Lonely Planet Experiences NOLA Jazz Tour (PRIVATE) 2.5hrs

New Orleans Jazz Tour

Private Tour (21+ ONLY) - $236 (Up to 12 people) Price includes 2 people

Few cities rival New Orleans’ nightlife thanks to its thrilling music scene. From authentic dixieland to big brass and every other jazz style in between, live music options are endless in the city that gave birth to the coolest genre in music. Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. We’ll visit a few of our favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of some of the city’s best local musicians. There’s nothing quite like a night out in ‘The Big Easy.’

Tour available in French upon request.

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General Itinerary

Our music tour of New Orleans begins just outside the French Quarter at the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park of the Tremé neighborhood. Within the park, we will talk about the historical origins of jazz and one of the music genre greats, Armstrong himself.

From here, we will begin to make our way to the 19th century Marigny neighborhood, named after the nobleman and good-time guy of the same name. Updated for modern thirsts, the Marigny is a popular nightlife area for New Orleanians and visitors alike. Your guide will have the chance to take you there, either on foot or by street car, making sure to point out a few popular local haunts for both music and nightlife along the way.

Soon we will arrive at the famous Frenchmen Street, the largest concentration of live music in the city. Your guide will take you inside some of his/her favorite venues. Locals know you’ll have access to the best options, depending on the day of the week, time of day, and band schedules. You’ll be sure to receive a beer on us at one of the stops, and you’re welcome to purchase additional beverages at your leisure.

In New Orleans, there’s always the opportunity for an element of surprise. We’ll be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which can always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, we’ll get behind the scenes with the band in between sets.

In addition to getting your groove on and enjoying the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, we’ll end the tour at the nightly art market. This is another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best stuff, from handmade sculptures to local photography.

If, (well, let’s be honest - when), at the end of the tour you're still fiending for more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, more drinks, and of course more great music.

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one beer, and one street car ticket (if applicable).

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for the musicians, and tips/gratuities for the guide.


Duration: 2.5hrs
Listing created Jul 10, 2022

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