Experience the opulent French Quarter for one of the best sightseeing excursions that New Orleans has to offer with this narrated walking tour. This great city is one of America's oldest and most mysteriously remembered living cities and you can learn all about it with this fantastic and extensive tour.
Many areas in the French Quarter hold tons of secret through the many courtyards, street, and alley ways which are named after sinners and saints of the past. Listen to the history as you walk in the footsteps of many people of the past where you can almost hear whispers through the charming streets. Inhale the amazing smells of Creole cooking or take pictures of the beautiful architecture of the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square. Stop for some gris-gris potions and learn what 'gris-gris' is at the Pharmacy Museum which could be the highlight of this amazing tour.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Stop at Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans, LA
The Beauregard-Keyes House was built in 1826 for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier, and is a fine example of a raised center hall house. On view are Keyes’ collections of more than 200 antique dolls and 87 tea pots. Her extensive collections of delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes are also on exhibit.
Stop at French Market in New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1791, New Orleans’ French Market is the oldest public market in the country and has played a historic role in the development of the city’s economy. Browse packaged Louisiana gift baskets, fleur de lis decorative items and artistic creations at such stores as WHATS NEW and Belle Louisiane and shop for art and paintings of the Crescent City at the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op.
Drive By Jackson Square in New Orleans, LA
Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo.
Drive By Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, LA
The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. The main lodge is filled with dozens of oil paintings of past archbishops, bishops, religious statues and bronze busts. Behind the main building, there is a peaceful walled courtyard. Here the visitor finds statues that pay homage to founding Ursuline Sisters, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and Father Francis Xavier Seelos.
Drive By Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is widely believed to be the largest and most diverse pharmaceutical collection in a single location in the United States, containing old patent medicines, books, and pharmaceutical equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s. The museum also features a re-created 19th century physician’s study and the Rosenthal Spectacle Collection, which illustrates the historical development of spectacles and other antique vision aids from around the world.
Drive By St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA
The St. Louis Cathedral is among the tallest and most imposing structures in the French Quarter, and one of the most recognizable. It is one of the cultural and architectural treasures of the French Quarter and no trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to St. Louis Cathedral.
Stop at The Cabildo in New Orleans, LA
The Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America.Throughout the building are more than 1,000 artifacts and original works of art, including “The Battle of New Orleans,” Eugene Louis Lami’s huge 1839 painting that shows intricate details of the final and most decisive battle of the War of 1812. There are also portraits of famous Louisiana figures, exquisite engravings of nature artist John James Audubon, and many interactive displays, all of which tell the story of Louisiana and its place in American history.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
The end of your tour stops at the historic Louisiana State Museum where you are given free admission and can continue to learn more about the area with a self-guided tour through the museum for even more fun adventures. This is truly an opportunity that you don't want to miss, or else you may never learn about the dark past of this enchanting neighborhood. Build your own custom vacation packages to New Orleans today with tons of fun points of interest and experience an unforgettable vacation.