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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour

From $25.00
Highlights
  • 2-hour history and culture walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Visit the city's architectural highlights
  • Learn about New Orleans history from a local
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour
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Overview
Explore New Orleans' history, culture and architecture with a 2-hour walking tour through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets. Stroll alongside a local guide as you hear about the multicultural heritage of the Vieux Carre, and spot the distinctive architectural styles that tell the city’s stories. Learn about the slaves that found community in Congo Square. Finish your walk with tips on how to eat, drink and live it up like a local — or yat — in New Orleans.
What to Expect
The tour will meet in the morning or early afternoon near the New Orleans Jazz Museum, where locals spend time socializing, and we will eventually make our way into the POP of the city!

The journey begins with history of the settlements, from the Native Americans to the French, Africans, Spanish and eventually, the Americans.  We walk in a residential section of town first and talk about the amazing architecture along the way, as well as important landmarks. We will see Royal Street, where the art and antiques stores are, the street musicians and other performers, and walk into the Old Square and talk about the amazing history that started right here!  See the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral and the buildings that frame it, such as the Cabildo and the Presbytere. You will be dazzled by the brilliant colors of the beautiful architectural styles of the various cultures who settled here. 


Although time does not permit, we encourage you to walk into the Treme neighborhood, see where the African slaves gathered in Congo Square, celebrating their one and only day off every week, or the Native Americans dancing, the Voodoo rituals, the market and musical exchanges. 

Your guide will talk about and you will see the Mighty Mississippi River and talk of its origins, as well, the incredible "center of town", Jackson Square, where it all began with the French founder and the settlers in 1718.

Upon finalizing your historic journey, your guide will be happy to recommend places to eat, drink and have fun as well as local insiders hangouts, celebrity information and other fun tidbits for your magical vacation to continue in the Vieux Carre.

Come live it !
Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 65 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Learned a Lot

We did this tour in lieu of the French Quarter and it was just outstanding. We learned a lot tnd it was not that serious and was fun

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlesm4090
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your walking tour with TOURS by STEVEN! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the fun stories and your time with us. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Walk through History

Just returned from a lovely visit to the Big Easy. We had a great Sunday morning tour all to ourselves of this interesting area of the city. Our guide was knowledgeable and led us on an interesting walk through the French Quarter. We would highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arttea
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear that your French Quarter Walking Tour made your time in New Orleans more meaningful. The history of New Orleans is unlike any other and walking through the city can really bring new depth to the area. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Local guide with a sense of humour

Karen is New Orleans born and so was able to tell us all about not just the history and the architecture (which we are keen on) but also current good places to visit - and, usefully, how to see off the hustlers using humour! She...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Georgettethecurious
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking our French Quarter Walking Tour! We are so glad you enjoyed the one of a kind blending of history and architecture New Orleans has to offer. Karen loves to introduce people to our great city and we are so pleased you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A really great walking tour

We had a wonderful tour guide, John, who was very knowledgeable and interesting. He gave us lot of the history of NOLA in addition to recommendations on activities, restaurants etc. Highly recommend!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathleen S
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking our French Quarter Walking Tour! We love giving insight into the history of New Orleans, as well as, recommending all the great things the city has to offer. It is wonderful to hear that you appreciated John's take on the city....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Interesting and Worthwhile Tour

Chad was our tour guide and being a local he was able to impart his knowledge of the French Quarter and local history. I have been to the French Quarter several times over the years and I learned interesting facts I would have never known....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maui2us
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking our French Quarter Walking Tour!! We are so happy to hear that our walking tour offered you some new insights into the French Quarter and enhanced your overall experience in New Orleans. It means a lot to us that you felt...More

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bonespiritu
November 18, 2018|
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Response from D G | Reviewed this property |
Started at 9am from local cafe (breakfast was great) lasted for two hours
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janesasser
October 7, 2018|
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Dress with comfort in mind. No specific clothing required!
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from TrishS459 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were 8 people so no problem to hear . We did French quarter as much to learn .
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