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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Delve into the history of the French Quarter on a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide who shares the legends and landmarks of this fascinating city. At a relaxed pace, take in the Mississippi River, French Market, St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, Jackson Square and more. Visit historic buildings and secluded courtyards, see famous literary and silver screen locations, and learn about Creole culture. Your entertaining guide provides a deep understanding of the forces that shaped the Big Easy.
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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cafe Beignet, 311 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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,
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We had an awesome time on this tour. The guide's explanations were great. We learned a lot about this history of NOLA - both the savoury and unsavoury parts!
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We met at the Cafe Beignet where we had the added pleasure of a great trio. The tour was just us, so had the guide to ourselves. Went to a few places we had not heard about even after 3 previous trips there. The Pharmacy museum (we went back to it the next day—great tour), the
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Our guide was Christine and she was so great! We were only a group of 5 and she made our New Orleans much more memorable. Christine is very knowledgeable and passionate about the city of New Orleans. We had an amazing and fun time with her. Thanks Christine!
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Took the 5-7 pm evening tour just as the French Quarter was beginning to come alive for the evening ahead. My guide Randy clearly has a love for his city, and shared so many wonderful stories, cannot believe how much I learned in 2 hours. Places i had walked past earlier in the
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By: Historic New Orleans Tours
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David W
30
Haunted New Orleans
Great tour, very informative lots of stories and history. Walking tour goes around French quarter. Great time.
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noneedforahandle
20
NOLA Garden Tour ~ Historic New Orleans Tours
Leonce Collins was our guide on this wonderful Garden Tour in New Orleans. He was knowledgable, friendly and full
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Debbie F
Concord, New Hampshire
137120
It was Okay...
This tour gave us a good introduction to the French Quarter on our first morning in the city. We were fortunate
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auzzieglobetrotter01
Perth, Australia
40
Awesome Time
We had an awesome time on this tour. The guide's explanations were great. We learned a lot about this history of
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Anele321
Toronto, Canada
21
Excellent tour! Deep knowledge of New Orleans history, music and food!
We were very lucky to find this tour on Christmas Eve. This company is very different from the usual New Orleans
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Ptuty
Minneapolis
21
Great Tour
Our Minnesota family of four greatly enjoyed this tour and our wonderful tour guide, David H. Lots of interesting
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lovetotravel3700
Minneapolis, Minnesota
61
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter, Graveyard
This was a phenomenal tour. I learned so much about the history of New Orleans, Katrina and the graveyard
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BosleyJay
Sugar Land, Texas
7436
Cold evening,but well worth it
We met at the Cafe Beignet where we had the added pleasure of a great trio. The tour was just us, so had the
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megatron4543
Cave Creek, Arizona
41
Nita was a plethora of information
We enjoyed our tour. The kids thought it was long, but they were tired from our travels the day before. Nita had a
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Suespool
31
Beautiful Garden District
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the homes and New Orleans as well. Fact filled and entertaining.
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larsons01
Port Orchard, Washington
33
Great Tour!
Janet is a fantastic guide. She provides a lot of great history throughout the tour as well as some exceptional
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
15137
I expected more, but it was ok.
This was a fun, spooky little tour, but I expected more. We went to four or so sites and got a little bit of
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alyr2020
11
Amazing Experience!
Our guide was Christine and she was so great! We were only a group of 5 and she made our New Orleans much more
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Travel_Queen603
Dover, New Hampshire
86
Beautiful Day in the Garden District
We had a wonderful morning walking around the Garden District with our very enthusiastic tour guide. She was
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dannyworldwaves
10
One of the best tours
We had Leonce as our guide. It was a great tour and I highly recommend this one. Lots of fun history.
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