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  • New Orleans Luxury Bus Tour

    1. New Orleans Luxury Bus Tour

    Get an introduction to the sites of New Orleans on a 2.5-hour guided bus tour. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in the French Quarter and visit the Garden District, the 9th Ward, and more.

    Travel through the beautiful French Quarter, and make your way down lively Frenchmen Street, where live music pours from every venue. Arrive at the alternative Marigny district as you make your way towards the 9th Ward.

    Enter the Musicians' Village and continue to Tremé. Travel down Esplanade Avenue to City Park and Lake Pontchartrain, and then learn about Creole culture at Saint Roch Cemetery #1 and St. Louis Cemetery #3.

    See the oldest streetcar in the world on St. Charles Avenue as you move on to Tulane and Loyola universities. Enter the Garden District to look at some of the celebrity homes. Continue along Magazine Street to arrive at the Warehouse District...

    We had an awesome guide & driver. Learned so much about the whole city of New Orleans. Especially glad now & so sad they had a hurricane that caused so much destruction.

  • New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    2. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. Aft...

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour Garden District & Cemetery Walking Tour

    3. New Orleans: 2-Hour Garden District & Cemetery Walking Tour

    No trip to New Orleans is complete without a walk round the elegant and historic Garden District. Known as the "American" section of town, it was built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor of the French Quarter. This 2-hour walking tour gets to the heart of the neighborhood, with a start at the gates of the fascinating Lafayette Cemetery. Occupying the entire 1400 block of Washington Avenue, the cemetery is one of the oldest in the city and has been a favorite location for many a New Orleans movie. Your tour includes visits to several famous homes in the lavish antebellum neighborhood, along with a walk past the home of the vampire chronicler Anne Rice. Throughout you will get a compelling narration by friendly guides, all licensed by city authorities for their depth of knowledge and high standard of service. Recommended by Travel Channel as a must-do attraction in New Or...

    Very insightful and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the culture regarding the area

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    4. New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Journey through 3 centuries of history, legend, and romance as you experience New Orleans, “the city that care forgot.” This is an exclusive 2.25-hour guided tour led by a professional guide. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John. These are waters that were used by Jean Lafitte and his notorious band of pirates. Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme and Faubourg Marigny. Visit one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries and learn about the unique above-ground burial system. Afterward, follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until the service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina). Travel to the world-famous Garden District, where you will see the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras. View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the t...

    This tour was awesome! Our tour guide Donna was exceptional! She was so knowledgeable and interesting I didn’t want the tour to end. I enjoyed hearing the stories from a born and raised Orleanean and her accent is charming. I usually do not enjoy group tours but this one was great!! I will actually go again next time in New Orleans I enjoyed it so much.

  • New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

    5. New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

    Check out New Orleans’ leafy Garden District on a guided walking tour of the neighborhood. Explore what they call the American Sector, which contrasts with the French Quarter with its 19th-century mansions and oak-lined streets. Enjoy seeing some of the district’s spooky highlights, including the city’s oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Explore the filming location of famous productions such as “Interview with the Vampire” and “The Vampire Diaries”. And don’t miss another must-see — the location of the home of gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”. Experience the writer’s local New Orleans neighborhood, with grand Victorian Southern mansions and some of the most picturesque gardens in the city.

  • New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

    6. New Orleans: Private City Lights Helicopter Night Tour

    Marvel at the sparkling lights and unparalleled views of New Orleans by night as you soar overhead on a private helicopter tour. Experience the tranquility of the night as you fly over the city that never sleeps.  This helicopter night tour takes off from New Orleans Lakefront Airport, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter. Choose between two different flight lengths. The first is a 15-mile route and soars over the busy French Quarter. Experience the lights of Canal Street as well as the colorful Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The second flight length is a 30-mile route where you can enjoy more time flying over the city with time spent over Uptown and the Garden District to see sights like Tulane University, Loyola University, and Saint Charles Avenue.

