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THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)

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    Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

    Truman Capote once described New Orleans as, "of all secret cities, the most secretive, the most unlike, in reality, what an outsider is permitted to observe." New Orleans' French Quarter may be its most secretive neighborhood. Here, in an area famous for its raucous nightlife and hedonistic abandon, there lives a community in love with the area's timelessness, its beautiful buildings and handcrafted details, its proximity to the river, and its quality as a great, walkable neighborhood of world-class restaurants and vibrant street life. Here in one of the oldest communities in the United States, I will take you through the 300 year old French Quarter & give you a complete history lesson & show you the historic landmarks such as Jackson Square, Ursuline Convent, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, The Cornstalk Fence Hotel, The Haunted LaLaurie Mansion, & many more.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Garden District, St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968

    The romance blooms as the afternoon is spent exploring memories of New Orleans’ antebellum past, gazing at secluded mansions, wandering down the brick lined sidewalks. Its canopy of oak trees is world-famous, while its characteristic gardens of hibiscuses, crepe myrtles, and angel trumpets, make it one of New Orleans' most beautiful neighborhoods. The Garden District has worked its magic again. I will share with you the history of the Antebellum Mansions from the 1800's in the Garden District. You will see Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Peyton & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Nicholas Cage, Jay Z & Beyoncé, American Horror Story, Cornstalk Fence, & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Homes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Lawn Metairie, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031

    Named one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Oval shape can be traced back to its days as a race track. Became a cemetery after the Civil War in 1872. Final resting place of over 120,000 people & over 10,000 family tombs. We will ride through Metairie Cemetery & see multi-million dollar family tombs of New Orleans most prominent people, (Al Copeland) Popeyes Fried Chicken, (Ruth Fertel) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, (Tom Benson) New Orleans Saints & Pelicans owner, (Louis Prima) world famous singer, and entertainer, & The Weeping Angel Statue. Other notables include 9 Louisiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, 49 kings of Carnival, and 3 Confederate generals, including P.G.T. Beauregard. We will also go inside a family tomb.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608

    Finally, we will go to City Park, as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. This 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks & is approximately 50% larger than Central Park in New York City, the municipal park recognized by Americans nationwide as the archetypal urban greenspace. The crown jewel of City Park is the world’s largest stand of mature southern live oaks, which includes a grand oak that dates back over 800 years. These unique trees are known for their distinctive sculptural shape – some of the oldest trees have limbs that are twice as long as the oak is tall. You will also touch and take Instagram-worthy pictures with this 800-year-old oak tree! You will also see the stadium where The Beatles played at on September 16, 1964 and the swamp from 1718 that the city was built upon.

    I do recommend one of the first things you do in New Orleans is TAKE A TOUR! This will acclimate you & help you understand New Orleans & help you plan your activities here.

    My tour is fact-based and comprehensive, designed to educate you about the people, culture, and history of this unique city I call home!

    Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler - Let The Good Times Roll

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    I will pick you up at your desired location in my spacious Toyota RAV4 (SUV) so you will be cool & comfortable.
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Cocktails at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States since 1772.
    • Snacks - or Beignets & Café Au Lait at THE ORIGINAL FRENCH MARKET COFFEE STAND in City Park, Café Du Monde since 1862.
    • If a day/time slot is not available, contact me & I will try to accommodate you.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Was hoping for a cocktail at Lafittes Pub. But overall enjoyed tour. Was dropped off many blocks from our hotel and were hoping for closer drop as I explained I had physical issues for long walks.
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    Response from BigEasy1718, Owner at THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)
    Responded 2 days ago
    Mr. Rick, I am glad you enjoyed the tour, it was a pleasure showing you around New Orleans. I am very sorry I had to drop you 3 blocks from your hotel. I was afraid of getting you stuck in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse traffic. Again, my deepest apologies. Sincelely, Paul
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    We did this tour while visiting the area. The booking process was good and our host, Paul, made contact straight away to arrange hotel pickup. The tour itself takes you through 4 different areas of the city with a few stop offs at each place and plenty of local history and
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    Response from BigEasy1718, Owner at THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Mr. Adam, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. So glad everything worked out just the way you wanted. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul
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    Had a great time with Paul. He was very helpful and informative. He was very flexible with scheduling the tour and I was able to adjust the time a bit. We had a great time.
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    Response from BigEasy1718, Owner at THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Ms. Erin, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. So glad everything worked out just the way you wanted. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul
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    I can not recommend this trip too highly. You see all the major highlights of The Big Easy in a comfortable car with Paul who is smart and funny and hugely well- informed about his city. We loved his secrets of the French Quarter, the beignets in the Park where you visit the
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    Response from BigEasy1718, Owner at THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Ms. Linda & Ms. Kris, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Y'all are too kind. So glad everything worked out just the way you wanted. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul
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    Paul is amazing and his tour is the absolute best in New Orleans. He helped make one of the most important days of my life a truly unforgettable experience. I took my then girlfriend on Paul’s tour and proposed at the end on one of the famous bridges near the historic and
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    Response from BigEasy1718, Owner at THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)
    Responded 26 Jul 2019
    Michael & Marisa, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. So glad everything worked out just the way you wanted & that she said YES! Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul
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