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Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 23 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Green Wave Community…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Green Wave Community Market brings sustainably grown and sourced food and… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 23, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Lakefront Arena…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Get ready New Orleans for R&B artist Anthony Hamilton  with his… more

Mama's Music

Oct 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Martin Guitar and…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
In the spirit of promoting a healthy local music environment, Martin Guitar,… more

Modgun by Robert…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The public is invited to tour the newly installed ModGun by Robert Tannen, the… more

New Orleans Poboy…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Come join us for the 10th Annual  New Orleans Poboy Festival. The New… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Orpheum Theater…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of… more

Secret Gardens of the…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for the annual Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré. This highly… more

Spooky Story Time @…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe would like to welcome the community to a free event… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM's… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
Sunday night is home to School Night at TNM - a show that features the… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for Keith Porteous, lead vocals/harmonium and Sarah Quintana,… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

World Famous Gospel…

Oct 23 - Dec 25, 2016
Join us for our new Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Experience New Orleans Affordably in the Comfort of a Chartered Bus

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Stephen Pickhardt
Free Tours by Foot

Experience New Orleans Affordably in the Comfort of a Chartered Bus

If visitors to New Orleans are seeking a different approach to touring the city and its surrounds, they now have an affordable, interesting and fun option. Free Tours by Foot is offering a guided bus tour into and through the districts most tourists want to see...and into areas they desire, but find too far to walk to.

Free Tours by Foot introduced the "pay what it is worth" idea of walking tours to several cities in the United States, and has been offering these opportunities in New Orleans for years. Now, they are providing another option for people to experience the area by chartering a small bus that stops with an experienced guide, allowing tourists to walk with the guide through the area, hearing the stories of the streets, and board the air-conditioned bus to reach another section to feel its energy and life.  

The three-hour tours offers a sense of the unique lifestyle in the New Orleans neighborhoods. Explore the French Quarter, the Garden District, City Park and the Central Business District with a local guide who communicates the flavor of the city. Then hop on the bus with the same guide and about 24 people to travel to the Upper Ninth Ward and see what is happening since Hurricane Katrina; then go out to St. Louis #3 Cemetery.

This is not a "hop-on, hop-off" type transport. This is an organized small-group tour with a bus awaiting the return of the group to move onto the next stop. And, it moves at a comfortable pace so tourists can experience the city and its neighborhoods.  To charter the bus, Free Tours by Foot requires a $16 fee - the cost of the bus is spread across the 24 people on the tour. At the end of the tour, participants compensate the tour guide what they think is appropriate for the experience. This is an affordable, and appealing way to visit New Orleans and its famous neighborhoods.  

For more information or to reserve (reservations are required and payment for the bus must be made in advance) a spot on the tour, go to website and under the Choose a City bullet, click on New Orleans.  On the left is the opportunity to then click on the Bus Tours box.