    The tour was fun. Really enjoyed seeing the city from a different point of view.

  • New Orleans: Garden District Tour with Elms Mansion Access

    7. New Orleans: Garden District Tour with Elms Mansion Access

    Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Old South in this tour of New Orleans’ prettiest neighborhood with an expert local guide. Your historic Garden District tour begins on a sweet note with a behind-the-scenes visit to an old praline-makers shop. Here you will learn how New Orleans’ most famous confection was brought to the city from Europe, and will even be able to taste one hot out of the copper pots. Next, you’ll hop onto a street car with all-inclusive tickets and zip down St. Charles Avenue, en-route to the Garden District. This area of grand mansions and wide, tree-lined streets is home to some of the best-preserved, pre-Civil-War mansions in America, as well as a slew of celebrity homes. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the area, as you see the grand mansions built by wealthy plantation-owners and now owned by famous people such as Beyonce and Sandra Bullock. A...

    Our family had an excellent time with our tour guide, Jet Rehberg. Jet was professional, knowledgeable, interesting, and sensitive to our needs. We had a great time learning about the beautiful architecture, history of the homes and buildings, and enjoyed the leisurely walk. The highlight of the activity was the tour of the Elms Mansion. What a treat to be able to see the incredible detail of one of New Orleans’ most beautiful homes! The staff was so generous to allow us to take photos both inside and out. BONUS, we got to meet the #mansiondogs!

  • New Orleans: Garden District and French Quarter Bike Tour

    8. New Orleans: Garden District and French Quarter Bike Tour

    Explore the French Quarter and the Garden District by bike on this bike tour of New Orleans. Start your bike tour at the Mississippi River overlooking Jackson Square and ride through the historic heart of New Orleans. Cycle through the French Quarter, stop outside historic landmarks, and learn about the history of New Orleans. Next up is the Garden District. Hear about New Orleans pre-and post-Civil War history and gain insights into Southern life throughout these eras. Pass by opulent mansions built in the 1800s and filming locations throughout the Garden District. Visit one of New Orleans's above-ground cemeteries and learn about how the lives of loved ones are commemorated in New Orleans culture and traditions.

    We loved the bike tour! Milan was our guide and was amazing. Our youngest is 11 and he did great on the tour. I was a little nervous about riding in traffic but once we got started it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. We learned about the history of the city and French Quarter. It’s about an 8 mile bike ride and we made lots of stops along the way. Highly recommend!

  • New Orleans: Garden District Tour

    9. New Orleans: Garden District Tour

    Set off to admire houses and mansions of various styles, from the Italianate to the Gothic, Romanesque and Greek Revival. Marvel at the sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades, 30-foot columns and double-pitched roofs. Follow in the footsteps of the authors, poets, movie stars, artists and sports legends who have made the Garden District their home. Be mesmerized by the towering Southern live oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles and stunning magnolias that can make walking through the neighborhood feel like walking through a fairytale. Learn the rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans. Hear about the jealousy and mistrust that led to the "new money" of the "garish" Americans trying to show up the splendor and glory of the "old money" Europeans on the other side of town. Visit the city's oldest municipal cemetery at Lafayet...

    Erin was amazing and extremely knowledgable. Her energy was great and she had such a nice balance of information and entertainment.

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What people are saying about Garden District, New Orleans

Charlottes delivery was perfect, her knowledge of the area was awesome! We learned a lot about this area. Answered any question we had! Her personality was awesome! I highly recommend this to anyone n everyone

We had an awesome guide & driver. Learned so much about the whole city of New Orleans. Especially glad now & so sad they had a hurricane that caused so much destruction.

Our driver and tour guide were amazing. The knowledge of our tour guide DJ was exceptional. I learned so much of New Orleans history on the tour.

Sean was great. The driver was too. He gave us a lot of history. The bus was nice and cool.

wonderful D. J was the best and knowledgeable thank you!!