French Quarter Walking Tour

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.  It’s also a district full of characters: from French Quarter Walking Toursmusicians 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, discovering hidden courtyards, all while entertaining you with stories of authors, 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 pointWhere: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Jackson Square (map). Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.

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

When: 10 am Tours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (not offered on Wednesday) | 2 pm Tours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Or take our anytime GPS-enabled audio tour.

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.