Charles, our guide, provided an excellent and enjoyable tour. He is a historian and shared the history of the French Quarter. We highly recommend this tour.
Meet your guide in the afternoon at a convenient French Quarter location and explore the boundaries of this historic neighborhood, including the mighty Mississippi, Jackson Square, and waterside French Market. See French and Spanish colonial architecture as you walk past iron-lace balconies and Creole cottages, stopping for a tour of the Beauregard‐Keyes House (Mondays and holidays), where you can enter the studio of American author Frances Parkinson Keyes.
Hear tales from New Orleans’ history, from its founding in 1718 to its evolution into a hub of music, arts, and merry-making. See the Pontalba, the oldest apartment building in the US, and step inside the Cabildo museum (Tuesday through Sunday) where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Learn how streets like St. Lous and Dumaine got their names, and see literary landmarks like William Faulkner’s former home and the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire.
The tour ends back at the departure point.
I am so glad I signed up for this tour -- the good reviews were right! Our tour guide, Daniel, was so very knowledgeable, on top of being skilled as a tour guide -- making sure the group could all hear what he said, finding...More
Mary D. was our tour guide of the French Quarter. She was highly knowledgeable about the history of the city and provided us with lots of information about architecture, history, and culture. She also provided us with many fun and practical facts about visiting the...More
We love history. Judy was very knowledge, funny, super nice, and so sweet. The tour was about 3 hours and we feel like we learned so much. We were a group of 6 which was nice because she could answer all our questions and none...More
In a 2+ hour trek which included visits to a private garden and courtyard, Mary D. provided us with a fun, fact filled look at the architecture & history of the French Quarter. Mary’s knowledge & humor was appreciated. This tour was an enjoyable time...More