Top 20 Things To Do In New Orleans, USA 2019

Top Tours and Activities In New Orleans, USA

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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

773 Reviews

$176.00

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest Plantations in the south, Oak Alley Plantation, followed by a guided tour of this grand mansion. Later in the afternoon visit Laura, a Creole Plantation and her historic slave quarters surrounded by sugar cane fields. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience.

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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

701 Reviews

$47.99

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music, a buffet dinner and gorgeous sights. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat in New Orleans is one of only six still operating on the Mississippi River.

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New Orleans Cooking Class

509 Reviews

$30.00

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!

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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour

415 Reviews

$31.00

Let the good times roll as you discover the Big Easy’s vibrant drinking culture on the original cocktail walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter’s famous bars and restaurants as you sip the city’s iconic libations, including the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup. On the 2.5-hour tour, learn the classic stories behind these unique concoctions as you wander through the colonial architecture of one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, drinking in history and culture as you go.

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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

384 Reviews

$44.00

Explore New Orleans at your own pace on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Enjoy commentary aboard the double-decker bus and hop off at any of the eighteen stops around the city including Jackson Square, French Market and the Arts District. This is a fun, entertaining, informative and flexible way to experience New Orleans.

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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

382 Reviews

$30.99

Board the historic Steamboat Natchez 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!

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Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride from New Orleans

360 Reviews

$44.00

Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans . After crossing the Mississippi River, take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.

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Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

336 Reviews

$115.00

An airboat tour through Louisiana’s famous swamps is the perfect way to experience the untamed side of New Orleans. Aboard a small airboat, explore marshes and travel deep into secluded bayous as you cruise up to 45 mph (72 kph)! Enjoy the lush scenery, watch for wildlife, and hear entertaining stories and facts from your guide on your roughly 1.5-hour airboat ride. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

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New Orleans Airboat Ride

334 Reviews

$39.99

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 25 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 pick up

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New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

328 Reviews

$54.99

Find out what all the fuss is about on this half-day tour of some of the best food in New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Your knowledgeable, passionate guide will escort you to famous restaurants in the French Quarter and River area, including a few commonly mentioned in cookbooks. Depending on your tour time, you may sample a variety of authentic tastings which may include, Seafood Gumbo at a Dickie Brennan's restaurant, Muffuletta, Jambalaya, Creole Brisket in a pre civil war Creole restaurant, Pralines, Boudin beignets and stroll pass 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.

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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

321 Reviews

$25.99

Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Your guide will explain the unique above-ground burial custom and will give you an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo.

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New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

304 Reviews

$64.99

Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of New Orleans on this guided Segway tour. At a relaxed pace, explore the bustling French Quarter, cruise along the Mississippi River, stop by Louis Armstrong Park -- the birthplace of jazz -- and visit Jackson Square, surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in the US such as the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Your guide will teach you about the city's architecture and French and Spanish colonial past. Choose a 2-hour tour or upgrade to the 3-hour tour.

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Small-Group Tour of Oak Alley and Laura Plantation from New Orleans

299 Reviews

$115.00

Go beyond New Orleans to tour two grand Louisiana plantations on the banks of the Mississippi River. Watch historian guides bring to life the history of Oak Alley Plantation, named after a double row of live oaks planted nearly 300 years ago. Then tour the Creole Laura Plantation with its sweeping sugarcane fields and historically significant slave quarters. Admire several other plantations on the Great River Road from afar, and learn their unique stories. This small-group tour allows a limited number of people to ensure a more personalized attention from your guide.

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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

296 Reviews

$39.00

Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on this morning walking tour. Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture including mansions belonging to Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. See where Confederate leader Jefferson Davis died, witness the above-ground burial ground at Lafayette Cemetery, and learn about the history of the Garden District from your guide. Your tour includes roundtrip transportation from the French Quarter and refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop.

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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

288 Reviews

$66.99

Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans, where you will visit the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square, Audubon Park and even uncover the mysteries surrounding Voodoo. Then take to the waters on the Natchez Riverboat for a 2 hour cruise on the Mississippi River. Come and discover New Orleans today!

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New Orleans' City of the Dead Cemetery No. 1 Tour

263 Reviews

$11.99

Learn about the supernatural side of New Orleans, including the city's most famous voodoo queen, on this walking tour that takes you to the French Quarter and the St Louis Cemetery No 1. Discover the architecture of the French Quarter and visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the powerful priestess who practiced the religion in and around the quarter in the 1800s. New Orleans’ history and culture is ever-present in the colorful homes, above-ground tombs, and voodoo legends that you discover on this mesmerizing tour.

