New Orleans, home to the largest Mardi Gras party in the world, is far more than just floats, beads, booze, and partial nudity. With a blend of German, French, African, Caribbean, Italian, and more, the city welcomes all this upcoming Carnival season. But beyond the rowdiness lies an exclusive world of experiences fit for royalty…..
Jump into the very heart of this centuries old tradition with first class elite service by our beloved local insiders:
Rise Above the Crowds—The Ultimate Balcony Party
Forget pushing past crowds for some mediocre eye-level views of the Mardi Gras parade. Claim your throne by experiencing the VIP box seat on Bourbon Street. With French doors that open onto spacious balconies that face Bourbon, Conti, and Bienville Streets, these ultimate suites have built in bars for day parties ranging from 10 to 175 people. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the parade overlooking one of the most storied streets in the world!
Be Part of the Action—Ride on a Float!
Want the full Mardi Gras experience? Ride on a float during King Bacchus, a parade built for celebrities and travelers. From Will Ferrel, to Larry King, and Michael Keaton, each year a new king is announced and you’ll get experience the action alongside them. Parade riders will get VIP treatment including transportation, pre & post parade events, spots on the float, float themed costumes, beads and items to throw, food/drinks, and more!
VIP Shrimp Boil in the French Quarter
Mister Gregory’s is famous for their French Quarter Shrimp Boils. Enjoy this opportunity to experience it as a VIP with Mister Gregory himself preparing your meal. Muffaletta, local blue crab, alligator tail and boiled shrimp will be prepared in front of you while a special guest performer from the Burlesque Drag or Cabaret clubs of the French Quarter entertains you.
Cajun Swamp Excursion Across the Skies
Beyond the Mardi Gras festivities, tour the city of New Orleans from a seaplane and land in the bayous of the Lafitte swamps where you’ll start a high speed airboat adventure. Learn about Louisiana gators and swamp life from your trusted local captain who will help you spot bald eagles, turtles, pelicans, and snakes. Continue the adventure with an authentic Cajun meal at a local restaurant famous amongst locals for having the best food in Louisiana.
Jazz Lesson with Jeremy Davenport
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and locals embrace the genre all year long. Be apart of the magic by enjoying live jazz performed by Jeremy Davenport while sipping on a 1718 cocktail. Those interested in trying the trumpet themselves can book the Jeremy Davenport Jazz Experience at the Ritz Carlton for a private 90-minute lesson with Jeremy himself!
Continue the Festivities at:
Since 1886, Hotel Monteleone has become a world-famous French Quarter hotel (it’s even said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby). As it proudly stands as one of New Orleans first landmarks, Hotel Monteleone embraces the spirit of Mardi Gras with rotating bars, world-class entertainment, and star studded celebrity stays. Come and enjoy a stay in a guest suite with high ceilings, crown molding, and exclusive lifestyle ambiance.
Eat Like a Local at Brennan's
Local’s have been enjoying food at Brennan’s since 1946. For nearly seven decades, Brennan’s has won over the hearts of both locals and visitors alike with their authentic Creole cuisine, incredible service and lively atmosphere. Dishes like Bananas Foster, Eggs Hussard, and Bruillade are world class favorites.