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New Orleans Mardi Gras Experience

Drink up & have the experience of a lifetime. Uncover the secrets behind one of America's biggest parties on this Mardi Gras adventure.

By New Orleans Drunk History

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Date and time

January 1, 2022 · 2pm - March 31 · 10pm CST


Mardi Gras Tour 1200 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116

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.

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 1 to 2-hour 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.

Highlights ⚜️

1 to 2-hour Mardi Gras walking tour in New Orleans

Discover the traditions behind America's most famous Fat Tuesday celebration YES we are one of the only tour companies that offer tours on Fat Tuesday!!!!!!!

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!

Mardi Gras Parade Routes for 2023

FRIDAY Jan 6 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe of Joan of Arc 7:00pm view map 

* Société Des Champs Elysée 7:30pm view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Phunny Phorty Phellows 7:00pm view map 

* Funky Uptown Krewe follows view map 

SATURDAY Jan 7 2023


* Covington

* Fools of Misrule 6:00pm view map 

* Mandeville

* Mande Kings Day 2:00pm view map 

SATURDAY Jan 28 2023


* Marigny

* Krewe of Chewbacchus 7:00pm view map 

SUNDAY Jan 29 2023


* New Orleans East

* Krewe of Nefertiti 1:00pm view map 

FRIDAY Feb 3 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe Bohème 7:00pm view map 

* Slidell

* Krewe of Titans 6:30pm view map 

SATURDAY Feb 4 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe du Vieux 6:30pm view map 

* krewedelusion follows view map 

* Slidell

* Krewe of Bilge 12:00pm view map 

* Krewe of Poseidon 6:00pm view map 

SUNDAY Feb 5 2023


* Metairie

* Krewe of Little Rascals 12:00pm view map 

* Marigny

* 'tit Rəx 4:30pm view map 

* Pearl River

* Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club 1:00pm view map 

FRIDAY Feb 10 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe of Cork 3:00pm view map 

* Metairie

* Krewe of Excalibur 6:30pm view map 

* Krewe of Symphony follows view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Oshun 6:00pm view map 

* Krewe of Cleopatra follows view map 

* Krewe of Alla follows view map 

* Mandeville

* Krewe of Eve 7:00pm view map 

SATURDAY Feb 11 2023


* Metairie

* Magical Krewe of Mad Hatters 5:00pm view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Legion of Mars 11:30am view map 

* Krewe of Pontchartrain 1:00pm view map 

* Krewe of Choctaw follows view map 

* Krewe of Freret follows view map 

* Knights of Sparta 5:30pm view map 

* Krewe of Pygmalion follows view map 

* Slidell

* Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne 10:00am view map 

* Madisonville

* Krewe of Tchefuncte 1:00pm view map 

* Covington

* Krewe of Olympia 6:00pm view map 

* Chalmette

* Knights of Nemesis 1:00pm view map 

* Abita Springs

* Krewe of Push Mow 12:00pm view map 

SUNDAY Feb 12 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe of Barkus 2:00pm view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale 11:00am view map 

* Krewe of Carrollton follows view map 

* Krewe of King Arthur follows view map 

* Slidell

* Krewe of Dionysus 1:00pm view map 

TUESDAY Feb 14 2023


* Westbank

* The Culinary Queens of New Orleans (TCQNO) 6:00pm view map 

WEDNESDAY Feb 15 2023


* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Druids 6:15pm view map 

* Krewe of Nyx 6:45pm view map 

THURSDAY Feb 16 2023


* Uptown New Orleans

* Knights of Babylon 5:30pm view map 

* Knights of Chaos follows view map 

* Krewe of Muses follows view map 

FRIDAY Feb 17 2023


* French Quarter

* Krewe of Bosom Buddies 11:30am view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Hermes 5:30pm view map 

* Krewe d'Etat 6:30pm view map 

* Krewe of Morpheus 7:00pm view map 

* Slidell

* Krewe of Selene 6:30pm view map 

SATURDAY Feb 18 2023


* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Iris 11:00am view map 

* Krewe of Tucks 12:00pm view map 

* Westbank

* Krewe of NOMTOC 10:45am view map 

* Mid-City

* Krewe of Endymion 4:00pm view map 

* Bush

* Krewe of Bush 9:00am view map 

* Kenner

* Krewe of Isis 6:00pm view map 

SUNDAY Feb 19 2023


* Metairie

* Krewe of Athena 5:00pm view map 

* Krewe of Atlas follows view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Okeanos 11:00am view map 

* Krewe of Mid-City follows view map 

* Krewe of Thoth 12:00pm view map 

* Krewe of Bacchus 5:15pm view map 



* Metairie

* Krewe of Centurions 6:30pm view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Proteus 5:15pm view map 

* Krewe of Orpheus 6:00pm view map 



* Metairie

* Krewe of Argus 10:00am view map 

* Krewe of Elks Jefferson follows view map 

* Krewe of Jefferson follows view map 

* Uptown New Orleans

* Krewe of Zulu 8:00am view map 

* Krewe of Rex 10:00am view map 

* Krewe of Elks Orleans follows view map 

* Krewe of Crescent City follows view map 

* Covington

* Covington Lions Club 10:00am view map 

* Krewe of Covington follows view map 

* Folsom

* Krewe of Folsom 2:00pm view map 

SATURDAY Feb 25 2023


* Mandeville

* Krewe du Pooch 12:00pm view map 

SUNDAY Feb 26 2023


* Covington

* Krewe of Mardi PAWS 2:00pm view map

We are excited to welcome you to the Big Easy!

