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Behind-the-Scenes Mardi Gras Tour

Duration 1h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $20
Amazing! 4.1/5 Travelocity Guest Rating View all 29 Travelocity Verified Reviews

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.

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.

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Behind-the-Scenes Mardi Gras Tour

Activity Location

Mardi Gras World

1380 Port of New Orleans Place

New Orleans 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point
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    1380 Port of New Orleans Place

    New Orleans 70130

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    717 Orleans Street

    New Orleans 70116

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    415 Dauphine Street

    New Orleans 70112

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    717 Conti Street

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    501 Basin Street

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    555 Canal Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    739 Canal Street

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    921 Canal Street

    New Orleans 70112

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    130 Roosevelt Way

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    833 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70112

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    820 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70112

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    610 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    501 Tchoupitoulas Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    300 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    228 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    2 Poydras Street

    New Orleans 70130

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    701 Convention Center Boulevard

    New Orleans 70130

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    859 Convention Center Boulevard

    New Orleans 70130

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    1201 Convention Center Boulevard

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    881 Convention Center Boulevard

    New Orleans 70130

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    800 Decatur Street

    New Orleans 70116


Highlights

  • 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


Inclusions

  • 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, and Japanese


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Your tour ticket grants you admission to Mardi Gras World. Hours of operation are 9:30 AM–5:30 PM.

  • Tours begin every half hour and last approximately one hour.

  • Pick-up from select downtown and French Quarter locations.


Behind-the-Scenes Mardi Gras Tour ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

5/5 Aug 29, 2018

Super fun! Super informative! I loved seeing what goes into making some of these amazing floats! There’s also a movie that explains the history of Mardi Gras and the parades!

Elizabeth M

United States