Guided tour

French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours

French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours
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From US$ 30 per person

Likely to sell out

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
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Jackson Square, New Orleans visit

    • French Market, New Orleans visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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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

What to bring

  • Water

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

4.8 /5

based on 389 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Excellent guide Ivonne. Very knowledgeable. Like the fact that the tour is only 12 people. Only part I disagreed with re: tour was tour guide said Mules around the French Quarter were treated well as later in the day they get to roam around in nice land. Honestly I know of no animal that enjoys being chained up all day. That would be equivalent to chaining up a person and then saying, it’s okay because they get to roam around after that. Other than that part of the tour, the rest was fantastic.

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December 29, 2022

This was a small 10-12 person walking tour of mixed ages & abilities and for any fellow wheelchair users, allowing for the fact that New Orleans cobblestones & building work can't be avoided, the very personable lovely guide took care to keep the tour on an as easy a route as possible for me to be able to fully enjoy it. She took the tour at a reasonable pace to suit all ages, stopping at all key tourist spots to explain in an interesting way with many personal anecdotes & historical references to bring the city to life.

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December 13, 2022

Yvonne was fantastic! We loved our tour, she was passionate, fun and went out of her way to take us to a building we wanted to see. We learned so much and it was great to have such a small group. Take her tour you will be so glad you did.

November 9, 2022

Product ID: 105008