This two hour narrated boat adventure of a privately owned wildlife refuge in legendary Manchac Swamp is known for its gators. Lake warmed water keeps the alligators visible during periods when the other swamps' alligators hibernate, but not in cold weather when they retire to underground dens. The section you will visit includes a trapper's cabin, the infamous blood red hanging tree and the surreal site of the cemetery of Frenier rising from the swamp that had reclaimed it. Your guides narration centers on the Cajuns, their origins and lifestyles, and the creatures of the swamp. Reservations required.
Approx 4 hours door to door / 8:00am,
10:30am and 2:00pm
$44.00 - $49 pp including transportation.
Nighttime Swamp Adventure
Take a scenic journey over swamplands
en route to a Cajun camp carved out of Manchac, the legendary haunted
swamp. Feast on Cajun
style cuisine served under ancient cypress trees and southern skies
or you can opt for an authentic Cajun restaurant for your group. It's
your party, its your choice. As night approaches, sail into the darkness
of Manchac Swamp on a bayou lit only by torches as the creatures of the
night sing their bewitching songs. Hear chilling tales of swamp pirates,
swamp witches, the curse of the rou-ga-rou, haunting stories of restless
spirits and a voodoo curse that destroyed three towns in 1915 and gave
Haunted Swamp her name. Watch as the red eyes of alligators float above
the dark waters and follow your boat into the
depths of Manchac. Reservations required.
Available for groups of 25 or more only.
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Join an award
winning plantation tour as you are transported from your New Orleans accommodations
on a safe, entertaining and knowledgeable journey through scenic cypress
swamps and wetlands to the Old River Road Plantations. Choose from
one of the three tours featuring antiques, architecture and the plantation
slave quarters of Oak Alley Plantation and that of either Laura Plantation,
San Francisco Plantation or Evergreen Plantation. The driving tour centers
on slavery in New Orleans and in particular the 1811
Slave Revolt. Also featured on this journey are The Slave
the Code Noire, and the Voodoo and Quadroon Balls of Olde New Orleans.
Approx. 5 1/2
hours door to door / 8:00 am, 1:30 pm / $60.00 pp includes tax and transportation
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This magical narrated journey given by four professional tour guides includes two Plantations, complimentary Cajun lunch, a two-hour Swamp tour and round trip transportation. Choose from one of the following:
Start your tour of Old River Road with the surreal sight of the ghostly Evergreen Plantation rising from fog and morning mists against the green of century old oaks and sugarcane. Next, experience a treasure of the old south with a late morning tour of the Oak Alley antebellum mansion .
Enjoy a journey
through scenic swamp and wetlands and a morning tour of the Oak Alley
antebellum mansion . After a mint julep or a photo session under
historic oaks you will cross the mighty Mississippi and follow the path
of the largest slave revolt in American history to romantic San Francisco
plantation. Enjoy an hours tour of the colorfully decorated creole mansion
plantation tour guides.
Begin with an
early morning tour of romantic Laura Plantation by plantation tour guides.
Next, experience a treasure of the old south with a late morning tour
Oak Alley antebellum mansion.
Regardless of which Plantations you select you will return through infamous and beautiful Manchac, the haunted swamp, and a have a delicious New Orleans style lunch at a Cajun restaurant on the outskirts of the swamp. After lunch, take a two hour tour of Manchac on a hauntingly beautiful and historic bayou boat ride. Reservations are required and all tours return by 5 pm.
All three are
approx. 9 hours door to door / $125.00 per person includes round trip
transportation and tax.
Riverboat and Chalmette Battlefield Tour
You'll view the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans from the river as the Captain entertains you with a detailed narration of New Orleans landmarks, history, vessel information, and river lore. Disembark at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where you can tour the Chalmette Battlefield including the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette Monument before re-boarding for return cruise.
2 and a half hours / 2:00 to 4:00 pm daily / $18 per person
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Our sightseeing crawl offers parties a chance to experience a part of NOLA that, although seldom visited, is key to understanding NOLA's past, present, and future. The Arts & Warehouse district offers groundbreaking cuisine, ridiculously fun bars, and a unique history. Enjoy it all at your own pace, with drink in hand, while taking advantage of our exclusive discounts today!
Minimum 6 people
MONDAY - SUNDAY 2:30 PM & 5:30 PM PRICE: $49.95 CONSUMPTION ON CRAWL
A uniquely New Orleans experience, our pub crawls open the doors to the best bars for your party, whether it be a crazy wedding party, a birthday celebration, or a funky family reunion. Let our custom pub crawls kick-off your party's wild time in The Big Easy.
Minimum 6 people
MONDAY - SUNDAY 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM PRICE: $49.95 CONSUMPTION ON CRAWL
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—Garden District Tours—
**Five*Star** Walking Tour
Don't leave New
Orleans without visiting the elegant, lavish and historic Garden District.
Known as the "American" section of town, it was built in the
1800's to rival the architecture and beauty of the French Quarter.
Tours meet twice daily in front of the historic Pontchartrain Hotel on
St. Charles Avenue. This is more than a tour, it's an event!
Approx. 2 hours
/ 10am, 1:30pm / $20.00 pp
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An extremely popular daytime adventure into the legendary St Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans' oldest city of the dead. Explore the cemetery and visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau where you will learn about this misunderstood and secretive religion.
