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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

New Orleans tourist traps

I have to respond to Dutch-Tulip who simply stated that "Bourbon Street smells like vomit."We spend a lot of money having a company constantly moving around the Quarter picking up garbage and washing...
GScott
Apr 28, 2011

How to choose a carriage tour

Being from New Orleans and a retired history professor, I am very critical of some tours given to travelers in New Orleans. I will suggest that in choosing a carriage tour be aware that not all guides...
aryannia
Feb 14, 2011

Pick Your Tours Carefully

You can usually book your tours at your hotel, but the tour companies traditionally pay the receptionist/concierge something to encourage them to recommend their tours to you. Think carefully about...
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grandmaR
Aug 01, 2005

Horse Carriage

This horse carriages tours are parked right infront of the moon walk across street from the Jackson Square in the french quarter area. Well, my husband's colleagues decided that we all should go for a...
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Minnieg
Jul 25, 2005

AVOID TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS IN FQ

The so called "Tourist Information Centers" on every French Quarter street are scam operators. They put heavy pressure on us to buy a "time share." They gave us a free tour - (you get what you pay...
JckD
Jan 14, 2005

Horse and Buggy Tours

I don't know if I would call this a tourist trap, but you can make up your mind. You will see horse and buggies lined up on Decatour St right past Jackson Square who offer French Quarter and Cemetery...
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nuker
Jan 05, 2005

WATCH OUT FOR NEW ORLEANS BELLMEN BOOKING TOURS

We were sent on a plantation tour by the hotel bellman only to find out he got $20 from the company for each of us! The company saves money by not hiring qualified tour guides. The bellman put $40 in...
227
Jan 02, 2005

Cemetery Walking Tours

DON'T GO on those daytime walking cemetery tours!!! and dont think they're supposed to be scary! they're nothing but a waste of time and money. unless you wanna waste $20 walking in the sun visiting...
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jilldj
Aug 13, 2004

Haunted History Tours

If you go to New Orleans and are planning to take a haunted walking tour, go with this company. I had a blast. I started out with the ghost tour and had so much fun, I ended up taking the vampire tour...
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jessicat1982
Jul 19, 2004

Mardi Gras World - cheesy, but sorta interesting

Since we weren't in New Orleans at the actual time of Mardi Gras, we felt the need to check out Mardi Gras World - I wanted to see the floats. I'm not ENTIRELY disappointed that we did, but I don't...
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Treefrogfloyd
Apr 12, 2004

Tour Centres in the Mall & Street

I recommend that you go in and pick out the pamphlets that interest you and of course the coupons. However, be wary of the sales people who tries to coerce you into buying into one or more of the tour...
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amberose
Apr 07, 2004

Haunted Walking Tours

These are expensive and overrated. They show nothing you couldn't see on your own with a good guide book and are run by theatre major drop outs who can't get real jobs. A waste of time and money....
peach93
Mar 31, 2004
 
 
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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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