Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Airboat Swamp Large Boat Tour
Take one of the smaller airboat swamp adventure tours through the wetlands surrounding the town of Jean Lafitte!

Highlights:
-Round trip transportation.
-Marshy bayous and open waterways.
-Fast & thrilling ride.
-Commentary from native boat captains.
-Cruise the fishing community of Jean Lafitte.
-Live albino alligator exhibit.
-Small and large boat options available.

Instructions:
-Pregnant women and children under 5 years old.
-People with neck or back problems.
-Physically disabled people.
-Wheelchairs.
-Service dogs (as alligators do swim up close to the airboats).

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
01/01/18-02/28/18, 11/01/18-12/31/18 & 11/01/19-12/31/19
10:45am and 12:45pm, Daily

03/31/18-10/31/18, 03/31/19-10/31/19
8:45am, 10:45am, 12:45pm and 2:45pm, Daily

Duration:
3 hours 45 minutes.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Cocktail Walking Tour 3pm
Take this tour on your first day in town to find out the places you must visit! Take a walk through the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the famous "spirits" of New Orleans. It's history with a twist!

From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Ramos Gin Fizz and Absinthe, you'll enjoy a different view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking. They'll entertain you with classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here and the characters that brought them to life.

You'll be shaken (not stirred) by the recipes of the city's most infamous cocktails along the way. You must be 21 years of age or older to take this tour. They offer a complimentary Natchez Jazz Punch to start your evening. Additional drinks are available for purchase along the tour route.

Please note:
-This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes!
-They recommend that you wear casual, comfortable attire but please avoid tank tops, cut-offs or short shorts. During warmer months caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
For 2018
-Daily at 4:00pm
-Friday and Sunday 3:00pm

For 2019
-03/01/19-10/31/18: 3:00pm & 4:00pm, Daily
-11/01/18-12/31/18: 3:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm, Daily

Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Cocktail Walking Tour 4pm
Take this tour on your first day in town to find out the places you must visit! Take a walk through the French Quarter's famous bars and restaurants and discover the famous "spirits" of New Orleans. It's history with a twist!

From the Sazerac and Pimm's Cup to the Ramos Gin Fizz and Absinthe, you'll enjoy a different view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking. They'll entertain you with classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here and the characters that brought them to life.

You'll be shaken (not stirred) by the recipes of the city's most infamous cocktails along the way. You must be 21 years of age or older to take this tour. They offer a complimentary Natchez Jazz Punch to start your evening. Additional drinks are available for purchase along the tour route.

Please note:
-This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes!
-They recommend that you wear casual, comfortable attire but please avoid tank tops, cut-offs or short shorts. During warmer months caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
For 2018
-Daily at 4:00pm
-Friday and Sunday 3:00pm

For 2019
-03/01/19-10/31/18: 3:00pm & 4:00pm, Daily
-11/01/18-12/31/18: 3:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm, Daily

Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Evening Jazz Cruise W/ Dinner 6pm
The dinner jazz cruise sets sail every night at 7:00pm for a romantic cruise aboard the Mississippi River. The evening cruise offers unique views of the stunning evening skyline. It'll be an evening in New Orleans that you'll never forget.

The Steamboat Natchez decks, engine room and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time. Included in the Dinner Jazz ticket price is the Steamboat cruise, buffet dinner, and Jazz Band entertainment, and applicable taxes. Gratuities and Alcoholic Beverages are not included in the price of the Ticket.

Highlights:
-Breathtaking view of the city.
-Enjoy casual buffet-style dining.
-Meals prepared fresh on board.
-Indoor and Outdoor seating.
-Featuring live jazz by the world renowned "Dukes of Dixieland".
-Museum quality Engine Room.
-Group Rates available for 10 or more passengers.
-Children under 6 years old have the cruise portion of their ticket free with a paid adult. Food & Beverage costs may apply.
-Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
-Reservations Recommended.
-Client must present voucher to ticket office.

Departure Point:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

Blackout Dates:
-04/03/18, 06/10/18, 06/27/18, 07/04/18, 07/07/18, 07/21/18, 01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19

Departure Time:
Daily Boarding: 6:00pm, Cruising 7:00pm-9:00pm
Please call to confirm sailing schedule.

Dinner Seating:
6:00pm-7:15pm or 7:45pm-9:00pm

Length:
Approximately 2 hours for the cruise.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
French Quater Walking Tour 1pm
Let your own 'local expert' unravel the mysteries of one of America's oldest and most unique living neighborhoods.

