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French Quarter Walking Tour

by Gray Line New Orleans Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $27

Stroll along quaint streets of the French Quarter to Jackson Square on the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the French Market while your guide shares stories about New Orleans' oldest neighborhood.

Named after saints and sinners of the city's European past, the streets tell the history of Creole people who walked them long ago. Follow in the footsteps of Jean Lafitte and Tennessee Williams while you hear tales of the area's rich culture.

Two-thirds of the neighborhood dates back to the first half of the 19th century, and its French influence is clear. As your guide's anecdotes bring the area to life, marvel at intricate ironwork galleries, red-brick buildings, and Greek, Art Deco, and Gothic architecture.

Wander through The Cabildo, built in 1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase, to see French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask, the museum's most legendary artifact. If your tour falls on a Monday, explore the Beauregard-Keyes House, a historic Victorian house-turned-museum that focuses on its past residents, including Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

Stroll along quaint streets of the French Quarter to Jackson Square on the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the French Market while your guide shares stories about New Orleans' oldest neighborhood.

Named after saints and sinners of the city's European past, the streets tell the history of Creole people who walked them long ago. Follow in the footsteps of Jean Lafitte and Tennessee Williams while you hear tales of the area's rich culture.

Two-thirds of the neighborhood dates back to the first half of the 19th century, and its French influence is clear. As your guide's anecdotes bring the area to life, marvel at intricate ironwork galleries, red-brick buildings, and Greek, Art Deco, and Gothic architecture.

Wander through The Cabildo, built in 1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase, to see French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask, the museum's most legendary artifact. If your tour falls on a Monday, explore the Beauregard-Keyes House, a historic Victorian house-turned-museum that focuses on its past residents, including Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$27

Total price is $27, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

French Quarter Walking Tour

Activity Location

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

600 Decatur Street

New Orleans 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    600 Decatur Street

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • Stunning French & Spanish colonial architecture

  • Walking through Jackson Square, a National Historic Landmark

  • Seeing French Market's shops & farmers market

  • View of the mighty Mississippi River

  • Visiting The Cabildo museum & Napoleon's death mask


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the French Quarter

  • Admission to the Louisiana State Museum (Tues–Sun) or the Beauregard-Keyes House (Mon)


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and under are complimentary.

  • The Louisiana State Museum is closed on Mondays and state holidays; you will visit the Beauregard-Keyes House instead.

  • Route is approximately 1 mile; you must be able to walk on uneven sidewalks and streets.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants to operate.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • All tours and cruises depart from our Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River. We sit directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St.our ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez. We do not offer hotel pick ups.


French Quarter Walking Tour ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Jul 12, 2017

Our tour guide was Naif, a retired history teacher who made the history of New Orleans and particularly the French Quarter come alive. He had pictures to help convey how things looked during the time of specific events or periods of time. He made the tour. There were 2 ladies from a different tour Naif had lead earlier in the day who signed up for this tour because they knew he was giving this tour in the afternoon. Awesome tour with an awesome tour guide!

May 28, 2017

Good history lesson with a lot of time just standing still. I would only do this earlier in the day since it gets very warm/humid during the afternoon.

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