/ 10am, 1:15pm / $20pp
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& City Tours—
Self Guided Audio Tour
Be your own TOUR
GUIDE! TWO people can walk the tour at their own leisure In addition to
the actual ghost tour, this amazing deal includes the Credit Card-sized
Mp3 Player, with a map of the French Quarter and all of the locations
clearly marked on the back. Also included are 2 pairs of headphones, a
splitter, an adapter, a USB cable, and a charger. Also available as a
downloadable Mp3 audio file, from audioambler.com! Play it on your smartphone
(iPhone or Android) or any tablet capable of playing Mp3 audio files.
Friends of the Cabildo French Quarter Walking Tour
Enjoy a memorable
two-hour walking tour through the historic Vieux Carre, one of the oldest
communities in the US. This tour, conducted by highly qualified and licensed
non-profit volunteer guides, emphasizes the history, architecture and
folklore of this fascinating city.
Tour includes admission to Historic Museum Homes
2 hours / 10am,
Haunted History Ghost Tour
True street theater!
An offbeat, theatrical, fun-filled adventure that explores the grim and
ghastly deeds of the old French Quarter where Ghosts and Vampires, Phantoms
and Spirits abound. This seductive, magical and mysterious city possesses
a vast reservoir of ghost tales and these tour guides know them all!
You can also buy or rent the DVD
Approx. 2 ½
hours / 2pm, 8pm
Haunted French Quarter Walk
the realm of the unknown by touring "America's most haunted city."
Experience the French Quarter after dark through the enthralling storytelling
of the city's most informed raconteurs. Based in fact, all tales are accurately
conveyed, providing superb history lessons which transition into some
of the most chilling narratives ever told. As frightening as it is enticing,
this tour visits the sites of some of the city's most legendary hauntings.
Approx. 2 hours / 7:30pm
New Orleans Before and After
Your tour begins
in the French Quarter, virtually untouched by Katrina, with a history
of the architecture of this old Creole city and an overall view of the
Mississippi River Port , levees & flood walls. Continue with a drive
by the French Market, the old US Mint, stately mansions, and St. Louis
Cemetery #3. A drive along Esplanade Avenue takes you to peaceful Bayou
St. John for a view of raised houses from the late 1700s and an understanding
of their architectural significance in a city below sea level. Past City
Park is the London Avenue Canal Breach and a view from the van of the
complete destruction it caused. Then onto UNO’s campus along Lake Pontchartrain
's shores, where the levee system is explained and the longest of all
bridges, the Causeway, can be seen. Continuing along the Lakeshore
past the remains of the Southern Yacht Club and the marinas, is the site
of the second levee breach at the 17th Street Canal and a view of the
violent and utter destruction it caused to the Lakeview neighborhood.
Stop for a refreshment & restroom break in Metairie
The drive resumes
though the once flooded Gentilly and New Orleans East neighborhoods where
the huge scope of Katrina’s devastation becomes even more apparent.
From there you cross over the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, MRGO, for
an explanation of its impact on the loss of wetlands and coastal erosion.
Arrive in Chalmette , St. Bernard Parish, where the size of the van allows
a drive through a demolished neighborhood caused by yet another levee
failure. And, finally, a drive across the Industrial Canal we see
the largest Levee Breach which demolished the 9th Ward and a return to
New Orleans ’ downtown: pass the Superdome and the Convention Center.
Regularly scheduled tours are approx. 3 1/2 hours
8 :30am / 1:00pm
Self Guided Levee Disaster Bike Tour
Tour of three major levee breaches in New Orleans’s Main Basin. The Bike Tour allows anyone, at any time, an opportunity to view the breach sites and affected neighborhoods of a disaster so catastrophic that the whole world watched it on TV.
Starting at City Park, cyclists ride through the Park and along Bayou St. John to the first stop – the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. Traveling alongside the Canal, the next stop is the west breach of the London Avenue Canal. Then cyclists ride along Lake Pontchartrain to the 17th Street Canal breach site before heading back to City Park. The route is designed to follow marked bike routes. Cyclists can view the breach sites and the affected neighborhoods. Click here for the downloadable map. Debunking the Myths surrounding Katrina.
Take a tour with the country's oldest continuously operating carriage company and immerse yourself in the incredible gumbo of history, legend and wonder. Select from one of these three fully narrated tours:
French Quarter, circa 1722
Wind your way through the streets of the Vieux Carre on an entertaining and informative discovery of Creole courtyards, iron-laced balconies, French and Spanish architecture, and more. Historic landmarks include Ursulines Convent, St Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Pontable Apartments, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, and the French Market.
Approx 30 minutes
Faubourg Marigny, circa 1806
Once part of the Marigny Plantation, the Faubourg Marigny is New Orleans' second oldest neighborhood. This area, directly adjacent to the French Quarter, was New Orleans first real suburb and many Creoles settled there.
Approx 30 minutes
Garden District, circa 1840
Tour this unique area of New Orleans wealthy American businessmen who arrived here after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Hundreds of mansions which housed old Southern Aristocracy are nestled among stately 160-year-old live oak trees and semi-tropical plants and flowers. With it's magnificent architecture and foliage, the Garden District is unlike any other neighborhood.
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Enter the dark and mysterious world of the undead. Walk through history and experience the legends of famous New Orleans vampires, real and fictional. Visit sights and locations associated with these creatures of the night, including a visit to a noted vampire tavern. Are vampires lurking in the French Quarter? follow these guides into the dark realm and find out!
Approx. 2 1/2 hours / 8:30pm / $20pp
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& Custom Tours—
Whether you are traveling alone or with a group, whether you need transportation or have brought your own, Inn The Quarter can help you arrange your custom tour. We will put you together with a one of our licensed tour guides who will work with you to plan a tour catered to your specific interests. There is usually a 4 hour minimum and these tours must be booked and paid for in advance.