French Quarter Historic Tour

French Quarter Historic Tour in New Orleans (Vieux Carre, Jean Lafitte Blacksmith Shop)
Likely To Sell OutBook Now to Guarantee your Spot
Price: $24.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCentral New Orleans. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressCasual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
RestrictionsWheelchair accommodations may be available upon request at booking.
Tour Details

French Quarter Historic Tour

From the dynamic Mississippi River to the serene courtyards, experience the Vieux Carre with the city's best guides. Discover everything from the outrageous colonial history to Creole culture, from piracy to architectural masterpieces, enjoying New Orleans' gumbo of legend and truth.

Your tour includes the birthplace of New Orleans, the Mississippi River, the "Father of Waters." Whether for Native American canoes, French and Spanish colonial sailing ships, American frontiersmen flat and keel boats, prosperous antebellum era steam ships, or today's massive ocean-going freighters, this mythological body of water has provided New Orleans with its reason for being and provided America with its very soul.

The tour continues through the French Market, the oldest open-air market in the nation and on to the Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley, whose history reveals the fascinating saga of early Louisiana colonization efforts. And then to Jackson Square, heart of the French Quarter, site of: St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States; the Cabildo; the Presbytere; and the Pontabla buildings.

Experience the lush atmosphere of a Creole courtyard where you will learn about the complexities of Creole society. The tour includes the unique history of slavery found in South Louisiana and at the Quadroon Ballroom you will explore the world of Creole mistresses and the system of placage.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Central New Orleans. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Easy
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
Wheelchair accommodations may be available upon request at booking.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lots and lots of info and history!
March 16, 2020
We had a great tour but we would suggest not having them while Marci Gras is going on. The streets were packed with huge, rowdy crowds. We learned a great deal and will return again.
Reviewer: Eileen
5 Stars
Informative tour
February 06, 2020
This was our first time in New Orleans and were interested in its history. The tour gave us an insight into the city's origins. The guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed his commentary about various buildings and areas.
Reviewer: Medi942
5 Stars
French Qtr Tour
November 13, 2019
The tour itself was wonderful, as my daughter and I were the only ones on the tour. We were given a ton of information about the city that I didn't know and we were shown many interesting buildings. However, I had already paid online, but when the guide arrived I was told that there was a balance due, which there wasn't. The tour started late due to him trying to find out the needed info on my booking.
Reviewer: Emily
4 Stars
French Quarter tour
February 03, 2017
Very historic, loved everything about it! I have been to New Orleans before on business but never had the opportunity to experience the way I did this time!
Reviewer: Jennifer
5 Stars