Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour - New Orleans

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Stroll along quaint streets of the French Quarter to Jackson square on the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the French Market while your guide shares stories about New orleans' oldest neighborhood.

Highlights

Explore the French market while your guide shares stories about New Orleans' oldest neighborhood.

Know More about this tour

Let your own local expert unravel the mysteries of one of Americas oldest and most unique living neighborhoods!

Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French market and Jackson square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for Saints and sinners from our European past.

Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.

See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.

Visit Madame Johns Legacy, built in 1788 and one of the best examples of French colonial architecture in North America. Well take a break at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, built between 1722 and 1732 and reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States. The property is believed to have been used by the Lafitte Brothers, Jean and Pierre, as a New Orleans base for their Barataria smuggling operation.

Your tour ends at The cabildo, built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, The cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. It was the headquarters of the Louisiana State Supreme Court for the landmark Plessy vs. Ferguson decision.

One of the most legendary artifacts on display here is the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Some of his former officers schemed to rescue him from exile on the island of St. Helena and bring him to Louisiana but he died a few days before this plan was finalized.

Inclusions

Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)

Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)

Local guide

Entry/Admission - Cabildo

Entry/Admission - Beauregard-Keyes House

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

In order to help avoid vehicular traffic in the French Quarter from, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.

Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Jul-2019

    Judy, our guide had a long family history in New Orleans so was able to provide family connections with many aspects of the historic tour. The visit to the private gardens gave a unique insight into living in the Quarter. Learnt much about history, architecture and Hurricane Katrina and flooding issues.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    Very good and informative tour about the French Quarter. Our guide, Bill, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. I found out many things about the American History I did not know about, and which is rarely mentioned in books. His explanation of the Battle of New Orleans and what really happened was first rate!

  • 11-Mar-2018

    Mary E. was a wonderful tour guide. We learned sooooo much history about NOLA and the French Quarter. Her personality made it very fun. Definitely take this tour if you want an interesting, educational, and very enjoyable experience. This was our favorite thing in NOLA!

  • 21-Jan-2018

    Mary D was great. She is a local with a passion for history .

  • 09-Oct-2017

    This was a great way to get a quick look at the French Quarter, learn some history and get your bearings for your own exploration. Our guide was a pleasant, well-educated young woman and the number of people on the tour was reasonable. We learned more than I expected and enjoyed the experience.

  • 17-Sep-2017

    We were in a very large group, so it was sometimes difficult to hear so we wish it had been a smaller group. But overall it was a great tour with awesome history lessons as we learned so much new and interesting information!

  • 23-Jul-2017

    Had a really good time, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly, was a small group and I thoroughly enjoyed it

  • 15-Feb-2017

    While our guide was informative, I feel that the tour was not extensive enough. As our group was keen to see as much as possible, little time was wasted with comfort breaks. However, this didn't result in us seeing more, it resulted in the tour only lasting one and a half hours instead of the two hours as expected.

  • 11-Nov-2016

    Dr. Jumbo was knowledgeable and an excellent story teller which made our group of 8's tour memorable. Highly recommend!

  • 16-Oct-2016

    Julie was our tour guide and from the moment we hit the streets you could tell by her passion that she has lived here for over 37 years. she brought her local knowledge of the entire city and the history behind the French quarter. She explained everything from the birth of the city to Katrina she explained it all. For someone who would rather be exploring the scenery of a local golf course, I would not have missed this tour. Great job, well worth doing. We even recommended the tour to some people we met at dinner. Ask for Julie you won't be disappointed.

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