Keep the holiday spirit alive this month as you join in the fun and revelry around celebrations focused on the beginning of Catholic lent (Carnival), a celebration of feasting (Mardi Gras translates as Fat Tuesday) and love (Valentine’s Day). Join us and soak up all the fun and festivities!
The lively city of New Orleans is especially vibrant in the month of February in the run-up to all the festivities around the highly anticipated Mardi Gras Parade, typically taking place at the end of the month. Learn more about the city’s history, architecture, and cuisine on this tour around the French Quarter where you’ll sneak a peek into some of the beautiful Creole courtyards and walk past some familiar movie locations. Other sights include Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Bourbon Street and Pirate’s Alley so you get a real feel of the New Orleans “magic”.
Walking Tour of the Eiffel Tower
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was once yellow and its radical design so disliked by 300 prominent Parisian artists and intellectuals that they took out a manifesto in the Le Temps newspaper on Valentine’s Day in 1887? For a novel Valentine’s Day “date”, join in on this lively tour with our expert tour guide who will unveil all her secrets while you get a personal close-up view of the Iron Lady and feel like you’re right there in the City of Love.
If you’ve always dreamed of attending the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, now you can with our local Brazil guide who’ll share all about how the celebration started in Brazil in 1723 and its evolution into the “biggest show on earth”. Be immersed in the colors, music, and energy, via beautifully filmed videos of this spectacular event celebrating the beginning of Catholic Lent involving more than two million people on the streets every day during the five-day celebration.
In celebration of Black History Month, a month-long celebration of African-American culture and history, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting, interactive tours that shed light on important figures from Black History and the ongoing exploration of Black lives, their achievements, rich culture, heritage, and history.
Black History in Bahia: Walking Tour in Pelourinho
Who better to show you around the first capital of Brazil, Salvador in Bahia, than local Sayuri Cardoso Koshima, who grew up in this historic town known for its outstanding Renaissance buildings and brightly colored houses. On this live walking tour, you’ll hear traditional Bahia music, “dance” to the Samba reggae of Mestre Neguinho do Samba, tour the Sao Francisco Church (the most famous "gold" church in Brazil), and learn more about Black history hero Manoel Querino and his pioneering work as a labor leader, politician and Black vindicationist.
A March Through Time - A Historic Walking Tour of Cape Town
Led by South African Anita Hermanus (also known as Aunty Nita) who grew up on the Cape Flats, this immersive tour of the Mother City brings one through the iconic St. George's Cathedral and the Company Gardens. Walk past the lively flower sellers at Trafalgar Place before ending at the iconic City Hall where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after being freed from 27 years of imprisonment on 11 Feb 1990.
Afro-Argentine Heritage Tour
This unique tour sheds light on the rich Afro-Argentine history of Argentina. Hosted by a Jewish Afro-Argentine performance artist, she elaborates on the lesser-known facets of Afro-Argentine culture, and their influence on everything from the tango to the quilombos (communities formed by descendants of runaway slaves) while exploring the historic neighborhood of San Telmo.
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