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Private French Quarter Walking Tour

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New Orleans, United States

From $266.67 per group (up to 4)

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the rich history of New Orleans, beyond the bars of Bourbon Street and the parties of Mardi Gras, on a private, 3-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Visit many landmarks that tell the story of the city’s unique French, Spanish, and Creole heritage while strolling through the atmospheric streets with a private guide.
  • Private, 3-hour walking tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans
  • Learn about the city's unique cultural heritage
  • Visit famous and landmarks and hidden gems on a leisurely walk
  • Get a local perspective on one of the most diverse cities in the United States
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Price is per group, based on a maximum of 4 people
Choose from three different departure times, and meet your guide in the heart of the French Quarter near famous Jackson Square. Begin with a short stroll over to the banks of the Mississippi to take in scenes of river life and learn how the waterway played an essential role in the city’s founding and growth. From here, wind your way through the French quarter on a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) walk, stopping along the way to learn the history behind the one-of-a-kind mansions, alleys, and tucked-away nooks you pass.

Visit some of the most well-known landmarks in the French Quarter, including the famous St. Louis Cathedral, Pontalba buildings, the Cabildo, the Napoleon House, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Presbytery. Take a peek into hidden courtyards, and stroll down on Pirate’s Alley, Exchange Alley, and colorful Royal Street before visiting the Bevelo Factory, the Pharmacy Museum, Maspero’s, and the Vincent Nunez House.

The itinerary is flexible and moves at a leisurely pace to allow plenty of time for questions and discussion. Feel free to ask your guide if there's anything special you'd like to know about the neighborhood and New Orleans’s fascinating history.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We begin in Jackson Square and discuss the founding of the city in 1718.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Louis Cathedral
We visit the oldest cathedral in the United States.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cabildo
We will discuss the history that took place there including the Louisiana Purchase ceremony.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Royal Street
We will window shop and discuss the many Royal Governors who lived in this street before Louisiana became a state.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
As with other stops, we will discuss the historic events that occurred here, including the founding of the first licensed pharmacy practice in the United States,
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
New Orleans
We will stop at the Louisiana Supreme Court to discuss preservation efforts to save the French Quarter from demolition.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We will stop at Exchange Alley to discuss the conflicts between the French and Americans after the Louisiana Purchase.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We will stop at the Bevelo gas light making factory to watch craftsmen build lights by hand and discuss the history of gaslighting in New Orleans after 1803.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We will stop at the Napoleon House to discuss plans to rescue Napoleon Bonapart and the wonderful food served there today.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We will stop at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum to discuss the first licensed pharmacist in the United States and the first female who practiced pharmacy 100 years before the first licensed pharmacist.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
We will stop at the Nunez house to discuss the first major fire in the city's history and how it changed the architectural character from French to Spanish.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private French Quarter Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private French Quarter Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private French Quarter Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private French Quarter Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private French Quarter Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private French Quarter Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private French Quarter Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private French Quarter Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private French Quarter Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private French Quarter Walking Tour.

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Private French Quarter Walking Tour
Tom P
, Jan 2020
Absolutely fantastic tour! Our tour guide is an Urban Planner with exceptional knowledge of the history, demographics, economy of New Orleans. We highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed. Orleans. We highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for the kind words. I hope that you learned something about the people, culture, and history of New Orleans during our time together. Thanks for visiting my hometown. Hope to see you again. Dominick
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This tour was fantastic. Our guide...
janet R
, Oct 2016
This tour was fantastic. Our guide, Dominic was so knowledgeable and had so much information to share with us. This was a HUGE highlight of our trip thanks to him. Would happily accompany him on another tour in the future and will recommend him to others. Absolutely terrific. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
I am so glad you enjoyed your tour. Your active participation and questions made thins even better! Time to plan another visit? Thanks for choosing New Orleans Private Tours to be your tour company.

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