New Orleans Jazz Tour : A Jazz History Tour for Music Lover
Did you know that New Orleans is known as “the birthplace of jazz”? On this private tour, you definitely can’t miss the music and soul of this city! Hear how the city’s famous musical style developed, visit some of its iconic locations & discover how to have an authentic New Orleans jazz experience.
✔ Trace the jazz roots at Louis Armstrong Park
✔ Visit a vinyl store and jazz museum
✔ Find the top venues for traditional jazz
✔ Walk between the clubs of Frenchman Street
✔ Learn about the influence of Creole culture.
✔ Find out more about Creole culture at the Home of the Voodoo Queen.
✔ Discover where traditional jazz jams unfold night after night at Preservation Hall.
✔ Stop by at the Palm Court Jazz Café, one of the city’s finest music venues
✔ Find out where to find the fascinating collections inside the Louisiana Jazz Museum.
✔ Can be 100% personalized on your request.
✔ Stroll down the iconic Frenchman Street, taking tips on the best music venues and how to make the most of them.
per adult from
2 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Private guide
- City highlight tour
- 100% personalized to your wishes
- Entry/Admission - Louis Armstrong Park
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Music, music, music… the beat goes on everywhere in New Orleans, from the buskers on the street corners to the statues in the park to the top-notch bands in the city’s best bars. The city’s known as the Birthplace of Jazz, and the musical scene is very much alive and well in New Orleans!
Join your private local guide for this New Orleans jazz tour to hear all about the past and present of this iconic musical city, from the park known as the Ground Zero of Jazz through to the contemporary clubs. In a city packed with places to listen to music, what could be better than having a local host by your side to help you steer clear of the tourist traps and seek out the authentic, hidden gems?
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3086
See where it all began – at the Congo Square area of what’s now Louis Armstrong Park, where musical styles mingled as slaves, and free people of color gathered on their days off. Seek out further influences as you learn about Creole culture at the Home of the Voodoo Queen, and find the place where stars recorded the songs that found them fame, now tucked away behind an unlikely shop front!
Plenty of big names will make an appearance as you trace the history of this fascinating music form – Little Richard, Fats Domino, and playwright Tennessee Williams among them. You’ll also hear the tales of some less well-known characters that all feed into the rich mix of music and culture around the city today. There are jazz museums for you to explore and stacks of classic albums to browse, too, as your host shows you to all the best musical corners of the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Frenchmen Street, Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA, USA
And of course, your host has excellent ideas of where you can experience authentic live jazz, whether you’re into the traditional jam sessions of the Preservation Hall, the classy clubs of Frenchman Street, or the buzz that comes from stumbling upon a fabulous street performance. Avoid the tourist traps and learn about the best ways to support the musicians without falling into any scams – when in New Orleans, live it like a local!
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Best Western Plus French Quarter Courtyard Hotel, 920 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Free cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
- No refunds within 14 days of experience date
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.