Café Du Monde, New Orleans

Café Du Monde, New Orleans: Our most recommended tours and activities

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

1. New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Eat as the locals do on a foodie walking tour around the iconic eateries of New Orleans. Immerse yourself in authentic flavors and scents while enjoying eight sample tastings and four cocktails. Visit spots like Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter and Dickie Brennan’s award-winning Tableau. Begin your walking tour at Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Start with alligator sausage and seafood gumbo as you learn a bit about the colonial period of Louisiana’s history. Move four blocks down and enter Pepper Palace to discuss the Cajun influence and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, buffalo wing sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce if you shop at this location.  Afterward, visit Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique bacon pecan brittle. Visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for some of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches, a Pimm’s Cup cocktail, and a side of Creole jambalaya. Arrive at Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip on your next cocktail: the French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. From there, pass through the famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde Stroll along the French Market area and land at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane and Table. Round off your tour by sampling their unique curry pork skins, fried plantains, and a classic daiquiri.

New Orleans: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. New Orleans: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Take in the vibe in New Orleans on this guided bike tour to city sights like Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and an above-ground cemetery. Admire the architecture in the French Quarter and the historic Faubourg Marigny district.  Meet your guide at the centrally-located office of the activity provider. Get fitted with a helmet and a high-quality bike. Take off on and adventure through the city. Ride to the part of the Mississippi River that overlooks Jackson Square. Visit the top landmarks in the French Quarter and learn about the rich history and incredible people that influenced the culture of the city. Experience the charm of the Faubourg Marigny district which dates back to the early 1800s and is home to the famous Frenchman Street. Peddle down Esplanade Avenue in the shade of old-growth oak trees with rows of the magnificent homes of the creole elite. Head to an above-ground cemetery and learn about New Orleans' funeral traditions. Roll around City Park, which is home to one of the largest mature live oak trees in the world. Keep an eye out for turtles and tropical birds along the way. Make a brief stop at Cafe Du Monde in the park where you have the chance to purchase some world-famous beignets (deep-fried pastry). Continue along the tranquil Bayou of St. John. Enjoy a peaceful ride through Armstrong Park to Congo Square, the heart of New Orleans’ jazz traditions. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

This 2-hour long walk through the historic French Quarter starts outside 529 St. Ann Street, former site of the Louisiana Welcome Center in the lower Pontalba Rowhouse adjacent to Jackson Square (left of square as you face river). Historically used as a parade ground, Jackson Square is now full of musicians, tarot card readers, and street performers. You will walk downriver along the old French Market to the Ursuline Convent. This is the oldest building in the Mississippi Delta from Colonial times and housed some very adventurous and courageous nuns who came here in the early 1700s. You will pass the house of famous jazz player, Danny Barker who is legendary among the city's jazz musicians. You will then come to one of the many former macaroni factories of the lower French Quarter, proof of the major role that Sicilian immigrants played in the city's history. You will come across the house of Vincente Nunez, a Spaniard, whose carelessness caused a fire that destroyed 80% of the city in 1788. You will then see several of the city's former slave markets and learn about Jean Francois Merieult, an influential and powerful Creole businessman and slave trader. After a stop at Preservation Hall, the city's holy grail of traditional jazz, the tour ends in Jackson Square with a story about the famous Madame de Pontalba, a French baroness and businesswoman with an eye for beautiful architecture.

New Orleans: French Quarter History Tour with Cafe du Monde

4. New Orleans: French Quarter History Tour with Cafe du Monde

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of New Orleans with a unique two-hour walking tour. The adventure kicks off at the iconic St. Louis Cathedral steps in Jackson Square, immersing visitors in the rich tapestry of the historic Vieux Carré, also known as the French Quarter. Wander through narrow streets adorned with French and Spanish architecture, passing the oldest cathedral and apartment buildings in America. Courtyards and patios beckon exploration, while intriguing alleys reveal the city's vibrant history. Street musicians and artists add a melodic backdrop to your stroll, creating an ambiance unique to the French Quarter. As you delve into the centuries-old neighborhood, your guide unveils tales of New Orleans' past, sharing insights into its cultural and culinary legacy. The journey takes you to outdoor markets, showcasing the city's lively spirit and internationally renowned restaurants. The tour ends with a visit to the world-famous Café Du Monde, where you can enjoy sugar-dusted beignets and steaming café au lait. Indulge in this quintessential New Orleans experience, savoring the flavors of the city as you reflect on the beauty and history that permeate its streets. With small group intimacy, a walking tour lets you absorb the ambiance, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of the French Quarter's highlights. Minors: Minors may attend our tours with a parent or guardian present. Parents or guardians may never leave minors unattended on any tour. Menu items and, or stops are interchangeable and may change without notice. Guide gratuities are excluded. Guide and host gratuities are always appreciated. Allergies - This tour highlights set tastings and does not offer gluten-free, vegetarian options, vegan or pescatarian options. Please advise us of any TRUE food allergies. *Note: Many authentic Louisiana dishes include pork.

