A FRENCH QUARTER TOUR FOR MATURES
2 HOURS / Starting At $35
8:30am Thursday – Monday
A Tour For Matures
A French Quarter tour for matures by matures. The Savvy Native is putting the EASY back in the Big Easy. A casual stroll through the French Quarter during the coolest and least crowded part of the day. We stroll and we never stand too long for a safer, more comfortable and enjoyable tour. Be part of a small group (10 max.) for a more personalized touring experience. And enjoy a scheduled air conditioned rest break – clean restrooms, Café Au Lait and the perfect French Croissants.
A French Quarter Tour That We Would Want To Take
Marched through the city at a frantic pace led by 20-somethings? Part of a group so large you can’t hear your guide? Not with The Savvy Native! Let’s face it, we’ve got aches and pains we’ve never had before. We’re up early waiting for the day to start. And the heat and cold are hotter and colder than ever. We’re excited to offer French Quarter Tours For Matures, a tour that we would want to take.
Take A Walk Through The French Quarter With The Savvy Native
You’ll hear the story of New Orleans’ founding and discover what makes us Unlike Any Other City In The World. Take home a little French Quarter architectural and culinary vocabulary. And hear a lot about food!
We’ll visit the most historic spots in the Quarter, stroll through the French Market, up Royal Street with its wonderful photo opportunities and hear the legends of Pirates Alley. Elvis will make an appearance. Back in Jackson Square you’ll hear the story of the fabulous Michaela Almonester Pontalba and relive the Battle of New Orleans at the Andrew Jackson Statue.
An Entertaining & Memorable Big Easy Stroll
At the tour’s conclusion your guide will answer questions and offer suggestions and recommendations. We want your entire visit to New Orleans to be entertaining and memorable.
MEET ONE OF OUR GUIDES
John Goodman, the actor and New Orleans resident, is quoted as saying, “Someone has suggested that there is an incomplete part of our chromosomes that gets repaired or found when we hit New Orleans. Some of us just belong here.” I am one such person. After retiring from a varied career as a newspaper reporter, school teacher, shipwright, housewright, etc., My wife and I traveled throughout Europe and the US for three years. We fell in love with many cities: Budapest, Vienna, Paris, Savannah, Charleston…. But the more we learned about each city the more we came to realize it was the Budapest of the 1930’s, or Vienna of 1914, or Paris of the 1890’s that we had fallen in love with.
Only New Orleans, the New Orleans of then and now maintained it’s magnetic hold on us. When we left New Orleans the first time, New Orleans never left us. We came back to stay. I live and breath my adopted city. Every day I try to visit a new place and mine one more gold nugget.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.