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  • New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    1. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. Aft...

  • New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    2. New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    This New Orleans hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour gives you access to enjoy and take in this beautiful city at your leisure. Hop-Off at the Superdome, originally named the Louisiana Superdome, which is the largest fixed dome structure in the world, and home to the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. Take the bus tour to all of the city’s popular attractions. Visit the stunning St. Louis Cathedral, which is a major landmark in the French Quarter and the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. Wander down Royal Street, one of the city's most historic streets, for crafts, antiques, art objects, and museums. Or, Hop-Off at the French Market and peruse stands loaded with fresh local produce along with an array of items including keepsakes and souvenirs. Whatever you choose to do during your stay in New Orleans, this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour will give you a chance to see the...

    Chris was an excellent guide. He interjected the right amount of humor with the history of New Orleans. We would highly recommended him as your tour guide.

  • New Orleans: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    3. New Orleans: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    No other New Orleans sightseeing package can compare to the incredible choice, convenience, and value of the Go City pass. Your New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass includes admission to a variety of the most popular New Orleans city attractions, New Orleans French Quarter attractions, and surrounding Louisiana attractions. When you visit each location with your All-Inclusive Pass, the admission has already been taken care of. You simply follow the instructions in the guide and present your Go City pass to enter. You don’t have to wait and pay over and over again. The low price of the New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass includes savings off of the admission fees you’d pay if you purchased your New Orleans attraction tickets individually at each location. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass: • Paddlewheeler Creole Queen • Adventures in New Orleans ...

    I would highly reccomend this pass to anyone visiting New Orleans and wants to cram as much as they can fit into their trip! It was super easy to buy the pass. Prior to your trip you MUST call each place on the pass you want to visit to reserve your spot in that activity. When you get to the activity, most places just asked to scan the QR code. The only place that we needed to get a physical ticket was the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler Cruise. I would highly reccomend the Sinners & Saints Tour from Hauted History Tours, The Cooking Demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and the Ultimate Swamp Adventures Tour. This pass was absolutley worth the money!

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost & Legends 2 Hour Tour

    4. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost & Legends 2 Hour Tour

    If you find thrills in bumps in the night and tales of ghoulish goings-on, then this 2-hour romp through haunted New Orleans in the tour for you! The New Orleans Ghost & Haunted History Evening Tour has been featured on the History Channel and recommended by Travel Channel as The Number 1 Tour in New Orleans. The Ghost Tour will take you deep into the terrible past of the French Quarter. It kicks off at Rev. Zombie’s Voodoo shop, a fitting place to begin an evening descent into the city’s grim and grisly history. You’ll visit several locations in the French Quarter that are associated with documented hauntings. This is no horror movie work of fiction – this is the real deal! Prepare to be thrilled and chilled by stories of real paranormal activity, and to walk in the shadows of ghastly spirits and ghosts. You will even visit a haunted bar along the way! Over 90 per cent of t...

    Our guide, Lacey, was phenomenal & we had the best time learning about the history and checking out parts of the French Quarter. 100% recommend!!

  • New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

    5. 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: Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour

    6. New Orleans: Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour

    Investigate why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America on a 1 to 2-hour tour that explores its dark side. Hear about countless unsolved mysteries and some strong paranormal activities along the way. Visit multiple locations of unsolved murders and suicides. Get the facts about real, documented reports of vampires and ghosts that roam the streets of the French Quarter. Discover the locations where vampires held their victims and fed off of them. Learn about the traditional burial practices of New Orleans, and stop at many of the attractions and National Historic Landmarks that the city has to offer. Your guide will use an EMF meter or ghost/paranormal detector during the tour. Visit over 15 different locations, including St. Louis Cathedral, St. Anthony's Garden and The Cabildo, the former seat of the colonial government. Go to The Presbytere to admire one of the bes...

    Our guide Coty was amazing, and knew a lot of the historical facts about the locations we visited. He made the tour more exciting will his knowledge.

  • New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

    7. New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

    Turn New Orleans into a giant board game with the Urban Adventure Quest interactive scavenger hunt. Combine the thrill of the race with a unique sightseeing experience of the city. Beginning near the downtown waterfront, let your smart phone guide you along the Mississippi river and through some of the city's renowned marketplaces, solving riddles, finding clues, and completing challenges, all the while discovering more about the area's history. Hustle through the sights and sounds of the city, from Jackson Square along its many fabled streets, meandering through famous landmarks as well as New Orlean's many overlooked treasures. There are few tours of the city quite as exciting, and even fewer as unique! Points of Interest on Your Quest: • Spanish Plaza • Water Front • French Market • Cafe Du Monde • Jackson Square • Washington Artillery and Cabildo • Bourbon Street

    Our family was so happy we chose this. We saw parts of New Orleans that we otherwise wouldn’t have, plus we had a lot of fun together. We’ll do one of these in every city we travel to from now on!

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    8. New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    Your tour begins on Bourbon Street where you’ll meet your local expert guide. Set off to learn how this area developed from a seedy slum into one of the preeminent pleasure districts in the United States. You will also swing into a bar to learn about (and enjoy too if you wish) one of the many cocktails created in the French Quarter, before pausing on Royal Street to see some of the best street musicians in America and learn about the creation of Jazz music. From there, your guide will take you to Jackson Square where you’ll see landmark buildings like the Pontalba apartments (the oldest continually-occupied apartments in America), the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed). You will then step inside the Presbytere for a guided tour of the interior, including exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina. You can’t visit New Orleans without a clos...

    Nice little tour to see a lot of the "off the beaten path" areas. A lot of the guide's regular spots were closed because of COVID-19 but he did a great job in making up for things.

  • New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    9. New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    The Sightseeing Day Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over New Orleans. Tailor your trip to New Orleans to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Day Pass. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, and no fixed start date. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs. Parade around and explore the crown jewel of Louisiana. Enjoy the colorful Quarters of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. Tread carefully on a walking tour of notoriously haunted cemeteries, including the legendary final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Hop aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler...

  • New Orleans: Sightseeing Flex Pass for 25+ Attractions

    10. New Orleans: Sightseeing Flex Pass for 25+ Attractions

    The Sightseeing Day Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over New Orleans. Tailor your trip to New Orleans to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Day Pass. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most with no fixed start date for total flexibility. Parade around and explore the crown jewel of Louisiana. Enjoy the colorful Quarters of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. Tread carefully on a walking tour of notoriously haunted cemeteries, including the legendary final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Hop aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler river cruise and travel back in time on the Mississippi River, or wade through the infamous Louisiana...

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What people are saying about The Cabildo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 735 reviews

New Orleans city tour was excellent. I recommend anyone coming to the city to take it to get the background if the city's history. I find the city in current times is pre Katrina and post Katrina which opens one's eyes. We even had a local citizen on the tour who said she learned so much about her home. You will get a bonus if David is your tour driver. He is a gem!!!

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.

Chris was an excellent guide. He interjected the right amount of humor with the history of New Orleans. We would highly recommended him as your tour guide.

Our guide Coty was amazing, and knew a lot of the historical facts about the locations we visited. He made the tour more exciting will his knowledge.

Amazing guide, perfect way to get to learn some of the New Orleans experience!