Mardi Gras French Quarter Tour

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Mardi Gras French Quarter Tour

Mardi Gras is an experience that you do not want to miss! This is not scripted, this is a once in a lifetime experience!

By French Quarter Walking Tours

When and where

Date and time

February 22, 2022 · 7pm - March 31 · 11pm CST


1200 Decatur St 1200 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Mardi Gras is an experience that you do not want to miss! During this tour, learn about New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions. This tour includes everything from history, ghosts, vampires, & voodoo, all while carnival is taking place all along the tour route. This is not scripted, this is a once in a lifetime experience.....during Carnival & Mardi Gras anything goes!!

Guests are allowed to stop at bars and grab to go drinks along the tour route!

Uncover the secrets behind one of America's biggest parties on this 2-hour Mardi Gras and New Orleans history walking tour. See where the annual Mardi Gras parade kicks off each year, and visit several locations central to the city’s Fat Tuesday traditions. As you stroll through the French Quarter, learn about other aspects of New Orleans culture that make it unique from any place on earth, including voodoo rituals, haunted history, pirate legends, and more. Depending on the option you chose you can have a one to two hour approx Mardi Gras walking tour in New Orleans Discover the traditions behind America's most famous Fat Tuesday celebration See the parade route and famous party spots Visit the French Quarter's historic sites Learn about New Orleans' haunted history Try your hand at ghost hunting if you would like!!

Celebrate Carnival season—or any time of year—with this insider’s tour of America's most decadent and haunted city. Meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter, and set off on a leisurely 2-hour walking tour through New Orleans culture, history, and legends. See where the world-famous Mardi Gras parade kicks off each year, and visit the locations of time-honored Carnival traditions. Along the way, learn about the city’s unique confluence of cultures, and hear stories of famous former and current residents—from pirates and prostitutes to Hollywood celebrities who have set up house in the neighborhood’s historic Creole mansions. Stand before some the most beautiful homes of the Quarter, and visit several national historic landmarks including St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, and the Old Ursuline Convent. While New Orleans is filled with mirth and celebration during Mardi Gras, a more sinister side also lurks among the storied streets. Learn how the city earned its haunted reputation as you stroll past notorious sites known for wandering spirits, ghost sightings, and vampire legends. If you like, engage in a bit of ghost hunting yourself with a provided EMF meter and paranormal detector. You might be surprised at what you find.

When a guest purchases a ticket they are agreeing to the following-

Terms and Conditions

Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time. Tours depart @ the scheduled time. Time stamped photos are taken of the meeting location at the start of each tour. Tour guides are unable to speak on the phone to guests once the tour departs.

Meeting / Departure location: Meet on the sidewalk in front of the American Sports Saloon located at 1200 Decatur Street  New Orleans, LA 70116 

Tours do not meet inside the bar. We are not affiliated with The American Sports Saloon. Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time and check in with the tour guide. Tours depart at the scheduled time. Guests must check in a few minutes before the tour departs and leave with the tour group at the scheduled departure time. Tour Guides are unable to answer phones after a tour departs since we are then navigating our tour groups and giving narrations we cannot be on our phones and lead a tour.  Late arrivals will not be refunded. If you you are going to be late please contact us before the tour is scheduled to depart so we can try to help you check in before the departure time.  If a guest arrives even a few minutes late the tour guide will not be at the meeting departure location any longer because we start at the scheduled time. Please contact us Before the tour departure to avoid any issues regarding being lost / late. 

No refunds (for any reason at all including weather) will be issued from booking agent or tour group.

Tours are rain-or-shine events.

No refunds. All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Departure Time Comments -

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions. If the tour is delayed guests will be notified via text & or email.

INCLUSIONS-Admission ticket, local tour guide

Walking tour ~~ Duration: 1-2 hour walking tour at a moderate pace. The duration may last longer depending on the wait time inside the bars. Some bars may be busy and delay the tour to a large degree

EXCLUSIONS -Gratuities (recommended)

Drinks available to purchase along route

-Audio or Video recording devices are strictly prohibited during the tour. Photos are allowed and encouraged.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours.

A $250 replacement fee will be charged for any piece of lost, damaged, or missing piece of paranormal equipment.

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirement- cut off for reservations for this tour is 1 hour before the scheduled departure. Please be aware that at cut off time for reservations if the minimum numbers are not met the tour will be cancelled and you will be contacted by phone, text, or email up to the hour before the tour is scheduled to depart. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. We do not offer additional compensation for a customer who feels inconvenienced by the tour being cancelled.

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrivals.

This tour is kid friendly. Please keep in mind some locations allow children inside, some do not.

All tours are for entertainment purposes only.

There is no guarantee that you will encounter any paranormal activity while on this tour. No refunds are given. Tour is subject to change without notice. All information provided in this tour is of public knowledge and has been collected through research by the authors / tour guides.

All tours will be held on public property and no entry into private property will be conducted. No entry into private locations will be gained.

As per city ordinance we must instruct each guest of the following: Participants have been warned not to obstruct the sidewalks or streets. We accept no responsibility for anything that arises from this or failure to follow instruction. We are not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings or any injuries sustained due to the old, uneven & dilapidated streets & walkways.

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of extreme intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

No refunds (for any reason at all including weather) will be issued from booking agent or tour group.

Tours are rain-or-shine events.

No refunds. All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



Public Group Tours depart nightly at 7pm & 9pm

We offer Public Group tours @ 2pm and 4pm on weekends as well.

Private VIP tours are offered at a flat rate of $500 for group of 1 - 28 people. Private VIP tours depart at 4pm by reservation only. Please contact us directly to reserve a Private Tour.

TICKETS ARE SOLD FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Once tickets are sold out we are unable to provide additional space on the tour due to city ordinances. We encourage reservations.

Guests are responsible for providing contact information prior to the tour, preferably when you create a reservation. Not all booking agents (3rd party agents as well) require phone numbers when booking however it is important for various reasons for the office and tour guides to reach guests via phone. Please send us your phone number along with your name and booking reference number / order number if the booking agent did not request it at the time of booking so that we can add this information to your reservation for you.

No refunds (for any reason at all including weather) will be issued from booking agent or tour group.

Tours are rain-or-shine events.

No refunds. All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Please completely fill out the order form. Do not forget to include your cell number in the event we need to reach you before the tour.

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