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Nola Tour Guy

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Address: Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 1 504-300-9489
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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

At NOLA TOUR GUY all our tours are free. How can we do this? We are so sure...

At NOLA TOUR GUY all our tours are free. How can we do this? We are so sure you will enjoy our historic walking tours that you will gladly and generously tip our guides. It’s the best guarantee in the business. Nola Tour Guy offers no novelty "ghost" or "vampire" tours, only the real history brought to life by our passionate guides. Join us, you won’t be disappointed.

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A great tour of the historic French Quarter

Dave is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of New Orleans. I really enjoyed taking his tour and wish I had done it on day one. He gave me all sorts of ideas of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah D
Louisville, Kentucky

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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

'Booked' this free walking tour of NOLA French Quarter and Cemetery before arriving, but probably wasn't really necessary (other than it helps Dave know he has people showing up !). Over the couple of hours walking the French Quarter, Dave kept us amused with loads of interesting facts and made sure we experienced a couple of interesting buskers ...(you will... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our tour with Dave! We enjoyed the combination of the French Quarter and Cemetery into our two hour time crunch.

Thank SkylerMay
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of New Orleans. I really enjoyed taking his tour and wish I had done it on day one. He gave me all sorts of ideas of places that would be interesting to explore on my own later.

Thank Sarah D
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave was great for showing us around! He is very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans! I very much recommend his tour!

Thank Shaz M
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad me friend and I stumbled upon this! The Nola tour guy, Dave was very informative and took us throughout the main parts of the French Quarter. It was a great way to get a good overview of the area so you could know what you want to come back and see without getting lost. The cemetery portion... More 

Thank Bri A
Carmel, Indiana
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited New Orleans with family and attended Dave's tour on a Saturday morning. Tour lasted a little over an hour and a half and stretched from the southeast side of the French quarter to the St Louis cemetery. The tour guide Dave was knowledgeable, friendly and added in some informative stories. I highly recommend this walking tour and suggest you... More 

Thank Mona S
Decatur, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I saw this tour advertised in the hostel we are staying in. I love taking a tour in every city I visit, and especially enjoyed this one. David told us a lot of history of the city, as well as suggestion on what to see and do, and was also sure to leave time to answer individual... More 

Thank Sarah D
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every city has lots of free walking tours and I try to always do it first when traveling to get my bearings of a city. A good tour is dependent on a good guide to keep it interest. I thought that David was good, but not great. He knew his history really well and didn't have a question he couldn't... More 

Thank cbolotsky
nolatourguy, Owner at Nola Tour Guy, responded to this review

I don't really know what I could have done better. I don't think I have ever had anyone describe me as "dry". Most people think I am warm, goofy and silly even. Have you considered that perhaps you we have different senses of humor or maybe you have very high expectations for walking tours? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I don't have much to write that many of the good reviews haven't already said. I will say that other reviews that complain about his appearance are a little misplaced. To be honest, that was part of David's charm and quite representative of New Orleans anyway. It didn't have a negative or distracting effect on the tour. It's quite interesting... More 

Thank n1ckn1ck
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I weren't really interested in a hyped-up tour of New Orleans since we had already done all the obligatory touristy things, but we had a number of questions about the city's history that we just couldn't really answer from googling things on Wikipedia. David fit the bill; He has a degree in history and he knows his... More 

Thank jlfoerster

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.