Experience the convergence of colonial empires on this 2‐hour walking tour of New Orleans’ exquisite French Quarter. With an expert guide, learn about French, Spanish and Creole influence on this famous neighborhood, from cloistered courtyards and intricate ironwork to beignets and jambalaya. View legendary sites, quaint shops and centuries‐old bars as you saunter down Royal Street, Bourbon Street 
and more. 

Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter
  • Discover the history, legends and mysteries of this district from your knowledgeable guide
  • See the architecture and homes that give this historic quarter its unique flair
  • Stroll along the Mississippi River, French Quarter Courtyard, Cabildo Museum and the Beauregard-Keyes House

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What You Can Expect

French Quarter Walking Tour

Bourbon Street Sign

Meet your guide in the French Quarter for an afternoon walking tour of the incomparable Vieux Carré (‘Old Square’). As city’s oldest neighborhood and remaining cultural hub, the French Quarter offers a look at a true dichotomy of old‐world tradition and contemporary New Orleans living.  

Stroll along the Mississippi River for a view of paddlewheel steamboats drifting on the water and visit the waterside French Market. You’ll have time to wander through the bustling space – the oldest market of its kind in the US – and check out local produce, fish and Creole delicacies. Then continue to the Beauregard‐Keyes House, a true melting pot of architectural style. View the lofty portico of this quaint 
Creole cottage and learn of its former residents, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. Your guide will take you through Keyes' original studio and point out authentic artifacts from the Beauregard and Keyes collections.

The final stop is Jackson Square, the former Place d’Armes. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States! Your tour includes entry into the Cabildo, originally the seat of the Spanish Government in New Orleans and the site of Louisiana Purchase transfer. Follow you guide through the exhibit for an entertaining look at Louisiana’s history from a multicultural standpoint.

Between stops, you’ll explore other historic streets in the quarter such as St. Louis Street and Dumaine Street, named for famed saints and sinners. Hear stories and legends about New Orleans singular and complex Creole culture, and enjoy some literary landmark spotting such as the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and William Faulkner’s home.

Your tour returns to the starting point by mid‐afternoon. 

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Customer Reviews

Lauretta J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Daniel was an extremely good tour guide. He enjoys what he does and is knowledgeable with the history of the area.

Denise M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Oh my gosh. Daniel was our tour guide and it was really great. We had just arrived in town when we went on this tour. Daniel's knowledge of history and passion for the city really showed. We learned so much about the architecture, the historical local eccentrics, and more. I had been to New Orleans many times, but wanted my teens to become acquainted with the Quarter, too, so I signed up for this tour. My kids also gained familiarity with the layout of the Quarter. I would definitely recommend! Ask for Daniel Chick if you can. :

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful tour. Our guide was just full of interesting information and history! Very, very impressed.

Grant E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour. Guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Highly recommend.

Melissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

we were in a very large group, so it was sometimes difficult to hear so we wish it had been a smaller group, but overall it was a great tour with awesome history lessons

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful tour of the French quarter with our guide Charlie Childress. He has wonderful knowledge of the history and culture of New Orleans- and clearly loves his city. Our tour was educational and fun.

Peggy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Daniel was a wonderful tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and his love for the city and its history was very evident. There is so much fascinating history here! We took this tour on our first full day in NOLA and we are very happy we did. It was a great way to learn the area.

Harva P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Mary was a great guide and very informed. She knew so much about the history of New Orleans, how and why it was founded, and how it developed. We learned so much about people who played a significant role in the development of the French Quarter and the architecture. We would highly recommend this tour.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was such a terrific walking tour both historically and ascetically. A lot of history and stories. I loved that at every turn of a corner, there was some type of music blowing in the wind. You are brought back in time. I loved this tour.

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our favorite of all the tours. Ryan was incredible, you are fortunate to have him as one of your guides. He was very informative and personable. His excitement for everything New Orleans made you glad you were visiting!

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