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Experience the convergence of colonial empires on this 2‐hour walking tour of New Orleans’ exquisite French Quarter. With an expert guide, learn about French, Spanish and Creole influence on this famous neighborhood, from cloistered courtyards and intricate ironwork to beignets and jambalaya. View legendary sites, quaint shops and centuries‐old bars as you saunter down Royal Street, Bourbon Street and more.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter
  • Discover the history, legends and mysteries of this district from your knowledgeable guide
  • See the architecture and homes that give this historic quarter its unique flair
  • Stroll along the Mississippi River, French Quarter Courtyard, Cabildo Museum and the Beauregard-Keyes House

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What You Can Expect

Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour

Bourbon Street Sign

Meet your guide in the French Quarter for an afternoon walking tour of the incomparable Vieux Carré (‘Old Square’). As city’s oldest neighborhood and remaining cultural hub, the French Quarter offers a look at a true dichotomy of old‐world tradition and contemporary New Orleans living.  

Stroll along the Mississippi River for a view of paddlewheel steamboats drifting on the water and visit the waterside French Market. You’ll have time to wander through the bustling space – the oldest market of its kind in the US – and check out local produce, fish and Creole delicacies. Then continue to the Beauregard‐Keyes House, a true melting pot of architectural style. View the lofty portico of this quaint Creole cottage and learn of its former residents, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. Your guide will take you through Keyes' original studio and point out authentic artifacts from the Beauregard and Keyes collections.

The final stop is Jackson Square, the former Place d’Armes. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States! Your tour includes entry into the Cabildo, originally the seat of the Spanish Government in New Orleans and the site of Louisiana Purchase transfer. Follow you guide through the exhibit for an entertaining look at Louisiana’s history from a multicultural standpoint.

Between stops, you’ll explore other historic streets in the quarter such as St. Louis Street and Dumaine Street, named for famed saints and sinners. Hear stories and legends about New Orleans singular and complex Creole culture, and enjoy some literary landmark spotting such as the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and William Faulkner’s home.

Your tour returns to the starting point by mid‐afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

Donald H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

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

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Devyani

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

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

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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

George S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.

dpile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Daniel was great!! Very interesting tour!

Deanna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent Tour! Very informative and enjoyable. Our tour guide, Daniel, was personable and funny, but more importantly, extremely knowledgeable!. DL

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

great walking tour.

william L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour of the French Quarters.

Lauretta J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Daniel was an extremely good tour guide. He enjoys what he does and is knowledgeable with the history of the area.

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