Paddle and Wheel Tour Combo Tour in New Orleans

  • Tour code: 945-671
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: New Orleans, LA
  • Duration: 2 Hours 25 Minutes
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Visit New Orleans (Audubon Park, French Quarter, Garden District, Louisiana State Museum, Loyola University New Orleans, St. Charles Avenue).

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  • Children under 6 not occupying a seat travel free of charge. Children's fares apply to ages 6-12 years unless otherwise specified.

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  • Day 1 New Orleans
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Day 1 New Orleans

After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location, we will begin this tour. Today, we will travel through three centuries of history, legends, and romance in "The City That Care Forgot!" We will start by observing the sights and sounds of the world-famous French Quarter, visiting historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and the Presbytere, both part of the Louisiana State Museum system. Then, we will visit one of the famous St. Louis Cemetaries, referred to as "Cities of the Dead," where we will learn about this unique above-ground bural system, marveling at stories about voodoo and piracy on the Bayou St. John. Going down St. Charles Avenue, we will see the stately mansions, the homes of the former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras, and the exclusive Garden District. We will get to see parts of the campuses of Tulane and Loyola Universities, which are across from Audobon Park.

Then, we will board the historic Steamboat Natchez, one of six authentic steamboats left on the Mississippi River. Every day, we can enjoy a live Calliope concert onboard. Accompanied by the captain's narration, we will explore the Mississippi Delta, one of the world's busiest ports. Afterwards, we will return to the departure point, bringing an end to this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

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    The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.
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    During colonial times, this building was the seat of the local government. A national historic landmark, the main chamber is a courthouse. The building is part of one of the Louisiana State Museums.
    Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:30am - 4:30pm, Closed Monday
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    This historic building, one of the Louisiana State Museums, was built in 1791 as the residence of the local Capuchin monks. There are two permenent exhibits, one about the history of Mardi Gras, the other about Hurrican Katrina.
    Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 4:30pm
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    This museum complex in the French Quarter is made up of nine individual museums, each with their own historical significance. The Presbytere and the Cabildo are the most famous of these museums.
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    Three cemeteries in New Orleans share this name because of their unique layout and entombment system: all the graves are above-ground, which is why these cemeteries are nicknamed the "Cities of the Dead."
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    This major thoroughfare in New Orleans is famous for the exquisite mansions that line the street in the city's Uptown area. It extends downtown into the New Orleans Central Business District.
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    Once, the area of New Orleans' Garden District was covered exclusively by plantations. Because of its many affluent mansions and historic houses, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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    Originally founded as the Medical College of Louisiana to fight the spread of smallpox and other diseases, Tulane is one of New Orleans' premier private research institutions. It's mascot is the Green Wave and it is in Uptown New Orleans.
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    The campus of this private Jesuit institution lies between that of Tulane University and Audubon Park in New Orleans. Founded in 1904, it is one of the premier Jesuit colleges in the Southern U.S.
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    Located directly across from the campuses of Tulane and Loyola Universities, this park in New Orleans is famous for its bird-watching opportunities. It is a wonderfully picturesque place, featuring old oak trees and numerous fountains.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 5:00am - 10:00pm
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    Take a ride on this old-fashioned steamboat down the Mighty Mississippi River to experience what life was like for someone like author Mark Twain in the 1800s. On Sundays, the boat runs a jazz brunch cruise.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:30pm





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