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  • New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez – the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears. This 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River. Seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and the City of New Orleans. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez. Sample Dinner Menu Natchez Tossed Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Baked Chicken: Serve...

    Wonderful time. The cruise was beautiful and educational and the food was fantastic. I would do this again and again and again.

  • New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    2. New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans and take a journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The tour will take guests to see New Orleans from the river, one of the world's most active ports. Visit our museum quality Engine Room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the “Mighty Mississippi.” Add an optional Creole lunch, prepared fresh on board, and savor the tastes of New Orleans as you relax on your 2-hour cruise. Sample Menu Lunch Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Southern Fried Fish Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya Salad Du Jour Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and ...

    We were very disappointed in the lunch provided. It was billed as being fried chicken. What was served was very thin and dry fried fish fillets. The rest of the meal was all carbohydrates: macaroni salad, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and bread pudding for dessert. Not anything was very palatable and not good for a diabetic. I’ll never do the meal cruise again.

  • New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

    3. New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

    Sit back and enjoy the views or a drink at the bar while journeying down the Mississippi river. Learn about New Orleans' complex, but interesting story, focusing on the critical Battle of New Orleans. This cruise is narrated by an expert, local guide who takes guests on a journey of the imagination downriver to the Chalmette Battlefield at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. As you travel to the battlefield, learn about the settlement of New Orleans, its river lores, and historical landmarks that lay along the banks of the Mississippi River. Then stop at the battlefield and reflect for a 1-hour shore excursion featuring a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers.   SAMPLE MENU LUNCH: • New Orleans Style Shrimp Pasta • 10” Roast Beef Po-Boy • Creole Jambalaya • Crawfish Bread • Caesar Salad • Red Beans & Rice • Fresh Baked Cookies • Zapps Potato Chips (Menu it...

    Enjoyed the history and battlefield. The food was plentiful but average tasting. Drinks was good. The staff was friendly.

  • New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    4. New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. On this river cruise, you will experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. There will be some time to dance to the music in the gorgeous dining hall.  Add the optional Creole-style brunch to complement the experience. After brunch, you can enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail on the promenade deck looking out over the Mississippi River as the city slips past. On the way back to the city you will pass by Jackson Square and see the beautiful sights New Orleans has to offer. Weekend Brunch Menu Basket of seasonal fresh fruit Homemade Biscuits - Jellies & butter Caesar Salad - crisp romaine lettuce, fresh grated parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and creamy Caesar dressing Chicken & Andouille Gumbo with long grain Louisiana rice Eggs Benedict ...

  • From New Orleans: Swamp Airboat, 2 Plantation Tours & Lunch

    5. From New Orleans: Swamp Airboat, 2 Plantation Tours & Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel in New Orleans in a 13-seater high-roof van, your enthusiastic historian driver-guide will take you on a scenic narrated drive out of New Orleans, preparing you for a pilgrimage back in time.  After crossing over the Mississippi River on a high bridge, you will arrive at a remote swamp to board a small airboat. With your Cajun boat captain, glide comfortably over marshes and deep into secluded bayous. Discover the swamp’s fascinating fauna and flora, including alligators, turtles, and exotic birds.  Next, you will drive upriver through sugar cane fields to arrive at Laura Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of this Creole plantation dating back to 1804. Hear the compelling stories of Laura's family saga, as well as stories of the West-African, enslaved people who worked on this sugar plantation. At the end of the tour, visit the museum exhibit dedicate...

  • New Orleans: Bywater District Food and Art Tour

    6. New Orleans: Bywater District Food and Art Tour

    This tour offers a unique look into Creole and Cajun classics and the new, innovative direction of local New Orleans cuisine. You'll start the tour with Cajun history told through sausage in flavors like alligator, crawfish, duck, and delish pork. Next, taste the Haitian influence on New Orleans in a historic food hall, and enjoy a German-New Orleans fusion sandwich on the Mississippi River (a nod to this neighborhood's history). As a bonus stop, finish with a secret popsicle pop-up beloved by locals (seasonal dependent). There is also a local BBQ, a po-boy place, and a courtyard microbrewery in the neighborhood that can be substituted for any of the other mentioned stops. The private tour option is great for small groups visiting for bachelorette/bachelor parties or birthdays.

  • New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation, Houmas House & Lunch

    7. New Orleans: San Francisco Plantation, Houmas House & Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel in New Orleans in a 13-seater high-roof van, your enthusiastic historian driver-guide will narrate your scenic drive upriver to two historic plantations on the shores of the Mississippi River. On the journey, drive by the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and miles of cane fields extending from the Mississippi River to the back swamps. Learn about Louisiana's geography, geology, and incredible history en route.  The first stop is the San Francisco Plantation, a gothic steamboat style mansion built in 1856, where a guide in period costume will take you on a mansion tour. Discover the mansion's elaborate gingerbread work and flamboyant hand-painted ceilings. Re-live the details of 4 generations of Creoles who lived here 200 years ago, and see an original slave cabin and an old one-room schoolhouse. Then spend some time exploring the grounds and the small g...

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What people are saying about Mississippi River

This experience was very lovely! I did not do the lunch but from what I saw they had some great food. This is a great activity for a family event, couples day out, or even just something to do to get away. The only thing I would say is if you are not from New Orleans, make a plan to park and make a plan to arrive early. personally, I would use an Uber to get to the activity unless you're willing to pay for parking.

Wonderful time. The cruise was beautiful and educational and the food was fantastic. I would do this again and again and again.

Our tour guide Charles was awesome. His knowledge and humor set the tone of the tour. Highly recommend him.

I love everything, so relaxing the food and drink good. People who works there so nice thank you

Wonderful. The guide (Charlie) was amazing. So much information.