Revealing look into the colorful world of Mardi Gras
Firsthand view into the preparation behind the big event
Deeper understanding behind the history of Mardi Gras
Chance to enjoy a slice of King Cake with every tour
Fun for all ages & in the comfort of an indoor facility
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Mardi Gras studio
Pick-up from select downtown and French Quarter locations
Live tour commentary provided in English
Brochures available in Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese
What you can expect
There are plenty of tours in New Orleans, but only the Mardi Gras World tour offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at how Mardi Gras is made. Follow a knowledgeable guide who takes the mask off Mardi Gras with an all-access tour, leading you through the massive studio where these magnificent floats are built from the ground up.
The tour is fun for all ages and offers a convenient shuttle service, making transportation easy to and from the top tourist destinations. Unlike many attractions in the city, this tour operates 7 days a week and is completely indoors, making it perfect even on a rainy day. Come learn why Mardi Gras is such a famous part of New Orleans.
Start your morning by meeting your guide and setting off on a tour of the Mardi Gras World studio that helps bring this grand event to life. As you begin, witness the extensive planning that takes place every year as your guide digs in on the history and true meaning behind this unique tradition. Here you see where artists and architects build the floats for over 40 parades around the world from the ground up. Be dazzled by their elegance and detail as you get up-close and personal with the different floats and props. After taking lots of pictures, end your tour with a slice of King Cake, a rare delicacy difficult to find elsewhere out of season.
- Mardi Gras World
- 1380 Port of New Orleans Place
- New Orleans Louisiana 70130