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The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience

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New Orleans, United States
The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience

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Get know the ‘Big Easy’ through the eyes of a local on this 2-hour insider’s walking tour of New Orleans. Learn about the city’s raucous history and famous residents, from pirates and voodoo queens to big-name celebrities, and dig into Mardi Gras traditions with a stroll down Bourbon Street. Discover what makes New Orleans’ cuisine and culture unique among the world as you visit the most interesting historic sites and modern hotspots throughout the French Quarter and along the mighty Mississippi.
  • 2-hour walking tour of New Orleans
  • Learn local history and legends from an entertaining guide
  • Explore famous French Quarter landmarks like the Cabildo, Royal Street, the French Market and the US Mint
  • Stroll past the legendary bars, clubs and Mardi Gras hot spots of Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets
  • See famous filming locations and the homes of Hollywood celebrities
  • Hear tales of voodoo practitioners, piracy and haunted legends
  • Great introduction for first-time visitors
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1200 Decatur St , 1200 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Departure Point: All tours now meet on the sidewalk in front of--- The American Sports Saloon 1200 Decatur St New Orleans, LA  70116United States Address: All tours now meet on the sidewalk in front of--- The American Sports Saloon 1200 Decatur St New Orleans, LA  70116

French Quarter , French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA

Tour concludes in the heart of the French Quarter

Get the inside scoop on New Orleans’ famously festive culture on this entertaining walking tour led by local guide. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet up at a convenient location in the French Quarter before setting off on a leisurely walking tour to at least 14 different locations throughout the city's historic heart.

See the US Mint and the Cabildo, where the landmark Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, and learn about New Orleans’ multicultural founding and unique blend of French, Spanish and Creole heritage. Hear tales of famous former residents including nuns, pirates and prostitutes, and get a taste of the city’s Hollywood history at recognizable filming locations and the homes of celebrities like the Jolie Pitt family.

Take a stroll down storied Bourbon Street, where some of the city's most famous nightlife and Mardi Gras traditions take place, and learn about local voodoo legends while walking past the antique shops and art galleries of Royal Street. Admire the unique architecture and iron lace balconies that line these historic thoroughfares while your guide points out traditional shotgun homes, creole cottages, and southern-style mansions.

After saying farewell to your guide at the end of the 2-hour tour, you'll have a brand new appreciation for the Big Easy's cultural quirks, unique cuisine and joie de vivre!
Stop At:  
1200 Decatur St
Tour meets and departs at 1200 Decatur Street.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
This tour explores the French Quarter. The guide will navigate the tour group through the world famous French Quarter ending in the heart of the French Quarter.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets can not be transferred. No refunds for any reason (including weather in New Orleans or any other location) All sales are final. Please arrive a few minutes prior to departure time. Tours depart at the scheduled time. If guests do not check in Before the tour they can not call & meet at a different location. Late arrivals will not be refunded. We reserve the right to refuse service to guests who show signs of extreme intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.Please be aware that @ cut off time for reservations if the minimum numbers are not met the tour will be cancelled & you will be contacted by phone, text, or email up to 1 hour before the tour is scheduled to depart. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternate tour or full refund. We do not offer additional compensation for a customer who feels inconvenienced by the tour being cancelled. Knowing that there is a chance that this tour may be cancelled guests may want to have a back up plan in the event that this tour is cancelled last minute. If a guest agrees to attend the alternate tour all the same terms and conditions apply. Once a guest confirms the new date / time for a tour no refund will be issued if a guest decides to cancel.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to inclement weather or any other acts of God. Departure Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions. In the event of this taking place guests will be contacted via phone, text or email. We are not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings or any injuries sustained due to the old, uneven & dilapidated streets & walkways. Participants are advised not to obstruct the sidewalks or streets during this tour. We accept no responsibility for anything that arises from this or failure to follow any other instructions while on tour. A fee of $60 will be charged for any piece of lost, damaged, or missing piece of paranormal equipment if a guest takes the equipment they will be expected to return it immediately or pay the $60 fee so that it can be replaced immediately. Guests are not allowed to video any portion of the tour. No videos of any narrations given by tour guides will be permitted. This is a walking tour. The duration: 1 - 2 hours it may last longer depending on the wait time inside the bars. Some bars may be busy & if numerous stops are made to busy bars this can delay the tour to a large degree. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please keep in mind some bars do not allow kids inside. No entry is gained inside locations. Tour route is subject to change without notice. This tour is also known as the New Orleans Drunk History Tour. Drinks are not included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Show Me New Orleans
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Big Easy Insider Tour: The Local's Experience.


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