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Highlights & Secrets of the French Quarter

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2.5 hours

Max 7

Why take this tour?

New Orleans’ French Quarter is a journey through the culture of an unquestionably unique group of varied peoples - a meld of Spanish, French, Africian, 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.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Weave through New Orleans’ French Quarter learning about Creole culture - the heart and soul of the city
  • Created with Sketch.Peek inside a traditional gas lamp factory exposing a century of craftsmanship behind NOLA’s iconic lanterns
  • Created with Sketch.Enter the Presbytère Museum where exhibits detail Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina
  • Created with Sketch.Wander the most historical spaces of Jackson Square
  • Created with Sketch.Visit the most haunted structure in the French Quarter and pass through its infamous seance room

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

A storied walking tour through a neighborhood saturated in legend

Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

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 these 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. As your local guide, a native to these streets, 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.

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Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

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 these 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. As your local guide, a native to these streets, 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 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 the more historical sites including the impending St. Louis Cathedral, the Pontalba apartments, 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 and almost in a total 180-degree, 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 off 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.

  • Sites Visited
  • Bourbon Street
  • Exchange Alley
  • Royal Street
  • Jackson Square
  • Presbytère Museum (Ticket Included)
  • Muriel's
  • French Market
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Riverfront
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Presbytère Museum
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
Walk the unique streets of the French Quarter
Learn the history of the area from your guide
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