New Orleans French Quarter Half Day Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.

Description

Let your own 'local expert' unravel the mysteries of one of America's oldest and most unique living neighborhoods! Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.

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. Over the centuries, this building has been a convent for the Ursuline Nuns, a school, an archbishop's residence, the archdiocesan central office and a meeting place for the Louisiana legislature.

Included in this tour is St. Mary's Church, completed in 1845, which has served as a center of worship for the French, Spanish, African Americans, German, Irish and Italian communities.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Admission fee
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New Orleans French Quarter Half Day Walking Tour

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Admission fee
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Schedule

  • 12:45

    Check-in at Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office

  • 13:00

    Visit to the Old Quarter

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

  • See Historical Buildings

    Visit Madame John’s Legacy, built in 1788 and one of the best examples of French colonial architecture in North America and then take a break at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, built between 1722 and 1732 and reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.

  • Tour the Calbido

    Your tour concludes at the Cabildo, built under Spanish rule between 1795 and 1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Featuring a comprehensive exhibit on Louisiana's early history, the Cabildo served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison.

  • 15:00

    Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Gray Line New Orleans "Lighthouse" Ticket Office (Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA, United States) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Gray Line New Orleans "Lighthouse" Ticket Office (Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA, United States) Time: 15:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gray Line New Orleans "Lighthouse" Ticket Office (Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA, United States) Time: 12:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Gray Line New Orleans "Lighthouse" Ticket Office (Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA, United States) Time: 15:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage, but requests must be made at the time of booking.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 13:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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