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French Quarter Historic Tour

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Experience the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, for a true taste of the city's culinary and literary culture.

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. Then head to Jackson Square, heart of the French Quarter, site of: St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States; also view 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.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $24.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Central New Orleans.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Casual, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Wheelchair accommodations may be available upon request at booking.