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  • St Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

    1. St Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

    Take a trip back in time and ride in an authentic trolley around St Louis. Let your expert local guide explain to you how St Louis came to be and learn about its colorful history - from the 1800s to the present. See the Anheuser Busch brewery, Busch Stadium (home of the St Louis Cardinals), the 630-ft tall stainless steel Gateway Arch located next to the Mississippi River, the old St Louis Union Station (now housing an Aquarium and giant ferris wheel), the Old Cathedral and the newer Cathedral Basilica, the Old Courthouse, Millionaire's Row, Forest Park (with the Zoo), Science Center and Museums, Blueberry Hill with the St Louis Walk of Fame, Laclede's Landing, and the sights and sounds of Downtown St Louis. As members of the Professional Tour Guide Association, your guides are constantly expanding their knowledge of historic St Louis. So come join them on a journey into the past as th...

    Our driver Rich was awesome! He went above and beyond picking us up and dropping us off. We learned a lot from him! Thank you for an awesome 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...

  • Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

    3. Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

    Visit the landmarks of Memphis and be fascinated as the city comes to life through stories and explanations. Your guide will help you discover the top spots including Peabody Hotel, the Memphis Pyramid, and Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was murdered. Begin your day with a hotel pickup from downtown Memphis. Be seated in a mini coach-bus to meet your guide. Begin the tour passing by the statues of B.B. King and Elvis Presley and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Stop at A. Schwab for your local buys, an institution that sells all things Memphis—from regional arts and crafts to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines, and more. Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Continue to the Memphis Pyramid, which is now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” that resembles an Egyptian pyramid and is filled ...

  • New Orleans: Daytime City Helicopter Tour

    4. 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: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

    5. New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

    Turn New Orleans into a giant board game with the Urban Adventure Quest interactive scavenger hunt. Combine the thrill of the race with a unique sightseeing experience of the city. Beginning near the downtown waterfront, let your smart phone guide you along the Mississippi river and through some of the city's renowned marketplaces, solving riddles, finding clues, and completing challenges, all the while discovering more about the area's history. Hustle through the sights and sounds of the city, from Jackson Square along its many fabled streets, meandering through famous landmarks as well as New Orlean's many overlooked treasures. There are few tours of the city quite as exciting, and even fewer as unique! Points of Interest on Your Quest: • Spanish Plaza • Water Front • French Market • Cafe Du Monde • Jackson Square • Washington Artillery and Cabildo • Bourbon Street

    Our family was so happy we chose this. We saw parts of New Orleans that we otherwise wouldn’t have, plus we had a lot of fun together. We’ll do one of these in every city we travel to from now on!

  • 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.

  • 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

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based on 8 reviews

Our family was so happy we chose this. We saw parts of New Orleans that we otherwise wouldn’t have, plus we had a lot of fun together. We’ll do one of these in every city we travel to from now on!

got to see the whole city including college campuses. Was kinda hard to hear the guide but loved the experience

Guide was very knowledgeable and nice! Was very approachable and conscious of her. Tiders

We enjoyed ourselves the tour was amazing everyone was amazing!!!

A great experience. Definitely recommending to everyone I know.