Secrets of the French Quarter

16 reviews

3 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Take a guided tour of the French Quarter and learn how Creole culture became the heart and soul of New Orleans
  • Peek inside a traditional gas lamp factory exposing a century of craftsmanship behind NOLA’s iconic lanterns
  • Enter the Presbytère Museum where exhibits detail Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina
  • Wander the most historical spaces of Jackson Square
  • Visit the most haunted structure in the French Quarter and pass through its infamous séance room
  • Taste a beignet from the world-famous Café du Monde
  • Sites Visited
  • French Quarter
  • Bourbon Street
  • The Tango Belt Exchange Place
  • Pirate Alley
  • Jackson Square
  • Local Cocktail Bar
  • Pontalba Apartments (outside)
  • Cabildo (outside)
  • St. Louis Cathedral (outside)
  • Presbytère (inside)
  • Haunted buildings
  • French Market
  • Café du Monde
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Presbytère Museum
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour

A storied walking tour through a neighborhood saturated in legend

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We loved our NO walking tour. Our guide, Jet, was terrific…knowledgeable, fun and went at a perfect pace. We will definitely take a Walks tour again!
Noreen · Nov 16, 2022 · Female · 75 or older years
We wasted too much time on a 20 min. break which should have been 10 min. Otherwise, it would have been fine. Our tour guide was fine, but a little too politically correct.
Betty · Feb 18, 2020
We visited places we would not have noticed without participating in this tour and learned lesser known facts and myths about each place on the tour. We also received recommendations on restaurants and other sites (sights?) beyond the scope of this tour.
Bonnie · Feb 04, 2020
A great tour on the historical side of the French Quarter! Our guide was fun and informative. Would definitely take another tour with Walks. Missing the Beignets already!
Stephen · Jan 17, 2020
The tour was interesting and we enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was a bit distracted at times and often we felt rushed when we wanted to see some historical facts and landmarks further or when we wanted to take pictures she was always ahead at next place continuing her tour with the other 2 only people on the tour while our family of 4 was left behind. At the cafe du monde we were standing to eat our beignets and coffees we paid for while there were many empty tables. We found that upsetting. All in all the tour was interesting but the guide lacked a bit of professionalism and clarity
George · Aug 25, 2019

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting point: 

We'll meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at 125 Bourbon Street. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign and a Walks tote bag.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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