Vieux Carre tours include the Sunday Stroll.

Customized New Orleans Tour

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2 hours
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a native's perspective with keen analysis and Southern graciousness that will have you understanding (and feeling a part of) New Orleans.
  • The Garden District tour includes the Lafayette Cemetery, the handsome homes of the rich and famous, and the work of renown 19th Century architects.
  • Feel a part of New Orleans, not apart from it! Perfect for the neophyte or seasoned traveler.
  • Focus on your interests, be they music, architecture or similar cultural pursuits, you and your guest will come to understand our beautiful city.
  • Our tours offer first-class personal service, our tours are never scripted, and your input into the formatting of the tour is always welcome!
  • We make valuable and important suggestions based on a lifetime of experiences, but it is you who makes the final choices.
  • See such romantic and significant sites as our above-ground cemeteries and learn about our burial practices and the people buried there.
  • Enjoy a backstage look into some of our most famous restaurants, antique dealers, and locally-renown drinking establishments.
  • Learn to appreciate the significance and development of the Creole culture in a fun and interesting way, peppered with keen analysis and wit.
  • Our tours are quite simply the best being offered in New Orleans today.' We have been at it since 1989 with great success and repute.
Overview
Meeting the needs of the discriminating traveler since 1989, G L-f de Villiers offers custom tailored tours of New Orleans, the Garden District, the Vieux Carre, St. Francisville, and Mississippi River plantations.
What to Expect
Meeting the needs of the discriminating traveler since 1989, G L-f de Villiers offers custom tailored tours of New Orleans, the Garden District, the Vieux Carre, St. Francisville, and Mississippi River plantations.

An international city, New Orleans is famous around the world for her history, her generosity, and her contributions to the world's culture. 

Private tours are available on your schedule and can be tailored to your interests.

The private tours include the Literary History Tour; a Louisiana History Tour: Creoles, Americans, Pirates, and the War of 1812; The Twirl, a Gay Heritage and Drinks tour, generously sponsored by Cathead Vodka, Mississippi's only legal distillery; a Cemetery and Voodoo tour; the Garden District tour, and the dog-friendly French Quarter Stroll. 

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The Literary History French Quarter Walking Tour (Suggested Itinerary):

New Orleans is known around the world for its signature food, its resilient spirit and, of course, its rich history, a history that has been impacted by many famous authors. Currently, the state of Louisiana boasts seven Literary Landmarks, all of which are located in New Orleans.

Only two other cities in the country can boast as many Literary Landmarks: New York, New York, and Key West, Florida. To highlight our rich literary history, G L-f de Villiers offers an exclusive Literary History French Quarter Walking Tour, which includes many of these historic landmarks, and more.

Led by a local historian and writer, this two hour tour is available by special request only. Beginning in the famous Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone, one of only three Literary Landmarks in the country that is a hotel, the tour divulges the literary history of the hotel and its famous literary patrons including Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, among others.

You will learn about the lives of Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Kate Chopin, all of whom resided in the French Quarter--but only one of whom was born in New Orleans!

Leaving the Hotel Monteleone meanders through the French Quarter, connecting the rich literary culture of New Orleans with historic landmarks and residences. Highlights on the walking tour include Exchange Alley, the Pontalba Apartments, Madame John’s Legacy, the Old Ursuline Convent, the Beauregard-Keyes House, the Lalaurie Mansion, and the homes of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams.

This tour is a wonderful opportunity to gain a better understanding of the French Quarter's rich history as it relates to various authors, all of whom are icons of the modern literary world.

Your professional Tour Guide, educated in New Orleans and Europe, is a native of Louisiana and a long-time resident of the French Quarter. The tour culminates at the romantic Hermes Bar in Antoine's Restaurant.

Group size is limited to six guests; creating a pleasant atmosphere, responsive to individual interests and needs.

The tours connect the rich culture of New Orleans with historic, architecturally significant landmarks and are led by local writer, historian, and long-time French Quarter resident Glenn DeVillier, a licensed guide since 1989.

The recommended focus is on history, diversity, cultural, fun, music, and getting to truly understand what it means to know New Orleans.

We offer real history and the best gossip from the perspective of a native coupled with Southern graciousness. Our tours are never scripted.

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What's Included
  • Guided walking tour of New Orleans' world-renown historic districts and above ground burial places. We employ our many years of experience working with the city's finest hotels and tour companies to make your visit a memorable, rewarding one.
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Tours proceed Rain or Shine.
Refunds for cancellations made 7 days in advance are advanced with a transferable company gift certificate.

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