New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

New Orleans tours, things to do and tickets

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New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

Duration: 2 hours
New Orleans is considered "The Most Haunted City" in the United States with rich paranormal history like no other. Allow our master storytellers to walk you through the realm of Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires & More.

While on tour, you will hear the story of New Orleans' most haunted & featured location, the Lalaurie Mansion. Delve into the bone-chilling story of Mad Madam LaLaurie, considered one of our most sinister historical figures. You will leave with feelings of excitement and trepidation as you continue on to explore the streets of the French Quarter.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tour departure for check-in at the steps of the Supreme Courthouse. Refunds will not be issued for late arrivals. Each tour is unique and may or may not include all of the stops listed above or may stop at other locations, not on this list. Please be advised this is an outdoor walking tour and we do not enter any buildings.
Attractions: French Quarter

City Kickstart Tour: New Orleans

Duration: 2 hours
First time in New Orleans? Wondering where to go and what to see in this fascinating city? We got you! Kickstart your time in New Orleans with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. This tour is the city overview you were looking for that brings together sights of main highlights and attractions, plus must-have tips and tricks that will help you get acquainted with the city, its people, and culture. So, ready to start your time in New Orleans in the best way possible? On this private tour, you’ll meet up with the local host of your choice. Each of the hosts on this tour will show you their New Orleans in their way and based on their passions and expertise. The hosts know their city like the back of their hand and can’t wait to get you acquainted with New Orleans! And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? Get personal recommendations from your local host and where to find the current hot spots in the city. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present New Orleans. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect New Orleans trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Dare you explore into the dark side that lurks behind the vibrant, bustling streets of New Orleans? On this spooky city tour, you’ll join a brave local host to visit some of the spots that are said to be haunted – along the way, you’ll hear terrifying tales galore, learn about the characters that still roam in the afterlife… and maybe even have a chance to snap a picture of one or two of them? Throughout two and a half hours, the stories unfold to give you an insight into the city’s past and present as you walk. Visit the old French Quarter hotel that’s home to the ghostly twins featured in The Shining, and the smart restaurant where non-believers find themselves punished in brutal ways. Your host will tell the harrowing tale behind the man that jumps from a rooftop every night, and the dark practices that have left the country’s oldest pharmacy heavily haunted. A restaurant, a bar, even seemingly safe Jackson Square… there are ghoulish goings-on all over New Orleans. Hear stories of mass executions in colonial days, and how a convent came to be home to a colony of vampires. Experience your very own American Horror Story as you visit the infamous LaLaurie Mansion, and look out for the pirate that sits in a favorite spot by the fire at Lafitte Blacksmith’s Shop bar. On a happier note, see if you can snap a picture of the friendly phantom that sits at his favorite table every night. All Withlocals experiences are customizable private tours, so if there’s anything you would like to include or if you feel like adjusting the route a bit, be sure to let your local host know.

The History of New Orleans: Jazz Origins Private Tour

Duration: 3 hours
If you really want to get to know New Orleans, then you must retrace its history. Take a trip back in time on a tour that focuses on Jazz Origins and hear from a local source, stories, unknown details, and insights that you can’t usually find in a history book. This history tour in New Orleans will show you the story behind landmarks, statues, squares, streets, and symbols hidden in plain sight. Check out Preservation Hall, Jackson Square, Frenchman St, and more historical highlights to help you understand how they connect with Jazz Origins in New Orleans and how it affected the city from past to present. Each of the hosts in these tours are history experts and passionate about their city. Check out their profiles and pick the one with whom you share interests - they can’t wait to take you on a tour around their favorite subject and to show you some of their favorite spots in the city. Believe us; they have plenty of stories to tell! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each one with a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their city your city!

The Historical Side of Louisiana: Plantation Half-Day Trip

Duration: 4 hours
Louisiana in the 1800s was a far cry from modern times. And if you’re looking for one of the best places to start exploring the history of this place, this private day trip takes you to the most significant and oldest plantations in the area. Join your knowledgeable local host on a guided tour through the plantation and its grounds to get a full picture of what life was like back then- for both the plantation owners and the slaves. Your local host will make sure you get all the details and stories that visitors so often miss. Hear about how the Destrehan family came to historical significance, and discover who last owned the plantation before slavery was ended. From the plantation architect to Marguerite, a household slave, you’ll get to know more about the lives of the people that lived here. Take your time walking through the historical buildings- fully understanding all the rooms in the plantation and what their purpose. Your host will be by your side to answer your questions, such as why there were two separate kitchens, or why the husband and wife kept separate bedrooms, and many more that come to mind as you explore the place. Explore the plantation grounds, where the slave quarters were located, and venture into the old schoolhouse. See old court documents from trials after the Slave Revolt- one of the trials was actually held on the plantation! Learn about why the Wash House was so significant to the estate. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a demonstration! All Withlocals experiences can be 100% personalized. Feel like changing the route a bit or want to add more things? Pick the local host of your choice, and let them know! They’ll gladly customize your tour to make your wishes come true.

