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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNew Orleans, United States

From $33.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour. Take in famous landmarks including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River, along with lesser-known places of interest. Hear from your guide about the architecture and heritage of the district, and get the inside scoop on recommended places for shopping and dining as well.
  • Explore the French Quarter with a guide
  • Find out more than possible alone
  • Choose from three daily departures
  • Learn about places to visit on your own

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Instrument Men
    400 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

    Your guide will be waiting at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets. The fountain does not have an actual address, but it is right next door to Evans Creole Candy Factory at 848 Decatur.

End point

  • 701 Decatur St
    701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

    Your tour ends in Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarter

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible, although the sidewalks are quite uneven
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended that guests bring water, especially in the warmer months
  • Comfortable walking shoes are a must
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Recommend doing this at the beginning of you visit, well worth the time and money!
Reviews
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Interesting Tour
Kathleen_S, Jan 2023
This was one of the most interesting tours we have ever taken. So many stories about the buildings around Jackson Square. Enjoyed hearing about the French, Spaniards and Italians.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for this excellent rating and review of your French Quarter tour! It is an exciting neighborhood with even more history than most would expect. And it is a VERY interesting history, as well! We consider ourselves so lucky to be able to show the oldest area of New Orleans to our guests while continuing to learn more about it ourselves. Our visitors make us look at the neighborhood with a fresh perspective, and every tour is a little different because of it. The French, Spanish, and Italian influences are just a few of the many cultures that have contributed to this rich, fun, Creole place that is unlike any other. Please come stroll through history with us another time! Libby
Amazing tour guide and great dive into History
Mohnish_R, Jan 2023
Great experience and amazing tour guide. It was a perfect dee dive into history of New Orleans and the French quarters.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the "excellent" rating and review! There is so much history and so much diversity in the French Quarter, and we are honored to be able to show some of it to visitors on our tours. The French Quarter was the original city and it is where the heart of this unique place still beats. The Mississippi River, Jackson Square, the French Market, and Bourbon Street are just some of the iconic locations that we just love to visit and reveal more of to our curious guests. Because behind every wrought-iron balcony and every courtyard is the story of who we are and where we have been. Please come walk with us again and see what else we've got! Libby
Yvonne was an excellent...
Frances_L, Jan 2023
Yvonne was an excellent story teller and held your interest with so much knowledge she was excellent.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for this "excellent" rating and review of your French Quarter tour with Yvonne! Every time a visitor leaves this type of review, we get the opportunity to attract more great guests that we can tell our New Orleans stories to. Yvonne is a great person to introduce anyone to the culture and history of New Orleans - gracious, fun, and knowledgeable! Please come walk with us next time you are in town. Libby
We love our French...
Tatiana_D, Jan 2023
We love our French Quarter historical walking tour with Carmel. She contacted us via text to provide us with a very detailed meeting point información four hours prior to the scheduled tour. She made sure everyone in the tour was present. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you! Everyone loves the pre-tour text - it is a little intimidating to venture out into an unfamiliar city on your own, but knowing where to go and having the phone number and name of the person you're meeting makes it a lot more comfortable. I am glad you had fun with Carmel and benefitted from her enthusiasm for New Orleans. Please come explore the Crescent City with us again some time -you know where to go! Libby
Renee loves her city and...
Ramon_C, Jan 2023
Renee loves her city and was an informative, enthusiastic, and extremely helpful. Ask for her by name !
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you! Renee is a great representative of the charm and diversity of New Orleans. It's funny you mention her name, because it is French and Native American, a great Louisiana mix! It is always nice to learn about a place from someone whose local roots run deep AND whose heart belongs to the city - and that's Renee! Thank you for taking the time to help Lucky Bean Tours out by writing this review, and please come stroll with us again - Renee also does Garden District tours! Libby
A Special, Personalized Tour of The French Quarter
Renee_W, Jan 2023
Our friendly, knowledgeable guide, Tish, made the two-hour tour walking tour of the French Quarter special. Although she clearly knows so much about the Quarter, Tish masterfully provided helpful information without overwhelming us with every detail while on route. We were only three participants and the Quarter isn't overly populated at 10:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning (lol), so she listened to our comments, answered our questions, and struck just the right balance in order to personalize our tour. Although I have been in New Orleans many times, I learned so many new things while enjoying a lovely stroll through the French Quarter.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you! Tish really is a gracious and funny representative of true New Orleans hospitality. The French Quarter immediately invites curiosity and interest as soon as any visitor sees the colorful old townhouses with the quaint courtyards and hears the music on almost every street corner. Tish is just the right person to explain the culture of the city, and with visitors like you who apparently want to soak it all in, everyone is pleased. I am so glad you chose us to show you around the old square, and I hope you are able to visit again some time. Libby
Great historical...
justin_m, Jan 2023
Great historical information. Our guide was excellent and the tour was just the right length for us.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for this excellent rating! It will surely bring us more friends with whom we can share the great stories of the neighborhood we love. I agree that two hours is just the right amount of time for a tour - enough to really dive into an understanding of New Orleans and plan your adventure here, but not really taking up too much precious vacation time! Please come spend another two hours with us another day! Libby
Great walking tour
Tanyalee_B, Jan 2023
We enjoyed our walking tour led by Carmel. She was extremely knowledgeable and led us to see so many great sights in the French Quarter. We highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your French Quarter tour with Carmel! She really knows and loves the city, especially the French Quarter. Thank you so much for choosing Lucky Bean Tours to show you around, and please come again next time! Libby
Our guide was informative...
KathleenBaer_B, Jan 2023
