Mardi Gras Unmasked: Interactive Parade Experience & Mardi Gras World
Attractions & guided tours

Mardi Gras Unmasked: Interactive Parade Experience & Mardi Gras World

Language: English
Availability: Every Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Take a fully-guided tour of the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture and try on actual parade costumes
  • Enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail at the oldest family-run restaurant in America and learn about the illustrious Mardi Gras “krewes” that meet there
  • Explore the French Quarter and learn the history and traditions that make Mardi Gras one of the most famous celebrations on earth
What to expect

You’ll meet your small group of no more than 20 people and expert local guide (a veteran of many Mardi Gras) in front of the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture then head inside for a full tour. Here you’ll learn about the “krewes” or associations that run the parades and balls associated with Mardi Gras and even try on some of their elaborate costumes. Your next stop is the oldest family-run restaurant in America, where each room is set up like museum to the krewe that regularly meets there. You’ll get a classic New Orleans cocktail from the bar and then head up to the balcony - one of the best spots for parade watching - for views over the French Quarter and a thorough debunking of a few Mardi Gras myths. Back at street level, your guide will teach you how to form your very own Second Line parade, aka “the quintessential New Orleans art form” and you’ll learn where to go if you want to experience Mardi Gras like a local. After making your way through the French Quarter, you’ll hop on a shuttle to Mardi Gras World where you’ll get a behind the scenes look at how the floats are made for the parades and finish your tour with a slice of authentic king cake.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Tickets to the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture and Mardis Gras World
    • Shuttle to and from Mardi Gras World
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks may be purchased at own expense
    • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
    Reduced price
    • Infants up to 1 year are free of charge
    Where

    813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

    Meeting point:

    This tour will meet outside of Arnaud's Restaurant on Bienville St. If walking from Canal and Bourbon Street, walk two blocks and take a left on Bienville. The meeting point will be outside of the main entrance to the restaurant.

    What to remember
    • Some portions of the tour are not wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please contact us if you may need an alternate tour to accommodate
    • The walking portion of the tour is outdoors rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Ponchos are recommended for rain while umbrellas are recommended for shade
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    When
    • From 01 April 2019 to 31 October 2019 Every Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
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    Provider
    Walks LLC - US
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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