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Address: Canal Street (Eastbank), Louis Armstrong Statue (Westbank), New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone Number: +1 985-381-6831
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Looking for a break from the French Quarter? Algiers Point Tours offers a...

Looking for a break from the French Quarter? Algiers Point Tours offers a two hour walking tour of Historic Algiers Point in New Orleans, Louisiana. Every tour begins with a ferry ride across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. Take a stroll back in time as you experience the rich mix of history, architecture and small town charm that make Algiers Point New Orleans' Best Kept Secret.

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Dr. Who in Algiers Point

My husband and I had been to Algiers once before but never took a walking tour. We had no idea there was so much history there! There were only 4 of us on the tour (2 from each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2015
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New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

My husband and I had been to Algiers once before but never took a walking tour. We had no idea there was so much history there! There were only 4 of us on the tour (2 from each end of Pennsylvania) so Russell our guide was able to give us lots of attention. We stopped mid-way at a bar that... More 

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onmycell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Hop on ferry for this tour. Highlight of trip to New Orleans. Loved everything about this place. Great history and beautiful houses. Of course, none of this happens without Russell Blanchard, who I think is unofficial Mayor over there. We ended tour at the most wonderful pub-like bar and got to thoroughly enjoy the company of his Cousin Kevin. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Just a quick and scenic 2 dollar ferry ride from the main plaza takes you across the Mississippi river to the quieter side of New Orleans. Lots of quaint shops, restaurants and old historical buildings and homes. A nice couple of hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This ferry trip across the Mississippi ($2 each way - exact change) takes you to a quieter, less hectic part of New Orleans. Russell Blanchard meets you on the Algiers side and walks you through the historic old town. We stopped at the Old Point Bar for the history, a beer, and to cool off. It was hot the afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This tour is a great way to see and get to know a part of New Orleans you might not otherwise visit. From the ferry terminal we proceeded to the levee, which offered a spectacular view of the river and the French Quarter and surroundings. Here Russell gives you a sense of the history of the area, on both banks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a fantastic guide to take us through this quaint and historic neighborhood. He provided us with a lot of the history of Algiers Point as well as New Orleans. Our guide also told us some interesting and humorous stories about some of the older homes in the neighborhood. Well worth the price.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

An excellent walking tour of a neighborhood we like to call "New Orleans' best kept secret" - Algiers Point! Well researched and well presented, Russell knows his stuff! Take the free ferry across from the French Quarter and slip back in time a hundred years or more. You will not be disappointed!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

I recently took this tour with my parents who were visiting New Orleans from out of town. We had a great time! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable not only about the neighborhood history, but also New Orleans history in general. The stories he shared were interesting and fun, whether you are an out of town visitor or long time local.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

On our Thanksgiving Holiday visit to the Crescent City we decided to explore an area we knew little about and had never visited in a lifetime of trips to New Orleans. We took the Algiers Point Tours which began, and ended, with a wonderful ferry ride across the Mississippi River from the Canal Street terminal. Our guide, Russell Blanchard, was... More 

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Russell_Joseph, Owner at Algiers Point Tours, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for the great review! I had a great time walking the neighborhood and sharing our history with you and Carol Anne. I look forward to your return visit to our small town in a big city. I am pleased that Tito enjoyed his scenic tour and mini-vacation as well, I hope he has settled in back at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were very pleased with Rusell and the overall tour, despite the rain and chill that was happening the day we took this tour. It was definitely worth the time and effort! Russell was very patient and detailed in explaining the history of New Orleans & Algiers Point, as well as answering all of our questions. He took his time... More 

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