New this year! Guided city walking tours during ONA19

UPDATE Aug. 26: We’ve added more tour dates! Log into your ONA19 attendee account to see available tickets.

We have a number of treats in store for ONA19 attendees, including our first-ever offering of guided city walking tours.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its music, architecture and dining. We’ve partnered with two locally owned and operated tour companies, Gators & Ghosts and Drink & Learn, to offer professional, private walking tours of some of the best spots in the city.

Here are a few important details to know:

    • All tours are outdoors, so participants will need to dress for the weather and consider their water needs. 
    • Tours are capped at 28 participants.
    • Most tours are alcohol-free and friendly for most ages, with the exception of the cocktail tour. 

How to sign up for tours

You can purchase a spot on a walking tour by logging into your ONA19 registration account. Once you are logged in, please go to “Purchase Walking Tours” in the left menu. Questions? Contact — we are happy to help.

If tours fill up more than a week before ONA19, we may be able to accommodate additional options, so please check back!

Tours offered at ONA19

A Cocktail History of New Orleans Walking Tour: Experience the French Quarter’s most famous landmarks while you hear about the people who gave the city its rich character and sip on the drinks that carry their stories.

  • Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sheraton Lobby; $60 per person, which includes four cocktails; 21 and up, ID required

Guided Music History Walking Tour: A walking — and listening — tour around the Tremé neighborhood. The guide will play samples of famous music from New Orleans throughout history. 

Guided French Quarter Walking Tour: This tour through New Orleans’ most famous neighborhood will visit Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Cafe Du Monde and the French Market, learning about the history of the city’s most famous neighborhood.

~Spooky~ Guided French Quarter Ghost Tour: Learn about places where real-life tragic events led to unrestful spirits and unexplained phenomena in the city’s most famous neighborhood. 

Guided Garden District Walking Tour: This tour covers one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in New Orleans, as well as a historic cemetery.