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French Quarter Walking Tour, New Orleans

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Key Highlights

  • Stroll through the French Market and Jackson Square
  • Explore the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jan - 28 Feb: Daily
    01 Mar - 31 Dec: Daily except Monday

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    01 Jan - 28 Feb: 10:00am
    01 Mar - 31 Dec: 1:00pm
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends in the courtyard of a medicinal herb garden

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Explore the French Quarter of New Orleans and discover the unique culture of the city on this walking tour. The narrow streets of the French Quarter are lined with antique shops and buildings that date back to the 18th century Spanish colony. A walking tour along these streets is a great way to experience the old-world charm of New Orleans.

    Jackson Square reflects a mixture of Spanish and French colonial architecture and is a vibrant place filled with musicians and artists. The French Market is a great place to pick up interesting souvenirs like Mardi Gras masks and preserved alligator heads.

    A National Historic District, a walking tour of the French Quarter is a great way to discover more about New Orleans' culture and history.

    Itinerary

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

    Set out from here with your local English-speaking guide on a walking tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

    The whole French Quarter is a National Historic District, with beautiful ironwork balconies, brightly colored shops, cafes and bars. Originally settled by the French in the early 1700’s, this area is a must visit in New Orleans.

    Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from the city’s European past. The French Market was a trading junction and has three open air markets with everything from fresh fruits to cafes and souvenir shops. Jackson Square lies in the heart of the old Quarter and reflects the many cultural influences on New Orleans.

    Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.

    See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.

    Tour the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, the Old Ursuline Convent, constructed by French Colonial Engineers under the auspices of the crown and completed in 1753.

    This tour ends in the courtyard of a medicinal herb garden.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Walking tour of the French Quarter

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm schedule.

    Children under 6 (not occupying a seat) are free of charge.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have