Learn about the Creoles who developed the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.

Stroll down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from the European past. See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.

Be the envy of locals as you enjoy restricted access through Gray Line to visit the beautiful St. Anthony's Garden, directly behind the Cathedral - Basilica of St. Louis, King of France. You will also enjoy exclusive access to the private courtyard of New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association. Neither stop is available to the general public.

They'll pass by Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, built between 1722 and 1732 and reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. The property is believed to have been used by the Lafitte Brothers, Jean and Pierre, as a New Orleans base for their Barataria smuggling operation.

Your tour officially ends with access to one of the historic Louisiana State Museums where you may continue your search for history on a self-guided tour. Admission is included.

You will receive a specially minted Tricentennial souvenir doubloon which will afford you discounts on admissions to several historic museums in the French Quarter including the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, The Beauregard-Keyes House, and the new Jazz Museum at the U.S. Mint.

Please Note:
This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, they recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. & the Mississippi River
-at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00pm

Length:
2.25 hours

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Ghosts And Spriits Night Walking Tour 7:30pm 2 Hour Tour
New Orleans has been referred to as "The most haunted city in America." After this tour, they'll let you be the judge!

With its colorful history and unique traditions, it is no wonder so many New Orleans homes and taverns have been investigated by paranormal investigators.

You'll visit several haunted sites and hear about the stories featured on The History Channel and The Discovery Channel.

Hear ghostly stories about the haunted hotels and the courthouse where the state supreme court is based. They even visit a former slave exchange. Each guide has researched these "other spirits" of the Vieux Carre, so no two tours are exactly alike. Will you see any of the ghosts that inhabit the famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel, formerly a theater, Quadroon Ballroom, orphanage and convent?? Staff and guests report regular ghost sightings - maybe you will too.

Take an exciting look at the relics of voodoo ceremonies, a vampire slaying kit, and age old tools of the trade used by mystical and mysterious inhabitants of our city.

Please note:
-This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes!
-Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
-They recommend that you wear casual, comfortable attire but please avoid tank tops, cut-offs or short shorts.

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
Daily at 7:30pm

Length:
2 hours.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Harbor Jazz Curuise Only 11 Am
The harbor cruise departs from shores of the French Quarter and takes you on a voyage back in time to when cotton reigned as king and life was slow and peaceful. Before the cruise is over, from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez, you'll see up close and personal one of the world's most active ports as it can be seen the best.

Please Note:
-Access to the first and third deck is by stairs only.
-Child rates provided. Child considered 6-12 years old.
-Children between 2-5 years old are free.

Highlights:
-Optional Casual Buffet Brunch, prepared fresh on board.
-Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port.
-Calliope concert at 10:45am and 1:45pm.
-Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs.
-Group Rates available for 10 or more passengers.
-Children under 6 years old cruise free with paid adult.
-Departs daily from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
-Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors.
-Money saving packages combined with local attractions.
-Client must present voucher to ticket office.

Departure Point:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

Blackout Dates:
For Cruise at 11:30am
-04/14/18, 05/22/18, 07/07/18, 07/28/18 and 08/04/18.

For Cruise at 2:30pm
-04/28/18, 05/20/18, 07/06/18 and 07/07/18.

For 2019
-01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19.

Departure Time:
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm
Please call to confirm sailing schedule.

Length:
Approximately 2 hours for the cruise.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Harbor Jazz Curuise Only 2:00pm
The harbor cruise departs from shores of the French Quarter and takes you on a voyage back in time to when cotton reigned as king and life was slow and peaceful. Before the cruise is over, from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez, you'll see up close and personal one of the world's most active ports as it can be seen the best.

Please Note:
-Access to the first and third deck is by stairs only.
-Child rates provided. Child considered 6-12 years old.
-Children between 2-5 years old are free.

Highlights:
-Optional Casual Buffet Brunch, prepared fresh on board.
-Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port.
-Calliope concert at 10:45am and 1:45pm.
-Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs.
-Group Rates available for 10 or more passengers.
-Children under 6 years old cruise free with paid adult.
-Departs daily from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
-Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors.
-Money saving packages combined with local attractions.
-Client must present voucher to ticket office.

Departure Point:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

Blackout Dates:
For Cruise at 11:30am
-04/14/18, 05/22/18, 07/07/18, 07/28/18 and 08/04/18.

