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French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Product ID: 105008
Join the fun on a 2-hour, story-filled stroll through the French Quarter, the oldest, most famous, and most unpredictable neighborhood in New Orleans. This tour has history, culture, architecture and is great for shopping and dining.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Join a small group for a more personalized adventure through the French Quarter
  • Hear music on every block as your local guide describes the gumbo of ethnic groups that have given New Orleans its distinct vibe
  • Experience life among 18th and 19th Century homes and buildings where the Creole heart of New Orleans still beats
  • Visit the iconic landmarks of New Orleans, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the French Market, and the Mississippi River
  • Learn the stories of the triumphant and tawdry characters that made this neighborhood a must-see for everyone
Full description
The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience. 

After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings. Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colonial outpost in 1718, its earliest inhabitants were the quirky, gritty, fascinating types who are still attracted to it today. Every block has a story which will be shared with you.

The tour concludes in or next to Jackson Square, but it is by no means over. Your guide is full of recommendations for enjoying the neighborhood and the city further. When you finish the French Quarter tour, you will be energized to go out and explore this jewel of a neighborhood even further, and the knowledge you gained walking with your guide will only deepen your understanding of New Orleans, and  stay with you long after you have left its quaint streets and alleys.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Contact information for your guide
What’s Not Included
  • Water (recommended, especially April-October)
  • Gratuity for the guide (appreciated year-round)

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Meeting point

Jazz fountain, intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• The sidewalks of the French Quarter are quite uneven and tough to walk along; comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

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Good tour that covered the south portion of the French Quarter. The guide was very knowledgeable and went at a pace that was necessary for the age and physical ability range of the tour group. I would definitely tour with this group again as they focus on smaller groups for a better immersive experience.

March 9, 2020

Even though this tour started in the middle of a downpour, it turned out to be a great tour. Eliot, our guide, took us through the streets of the French Quarter and told us tales and historical details that ranged from very familiar (the French and Spanish governance) to extremely surprising (never knew about the massive impact the Sicilian immigrants had on the French Quarter and its preservation through the lean times) to the obscure (never knew that NOLA as a whole IS NOT below sea level). I came away from this tour with enough information to delight, but given in a form that it was both approachable and memorable--all thanks to Eliot. Really enjoyed it!

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March 3, 2020

Very informative and fascinating historical insights into the city, its people and its unique role in history. Never boring - our guide showed and explained very specific details that we would have missed if we had tried to explore the quarter on our own. Gave us a real feel for the area both historically and what it is today which made our visit that much more enjoyable.

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January 29, 2020

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Lucky Bean Tours

Product ID: 105008