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From Garden District to French Quarter Food Tour

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Highlights

From eye-catching architecture to palate-pleasing local foods, this half-day tour packs a serious punch when it comes to getting to know New Orleans. Spend some time exploring the historic Garden District and Irish Channel neighborhoods, then join your guide for a deep dive into the city’s culinary scene (trying everything from beignets to gumbo) in the French Quarter.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

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. 

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Stop At: Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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.

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Stop At: Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

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.

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

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 Historic French Quarter. Here you’ll sample some of New Orleans Unique culinary traditions.

To wake up your taste buds, we’ll indulge in New Orleans’ most iconic pastry, the beignet. While it looks hard to pronounce, it’s definitely not hard to love. 

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Stop At: French Market, 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3406

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.
Before you head on your way, your guide will be happy to share tips for what else to see and do in the city.

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. 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. Please inform us if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Inclusions
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Streetcar fare


Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks


Departure Point
2729 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


Departure Time
11:00 AM

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA


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