Admire the architecture, and experience the charm of the old French Quarter.
Have a helping of Louis Armstrong's favorite dish, red beans and rice!
Learn about the European and other ethnic influences that shaped local cuisine.
You will be fascinated by hearing about our 300-year history. Founded in 1718
Our tour guides are a gold mine of information. Bring your questions!
Our French Quarter tasting and history tour will take you away to another world! First, you will receive a warm welcome from your personable, knowledgeable, experienced and licensed tour guide. From there, you will taste many of the delicious and historic foods that locals love. Beginning in 1719, we became a city of immigrants: First the French, who brought enslaved Africans. Then, we received Acadians, who were expelled by the British from the area in Canada now known as Quebec. In 1763, after the seven year war ended, the Spanish arrived. By 1890, there was an influx of Sicilians. You will learn about these pathways, as well as the historic difference between Creole and Cajun recipes.
As you walk the narrow streets of the 300 year old French Quarter, you will feel as though you've gone back in time. It is the closest thing to being in Europe in the United States. Seeing historic Jackson Square and the stately St. Louis Cathedral is part of the tour. Your guide will impart stories of events that shaped our city of today.
Architecture in the French Quarter is very exciting to see! Find Creole townhouses, American townhouses, Creole Cottages, Shotgun houses, raised Center-Hall cottages, Queen Anne houses, and the Louisiana Supreme Court building, a mammoth Beaux-Arts masterpiece fashioned from white granite.
Your tour ends at 800 Decatur Street. Continue your fun by visiting the Old French Market, where you can buy souvenirs at better prices than in the shops. Or Choose the Old Mint; now known as the Jazz Museum on Esplanade. Check out the 1850 House for books on all things New Orleans. Tour the Pontalba Apartment, above the store. See how the locals lived in 1850.
Delicious food sampling and History tour in the New Orleans French Quarter.
Personalized attention from your friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, licensed tour guide.
Visit historic restaurants; each with their own distinctive ambiance.
Sample historic foods that locals love.
Learn the countries of origin of each of these foods, and the historic difference between Creole and Cajun recipes.
Hear fascinating stories about the history of our 300 year old City.
See historic Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral; the heart of the city
Admire the mighty Mississippi River.
There are only short walks between restaurants; a plus for those unable to walk long distances.
Admire the exceptional architecture of the historic buildings.
Tours daily rain or shine
Refund given with 24 hour notice
Cost of tour is $72.00
Meeting place is Creole Cookery, 510 Toulouse
Tour starts at 1:00; Please meet guide at ten minutes till l:00
Three hour duration
Tour ends near Jackson Square
Unable to accommodate dietary restrictions
Great for all ages
Wear comfortable shoes
Short distance between restaurants; no stairs
No need to purchase child's ticket if they share food with adult
Ice water served at each stop; other beverages available for purchase
Tips for tour guide much appreciated
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund