Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

Adult (21+)
$199

Experience everything that ‘The Big Easy’ has to offer on this unique total day tour. Dig into the delicious flavors that make New Orleans one of the USA’s top foody destinations, enjoy some classy cocktails in the famous French Quarter and hear all about the origins of jazz before visiting a few of our favorite local jazz clubs. By the end of this all-encompassing tour, you’ll be hooked on gin and jazz and a bona fide expert on North America’s Mardi Gras city!

This tour is a combination of three of our most popular tours, the New Orleans Food Tour, the New Orleans Cocktail Tour and the New Orleans Jazz Tour.

Highlights

  • Discover the origins of jazz as you take a scenic stroll around beautiful Louis Armstrong park
  • Taste New Orleans’ rich multicultural history through its mouthwatering cuisine
  • Go beyond Bourbon Street and visit historic bars once frequented by pirates, military generals and famous writers
  • Enjoy a beer on us while enjoying the talents of some of the city’s best musicians
  • Understand how folklore and cocktails collide as you sample some of the city’s most infamous drinks

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples, five cocktail samples, small snack, one beer and one streetcar ticket (if applicable). Food options and portion sizes vary — the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.

Exclusions: Additional drinks, food, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide and the musicians.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 9.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Washington Artillery Park, 768 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Ending point: Palace Art Market, 619 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Full Itinerary
  • Your New Orleans Total Day Tour starts where it all began, on the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports.

    As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic breakfast pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love.

    Next we head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market and then on to the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide takes you to some of their favorite palate-pleasing spots. You’ll sample both a classic New Orleans dish, as well as a delicacy that you’ve probably never seen outside Cajun country.

    You’ll then have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy amongst chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo. Learn how hundreds of years of history has shaped this recipe and how it can vary from restaurant to restaurant.

    We’ll also indulge in a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.

    There is an opportunity to have a coffee or do some souvenir shopping in the French Quarter with your guide before we take a short walk to Jackson Square, where we’ll begin the cocktail portion of your total day tour!

    From this spot, the best and most historic bars of the French Quarter are all within a stone’s throw. Don’t expect to spend much time on Bourbon Street, though. While it has its place in New Orleans nightlife, we go beyond the tourist trail to show you what really makes New Orleans cocktail culture unique.

    For our first cocktail stop, we travel back to the 1700s and visit a bar which used to entertain some of the most eccentric characters in New Orleans history. Here, we taste a famous drink of the city and learn how it has influenced New Orleans drinking culture today.

    We then visit one of your guide’s favorite bars and taste a drink so good you’ll forget there’s alcohol in it.

    Next up, we sample the ‘official cocktail of New Orleans’: the Sazerac. One of the first cocktails ever invented, it’s definitely tasty enough to stand the test of time.

    Our final cocktail stop is at one of the classiest establishments in town to try one of the city’s most esteemed drinks, the Ramos Gin Fizz. After your first sip, you’ll truly understand why New Orleans has been called, “the cradle of civilized drinking.”

    There is an opportunity to rest your feet or grab a bite to eat before the jazz portion of the tour begins. Your guide can recommend some good eats, depending on your preferences. Then we’ll head over to the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood.

    Within the park, we talk about the historical origins of jazz and discuss one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself.

    From here, we make our way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, a hip nightlife area that’s home to the famous Frenchmen Street, where you’ll find the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Being with a local, you’ll have access to the best options, depending on the day of the week, time and band schedules. And to top it off, you receive a beer on us at one of the stops. You’re very welcome to purchase additional beverages as and when you want them.

    We’ll also be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, we’ll get behind the scenes with one of the bands in between sets.

    Your total day tour ends at the nightly art market, another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography.

    If at the end of the tour you’re still craving more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, drinks and of course, more great music!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples, five cocktail samples, small snack, one beer and one streetcar ticket (if applicable). Food options and portion sizes vary — the total amount of food included is equal to a full meal. Cocktail portions vary throughout the tour.

    Exclusions: Additional drinks, food, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide and the musicians.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you are placed in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Travellers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

    Dietary Notes

    This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 (504) 617 4391
    Email address: [email protected]