Free New Orleans Self-Guided Walking Tours with maps
Free Walking Tours
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

We think our free “Pay what you feel” walking tours offer a great way to learn about New Orleans unique history for a price everyone can afford. But we understand that not everyone can join us for our excellent free “pay what you feel like” walking tours. With this in mind, we have created the following self guided versions of our tours that you can take at your own pace anytime you’d like. Scroll down and read about each of these tours, if you see one you’d like to do click on the button and you’ll be taken to the page. These guides will give you a great way to see some of New Orleans most important neighborhoods, which include the French Quarter, the Garden District and our cemeteries. These New Orleans self-guided walking tours can also serve as companion to our free guided walking tours. Each one includes written directions and a custom Google Map which you can use to follow along.

What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Free Self Guided French Quarter Tour

Immerse yourself in 300 years of history in the heart of New Orleans. The French Quarter is a place of constant change, settled by the French, ruled by the Spanish, occupied by the Americans, and the second-largest port of entry for Italian immigrants in the 19th century. In the 20th century, it became a haven for artists, musicians, and bohemians. Then one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Often looking down on for being so “touristy” The French Quarter might be the oldest neighborhood in the United States. It has been continually occupied since the cities founding in 1718 and it features countless surviving examples of intact 19th century architecture. After your self-guided walking tour of the New Orleans French Quarter, it will become apparent why New Orleans is Americas’ Most Interesting City.

Free French Quarter Tour Royal Street

Buskers play on Royal Street in the French Quarter.

What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Free Self-Guided Garden District Walking Tour with Map

The Garden District is where wealthy Americans settled in the mid-19th century. It has a large collection of surviving well preserved 19th century antebellum mansions. Today it is home to celebrities and wealthy globetrotters. This unique part of the city is made easily accessible from the French Quarter by use of the famous St. Charles Street Car as well as an array of other services. A stroll through The Garden District is a must for everyone and anyone who visits New Orleans. Explore the Garden District at your own pace with a New Orleans walking tour map from Nola Tour Guy.

Free Garden District Tour
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Free Self Guided Cemetery Tour with Map

Mark Twain famously referred to New Orleans cemeteries as “cities of the dead” and they are a must see for anyone visiting New Orleans. By exploring a “city of the dead”, we can actually learn a lot about how people in the past lived, and perhaps even gain clues on how we should live today. New Orleanians are traditionally buried above ground in unique tombs that draw on all sorts of influences. Use our walking map of New Orleans to discover the cemeteries that are currently open to the public; then, you can explore them on foot and at your own pace.

What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Self Guided Driving Tour/Day Trips/Swamp Tours with Maps

Southern Louisiana has much more to offer then just New Orleans: Swamps and Bayous, Plantation tours, sleepy towns and awesome scenery. Do yourself a favor and spend at-least a day getting out of town and exploring. Pro tip: Renting a car for a day costs around $30 a day while most swamp tours cost $60 a person. So, rent a car and take our self-guided driving tour with you!

Best Walks New Orleans

Barataria Preserve in Marrero, LA.

Free French Quarter Walking Tours

What we are about:

Nola Tour Guy is a collective of passionate guides, both men and women, who are experts in the history of New Orleans. Our goals are to give tours that are intellectually stimulating, historically accurate and FUN. We only offer walking tours because we believe that walking is the best way to see a city and learn about it and at a price everyone can afford. Nola Tour Guy offers no novelty tours only the real history brought to life by our passionate guides. Join us during a group tour or on a New Orleans self-guided walking tour. You won’t be disappointed.

What is the Garden District Know For?