New Orleans, Louisiana

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Time2 hours 45 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District on the only tour that will take you inside a Garden District mansion.  On this 3-hour walking tour, you'll marvel at the enormous antebellum mansions, learn about some of the district’s famous residents including Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock, and visit homes used in the films Interview with a Vampire and Dracula 2000. You’ll also wander through the macabre above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.

  • Walking tour of the opulent Garden District in New Orleans
  • Visit the interior of Opera Guild Home
  • View well-preserved examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture, including the homes of Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock
  • See where Confederate President Jefferson Davis passed away
  • Visit the Lafayette Cemetery, one of New Orleans’ distinctive above-ground cemeteries
  • Stop for refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop
  • Roundtrip transportation by coach from the French Quarter included
Board your morning coach in the French Quarter and enjoy watching the city wake up as you travel to the neighboring Garden District. This area, which now boasts some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, was once occupied by multiple plantations. 
As you stroll through manicured streets and admire colorful facades and cast‐iron fences, learn how the area was slowly appropriated by wealthy Americans in the 19th century who sought distinction from the French population in the French Quarter.  Your guide will complement the spectacular urban scenery with legends of the Garden District’s past and present residents, from Jefferson Davis – the ‘First and Only President of the Confederate States of America’ – to local author Anne Rice, actor John Goodman, and famous football player Archie Manning.  Before leaving the Garden District, take an interior tour of Opera Guild Home, a distinguished home from the Civil War era, complete with period decor.
The final leg of your walking tour is Lafayette Cemetery, one of New Orleans oldest surviving – and still operating – ‘cities of the dead’. Spanning just one square block, this mysterious site houses more than 7,000 people in tombs and mausoleums. Hear about the distinctive above‐ground burial system and some of the cemetery’s famous interred – both factual and fictitious. 
Capture some photos and partake in complimentary refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop before  returning by coach to your starting point in the French Quarter.

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e
, Oct 2018

I recently went to New Orleans with my mom and sister in law and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour.Midge was our guide and was full of interesting New Orleans history and explaining the architecture of the mansions.I would highly recommend this tour and would do again if i go back to NO.

C
, Sep 2018

The tour was definitely worth every penny. Our tour guide, Daniel, was so friendly and informative. The houses were just gorgeous and the opera guild house was just beautiful inside!

C
, Sep 2018

Our guide Midge was excellent, she was full of information about the Garden District. Saw homes we wouldn't haven seen if we hadn't gone on this tour

M
, Aug 2018

Our guide Mary E. was an exceptionally knowledgeable guide. Due to her life long attachment to the city, she was able to offer many insights into the history Garden District. Grey Line offers the only interior home interior, an added bonus experience to the tour. O’Neill, our driver greeted us with welcomed cold water both prior and at the conclusion of the tour. He transported our group with an insiders expertise. The Garden District Tour is an excellent introduction to New Orleans and a must do!

B
, Jul 2018

Beautiful way to enjoy New Orleans in the spring

E
, Jul 2018

Tour was lovely. Saw many stately homes, including the ones belonging to well known celebrities. Tour of the old opera house was special. The cemetery tour was enjoyable, albeit hot! Only problems- the street traffic drowned out the guides commentary at times. The guide also didn't watch her flock too well- an elderly, handicapped woman tripped and fell, with the guide completely oblivious to the situation. Thank goodness she wasn't hurt. That being said, this is probably the best of the Garden District tours.

J
, Apr 2018

Our guide for the tour, Marcia, was excellent. She was informative, charming, and had a sense of humor. My daughter and I had a limited amount of time in New Orleans. This tour covered exactly what we wanted to see - mansions and a cemetery. Marcia gave us key details about the exterior of the homes we were viewing from the street. I especially enjoyed the interior tour of the home owned by the Opera Guild. Although a brief stop at Lafayette Cemetery, Marcia was able to give more than enough information regarding the history and reasons behind the cemeteries in New Orleans. We were able to get a feel for another area of New Orleans other than the French Quarter. I just wish we had had the time to visit the shops and restaurants in the Garden District. Be certain to wear sturdy shoes as some of the sidewalks on this tour need repair. We were also able to see some other areas of the town such as Irish Lace and the Business District from the bus.

P
, Mar 2018

I thought the tour was very good, and I learned many things about New Orleans I was unaware of. The houses are gorgeous, and the one we visited was impressive. The guide was very good but her voice was not strong enough and at times you could miss details if you were a little behind. Maybe the use of whisperers little microphones which are given to the tour participants, and which I have seen used a lot in European tours should be considered in the future?

n
, Mar 2018

Had a really great tour guide. Got to see close up from the street the homes in the area along with the history. The Womens Opera House was a real treat to tour.

M
, Mar 2018

The Garden District is a MUST SEE! Sandie was charming, sassy and southern.... Very knowledgeable. She loves the City of New Orleans and her love of the city was evident throughout the tour! The tour was well organized and the staff extremely efficient. The walk was delightful. Easy walk just need to watch your step as the sidewalk is rarely even...


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