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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

By Historic New Orleans Tours
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Walking is a great way to get to know New Orleans’ French Quarter and its seemingly endless historical attractions. On this New Orleans walking tour, stroll down cobbled avenues to top Big Easy sights, such as the French Market, Louis Armstrong Park, and Jackson Square—all while learning about the city’s rich history from your guide.
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Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • New Orleans French Quarter walking tour brings you to city highlights
  • See Jackson Square, the French Market, and more
  • Perfect way for first-time visitors to learn about New Orleans
  • Walking tour is more immersive than traveling by car or bus

  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

After meeting your guide at a central location in the French Quarter, set off for a stroll through New Orleans’ most popular district. Follow your guide to some of the neighborhood’s interesting attractions, while listening to fun facts about New Orleans history along the way. Stroll along the Mississippi River, down to the French Market, past Ursuline Convent, and into Jackson Square. Then, visit a Creole courtyard and quadroon ballroom—generally closed to the public—for a unique chance to learn about the complexity of Creole culture and New Orleans’ past. After 2 miles (3.2 kilometers), your New Orleans walking tour concludes near the original departure point.

Start:
  • Cafe Beignet, Royal Street, 334 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Royal Cafe Beignet, 334 Royal Street, next to the Police Station
End:
  • Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    In and around Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6830NOLAWALK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6830NOLAWALK

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    Departure Point: Royal Cafe Beignet, 334 Royal Street, next to the Police Station
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  • Historic New Orleans Tours
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    Joined in November 2007
  • GoPlaces40139863451
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    This tour was great! Loved getting to see all the incredible houses and learn their history, including when it was built and who lived there.
    Written 17 June 2024
  • DJeffH
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walking Tour - Don’t Miss It!
    Randy is an amazing tour guide! You can sense his love for the city, community and that comes out in his tour! He loves questions - ask away. He was well researched, and offered some really interesting perspectives that challenged many of the misconceptions that we have about NOLA. Randy was also clear on where he felt his responses were fact and what was opinion, and offered different view points on topics like the impact of Hurricane Katrina, vampires, NOLA cemeteries and local cuisine. He was quick to point out interesting ‘follow up’ opportunities for local food, museums/history, cocktails and made a great recommendation for the best beignets in NOLA at Morning Call!
    Written 10 June 2024
  • jamesrE7143MJ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour Guide Dave
    Our tour was great! Our guide Dave was awesome and local to the area. He was extremely knowledgeable of the city, its surroundings, architecture, and history of all the beautiful homes. We had a thunderstorm roll on right b4 we begin, so we gathered at the Rink and this amazing guide educated us on the history of the area and answered any and all questions we had. My children wanted to see the “Coven House” from AHS, so we took an alternative route. We also bumped into local jazz legend Deacon John. It was truly an incredible tour. Thank you Dave.
    Written 31 May 2024
  • andreagI3683KI
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden District Tour - Must do.
    What a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Randy was fun and full of cultural information and fun facts. He absolutely delivered when it came to what we were hoping for - great visual representation of the best of the Garden District, fun facts that accompany the houses, and ability to answer any questions. The tour begins and ends near The Rink (great coffee shop, restroom inside) and the trolley line - so that was a plus. Also, if you are looking to dine at Commander's Palace, that is about 400 feet away. The tour was also a high point of our NoLa trip for my 16 year old son, who is not typically interested in these sorts of things, but he later thanked me for the experience!
    Written 30 May 2024
  • G1441ACjuless
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour!
    Amazing tour! So much information and the tour guide loved what he was doing and a wealth of knowledge New Orleans has so much history. It's amazing must see.
    Written 18 May 2024
  • rachiep00p00
    0 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eh
    Not enough walking. One hour in and we only walked four places, and they were all within like two blocks of each other. Lots of information given but way too much standing.
    Written 4 May 2024
  • Stay31915580077
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walking Tour
    We had a wonderful experience walking through the Garden District with our tour guide, Nikki! We learned a lot about the houses and neighborhood. Definitely recommend!
    Written 22 April 2024
  • somewhere2be
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic New Orleans Tour
    Great & informative Tour! The tour guide had historic knowledgeable, friendly, and well spoken. The area was easy to walk.
    Written 17 April 2024
  • F1resign
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating history of the Garden District and New Orleans in general
    I can't recommend Randy Bibb highly enough. He is painstaking in his accuracy (he is a volunteer for the New Orleans City Archives), who is engaging, a great story teller, and has a great sense of humor. We took a two hour tour around the Garden district and learned all kinds of new things I never knew about New Orleans before. If you want to be educated by a pro, in the most pleasant way possible, take this tour.
    Written 13 April 2024
  • marymH4082HB
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poor guides
    Very pretty walk, but our tour guide was kind of shockingly bad. It felt as though she had not rehearsed or planned a word. Made us cringe.
    Written 12 April 2024
  • dianekV8616MN
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worst Tour Ever-A Total Waste of Time and Money
    Everyone on this tour with us should get a refund, it was awful. We spent about an hour in Congo Square listening to our “guide” go on and on about his father’s music career and musicians he had met. We spent nearly another hour listening/watching a video of Mahalia Jackson at the Newport Jazz Festival. The closest we got to the locations we were supposed to visit was our “guide” pointing in one direction or another. A total waste of time, I feel like I was robbed because I didn’t get anything close to what I paid for and was looking forward to. Don’t waste your time with this tour, it was the worst tour ever!!!
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Vacation62938467514
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful neighborhood!!!!
    Our guide Randy was fabulous, the tour was so interesting and entertaining!! My husband and I are so glad we decided to take the tour. I recommend highly.
    Written 10 April 2024
  • lynnhG3377OH
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden District is beautiful!
    Excellent tour. Muriel was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very entertaining. Too bad the cemetery was not available for our tour.
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Mallorie O
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Music of New Orleans Tour with NIKA.
    Love love loveeeed this tour along with our guide! The tour guide, NIKA, was spectacular! She delivered the most amazing vibes, she was fun to talk to and be around. She knew how to vibe and be serious and have fun all at the same time. You can tell she loves her job, talking and teaching people about the music history of Louisiana!! 10/10 would come back and have her as my tour guide again! Thank you NIKA, you made what usual boring walking tours into a fun and enjoyable learning experience!! <3
    Written 28 March 2024
  • I2495VGlindas
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour and Great Tour Guide
    Great tour and great tour guide, David Reichard! Not only did we learn the history of many houses in the Garden District, but our tour guide gave us so many interesting facts and history lessons about New Orleans. It was awesome.
    Written 24 March 2024
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Kathryn E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Dave was so knowledgeable and was very nice. The facts we learned I would never have known without the tour. My family really enjoyed the tour.
If you never visited New Orleans or just want more information about the city; I highly recommend taking a tour to get an idea how the city came about.
Written 2 June 2024
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Michael C
Jonesboro, AR8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Took the tour and was delighted with our tour and tour guide Dave Roberts! Mr. Robert’s has been conducting tours for over 20 years and is from New Orleans originally. He is very knowledgeable and a pleasant person to be around! Very helpful! :)
Written 24 March 2023
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J&L Martino
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Walking is so much more hands-on than riding in a bus tour. Highly recommend this tour. David Higgins, our tour guide on May 12, 2022, was really excellent! His depth of knowledge, story telling skills and natural ability to weave together all the "gumbo" of New Orleans made the experience so enjoyable. It was delightful. Thank you, David
Written 22 May 2022
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Elle
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had a fabulous French Quarter tour today with David!

