Our New Orleans Walking tours are small-group, friendly, and full of stories

French Quarter Tour

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***RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL TOURS. OTHERWISE, WE MAY NOT BE THERE!***

The French Quarter is the original city of New Orleans, established by the French in 1718 as a tiny outpost in the wild and vast Louisiana swamp.  Despite the fact that it has been American since Napoleon sold it to the United States in 1803, the city's oldest neighborhood has retained a strong European and Caribbean look and feel.  Far from being only a historical site, the French Quarter is still a living, vibrant neighborhood. Join a passionate local guide and see the buildings and hear the stories of the triumphant, tragic, and tawdry that made (and continue to make) this neighborhood a treasure you will hold in your heart long after you have left its n
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The tour is two hours long and covers about a mile in distance.

The tour departs at 10am daily from the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets. We offer a 1pm tour every day except Monday, also departing from the jazz fountain.

Garden District Tour

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The Garden District was established in 1832 as the City of Lafayette, an elegant garden suburb upriver from New Orleans inhabited by the wealthy American newcomers who found themselves at odds with the downriver Creoles.  The planners and residents of this verdant oasis from the sultriness and excesses of the old city were the captains of New Orleans' "golden age," a time of incredible wealth and growth in the Crescent City.  There is no other neighborhood like the Garden District, at the same time showy and quiet, wild and manicured, modern and antiquated.  Allow your guide to lead you through its beautiful homes and histories, and explore Lafayette cemetery #1, one of New Orleans' most interesting "cities of the dead."

The tour is 2 hours long and covers about one mile in length.

The tour meets every day at 10:00 am at Gracious Bakery, 2854 St. Charles Avenue (corner of Sixth).  We offer a 1pm tour every day except Thursday, also departing from Gracious Bakery.

French Quarter Culinary History Tour

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"If you're looking for a food tour that gives you the history and soul of New Orleans food, then this is the one for you. Absolutely brilliant!"

"The tour is a must see if you are a first-timer in New Orleans. You will come in as a tourist and come out as a New Orleanian!"

These are just some of the reviews received for our amazing  French Quarter Culinary History Tour.  This IS the tour you want to take on your first day in New Orleans, so you can plan all your meals for the rest of your trip.  You will learn the history behind gumbo, jambalaya, pralines, muffulettas, po-boys, red beans and rice, bread pudding, beignets, chicory and coffee and many more of the foods that have made New Orleans a food-lover's paradise for centuries!

**NOTE: This is not a tasting tour.  Instead, two hours will fly by as you explore New Orleans' culinary past and present, and you will end the tour delighted, informed, and in the French Market, where your guide will direct you to the best nearby eating experiences!**

The two-hour tour begins at 9:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Sucre, 622 Conti Street.

 

 

St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour

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Established in 1789 in what was then the swampy outskirts of the city, St. Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.  In a city known for beautiful above-ground cemeteries, this is where it all started.  Centuries-old neglected tombs crumble beside beautifully restored ones, and saints and angels are revered alongside voodoo queens, politicians, fallen soldiers, eccentric millionaires, civil rights pioneers, and the enslaved. Follow your Lucky Bean guide from the bustling Rampart Street corridor into the maze of tombs, and hear the stories of the fascinating characters who sleep permanently in this treasured site.  Be sure to bring your camera, as unparalleled photo opportunities abound.

The tour is two hours long and covers less than a mile in length.

The tour begins at 10am and 1pm every day at Arrow Cafe' at 628 N. Rampart Street.

** SPECIAL NOTE:  The cemetery can now only be entered if you are with a permitted tour guide.  All of the entrance fees paid by Lucky Bean to the Archdiocese of New Orleans go to the restoration of the cemetery, which is an endangered site**

 

JFK/Oswald Conspiracy Theory Tour

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Lee Harvey Oswald lived in his hometown of New Orleans from April to September of 1963 - just before the Kennedy assassination in Dallas. Why was he here? What was he really doing during those months? With whom was he associating? The Warren Commission Report told one story. Over fifty years later a very different story has emerged.
On this two hour walking tour in downtown New Orleans, expert David Feldman takes you into the heart of this dark mystery centered at 544 Camp Street. You will visit the actual locations around Lafayette Square, the Central Business District and the French Quarter frequented by Oswald that summer. And, David will introduce you to the unlikely group of people with whom Oswald associated.
No, we won’t tell you who killed Kennedy (we want our guide to stay alive). But we promise to raise reasonable doubts as to the extent of Oswald’s involvement in the assassination — if any.

The tour is two hours long and covers about a mile in distance.

The tour is led by David Feldman and meets every morning at 10am at the statue of Ben Franklin on the Camp Street side of Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans.

French Quarter Kids and Family Tour

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A French Quarter walking tour for families. Your 5-12 year old children will love this one! This New Orleans walking tour was designed to illustrate why New Orleans is where it is and why it looks like it does. See examples of French and Spanish Caribbean stores and houses and learn about ironwork, outbuildings, the purpose of our balconies, and more. Visit courtyards, the home of a princess, one of the oldest homes in the city, and an 1850 townhouse to see how families lived in New Orleans long ago. Even parents will learn and have fun on this unique New Orleans walking tour!

 

The tour is 1.5 hours long and covers about a mile in distance.

 

The tour begins at 10am every Sunday at the Jazz Fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets.

Mafia, Murder, Sex, and All That Jazz

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For the past 300 years New Orleans has hung precariously on the edge of a country that doesn’t know quite what to make of her. At best New Orleans is called “different”. At worst, “decadent”. Decadent: corrupt, degenerate, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, immoral, sinful, unprincipled. What great subject matter for an adults-only French Quarter walking tour!

 

On this two hour walking tour of New Orleans' oldest neighborhood your guide, David Feldman, will introduce you to the mobsters: Silver Dollar Sam, Diamond Jim, Carlos Marcello. And the madams: shameless Emma Johnson, who featured a famous “60 second challenge," and Norma Wallace, who catered to “The Good Men” for over 40 years. In your mind’s eye you'll tour "down the line" in Storyville, the legendary sex district that beckoned all comers between 1898 and 1917. David will introduce you to the Kingfish, Gov. Huey P. Long, who fathered modern Louisiana through patronage and payoffs. He might have become President — if he hadn’t been assassinated. And, of course, you’ll travel Bourbon Street through the decades.

This tour is about two hours long and covers about a mile in distance.

The tour is led by David Feldman and meets at 1:30PM every day at French Truck Coffee, 221 Chartres Street. THIS TOUR CONTAINS EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT. 21 AND OVER ONLY!

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