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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Delve into the history of the French Quarter on a 2-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide who shares the legends and landmarks of this fascinating city. At a relaxed pace, take in the Mississippi River, French Market, St Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, Jackson Square and more. Visit historic buildings and secluded courtyards, see famous literary and silver screen locations, and learn about Creole culture. Your entertaining guide provides a deep understanding of the forces that shaped the Big Easy.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
Cafe Beignet, 311 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour overall. Went to wrong meeting area as this was confusing to us and others on the tour who were late. Guide was knowledgeable and personable. Was a bit hot so tour was more basic and toned down than some others. Good information...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this walk. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining and obviously loves New Orleans. She took us into places not generally accessible such as the theatre and into courtyards we wouldn't have known about. Well worth doing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dippy53UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had a historic walking tour with Christine last week and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. We were the only people on the tour and it was wonderful. Christine was very informative and answered all of our questions with...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Dave was an amazingly knowledgable guide!!!! He answered all of our questions and was very patient with ALL of our questions. We were so enthralled that he went over time and we even invited him to lunch with us! By the time we were done...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank lara r
RobertF5235, Owner at Historic New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2019

Hello Lara, Thanks so much for the kind words. Dave had a great time with you all!

Reviewed July 4, 2019

It was an interesting tour with Jennifer as our tour guide. It was a hot day, so recommend water and comfortable walking shoes. She was very good at the history of the area and told of the prominent ladies in the area; the first one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bonnie M
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
The Marriott web site states that there are available rooms for the 13th at this location. However, the cost is $382USD per night. I recommend you call Marriott if you cannot make a reservation online. London - Toll +353 21... More
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