Ready for the ultimate day out in New Orleans? This tour combines two of our favorite New Orleans experiences (French Quarter Food Tour and the New Orleans Garden District Tour) for one epic New Orleans adventure!
As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic breakfast pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love. ￼
Next we head to The French Market, the site of America’s oldest public market. We’ll be sure to stop for a local bite and get to know some of the colorful personalities who call this city home.
From the French Market, you’ll embark on the picturesque streets of the French Quarter where your guide will take you to some of their favorite palate-pleasing spots.
On this half of your tour, you’ll also have the chance to try a dish that sparks more controversy amongst chefs than any other in New Orleans: gumbo.
You’ll finish off the food portion of your tour with a sweet treat made from locally grown sugarcane and the region’s abundant pecans.
Your guide will then walk with you to the streetcar line and take you to the starting point for the second half of your tour, in the picturesque Garden District.
The second half of your tour begins in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District - considered by many to be one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the United States.
We quickly arrive to the home of one of New Orleans’ oldest cemeteries - Lafayette Cemetery. Continually popular with travelers, New Orleans cemeteries have a unique approach to burials: namely, the above-ground, multiple-burial techniques used. ￼
We then take a peek at the exterior of one of the most striking buildings in all of New Orleans: Commander’s Palace. This eye-catching, turreted Victorian building is one of the most well-respected upscale restaurants in the entire country.
Next, we’ll stroll past more gorgeous homes, some with famous Hollywood connections. New Orleans is always a popular filming location for the movie industry, and the homes in the Garden District have had starring roles in several films.￼
Across Magazine Street, we’ll find the working-class area known as the Irish Channel. In contrast to the palatial homes we saw earlier, your guide will take you past some of the iconic shotgun-style homes of New Orleans.
Next, we’ll take you to a local institution located in the heart of the Irish Channel. Here, we’ll sample one of New Orleans’ most famous foods: the po-boy sandwich.
Then we’ll try another favorite in New Orleans: local beer! Your guide will lead you to one of the most popular watering holes for locals in the Irish Channel.
Finally, after you’ve sampled your local brew, we’ll take one final stroll past several more picturesque Antebellum homes, making our way back close to the streetcar line.
Before you head on your way, your guide will be happy to share tips for what else to see and do in the city.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, food samples, streetcar fare, 1 beer, 1 po-boy sandwich (split). Please note: food options and portion sizes will vary depending on the season and where we stop that day, but the total amount of food included will be equal to a full meal.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and casually in weather-appropriate attire - it can get very hot and humid in the summer months. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
Closure of sites: 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.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.