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“Fantastic & FREE!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot
107 Verret St., New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-222-2967
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Ranked #9 of 178 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Walking tours
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the only FREE, name-your-own-price New Orleans tours. Learn much more than just Bourbon Street on our French Quarter Tour, about the well-heeled and their mansions on our Garden District Tour. Learn about New Orleans peculiar burial grounds on our St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour. Foodies will love our food tours and everyone will get spooked on our New Orleans ghost tours. We now also offer bike tours and soon photography and bus tours. You decide what a tour was worth after the tour is finished. Pay-what-you-like tours are great tours for every budget.
Melbourne, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic & FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We did a Garden District & Cemetery tour today with Sarah as our guide. She was brilliant. Very informative and engaging throughout the whole tour. I wish I had of used this company for the French Quarter tour as I would imagine they would all be of the same quaility... I guess I will just have to come back to this amazing place and do their other tours then! Thanks Sarah!

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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Why would anyone pay for a tour when you can get this one for FREE!!?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are a family of four, with two young children, and use 'free tours' in our travels quite often. I find that the tours are run by local knowledgeable folks who truly want you to experience the best their city has to offer. The tour guide has the utmost incentive to make the tour the best one ever, as their post tour tip depends on it. You can bet it's going to be good, or they wouldn't be there!
We did the 90 minute ghost tour of New Orleans with Joanne and had a fabulous time. She toned down a few things because of the kids, but kept the tour as spooky as could be. We visited a half dozen haunted spots, and then also touched on a couple of vampire legends, and some voodoo. We learned a lot about the city, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
I would recommend this walking tour to anyone visiting the city. I mean, really, why would you ever PAY for a tour, when this one is available? I consider this tour one of the best buys in the city!

Visited January 2013
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Leander, Texas
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Tours - We took 3 of them”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

When visiting New Orleans over the Christmas holidays we took three tours with this group. We took a tour of the French Quarter, a ghost tour of the French Quarter and a tour of the Garden District which included a cemetery tour. Our guides (Kate for the French Quarter, Joanne for the ghost and Denver for the Garden District) were all very knowledgeable about the city's history and presented the information well. Denver is actively involved in cemetery restoration so was full of great information about the history of burials and funeral traditions in New Orleans. It was obvious in all three guides that they shared a love of the city and an interest in sharing the history of their city with others. Highly recommend these tours.

Visited December 2012
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Springfield, Ohio
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first trip to New Orleans and this was an awesome introduction to the city and the
French Qtr. Our guide was Joe and he has a great personality and tremendous knowledge of the city. It was a comfortable walk and he offered ma

Visited January 2013
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Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“French Quarter Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I were in town for New Years and decided to take the tour. Joe was our guide and did a nice job describing some of the history of the area as well as provide recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in town. I'd been to New Orleans many times in the past but hadn't really seen the city before other than the hotels and Bourbon Street. Good use of 2 hours on a beautiful day to get to see parts of the city and learn some history. Tip as much as you want strategy seems to work well for them.

Visited January 2013
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