Posts Tagged: Self-guided New Orleans Tours

Hurricane Katrina Tours in New Orleans

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Hurricane Katrina Tours

This post covers Hurricane Katrina tours, both guided and self-guided.  Many people who visit New Orleans are interested in visiting areas that were affected by Hurricane Katrina, which stormed through in 2005 and to see the revitalization that has taken place since. Guided Tours Self-Guided Map of Affected Area Free Tours by Foot Other Things […]

New Orleans Cocktail Drinking Tour

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New Orleans Cocktail Tour

This post is about famous New Orleans cocktail drinks, where to find them, as well as a review of the various guided cocktail tours available to you in the Big Easy, including our pay-what-you-wish tour.  Is there any more appropriate place to treat yourself to a cocktail tour than New Orleans?  Self-Guided Tour Guided Cocktail […]

Self Guided Garden District Tour | Things to See

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This post covers things to do in the New Orleans’ Garden District including how to get here, what sights to see, restaurants, bars, and shopping.  Its peaceful ambiance, greenery, and mansions provide a strong contrast with the French Quarter.  Why go on your own when you could join us on our guided tour of the […]

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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This post is about the Historic New Orleans Collection, one of the best museums in the city. Their exhibits are free and definitely worth a stop, particularly for history buffs. In addition to the art galleries and concerts they offer, you can also take a tour of the ten historic buildings on both of their […]

GPS Audio Tours of New Orleans

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Taking a guided walking tour of New Orleans isn’t the only way to experience parts of this great city, but it’s arguably the best way for those who want flexibility in their schedules.  But what if you can’t take one of our guided walks? No problem, we have partnered with our friends at Atlantis Audio […]

Jackson Square New Orleans

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This post is a self-guided tour of things to see and do in Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter.  In this post, we address food, lodgings, entertainment and other activities available in the Square, as well as a short self-guided tour.  Jackson Square is covered on our daily, pay-what-you-like tours of […]

Self Guided Tours of New Orleans

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We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours of New Orleans to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  Some tours, like our […]

New Orleans Civil War Tour

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Unlike the War of 1812, New Orleans did not see major fighting during the American Civil War. Yet, the city was the largest in the South. It was a commercial, shipping and manufacturing center without equal in Dixie. The Union coveted the city, and sent major army and naval units to complete this task. In […]

Esplanade Avenue & Bayou St. John Self Guided Tour

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One reason the French decided to settle New Orleans was the nearby Bayou St. John, a sluggish outlet of nearby Lake Pontchartrain. The waterway skirted the relative high ground of the Esplanade Ridge, which stretched down toward the city. Here in this area the first French settlers established a camp. Here is where the French first […]

Things to See in Faubourg Marigny | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to see in Marigny

Bounded by Elysian Fields and Esplanade Avenue, the Faubourg Marigny is one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods. Originally it was a prosperous plantation, and much the old French colonial buildings were constructed from cypress trees cut to clear the land. The plantation later specialized in brick laying. The owner in 1805 was Bernard de Marigny. […]