Walking Tours vs. Bus Tours in New Orleans
New Orleans is a city rich with history and unique culture to explore. Walking tours of the city offers much more than a bus tour. You might save your legs with a bus tour, but you would also be spending to much money, being crowded into seats, and straining to listen to the tour guide and take pictures at the same time. By opting to take a walking tour of New Orleans, you can avoid dealing with those inconveniences while learning about the history of the city up close.
The French Quarter and Garden District of New Orleans have a 300-year-old history going back to the 18th and early 19th centuries. The old streets and routes of these historic districts are not designed to handle the modern-day tour bus. You would miss all that these historic landmarks have to offer on a bus tour.
By taking a walking tour, you can explore every footpath, street, and alleyway that a tour bus can’t. Unlike a bus tour, where you experience a place through a window, a walking tour creates the opportunity to walk right next to history. You can reach out and touch the history with a walking tour rather than watching it pass you by.
As you walk the streets, NOLA Tour Guy guides are passionate about making history come alive and guide you through the living city. You won’t miss out on the chance to see the centuries’ old architecture up close and can take that Instagram-worthy picture. You’re able to experience New Orleans through the eyes of locals, becoming fully immersed in the experience with a walking tour.
We offer public or private tours and walks through in places like the famed St. Louis #3 cemetery or experience like in the French Quarter and the Garden District up close. Walk in the same steps as people did in the past and feel history come alive. With a walking tour, you experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of New Orleans with a local’s knowledge that you just can’t replicate with a bus tour.
In the era of Covid-19, our guests’ safety and health are our primary concerns. Our tours are limited, follow CDC guidelines.
Unlike a bus tour, a walking tour offers a safer way to explore New Orleans and all the city has to offer safely. On a walking tour, you do not have to worry about close contact or sitting next to people on a bus and there is an opportunity to practice social distance while still enjoying the tour..
A walking tour also happens outside in the fresh and open air. Studies have shown that covid-19 outside is less likely to spread. Even more, a walking tour lets you get outside and exercise after spending time cooped up over the past year and a half. And unlike a bus, walking tours can be in smaller, more intimate groups allowing you to lessen the risk of being exposed to covid compared to a crowded tour bus.
Walking tours provide a superior choice for learning about New Orleans during the age of covid.
With NOLA Tour Guy, you can have an unprecedented experience with our free walking tours. Explore New Orleans up close and personal with a passionate tour guide in a way that you just can’t have on a bus tour.
We are a local company that prides itself in our ability to help bring history alive for you. Unlike a bus tour, you don’t pay in advance. Instead, we want you to pay what you feel the tour was worth. We’re convinced you’ll enjoy your walking tour so much that you’ll tip what the tour is worth! (Our suggestion is $15-25 per person). Book a free tour today! We also offer private tours for groups 6 or more!