French Quarter Kids And Family Tour - New Orleans
OverviewPut on your complimentary Mardi Gras beads and treat your kids to a fun, friendly walking tour through New Orleans oldest and most famous neighborhood! This 2-hour tour meets in Jackson Square and explores such interesting New Orleans topics as Mardi Gras, voodoo, jazz, Creole cuisine, pirates, history, and more! The whole family will learn, have fun, try a few local snacks, do some simple hands-on activities, and end in the French Market in time for some midday shopping and eating!
Know More about this tourThe night before your tour, your local guide will text you with his or her contact information so you will know who to look for. Your guide will ask about and dietary restrictions and/or allergies and the ages of the children participating. This is a small-group tour, which allows for a more personalized experience.
On the morning of the tour, your guide will meet you in Jackson Square and everyone will toss a penny in the fountain for good luck and put on some Mardi Gras beads. Your family will enjoy a local snack (the snack varies depending on allergies and seasonal availability) while your guide presents you with a quick, easy history of New Orleans (with pictures!).
From Jackson Square, you will follow your friendly tour guide through the bustling, colorful streets of the French Quarter, as you learn about pirates, Mardi Gras, voodoo, jazz music, second-line parades, Creole cuisine, and history. You will also learn about how kids and families lived in New Orleans in years past. Your children will be captivated by the colorful sights and sounds of this vibrant neighborhood and you will also learn a few things and be able to ask your guide to make recommendations of other things to see and do in New Orleans.
Along the way, your children will be able to stop and do at least one hands-on activity that New Orleans children love. Like the snack, the activity will vary depending on the ages and abilities of the children on the tour. Your guide will bring fun prizes to be handed out for spotting special items. Toward the end of your tour, the group will decide on a special occasion and, each with your own second-line handkerchief, have a traditional second-line parade to a favorite jazz tune.
The tour ends in the French Market, where everyone will have one last chance to ask questions before you can eat and shop where New Orleanians have eaten and shopped for generations!
After the tour, you will have your guide's contact information for further recommendations and questions.
Even parents and grandparents love this tour!
Inclusions for French Quarter Kids And Family Tour
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Mardi Gras beads
- second-line handkerchief
- contact information for your guide
Exclusions for French Quarter Kids And Family Tour
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
please inform your guide of allergies/dietary restrictions
The sidewalks and streets of this neighborhood are uneven, so comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are advised.
You may want to have your children pose with street performers. Tipping is customary in these situations, so bring some small bills for tipping.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.