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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour
4.5

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

By Historic New Orleans Tours
Recommended by 91% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
RM 118.82
per adult
from
RM 118.82
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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 RM 112.55. 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
    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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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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
963ginnys
963ginnys
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Fun Tour with Storyteller Dave
Fascinating walking tour of a few blocks of the Garden District with Dave Roberts. Dave is a gifted storyteller wit
kjlay1
kjlay1
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Top Notch Tour
Kristen was a phenomenal guide. She was super friendly and full of historical facts. It was a great day of educatio
jquill
jquill
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Don’t miss this tour
The guide, Rob, is extremely knowledgeable about the history of music in NOLA. He played examples of the music he w
David G
David G
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Learn all about New Orleans music
An excellent insight into the history of New Orleans music. Robert was exceptionally knowledgeable and enthused the
Emily D
Emily D
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Interesting tour with a compelling guide - highly recommend
It was just my friend and I with David and it was such an informative and fascinating tour! David was incredibly kn
Hanson Q
Hanson Q
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Well worth it!
It was just the two of us with David. He was informative and entertaining, and told us the whole truth of the histo
SnorkelRagazza
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
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TWest727
Maastricht, The Netherlands8 contributions
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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G J
Weymouth, MA1 contribution
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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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
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
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
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
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
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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auzzieglobetrotter01
Perth, Australia6 contributions
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!
Written 3 January 2020
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BosleyJay
Sugar Land, TX92 contributions
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 New Orleans collection (also went back to next day), Napoleon house, Lafitte’s forge, and other stops where we got great history and stories. Guide pointed out many interesting shops and architecture.
Written 20 December 2019
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