FRENCH QUARTER EARLY BIRD TOUR
Starting at $20
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AMERICA’S MOST INTERESTING CITY
Get an early start on your day with our French Quarter Walking Tour of the Vieux Carre, the oldest historic district in the country.
EARLY BIRD TOUR
Discover the French Quarter during the quietest and coolest part of the day. Enjoy this excellent introduction to New Orleans.
THE FRENCH QUARTER
Discover the role the Mississippi River played in the founding and development of La Nouvelle Orleans. Learn about the City’s French and Spanish Heritage. Tour Jackson Square, one of the last remaining historical plazas in the country, on our French Quarter Walking Tour.
OLDEST HISTORIC DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY
Explore the Vieux Carre’s historical landmarks, view local architectural housing types such as the Creole Cottage and Shotgun House . . . Hear the legends of Pirates Alley and visit National Literary Landmarks . .
IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO A UNIQUE CULTURE
Its said that the more nicknames a place has the more interesting it tends to be; and the more it deviates from the norm. That pretty much describes New Orleans, America’s Most Interesting City. Our long list of nicknames, more than any other U.S. city, suggests that something different happened here.
We will meet you in front of The Presbytere, 751 Chartres Street, located in Jackson Square next to The St. Louis Cathedral (on the downriver side). You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time and map. Thank You!
MEET ONE OF OUR GUIDES
My name is Karen Dowty and I am a native New Orleanian. I am passionate about my city and cannot imagine myself living anywhere else. I love to travel but am always grateful to return home. New Orleans is a city like no other. It is not your typical southern city – although we are friendly and hospitable. Our accent is different (more Brooklyn than southern drawl), our location is unique (surrounded by the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain and more canals than Venice), our food, music, and culture is celebrated by dozens of festivals and revelry in the streets! We are truly a cultural gumbo flavored with many saints and sinners alike.
After 33 years of teaching, I became a licensed City of New Orleans Tour Guide and a Friends of the Cabildo Certified Tour Guide. I love being able to share the rich history, architecture, cuisine, and uniqueness of our city to our many visitors.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.