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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour

From US$25.00
  • 2-hour history and culture walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Visit the city's architectural highlights
  • Learn about New Orleans history from a local
New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour
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10:30am Tour
Tour departs at 10:30am
Explore New Orleans' history, culture and architecture with a 2-hour walking tour through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets. Stroll alongside a local guide as you hear about the multicultural heritage of the Vieux Carre, and spot the distinctive architectural styles that tell the city’s stories. Learn about the slaves that found community in Congo Square. Finish your walk with tips on how to eat, drink and live it up like a local — or yat — in New Orleans.
What to Expect
The tour will meet in the morning or early afternoon near the New Orleans Jazz Museum, where locals spend time socializing, and we will eventually make our way into the POP of the city!

The journey begins with history of the settlements, from the Native Americans to the French, Africans, Spanish and eventually, the Americans.  We walk in a residential section of town first and talk about the amazing architecture along the way, as well as important landmarks. We will see Royal Street, where the art and antiques stores are, the street musicians and other performers, and walk into the Old Square and talk about the amazing history that started right here!  See the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral and the buildings that frame it, such as the Cabildo and the Presbytere. You will be dazzled by the brilliant colors of the beautiful architectural styles of the various cultures who settled here. 

Although time does not permit, we encourage you to walk into the Treme neighborhood, see where the African slaves gathered in Congo Square, celebrating their one and only day off every week, or the Native Americans dancing, the Voodoo rituals, the market and musical exchanges. 

Your guide will talk about and you will see the Mighty Mississippi River and talk of its origins, as well, the incredible "center of town", Jackson Square, where it all began with the French founder and the settlers in 1718.

Upon finalizing your historic journey, your guide will be happy to recommend places to eat, drink and have fun as well as local insiders hangouts, celebrity information and other fun tidbits for your magical vacation to continue in the Vieux Carre.

Come live it !
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian gave a great tour - covering history, architecture, city, etc

Brian provided a great tour that engaged teens and adults in the history, architecture and overall city environment of NOLA. He explained things very well and took lots of questions. He provided some great tips on other things to do and see in the city....More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Great Tour with a Very Knowledgeable and Personable Guide

We took the morning walking tour of the French Quarter because it was July and we knew it was going to be hot!! It was definitely hot and humid but the tour was well worth baring the heat and humidity for the history behind the...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
French Quarter Tour

Our guide, John, gave us a great history of the city. He seemed happy to answer my many questions and he found shaded areas to walk and stand. I just wish the tour lasted a little longer as there is so much to see. Overall...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great French Quarter Tour

Chad was a great guide we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We had a party with 2 teenagers and it is not always possible to keep them interested in culture, however they both found the tour fabulous which was all down to Chad's good humour and...More

2  Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
steve is great

did the french quarter walking tour with steven , he was fantastic, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his work. gave us a lot of history of the quarter and answered all our questions. best part of his tours are that they are small and your...More

1  Thank Joe32926
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Hi we were 8 people so no problem to hear . We did French quarter as much to learn .
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