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“We loved our New Orleans Garden District tour with tour guide, James!”
Review of Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot
Ranked #1 of 224 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the only name-your-own-price New Orleans tours. Learn much more than just Bourbon Street on our French Quarter Tour, about the well-heeled and their mansions on our Garden District Tour. Learn about New Orleans peculiar burial grounds on our St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour. Foodies will love our food tours and everyone will get spooked on our New Orleans ghost tours. We now also offer bike tours and soon photography and bus tours. You decide what a tour was worth after the tour is finished. Pay-what-you-like tours are great tours for every budget.
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“We loved our New Orleans Garden District tour with tour guide, James!”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We found your service online and decided to reserve a walking tour of the New Orleans Garden District. As advertised, the tour is free. You may tip if you feel the service was worthwhile, and it most definitely was! Our tour guide was James McWilliams. James was extremely knowledgeable, informative, amusing, and easy to hear/understand. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and all of the stories and information that James was able to provide. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn about some of New Orleans' rich history, along with seeing many of the grand homes and gorgeous gardens in the city. Thank you, James!

Visited April 2014
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“A ton of knowledge”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We took the 3 hour bus tour. This was led by Kelley Edmiston and a driver named Raphael (Ray). They took us to the 9th Ward which was an emotional experience. They took us through the garden district and to City Park. We learned about the history of New Orleans and her beautiful and heartbreaking past. I would recommend this tour! You pay a fee for the bus, but then tip the guide based on what you think it is worth.

Visited April 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Walking with Sarah”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We took the cemetery and Garden District tour and it was a highlight to our trip! Sarah was very knowledgeable about the architecture, history, and mystery of NOLA. Her passion and appreciation were contagious. I recommend this tour a thousand times! And now I know why we say that we wouldn't touch something with a 10-foot pole (among other things). She's brimming with cool tidbits like that.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Brilliant!!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We chose Free Tours by Foot mainly because the times and Tour suited our itinerary.

We did the "Ghost Tour" and were not disappointed.

James was our tour guide and he was excellent "ye all"!!! Loved the stories,buildings and the whole experience this tour provided.

For those of you querying a price, we chose to pay $25 each (a normal price for competitors I think) and I'm quite sure our tour was as good if not better. However we did see at least 4 people leave the tour at the last station. Were they disappointed in James, I think not, just cheapskates!!! Shame on you!!!

Visited April 2014
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“Lots of great history here”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I went to this cemetery specifically to see Marie Laveau's tomb and to see Nicholas Cage's pyramid tomb (shine on you crazy diamond). We ended up learning a lot more at this cemetery from a walking tour we were on by Free Foot Tours and it was great to hear of all the great people buried here and of the voodoo customs for burial. A jazz funeral sounds like a perfect send off for a New Orleans native.

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