Walking tours let you explore the very sidewalks where that city's famous denizens once strolled and yelled, "I'm famous and I will live forever!" at passing cars. Feel the history beneath your feet with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for a Haunted French Quarter tour for two (up to a $40 value)
- $38 for a Haunted French Quarter tour for four (up to an $80 value)
- $25 for a Scandalous Cocktail Hour tour for two (a $50 value)
- $48 for a Scandalous Cocktail Hour tour for four (a $100 value)
During the two-hour Haunted French Quarter tour—which leaves daily at 7:30 p.m.—travelers explore frightening and enticing sites of some of the city's most legendary hauntings: The Lalaurie Mansion, The Witch of the French Opera,The Ghost of the Quadroon Mistress, and The Phantom of the Orleans Hotel. Departing at 5 p.m. daily, the 2.5–hour Scandalous Cocktail Hour tour acquaints adults with the shocking past of some infamous watering holes, including Pat O’Briens and Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. The tour delves into the origins of a few famous libations, JFK conspiracy theories, and notable mobsters.
Historic New Orleans Tours
Frommer's calls Historic New Orleans Tours "the place to go for authenticity rather than sensationalism," lauding the knowledgeable, entertaining guides and decreeing "we cannot recommend them enough." It's one of many publications that have sung the company's praises, due in no small part to owner Robert Florence's passion for and knowledge of local history. The published author and his crew take people on a variety of foot-, van-, and boat-based journeys, ranging from cruises through the Louisiana swamp to a ride past areas that are rebounding from Hurricane Katrina. On walking tours, guides regale patrons with humorous and tragic stories about voodoo cemeteries and the piano bar where Shirley Temple's infamous, dimple-inducing cocktail was invented.