A private tour with New Orleans Urban Adventures is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private city tour of New Orleans can be from 2 hours to 10 hours, depending on the destination. Pick-up and drop-off locations are the group’s choice. While many visitors to New Orleans have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around New Orleans, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour.
No two groups are alike, and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Below are some sample itineraries to use as inspiration for your perfect tour:
Highlights Tour: A tour designed to give you a taste of the Mardi Gras spirit will keep you in the French Quarter, perhaps visiting the Mardi Gras Exhibit inside the Louisiana State Museum (at the picture-perfect Jackson Square), or heading into one of the famous French Quarter Grande Dames for a frosty beverage, a quick bite, and a peek at some classic Mardi Gras memorabilia. You may even have time to sample some unique king cake from a local bakery.
Half-Day Tour: A half-day tour allows more opportunity for you to explore New Orleans’ Mardi Gras history and culture. You'll take your time exploring the French Quarter, plus have a chance to learn what it takes to make Mardi Gras the world-famous event that it is. Your journey could take you out to Mardi Gras World, where you can get an insider’s perspective on how the parade floats are made, check out official memorabilia, or sample a sweet Mardi Gras treat. Another option for a half-day tour is a visit to the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, where you can marvel at the craftsmanship and diversity of Mardi Gras costumes - from the every-day revelers to those of Kings and Queens!
Full-Day Tour: A full-day tour gives you the chance to explore Mardi Gras and all that comes with it to the fullest. No matter the time of year: perhaps take a Mardi Gras themed cruise along the Mississippi River, have your own private Second Line parade that we can pre-arrange (complete with beads and umbrellas), or have an evening cocktail on a balcony in the French Quarter and toss beads to passers-by. You could also take some time to see other must-see spots around New Orleans or do your own po-boy or beignet taste-test at the best spots in town! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire - it can get very hot and humid in the summer months. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be 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 your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pickup hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
Closure of sites: In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page