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Our most recommended Mississippi River Walking Tours

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

    1. 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.


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

  • French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    2. 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.

  • St Louis: 75-Minute City Trolley Tour

    3. 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 Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    4. New Orleans Original Cocktail Late Afternoon Walking Tour

    Welcome to entertainment at its finest. Your tour begins from Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River, where an experienced guide will entertain you with classic stories of the unique concoctions made famous here, and the characters that brought them to life. You’ll visit some of the restaurants and bars along the famous Bourbon and St. Peter’s Streets. You’ll be shaken - and stirred - by the recipes of the city’s most infamous cocktails along the way. From the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup, to the Hurricane and Hand Grenade, you’re sure to enjoy a different view of New Orleans through its history of fine dining and drinking. It's history ...with a twist!

    Sandi was amazing! Founds great bars and drinks we otherwise would have missed. Very fun and informative!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Orleans: Bywater District Food and Art Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

    9. New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

    This 2 hour long walk through the historic French Quarter starts at the Louisiana Welcome Center in the lower Pontalba Rowhouse in Jackson Square. Historically used as a parade ground, it is now full of musicians, tarot card readers, and street performers. You will then see the mighty Mississippi where steamboats dock and gigantic container and cruise ships pass. You will then walk downriver along the old French Market to the Ursuline Convent. This is the oldest building in the Mississippi Delta from Colonial times and housed some very adventurous and courageous nuns who came here in the early 1700s. You will pass the house of famous jazz player, Danny Barker who is legendary among the city's jazz musicians. You will then come to one of the many former macaroni factories of the lower French Quarter, proof of the major role that Sicilian immigrants played in the city's history. You will...

    Regine made our experience special. She clearly loves sharing her knowledge and passion for the French Quarter with visitors. She covered a lot of ground - both in physical distance and in the great stories that she shared - plus the restaurant she recommended for lunch was excellent!

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What people are saying about Mississippi River

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based on 548 reviews

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!

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

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

Very nice tour guide named Taylor. Interesting stuff!