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New Orleans Historical and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

New Orleans, United States
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4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Discover New Orleans’ vibrant history through its dynamic history on this sightseeing tour. Enjoy a small group van ride through the city, viewing the diverse architectural wonders of the French Quarter, the Garden District, Esplanade Avenue, and Bayou St John. You’ll disembark for small-group walking tours of the St. Louis Cemetery No 3, City Park, and the Longue Vue House and Gardens—a masterpiece of architectural and horticultural history.
  • New Orleans architectural tour
  • Drive along the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and Esplanade Avenue
  • Explore the tombs of historic St. Louis Cemetery #3 on a guided tour
  • See the late–1700s homes on Bayou St. John
  • Admire the antique carousel in City Park
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Longue Vue House and Gardens, an exquisite 8-acre city estate
  • All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transfers included
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a personalized experience
  • Katrina Memorial and Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden
Your journey of New Orleans’ rich and storied architecture begins with morning or afternoon pickup from your central New Orleans hotel. Climb aboard the comfortable tour van for a small-group sightseeing trip through the city. As you wind through the French Quarter, admire the fusion of Spanish, French, and Creole design styles that give the area its distinctive architectural flair. As you exit the quarter, you’ll pass the Cabildo and the Pontalba Apartments at Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the bustling French Market. As you cruise along Esplanade Avenue, soak up the beauty of oak-lined streets and stately Creole mansions.

Your first stop is St Louis Cemetery No 3, where you’ll witness some macabre and magnificent tombs. Enjoy a guided walk, during which you’ll learn about the above-ground burial system and see several enormous society tombs, such as the Dante Lodge of Masons. Then head by bus to New Orleans’ celebrated City Park, passing the lovely 18th-century homes of Bayou St John along the way.

Continue north for views of Lake Pontchartrain, including the world-record Causeway and the surrounding levees, before stopping at Longue Vue House and Gardens. Take time to wander through the celebrated 8-acre gardens—offering an array of brilliant flowers any time of year—and tour the opulent home with its impressive collection of 20th–century art.

You will then reach the London Avenue Canal and see its two flood wall breaches and witness the complete destruction Hurricane Katrina caused to the neighborhood of Gentilly. You can also stop to walk through the Katrina memorial and Levee Exhibit Hall and rain garden alongside the London Ave. Canal Breach.

Back aboard your van, marvel at the beautiful colonial homes along St. Charles Avenue and through the Garden District on your way to your hotel.

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My sister and I took this tour back...
Tara J
, Aug 2018
My sister and I took this tour back in March. We had a great time and our tour guide provided us with a lot of information. Would definitely recommend!!
Well done! It was a great...
Jaime D
, Apr 2018
Well done! It was a great opportunity to see all of New Orleans and not just get stuck in the French or Garden Quarters. Our guides were very knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting highlights of the city's history.
John was our guide through the city...
Concordia C
, Apr 2018
John was our guide through the city, he new everything that has gone on in new Orleans history. Very good trip well worth it
Totally enjoyed the Longue Vue tour...
, Mar 2018
Totally enjoyed the Longue Vue tour and the cemetery tour where we could get out of the van. It was a tour by van mostly. I would recommend it but be advised that its mostly looking out of your van window.
Good tour. The only drawback is driving...
Jason W
, Mar 2018
Good tour. The only drawback is driving in New Orleans traffic.
Yet another hit in the tour...
Carl A J
, Jan 2018
Yet another hit in the tour catalogue. Ellen gave us the grand tour of New Orleans. It was way more than what we expected and we were very pleased with the whole thing. She was very informative, cordial and the pacing of the tour was just right. We were glad this was our first tour of the city as it really gave us a handle on the city layout, it's history and some very interesting sites.
Kay is a fantastic tour guide. Lots of...
, Dec 2017
Kay is a fantastic tour guide. Lots of fun and very informative.
I loved hearing about the history of...
Richard M
, Nov 2017
I loved hearing about the history of New Orleans and I really enjoyed riding through the different neighborhoods that make up the city. Very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks, Gin!
The tour was nice; enjoyed the stop...
Amy I
, Aug 2017
The tour was nice; enjoyed the stop at Longue Vue House and Gardens. However, I think the price was a bit expensive for what was included in the tour. Didn't go in- depth about the architecture.
Guide was knowledgable. The mansion...
, Jul 2017
Guide was knowledgable. The mansion tour was interesting.

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