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Great Tour. We toured on January 10, 2015; the weather was sunny, but a bit colder than usual--40-45 degrees. We were picked up and driven around town in a smaller, but comfortable bus. The driver spoke over a PA system while she drove us thru all the more interesting parts of the city. Several times she stopped so we could get a better look at something. We stopped and got out of the bus to tour a colonial mansion, and an old cemetery. Great tour for someone who has only one day to take in as much of the city as possible. We drove around much of the French quarter. It was good to see what it is like in the morning, as we ended up spending our late evening there too. Highly recommend this tour.
On a freezing cold morning Diane picked us up and took us to the cemetery (as you do). Thus began our tour of New Orleans. Whilst the tour suggests architectural, you will get an historical account of the City. Loved it The only thing that perhaps could have improved this tour is more opportunity to get out of the bus (even if only for a frozen moment) and take a photo or two. OMG the park with the art (sorry don't remember the name) where we stop for coffee - incredible. Take the time to walk through the sculptures. It is attached to NOMA. And you absolutely must eat the beignets at the 'Morning Call'. Oh you must! This is a must do tour if heading to New Orleans.
Our guide was very informative. We really enjoyed the Garden District and the French Quarter. Being picked up at our hotel was a plus.
Our tour guide, Diane, was very knowledgeable and has a nice sense of humor. This was our first trip to New Orleans and this was a great way to get an overview of the city. There were only 7 of us on this tour so the seating was very comfortable and all sight lines for viewing were unobstructed. We have booked several tours in other cities through Viator and will continue to do so.
This is a great tour to discover the different parts of New Orleans and it's history. Our tour was changed to include some post Katrina sights which was a bonus and other parts were removed. The small group allowed us to ask questions and get a more intimate feel for the place which is hard to do on a large tour. Our driver/guide Muriel had a deep knowledge of everything NOLA. She has a great presentation style that we found downright charming and funny. The tour operatour was very organized dealing with changes to the tour schedule. Recommended!
I enjoyed the tour. The guide was very friendly and demonstrated considerable history knowledge of the architecture of the city. It was a great tour which I did not feel that we rushed at all and had time to explore on my own, but enjoyed the day learning about the interesting history and life in New Orleans.
A very good tour of the entire city. Glad I took it on my first day in New Orleans.
Diane was terrific and very knowledgeable. Made the family outing truly enjoyable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. It gave us a full sense of understanding and enjoying New Orleans then and now. A full four hours in a van small enough to go where typical tour buses cannot go, with enough opportunity to stretch and an excellent tour of Longvue. Our guide was friendly and considerate, knowledgeable of history, geography, the economy and the art and culture of this unique city, though with an unfortunate tendency to refer to seminal events as "before Jesus Christ". We saw cemetaries, bayou, traces of Hurricane Katrina, the French Quarter, Lake Pontchartrain, Carrollton, Lafayette, antebellum mansions and many places of note.. How and why the city grew was well explained. We would recommend this tour and felt it delivered value.
The tour was very interesting to say the least. We got a lot of information from the guide.
The tour was generally what we expected, just a quick overview. The ride was VERY rough due to the poor streets and bad shocks on the van.
The tour guide was very informative and we were taken to a variety of interesting places. The big negative to this tour was the type of van used and the number of people on the tour. We had a regular van that carries a total of 15 people. The van was completely full. Two issues: #1 In this day of heavier people, filling the van so full, having to squeeze together into seats is less than ideal. #2 - The van had standard windows, so the people in the middle of the van, between other people could not see the various things we were told about. The way to improve this is to use the sightseeing vans with individual seats and long windows- then both problems solved!
Please reverse my comments. John was out guide to this tour.
Dillon was the guide to this tour and he was excellent! He had the luxury of some distance to tell stories between sights where in the city proper everything just follows quickly. We enjoyed both tours, but dillon's experience was excellent!
This tour shouldn't be called an Architectural tour, it was more of a general city tour. Also, we were sitting in the back of the van and the driver couldn't hear our questions. We were also looking at a map we had been given and couldn't follow what was being said about the map. I called the local tour company and complained as well. They would like to rename the tour City Tour. I am glad they added in a part about the Katrina devastation.