Introduction to the French Quarter Walking Tour
History, Architecture, and Creole Culture - this is a crash course in New Orleans history. This 2 hour walking tour has plenty of fun facts and true stories to entertain even the veteran visitor to the city.
We will answer often asked questions such as:
• Why build a city in a swamp?
• Why do they call it a po-boy?
• Was there really a streetcar named Desire?The historic landmarks you will visit are:
• Jackson Square and the Saint Louis Cathedral
• Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Tavern
• First Pharmacy in the United States
• Old Ursaline Convent, the oldest building in New Orleans
Subjects will include:
• Colonial & Antebellum Life
• Creole Cuisine
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What's included :
- Local guide
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Old Ursuline Convent Museum
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
We will not enter the museum, but you will get a brief history of the building and learn about why you should visit it when they are open.
Stop At: Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, you will visit one of the most photographed areas of the city. You guide will describe tell you about the surrounding buildings and the Battle of New Orleans.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
The crown jewel of Jackson Square is viewable from anywhere in the square. Guests will have a chance to photograph this 1794 minor basilica and here some of of famous brass band music.
Stop At: Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3120
Here you will have a chance to try one of the city's famous Hurricane Cocktail ($10) and use the restroom.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505
This is the oldest building in New Orleans. Your guide will describe the building's uses over the past 270 years. You will also hear about the Sicilians who would have a huge impact on our local cuisine!
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: French Market, 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3406
The French Market is the oldest open air market in the United States. This is where the tour will end. There are restaurants, bars, restrooms and a streetcar stop nearby.
Duration: 5 minutes
Departure Point :400 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Departure Time :3:00 PM
Return Detail :North Peters Street, N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved (aprox 1.3 miles)
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Rain in New Orleans can be very unpredictable and impressive. By impressive, we mean tropical. By tropical, we mean an inch or greater in less than 15 minutes. Bring a poncho, it may help. It may not.
- SUMMER NOTICE: The Heat and Humidity during the summer months can be brutal. We suggest wearing light clothing and a hat with a large brim if possible.
- PRO TIP: Umbrellas work well for protection from the Sun as well as rain.
- PRO TIP: If rain is in the forecast, bring a plastic bag (Ziplock works best) for your cell phone.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Most travelers can participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.