New Orleans French Quarter Walking And History Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Varies
  • Departure Details :
    The 10:30am tour meets at Bourbon Cafe Beignet, The 5:00pm tour meets at Decatur Cafe Beignet
  • Return Details :
    The Mississippi River levee
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Delve into the history of the French Quarter on a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide who shares the legends and landmarks of this fascinating city. At a relaxed pace, take in the Mississippi River, French Market, St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, Jackson Square and more. Visit historic buildings and secluded courtyards, see famous literary and silver screen locations, and learn about Creole culture. Your entertaining guide provides a deep understanding of the forces that shaped the Big Easy.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Make your own way to Musical legends park to meet your guide for your walking tour. After introductions, stroll a short distance to the banks of the Mississippi river where you learn how levee construction transformed the swamp into fertile farmland, making New Orleans an important hub in the region.

Continue by walking through the French market, the oldest open-air market in the US. Then stand outside the Mississippi river valleys oldest building, the Ursuline Convent, whose history provides a window onto early colonization efforts in Louisiana.

Head to Jackson square, the heart of the French quarter, to see important sites including The cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba buildings. Your guide takes you insideSt Louis Cathedral and shows you where the Great New Orleans Fire of 1788 started, explaining how rebuilding post-fire resulted in what is now considered the classic architectural style of the French quarter.

Next, step into a lush Creole courtyard and learn about the complexities of Creole society and slavery in South Louisiana. Walk to the balcony of the former Quadroon Ballroom while your guide explains the former lives of Creole mistresses and the system known as 'placage.'

During your tour, your guide points out film sites and literary haunts such as the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire. You'll enterWilliam Faulkners home before you stop at Pirate's Alley, where your guide recounts local legends about prison escapes and dueling. Also, enjoy the tunes of talented street musicians as you stroll.

Choose from a morning or evening tour and expect to walk about 2 miles (3.2 km) at a leisurely pace before wrapping up near the Mississippi River levee.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking