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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)

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. This is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks. Enjoy an alcohol-friendly tour, with opportunities to purchase cocktails at the start of trip.

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.

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.

New Orleans: Literary History Pub Crawl

5. New Orleans: Literary History Pub Crawl

Join on a guided pub crawl in New Orleans and discover what made this city so appealing to authors. Learn about the literary legends that called the Big Easy home, sip on iconic writers' favorite cocktails, and dive deep into the city's history. It's no secret that New Orleans likes to drink, but where you choose to drink is just as important as what you choose to drink. A city steeped in history, it's likely that any bar you visit has a fascinating story to tell, with some even more fascinating characters having passed through here. Meet your guide and set out to discover some of the pubs and bars frequented by famous authors. Sample some of the best drinks the Big Easy has to offer while listening to stories about William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and many others. Visit Hotel Monteleone, a location so steeped in literary history it has been deemed a national literary landmark. Other stops on your tour include the Crescent City Brewhouse, the Faulkner House Bookstore, Pat O’Brien’s, the Court of Two Sisters, and more. 

New Orleans: Adults Only True Crime Pub Crawl

6. New Orleans: Adults Only True Crime Pub Crawl

Get an in-depth look at some of the most unnerving crimes in New Orleans on a guided true crime tour. Visit local watering holes and sip on some of the best liquor the Big Easy has to offer. Meet your guide in the French Quarter and set out to see the sites of some of New Orleans' most notorious crimes and murders. Drink in hand, follow your guide as you visit several bars with a sordid history. Learn about the French Quarter residents alleged to have been involved in JFK's assassination, hear about the Ax Man's reign of terror, and get to know the story of Zack and Addy, one of the most infamous murders in the city's history. Grab a drink at the establishment where Zack Bowen tended bar before Katrina and visit an iconic brothel from the Storyville era. Enjoy 1 free cocktail to get the evening started and purchase as many additional drinks as you'd like along the way. 

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What people are saying about New Orleans

The entire experience was amazing from booking to debarkment. The boat was beautiful, cozy and totally safe. The food was great and the service was very good. The ambience of the jazz music and the glistening of the water as well as the perfect temperature made for an awesome scene. I was totally mesmerized.

The jazz band did a fabulous job, taking requests and playing lots of great songs. I had been on a cruise down the Mississippi once before and lived it. This trip down the river was just as much fun as the last one, and I would do it again. It's very relaxing and beautiful.

Our guide was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and humorous. We also met some very nice people in our group. Great experience overall.

the food was good, staff was nice, and the ride was very relaxing

Thoroughly enjoyed the music, cruise and lovely night