New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

5. New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Turn New Orleans into a giant board game with the Urban Adventure Quest interactive scavenger hunt. Combine the thrill of the race with a unique sightseeing experience of the city. Beginning near the downtown waterfront, let your smart phone guide you along the Mississippi river and through some of the city's renowned marketplaces, solving riddles, finding clues, and completing challenges, all the while discovering more about the area's history. Hustle through the sights and sounds of the city, from Jackson Square along its many fabled streets, meandering through famous landmarks as well as New Orlean's many overlooked treasures. There are few tours of the city quite as exciting, and even fewer as unique! Points of Interest on Your Quest: • Spanish Plaza • Water Front • French Market • Cafe Du Monde • Jackson Square • Washington Artillery and Cabildo • Bourbon Street

Citywide Driving Tour with a Local Jazz Musician

6. Citywide Driving Tour with a Local Jazz Musician

This tour is meant to be a once-in-lifetime experience! During our half-day customized private or small group tour you, your friends, and family will get to see all of New Orleans in just 4 hours. It goes by quickly as we will be driving in a tour vehicle with a bit of walking to take pictures with our 24MP 4KCamera at Beautiful Murals throughout the city. Do this on your first day! We will visit local historic landmarks including: - French Quarter - Treme - Garden District - City Park/Cafe Du Monde - St. Louis #3 Cemetery - Marigny/ Bywater Neighborhood - Hurricane Katrina Damage/ Musicians Village - Creole Millionaires Row - Uptown Mansions/Tulane University - Faubourg St. John - Lake Ponchartrain We will typically stop for Delicious Beignets Midway through the tour! As local Jazz Musicians, We will share our in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, and music of this intriguing city. As our private guest you will gain a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this place so special. It's like having a friend give you the unscripted, insider's take on the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Big Easy. You will have the kind of undivided attention you just won't get to have on large group city tours. Please message me to tailor and customize this tour to your exact likes and interests. Whether if its Food, French Quarter Architecture, African American History, Jazz, Ghost Folklore, or Murals. We'll help you leave New Orleans with a unique understanding of the Big Easy.

New Orleans: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Streetcar

7. New Orleans: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Streetcar

Begin your culinary adventure at Katie's Restaurant. Be greeted by your local guide and savor chargrilled oysters, a New Orleans classic. Next, stroll to Parkway Bakery & Tavern for an iconic Po' Boy sandwich, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant food scene. Indulge at Neyow's with a heartwarming cup of gumbo, embodying the soul of New Orleans cuisine. Then, hop on a streetcar for a scenic ride to the elegant French Quarter, transitioning to the sweet side of the tour at Abbott's with a refreshing frozen custard or ice cream. Your flavorful expedition culminates at Café du Monde in Jackson Square, where a quintessential New Orleans experience awaits with a powdery beignet. End your experience with a full stomach and a deeper understanding of New Orleans' rich culinary heritage.

New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

8. New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

Explore the history of New Orleans’ French Quarter and see landmarks while playing this engaging phone game. Discover St. Louis Cathedral, Café du Monde, Jackson Square, and more. Start the game at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. Play the role of a security guard on a mission to retrieve a stolen artwork from the thief. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 2-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Central Grocery and Deli.

French Quarter History: Walking Tour

9. French Quarter History: Walking Tour

On this walking tour of the French Quarter you will be engaged as we converse about the confluences of cultures and the stories of yesteryear. You will see the architecture and the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley. We will discuss the history of the Native Americans, enslaved, French, Spanish, Creole and mixed races who made this land home. Nowhere in New Orleans will you experience the pulse of the city like you will on this tour in the French Quarter. The French Quarter Walking Tour begins at 400 Esplanade Avenue in front of US Mint where we will begin our walk through the past with stories of our 300 plus years. You will see St Louis Cathedral, the most photographed church in the south, and you will visit the Mississippi River which is the reason New Orleans exists. Whether it was legalized prostitution, the creation of jazz music, Mardi Gras parades, original cuisine, America’s first cocktails or floods and hurricanes we have always been in the headlines and those stories just scratch the surface. The full history of New Orleans could fill volumes and still never be told in full. Walk along with our Living Legacy guide who can tell you the recent history firsthand and the old history through the words of their own ancestors who lived the history. History takes on a different feel when told by the people who have lived it. The tour will end in the vicinity of 848 Decatur Street, near Café Du Monde because beignets are always a good idea. There, your Living Legacy guide will make sure you have recommendations of places to see or eat and drink as well as making sure you are headed in the right direction. We leave no tourist behind.

