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  • Address: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, USA
  • Hours: Daily

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Bourbon Street Tours

The infamous Bourbon Street, also known as Rue Bourbon, conjures up images of endless partying, drinks of all shapes and sizes, strips clubs, bachelorette parties, and of course, Mardi Gras. Outside of Mardi Gras season, visitors flock to this playground of the South for its Creole restaurants, live music venues, souvenir shops, and well-known drinking establishments.

The Basics
It would be a shame to visit New Orleans and not spend at least a little time on Bourbon Street, and the experience can be vastly different by day and night. Many walking tours of the French Quarter make a stop along the famous street, including voodoo, literary, music, and heritage tours. Those who’d like to see the street at its debaucherous best can opt for an evening pub crawl to some of the city’s most legendary party venues.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bourbon Street is a must-see for first-time visitors and partiers.
  • Daytime walking tours show off a much different vibe than nighttime pub crawls.
  • It’s legal to consume alcohol while walking on Bourbon Street.
  • Visit by day and by night to get the full experience.
  • Even by day, Bourbon Street can be R-rated, so it may not be appropriate for children.

How to Get There
It’s easy to walk to Bourbon Street from just about any place in the historic French Quarter. Visitors coming from Uptown can ride the historic St. Charles streetcar to Canal Street and walk a few blocks.

When to Get There
While it’s possible to catch beads from Bourbon Street’s famous balconies throughout the year, peak season lasts from February to May, when mild weather and festivals like Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival pull in visitors from far and wide. Another popular time to visit is over Labor Day Weekend, when the street hosts the LGBTQ-friendly Southern Decadence Festival.

Boozing on Bourbon Street 101
Many visitors comes to Bourbon Street, one of the most famous streets in America, to drink, and there are numerous options to do so. Well-known watering holes include Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter), the Old Absinthe House (sample the Absinthe House frappe), Cafe Lafitte In Exile (the oldest gay bar in the country), and Pat O’Brien’s, home of the hurricane cocktail.

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Bourbon Street Pub Crawl, New Orleans, null
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Bourbon Street Pub Crawl

Experience the best of the famous French Quarter in New Orleans with this guided, 3-hour pub crawl. Visit four of the French Quarter's legendary party venues, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, Bar, ... 
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Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery

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Join us on this 2.5 hour stroll through the French Quarter. On this tour we will cover the history, culture, cocktails and much more of New Orleans and we will ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of Culinary and Cocktails, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Your Backstage Pass Walking Tour of Culinary and Cocktails

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Join us on this 2.5 hour stroll through the French Quarter. On this tour we will cover the history, culture, cocktails and much more of New Orleans. We will ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

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Dig into the musical history of New Orleans with this 2-hour music and heritage tour. Listen to songs and the stories behind them as you learn more about the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
New Orleans Express Segway Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Express Segway Tour

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This one Hour New Orleans Segway Experience Tour is perfect for those who want more ride and less talk. Your tour will begin with an orientation on the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Skyvue VIP City Tour in New Orleans, New Orleans, Segway Tours
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Skyvue VIP City Tour in New Orleans

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This is the most luxurious New Orleans touring option! Join your private tour guide as you explore the French Quarter, Historic Cemeteries, New Orleans City ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
New Orleans Voodoo Tour, New Orleans, City Tours
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New Orleans Voodoo Tour

The famous Voodoo History tour explores the mysterious world of Voodoo in New Orleans. This is a 90-minute walking tour that visits actual Voodoo altars and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Literary and Aphrodisiacs Walking Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Literary and Aphrodisiacs Walking Tour

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From William Faulkner to Tennessee Williams, author of A Streetcar Named Desire , famous authors loved to frequent the French Quarter and many lived here ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Carriage Trip of French Quarter from Orleans, New Orleans, Cultural Tours
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Private Carriage Trip of French Quarter from Orleans

Recently awarded the 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year Award, this trip offers a 1-hour private carriage which is perfect for couples or small families ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $200.00

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