Explore the historic heart of New Orleans’s mystery and revelry on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Hear tales of pirate captains, voodoo queens, and legendary Bourbon Street bars while exploring the city's multicultural legacy, and pay a visit to the oldest burial ground in town at the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — a must-do Big Easy experience that’s only possible with an official guide.
2.5-hour walking tour of the French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Explore the history and legends of New Orleans's historic heart
Learn about local cuisine, cocktails, culture, and architecture
Hear insider secrets from Bourbon Street's notorious nightlife scene
Visit the oldest cemetery in the city, only possible with a licensed tour guide
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide at a convenient location in the French Quarter, home to many of the city’s most famous — and supposedly haunted — historic sites. Begin with a visit to Jackson Square, the stately plaza that’s a perfect place to hear the story of the city’s founding as a French settlement and time under Spanish rule after the Battle of New Orleans.
Learn about the colorful characters who left their mark on the city, such as the French pirate Jean Lafitte, and explore the distinctive architecture, Creole cuisine, and culture that make New Orleans unique from any other city. No French Quarter visit would be complete without a stroll down Bourbon Street, the famously decadent nightlife destination. Hear insider legends from your guide, drawn from 25 years of personal experience in the local nightlife and restaurant industry.
Finally, exchange the bustle of Bourbon Street for the quiet of New Orleans's most famous ‘city of the dead’ at the nearby St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The oldest and most well-known burial ground in town, it ranks high on many visitors’ must-see lists but can only be visited with a licensed guide. See the final resting place of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau, the empty pyramid tomb purchased by actor Nicolas Cage, and the ornate above-ground tombs of many prominent New Orleans residents.
Reviews by Viator travelers
We were the only two on this tour...
, Feb 2018
We were the only two on this tour which gave us the opportunity to ask tons of questions. Guide was friendly, informative and fun to spend time with. Learned an incredible amount about this area of New Orleans and we were very pleased that we had booked this tour and had this fabulous guide.