Highlights of New Orleans – Private Driving Tour

10. Highlights of New Orleans – Private Driving Tour

This tour has been curated to provide you a broad overview of the city and some of its most historically significant neighborhoods. You will learn the diverse history of the city and architectural styles of the unique buildings as we venture through the neighborhoods. Itinerary – 3-Hour Tour You will be picked you up from your location. French Quarter | French Market | Royal St City Park – where we can stop for Beignets at Cafe Du Monde and take a stroll under 800-year-old oak trees. Uptown and the Garden District, known as the “American Sector,” to take in the sites of some of the city’s most architecturally and historically significant residences. Sites We Visit French Quarter | Jackson Square | Saint Louis Cathedral | French Market | The Marigny | Frenchmen St | City Park | Garden District *Please feel free to ask about any special requests. What’s Included Pickup and Drop off at approved location Licensed Tour Guide/Driver Private Luxury Transportation Fully Narrated Tour Whats Extra Drinks, Food, Shopping Estimated Local Cash needed $30 U.S.

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Café Du Monde, New Orleans: Our most recommended tours and activities

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

New Orleans: Combo Cocktail and Food History Tour

Eat as the locals do on a foodie walking tour around the iconic eateries of New Orleans. Immerse yourself in authentic flavors and scents while enjoying eight sample tastings and four cocktails. Visit spots like Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter and Dickie Brennan’s award-winning Tableau. Begin your walking tour at Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. Start with alligator sausage and seafood gumbo as you learn a bit about the colonial period of Louisiana’s history. Move four blocks down and enter Pepper Palace to discuss the Cajun influence and sample an unlimited variety of hot sauces, BBQ sauces, buffalo wing sauces, salsas, dry rubs, and more. Receive a free bottle of Louisiana-style hot sauce if you shop at this location.  Afterward, visit Leah’s Pralines, a 3rd generation family-owned candy store. Sample traditional pralines and their unique bacon pecan brittle. Visit the iconic Napoleon House restaurant for some of their specialties — muffuletta sandwiches, a Pimm’s Cup cocktail, and a side of Creole jambalaya. Arrive at Dickie Brennan’s Tableau to sip on your next cocktail: the French 75, a combo of fresh lemon, brandy or gin, and bubbles. From there, pass through the famous Jackson Square towards Café du Monde Stroll along the French Market area and land at the James Beard Award-nominated Cane and Table. Round off your tour by sampling their unique curry pork skins, fried plantains, and a classic daiquiri.

New Orleans: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

New Orleans: Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Take in the vibe in New Orleans on this guided bike tour to city sights like Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and an above-ground cemetery. Admire the architecture in the French Quarter and the historic Faubourg Marigny district.  Meet your guide at the centrally-located office of the activity provider. Get fitted with a helmet and a high-quality bike. Take off on and adventure through the city. Ride to the part of the Mississippi River that overlooks Jackson Square. Visit the top landmarks in the French Quarter and learn about the rich history and incredible people that influenced the culture of the city. Experience the charm of the Faubourg Marigny district which dates back to the early 1800s and is home to the famous Frenchman Street. Peddle down Esplanade Avenue in the shade of old-growth oak trees with rows of the magnificent homes of the creole elite. Head to an above-ground cemetery and learn about New Orleans' funeral traditions. Roll around City Park, which is home to one of the largest mature live oak trees in the world. Keep an eye out for turtles and tropical birds along the way. Make a brief stop at Cafe Du Monde in the park where you have the chance to purchase some world-famous beignets (deep-fried pastry). Continue along the tranquil Bayou of St. John. Enjoy a peaceful ride through Armstrong Park to Congo Square, the heart of New Orleans’ jazz traditions. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

