About this experience
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.
Mardi Gras Unmasked: Interactive Parade Experience & Mardi Gras World
Located in New Orleans. Gift vouchers for Mardi Gras Unmasked: Interactive Parade Experience & Mardi Gras World are valid for 12 months.