Explore New Orleans through the eyes of a local on this hyper-authentic tour of the Crescent City. From the Bywater to Bayou Saint John, get off the beaten track and discover parts of New Orleans privy to local knowledge. Get insights into the city’s rich culture and history along the way, plus insider travel tips to enhance your trip.
Beat the heat on this New Orleans SUV tour that takes you to four of the city’s must-see areas. Get a local perspective on essential sights throughout the French Quarter such as Ursuline Convent and Jackson Square before continuing to the Garden District, Metairie Cemetery, and the 1,300-acre City Park. Throughout the tour, hear fun facts and get local-approved recommendations for restaurants, jazz bars, and other Big Easy haunts.
However many days you’re spending in the Crescent City, there’s no better way to start your visit than with the ultimate local food tour. Eat your way throughout the streets of the French Quarter and visit Jackson Square in the heart of the city. Our guides can’t wait to entertain you with interesting history, facts, anecdotes, and point out famous sights along the way! Come Hungry!
Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ haunted side on this private evening walking tour. As you explore haunted sites in the French Quarter, such as the LaLaurie House and many others, your local guide will entertain you with stories about ghosts, voodoo, vampires and witchcraft that are sure to give you goose bumps! You'll also stop by a local bar to enjoy drinks (not included.) Tour ends a few blocks from departure point in the French Quarter.
Please contact local supplier to confirm tour time on your selected day.
See the many faces of New Orleans on this 3-hour private tour. Your guide, a local historian, will lead you through the Lower Ninth Ward and the ever-evolving Warehouse/Arts District. Explore the scenic Garden District, known for its oak-lined streets, lush gardens, and impressive Victorian mansions. End your tour with a visit to the historic Lafayette Cemetery.
This is a private photo shoot just for you! Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or family everything about this photo shoot is customized to meet your needs. With over 300 years of history New Orleans has a lot to offer. Whether you want to wander the French Quarter, take a stroll under the live oaks on Saint Charles Avenue, adventure on the banks of the Mississippi River, or enjoy some peace and quiet in one the New Orleans beautiful parks the city is our back drop and where we go is up to you.
Discover the French Quarter’s bawdy side—and learn all about the neighborhood’s sordid history—when you book this after-dark, burlesque-themed tour. Meet your private, costumed guide in the neighborhood, and get ready to explore. You’ll learn all about the area’s red-light history, will discover famous former burlesque houses, will learn about the characters who once called the French Quarter home, and other salacious stories. Finally, cap off the tour with a traditional burlesque performance.
Learn to Fly. Try your hand at flying a helicopter with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor to guide you. Help control the helicopter during takeoff and landing, and enjoy your airborne time to take control and maneuver the helicopter through the skies. Includes 30 mins of practical flight instruction in a helicopter, 60 mins of pre-flight ground instruction, and First Flight Log. Weight limit: 550 lbs combined, 300 lbs per seat. Minimum Age: 10. Must watch SFAR 73 Awareness Video. No license or prior experience is necessary.
Let a wetland ecologist guide you through the Honey Island Swamp during this private tour from New Orleans. Listen to engaging commentary about the city as you make your way to the West Pearl River. Then, climb aboard a shaded flat-bottom boat, equipped for up to 14 passengers, to get a close look at one of the country's wildest swamps. This private tour offers flexibility and personalized attention from your guide.
The Garden District of New Orleans is a neighborhood like no other. Beneath ancient live oaks and framed by lush gardens, the stately mansions of 19th century cotton kings and present-day movie stars have fascinating stories to tell. So do the raised tombs in New Orleans' most beautiful boneyard, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
Tour New Orleans’ historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on this guided excursion. Join the non-profit Save Our Cemeteries and explore St. Louis’ oldest surviving burial ground, home to notorious and eminent figures like Homer Plessy (of Plessy vs. Ferguson) and “Queen of Voodoo” Marie Laveau, chess prodigy Paul Morphy and architect of the U.S. Capitol Benjamin Latrobe.
See the highlights of New Orleans with your own private guide on a half-day tour that can be tailored to your interests. Ride in a private van that accommodates up to 14 people, and hear live commentary as you take in the French Quarter, Garden District, 17th Street Canal, the Lakefront, and St Louis Cemetery No 1. Includes pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels.
During our private driving tours in New Orleans, we spend a minimum of 3 hours driving through the city and exploring the many unique, iconic, and beautiful sites. We discuss how this area was built and how we currently handle things in this great city 300 years later. We cover the rich history behind the beauty, many recent developments, Creole and Cajun culture, wealth, Civil War history, Katrina, and so much more.
I've been a licensed tour guide in the New Orleans area since 2012, and lived in the area all of my life and specialize in custom private driving tours. We make it our mission to provide you with the best tour New Orleans has to offer. You won’t find any other tour quite as informative, unique, detailed, and enjoyable as the one at Henley’s Private Tours.
