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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour

From USD 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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9:00am TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 9:00am
USD 25.00
1:00pm Tour
French Quarter Afternoon Tour $ French Quarter Walking Tour
USD 25.00
10:30am Tour
Tour departs at 10:30am
USD 25.00
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 !
Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Authentic New Orleans

Found Steven on Trip Advisor and arranged a private tour for 7. He was very easy to communicate with and accommodating. We started out with a little history and then walked to many areas I had never seen before. He provided a great insight into...More

Thank Vanillabean9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Sarah was awesome- Tours by Steven are the best!

I cannot say enough good things about Sarah my guide to trully capture the experience. Though of course I will try. On this weds mid morning I was the single attendy for this tour. Though at first I thought it may be awkward, it was...More

Thank sarah a
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Guide

We had taken a Garden District Tour with Sarah, who is with Tours by Steven, the day before. We were so impressed with her, that we decided to book a tour in the French Quarter for the next morning. We were hoping to get Sarah...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Tours!

My husband and I were only in New Orleans for a weekend and it was my first time visiting. We chose Tours by Steven because of the reviews. They were not wrong. Steven was our guide for the New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour. He...More

Thank zachattack94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful tour by an incredible tour guide - CHAD! Raised in New Orleans Chad knows all of the interesting stories of the city and shares his great knowledge and gossip of the city in such an interesting way that 2 hours go by in no...More

2  Thank Dikla_10
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8 October 2018|
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Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
We took this tour in May when it was very hot. The temps are probably down a bit now, but still will be humid. People in our group wore shorts and comfortable walking shoes; mostly athletic shoes; as did our guide.
Wendy L
17 April 2018|
Response from TrishS459 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were 8 people so no problem to hear . We did French quarter as much to learn .
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