French Quarter Walking Tours

Updated: 30 noviembre 2023
Free Tours by Foot - New Orleans Walking ToursExcelenteFree Tours by Foot - New Orleans Walking Tours4.9 Basado en 1850 reseñas deVer todos los comentarios danos tu opinión enMaru R.Maru R. ★★★★★ Sandy was an amazing tour guide!! We really enjoy our french quarter tour.Teresa H.Teresa H. ★★★★★ My husband and I went to New Orleans in February 2024. We did 3 tours with Free Tours by Foot in New Orleans. The first tour was the French Quarter Tour with Daniel. The second tour was the Garden Tour with Sean. The third tour was the Voodoo Tour with Robi. All three guides were informative and had wonderful personalities. I would recommend Free Tours by Foot to all travelers to complete on their first couple of days in New Orleans as the guides provide you with a lot of recommendations on everything New Orleans!Cher H.Cher H. ★★★★★ Had the food tour with Kayla and it was very interesting and informative. We learned a lot about Cajun and Creole cooking..Kayla is quite engaging and clearly knows a lot about the history of the food culture in New Orleans. She even gave us a helpful list of food destinations at the end of the tour. Highly recommend this tour!We also took the French Quarter tour with Sandy and that was super fun as well. She's very funny and really knows how to tell a story and keep everyone engaged. We learned lots of cool history about New Orleans and it was definitely worthwhile!MargarettaMargaretta ★★★★★ Excellent tour! We did the French Quarter tour with Sandy who was super knowledgeable and really funny - super dry humor about the quirks and charms of New Orleans. Highly recommend, especially for your first day in the city to get oriented and have some recommendations from a local.Teea T.Teea T. ★★★★★ We went on the French Quarter tour with Daniel and Garden District tour with Sean on a recent trip to New Orleans. Both tours were amazing and we learned so much! Loved the experience and really appreciate that these tours are available to everyone no matter background/current circumstances. Amazing experience, would highly recommend and will be joining another Free Tours by Foot in the future!Silke W.Silke W. ★★★★★ We participated in the 2 hour free walking tour of the French Quarter. Our tour guide Sandy did an outstanding job highlighting relevant facts about the city. Not only was the tour educational and informative, but also very entertaining and engaging thanks to Sandy’s wonderful sense of humor. Thank you, Sandy, we highly recommend this tour!Suzanne K.Suzanne K. ★★★★★ We did the French Quarter tour with Sandy - she was very knowledgeable and entertaining…. It was a bitterly cold day but she made New Orleans warmer with her passion for her subject. She also had a really good clear speaking voice. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a tour with Sandy.Kimberly J.Kimberly J. ★★★★★ Sandy was amazing! Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable! Loved her jokes! High recommend the French Quarter Tour with her!Victoria S.Victoria S. ★★★★★ We did 3 free tours by foot tours on our recent NOLA trip. We thoroughly enjoyed all 3. Andrew, who was our guide for the ghost tour, was funny and informative. Robi gave a great tour about Voodoo, which is completely different than what most would think of the religion. We found him very entertaining and glad he shared his religion with us to better understand it. Sandy was our guide for the French Quarter tour. We really enjoyed learning all the history of the Quarter with her. She was also quick witted too. All our guides were funny and kept our attention, making the tours go by quickly. I'm glad we were able to do those 3 during our short stay. We had found FTBF through YouTube originally and had been watching the videos of NOLA tours for the past year and really enjoyed them, which is why we decided to book tours through the company.John A.John A. ★★★★★ Did the French Quarter walking tour. Sandy was knowledgeable and friendly. And I really enjoyed Sandy's dry sense of humor.tiziana B.tiziana B. ★★★★★ We did the french quarter free tour with Sandy and it was great! She is funny and tells the history in a really understanding way. Also, she suggested to us good places to eat and to hear good music. I recommend this experience 100%js_loader

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This post provides details for our daily, guided walking tour of the French Quarter.

We also include information on our self-guided GPS-enabled audio tour and our other tours in the Quarter.


Famous for its beads and beers on Bourbon Street, the reality of the Vieux Carre far surpasses its Mardi Gras reputation.

In a city that dazzles the visitor with its remarkable architecture, the French Quarter is certainly a standout, with Spanish, Caribbean, French, and American influences.

French Quarter Tour

It's also a district full of characters: from musicians to magicians to voodoo practitioners.

Join Free Tours by Foot on our French Quarter Tour, as we wander the historic streets and alleys of the Old District, passing by the street theater, peeking into historic churches, and discovering hidden courtyards, all while entertaining you with stories of authors, and artists, priests, and pirates.

Join us as we uncover the real French Quarter.

Sights we cover on this walking tour of the French Quarter:

Check out our self-guided tour of the French Quarter to learn more about what you will see.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 10 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page

French quarter tour meeting point

Where: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Jackson Square (map). Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.

Duración: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.


Cost:  name-your-own-price tourGroups of 6-9 must prepay $10/person. Groups of 10 or more must organize a private tour and can read about our options for groups.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.

Take Walks

In addition to our tours, this company also offers two great tours of the French Quarter that you might want to consider.

The first tour covers some of the secrets of this neighborhood, including details about Bourbon Street, Hurricane Katrina, and a potentially haunted mansion.

The second outing is their New Orleans in a Day trip, which includes various subjects and locations such as the Garden District, the French Quarter, and more.

Secrets of the French Quarter

  • $39/Adults, Students | $29/Children
  • Availability: Tues, Thur - Sat at 2 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Includes tickets to the Presbytere.
  • Includes free Beignet from Cafe du Monde.
  • It Covers French Quarter, Bourbon Street, The Tango Belt, Pirate Alley, Jackson Square, the Cabildo and more.

New Orleans in a Day

  • $99/Adults, Students | $89/Children
  • Availability: Tue, Thur - Sat at 9 am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes tickets to the Presbytere.
  • Includes tickets to the Elms Mansion.
  • Includes tickets to the Streetcar.
  • Includes free Beignet from Cafe du Monde.
  • Includes complimentary Praline.
  • Covers the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, The Tango Belt, Pirate Alley, Jackson Square, the French Market, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, a Praline Factory, Elms Mansion, and more!


We also offer a self-guided, audio tour for you to use anytime you wish.

The audio tour is GPS-enabled, so you can also follow on your phone. Downloads cost just $1.99.

Here is an audio sample.

We also offer audio tours of the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery #1, and an audio tour of our Arts, Music, and More Tour.

Here is how it works:

  1. Purchase an audio tour.
  2. Get a confirmation email with .mp3, .pdf, and embeddable Google Map
  3. Enjoy the tour(s).

Even if you don't download any tours, you will still have access to valuable information on sightseeing, eating, and playing in New Orleans.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.

About The Author

Sarah Hester

Sarah first moved to New Orleans in 2001 to work for the American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana. While working in the communities of New Orleans she fell in love with the unique culture of the Big Easy; it's food, music, architecture, wildlife, and most of all history. Read More... Sarah began her career with FTBF, first as a guide, then as an owner/operator. She believes every day is a good day if she gets to impart her love of her beloved New Orleans with Free Tours By Foot guests. She especially likes to convert new Who Dat Saints Fans!
Updated: noviembre 30th, 2023
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