We have created a tour that’s private, personalized, passionate, and nothing less than an excellent, and a customized tour for you.
We promise you will laugh and learn!
Cruise through the modern-day highlights and tumultuous history of New Orleans on a private pedicab tour that takes you to sites such as Buckner Mansion and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. While many New Orleans tours focus on the touristy French Quarter, this tour takes you deeper into the city’s culture. Plus, traveling by pedicab creates a pleasant pace while enabling you to see more than you could on foot.
Nola Gondola, founded by Robert Dula, will wrap you up with the magic and allure of the Venetian Gondola, and mix it with the romance and flavor of New Orleans.
Robert’s childhood dream of being a Gondolier was realized in 2003 when work on his authentic Venetian Gondola began in Venice, Italy.
Since March 2004 he has been sharing his love of the Gondola with all his guests.
The Gondola’s name is Bella Mae, in honor of Robert’s Mother.
Dio Benedice Bella Mae.
One Ticket admits the first two passengers.
Up to four additional persons may board at a fee of $10 per person.
New Orleans at sunset and lit up at night is a sight to behold. Take to the skies or a helicopter tour over the Big Easy and see how the city sparkles! Leave the traffic and tourists below and go vertical for an unforgettable 12, 20, 30, or 40 minutes sightseeing helicopter tour over New Orleans! While aboard the helicopter, listen to city tales from the pilot and look out over famous New Orleans neighborhoods such as the French Quarter. The itinerary can be tailored to the sights that the group wants to see, but typically flights include views of the impressive Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Port of New Orleans and Mississippi River.
Take the historic hop on hop off streetcar - at your own additional cost - into the neighbourhoods of New Orleans and beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums, historic graveyards, southern Gothic mansions and fabulous local haunts. Most of all check out the local, off the beaten path New Orleans.
Places to stop along the way include The World War II Museum, Ogden Museum, Commander's Palace, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, Coquette, Basin, The Bulldog, The Balcony, Fleurty Girl, Magazine Street Antique Mall, Blue Cypress Books, Live Oak Cafe, Oak, The Magnolia Grill and Rum House.
The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Simply buy a ticket for the streetcar and hit play to enjoy the tour.
Two hundred years before the HBO television series made Tremé an emblem of the cultural richness of New Orleans, the residents of the faubourg Tremé drummed, danced, and second lined their way into history. The oldest African American neighborhood in the United States as well as the birthplace of jazz, Tremé boasts a history of civil rights activism and jazz rhythms that still inspires. Explore the Tremé at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio tour of New Orleans. From Congo Square to Brass Band Heaven and the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, the Faubourg Tremé will get under your skin. The tour is ready whenever you feel like “Walking the Tremé.” With your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place. If you prefer, you can download the tour and use it offline as well.If you've got an hour or so and want to explore a neighborhood like no other, then this is the tour for you!
Get all the benefits of a bike tour without breaking a sweat on this private pedicab tour of New Orleans. Roll through the French Quarter at a leisurely pace aboard one of the city’s classic pedicabs—a three-to-one guest-to-guide ratio ensures personalized attention the entire time. Pass sights including Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, and more, easily snapping photos from the back of the cab.
A unique downloadable audio walking tour of New Orleans' historic Garden District - explore the rich history of this opulent enclave, venturing away from our hectic modern society and into a time of near magical grace.
Our tour is available anytime you want to take an enlightening walk in New Orleans. Simply download the Welcome Walks app to your smart phone, enter your code and you are ready to go.
Enjoy your tour!
Immerse yourself in the history of the Metairie Race Course, now the City of the Dead, with this app-guided tour. After downloading the app, you can explore with your private party; the GPS locator will trigger narrative as you reach different points in the cemetery. You can stop and start the tour whenever you like, pausing to snap photos of the various tombs, mausolea, pyramids, and obelisks. This is a great option for those who want to tour on their own time.
Take in New Orleans’ distinctive architecture and history on a small-group, 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Step back in time at Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral, and learn about the Vieux Carré’s most celebrated (and notorious) characters. See Madame John’s Legacy, visit the Old Ursuline Convent then stop by the home of a famous socialite and suspected serial killer. Explore the neighborhood with a local guide, and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink like a local in New Orleans.
Speed through the swamps of Louisiana on this 2-hour private airboat ride for your group of 16 or fewer. This private experience is ideal for bachelor or bachelorette parties, or any other gathering where you wish to bring your own alcoholic beverages. Expect to see gators, swamp grasses, and more during the tour.
From the grand old mansions of the Garden District, to the markets and jazz bars of the French Quarter—many visitors to New Orleans never explore beyond the main tourist districts. Skip the typical guided tour and instead connect with a New Orleans local who will show you around their city like a friend and introduce you to the neighborhoods that they know and love. Gain an insight into Southern culture, cuisine, and everyday life; find out how to get around in the city; and receive recommendations on where to eat, drink, and shop.