As a leading provider of the entertainment industry in New Orleans we take pride in offering a variety of tours in the World Famous French Quarter!! We have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Along with Travel and Hospitality's 2019 Tour Company of the Year in our region. We are beyond thrilled and so very honored to receive these awards.

We proudly created the most talked about tour in the city, the New Orleans Drunk History Tour! Rated the Number 1 Most Entertaining tour in the French Quarter, New Orleans 6 years in a row.

Our motto: Learning is intoxicating!

We are a local, family owned and operated small business located in the heart of the world famous French Quarter - New Orleans, Louisiana. Our passion for the city is what drives us to always dedicate ourselves to provide the best tours to visitors and residents alike when exploring in New Orleans.

Whether you are looking to explore the city for the first time, meet new friends, brush up on your history, experience the dark side of New Orleans and get the feel of the paranormal activity that is lurking around our city, we can help!

Our paranormal equipment adds to the entertainment... that is a fact!

Each tour provides stops along the tour route so that our guests can purchase to go drinks. These stops are provided to add to the experience of each tour. Guests are not expected to drink and are not pressured to drink however we provide the stops for all guests to decide if they choose to simply stop and sit down to rest, use the facilities or purchase multiple drinks that is the guests choice. Guests are to purchase a “to go” drink and head on down the tour route. Guests should keep in mind that these stops are not intended to hang out in bars. We have amazing locations to show guests and each of them have a back story that we love to share. The city has so many things to offer along our tour route so we do our best to stay on schedule without rushing guests along the way!

Kids are allowed on tours. However children are not allowed to use or examine the paranormal equipment. Not all bars allow children inside so please do not expect any bars along the tour route to allow you to bring children inside to purchase drinks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have.

We offer public group tour tours & private tours! Private VIP Tours are perfect for those looking for a more personal approach when exploring The Big Easy!!

Schedule for tours


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When a guest purchases a ticket / tickets they are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions.


Admission Ticket, Local Tour Guide, Walking Tour

Duration: Tours last anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours approximately. All tours offered are moderate paced walking tours. The duration varies and may last longer depending on the wait time inside the bars. Some bars may be busy and delay the tour to a large degree


Gratuities (recommended)

Drinks are available to purchase along route

Meeting / Departure location:

Meet on the sidewalk located at 1200 Decatur

Street New Orleans Louisiana 70116. We meet on the sidewalk in front of the American Sports Saloon.

Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time and check in with the tour guide. Tours do not meet inside the American Sports Saloon. We are not affiliated with The American Saloon located at this address. 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 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 or reschedule your tour. We will do what we can to reschedule your tour for the next tour that has availability. 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.

Time stamped photos are taken of the meeting location at the start of each tour.

Departure Time Comments -Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions. We reserve the right to delay and or reschedule tours regarding certain situations that may arise. If the tour is delayed guests will be notified via text & or email. This does happen at times and it is important that we can reach you and update changes. Texts are the most common method of notification that we use for all updates- including any updates, delays or cancellations.

No refunds (for any reason including weather) will be issued from booking agent or tour group. This includes weather in New Orleans, Louisiana or anywhere else in the world. Do not ask for a refund we do like declining refunds but we will if asked.

Rain out policy --

Tours are rain-or-shine events. Guests should prepare for the type of weather we are having. It can be pretty darn hot in NOLA but it can also get pretty darn cold as well.

In the event that a tour is canceled- All cancellation notices will appear on our website, social media and we will send text notifications to all guests who leave an accurate working mobile phone number on their reservation. Prepaid tours will receive credit for a future tour.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to inclement weather or any other acts of God.

All tours are for entertainment purposes only. There is no guarantee that you will encounter any paranormal activity while on this tour. Unfortunately we cannot create a ghost / supernatural being appear anywhere / anytime during the tour! This includes non-physical entities, such as angels, ghosts, vampires, demons, gods, and spirits. If it isn’t human we cannot guarantee you will see it.

Our tours are realistic!

No refunds and no compensation will be offered for any reason. This includes guests that complain for not seeing a ghost or supernatural being. We do not give potential guests or active ticket holders false hope of seeing a ghost. Guests have captured paranormal photos during our tours so rest assured it is most definitely possible we simply do not haunted anything. We have an album of the photos including texts that have photos from guests that captured paranormal activity in photos, ask to see them if you are interested!

Tour is subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to change any / all the tour information and route. 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.

