Guided tour

French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours

French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 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.

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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

Take a walking and storytelling tour through New Orleans' famous French Quarter. See famous landmarks and learn about local history as you make your way from the jazz fountain to Jackson Square, hearing fascinating stories along the way.

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
  • Live tour guide
    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 316 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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    Our guide, Carmel, was absolutely awesome. Great insights, clearly a love of the city and she is very well informed. I went on the tour with my husband who has been to New Orleans many times and even he learned new things about the city’s history. It was a terrific tour and she is the reason.

    April 12, 2022

    We had so much fun on this tour and learned a lot about New Orlean’s history. Peak was the most amazing tour guide! She really put a lot of time and effort into her research to give us the most historically accurate stories, and she was so enthusiastic that it made the 2 hours go by in a blink. We even got to stop at Cafe du Monde and get a couple beignets since it wasn’t busy. Highly highly recommend!

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    April 2, 2022

    AMAZING! OUR guide, Josh, was very accommodating, friendly, and so knowledgeable about the French Quarter and the city itself. We had a hard time finding details about the city that he didn't know except for a question that my daughter posed to him out of the blue lol. But seriously, this is a tour, and guide, that you should consider if you are considering this tour. We knew that we made the best decision to have Josh when all of the other tour guides greeted him with genuine excitement and glowing praise! I actually thought he'd owned the company. Great experience Josh!!

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    March 19, 2022

    Product ID: 105008