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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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

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

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

  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Lucky Bean Tours
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Recommend doing this at the beginning of you visit, well worth the time and money!" See review

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star-5
Great way to view the French Quarter
Amber_R
, Aug 2022
Yvonne was a great tour guide. I learned a lot about the history of the city. We were able to cover a lot within the French Quarter.
star-5
Peak's focus on women's contributions to New Orleans made this extra special
Laurence_R
, Aug 2022
Peak was fantastic! This was a wonderful experience. Communication prior to the tour was timely and informative. There were only a few of us so it felt more like a private tour than a group. Once we reached the meeting point it began to rain so Peak talked to us under a canopy while we waited for the rain to stop. Even though we weren't even walking it was fascinating. Once we got going it was just one fascinating fact after another. Best of all, she focused on women's contributions to New Orleans history. She had a fantstic book with her that she used to show us pictures when it fit into the context of what we were seeing, and the stories from a woman's perspective were totally unexpected and refreshing. There are many French Quarter walking tours but I don't think any focus on the contribution of women throughout history, and this was a nice surprise. We also saw some very large groups along the way so I felt quite lucky and privileged to have such a personal tour. Peak made the tour educational and entertaining with her intimate knowledge of the city's history that was obviously something she was passionate about, and it showed. Just fantastic.
star-4
1st time, not my last!!!!
Niekel_A
, Aug 2022
Learning why the Mississippi River is muddy & more. Also, the history of Louisiana, New Orleans, based on the French, Spain & America history.
star-5
A great walking history tour!
Zanandra_L
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was really enthusiastic and made our tour worth wild even though it was raining for 90% of it I still enjoyed myself because of her. She was very knowledgeable and funny. The group was small and intimate.
star-5
Yvonne was such an...
Cristina_G
, Aug 2022
Yvonne was such an amazing tour guide! I had a great experience and would recommend this tour to anyone that is visiting New Orleans. Yvonne was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Loved it!
star-5
A thumbs up from the Brits
Kate_S
, Jul 2022
Libby is born and bred in New Orleans with a significant family lineage. The way she sets the scene, tells you stories (some of which I have been recounting since) and informs, is first class. We adored the tour and we loved her. Such a fantastic introduction to an area we didn’t know a huge amount about. We left feeling informed and happy. Thank you Libby
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks, Brits! I do love to tell a story, especially one of the endlessly fascinating stories about my endlessly fascinating city. I am so happy that you were pleased with our walk through the super-cool French Quarter. Please hop the pond again! Libby
star-5
Our guide Peak was very...
Kamoka_G
, Jul 2022
Our guide Peak was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the review and recommendation! Peak is definitely a great person to introduce you to New Orleans in a French Quarter tour. Please come back and walk with us again! Libby
star-5
History through storytelling
Ayodele_T
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was great! It was hot! But she made sure for us to stand in shade. Shared lots of stories to break up the monotonous of history. Will for sure recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for braving the Louisiana heat and taking a walking tour through the sultry French Quarter in July! I am glad you liked our stories. We really believe that storytelling is the best way to learn about the history and culture of any place - especially a cool and interesting place (that seems to breed characters) like New Orleans. Please come - maybe on a Spring or Fall day - and live some stories with us in another beautiful and historic New Orleans neighborhood. See y'all then! Libby
star-5
Entertaining Historical Fun
Joy_H
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Libby was very knowledgeable and engaging! She was able to tell entertaining stories while describing significant historical events that lead to what we now know as New Orleans. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to NOLA !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you! I love that you say "what we now know as New Orleans'" because so many things happened to bring us to where we are today! And it is my honor and pleasure to learn about and tell about as many as those interesting events as I can in two hours. I hope many great travelers like you take your recommendation and come see us for some great New Orleans stories, and I hope you come back for more as well. Libby
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Aji_B
, Jul 2022
Libby, our tour guide, was excellent. She was conversational and energetic and kept us all engaged. It was hot (as expected in the summer in New Orleans) but she kept us under the shade as much as she could which helped with the heat.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you! The importance of a shady spot cannot be underestimated in the New Orleans summer heat - I think it is vital! I am so happy that you felt engaged during our French Quarter tour and that you found it interesting enough to write this amazing review! The reviews are so important to us as well as to other travelers. Please come stand under a tree with us again. There are LOTS of shade trees in the Garden District! Libby
