The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Locals Experience - New OrleansWrite a Review
Visit New Orleans like a real local and learn where all the locals' secret sweet spots are! This two-hour walking tour provides guests with New Orleans' history along with detailed stories of events that made New Orleans become the city that it is today. During this tour guests are encouraged to eat, drink and have most of all have fun!
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Ideal choice for families
- Step back in time on a history tour
Know More about this tourMeet your guide in the French Quarter to begin your insider look at New Orleans.
Nicknamed the 'Big Easy,' New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and public partying. During this tour, you'll be led around the city to find out where locals hang out.
Explore the French Quarter and Frenchman Street. Take a stroll down Royal Street and see the famous art galleries. See where the French Opera house once stood on Bourbon Street. Learn about Voodoo that is still practiced in New Orleans. Did you know Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, was allowed to practice Voodoo in the Catholic Church?
Learn some interesting facts about New Orleans' very famous celebration, Mardi Gras. Visit locations where Mardi Gras traditions still take place every year and learn the history behind these traditions.
Visit the old U.S. Mint, the very popular French Market (which is a beautiful open air market), and The Louisiana State Museum (called the Cabildo) where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803. Visit the oldest (still operational) church in the United States and visit the oldest home in the Mississippi Valley, built in a West Indies style of architecture.
Learn about shot gun homes, creole cottages, and the difference between balconies and galleries. Experience the beauty of the mighty Mississippi River. See the home of Brad Pitt and where other Hollywood stars decided to call the French Quarter home. Visit locations where scenes from movies have been filmed right in the French Quarter.
Learn what nuns, pirates, prostitutes and convicted felons all have in common with with the founding of New Orleans. Visit over 14 different locations during this tour. This tour is packed full of detailed information pertaining to The Big Easy, then and now.
Inclusions for The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Locals Experience
- Professional guide
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
Exclusions for The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Locals Experience
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements
Cut off for reservations for this tour is one hour before the scheduled departure. Please be aware that at cut off time for reservations if the minimum numbers are not met the tour will be cancelled and you will be contacted by phone, text, or email up to the hour before the tour is scheduled to depart. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. We do not offer additional compensation for a customer who feels inconvenienced by the tour being cancelled. Knowing that there is a chance that this tour may be cancelled guests may want to have a back up plan in the event that this tour is cancelled last minute