Secrets of the French Quarter Tour

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Location: New Orleans
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Chicago
Highlights - Take a guided tour of the French Quarter and learn how Creole culture became the heart and soul of New Orleans
- Peek inside a traditional gas lamp factory exposing a century of craftsmanship behind NOLA’s iconic lanterns
- Wander the most historical spaces of Jackson Square
- Enter the Presbytère Museum where exhibits detail Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina
- Visit the most haunted structure in the French Quarter and pass through its infamous séance room
- Taste a beignet from the world-famous Café du Monde
Summary
New Orleans’ French Quarter is a journey through the culture of an unquestionably unique group of varied peoples - a meld of Spanish, French, African, and American cultures mingled on these streets and created a culture unlike any other corner of the world. On this incredible walking tour of the French Quarter, join a local Creole guide as they lead you through the narrow streets with places and spaces that could only be found in The Crescent City.
Description
On these streets, an amalgamation of cultures collide - jazz, voodoo, and Mardi Gras are some of the small hints to the roots of this city and its enigmatic people. While we will meet on Bourbon Street, the 24-hour party that surrounds is simply a sign of the times - a modern-day adaptation of the past. We will get a taste and then duck into the more intimate side streets of the French Quarter. As your local guide begins your lesson in all things Creole, pass by former bars and flophouses that incubated the culture, as well as the former hotbeds of vice, like the Tango Belt, Storyville, Pirate Alley, and Exchange Alley.

It would be a sin to walk the French Quarter without talking about cocktails so your guide will show you and talk about the many cocktails birthed in these establishments. You are welcome to grab a drink (not included in the price of the tour) should you wish to continue on with a beverage in hand. It may assist in some dancing in the streets at our next stop - Royal Street where some of the best local musicians are still making the Quarter its own dancehall.

While the French Quarter is synonymous with drinks, dancing, and a rowdy time, it's not all just about the party. Next, your guide will lead you through Jackson Square to visit more historical sites including the impending St. Louis Cathedral, the Pontalba Buildings, as well as the Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Just off the square, it is time to enter the Presbytère Museum where touching exhibits on Hurricane Katrina await. Then in an almost total 180-degree spin, view the exhibit on Mardi Gras - but that is life in the Crescent City, touching and joyful at the same time.

On your way to your final area of the French Quarter, head into one of the most haunted buildings in the United States where supernatural encounters are close by - especially in the seance room which you’ll peek into for a few minutes. If you dare!

Finally, swing through to the old French Market overlooking the beauty of Jackson Square and round out your time in the French Quarter at Cafe du Monde where your guide will leave you to enjoy a treat and the rushing Mississippi River as it weaves past the Big Easy.
Commentary English: Guide
Included Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Pre-reserved ticket to Presbytere Museum
Food tasting - Beignet
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book
Know before you go This tour is conducted in English only.
This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
This tour is wheelchair accessible, with limitations. Although please note, the ground can be uneven and doorways are fairly narrow.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Additional Information
Tours run rain or shine. We encourage umbrellas year-round for sun or rain and appropriate footwear for uneven surfaces and possible light flooding.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 24, 2020 March 31, 2022 2:00 PM Departure - Tues, Fri (except 24th of December 2021 and 1st of March 2022)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: 125 Bourbon St, (Hard Rock Cafe), New Orleans, Louisana, 70130, US
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hard+Rock+Cafe/@29.9546796,-90.069339,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x70a9d06bd0dcb5c2?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwibmdy0xNjnAhXpVxUIHWKqCqgQ_BIwJHoECBEQCA
Notes: 125 Bourbon Street (Hard Rock Cafe). Meet at the Iberville Street entrance.
End Location Address 768 Decatur Street, (Washington Artillery Park), New Orleans, Louisana, 70116, US
Start Location Notes 125 Bourbon St, (Hard Rock Cafe), New Orleans, Louisana, 70130, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 29.9569354, -90.0643298
Address: 768 Decatur Street, (Washington Artillery Park), New Orleans, Louisana, 70116, US
Notes:
End Location Address 768 Decatur Street, (Washington Artillery Park), New Orleans, Louisana, 70116, US
Start Location Notes 125 Bourbon St, (Hard Rock Cafe), New Orleans, Louisana, 70130, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $39.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $29.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Is the Secrets of the French Quarter suitable for children?

Yes, all of our tours are family friendly and our guides will tailor the content to be age appropriate. However, we do take a short stroll down Bourbon on this tour. We have selected a block that is generally family friendly but it is Bourbon Street and we cannot guarantee who may be on the street at any given time.

Do I need any ID for this tour?

In general you don't need to bring an ID. You will only need an ID if you plan on purchasing alcoholic beverages along the way.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

The Spirit of the French Quarter Tour is wheelchair accessible, with limitations. The ground is uneven and the doorways can be smaller to navigate. It is advised to have personal assistance on these tours.

Can we go inside a Seance Room?

Yes, no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a haunted tale or two.

Confirmation necessary? No
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