Secrets of the French Quarter with Bourbon Street, Haunted Mansion, Beignet Tasting & Hurricane Katrina Exhibit
- Take a guided tour of the French Quarter and learn how Creole Culture became the heart and soul of New Orleans
- Explore Jackson Square and step inside the Presbytere to see exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina
- Visit the most haunted building in New Orleans and step inside their infamous seance room
Your tour starts on Bourbon Street where you’ll meet your local expert guide and a small group of no more than 20 people. Surrounded by the 24-hour party, you’ll set off to learn how this area developed from a seedy slum into one of the preeminent pleasure districts in the United States. Along the way, you’ll pass through old red-light districts and hotbeds of vice like the Tango Belt, Storyville, Pirate Alley, and Exchange Place and see the brothels, bars and flophouses that hosted the unique mingling of cultures that we have come to call “Creole”. You’ll also swing into a bar to learn about (and enjoy if you wish) one of the many cocktails created in the French Quarter and pause on Royal Street to see some of the best street musicians in America and learn about the creation of Jazz music. From there, your guide will take you to Jackson Square where you’ll see landmark buildings like the Pontalba apartments (the oldest continually-occupied apartments in America), the St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed). You’ll then step inside the Presbytere for a guided tour of the interior, including exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina. You can’t visit New Orleans without a close encounter with the supernatural, so your next stop is one of the most haunted buildings in the City for a tour of the interior, which includes the infamous seance room. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, this is an experience not to be missed. After swinging through the old French Market and stopping at the best spot to take pictures of Jackson Square, you’ll end on a high note with a visit to Cafe du Monde, home to the city’s most beloved donuts or beignets. Your guide will buy you one then take you down to the riverfront to watch the steamboats go up and down the mighty Mississippi river.
- Tickets to the Presbytere
- Local Expert Guide
- Additional food or alcohol purchases
- Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
- Infants up to 1 years are free of charge
125 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
This tour will meet at the Hard Rock Cafe on Bourbon Street - Iberville Street entrance. From Bourbon Street on the Hard Rock side, turn left on Iberville. The meeting point will be under the Hard Rock sign on Iberville Street
- Please alert us to any dietary restrictions upon booking
- Due to the uneven sidewalks, this tour is NOT wheelchair and stroller accessible
- From 01 April 2019 to 31 October 2019 Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
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