The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Locals Experience - New Orleans

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00am and 4:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    All tours now meet on the sidewalk in front of---, The American Sports Saloon, 1200 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA  70116United States
  • Return Details :
    The French Quarter
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Visit New Orleans like a real local and learn where all the locals' secret sweet spots are with this 2-hour insider tour. Learn aboutNew Orleans' history along with detailed stories of events that made New Orleans become the city that it is today. During this tour you are encouraged to eat, drink and most of all have fun!

Highlights

  • 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 tour

Meet 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 ina 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

  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • walking tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to inclement weather.

No refunds for any reason including weather will be issued. 

Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time. Tours depart at the scheduled time. If guests do not check in before the tour they cannot call & meet the tour at a different location. Late arrivals will not be refunded. 

Tours are for entertainment purposes only. No guarantee is made that guests will encounter paranormal activity. Tour is subject to change without notice. All information provided in this tour is of public knowledge and has been collected through research done by the authors. All tours will be held on public property and no entry into private property.  The supplier is not responsible for the safety or security of guests. We are not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings or any injuries sustained due to the old, uneven and dilapidated streets & walkways. Participants have been warned not to obstruct the sidewalks or streets. We accept no responsibility for anything that arises from this or failure to follow any other instructions while on tour.Guests should remain with the tour group for duration of the tour. The tour guide must stay on schedule. A moderate pace is a must in order to complete the tour route on time.

Guests will be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages during the tour. For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are extremely intoxicated or show signs of extreme intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

One piece of paranormal equipment will be shared with guests.  A fee of $60 will be charged for any piece of lost, damaged, or missing piece of equipment. DO NOT DROP THE EQUIPMENT. Paranormal Equipment must be checked out & returned to a staff member before the guest leaves the tour. 

Guests are not allowed to record any portion of the tour

Do not ask the bartenders at the American Sports Saloon for assistance when checking in for the tour. They cannot help customers regarding tours. We have no affiliation with the American Sports Saloon.

Minimum Numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. At cut off time for reservations (1 hour before tour) if the minimum numbers are not met the tour will be cancelled & 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.