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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans Kids and Family French Quarter Walking Tour

Product ID: 139637
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Treat the kids to a fun, family-friendly tour through the French Quarter, complete with beads, great stories, music, fun activities and a few snacks! Parents and kids have fun while learning about Mardi Gras, Voodoo, Jazz, Creole Cuisine and more!
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore New Orleans' oldest and most famous neighborhood in a fun, friendly way
  • Create your own excuse for a second-line parade, put on your beads and get moving
  • Experience life as children and families have lived it for 300 years in New Orleans
  • Learn a few simple crafts and activities that are unique to New Orleans kids
  • Taste a few traditional Creole dishes and favorite snacks
  • Keep the kids entertained while the adults get informed on a tour designed especially for 5-12-year-olds, but fun for everyone
Full description
On the morning of the tour, your guide will meet you in Jackson Square and everyone will toss a penny in the fountain for good luck and put on some Mardi Gras beads. Your family will enjoy a local snack (the snack varies depending on allergies and seasonal availability) while your guide presents you with a quick, easy history of New Orleans (with pictures!).

From Jackson Square, you will follow your friendly tour guide through the bustling, colorful streets of the French Quarter, as you learn about pirates, Mardi Gras, voodoo, jazz music, second-line parades, Creole cuisine and history. You will also learn about how kids and families lived in New Orleans in years past. Your children will be captivated by the colorful sights and sounds of this vibrant neighborhood and you will learn a few things and be able to ask your guide to make recommendations of other things to see and do in New Orleans.

Along the way, your children will be able to stop and do at least one hands-on activity that New Orleans children love. Like the snack, the activity will vary depending on the ages and abilities of the children on the tour.  Towards the end of your tour, the group will decide on a special occasion and, each with your oun second-line handkerchief, have a traditional second-line parade to a favorite jazz tune.

The tour ends in the French Market, where everyone will have one last chance to ask questions before you can eat and shop where New Orleanians have eaten and shopped for generations! Even parents and grandparents love this tour!
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour
  • Guide's contact information
  • Light snacks
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Second-line handkerchief
  • Supplies for simple crafts
What’s Not Included
  • Water (recommended)
  • Gratuities for the guide and for street performers (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the fountain in Jackson Square, directly across from the entrance to St. Louis Cathedral.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
Please inform the guide of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
The sidewalks of this old neighborhood can be uneven, so comfortable shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must!
Although best suited for ages 5-12, older and younger children may enjoy the tour as well.
Everyone should bring a bottle of water on the tour.
You will see several talented street performers on the tour and you may want to have your children take pictures with them. It is customary to tip street performers, so you may want to bring some small bills for tips.
Customer reviews
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Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Lucky Bean Tours

Product ID: 139637