Sit back and see the sights

February 1, 2005

Looking for an expert to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Crescent City, ghost lore or even swamp life? Pick an adventure from the extensive list that follows to find just what suits your touring tastes.

Airboat Adventures Location: Surrounding Area

Phone: (504) 885-7325;

(888) GO-SWAMP

Blind River Swamp Tours

Location: Surrounding Area

Phone: (504) 454-3882;

(866) GO-QUIET

Less than one hour from New Orleans, Blind River Swamp Tours offers the budget-minded and time-challenged traveler an alternative to noisy airboats or slow, crowded, 50-passenger party boats, without sacrificing quality for price. Expert local guides will show you alligators, birds, ancient cypress trees, fishing camps and homes accessible only by boat. Tours daily. Combo plantation tours with hotel pickup are available.

Cemetery Walking Tour (Gray Line Tours)

Location: French Quarter

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office behind Jax Brewery

Phone: (504) 569-1401

Toll free: (800) 535-7786

Hours: 9 a.m. daily and 12 p.m. Mon-Sat and lasts two hours.

Crescent City Nights Tours

(Grayline Bus Tours )

Location: French Quarter

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

800-535-7786

Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat 6 p.m.

A tour that includes dinner at Tujague's restaurant, admission to a night club, one cocktail, Mardi Gras beads, coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde and local return taxi.

French Quarter Cemetery Walking Tour

(Gray Line Tours )

Location: French Quarter

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

(800) 535-7786

Hours: Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m. only

This two-hour tour visits St. Louis No.1 Cemetery and the grave site of voodoo queen Marie LeVeau and Louis Armstrong Park.

Garden District Walking Tour

(Gray Line Tours)

Location: Uptown

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office behind Jax Brewery

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

(800) 535-7786

Hours: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and lasts two hours and 15 minutes.

A visit to a cemetery is included in this tour.

Ghost & Spirits Tour

(Gray Line Tours)

Location: French Quarter

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office behind Jax Brewery

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

(800) 535-7786

Hours: 7 p.m. daily and lasts two hours.

Eight-minute walk to ticket office from Canal St.

Oak Alley Plantation Tour

(Gray Line Tours)

Location: Surrounding Area

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office behind Jax Brewery

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

800-535-7786

Hours: Departs 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and lasts four hours.

Eight minute walk from Canal St.

River Road Plantations Tour

(Gray Line Tours)

Location: Surrounding Area

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office behind Jax Brewery

Phone: (504) 569-1401;

800-535-7786

Hours: Departs 9 a.m. Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat.

Tour lasts 7.5 hours; Eight minute walk to ticket office/bus from Canal St.