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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

By Historic New Orleans Tours
Recommended by 90% of travellers
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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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€24.55
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Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:2h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

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.

Departure details
  • Cafe Beignet on Royal Street, 334 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Departure Point: Royal Cafe Beignet, 334 Royal Street, next to the Police Station
Return details
  • Jackson Square, 701 Decatur St, 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour?
How much is New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour?
New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour price starts from €24.22. Discover and book New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour cancellation policy?
New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour?
New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour is hosted by Historic New Orleans Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Historic New Orleans Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour on Tripadvisor

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

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cafe Beignet on Royal Street
    334 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Point: Royal Cafe Beignet, 334 Royal Street, next to the Police Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    French Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    French Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Old Ursuline Convent Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Cabildo
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    The Presbytere
    Pontalba Buildings
  • 6
    St. Louis Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Pirates Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Mississippi River
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Jackson Square
    701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    In and around Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter
    See address & details
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About the operator

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rachelregalado
rachelregalado
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Exceptional
Muriel was excellent and funny throughout our tour. We learned not only about Garden District but general New Orlea
I7546AAsamanthad
I7546AAsamanthad
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Beautiful morning walk
Our tour guide Muriel was amazing. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the architectu
D4578XNjoeg
D4578XNjoeg
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Great food and jazz music! Will be coming back!
Great food and jazz music! We had un normal cool weather in the 50s. Will be coming back, especially when it's a li
Marty M
Marty M
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Garden District Walking Tour
Enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes and hearing the history behind them. A bit disappointed that we had to view the
LFTB
LFTB
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A November Getaway to NOLA
We had the good fortune of having our tour guide Anna to ourselves - a brilliant private tour - would highly recomm
mikeyf3825
mikeyf3825
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great value
David was special. He was extremely knowledgeable, and is a learned man, He has all the answers to your questions.
989calim
989calim
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Lots of information!
The guide we had was just a huge knowledge base of information- you really have to be open to this documentary styl
brandontaylormiller
brandontaylormiller
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Classic tour
Brad was very informative. If you’re pressed for time, you could simply walk around the area yourself— but you woul
skimommy2
skimommy2
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Good tour
Very good tour. Dave had lots of great stories and kept it interesting. Quite disappointed that the cemetery was cl
620garethd
620garethd
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Good tour but no actual access to the cemetery
The Tour guide Dave was fantastic. Good sense of humour, great story teller and very knowledgeable and engaging.
rappleb613
rappleb613
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Fun and Interesting
Muriel was very knowledgeable and led a fun and interesting tour discussing the history of New Orleans and describi
JDB68
JDB68
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Enjoyable tour of the Garden District
Dave Roberts provided an excellent tour of the garden district and cemetery. We enjoyed his first hand local knowl
275kirad
275kirad
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Use local companies!
Book through the company itself - NOT THROUGH TRIPADVISOR. It was a great tour and our guide was very knowledgeable
Lauren S
Lauren S
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Excellent tour of the Garden District
Excellent walking tour. Our guide Randy was knowledgeable and super engaging with a group of mixed ages and interes
U2594IXjennyk
U2594IXjennyk
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Awesome
David did such a great job. He was animated and engaging and we learned so much about the fascinating history of Ne
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TWest727
Maastricht, The Netherlands8 contributions
Jul 2021
We did the French Quarter walking tour with David and the Garden District walking tour with another guide whose name I can't recall, and both were excellent! We learned so much and really enjoyed the tours. Both guides were phenomenal. Each of our guides teaches (or taught) college courses in addition to conducting tours, and it really showed, as they were able to educate while also being entertaining and holding our attention. They had a very thorough knowledge of the city and we didn't have any questions they were unable to answer. We were interested in the role of New Orleans in the development of jazz, and even though we weren't on the music tour David made sure to weave this into our tour as well. I appreciated the authenticity of the tour, that they told the real story of New Orleans instead of relying on sensationalism. These were some of the most professional and interesting tours I have ever been on, and are worth every penny.
Written 18 July 2021
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Joanne D
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Our guide was quite knowledgeable about the history and architecture of New Orleans - in general, The French Quarter as well as the specifics of the Garden District.
We appreciated the comprehensive background information in order to put the Garden District in context with the rest of the city.
He also showed us the homes where many famous people had resided as well as where current celebrities live.
Five stars to David!
Written 14 October 2022
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G J
Weymouth, MA1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Leonce was mine and my friends tour guide and let me tell you...! He was such a charmer! He was informative, patient, and the knowledge he held!!! He knows how to captivate you and makes you want to delve more into the history of the beautiful and cultural city of New Orleans! I love that our tour was given to us by a native of the state, both born and raised. If you really want to learn about the history of New Orleans and The French Quarter, do yourself a favor and sign up for this tour and ask for Leonce! You will thank me later.
Written 29 February 2020
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Guide273083
1 contribution
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, FL81 contributions
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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J&L Martino
1 contribution
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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I_tinerary
3 contributions
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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Debbie F
Concord, NH187 contributions
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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Abc60816
Fort Smith, AR3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Very informative tour. Guide was very knowledgeable about French Quarter. Hard to hear at times on the busy street.
Written 14 June 2019
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Fred K
30 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Jane was our tour guide and having majored in history in school, she was very knowledgeable and informative. Provided historical and current data on the French Quarter. Had a very nice time as a first timer to New Orleans.
Written 11 May 2019
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