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.
4 hours door to door / 8:00am, 10:30am and 2:00pm
$44.00 - $49 pp including transportation.
Nighttime Swamp Adventure
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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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 Market,
the Code Noire, and the Voodoo and Quadroon Balls of Olde New Orleans.
5 1/2 hours door to door / 8:00 am, 1:30 pm / $60.00 pp includes tax
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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 .
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 by
plantation tour guides.
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 of the
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.
three are approx. 9 hours door to door / $125.00 per person includes round
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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—Garden District Tours—
**Five*Star** Walking Tour
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!
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.
hours / 10am, 1:15pm / $20pp
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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
hours / 10am, 1:30pm / $10pp
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!
2 ½ hours / 2pm, 8pm / $20pp
Haunted French Quarter Walk
into 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
Approx. 2 hours / 7:30pm / $20pp
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
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 / $58pp
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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.