SEASONAL TOURS: When booking a seasonal tour please check your dates to make sure that it is in season. AGAIN- All tours are for entertainment purposes only. There is no guarantee that you will encounter Mardi Gras if Mardi Gras is not taking place at the time of year you booked the tour. Unfortunately we cannot create a ghost / supernatural being appear anywhere / Mardi Gras / Christmas / Halloween or any other holiday anytime during the tour!

Our tours are realistic! We don’t pay people to pretend it’s a holiday and throw random beads, dress up and drink and act fake. We want our guests to enjoy learning and seeing these famous locations where these awesome traditions take place yearly and learn! This isn’t about just getting “messed up!) our motto is “where learning is intoxicating” it isn’t just let’s get intoxicated… you don’t need a tour for that.

No refunds and no compensation will be offered for any reason. This includes guests that complain for not seeing a ghost when or supernatural being or seeing enough Christmas decorations or seeing enough parties on a seasonal tour such as Christmas Tour or Mardi Gras Tour for example. These tours are to learn and have fun. Tours are full of informative traditions, history, paranormal/ supernatural stories and voodoo plus more all the while offering guests paranormal equipment and drink stops.

If you book a Seasonal Christmas Tour on December 1st, not all lights and decorations may be up just yet along the tour route. Home owners and business owners decorate their homes and business on their own schedules. You will receive your tour without any hitches. However, you may not see as many lights or decorations if you book a Christmas tour in October! Or see people dancing in the streets if you book a Mardi Gras tour before the kick off for Mardi Gras. If you book a Seasonal Mardi Gras tour check your dates! If you book this type of seasonal tour at the very beginning of the festival season especially before kick off for Mardi Gras or before Lundi Gras it will be different than attending on a Mardi Gras parade day, Lundi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday. Tours will still operate and all information will be given but common sense says, we are not going to hang decorations on private homes and we are not going to throw a parade just for you and throw beads at you! You will however still receive all the narrations & traditions on this fully operational tour. These tours are to provide information regarding history of Mardi Gras, the special traditions, and history, paranormal, supernatural, voodoo, drink stops and more! If you check the dates you can book the tour while Mardi Gras revealers are enjoying the party all around. Mardi Gras does not take place daily in NOLA!!! This doesn’t take away from learning about the traditions and history of it. We hope you have fun and enjoy.

The tour, tour guides, tour / booking agents and all other tour staff are not responsible for the safety or security of ticket holders. We are not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings or any injuries sustained due to the old, uneven and dilapidated streets and walkways along the tour route.

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 any other instructions while on tour.

Tour ticket holders will remain with their group throughout the duration of the tours. No walking off from group to take photos. Tour guides cannot stop the tour group for guests to stop and walk off to take photos. The tour guide has to stay on schedule. A moderate pace is needed to complete the tour route on time.

Tour ticket holders will adhere to the guidelines set forth by the tour staff. The tour, tour guides, and other tour staff reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.

Tour ticket holders will be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages during the tours. However for the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are extremely intoxicated or show signs of extreme intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour ticket holders will respect the privacy of private property and will not trespass on private property. Please do not ringing door bells at private homes. The French Quarter is a neighborhood and we ask for everyone to respect the residents.

Tour ticket holders are allowed to use paranormal equipment during the tour. Paranormal equipment must be checked out at the beginning of the tour. A fee of $250 will be charged for any piece of lost, damaged, or missing piece of equipment. PLEASE DO NOT DROP THE EQUIPMENT. Paranormal Equipment must be checked out and returned to a staff member before the guest leaves the tour. If you are interested in the equipment you must arrive at check in and request the equipment. You will need to provide your name, phone number, address, and booking reference number. This information must be received before checking out paranormal equipment. All paranormal equipment is marked and tracked via GPS.

Children under the age of 18 are not admitted without parent or guardian unless authorized by one of the tour guides. Please keep in mind that not all bars allow children inside.To go bars / windows are offered along the tour route for anyone not wanting to go inside a bar.

Audio or Video recording devices are NOT allowed during the tour. Photos can be taken and are encouraged!

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. Cut off for reservations for this tour is one 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. Knowing that there is a chance that this tour may be cancelled guests may want to have a back up plan in the event that this tour is cancelled last minute.

If you have a problem or complaint regarding the tour please let us know while you are at the tour. The tour guides, Coty, Ashli & Madison are the owners of the company. If you have a complaint please do not wait until after the tour to inform us!

We created and have operated the tour company since 2014. We have been successful over the years and wish to provide nothing less than the best tours to our guests. Please understand that we run a business but also enjoy giving tours and we want to provide exceptional memorable experiences. We know we cannot please everyone but we do our best.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Tickets are not put on hold.

Thank you we appreciate our guests.

Coty, Ashli & Madison

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No refunds (for any reason at all including weather or any other act of God) 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.


Meeting / Departure location:

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

Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time and check in with the tour guide. Tours depart @ the scheduled time.

Tours do not meet inside the bar. We are not affiliated with The American Sports Saloon.

No refunds (for any reason at all including weather or any other act of God) 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.


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