French Quarter Walking Tour - New Orleans

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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.

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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 for French Quarter Walking Tour

  • Walking tour
  • Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)
  • Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)
  • Local guide

Exclusions for French Quarter Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

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.

Cancellation Policy
  • 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.
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120 reviews by the users

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • What a fantastic, enthusiastic guide who knew local history, art, architecture and kept us entertained throughout the walk...thank you

  • Billie Jo did a great job giving us a lot of information!

  • I would def recommend. Our guide gave us the lowdown on the local fore fathers as if he knew them personally. It was fascinating. He also recommended eating at Creole Cookery for authentic cuisine and he hit it out of the park with that one! Book this tour because you will enjoy it.

  • Daniel was great!! Very interesting tour!

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