star-5
Our guide was fantastic....
Louise_B
, Jul 2022
Our guide was fantastic. She knew so much about the history of the French Quarter. She had great energy and seemed grateful to share her love of New Orleans with us.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for this excellent review of your experience on our French Quarter tour! We are indeed grateful for the opportunity to share our love for our city with our guests. There is so much fascinating history here, and so many great stories, that every tour is different and fun for the guide as well as the guests. Please come walk with us another time. Libby
star-5
Fantastic History Walking Tour
Allison_F
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Renée was very knowledgeable. You could tell she put a lot of thought into the tour. Our group had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for this great review and for recognizing how much energy Renee puts into her tours. She is always reading, exploring, and learning more about this great city and she brings it with great humor and passion and ease to her guests. I am glad you chose Lucky Bean Tours to show you New Orleans and I hope you come stroll with us again. Libby
star-5
Friendly amd informative.
Charles_G
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Peak, was amazing and had a lot of great knowledge of the history of the city. The tour was wonderful and we learned so much about the rich cultural history an have a new appreciation for New Orleans
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for this great review! We agree that Peak is such a fun, knowledgeable guide and makes her tour fly by with her stories and observations about New Orleans history and culture. She is able to tie in our history with global events in a way that allows her guests to make meaningful connections to what makes New Orleans special. See you next time! Libby
star-5
Do this on your first day.
Peter_S
, Jul 2022
Had a great tour with our guide, Peak. Smart, entertaining and fun. We really enjoyed our time. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the great review! We really appreciate the feedback, and your review will help us get more great guests we can show off our city to! Peak IS an excellent guide and everyone enjoys her tours. She brings a great perspective on the history and culture of New Orleans, and she is very easy to walk and talk with. I hope you come tour with Lucky Bean Tours again. Libby
star-5
Peak, our guide was...
Debbie_A
, Jul 2022
Peak, our guide was wonderful! She knows a lot of the history of New Orleans and made the tour so much fun! I will be recommending this tour to all my friends and on social media. Debbie
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks! We appreciate the kind words of praise and the recommendation. Peak is a fun and knowledgeable guide who loves and fully participates in the culture of New Orleans. Send your friends and we will take great care of them, and we are looking forward to your next trip so we can stroll the vibrant and lively streets of the French Quarter with you again. Libby
star-5
Great insightful tour.
Edith_S
, Jul 2022
Great insight into the local history of downtown New Orleans. Very knowledgeable about downtown. Would recommend over and over.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
And we thank you over and over for this wonderful review and recommendation! The French Quarter is chock-full of unbelievable history, and we are ready to share it with our guests! Thank you for choosing Lucky Bean Tours among all the great tour companies, and please come stroll with us another time. Libby
star-5
Peak is the best!!
MICHELE_Z
, Jul 2022
Listening to Peak as she shared all of her knowledge. I was amazed. The story about Jean Lafitte, the music and drumming and how that became jazz. She put it all together.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Great review! Thank you so much! Peak is a great, friendly, knowledgeable your guide, but she is also incredibly adept and making connections between seemingly unrelated aspects of our fascinating culture. And for her guests, it leads to lots of “aha!” moments and a much deeper and more meaningful understanding of what makes New Orleans so very special. I hope you are able to come tour with us next time you’re in town. Libby
star-5
Yvonne was knowledgeable...
Kirby_W
, Jul 2022
Yvonne was knowledgeable and fun to walk around town with . I was there alone and it was a great way to explore the city and it’s rich history . Would definitely book again !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for this great review! Yvonne is an excellent ambassador for the city of New Orleans and really helps her lucky guests "get" what makes this place so special. I hope you came and explore with us again. Libby
star-5
First walking tour
Valerie_B
, Jun 2022
Learned a lot of history in 2 hours. Peak was our guide she was very personable and had a lot of knowledge! Really enjoyed our tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for touring and reviewing! I am so happy that you enjoyed your French Quarter tour with Peak. She loves the neighborhood and can always find just the right story to amuse and inform her guests. I hope that our interest in New Orleans was piqued enough for you to come walk with us another time. Libby
star-5
Great tour! Renee was...
Ian_O
, Jun 2022
Great tour! Renee was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful, quirky sense of humor. The things we learned informed the rest of our time in the French Quarter.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for this great review of your French Quarter tour with Renee! She - and the neighborhood she knows so well - is full of character and really fun. A good tour like one you will get from Lucky Bean Tours will indeed inform the rest of your time here and make your connection to New Orleans even deeper. Please come again! Libby

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