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Mardi Gras Tours

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10 Nov 2017
“Courtyard to Heroines”
15 Sep 2017
“Heroines of New Orleans”
Historical and cultural tours about women and their incredible contributions to the fabric of New Orleans. A two hour walking tour through the French quarter with stories of the ladies that built New Orleans. From the Ursuline nuns, to entertainers...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
922 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8548
Central Business District
+1 504-710-6205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour and our guide Denise, who is clearly passionate about sharing information and bringing the heart and soul of New Orleans to those on her tour. Highly recommend the tour and especially Denise Augustine! Appropriate for most ages.

Thank dan r
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had such an amazing tour with our guide Denise. She was funny, knowledgeable and an amazing story teller. I would highly recommend this company, this small group walking tour and make sure you ask for Denise. This was a highlight of my visit to...More

Thank MargaretAurora
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We had such an amazing time with our tour guide Denise! We’ve never been big on tours because they can kind of drag out but she was so informative and so interesting to listen to! I would highly recommend this tour and to specifically ask...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Our guide was Denise, and she was excellent. 45-minute lasted for over an hour, with history, local folklore, funny and sad stories, and valuable context for what we were seeing. The small group format obviously also made the tour more intimate, with Denise involving the...More

1  Thank Ron W
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The above-ground cemeteries of New Orleans are part of the city’s feel, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of them. Unfortunately, you must have a guide now to visit it due to vandalism, but the good news is that there are excellent...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This tour was fascinating - lots of out-of-the-way stories about prominent women as well as the lives of those whose names are lost to history, stories that I suspect you wouldn't get on a conventional tour. I was particularly intrigued by stories of ladies of...More

Thank CocktailMom
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed a recent walking tour about the most Famous Heroine's of New Orleans. I Love this city and her stories fascinate me! Cindy knew her stuff and her delivery was not only entertaining but made you want More! Highly recommended! I've been on...More

Thank Robin C
lavesta, Owner at Mardi Gras Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you so much for joining me again. I'm glad you enjoyed it, it sure was a nice day for a stroll!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Cyndi was a great guide, knowledgable, fun and welcoming. I went on the courtyards tour and learned of about 10 other places and events to explore next time, including Cyndi's NOLA Heroines tour. Looking forward to that.

Thank Pema T
lavesta, Owner at Mardi Gras Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for the review. Im glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you found everything you were looking to do in New Orleans. There is so much to see that sometimes it can be overwhelming. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

A very unique perspective on the French Quarter that brings together so many threads of New Orleans history. This tour cuts right across race, class and gender lines to portray the rich and diverse lives of the women that have lived in there. Brand new...More

Thank Craig J
lavesta, Owner at Mardi Gras Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

I had just launched this tour and it was so kind of you to review it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I worked a long time on writing it and hope it brings fresh perspective to the rich history of New Orleans.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Went to visit the Mardi Gras world and it was a truly magical place. There were so many objects to see and be amazed by and the whole manufacturing process was fabulous to see and experience. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Karen S
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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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