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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

195 Reviews

$150.00

Indulge in a luxurious evening in New Orleans on the Steamboat Natchez -- authentic steampowered paddle-wheel steamboat still operating today on the Mississippi River -- with this Viator Exclusive. After being welcomed aboard with a Champagne cocktail, go on a private boat and engine room tour led by the first mate. Then settle into your reserved seat in the dining room and listen to live jazz as you savor a buffet dinner full of local favorites. If your looking for a little more, upgrade your your cruise to include an open bar option for the entire duration. Don’t miss this opportunity to cruise through New Orleans in style on an exclusive Viator tour that can’t be booked anywhere else!

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New Orleans Food and History Tour

191 Reviews

$70.00

This New Orleans food tour has every culinary taste covered. With a history-savvy guide leading the way, you’ll walk from classic Creole restaurants and neighborhood sandwich shops to hot sauce bars and artisanal candy stores. Visit up to six locations to sample diverse foods representing the breadth of Louisiana’s culinary heritage, including dishes like seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, po-boys and pralines. Learn about the historical origins of each cuisine and, when possible, hear the chefs discuss their influences. Enjoy plenty of food on this afternoon tour.

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New Orleans City Bus Tour

176 Reviews

$37.26

This city sightseeing tour lets you absorb centuries of history, culture, sights and sounds of the dynamic city New Orleans. The famous French Quarter, the elegant Garden District and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are just a taste of what you’ll experience on this insightful tour.

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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

171 Reviews

$30.99

Soak up the beauty of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! On this Sunday brunch cruise, travel along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music and savoring a lovely buffet brunch. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat will whisk you away to the romance and ambiance of yesteryear. Don't forget your camera, as you'll see amazing panoramas of New Orleans' skyline!

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New Orleans Vampire Tour

140 Reviews

$24.99

Visit the dark and mysterious world of the undead on this popular New Orleans vampire tour. Walk with your theatrical guide through the French Quarter and hear haunting legends of New Orleans’ famous vampires – ‘real’ and fictional. Visit sites associated with these creatures of the night, where you’ll hear chilling tales and learn of scandalous acts. Stop at a notable vampire tavern as well as movie locations from ‘Interview With a Vampire’ and other blood-sucking stories. Be sure to bring garlic along – just in case!

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New Orleans Bike Tour

130 Reviews

$45.00

Explore the history-rich neighborhoods of New Orleans on a 3.5-hour bike tour in the morning or afternoon, and see the sights with a local guide! While riding around seven of the city’s most exciting districts, learn about the city’s evolution from a small French colony to a fast-growing commercial center and multicultural hub. Cycle through the French Quarter and bohemian Fabourge Marigny; marvel at millionaires’ mansions on Esplanade Avenue; and pass top New Orleans attractions such as St Louis Cemetery 3, City Park and more.

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New Orleans Power Pass™

125 Reviews

$89.99

For as low as $40 a day, see more and save more with New Orleans Power Pass! For one low price, visitors receive free entry to all the most exciting attractions in town -- a combined value of almost $500USD in admission fees.

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New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour

120 Reviews

$25.00

Take a romp through the haunted French Quarter on this famous New Orleans ghost tour. During your 2-hour evening walking tour, explore the grim and ghastly deeds of New Orleans’ haunted history as you follow your entertaining guide down dark and sinister streets. You’ll learn about infamous events that occurred long ago and be chilled by evidence of phantoms and ghosts that abound!

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Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

118 Reviews

$34.93

The Court of Two Sisters' Buffet Brunch boasts is a sumptuous display of hot and cold dishes. They use only the freshest ingredients so the buffet's selections change according to season and time of day.

In the morning, a typical selection of hot dishes includes made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, sausage and bacon, grits and grillades, and shrimp and veggie pastas with a creamy alfredo sauce. The afternoon's sampling includes Creole jambalaya, turtle soup, oysters Bienville, duck a l'Orange, and shrimp etouffee.

Additionally, one complimentary glass of house wine, champagne or mimosa is included.

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Tour of Oak Alley Plantation

114 Reviews

$61.99

Feel the gentle breeze of southern hospitality on a tour that takes you back to a time of mint juleps, gracious living and the glory of the Old South. Oak Alley is your destination on this 4.5 hour tour, that takes you into the stunning plantation home, built over 165 years ago. Listen to fascinating and amusing stories of the home and its history, presented by your professional guide.

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French Quarter Walking Tour

111 Reviews

$25.99

Stroll along quaint streets of the French Quarter to Jackson Square on the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the French Market while your guide shares stories about New Orleans' oldest neighborhood.

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New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire Tour

97 Reviews

$18.95

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ haunted side on this spooky nighttime walking tour. As you explore haunted sites in the French Quarter, such as the LaLaurie House and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, your local guide will entertain you with stories about ghosts, voodoo, vampires and witchcraft that are sure to give you goose bumps! You'll also stop by a local bar to enjoy drinks (not included) and mingle with your fellow travelers.