New Orleans: French Quarter Walking Tour

This 2-hour long walk through the historic French Quarter starts outside 529 St. Ann Street, former site of the Louisiana Welcome Center in the lower Pontalba Rowhouse adjacent to Jackson Square (left of square as you face river). Historically used as a parade ground, Jackson Square is now full of musicians, tarot card readers, and street performers. You will walk downriver along the old French Market to the Ursuline Convent. This is the oldest building in the Mississippi Delta from Colonial times and housed some very adventurous and courageous nuns who came here in the early 1700s. You will pass the house of famous jazz player, Danny Barker who is legendary among the city's jazz musicians. You will then come to one of the many former macaroni factories of the lower French Quarter, proof of the major role that Sicilian immigrants played in the city's history. You will come across the house of Vincente Nunez, a Spaniard, whose carelessness caused a fire that destroyed 80% of the city in 1788. You will then see several of the city's former slave markets and learn about Jean Francois Merieult, an influential and powerful Creole businessman and slave trader. After a stop at Preservation Hall, the city's holy grail of traditional jazz, the tour ends in Jackson Square with a story about the famous Madame de Pontalba, a French baroness and businesswoman with an eye for beautiful architecture.

New Orleans: French Quarter History Tour with Cafe du Monde

New Orleans: French Quarter History Tour with Cafe du Monde

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of New Orleans with a unique two-hour walking tour. The adventure kicks off at the iconic St. Louis Cathedral steps in Jackson Square, immersing visitors in the rich tapestry of the historic Vieux Carré, also known as the French Quarter. Wander through narrow streets adorned with French and Spanish architecture, passing the oldest cathedral and apartment buildings in America. Courtyards and patios beckon exploration, while intriguing alleys reveal the city's vibrant history. Street musicians and artists add a melodic backdrop to your stroll, creating an ambiance unique to the French Quarter. As you delve into the centuries-old neighborhood, your guide unveils tales of New Orleans' past, sharing insights into its cultural and culinary legacy. The journey takes you to outdoor markets, showcasing the city's lively spirit and internationally renowned restaurants. The tour ends with a visit to the world-famous Café Du Monde, where you can enjoy sugar-dusted beignets and steaming café au lait. Indulge in this quintessential New Orleans experience, savoring the flavors of the city as you reflect on the beauty and history that permeate its streets. With small group intimacy, a walking tour lets you absorb the ambiance, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of the French Quarter's highlights. Minors: Minors may attend our tours with a parent or guardian present. Parents or guardians may never leave minors unattended on any tour. Menu items and, or stops are interchangeable and may change without notice. Guide gratuities are excluded. Guide and host gratuities are always appreciated. Allergies - This tour highlights set tastings and does not offer gluten-free, vegetarian options, vegan or pescatarian options. Please advise us of any TRUE food allergies. *Note: Many authentic Louisiana dishes include pork.

New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

New Orleans: 3-Hour Interactive Scavenger Hunt

Turn New Orleans into a giant board game with the Urban Adventure Quest interactive scavenger hunt. Combine the thrill of the race with a unique sightseeing experience of the city. Beginning near the downtown waterfront, let your smart phone guide you along the Mississippi river and through some of the city's renowned marketplaces, solving riddles, finding clues, and completing challenges, all the while discovering more about the area's history. Hustle through the sights and sounds of the city, from Jackson Square along its many fabled streets, meandering through famous landmarks as well as New Orlean's many overlooked treasures. There are few tours of the city quite as exciting, and even fewer as unique! Points of Interest on Your Quest: • Spanish Plaza • Water Front • French Market • Cafe Du Monde • Jackson Square • Washington Artillery and Cabildo • Bourbon Street

Citywide Driving Tour with a Local Jazz Musician

Citywide Driving Tour with a Local Jazz Musician

This tour is meant to be a once-in-lifetime experience! During our half-day customized private or small group tour you, your friends, and family will get to see all of New Orleans in just 4 hours. It goes by quickly as we will be driving in a tour vehicle with a bit of walking to take pictures with our 24MP 4KCamera at Beautiful Murals throughout the city. Do this on your first day! We will visit local historic landmarks including: - French Quarter - Treme - Garden District - City Park/Cafe Du Monde - St. Louis #3 Cemetery - Marigny/ Bywater Neighborhood - Hurricane Katrina Damage/ Musicians Village - Creole Millionaires Row - Uptown Mansions/Tulane University - Faubourg St. John - Lake Ponchartrain We will typically stop for Delicious Beignets Midway through the tour! As local Jazz Musicians, We will share our in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, and music of this intriguing city. As our private guest you will gain a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this place so special. It's like having a friend give you the unscripted, insider's take on the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Big Easy. You will have the kind of undivided attention you just won't get to have on large group city tours. Please message me to tailor and customize this tour to your exact likes and interests. Whether if its Food, French Quarter Architecture, African American History, Jazz, Ghost Folklore, or Murals. We'll help you leave New Orleans with a unique understanding of the Big Easy.

