When planning a trip, you may be contemplating whether or not to hire a guide for your trip to a foreign country. On the one hand, hiring a guide would mean your trip costing more overall, but on the other hand, you might miss out on a lot of fun if you don’t have someone pointing out the best places to you.

However, when it comes to private New Orleans tours, signing up for one is crucial if you want to get the most out of your trip since only they can ensure you enjoy each of these places to the max:

French Quarter

Forget a trip to the French Quarter if you don’t have a guide. That’s right; New Orleans legislation now requires you to be accompanied by a guide if you are to visit the French Quarter in the city, the one place everyone recommends visiting when going to New Orleans, with most people calling it the first thing you should explore.

There’s too much in the French Quarter worth exploring that a trip excluding it is by definition an incomplete one, so signing up for a tour package is more or less a requirement.

Digging up the past: Museums and Cemeteries

To truly immerse yourself in the history of the city you’d need to discover its past by visiting what remains of it: the city’s collection of museums and cemeteries. However, enjoying a trip to these places becomes somewhat of a pointless venture when you don’t know anything about the places you’re visiting and end up learning close to nothing on your own.

That’s why having a tour guide who not only knows his way around the city to the best historical sights but also understands the significance of each site is bound to make your trip far more interesting than it could ever have been if you were traveling on your own.

Places to eat

We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of a bad stomach at least once after eating something that didn’t particularly agree with our stomach at least once. To experience this again during a trip would end up souring the whole trip and might end up with you wasting all your time in bed recovering.

Which is why it would be nice to have someone who knows all the best (and healthy) places to eat so your trip to New Orleans doesn’t end up being wasted.