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Our most recommended French Quarter Food & Gourmet Tours

  • New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez – the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears. This 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River. Seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and the City of New Orleans. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez. Sample Dinner Menu Natchez Tossed Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Baked Chicken: Serve...

    Wonderful time. The cruise was beautiful and educational and the food was fantastic. I would do this again and again and again.

  • New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    2. New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

    Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans and take a journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The tour will take guests to see New Orleans from the river, one of the world's most active ports. Visit our museum quality Engine Room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the “Mighty Mississippi.” Add an optional Creole lunch, prepared fresh on board, and savor the tastes of New Orleans as you relax on your 2-hour cruise. Sample Menu Lunch Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Southern Fried Fish Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya Salad Du Jour Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and ...

    We were very disappointed in the lunch provided. It was billed as being fried chicken. What was served was very thin and dry fried fish fillets. The rest of the meal was all carbohydrates: macaroni salad, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and bread pudding for dessert. Not anything was very palatable and not good for a diabetic. I’ll never do the meal cruise again.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

    3. New Orleans: French Quarter Food Tour

    Your culinary tour of New Orleans starts where it all began — the banks of the Mississippi River. From here, you’ll witness the lifeblood of this region which brought new cultures, new influences and new ingredients to the USA through its ports. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you'll indulge in New Orleans' most iconic breakfast pastry covered in powdered sugary goodness, the beignet. Next, head up to the French Market, the site of America's oldest public market and a unique culinary space where you can grab a local bite to eat and meet some of the locale's colorful personalities. 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 palette-pleasing spot, both classic New Orleans as well as delicacies you won't find outside Cajun country. If you have an affinity for...

    We did the tour on our 4th day. I would recommend doing at the very beginning of your trip because our tour guide provided so much great & relevant information that was beneficial for the remainder of our trip.

  • New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    4. New Orleans: Creole Queen Sunday Morning Jazz Cruise

    Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. On this river cruise, you will experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. There will be some time to dance to the music in the gorgeous dining hall.  Add the optional Creole-style brunch to complement the experience. After brunch, you can enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail on the promenade deck looking out over the Mississippi River as the city slips past. On the way back to the city you will pass by Jackson Square and see the beautiful sights New Orleans has to offer. Weekend Brunch Menu Basket of seasonal fresh fruit Homemade Biscuits - Jellies & butter Caesar Salad - crisp romaine lettuce, fresh grated parmesan cheese, garlic croutons and creamy Caesar dressing Chicken & Andouille Gumbo with long grain Louisiana rice Eggs Benedict ...

  • New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

    5. New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

    The walking tour begins at the award-winning Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Begin with two dishes: alligator sausage and seafood gumbo, with freshly-baked French bread and homemade butter. This part of the tour focuses historically on the colonial period of Louisiana history, and usually lasts about 35 minutes.  Moving four blocks down you will enter Pepper Palace, to discuss the Cajun influence, and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, Buffalo Wings sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Customers on the tour will also receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce when shopping there.  From there, move 4 blocks up to Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique Bacon Pecan Brittle. After Leah’s, visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for two of their specialties — muf...

    Nate is the absolute best tour guide I’ve ever had. So down to earth, friendly, and INCREDIBLY knowledgeable about everything NOLA. If possible, do yourself a favor and try to book him as your guide. Cannot say enough good things about this man.

  • New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

    6. New Orleans Lunch & Lesson: Cajun & Creole Cooking Class

    Learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking with cajun and creole chefs teaching New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales. The chef will share the fascinating history of New Orleans, and how culture and cuisine are interwoven. Follow along and learn how to make mouth-watering creole and cajun dishes and dig in after the class. At the end of the class, you will receive a coupon to use in the general store and are encouraged to go home and try to make the dishes yourselves.  The general store, as well as the classroom, are both located in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter. The store has a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products and is the home of the famous Joe's Stuff Creole Seasoning, used and loved by local chefs and visitors alike. Program of...

