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Witness the extravagant and spiritual sides of New Orleans this 3‐hour city and cemetery sightseeing bus and walking tour. See culturally infused architecture in the French Quarter, stunning mansions in the Garden District, and the famous Lake Pontchartrain Causeway en route to St Louis Cemetery No 1. There, meander through a maze of haunting mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most 
revered voodoo priestess.

Highlights

  • 3-hour tour of New Orleans’ sights and cemeteries
  • See historic landmarks and impressive architecture throughout the French Quarter and Garden District
  • Learn about the city's history, culture and famous figures from a knowledgeable guide
  • Walk around the notorious St Louis Cemetery No. 1, a sea of above-ground tombs
  • Visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
  • Choose from several morning and afternoon tour times

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour

Visit New Orleans' unique above-ground cemetery

Your city and cemetery sightseeing tour begins in the morning or afternoon with coach pick up at your New Orleans hotel. Sit back and relax as you wind through the historic French Quarter, enjoying a guided tour of the area’s cultural and architectural history. Cruise past French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses and shotgun homes, a highly popular Southern style in the 
1860s. Glimpse cloistered courtyards and the occasional voodoo specialty shop that vends voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, candles, oils and amulets. Your guide will offer tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and more insight into the largely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in the city. 


Leaving the French Quarter, you’ll pass Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States!


Next, continue to the famous Tremé neighborhood, known historically as a rich cultural melting pot and jazz hotspot, and more recently as the setting for the popular HBO series Tremé. Then visit the opulent Garden District to view a beautifully preserved collection of gorgeous antebellum mansions and pristine gardens. From here, get a great view of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – the world’s longest bridge.


You’ll soon arrive at St Louis Cemetery No 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Marvel at the thousands of 18th‐ and 19th‐century tombs and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ beloved voodoo priestess. Wander through the labyrinth 
of graves to locate her tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world.


At the end of your 3‐hour tour, you'll be driven back to your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our driver; Jason did a great job. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We got to see all the major points of interest of New Orleans as well as its cemeteries. A little history and culture lesson was also provided. Great tour.

jill C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good. We were well informed about all the major areas of New Orleans with lots of facts. Will recommend to others.

Luis M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour provided a general view of the city. It showed us the different areas of the city so we can then decide what to come back and explore more on our own. The tour guide was a local person well informed and very entertaining. The bus was very comfortable with plenty of windows so there was not a bad seat on the bus.

MissyE

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fantastic tour and our tour guide, Renee, was very knowledgable and knew the city like the back of his hand. I would highly recommend this tour!

Lynell L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Loved this tour. Would recommend it to anyone who is coming to New Orleans for the first time. It was a great way to hear about the history of the city and to see many areas we wouldn't have normally been able to get to.

Mary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a good way to experience New Orleans! Doing this our first day gave us a good over all view of the city, many places we would not of gone out to see on our own but very interesting. We had a great tour guide named Renee male who knew everything about the city !

Benjamin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

renee was informative and enjoyable to listen to. It helps so much when the tour guide is a native I could feels his pride for his city! Would highly recommend.

kdjodway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A very nice overview of the city, which allowed us to decide what we wanted to see in more detail. The cemetery experience was very interesting and informative. Would recommend highly.

flesltchr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour of the city.

Tsz Ying Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour guide was friendly and humorous. A nice tour to learn the history of New Orleans and also to know some nice restaurants in downtown.

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