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Duration: 2 hours
Journey back in time along the graceful current of the Mississippi River and learn why New Orleans was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River on this two-hour jazz cruise.

Highlights & Hidden Gems of New Orleans

Duration: 3 hours
New Orleans, is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of New Orleans as you see the city’s main landmarks like Jackson Square, Lalaurie Mansion, and the French Market. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their New Orleans to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of New Orleans. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in New Orleans. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their New Orleans, your New Orleans!

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Duration: 2 hours
Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the Dinner Jazz Cruise. Enjoy the tunes of the Dukes of Dixieland jazz band and a narrated tour provided by our captain while cruising the Mighty Mississippi River.

Please note: there are two seating times for dinner, so please make sure to check availability of both if one is not available. The first dinner seating is from 6-7:15pm and the second dinner seating is from 7:45-9pm.

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails, and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat. Make sure you check out all four decks - the top deck view is a sight to see! Upgrade your ticket to include the dinner buffet.

New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, and Cemetery History Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
A 5-star guide will walk you through the French Quarter where you'll discover its unique culture, architecture, and history. Hear stories of our Voodoo Queen and learn about the religion of Voodoo. Each guide is unique, and no two tours are the same! This tour does not enter any cemeteries, but does cover cemetery history and burial practices.
Attractions: French Quarter

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: Flexible
With our 1 day ticket, sightseers can discover New Orleans on this thoroughly enjoyable unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. You'll enjoy access to 18 tour stops along the route where you can experience the very best of New Orleans, including Jackson Square, the French Quarter, Canal Street, the Garden District, the Louisiana Superdome and much more! With the 1 day ticket you'll be entitled to a free walking tour of Lafayette Cemetery (when operating), so you can really get stuck in to the local way of life!
Attractions: Jackson Square

New Orleans Airboat Ride

Duration: 2 hours
Take a break from the hustle-bustle of New Orleans and escape to nature on this exhilarating, family-friendly airboat ride! Spot alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets and herons as you take a fast, fun ride over a tidewater cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Admire moss-covered cypress and tupelo-gum trees as you explore bayous teeming with life and take advantage of incredible photo ops.

This small-group tour is limited to eight people (small airboat) or 30 people (large airboat) to allow for better views of the wildlife.

Please note: If you book the self-drive option you will not receive hotel pickup. If you book the option with pickup, pickups will begin 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to tour time.

Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

Duration: Flexible
Do you believe there are things in this life that simply cannot be explained? Come take a walk through the haunted French Quarter stories that may leave you questioning what you ever thought possible.

Our 8PM tour will be available with the VIP option of HELLVISION™! We use handheld projectors to bring the bloody images of New Orleans out of the archives and onto the streets for your tour.

Our new 7PM tour is for those that prefer the road less traveled - an alternative to our popular main route, starting at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, telling oft-forgotten true crime gems.

Tours go out rain or shine. Intoxicated travelers will not be permitted.

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option

Duration: 3 hours
Find out what all the fuss is about on this half-day food tour of some of the best food in New Orleans' famous French Quarter! Food and history mixed together. Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will escort you to experience traditional NOLA samplings in the French Quarter, including a few commonly mentioned in cookbooks. You will sample a variety of authentic tastings. Depending on your food tour time, options may include: Traditional Gumbo at a Creole restaurant, Seafood or Short Rib Po-Boys, Alligator Sausage, Muffuletta, Jambalaya, Char-Grilled Oyster, Pralines, buttery Praline cookies, and stroll past the famous Cafe du Monde. Learn about the rich legacy of fine food in the French Quarter and which hotspots to check out on your own later. You can even work with your guide to customize the tour to your interests or upgrade to a small-group tour with no more than 12 guests. Please note tastings are subject to change due to current availability.
Attractions: French Quarter

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi. Board your riverboat to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - and see the bustling activity of America's second-largest port!

Please note, the boat boards at 11:00am and departs promptly at 11:30am. We offer two seating times for lunch - 11:00 and 12:15pm. If you select the first lunch seating, please arrive around 10:45am and go straight to the dining room when you board the vessel.

