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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour provided by Historic New Orleans Tours

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour
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Tour snapshot
New Orleans French Quarter walking tour brings you to city highlights
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
9
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    9
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6830NOLAWALK
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h 30m
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
  • Jackson Square, 701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA In and around Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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
  • Jackson Square, 701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA In and around Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Jackson Square, 701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA In and around Jackson Square in the middle of the French Quarter
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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
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
    See details
  • 2
    French Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Old Ursuline Convent Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Jackson Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cabildo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Presbytere
    Pontalba Buildings
  • 6
    St. Louis Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Pirates Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Mississippi River
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 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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4.5
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John J
Somersworth, NH1 contribution
Our tour guide David was personable, knowledgeable and provided an excellent walking tour of the New Orleans French Quarter.
Written 13 January 2022
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Paul M.
3 contributions
Dec. 2021
Very impressive coverage of the French Quareter history in relationship with US and European history. Very personal filling. Good and precize answers for all our questions.
Written 27 December 2021
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Barry W
Lowell, MA3 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful tour. Our guide, David, was the best…he was knowledgeable, entertaining, and answered every question we had. Thanks so much.
Written 29 October 2021
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Chris_the_Traveler2021
Huntsville, Al6 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Broad range of information - history, places of interest, music, people. There’s not a lot of walking, less than a mile. Knowledgeable guide.
Written 15 October 2021
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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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Kathy W
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed our tour guides knowledge and how he entered humor into his explanations and oral history.
Written 23 July 2021
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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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Mike C
2 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
This tour provided great history of the French Quarter. Our tour guide, Dave Roberts, was exceptional and a natural historian.
Written 26 June 2021
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Courtney L
McKinney, TX1 contribution
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Kristine was our tour guide, she was great-very knowledgeable. Lots of interesting historical information!
Written 12 June 2021
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John S
3 contributions
May 2021
Very knowledgeable, and customized our experience by including historical facts from the State we came from, and how it played into New Orleans's history!
Written 16 May 2021
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SnorkelRagazza
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Fun and Entertaining Haunted French Quarter Evening Tour
Rob was a great tour guide. We were interested in the history of the French Quarter, not so much ghosts and hauntin
diannak96
diannak96
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Great Morning Walking Tour
Loved the tour - ended up being a private tour since no one else joined us. Our guide ( I think his name was David
radafa3
radafa3
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Great Tour of The Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans
Dave Roberts, our guide, was fantastic. His knowledge about the Lafayette Cemetery was immense and he very easily
sklein2015
sklein2015
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Garden District Tour
Our tour guide Frank Currie was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk back in time, strolling past
ginatU1672AQ
ginatU1672AQ
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Paid but no your
Unfortunately, a bunch of city roads were blocked off and it was hard to get there. We got to the location with 5
5870nan
5870nan
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Wonderful experience.
Our guide David was fantastic, such an amazing way of presenting so much history. I highly recommend
geener2525
geener2525
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treme storyville tour
This was an amazing tour. Regardless of which tour you select with this company, make sure to request David as your
Spartsnow
Spartsnow
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Great way to see and learn about the Garden District
Our tour was Great and our guide David was Excellent I would give him a 10 out of 10. the only reason for the 4 st
rachel b
rachel b
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Haunted walking tour
Our guide was amazing. He told us the full history of the places that were haunted and included photos and first ha
greycats
greycats
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Fantastic.
Rob was professional and knowledgeable. He spoke loudly enough that we all could hear while kept the group together
samflorida34683
samflorida34683
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There's 2 hours i will never get back
Ridiculous. Started out by them sending us to a starting point that as an abandoned building and the guide showing
bridgeskm
bridgeskm
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A fascinating walk!
David was an excellent storyteller - he wove history and culture and generational stories into a true "walking essa
princebjb2016
princebjb2016
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Experience the Garden District with an expert
Dave Roberts knows the Garden District and its residents inside and out. You will not only see all the landmarks
Brian G
Brian G
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I wasn’t a walking tour kinda person… until now!
I’m not typically a guided tour person. I have nothing against them, just not up my alley. This however was an exp
Katiousk
Katiousk
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Great tour with a great tour guide
One of the best tours i have ever had. Dave was very knowledgeable and he managed to cover diffirent aspects of Tr
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