French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

From $25 per person

Join the fun on a 2-hour, story-filled stroll through the French Quarter, the oldest, most famous, and most unpredictable neighborhood in New Orleans. This tour has history, culture, architecture and is great for shopping and dining.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Join a small group for a more personalized adventure through the French Quarter
  • Hear music on every block as your local guide describes the gumbo of ethnic groups that have given New Orleans its distinct vibe
  • Experience life among 18th and 19th Century homes and buildings where the Creole heart of New Orleans still beats
  • Visit the iconic landmarks of New Orleans, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the French Market, and the Mississippi River
  • Learn the stories of the triumphant and tawdry characters that made this neighborhood a must-see for everyone
Full description
The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience.  After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings. Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colonial outpost in 1718, its earliest inhabitants were the quirky, gritty, fascinating types who are still attracted to it today. Every block has a story which will be shared with you. The tour concludes in or next to Jackson Square, but it is by no means over. Your guide is full of recommendations for enjoying the neighborhood and the city further. When you finish the French Quarter tour, you will be energized to go out and explore this jewel of a neighborhood even further, and the knowledge you gained walking with your guide will only deepen your understanding of New Orleans, and  stay with you long after you have left its quaint streets and alleys.
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter
  • Contact information for your guide
  • Water (recommended, especially April-October)
  • Gratuity for the guide (appreciated year-round)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Jazz fountain, intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The sidewalks of the French Quarter are quite uneven and tough to walk along; comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 244 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5
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    Eliot was an amazing guide! He brought the rich and fascinating history of the French Quarter to life! I was skeptical that we would find it terribly interesting but wow! I was wrong! Eliot knew how to engage people throughout the tour and tell the stories with lots of passion. Five stars all the way!

    July 21, 2021

    Elliot was a great guide. He had great stories about the buildings we were walking by. He involved our children and connected history to them. Wr really didn’t know much about New Orleans and we left with a great understanding and appreciation of the city. We always love walking tours and this one did not disappoint.

    June 18, 2021

    We absolutely loved our tour of the French Quarter with Miss Loretta! We learned so much about the history of New Orleans, and the people who helped shape this city. Miss Loretta is very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed listening to her stories, and she answered all our questions. She was very accommodating, as it was a hot day and she made sure we we were in the shade and had some breaks to sit and listen while she talked. She was able to hold the attention of my 16 year old daughter, as well. After the tour, she emailed us with suggestions for more places to visit, as well as places to eat. We highly recommend this tour!!

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    June 8, 2021

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