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“French Quarter Tour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot
Ranked #1 of 201 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Northbrook, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“French Quarter Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 Thank mckayb
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Tour Guide! Thanks Kate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Never been on a walking tour in New Orleans and the one in the Garden District was so much fun and informative! Even though it was freezing outside, Kate did an amazing job of keeping us all intrigued. Would definitely do it again.

Visited December 2012
Thank rgmonkey
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Durham, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
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“Garden District Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

My family and I (three generations from 5 to 60) went on the garden district tour as part of a week long visit to New Orleans. I regretted not taking the tour earlier in the week since we learned so much interesting information about the history of city that could have been helpful from early on. (We spent 2 days in the city prior to the tour). Our guide was great and was more than just a tourist guide, she really shows how much she loves the city and shared her enthusiasm. As some other reviewers have noted, this is not really free but you can decide how much to pay. Overall it was well worth the money, however for the kids (5.5 and 8.5) it was a bit boring and too long. My 8.5 enjoyed the chit chat with the tour guide while walking from point to point more than the actual information. So if your kids don't have the patience I am not sure this is the right tour for them.... am not sure there is an historic walking tour that is based on words that will be very engaging for young kids.... Anyways they survived and the adults appreciated the tour.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank gef_dal
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Lafayette No 1 and Garden District Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very enjoyable and informative tour. Highly recommend. A caveat, make sure the cemetery will be open on your tour day and during your tour times. Our tour was on Sunday and it's normally closed, but they run the tours anyway. We were lucky and the gates were open for a while on Sunday so we got in for a slightly abbreviated tour inside. The guide, Denver, was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Underdog_TN
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Holly Lake Ranch, Tx.
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3 attraction reviews
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“New Orleans French Quarter Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

My husband and I recently took the Free Tours by Foot with Kate. Although we had been to New Orleans before, I never really appreciated the city or its history until taking this tour. I have explained it many times since being back home and have even done some searching myself on the internet. At 62 y.o. it really sparked my interest and I now know why so many people visit and decide to stay there to live. The tour itself lasted about 1 1/2 -2 hours. Wear good walking shoes. Kate also explained some good bars and eateries, away from "tourist traps". She was very personable and one could tell that she really enjoyed her job. I highly recommend it. Next time we will do the Garden District. Thanks again to Kate!

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Donna R
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