New Orleans: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Streetcar

New Orleans: Food Walking Tour with Tastings and Streetcar

Begin your culinary adventure at Katie's Restaurant. Be greeted by your local guide and savor chargrilled oysters, a New Orleans classic. Next, stroll to Parkway Bakery & Tavern for an iconic Po' Boy sandwich, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant food scene. Indulge at Neyow's with a heartwarming cup of gumbo, embodying the soul of New Orleans cuisine. Then, hop on a streetcar for a scenic ride to the elegant French Quarter, transitioning to the sweet side of the tour at Abbott's with a refreshing frozen custard or ice cream. Your flavorful expedition culminates at Café du Monde in Jackson Square, where a quintessential New Orleans experience awaits with a powdery beignet. End your experience with a full stomach and a deeper understanding of New Orleans' rich culinary heritage.

New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

Explore the history of New Orleans’ French Quarter and see landmarks while playing this engaging phone game. Discover St. Louis Cathedral, Café du Monde, Jackson Square, and more. Start the game at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. Play the role of a security guard on a mission to retrieve a stolen artwork from the thief. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 2-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Central Grocery and Deli.

French Quarter History: Walking Tour

French Quarter History: Walking Tour

On this walking tour of the French Quarter you will be engaged as we converse about the confluences of cultures and the stories of yesteryear. You will see the architecture and the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley. We will discuss the history of the Native Americans, enslaved, French, Spanish, Creole and mixed races who made this land home. Nowhere in New Orleans will you experience the pulse of the city like you will on this tour in the French Quarter. The French Quarter Walking Tour begins at 400 Esplanade Avenue in front of US Mint where we will begin our walk through the past with stories of our 300 plus years. You will see St Louis Cathedral, the most photographed church in the south, and you will visit the Mississippi River which is the reason New Orleans exists. Whether it was legalized prostitution, the creation of jazz music, Mardi Gras parades, original cuisine, America’s first cocktails or floods and hurricanes we have always been in the headlines and those stories just scratch the surface. The full history of New Orleans could fill volumes and still never be told in full. Walk along with our Living Legacy guide who can tell you the recent history firsthand and the old history through the words of their own ancestors who lived the history. History takes on a different feel when told by the people who have lived it. The tour will end in the vicinity of 848 Decatur Street, near Café Du Monde because beignets are always a good idea. There, your Living Legacy guide will make sure you have recommendations of places to see or eat and drink as well as making sure you are headed in the right direction. We leave no tourist behind.

Highlights of New Orleans – Private Driving Tour

Highlights of New Orleans – Private Driving Tour

This tour has been curated to provide you a broad overview of the city and some of its most historically significant neighborhoods. You will learn the diverse history of the city and architectural styles of the unique buildings as we venture through the neighborhoods. Itinerary – 3-Hour Tour You will be picked you up from your location. French Quarter | French Market | Royal St City Park – where we can stop for Beignets at Cafe Du Monde and take a stroll under 800-year-old oak trees. Uptown and the Garden District, known as the “American Sector,” to take in the sites of some of the city’s most architecturally and historically significant residences. Sites We Visit French Quarter | Jackson Square | Saint Louis Cathedral | French Market | The Marigny | Frenchmen St | City Park | Garden District *Please feel free to ask about any special requests. What’s Included Pickup and Drop off at approved location Licensed Tour Guide/Driver Private Luxury Transportation Fully Narrated Tour Whats Extra Drinks, Food, Shopping Estimated Local Cash needed $30 U.S.

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(133 reviews)

Ben was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy telling us about everything and answering any questions we had. All the food and drinks were amazing. I definitely recommend this tour!

The food and drinks were 10/10. If I go back to NOLA I will be booking this tour again. Is definitely worth the money and the tour guide was fun and full of great facts about the city.

A brilliant tour with a great guide through the fine diners of New Orleans. Was very tasty, away from the mainstream. Highly recommended.

Awesome tour! The food and drinks were all great and our guide Ben was also brilliant! Ben, thank you for this great experience!

Awesome. Lived the quality of the food and drinks. Great history and great tour.