For Cruise at 2:30pm
-04/28/18, 05/20/18, 07/06/18 and 07/07/18.

For 2019
-01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19.

Departure Time:
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm
Please call to confirm sailing schedule.

Length:
Approximately 2 hours for the cruise.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Harbor Jazz Curuise With Lunch 11 Am
The harbor cruise departs from shores of the French Quarter and takes you on a voyage back in time to when cotton reigned as king and life was slow and peaceful. Before the cruise is over, from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez, you'll see up close and personal one of the world's most active ports as it can be seen the best.

Please Note:
-Access to the first and third deck is by stairs only.
-Child rates provided. Child considered 6-12 years old.
-Children under 6 years not taking a seat are free of charge.

Highlights:
-Optional Casual Buffet Brunch, prepared fresh on board.
-Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port.
-Calliope concert at 10:45am and 1:45pm.
-Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs.
-Group Rates available for 10 or more passengers.
-Departs daily from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
-Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors.
-Money saving packages combined with local attractions.

Departure Point:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

Blackout Dates:
For Cruise at 11:30am
-04/14/18, 05/22/18, 07/07/18, 07/28/18 and 08/04/18.

For Cruise at 2:30pm
-04/28/18, 05/20/18, 07/06/18 and 07/07/18.

For 2019
-01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19

Departure Time:
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm
Please call to confirm sailing schedule.

Length:
2 hours.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Harbor Jazz Curuise With Lunch 2pm
The harbor cruise departs from shores of the French Quarter and takes you on a voyage back in time to when cotton reigned as king and life was slow and peaceful. Before the cruise is over, from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez, you'll see up close and personal one of the world's most active ports as it can be seen the best.

Please Note:
-Access to the first and third deck is by stairs only.
-Child rates provided. Child considered 6-12 years old.
-Children under 6 years not taking a seat are free of charge.

Highlights:
-Optional Casual Buffet Brunch, prepared fresh on board.
-Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port.
-Calliope concert at 10:45am and 1:45pm.
-Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs.
-Group Rates available for 10 or more passengers.
-Departs daily from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
-Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors.
-Money saving packages combined with local attractions.

Departure Point:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.

Blackout Dates:
For Cruise at 11:30am
-04/14/18, 05/22/18, 07/07/18, 07/28/18 and 08/04/18.

For Cruise at 2:30pm
-04/28/18, 05/20/18, 07/06/18 and 07/07/18.

For 2019
-01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19

Departure Time:
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Monday-Saturday: Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm
Please call to confirm sailing schedule.

Length:
2 hours.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Hurricane Katrina Tour 4pm
Get an eyewitness account of the events surrounding the most devastating natural - and man-made - disaster on American soil with a local's chronology of events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster. Learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and why it was built at this particular location along the Mississippi River.

Drive past an actual levee that "breached" and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents. Learn the direct connection between America's disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction.

See the Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Upper Ninth Ward neighborhoods. On the shores of Lake Pontchartrain visit the New Basin Canal Lighthouse destroyed by Katrina but reconstructed and reopened in 2013. Your guided tour of this museum offers a bird's eye view of the area, including the levees along the lakefront and, in the distance, the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

After visiting the Levee Memorial Gardens, they'll make a brief stop in City Park, where you may visit either the Morning Call Cafe or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. You'll be amazed at the volume and variety of products "offloaded" in the multimodal port of New Orleans, the second largest port in the country, and then distributed to your hometown. For example, did you know that 30% of the seafood (fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and crawfish) harvested in the lower 48 states comes from the coastal wetlands in South Louisiana??

After this tour, you'll have a better understanding of events pre- and post-Katrina and the "Rebirth of New Orleans!" Gray Line contributes $1 per passenger on this tour to LowerNine.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward. A portion of the tour price funds the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, dedicated to restoring and preserving their area's wetlands.

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Departure Time:
-For 2018,
Daily: 1:00pm

-For 2019,
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1:00pm

Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Madi Gras Jazz Sightseeing Curise
End your brunch excursion with an optional look inside New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition. Get up close to the artists as they build the floats that will eventually make their way down St. Charles Avenue. This tour will round out a truly New Orleans experience.

Boarding time:
11:00am

Cruising time:
11:30am-1:00pm

Arrival at Mardi Gras World:
1:00pm (Optional 45 minutes Mardi Gras World Tour)
Please Note:
Return to downtown hotel approx 1:30pm-2:15pm via Mardi Gras World Shuttle
Paddle & Wheel Tour
This tour combines the Super City Tour with the Natchez Harbor Cruise at a discounted price. Enjoy a Creole lunch Monday-Saturday (additional cost-$16.00 per adult/advanced purchase).

