A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you at least two hours of steps closer with one of two historical walking tours from Urban Adventures. All tours are limited to groups of 12 people. Choose one of the following options:
- $12 for the Creole Mourning Tour (a $25 value)
- $12 for the Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour (a $25 value)
The two-hour Creole Mourning Tour welcomes walkers ages six and older on a tour of the city’s French Creole past. The show starts at the handsome Hermann-Grima House, a grand Federal-style mansion constructed in the 1830s that now provides a glimpse into the daily operations of an affluent antebellum family. The processional then passes on to the Grima family's present quarters with an extensive visit to St. Louis #1, the city’s oldest cemetery, where walkers tiptoe around family tombs before paying tribute to the final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Learn about Creole mourning customs and marvel at Nicolas Cage’s pyramid tomb, pre-humously built to resemble the one-dollar bill.
Trekkers aged 21 and older can opt for the Scandalous Cocktail Hour Tour, exploring renowned watering holes such as Pat O’Brien’s and the Carousel Bar. Discover the humble beginnings of legendary libations such as the Sazerac while listening slack-jawed to scandalous stories of prostitution, prohibition, organized crime, JFK-assassination conspiracy theories, and the first lunar crawfish colony. Though cocktails are not included, they are readily available for purchase at each stop.
Urban Adventures’ local guides are a diverse group of historians, authors, and documentarians who funnel New Orleans history, music, and culture directly into brain holes. Open your mind for a dose of cranial consumables with today’s deal.