    GREAT EXPERIENCE GREAT INSTRUCTOR AND CREW GREAT GREAT THE FOODDD WAS DELICIOUS AND YOU LEARN SOMETHING

  • New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    7. New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the early afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of walking to burn it off. Your first stop is SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle.  Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish po-boy. At NOLA Poboys you’ll experience another New Or...

    "Dr. Gumbo" (guide) was TERRIFIC: funny, interesting, knowledgeable. He took us to 5 food places in the French Quarter that had OUTSTANDING local cuisine...particularly the catfish po-boy which was better than the white lake fish we're used to in Wisconsin! The gumbo was a treat, with a twist on German heritage with a little potato instead of rice.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    8. New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    Your tour begins on Bourbon Street where you’ll meet your local expert guide. Set off to learn how this area developed from a seedy slum into one of the preeminent pleasure districts in the United States. You will also swing into a bar to learn about (and enjoy too if you wish) one of the many cocktails created in the French Quarter, before pausing on Royal Street to see some of the best street musicians in America and learn about the creation of Jazz music. From there, your guide will take you to Jackson Square where you’ll see landmark buildings like the Pontalba apartments (the oldest continually-occupied apartments in America), the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed). You will then step inside the Presbytere for a guided tour of the interior, including exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina. You can’t visit New Orleans without a clos...

    Nice little tour to see a lot of the "off the beaten path" areas. A lot of the guide's regular spots were closed because of COVID-19 but he did a great job in making up for things.

  • New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

    9. New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

    Taste the traditional Creole and Cajun cuisines of New Orleans' French Quarter walking food tour. Discover the gorgeous Vieux Carre neighborhood, savoring the foods that made New Orleans famous, from oysters to po-boys to pralines. You will leave feeling like a true local. This culinary adventure stops at 6 classic New Orleans style food places, showcasing New Orleans culinary history. Between the food stops, your guide will narrate the quintessential history, culture, and food scene of the gorgeous Vieux Carre (“Old Square”) neighborhood. You will be seated at 4 different restaurants for sit-down food tastings, and 2 tasting will be conducted standing on the sidewalk. Admire the late 18th-century Spanish architecture, vibrant colors and elaborately decorated ironwork balconies and galleries, as you savor chargrilled oysters, a classic Nola PoBoy sandwich, cajun and creole cuisine, and...

    Lisa did a wonderful job tell us about the area and the sampling of the different food.

  • New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    10. New Orleans: Drunken History Walking Tour

    Take a shot or two with a chaser of New Orleans history. Some libations and citations, if you will. This drunken history walking tour is a one-of-a-kind excursion. New Orleans and booze go together like red beans and rice. The city has been the party capital of the American South since before it was American or South. The locals have figured out that just about anything can be enhanced with alcohol. That’s why your guides decided it was about time their visitors had the opportunity to stroll through the French Quarter, learning the history whilst simultaneously indulging in an age old New Orleans tradition by drinking like a local. This 21-and-older experience isn’t your ordinary walking tour. For one, the tour guide can, and will, drink with you the whole time. Being a full walking tour of the French Quarter, you’ll hear riveting stories and important knowledge necessary for a full un...

    Robert, our tour guide was amazing. The history of not only New Orleans , but also of the drinks in the area. He made the tour fun and enjoyable! Have us some amazing recommendations for places to eat. Definitely would recommend.

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What people are saying about French Quarter

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 239 reviews

Nate is the absolute best tour guide I’ve ever had. So down to earth, friendly, and INCREDIBLY knowledgeable about everything NOLA. If possible, do yourself a favor and try to book him as your guide. Cannot say enough good things about this man.

This class was very informative and wonderful atmosphere! Highly recommended, Rene was absolutely the BEST the whole team really made the class memorable. The food was AWESOME....would definitely do this again.

GREAT EXPERIENCE GREAT INSTRUCTOR AND CREW GREAT GREAT THE FOODDD WAS DELICIOUS AND YOU LEARN SOMETHING

Amazing guide, perfect way to get to learn some of the New Orleans experience!

Great experience, we loved our Chef and group. Great value