Departure From:
Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)

Departure Dates and Time:
01/01/18-02/28/18, 11/01/18-12/31/18 & 11/01/19-12/31/19 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Daily)

03/01/18-10/31/18, 03/01/19-10/31/19
9:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm (Daily)

Super City Tour:
Daily 9:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Natchez Harbor Cruise:
Daily 11:30am and 2:30pm

Length:
-Approximately 2 hours for the cruise plus 2.25 hour tour.
-Total 4.25 hours.

Instructions:
Please reconfirm the tour, 24 hours prior to scheduled departure date.
Sunday Jazz Cruise With Brunch 11am
Climb aboard the Steamboat Natchez for a Sunday on the river filled with live jazz music, a delicious meal and beautiful sights. The music is provided by The Steamboat Stompers, a group of the most talented musicians in the genre. The meal is a New Orleans style brunch that will make your mouth water. The sights are provided by the shoreline and the might Mississippi River.

Duration:
2 Hours

Depature Points:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery

Depature Time:
Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm

Blackout Dates:
04/01/18, 05/13/18, 01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19
Sunday Jazz Cruise With Brunch 2pm
Climb aboard the Steamboat Natchez for a Sunday on the river filled with live jazz music, a delicious meal and beautiful sights. The music is provided by The Steamboat Stompers, a group of the most talented musicians in the genre. The meal is a New Orleans style brunch that will make your mouth water. The sights are provided by the shoreline and the might Mississippi River.

Duration:
2 Hours

Depature Points:
Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery

Depature Time:
Boarding 11:00am, Cruising 11:30am-1:30pm
Boarding 2:00pm, Cruising 2:30pm-4:30pm

Blackout Dates:
04/01/18, 05/13/18, 01/01/19-02/15/19, 03/02/19, 11/28/19 and 12/25/19
Swamp & Bayou Tour
After a short motorcoach ride across the Mississippi River, take a fascinating boat trip into the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous. Experience the timeless beauty of South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and bayous and the Cajun "joie de vivre". Discover how the seafood from the bountiful waters provides a wide assortment of delectable local dishes!

Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year. Learn why the wetlands are disappearing due to coastal erosion and man's efforts to correct the damage it has done and restore this vital habitat. Bring your camera to capture the "bon temps" (good times) on the bayou!

Departure Time:
01/01/18-02/28/18, 11/01/18-12/31/18 & 11/01/19-12/31/19 10:45am and 12:45pm, Daily

03/31/18-10/31/18, 03/31/19-10/31/19
8:45am, 10:45am, 12:45pm and 2:45pm, Daily

Departure Point:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Tour duration:
3 hours 45 minutes

Please note:
-Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.
-Some wildlife are more numerous during warmer months.
Whitney Plantation Tour
A personal look into the lives of owners and slaves in Antebellum Louisiana.

In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.

Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to Whitney will gain a unique perspective on the enslaved people who lived and worked here.

The early owners of Habitation Haydel, later known as The Whitney Plantation, became wealthy producing indigo before the plantation transitioned to sugar in the early 1800's.

Whitney is also significant because of the number of its historic outbuildings which were added to the site over the years, thus providing a unique perspective on the evolution of the Louisiana working plantation.

The Big House is one of the finest surviving examples of Spanish Creole architecture and one of the earliest raised Creole cottages in Louisiana.

The Whitney Plantation Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a site of memory and consciousness, the Whitney Plantation Museum is meant to pay homage to all slaves on the plantation itself and to all of those who lived elsewhere in the United States.

Travel past Laura, Oak Alley, Evergreen, Felicity & St. Joseph Plantations, ghosts of the past that front the Mississippi River, where rich crops of sugar cane, cotton and indigo from these fertile lands once travelled to ports of trade.

Departure time:
01/01/19-02/28/19, 06/01/19-12/31/19: 12:00pm Daily
03/01/19-05/31/19: 12:00pm & 1:00pm Daily

Duration:
5 hours or 7 hours 25 minutes (includes travel time)

Departs from:
All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. & the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Please Note:
Due to the home's historic nature, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Walking the grounds is an integral part of this experience. Includes guided tour of plantation home and narrated motor coach transportation.