The walking tour of the Garden District we went on with Sarah as our guide was one of (if not THE) best things we did in New Orleans. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a new appreciation for the city, which we started to understand from a local's point of view. She was patient with our many many questions and was full of funny and interesting anecdotes to temper the wealth of historical facts. It was more than we could have hoped for, and we HIGHLY recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning more about the city rather than experiencing it just superficially. There's no obligation to pay a set amount, but you'll be so grateful for this amazing tour you'll want to give everything you have.