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from $22.00 USD

Nov 23, 2019
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Adult 12 - 64 years


Senior 65 - 99 years


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  • 1 hour (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Mardi Gras with this all-access tour of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. Perfect for the whole family, this guided tour shows you where the magnificent floats for the famous Mardi Gras parades are made. Witness the hard work and artistic skill that goes into every float, and learn about the history of the festive Mardi Gras tradition from your guide. Try on Mardi Gras costumes, pose with props, and enjoy a slice of famous King Cake after your tour!

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Guided walking tour
  • Slice of King Cake
  • Shuttle pickup and drop-off from select downtown New Orleans locations
  • Entry/Admission - Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Departure Time

9:30am - 3:30pm
Tours occur every half hour.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point



What to Expect What to Expect

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Stop At: Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805

Hop on the complimentary shuttle from any of its 20 convenient downtown New Orleans locations. When you arrive at Mardi Gras World, located on the beautiful riverfront, you’ll be greeted by your friendly, knowledgeable guide for a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of this famous facility.

Explore the warehouses where artisans create spectacular Mardi Gras floats that are used in more than 40 parades each year. Admire the intricate designs and vibrant colors of these interesting, one-of-a-kind creations as your guide explains their meanings. Wandering through these magical studio spaces, you’ll see firsthand the skillful craftsmanship that goes into every float, giving you unique insight into the hard work, creativity and extensive planning that goes into such a grand celebration.

Your guide will teach you about the history of this unique and festive tradition that goes beyond its modern-day reputation of wild celebration antics.

Snap photos in front of the floats, pose with props, and try on Mardi Gras costumes with your friends and family. Top your experience off with a piece of King Cake, a delicious Mardi Gras tradition!


Free French Quarter Shuttle Stops

1. Cafe Du Monde, 800 Decatur St.

2. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St.

3. Dauphine Orleans Hotel, 415 Dauphine St.

4. Hotel Le Marais, 717 Conti St.

5. Hotel Mazarin, 730 Bienville St.

6. Basin St. Station, 501 Basin St.

Free Downtown Shuttle Route

1. Mardi Gras World Shuttle Stop

2. Marriott on Canal St.

3. Astor Crowne Plaza

4. Ritz-Carlton Maison Orleans

5. Roosevelt New Orleans

6. Le Pavillon Hotel

7. Drury Inn & Suites

8. Whitney Wyndham

9. Staybridge Suites

10. Loews New Orleans

11. Harrah's Hotel

12. Hilton New Orleans Riverside

13. Omni Riverfront Hotel

14. Marriott Convention Center

15. Hampton Inn & Suites

16. Hyatt Place

17. Mardi Gras World

Duration: 1 hour

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour does not operate on Mardi Gras Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Easter
  • Completed floats may not be along the tour route the week leading up to Fat Tuesday
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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