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Duration: 2 hours
Listen to the tunes of the Dukes Trio as you cruise down the Mississippi River. Enjoy the ride on the historic Steamboat Natchez and savor the flavors of New Orleans, if dinner option selected.

Haunted New Orleans: History and Spooky Stories with a Local

Duration: an hour
Did you know New Orleans in a haunted city? And why is it synonymous with vampires? Your host Neil is ready to answer all of your burning questions! Join your host on a historical journey where the haunted houses, legends, and supernatural events in the city take front and center. Better yet, bring your family and friends together and spend 1 hour discovering the spooky history of New Orleans in a fun and interactive way. So, get comfy and connect with your host - all you have to do is enjoy your time and get your questions ready. Neil will take you on a virtual city walk, making you feel as if you’re right there in New Orleans! Discover more about the historic French Quarter, enjoy seeing Bourbon Street, and learning about its history. Make virtual stops and listen to the local lore including the story of the Comte de Saint Germain and Madame LeLaurie. Is there something spooky in specific you have in mind? Contact Neil for a personalized experience where he covers the subject you are most passionate about! This experience is 100% online. While you are at home, your host will connect with you from their city via a link that will be provided to you. For this tour, your host will be out in the city showing you live scenes through their camera. All you have to do is get your computer ready, have a proper internet connection, and enjoy your tour in a comfy setting.

A Taste of New Orleans: Jazz, Bars & Drinks Tour

Duration: 3 hours
An evening of jazz and drinks is a must while you’re in New Orleans – but where to start in a city full of bars? Leave the choices to locals in the know on this private jazz, drinks and bites tour: from a no-frills traditional bar to a cozy spot with a wide range of styles; they will take you to places that most tourists don’t usually find, and help you immerse yourself in authentic New Orleans jazz vibes. Before you hit the bars, your host will give you an introduction to the city’s musical heritage and the development of jazz – and where better to start than Louis Armstrong Park, named after one of the jazz world’s true icons! See where musical styles from across the globe mingled at Congo Square, find the tucked-away little studio where legends recorded their songs and pass by the place where the next generation learn their craft in the city. And then it’s time to hit the bars! All the choices along the way have been hand-picked by locals who know the best places to find an authentic experience off the beaten path – and the first stop gets things going with a dive bar away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail. Music plays every night at this hidden gem of a bar, so it’s a great place to have your first drink and a real taste of the music of New Orleans! From here, it’s off to the fabulous Frenchman Street, known to many as one of the best places in town to listen to music. Take a stroll down the street to start with, taking in the atmosphere and getting to know the way it all works, then settle in at the two places your host chooses for your next drinks. There’s a real mix of musical styles at these bars, so you never quite know what you’re going to get, but one thing’s for sure – it will be top-quality music and a truly memorable evening! At one of the bars, you’ll also have the chance to try some flavorful little snacks – just the kind of thing the locals like to eat. This New Orleans jazz and bars tour is a tasty adventure just for you and your host, so it can be 100% personalized to match your tastes or dietary requirements – pick your favorite local and let them know how they can tailor the tour to make it unique for you!

New Orleans Demonstration Cooking Class & Meal

Duration: 2 hours
Take an entertaining and informative cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s, this cooking class brings you to the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from professional chefs and learn how to make classic New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines. Enjoy the finished delectable dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea and coffee, and take the recipes home with you!
Attractions: French Quarter

Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans

Duration: 3 hours
Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. This tour operator takes their guests beyond the typical tourist experience, relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day. You'll get a great introduction to the history, culture and architecture of this magnificent city.

The Charms of New Orleans at Night: Kickstart Tour

Duration: 2 hours
First time in New Orleans? Wondering where to go and what to see at night? We got you! Kickstart your time in New Orleans with a 90-minute evening introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of New Orleans as the sun sets and discover the best nightlife the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of New Orleans, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Wander around the famous French Quarter at the heart of the city, look out over the mighty Mississippi River and see the fascinating mix of food for sale in the French Market. In the place known as the Birthplace of Jazz, see street performers on every corner and take a walk down Royal Street and the iconic Bourbon Street. Ready for a unique night adventure through this vibrant city full of ‘Deep South spirit’? Wondering about the best nightlife places in town? Get your personal recommendations from your local host, plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in New Orleans. Pick up insights on the local lifestyle and listen to true stories about the city’s past as you take in bustling, full-of-life present New Orleans. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks for finding authentic places to eat, shop and listen to music. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect New Orleans night out. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your own wishes!