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Food, Drinks & Jazz! New Orleans Cultural Grand Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Visit historic bars in the French Quarter!
  • Try some famous New Orleans gumbo, beignet, pralines, and more!
  • Sample famous New Orleans’s cocktails, like the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz!
  • Explore Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square!
  • Walk down Frenchmen Street in the Marigny neighborhood!
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgable tour guide!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily    

    Duration

    9.5 hours.

    Start time

    10.30 AM

    Meeting Point

    Washington Artillery Park, 768 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Indulge your senses like a true Louisianan on a New Orleans Cultural Grand Tour!

    During your New Orleans Cultural Grand Tour, you’ll learn about the history of Jazz in the very city where Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born. New Orleans is famous for its impromptu street performances and live gigs. Some people claim that New Orleans got its nickname ‘The Big Easy’ because struggling musicians could earn a better living here than other places. Unsurprisingly, New Orleans’s streets overflow with musicians and local talent at any time of day. The nightlife remains vibrant, to say the least. And, you can expect to see people walking down the street with a drink in hand.  

    At Louis Armstrong Park, you will learn about Armstrong’s life and the origins of Jazz, springing from the African-American communities in New Orleans. After our Jazz history lesson, you’ll proceed to the Marigny neighborhood, famous for its happening nightlife. From there, we will go to Frenchmen Street, where you can find the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Your guide will take you to the most famous and popular places and buy you a beer.   

    Next, you’ll taste the best food New Orleans has to offer! Start off with a delicious, flaky pastry. New Orleans’s famous Beignet is hard to pronounce but easy to love! Just be careful about the wind direction so you don’t end up covered in powdered sugar! Afterwards, head over to The French Market, America’s oldest public marketplace. A place teeming with activity from the olden days to the present, The French Market delivers local bites which are sure to please the palate.   

    Then, make your way over to the famed streets of the French Quarter for more southern delicacies. The fertile lands and abundant seafood, along with spices from all around the world, produce some of the most mouth-watering dishes in the world. And, it’s all right here in New Orleans. And, since Louisiana is the birthplace of Tabasco™, try some of the state’s spiciest and tastiest sauces, too! Learn all about the history of Gumbo history and taste the best Gumbo in town! Finish with a delicious dessert in the form of a New Orleans’s favorite: Pralines!   

    Finally, you’ll learn about the extensive history of mixology in New Orleans. Visit historical bars that once served as the watering hole for pirates, military generals, and world-famous writers. Start in the famous Jackson Square, where the Louisiana Purchase was made in 1803. Your friendly, local guide will take you off the well-beaten tourist trail so you can experience New Orleans like a true local. You’ll discover great bars that enjoy local fame and are rarely frequented by outsiders.  

    In New Orleans, it is perfectly acceptable to drink at any time of the day. And, as a result of this rare, social freedom, the city has come up with various dessert-like cocktail concoctions. Watch how the famous Ramos Gin Fizz is made by an expert bartender before tasting it for yourself! Learn the history of Sazerac, the official drink of New Orleans. If you like trying new drinks, then the New Orleans Cultral Grand Tour is one of the best things to do in New Orleans!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • New Orleans Cultural Grand Tour
    • Food samples 
    • Five cocktail samples 
    • Small snack  
    • Complimentary beer  
    • One streetcar ticket (if applicable) 
    • Professional tour guide and commentary
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.  

    So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes early. 

    Your tour will come to an end at a different location than the meeting point. Your friendly and knowledgable tour guide will be more than happy to help you find your way to your next destination. 

    The tour is for 21 years and above only. Please bring your valid I.D. for identification purposes. 

    Food options and portion sizes may vary. The total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal. 

    Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.

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