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  • New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

    1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

    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. and the Muzik Jazz Band while enjoying a Creole-style dinner. There will be some time to dance to the music after dinner in the gorgeous dining hall.  After dinner, 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 city lights under a starry sky.  SAMPLE DINNER MENU: • Cajun Caesar Salad • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo • Louisiana Creole Jambalaya • Cajun Baked Chicken • Roast Beef Debris • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Cajun Seafood Pasta • Red Beans & Rice • Corn Mac Choux • Fresh Roasted Vegetables • Paddlewheele...

    Great host & staff, amazing band, variety of food, and beautiful evening scenery along the river!! Highly recommend.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    2. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

    Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

    Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

    Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

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    Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

  • New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

    3. New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

    Hop aboard the helicopter at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter, and get ready to experience New Orleans from a new perspective. Choose between two different flight options. Choose the 15-mile option to fly over the city for approximately 12-15 minutes. Experience sites from above such as Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. In addition to getting a close-up aerial view of the French Quarter, you will pass by the Central Business District, Canal Street, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and fly over City Park. This park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana’s Children’s Museum, and the Bayou Oaks golf course. Next door is the Fair Grounds, home to the Louisiana Derby as well the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Choose the 30-mile option and get the opportunity to fly over both the city and...

    our pilot Mark was very professional and kept the tour very interesting! it was quick but very worth while.

  • New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

    4. New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

    Marvel at the sparkling lights and unparalleled views of New Orleans by night as you soar overhead on a private helicopter tour. Experience the tranquility of the night as you fly over the city that never sleeps.  This helicopter night tour takes off from New Orleans Lakefront Airport, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter. Choose between two different flight lengths. The first is a 15-mile route and soars over the busy French Quarter. Experience the lights of Canal Street as well as the colorful Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The second flight length is a 30-mile route where you can enjoy more time flying over the city with time spent over Uptown and the Garden District to see sights like Tulane University, Loyola University, and Saint Charles Avenue.

    The tour was fun. Really enjoyed seeing the city from a different point of view.

  • New Orleans: Christmas Eve Bonfire Experience

    5. New Orleans: Christmas Eve Bonfire Experience

    For many years this Cajun community has built huge wooden structures along the Mississippi River levee to be lit up in flames. The bonfires, built in the shape of cabins, tepees, or riverboats, light the way for Papa Noel to arrive in Bayou Country. Choose between two ways of experiencing the "feux de joie", or fires of joy:  1) Bonfire Express Tour This tour includes round-trip narrated motorcoach transportation from New Orleans to the bonfire site. A police escort will then accompany a “sleigh of coaches” to view the bonfires.  2) Bonfire Adventure Tour This tour includes round-trip narrated motorcoach transportation from New Orleans to the bonfire site. A police escort will then accompany a “sleigh of coaches” to view the bonfires. After seeing the bonfires, you will enjoy a guided tour of the San Francisco Plantation, built in 1855. Reported to be the most opulent plantation ho...

  • Old Town St Louis: Haunted History Walking Tour

    6. Old Town St Louis: Haunted History Walking Tour

    Enjoy a fun and fascinating ¾ mile stroll through the oldest, most historic and most haunted part of St Louis. The tour is led by a world class storyteller whose family has lived in St Louis for more than 180 years. Your guide is an expert at making sure that everyone in the group gets personal attention and you are encouraged to ask questions. The tour takes you around the historic neighborhood called Lacledes landing. Stops include the home of Dr Wilson where you will hear about his encounter with an 8-year-old spirit. Then we will head to the Mississippi River and hear about the famous duel fought there by a former US president as well as the story of the infamous Dauphine DeLabriere and her ill-fated love affair. Continuing on you will learn about ancient customs, the great St Louis Fire, the Lemp family and their 5 suicides, as well as the most famous Exorcism in history (which spa...

  • Saint Paul: Ghostly Private Walking Tour

    7. Saint Paul: Ghostly Private Walking Tour

    Explore the best of Minnesota's capital on a spooky historical walking tour of the city and hear stories filled with mystery, ghosts, and revenge. Begin your private tour above the Mississippi River, at the Old Revenue Building, a modern haunted building. Visit the Fitzgerald Theatre, frequented by many people over the years, some of whom have never left. Listen to tales from the 1920s and 30s, when bootleggers and mobsters ran the city; hear plenty of gruesome stories that came out of the Landmark Center, too. Follow your expert local guide to the State Capitol. The domed behemoth structure, designed by architect Cass Gilbert, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. End your tour at the Saint Paul Hotel, where gangsters like Leon Gleckman made their prohibition home bases.

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What people are saying about Mississippi River

Our Honeymoon. Nothing can bring down a dinner cruise on NOLA...COVID-19, DELTA Variant tried. We had a perfect Honeymoon dinner cruise with great food, jazz and staff. Couldn't gave been more perfect.

Monique (server) was EXCELLENT! The boat experience & food were delicious. Clean, relaxing and music was jazzy fabWell worth it...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great host & staff, amazing band, variety of food, and beautiful evening scenery along the river!! Highly recommend.

Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

Very nice tour guide named Taylor. Interesting stuff!