Choose from three different departure times, and meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter near famous Jackson Square. Begin with a short stroll over to the banks of the Mississippi to take in scenes of river life and learn how the waterway played an essential role in the city’s founding and growth. From here, wind your way through the French quarter on a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) walk, stopping along the way to learn the history behind the one-of-a-kind mansions, alleys, and tucked-away nooks you pass.
Visit some of the most well-known landmarks in the French Quarter, including the famous St. Louis Cathedral, Pontalba buildings, the Cabildo, the Napoleon House, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Presbytery. Take a peek into hidden courtyards, and stroll down on Pirate’s Alley, Exchange Alley, and colorful Royal Street before visiting the Bevelo Factory, the Pharmacy Museum, Maspero’s, and the Vincent Nunez House.
The itinerary is flexible and moves at a leisurely pace to allow plenty of time for questions and discussion. Feel free to ask your guide if there's anything special you'd like to know about the neighborhood and New Orleans’s fascinating history.