New Orleans: French Quarter Food and Garden District Tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Food and Garden District Tour

From $129 per person

Join a local guide exploring the historic Garden District and the Lafayette Cemetery, then dive deep into the New Orleans food scene in the French Quarter.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Taste New Orleans’ rich multi-cultural history through its mouth-watering food
  • Sample traditional dishes, only available in Cajun Country
  • Enjoy a ride on the famous St. Charles streetcar line
  • See the majestic Antebellum homes of the Garden District
  • Enjoy a small group tour led by an expert local guide
Full description
Discover New Orleans through its food on this immersive tour of the French Quarter and Garden District. Start the tour in the Garden District, where you can marvel at the area's renowned Antebellum architecture and visit the famously unique Lafayette Cemetery. Next, stroll past more gorgeous homes, some with famous Hollywood connections. Then visit the working-class area known as the Irish Channel, which developed in the early 1800s when the city’s shipping, alcohol, and brewing industries drew workers from all over the world, especially from Ireland. Your guide will then escort you on the St Charles Streetcar to the French Quarter. Here you have the chance to taste New Orleans’ most iconic breakfast pastry, the beignet. Next, head to the French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market, where you’ll stop for a local bite. From the French Market, stroll the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite eateries. You’ll also have the chance to try classic New Orleans gumbo. Then finish the food portion of your tour with a sweet treat made from locally-grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Streetcar fare
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the historical marker at the corner of Washington and Prytania Streets.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people
  • This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation
  • In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
  • Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be catered for
  • Food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal
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French quarter food was just that- food. Don’t eat before taking this tour. I did enjoy learning about and tasting NO foods although I would have enjoyed more historical information. Lots of walking too. The garden tour was disappointing but I was tired from the morning tour. Cemetery was closed so couldn’t go in. Rest of tour was walking around neighborhood looking at various forms of architecture. I expected gardens but there weren’t any- just describes neighborhood

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9 March 2020

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