FRENCH QUARTER WALKING TOUR
10:30am and 1:30pm Daily
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 and visit the French Market on our French Quarter Walking Tour.
OLDEST HISTORIC DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY
Explore the Vieux Carre’s historical landmarks, learn the origins of our famous Po-Boy, Muffuletta and Pralines, and view local architectural housing types such as the Creole Cottage and Shotgun House . . . Hear the legends of Pirates Alley, 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.
You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing Washington Artillery Park, 768 Decatur Street, across from Jackson Square @ the cannon, the starting point for your tour unless otherwise noted | Thank You!
MEET ONE OF OUR GUIDES
I arrived in New Orleans for two days of job interviews. It was 1984 and New Orleans was “all about” the World’s Fair. My trip would prove to be a call of adventure, an end to a long journey to an exoctic destination. I didn’t have much time, it was early afternoon when the interviews were over and my plane left later that evening. I walked out of my hotel, jumped in a cab and said “Take me to the World’s Fair and take the scenic route”.
I made it to the Vatican Exhibit, The Australian Pavilion and rode the Gondola. Central Grocery was closed so I found the Napoleon House and ate my first Muffuletta along the Moon Walk. Grabbed a bag of beignets and a Cafe Aulait from Cafe Du Monde, found a cab in front of the Omni Royal Orleans, picked-up my luggage and went to the airport. As they say, “the rest is history”. . .
The next thing I know I was in New Iberia Louisiana, Cajun Country. I could not pronounce anyone’s name; it was yes sir and no ma’am for weeks. Along the way I met a good Catholic girl, a native from an Irish-Italian family with long ties to New Orleans. She would have most likely become a Saint if she hadn’t married me.
Now every day I get to introduce first time visitors to New Orleans and laugh about shared experiences with locals. I’ve always loved New Orleans and have always loved sharing with others what’s uniquely ours.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.