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French Quarter Walking Tour in New Orleans

French Quarter Walking Tour in New Orleans

Come along on a small group New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour.

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.

Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.

Visit Madame John’s Legacy, built in 1788 and one of the best examples of French colonial architecture in North America. 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 where the Louisiana Purchase transfer of power took place in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison.

One of the most legendary artifacts on display there 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.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

2 hours

Time

1:00 pm daily except Monday
(see Special Schedule Details)

Description

Important

This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes!

During warmer months, guides recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

Special Schedule Details

This tour does not operate on Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Hotel pick-up not included; meeting location in the French Quarter will be specified on your E-Ticket.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 5 / 5
    Very informative and fun

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    August 22, 2017

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