About Baton Rouge Walking Tour- COVID-19 Protocol

Why We Love This

  • BUDGET FRIENDLY/TRUSTED & RECOGNIZED – SEE MORE, HEAR MORE, and DO MORE in less time for less money! Our friendly, entertaining local Baton Rouge expert guides are the most trusted and recommended in Baton Rouge.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCE/HEALTHY/SAFETY -You can clearly hear our tour guide as far away as 30 feet (or more); Disposable masks will be provided; Heart-healthy/ active tour – leisure or moderate paced- about 3 mile route.
  • FAMILY AND PET FRIENDLY – Bring your family and your people-friendly leashed pet! Your tour discussion is appropriate for all ages and we welcome your furry friends to join along- pet waste bags provided!

Red Stick Adventures

COOPED UP BY COVID? GET OUTSIDE IN THE FRESH AIR AND JOIN US ON A HOMETOWN ADVENTURE! Your About Baton Rouge Walking Tour- is entertaining, educational, and follows COVID-19 guidelines. Hear your guide 30 feet away! We encourage a Baton Rouge adventure and discovery in a fun way for both adults and youth. You can even bring your furry friends! Your two-hour guided and narrated Baton Rouge Walking tour beckons you back to several historical periods, all while taking you forward, on foot, on a route through historic sites that highlight iconic landmarks, art, and architecture. Let’s share our legends, stories, and culture. Your Baton Rouge authentic experience is just a couple of clicks away. Explore like a local with us! You will explore multiple areas and neighborhoods including Spanish Town, Beauregard Town, Devall and Gilbert-Leonard Towns, the Riverfront/Levee, Catfish Town, both Louisiana Capitol areas, and much more!

What You'll Do

• Make your tour reservation online by checking out on this site; or call us at 225-772-7253 for scheduling. • Meet your local Baton Rouge expert and trusted guide at the determined location/time- wearing comfortable walking shoes, prepared for the local weather. • Follow your guide along your scheduled route to delight in the legends, stories and the history while savoring the sites of multiple downtown neighborhoods and historic locations. • Take photos, take selfies. • Post photos and stories on Social Media using hashtags #tourbatonrouge and #redstickadventures.

Insider Tips

CREATURE COMFORTS: • We will provide the use of an umbrella, and/or disposable ponchos, as needed, if rain is predicted • Refreshment/Hydration stop for guest purchases may be available • Guests are encouraged to: ** Wear comfortable walking shoes ** Wear comfortable weather-appropriate clothing ** Bring personal water or other hydrating liquids for consumption, as needed ** Wear sunscreen and bug-repellant for personal protection and comfort ** Wear hats, “cooling rags” and/or wicking clothing and use portable battery operated personal fans for hotter weather • DURING COVID-19 regulations, we can provide: ** Disposable masks, by guest request (ask if you need one) ** Hand sanitizer will be available, by guest request (ask if you need to use some of our hand sanitizer) ** Small tours/private tours maintaining social distancing between guests and guide • During COVID-19 regulations, we unfortunately cannot guarantee *** Restrooms being available on the tour- as venues may not have restrooms available to the public during this time- please plan accordingly for the two hour tour duration *** Tactile experiences – as touching some items (art, sculptures, etc.) on tour may discourage safe operation and enjoyment

Age & Fitness

All age appropriate tour that is family and pet friendly. Your tour is a leisurely to moderately paced walk in downtown Baton Rouge covering a route of about 3 miles in 2 hours. Good for most fitness levels and ages, but those with underlying health and respiratory problems may want to proceed with caution. Strollers and dog strollers are welcome - though certain terrain may be challenging for stroller and walker/cane use.

Meeting Location

Unless otherwise discussed, guests will meet their tour guide in person on the Mississippi River Levee downtown by the Baton Rouge Municipal Dock ("The Paper-Clip Dock"). This location is at approximately the address of 300 South River Road, Baton Rouge, but on the levee (not the street side), next to the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge. We will send a guide name/picture/details upon completed reservation.

Meeting Location

300 South River Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

When To Arrive

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before scheduled tour start time.

Parking

Metered parking is available on River Road, or there are several paid lots available. Please consult downtown parking guide map available at: https://downtownbatonrouge.org/uploads/images/DDD_Parking_2019_digital.pdf

Food & Drinks

Bring what you enjoy! We may have a refreshment stop on the tour if guests wish to purchase food/drink for their own comfort and enjoyment.

Handicap Accessible

Yes, but please call ahead (225-772-7253) when you make your reservation, so we may alter our route areas for the comfort of guests needing accommodation.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations must be made by email or by phone (leave a message, if needed) 24 hours in advance of scheduled reservation time in order to receive a refund. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and is held “rain or shine,” keeping guide and guest safety in mind before cancelling for weather events. Refunds will also be issued in the event that All About Baton Rouge Tours/Red Stick Adventures has to cancel due to weather/guide illness/tour availability. No refunds or transfers for reserved guests who do not arrive for tour participation within 15 minutes of scheduled tour time. No exceptions.

What If It Rains?

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours outdoors and is typically held “rain or shine,” keeping guide and guest safety in mind before cancelling for weather events. We will monitor the weather for safety of our guests and guides and reserve the right to cancel if we deem necessary. Refunds will be issued in the event that All About Baton Rouge Tours/Red Stick Adventures has to cancel due to weather.

Minimum For Delivery

Tours require minimum participation of a total of two reserved guests to confirm. Guests may schedule one-person reservations, with the understanding that their tour is subject to cancellation if tour minimum is not met.


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