and hear about the square's darker side. Partake of elixirs, leave offerings of baubles and beads, and pray its enough to keep the demons of New Orleans from leaving you in a spiraling quagmire of insanity. Raven’s Omen will burn through the hottest hell as it sends the chill of death to your soul. Unearth the Devil’s Empire and feel its lifeless grip as the pulse of New Orleans sends you further into the shadows. Is it voodoo posession, madness, or PTSD? Hear the story of Zack and Addie to find out.

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New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

4. 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.

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New Orleans: Novel Cocktail Walking Tour

5. New Orleans: Novel Cocktail Walking Tour

Enjoy a night out in New Orleans on this literary guided walking tour. Learn about writers such as Hemingway, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and many more. Enjoy a bar crawl and drink 3 themed cocktails as you discover how their New Orleans experiences shaped their writing. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the historical Napoleon House located in the French Quarter. Owned and operated by the Impastato family since 1914, the former residence serves up New Orleans cocktails.  Next, walk to Faulkner House Books, which was once the home of William Faulkner. Explore this book store which stocks a wide selection of classic and local literature. Continue walking to your next stop, the world-famous Court of Two Sisters. Stroll around and admire the stunning courtyard as you drink a tasty cocktail.  Walk along to the Pontalba Buildings frame on two sides of Jackson Square. Marvel at the buildings, which date back to the late-1840s.  Enjoy a drink at the Evangeline bar, which serves craft cocktails before you head to your last stop, the Hotel Monteleone. Immerse yourself in this 1886 world-class hotel, built by Italian entrepreneur Antonio Monteleone. Experience a night in New Orleans that you won't forget. Full of literature, culture, and top-notch cocktails. This tour is right up your street if you are a bookworm who loves fancy drinks.

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New Orleans: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination Tour

6. 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

The cruise was awesome - the ship is actually paddle driven which helps to add authenticity to the entire experience. We booked the dinner cruise and the food was excellent. Once arriving and on board your taken back in time with jazz music, laughter, good food and people mingling with dancing on the upper deck. Great fun for all ages.

We had a blast on the Pub Crawl. Our guide was great-very knowledgeable and funny. Only negative was that we had to wait on him for 30 min, but it made the group smaller so it turned out ok. It was only our second tour ever, so it was a great intro to New Orleans and took us to places we would probably not have gone to ourselves!

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.

Funny tour guide with spooky stories of Nola history. Great choice of pub locations and drink recommendations. One of my favorite tours for a carefree night

It was a great experience seeing N. Orleans' lights reflecting on Mississippi waters and having Jazz sounding...