New Orleans Experiences

Wednesday, September 20

Choose from three fabulous New Orleans adventures and join fellow attendees to experience what this unique city has to offer!

The New Orleans Experiences will depart from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The Riverboat is just a short walk from the hotel. The guides for the walking tours will also meet groups at the hotel.

Additional fee required (see below); fees are non-refundable; and space is limited.

D01 Creole Queen Riverboat Dinner & Jazz Cruise

Photo of riverboat on shimmery river
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Step on board this iconic paddle wheeler and cruise the Mighty Mississippi! The sounds of the New Orleans Spice Jazz Band will fill the air as you enjoy a lavish buffet dinner. The riverboat is conveniently located a short walk from the Hilton Riverside. Fee: $90 per person, includes dinner. [9/19/23 UPDATE: Spaces still available. To book, check with Hilton Riverside concierge on first floor for assistance.]

D02 Ghost and Spirits French Quarter Walking Tour with AR Experience

A group of people standing with an augmented
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Through powerful storytelling and a little Voodoo magic, you’re guaranteed to meet a ghost on this haunted tour! Hear the eerie tales and dark secrets; learn the real history of colorful characters who lived, died, and remain in the French Quarter; and be introduced to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and learn the evolution of Voodoo. This experience includes two augmented reality (AR) experiences created by TechLearn's special guest, New Orleans artist Marcus Brown. Fee: $27 per person. SOLD OUT

D03 Craft Cocktails French Quarter Walking Tour

A bartender standing at a bar with pouring cocktails into four glasses on the bar
6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
This intimate insider tour is quintessential New Orleans … French Quarter courtyards, classic cocktails, entertaining history, and a little jazz! You’ll visit four iconic venues; learn the history of the famous Sazerac, America’s first cocktail; and meet the “green fairy,” known as Absinthe, the herbal elixir that induced intoxicating creativity in many an artist! Fee: $68 per person, includes three craft cocktails. SOLD OUT

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