Mississippi River
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Our most recommended Mississippi River Neighborhood Tours

  • French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    1. French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience.  After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings.

    Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colon...

    Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

  • New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    2. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. Aft...

  • New Orleans: 2.5-Hour City & Cemetery Tour by Bus

    3. New Orleans: 2.5-Hour City & Cemetery Tour by Bus

    There’s so much to see, so much history to soak in. You’re probably worried you won’t have time to see it all. That’s where this tour can help. For two hours, you will go on an air-conditioned ride throughout some of the most famous neighborhoods in New Orleans. You will see the landmarks you don’t want to miss, as your guide shares stories you’ll love to hear. You will go from the Treme to the Garden District, the 9th Ward to the back streets of The French Quarter. Your guide will tell you where the best crawfish are, or where to get the coldest beer. t’s your guide's mission to make sure that when you step off the bus you’re in love with this great city as well. Come experience the best two hours of your vacation today.

    Our tour guide was fabulous. The tour was extremely informative!!!! Highly recommend.

  • New Orleans: Bywater District Food and Art Tour

    4. 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.

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What people are saying about Mississippi River

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Our tour guide, Josh, was the best ever. He knew every answer to every question we asked. The group was only 6 people and I enjoyed it so much. Josh kept us safe in the streets and made sure we stayed in the shade as much as possible. I would do this again in a heartbeat. Best experience of any tour in New Orleans.

Our guid Peak was great! Super knowledgeable and laid back! Also was all about being your guide your whole visit if you needed suggestions or were lost. Would highly recommend and would probably ask for her for future tours.

Carmel was fantastic! I learned a lot about the origins of New Orleans from someone knowledgeable and passionate. I’d recommend this tour to anyone who will listen!

Josh is very knowledgeable about the city's history and showed alot of great spots. He was very open to tailoring the tour to the interests of the people on tour

Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.