Phone: (504) 377-0973
Pedal around the city with Big Easy Bike Tours. You're invited to explore areas of the city like the French Quarter, the Treme neighborhood, Lake Pontchartrain, Canal Street, the Garden District and much more. You'd have to search far and wide to find a more up-close tour than this bike excursion.
Tour the streets and the haunted history of one of the most famous places in New Orleans with the French Quarter Phantoms tour company. Guides tell the tales of ghosts, hauntings, voodoo, witchcraft and other strange happenings during the French Quarter's storied past.
Get your fill of ghost stories and folklore on an adventure with Haunted History Tours. The tour company takes the bravest of people on tours of the most haunted spots in the city, telling the tales of the spirits who are still dwelling in the city today. Keep a watchful eye, it's not unheard of for ghosts to make their presence known to those on the tour.
Phone: (504) 947-2120
No matter what cultural aspect or area of the Crescent City you wish to explore, Historic New Orleans Tours has a tour to suit your fancy. Tour options include: Swamp Tour, Plantation Tour, New Orleans City Tour, Hurricane/Rebirth Tour, Jazz Music Tour, French Quarter Tour, Cemetery/Voodoo Tour, Haunted Tour, Garden District Tour, Treme Tour, Scandalous Cocktail Tour, and Creole Mourning Tour.
Explore the swampland with Cajun Encounters on their Honey Island Swamp Tours. The tour takes place on a 24-passenger boat that lets tour patrons get up close and personal with the wildlife that inhabits the swamp. Keep your eyes open for alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boars, nutria, snakes, turtles, birds, bears and more.
Hear an eyewitness account about the event that forever changed New Orleans on the Hurricane Katrina Tour. The tour explores the destruction and devastation of the storm, touring the hardest hit areas and telling the story of what happened in the days prior to, and the weeks after the hurricane made landfall.
Step foot into a home that has been called "one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America." The Longue Vue House and Gardens was constructed between 1939 and 1942, and is still furnished with its original décor. No trip to Longue Vue is complete without a walk through the garden, be sure to stop and smell the roses.
Phone: (504) 427-9595
Immerse yourself in the history of New Orleans while learning how its unique cuisine evolved. You will learn to appreciate the differences between Creole and Cajun cuisine, and will hear of the varied ethnic influences that contribute to New Orleans cuisine. Also, enjoy a Roux cooking demonstration by a creole chef. Food samplings include Seafood Gumbo Creole, Turtle Soup, Shrimp Arnaud, Muffaletta, Cannoli’s, Gelato, Brisket with Creole Sauce, Red Beans and Rice and Pralines.
Forget what the history books have told you about Southern plantation homes and see the beauty of one for yourself. The Oak Alley Plantation has been standing since the late 1830s and its famous live oak trees have been around even longer.
See the coastline of Louisiana from the top on a tour given by Southern Seaplane. The tour company takes guests on a plane ride over the city, offering aerial views of the New Orleans Bayou and historic Fort Pike. Other tours are available, like a boat ride through swampland or a walk-through plantation. You won't see the sights of New Orleans like this on any other tour.