It was a great walk covering a vast area of the French Quarter.

David was very knowledgeable and the delivery of information was given at the right pace without being too overwhelming. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 23 March 2024
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Guide273083
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
We got to see a lot of the parts of the city and see what was where. I was hopeful to have more history and storytelling has a part of the experience. We did this as our last thing in New Orleans in hopes of coloring in our whole experience in the city with the stories and wild and beautiful history that this city embodies, and we didn’t get that. I would recommend this more as a first day tour to get a lay of the land
Written 3 October 2022
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963ginnys
Naples, FL95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
David did an excellent job of piecing together the history of New Orleans, touching on Native American, French, Spanish, Creole, Cajun and American history.

All the while, we ambled through the streets of the French Quarter, stopping here and there for a moment in history or the story of a particular house and its inhabitants. Well done!
Written 29 July 2022
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Debbie F
Concord, NH204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This tour gave us a good introduction to the French Quarter on our first morning in the city. We were fortunate enough to be the only couple on the tour. We enjoyed having a private guide show us about. We heard some interesting stories and marveled at the beautiful balconies, but we weren't blown away by the experience. Maybe we weren't asking the right questions. We had a more inspiring tour with another company elsewhere in town later in the day.
Written 5 January 2020
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I_tinerary
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Randy was terrific. Knowledgeable, witty, funny and easy going. You got all the history and had a fun time as well. We had him two days in a row, French Quarter one day and the Garden District the next ...lucky us. He knew all the history but also allowed the participants to ask questions of interest and was willing to detour on the "narrative" to make sure the tour could be customized to your liking. A fun time had by all...thank you Randy!
Written 10 August 2021
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bellamed
Brooklyn, NY126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour was ok,nothing special,we stood for30 minutes while waiting for a few people to arrive and tour guide was telling us the history of New Orleans.The tour guide was good,but the tour was a bit boring ,no place to sit down or bathroom break for Duration of the tour .I would not recommend it,it was boring and mostly standing and listening to the history of New Orleans.But the tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history information.
Written 17 January 2023
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Bruce C
La Jolla, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Dave did a great job informing us of the history of New Orleans and the different groups who immigrated when they came and how it impacted the area. He wa very sensitive to the needs of the group and kept us in the shade as much as possible! Gret tour.
Written 13 May 2024
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