Our guide was informative and entertaining. Lots of fun and we learned a lot on this tour. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for this excellent review and high rating! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your French Quarter tour with us! I don’t think there is a neighborhood in America that is as densely packed with great stories as our beloved French Quarter. We consider ourselves so very lucky to be able to show it to wonderful guests like you. Please come again! Libby
Great orientation to New Orleans
Michael_G, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Renee blended her knowledge, wit, and wisdom into an engaging and provocative tour. It helped us better appreciate New Orleans and informed our wandering around the French Quarter over the rest of our stay. We're glad we started with this tour
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for this great review of your time with Renee! She is indeed a great person to introduce any visitor to New Orleans - smart, funny, knowledgeable, and local! I am so happy that you not only enjoyed your French Quarter tour with us, but that it helped to enhance the rest of your time here and prompted you to share your impressions in this review. We appreciate the compliment and we look forward to showing you a little more of New Orleans another time! Libby
A wonderful experience
LorettaM_C, Jan 2023
Our guide, Peck, was excellent! We enjoyed her stories and enthusiasm! We were impressed with her knowledge and obvious love of New Orleans
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the Level Five praise! Peak is a wonderful tour guide and we are so lucky to have her at Lucky Bean Tours. A good French Quarter tour is a really smart (and fun!) way to get to know New Orleans and can really enhance the rest of your time here - questions are answered, recommendations are made, and a general understanding of our unique history and culture is gained. Please come explore and learn with us another time. Libby
Peak was a great tour...
bettesue, Jan 2023
Peak was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. So glad we chose to do a tour with her company.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Awww, thanks! We are also so glad you chose to do a tour with Lucky Bean Tours. Peak is a friendly, energetic, fun, and knowledgeable lover of New Orleans, as well as a gifted storyteller and a knack for customizing her tours to the interests and pace of her guests. Thanks for taking the time to help us by writing this review, and please try to include us in your plans next time you are in the Crescent City! Libby
11/10
Shannon_C, Jan 2023
Peak was a very knowledgeable and gave a great tour along with good recommendations for food and drink
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for taking the time to review your tour! Peak really is immersed in the culture of New Orleans - she is a genuine artist living in the French Quarter, like artists did 100 years ago. She can always give the greatest recommendations for a good, authentic New Orleans experience, plus she knows a ton about our history and all the events that shaped the city into what it is now. Thanks for choosing Lucky Bean Tours out of all the great tour companies in New Orleans, and please come walk with us through the historical streets again. Libby
Good, not great
Katherine_S, Jan 2023
We enjoyed the tour but found it to be a little slower than we were expecting. We seemed to get a little distracted on tangents. But- our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your feedback and for being specific about what made the tour not great. There is so much to cover in the French Quarter that it is possible sometimes to go really deep into the story and some guests may be ready to move to the next story. I am glad that you liked your guide but regret that we did not "wow" you. I hope you enjoyed New Orleans and got to see more of the great city while you were here. Libby
Interesting
Zachary_R, Jan 2023
Interesting- more about Architecture than history. Great stories. Recommended for adults . Guide was great and patient.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for reviewing your French Quarter tour. It sounds like you appreciated the architecture aspect, but that you were hoping for a little more history and stories. If you are still in town and would like another tour, contact us and we will see if we can get you on a tour that is more history-focused. However, I'm glad you did find the tour interesting and I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your time in New Orleans. See you next time (or tomorrow!). Libby
Yvonne was a great guide
Tamara_K, Jan 2023
Yvonne was a great guide, information was interesting and adjusted to questions and requests. Interesting tour and history stories, highly recommend
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for leaving this review of your French Quarter tour with the fabulously fun and smart Yvonne! We know that the best way to share the unique history of New Orleans with visitors to the city is through our stories, so even non-history lovers have a great time and everyone gets a chance to make a connection to our vibrant living culture. Everyone loves a good story, and Louisianans like Yvonne love to tell them! Please come see us next time you're in town. Libby
Review
Thomas_L, Jan 2023
Personability of the guide, very informative, clever, and engaging. She provided very insightful background stories in the history of New Orleans are very powerful
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks! You used a word to describe our history that is not often used but very accurate - powerful. Our culture is strong and it is because of our powerful history, There has never been a dull moment or a dull person in New Orleans (well, maybe a few dull folks but they moved away eventually). I am so happy that you enjoyed your French Quarter tour with us, and I hope you return for more stories of the grand old French Quarter! Libby
Don't Overlook This Hidden Gem!
Addison_L, Jan 2023
So glad I found this tour. My partner and I learned so much from our guide, Leslie, and got to see parts of the French Quarter we hadn't thought to look for! Leslie and the other guide, Peak, were so lovely and personable. My tour group was very small which, to me, allows for a more intimate experience. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for this lovely review of your French Quarter tour! Thank you also for recognizing one of the things that we do to make our tours a great experience for our guests - small groups! Doing tours the way we do means that everyone is more comfortable, interests get addressed, and questions get answered! You are never part of a herd on a Lucky Bean tour! You are truly a guest and a friend. Please come explore with us another time! Libby
Great tour and guide!
Stephanie_P, Jan 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The French quarter has so much history and it’s great to have a guide.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks you so much! I agree that there is so much to see in the French Quarter, and it helps to have a knowledgeable guide to show you a few things you might not normally see on your own. A good tour like the one we offer helps you to lay the groundwork for a more fulfilling, engaged New Orleans experience. We've got more where that came from - come again! Libby
Very educational and easy walking
Kathryn_W, Jan 2023
Yvonne was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and entertaining. We especially loved the story about the war of 1812 and the Lefitte brothers!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the excellent review! We love it when we get to hear exactly what the guests like about our tours. Yvonne must have been a pirate in a different life, the way she tells that story so well! History can be fun when it's told by a gifted storyteller like Yvonne, and the French Quarter is brimming with great stories. Please come and walk easily with us through these old streets again! Libby
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