French Quarter
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Our most recommended French Quarter Neighborhood Tours

  • French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    1. French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    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 colon...

    Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

  • New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    2. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. Aft...

  • New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    3. New Orleans: Afternoon Food History Tour

    Your gastronomic adventure begins in the French Quarter. In the early afternoon, meet your friendly, food‐loving guide and set off through the lively Vieux Carré (Old Square). The 3‐hour excursion includes up to 9 food tastings – and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of walking to burn it off. Your first stop is SoBou, part of the acclaimed Commander’s Palace enterprise. Relish in their rustic, Cajun-style gumbo served with warm potato salad. If you’d like, grab yourself a drink at the bar before continuing on (own expense). Make a quick pit stop at a popular hot sauce bar to sample dozens of hot sauce varieties. Head to Leah’s Pralines, where you can sample a Creole classic or a new innovation such as bacon pecan brittle.  Next it's on to NOLA Poboys. Hear about seafood harvesting in Louisiana before biting into a fresh‐made fried catfish po-boy. At NOLA Poboys you’ll experience another New Or...

    "Dr. Gumbo" (guide) was TERRIFIC: funny, interesting, knowledgeable. He took us to 5 food places in the French Quarter that had OUTSTANDING local cuisine...particularly the catfish po-boy which was better than the white lake fish we're used to in Wisconsin! The gumbo was a treat, with a twist on German heritage with a little potato instead of rice.

  • City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

    4. City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

    Take in the highlights of New Orleans on a 3-hour city tour. Visit the historic French Quarter, and see Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and more. Continue to areas that were hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, including the 9th Ward. See Harry Connick Jr.'s Musicians’ Village and the work by Habitat for Humanity. Visit one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries, where you'll see the unique above-ground tombs. Head to New Orleans City Park, and pass by Lake Pontchartrain – the largest lake in Louisiana. In the Garden District, see the iconic streetcars and historic mansions. The tour ends with a visit to the central business district.

    Me and my Girls really enjoyed Teddy our tour guide he was very knowledgeable, with a great personality!The Marie Laveau Crew

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

    5. New Orleans: French Quarter Saint & Sinner History Tour

    From the beginning faith has ruled this great city. For some, it has created rumors of conspiracy, witchcraft, and vampires. For others, it inspired greatness. Lives have been lost and battlegrounds drawn, but New Orleans’ eclectic belief systems have created a sense of acceptance found nowhere else. Did you know that the famous voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, was also a devout Catholic? Surprises abound on this inspiring journey. Join the most unique and interesting walking tour in New Orleans. New Orleans is a hot, humid and sometimes unforgiving place where in the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Cari...

    It was a fun tour not everything was absolutely the truth but entertaining guide was fun.

  • New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

    6. New Orleans French Quarter Food Tour

    Taste the traditional Creole and Cajun cuisines of New Orleans' French Quarter walking food tour. Discover the gorgeous Vieux Carre neighborhood, savoring the foods that made New Orleans famous, from oysters to po-boys to pralines. You will leave feeling like a true local. This culinary adventure stops at 6 classic New Orleans style food places, showcasing New Orleans culinary history. Between the food stops, your guide will narrate the quintessential history, culture, and food scene of the gorgeous Vieux Carre (“Old Square”) neighborhood. You will be seated at 4 different restaurants for sit-down food tastings, and 2 tasting will be conducted standing on the sidewalk. Admire the late 18th-century Spanish architecture, vibrant colors and elaborately decorated ironwork balconies and galleries, as you savor chargrilled oysters, a classic Nola PoBoy sandwich, cajun and creole cuisine, and...

    Lisa did a wonderful job tell us about the area and the sampling of the different food.

  • New Orleans: 2.5-Hour City & Cemetery Tour by Bus

    7. New Orleans: 2.5-Hour City & Cemetery Tour by Bus

    There’s so much to see, so much history to soak in. You’re probably worried you won’t have time to see it all. That’s where this tour can help. For two hours, you will go on an air-conditioned ride throughout some of the most famous neighborhoods in New Orleans. You will see the landmarks you don’t want to miss, as your guide shares stories you’ll love to hear. You will go from the Treme to the Garden District, the 9th Ward to the back streets of The French Quarter. Your guide will tell you where the best crawfish are, or where to get the coldest beer. t’s your guide's mission to make sure that when you step off the bus you’re in love with this great city as well. Come experience the best two hours of your vacation today.

    Our tour guide was fabulous. The tour was extremely informative!!!! Highly recommend.

  • New Orleans: 5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Evening Tour

    8. New Orleans: 5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Evening Tour

    Join a 2-hour guided walking tour with the oldest and most successful locally owned tour company in New Orleans. Haunted History Tours offers a 5-in-1 tour led by licensed guides and master storytellers. Get a comprehensive introduction to ghosts, Voodoo, vampires, unsolved mysteries, the occult and all things paranormal. If you only have enough time for a single tour, this tour provides 5 of the most amazing, eerie and paranormal aspects of the history of North America's most haunted city. Be sure to bring your camera. Ninety per cent of Haunted History Tours’ participants capture paranormal activity in their photos!

    It was interesting to learn about the area and the gruesome events that took place.

  • New Orleans Five-in-One City Walking Tour

    9. New Orleans Five-in-One City Walking Tour

    This five-in-one tour combines elements of the following tours: the St. Louis Cemetery Tour, the French Quarter Ghost and Vampire Tour, the New Orleans History Tour, the History and Architecture Tour and The "Dark Side" Voodoo, Mystery and Paranormal Tour.  This walking tour starts in the heart of the French Quarter. From there, explore Louisiana's complex culture, rich history and Voodoo, and experience the magical mystery that makes the city so irresistible! Notice the beautiful architecture throughout the French Quarter that makes it so unique. This tour will visit locations where Hollywood Stars have decided to call the French Quarter home along with locations where scenes from unforgettable movies have been filmed. But wait there is more! Have you ever wondered why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America? Explore the "Dark Side" of New Orleans history on this t...

    Coty is really personal and a nice tour guide. I really enjoyed the tour. He digs a lot of small details rather than a bit of everything.

  • New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    10. New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

    Learn about Cajun superstitions and spells along with centuries of Louisiana folklore, myths, and legend. These superstitions pertain to New Orleans' voodoo, ghost and vampire-ridden past. Visit fifteen locations on this 2-Hour walking tour and enjoy hearing stories about the Rougarou that is said to live in the swamps of Louisiana!  Learn about the history, culture, cuisine and the architecture that makes New Orleans so unique. Learn New Orleans traditional burial practices. Why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's & why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been and continue to be recycled and re-used over & over. Visit the home given to the New Orleans Voodoo Queen due to her being able to use Voodoo to get a man cleared of Murder. Your guide will also teach you about the practice of Voodoo during this tour. 

    Hands-up a great experience! Would recommend to anyone looking to explore the hidden back stories….and there are lots! It was a fun adventure that I’m glad I went on!

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What people are saying about French Quarter

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 250 reviews

New Orleans city tour was excellent. I recommend anyone coming to the city to take it to get the background if the city's history. I find the city in current times is pre Katrina and post Katrina which opens one's eyes. We even had a local citizen on the tour who said she learned so much about her home. You will get a bonus if David is your tour driver. He is a gem!!!

Carmel was fantastic! I learned a lot about the origins of New Orleans from someone knowledgeable and passionate. I’d recommend this tour to anyone who will listen!

The tour was educational and the tour guide was humorous which made the experience a delight.

It was a fun tour not everything was absolutely the truth but entertaining guide was fun.

Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.