New Orleans Private Tours

City Tour – Plantation Tour – Culinary Tour

Private Tours include transportation for your group unless otherwise noted.

**If you are arriving from or going to a cruise ship please check your ships arrival and departure times.

If you have a larger group, please contact us for large group rates – we can customize large groups

City Tour

The New Orleans City Tour will cover the highlights of the historic French Quarter. Next, we will head towards the Garden District to view the 1800s mansions. Then, we will visit countless charming neighborhoods of New Orleans to see how the area evolved into a modern 21st century city.  We will also view the charms of Uptown, the Magazine Street boutique area, the Tulane/Loyola University Area, and Audubon Park. Also, we will discover historic Bayou St John and City Park, one of America’s largest urban parks. Lastly, we will learn how the modern flood protection system works and see the effects of Hurricane Katrina. As you travel around the city, you will see the diversity of charming districts that New Orleans has to offer.

City Tour – 3hrs


First, we will travel away from the city and explore one antebellum plantation home of your choice. You will learn about the main home, how a sugar farm operated before modern machinery, the struggle of slaves on a plantation, and the lifestyles of rural South Louisiana. Then, we will drive along River Road to view the other large plantation homes in the area.

Currently, the most popular plantations to visit are either the extremely picturesque Oak Alley or the slavery museum at Whitney Plantation. Plantations in the area all have in-house guides who lead the tour through the home. You will also be accompanied along the way to give you information on the grounds outside the tour and answer any questions you may have.

Plantation Tour – approx 4hrs



Leave the tourist center in a private vehicle, visit some under-the-radar eateries, and see food through a local’s eyes. Most importantly, experience the legendary cuisine of the Crescent City and share our unique history of from a culinary perspective. On the Citywide New Orleans Culinary Tour, we will taste some New Orleans classics and venture to the areas of town only known to locals.  Guests will purchase their food/drink along the route unless a food package was purchased, as individual tastes and hunger varies. Vegetarian guests can easily be accommodated, but please provide advance notice since our route will slightly change.

Food included can be added to the tour at an additional cost of $60.00 per person

Culinary Tour WITHOUT food included – 4hrs


The Steamboat Natchez

Dinner Jazz and Daytime jazz cruises –  run daily, year round, in the style of authentic steamboats in New Orleans. This tour does NOT include transportation to or from the steamboat. This can be added please let us know if you need transfers for your group.

Harbor Jazz Cruise

Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. Let us show you New Orleans, one of the world’s most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans’ only authentic Steamboat. This cruise is available Monday through Saturday.

Cruise Features:

  • Optional Casual Buffet Lunch, prepared fresh on board
  • Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port
  • Calliope concert at 10:45 am and 1:45 pm
  • Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs
  • Group Rates available
  • Children under 6 cruise free with paid adult ( cruise only, buffet is additional )
  • Departs daily from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery in the French Quarter
  • Museum quality Steam Engine Room open to visitors
  • Smart phone signage on decks for self-guided boat tour
  • Cocktail and wine options available for purchase on board
  • Duke Heitger’s Steamboat Stompers Jazz Trio plays each Harbor Cruise

Departures Monday – Saturday:
Boarding 11:00am; Cruising 11:30am – 1:30pm
Boarding 2:00pm; Cruising 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Daytime Jazz Cruise Only (Mon-Sat) Sunday Jazz Cruise Only $34.00 per person Adult – $13.50 per child (6-12)
Daytime Jazz Cruise with Lunch (Mon-Sat)   $45.00 per person Adult – $22.00 per child (6-12) – $9.50 child under 6

Dinner Jazz Cruise

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans skyline aboard the 7:00 pm Dinner Jazz Cruise on the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ. Cruise available with or without dinner included.

Cruise Highlights:

  • Breathtaking view of the city
  • Enjoy casual buffet-style dining with a choice of two dinner seatings
  • Meals prepared fresh on board
  • Part of your experience is strolling the decks of this beautiful boat, ideal for photographs
  • Indoor and Outdoor seating
  • Featuring live jazz by the Grammy nominated “Dukes of Dixieland
  • Museum quality Engine Room
  • Group Rates available
  • Children under 6 years have the cruise portion of their ticket free with a paid adult. Food & Beverage costs may apply
  • Departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery
  • Reservations recommended

The Steamboat NATCHEZ decks, engine room and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time. Included in the Dinner Jazz ticket price is the Steamboat cruise, buffet dinner, and Jazz Band entertainment, and applicable taxes. Gratuities and Alcoholic Beverages are not included in the price of the Ticket.

Boarding 6:00pm; Cruising 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Select Seating Time: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM (arrive approximately 5:45pm)
or 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM (arrive no later than 6:30pm).
(Cruise leaves promptly at 7:00pm regardless of Seating Time.)

Evening Jazz Cruise Daily  $47.00 per person Adult – $24.00 per child (6-12) – Children under 6 – Free

Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner $82.00 per person Adult – – $37.00 per child (6-12) – $17.00 child under 6

Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise

Welcome aboard the most unique blend of “real New Orleans”. Combine a two hour cruise on the iconic Steamboat NATCHEZ with traditional live jazz by some of the most talented musicians of the genre- The Steamboat Stompers. For the crowning achievement, add a delicious casual New Orleans Brunch. Brunch is a staple in New Orleans life – a time to enjoy food, music, and refreshing beverages with friends and family. Whether a visitor or local, you can “pass a good time” at the Steamboat NATCHEZ  with our Jazz Brunch or Cruise Only option.

Sunday Jazz Cruise Menu:

  • Natchez Tossed Salad
    Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, diced yellow squash and zucchini,
    red onions, sliced strawberries and shredded cheddar cheese with a sugar cane vinaigrette
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
    Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
  • ​Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
  • ​Shrimp and Grits
    Shrimp sauteed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • ​Biscuits and Gravy
    A popular Southern breakfast dish with sausage and white gravy
  • Turkey Sausage Patties
  • Waffle Station
    Made to order with selection of toppings
  • Mini Croissants and Biscuits
    served with jellies and preserves
  • Fruit Salad
    Chopped and fixed seasonal fresh fruit
  • Greek Style Yogurt
    Served with almond and cinnamon granola
  • Bananas Foster
    A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
    A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce
  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

Sunday Departures:
Boarding 11:00am; Cruising 11:30am – 1:30pm
Boarding 2:00pm; Cruising 2:30pm – 4:30pm



 Large group pricing is available as well as private charters of the steamboat. Wedding packages are also available for various group sizes. **Steamboat tickets are not commission-able to agents.

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All reservations are subject to terms and conditions of cancellation. No refunds are given regardless of weather on the day of your reserved tour.Tours are non-refundable for any reason including flight delays, ship delays, weather, or any type of incident on the day of tour.