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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour provided by Gray Line

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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour

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Overview
Learn fascinating French Quarter history on a guided walking tour in New Orleans. Explore the convergence of cultures that defined this famous neighborhood as you stroll through the French Market, past Creole mansions, and along the banks of the Mississippi. Go deeper than other tours with included entrance to Beauregard‐Keyes House or Cabildo military museum (depending on the day) for more insight into Louisiana's past.
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You'll start at
400 Toulouse St
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Pass by French Market
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    Jackson Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Pass by Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
    Pass by Beauregard-Keyes House
  • 3
    Cabildo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    St. Louis Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Spring Fiesta Historic House
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll end at
400 Toulouse St
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Explore the landmarks of New Orleans’ French Quarter on a walking tour
  • Browse local produce and handmade goods at the historic French Market
  • Get a glimpse into Beauregard‐Keyes House or the Cabildo military museum
  • Enjoy attention from a tour guide who knows the area inside and out
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the afternoon at a convenient French Quarter location and explore the boundaries of this historic neighborhood, including the mighty Mississippi, Jackson Square, and waterside French Market. See French and Spanish colonial architecture as you walk past iron-lace balconies and Creole cottages, through gardens, and stopping for a tour of the Beauregard‐Keyes House (Mondays and holidays), where you can enter the studio of American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. Hear tales from New Orleans’ history, from its founding in 1718 to its evolution into a hub of music, arts, and merry-making. See the Pontalba, the oldest apartment building in the US, and step inside the Cabildo museum (Tuesday through Sunday) where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Learn how streets like St. Lous and Dumaine got their names, and see literary landmarks like William Faulkner’s former home and the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire. The tour ends back at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)
  • Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cabildo
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help avoid vehicular traffic in the French Quarter from, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kate wrote a review Feb 2020
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We learned so much from this tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we felt like we could ask any question that had been on our minds as we had traveled around the city. We thought at first two hours might feel long but the time flew by and we were eager to hear all the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lindachamberslucas wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, Alabama6 contributions4 helpful votes
Good overview and walk in the French Quarter even on a very rainy day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you. Wish we could have made it a sunny day, but that is one thing we can't seem to control - even with the best guide.
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Janet wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Heather was a wonderful guide and gave us lots of interesting facts about the history on New Orleans and it’s architecture.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sussan-108 wrote a review Dec 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom54 contributions23 helpful votes
During our recent visit from England, UK to New Orleans, we booked a Gray Line 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter at the Lighthouse Tours office. Our guide was Mary Dugas and she took the 2 of us and 9 others on a journey around the historic French Quarter within New
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Livi H wrote a review Sep 2019
26 contributions5 helpful votes
Our guide, Heather, was amazing. She was so friendly and had so much incredible knowledge, including a local's experience of NOLA's history. She took us all around the French Quarter, and as well as being a really informative tour, it was also interactive, which was great. A
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Date of experience: August 2019
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