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  • New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez – the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears. This 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River. Seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and the City of New Orleans. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez. Sample Dinner Menu Natchez Tossed Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Baked Chicken: Serve...

    Wonderful time. The cruise was beautiful and educational and the food was fantastic. I would do this again and again and again.

  • New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    2. New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans and take a journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The tour will take guests to see New Orleans from the river, one of the world's most active ports. Visit our museum quality Engine Room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the “Mighty Mississippi.” Add an optional Creole lunch, prepared fresh on board, and savor the tastes of New Orleans as you relax on your 2-hour cruise. Sample Menu Lunch Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Southern Fried Fish Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya Salad Du Jour Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and ...

    We were very disappointed in the lunch provided. It was billed as being fried chicken. What was served was very thin and dry fried fish fillets. The rest of the meal was all carbohydrates: macaroni salad, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and bread pudding for dessert. Not anything was very palatable and not good for a diabetic. I’ll never do the meal cruise again.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

    3. New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

    Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities. From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for...

    We did the tour on our 4th day. I would recommend doing at the very beginning of your trip because our tour guide provided so much great & relevant information that was beneficial for the remainder of our trip.

  • New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

    4. New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

    Sit back and enjoy the views or a drink at the bar while journeying down the Mississippi river. Learn about New Orleans' complex, but interesting story, focusing on the critical Battle of New Orleans. This cruise is narrated by an expert, local guide who takes guests on a journey of the imagination downriver to the Chalmette Battlefield at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. As you travel to the battlefield, learn about the settlement of New Orleans, its river lores, and historical landmarks that lay along the banks of the Mississippi River. Then stop at the battlefield and reflect for a 1-hour shore excursion featuring a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers.   SAMPLE MENU LUNCH: • New Orleans Style Shrimp Pasta • 10” Roast Beef Po-Boy • Creole Jambalaya • Crawfish Bread • Caesar Salad • Red Beans & Rice • Fresh Baked Cookies • Zapps Potato Chips (Menu it...

    Enjoyed the history and battlefield. The food was plentiful but average tasting. Drinks was good. The staff was friendly.

  • New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    5. New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. On this river cruise, you will experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. There will be some time to dance to the music in the gorgeous dining hall.  Add the optional Creole-style brunch to complement the experience. After brunch, you can 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 the city you will pass by Jackson Square and see the beautiful sights New Orleans has to offer. Weekend Brunch Menu Basket of seasonal fresh fruit Homemade Biscuits - Jellies & butter Caesar Salad - crisp romaine lettuce, fresh grated parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and creamy Caesar dressing Chicken & Andouille Gumbo with long grain Louisiana rice Eggs Benedict ...

  • New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

    6. New Orleans: Garden District Food and History Tour

    Join a small-group tour of no more than 10 people. Start at the Lafayette cemetery, where you will learn about the unique funeral customs and traditions of New Orleans. During the guided walk to the first restaurant stop, you will explore the architecture of the Garden District, home to historic mansions, colorful shotgun houses, and hauntingly beautiful oak trees. Then, check out local shops on Magazine Street. Visit three food stops that highlight Cajun and Creole flavors and history. The first food stop is an indulgent taste of Gulf seafood, Creole fusion and the multicultural influences that shaped the 300-year-old city. Your second food stop focuses on the history of the Cajun people and the influence of their hunting and farming society on the food culture of Louisiana. Along the way, visit locally-owned shops and an art gallery before finishing on a sweet note at the dessert st...

    We had an amazing time. The food was fabulous! It was hot and humid, BUT we chose to do the tour in mid July. Worth it!

  • New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

    7. New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

    The walking tour begins at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with two dishes: alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter. This part of the tour focuses historically on the colonial period of Louisiana history, and usually lasts about 35 minutes.  Moving four blocks down you will enter Pepper Palace, to discuss the Cajun influence, and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Customers on the tour will also receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there.  From there, move 4 blocks up to Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle. After Leah’s, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muf...

    Nate is the absolute best tour guide I’ve ever had. So down to earth, friendly, and INCREDIBLY knowledgeable about everything NOLA. If possible, do yourself a favor and try to book him as your guide. Cannot say enough good things about this man.

  • New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

    8. New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

    Learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking with cajun and creole chefs teaching New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales. The chef will share the fascinating history of New Orleans, and how culture and cuisine are interwoven. Follow along and learn how to make mouth-watering creole and cajun dishes and dig in after the class. At the end of the class, you will receive a coupon to use in the general store and are encouraged to go home and try to make the dishes yourselves.  The general store, as well as the classroom, are both located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The store has a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products and is the home of the famous Joe's Stuff Creole Seasoning, used and loved by local chefs and visitors alike. Program of...

    GREAT EXPERIENCE GREAT INSTRUCTOR AND CREW GREAT GREAT THE FOODDD WAS DELICIOUS AND YOU LEARN SOMETHING

  • New Orleans: Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    9. New Orleans: Mardi Gras World Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Discover Mardi Gras magic on a self-guided tour of Mardi Gras World, where artists and craftsmen have designed and built the oldest and biggest parade floats and attractions for each Mardi Gras season in New Orleans since 1947. Begin your tour by receiving your ticket in form of a bead necklace and watch a film which gives an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the role Mardi Gras World plays in it to this day. Then, enjoy a slice of the traditional Mardi Gras cake, King Cake, before your self-guided tour leads you through the float den. Explore where Mardi Gras World artists work year-round to build spectacular, one-of-a-kind floats and props, with over 500 floats built and decorated each year. See how the various themed elements are created from scratch or are adapted from elements created for previous themes — from sculpting the elements, to finishing and pain...

    Went to the Margria tour in New Orleans. loved it liked all the different Floats they were amazing and the details were very nice. I took a shuttle bus there and back. The tour is l hour.

  • New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    10. New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the early afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of walking to burn it off. Your first stop is SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle.  Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish po-boy. At NOLA Poboys you’ll experience another New Or...

    "Dr. Gumbo" (guide) was TERRIFIC: funny, interesting, knowledgeable. He took us to 5 food places in the French Quarter that had OUTSTANDING local cuisine...particularly the catfish po-boy which was better than the white lake fish we're used to in Wisconsin! The gumbo was a treat, with a twist on German heritage with a little potato instead of rice.

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What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 249 reviews

This class was very informative and wonderful atmosphere! Highly recommended, Rene was absolutely the BEST the whole team really made the class memorable. The food was AWESOME....would definitely do this again.

Our tour guide Charles was awesome. His knowledge and humor set the tone of the tour. Highly recommend him.

GREAT EXPERIENCE GREAT INSTRUCTOR AND CREW GREAT GREAT THE FOODDD WAS DELICIOUS AND YOU LEARN SOMETHING

I love everything, so relaxing the food and drink good. People who works there so nice thank you

Great experience, we loved our Chef and group. Great value