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New Orleans Historical Literary Tour: Books and Bohemians

Overview
Five writers have passed through New Orleans on their way to the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dozens more who came this way have been awarded Pulitzers, National Book Awards and O. Henry Prizes. Something happens to writers in New Orleans that stays with them wherever they roam. During our Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour you will visit one of only three literary landmark hotels in America. William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway stayed there often. Truman Capote said he was born there. (He wasn’t.) We’ll visit the authors’ homes and favorite haunts. We’ll immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Dixie Bohemia, La Vie Bohéme, in the 1920’s. If you couldn’t join the Lost Generation in Paris, you came to Paris on The Mississippi. And we’ll shine the spotlight on New Orleans’ women, African American and contemporary writers. A Private Small Group Tour (1-4 guests) $255, (5-8 guests) $355, (9-12 guests) $455.
City: New Orleans
Thu 22 Feb
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Starting at $255.00
Thu 22 Feb
Starting at $255.00
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What's Included
Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide
Additional Info
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tours Rain or Shine. Can’t be held responsible for missed tours, no shows, and late arrivals - its New Orleans, it happens. Tours start as scheduled. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.
  • Bring water, throw on a hat, wear comfortable shoes, and protect yourself from the rain.
  • We are volunteer tour guides for the Friends Of The Cabildo & The Louisiana State Museum. We are members of the Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau & Save Our Cemeteries. We are registered tour operators for St. Louis Cemetery #1.
  • No pets
What To Expect
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French Quarter
During our Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour you will visit one of only three literary landmark hotels in America. William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty and Ernest Hemingway stayed there often. Truman Capote said he was born there. (He wasn’t.) We’ll visit the authors’ homes and favorite haunts. A relaxed stroll through the French Quarter with time for a cocktail or two. (Drinks NOT included.)
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews (2)
GoWithFlow526
Dec 2019
David was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the literary history of New Orleans -- even some juicy details you won't find in the guidebooks! And he weaves in a lot of general history about the city, which gives the literary tales some added context. A great tour - highly recommended.
Response from Host
Aug 2020
Thank you for your glowing review of your walking tour with The Savvy Native! We appreciated it so much. Great customers like you are the reason we get to do what we love every day. See you again soon!
Catherine_K
Jun 2019
We had a great time. David Feldman was so knowledgeably and truly loves NOLA. I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host
Jun 2019
David tells me he really enjoyed leading you on our Books and Bohemians Tour. The Savvy Native greatly appreciates the opportunity you gave us to add to your New Orleans experience. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to seeing you the next time you’re in town.

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