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New Orleans Cocktail History Walking Tour in the French Quarter

68 Reviews

$64.99

Savor tasty cocktails in the French Quarter of New Orleans on a walking tour with an expert local guide. Visit hidden gems enjoyed by locals for centuries, learning from your fun and knowledgeable guide about the historic venues you see and legendary cocktails you sip. Discover the origins of the grasshopper, learn the truth about absinthe, and sample a Sazerac concocted from a 19th-century recipe. Each stop features two classic cocktail choices, mixed by renowned bartenders who add a signature twist. It's a perfect tour for cocktail and culture enthusiasts!

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Honey Island Swamp Tour

65 Reviews

$29.00

Take a short drive from New Orleans to visit Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve that is one of the last protected wetlands in Louisiana, during a 2-hour boat tour. Visit a Cajun village only accessible by boat; learn about the animals and plants in the lush swamps; and get close to wildlife with an expert local guide. This tour does not include transportation.

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Small-Group Airboat Swamp Adventure and Plantation Tour from New Orleans

56 Reviews

$150.00

Get ready for an exhilarating two-hour airboat ride deep into secluded bayous in Cajun Country. You will see all sorts of wildlife on your journey - alligators, giant catfish and nutrias. Then, continue onto Destrehan Plantation for a glimpse into the historic past of New Orleans. The small-group atmosphere with maximum 13 people ensures a more personal experience.

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New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group Tour

56 Reviews

$84.99

The tenacious city of New Orleans showcases her rebuilding efforts and her Southern charm on this combination city tour that includes both the city’s old familiar sights and the realities of Hurricane Katrina. Some parts of the city – like the historic French Quarter – were left nearly untouched by the 2005 hurricanes while others were ravaged by the catastrophic failure of the levee system. This enlightening tour winds these disparate halves of the city into a contemporary overview of modern-day New Orleans.

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Mardi Gras World: Behind-the-Scenes Tour in New Orleans

47 Reviews

$19.95

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Mardi Gras with this all-access tour of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Perfect for the whole family, this guided tour shows you where the magnificent floats for the famous Mardi Gras parades are made. Witness the hard work and artistic skill that goes into every float, and learn about the history of the festive Mardi Gras tradition from your guide. Try on Mardi Gras costumes, pose with props, and enjoy a slice of famous King Cake after your tour!

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Houmas House Plantation Tour with Transportation

45 Reviews

$53.10

Journey back in time at the Houmas House Plantation as you take a guided tour of the antebellum mansion, just a short drive from New Orleans, and learn about the old South. Costumed staff bring the period to life as they explain the history of this former sugar plantation, and you have time to walk around the lavish gardens before or after your mansion tour.

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The National WWII Museum Ticket New Orleans

40 Reviews

$25.20

Step inside The National WWII Museum in New Orleans with an general admission ticket, and then spend as long as you like exploring this must-visit attraction independently. Discover thousands of World War II memorabilia and artifacts, and learn all about wartime events from the museum's information displays.

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Swamp Boat Ride and Southern Plantation Tour from New Orleans

38 Reviews

$86.99

See a variety of wildlife on a swamp boat ride and explore an authentic southern plantation on this tour from New Orleans. See alligators, egrets, raccoons and snakes during your ride around a private Louisiana swamp after taking a tour of Destrehan Plantation, the oldest documented French Colonial style house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Hurricane Katrina Tour of New Orleans

36 Reviews

$50.00

Witness the devastation and recovery from Hurricane Katrina on a guided tour that takes you through hard-hit neighborhoods of New Orleans such as the Ninth Ward, Lakeview, Gentilly and St Bernard. See high floodwater marks and levees that failed as you hear firsthand accounts of the storm from your expert guide. Take in the storm-damaged home of musician Fats Domino, the Hurricane Katrina Memorial and rebuilding projects championed by celebrities. Learn what caused the destruction as well as the history of New Orleans from your knowledgeable local guide on this comprehensive tour.

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New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

35 Reviews

$89.99

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of architectural styles in the French Quarter, Bayou St John and Garden District, and enjoy guided walking tours of St Louis Cemetery #3 and the Longue Vue House and Gardens -- a Classical Greek Revival mansion filled with artifacts spanning the breadth of its history. This small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people ensures a more personalized experience.

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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

33 Reviews

$109.99

Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this morning or afternoon half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River: San Francisco Plantation and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Learn about the pre-Civil War history of these sights from your guide as you walk under spectacular oak canopies, admire the well-preserved mansions and tour former slave quarters. Upgrade to experience a full-day tour, which also includes a visit to Destrehan Plantation and lunch at Houmas House Plantation. Limited to 13 people, this small-group tour ensures a personalized experience.

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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans

33 Reviews

$44.99

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.

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