Garden District Grandeur - New Orleans

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Uncover the history and opulence of historic New Orleans during this 2.5-hour through the Garden District. Visit Lafayette Cemetery No.1, wander through The Buckner Mansion (the setting for Miss Robichaux's Academy in American Horror Story: Coven) and check out the homes of well-known celebrities. Your expert guide will also take you to The Rink before bringing you to Magazine Street for the end of the tour.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service

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The adventure starts on famous Magazine Street, known for its amazing shopping and dining options. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide will start the tour outside of a great place for a pre-tour snack (at own expense). Learn about the history of the Louisiana Purchase and how it effected the area.

The first stop of the day will be on First Street, to the address where Jefferson Davis died. Civil War history is delivered through the lens of the Garden District. Then, continue on to the Brevard-Rice Mansion, the former home of well-known author Anne Rice. Next up is the picturesque Buckner mansion and the former home of Peyton and Eli Manning. Continue wandering to the Opera Guild House, Colonel Shorts Villa, the fictional Benjamin Buttons house and the home of actress Sandra Bullock.

Upon arriving at The Rink, take a break and relax with a frozen lemonade or iced coffee (at own expense). Restrooms are available here, and there is also a popular bookstore and gift shop thats great for browsing. After resting up for a bit, continue on with a visit to the famous Lafayette Cemetery Number 1 at tour's end. There will be a streetcar nearby as well as miles of shopping and dining.

Inclusions for Garden District Grandeur

  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Garden District Grandeur

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart-casual

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • We liked that this was a smaller group tour as opposed to several others we encountered that morning. Our guide was knowledgeable about history and architecture and the pace was perfect. Our only regret was not getting to the meeting place earlier to sample the fare at District Donuts. That is not to be missed!

  • Awesome tour! Our tour guide Loki was amazing! He was highly knowledgable about the area and was able to easily answer any question he was asked. He had so many interesting and entertaining stories to tell, there was never a moment of boredom! Loki gave us so much information on the history, culture, and architecture of New Orleans! Definitely a must do!

  • Great guide Ashton hope I have her name correct. We learned so much about the history of how New Orleans came to be. She also pointed out interesting architectural facts about the design and landscaping of the homes. Things we would never have known if we just self guided. She was also very caring about our comfort as it was a very hot./humid day and we had a few older guests with us. So much information. Again another must do.

  • We liked the small group, which made it more personal and easy to hear. We wish there had been more historical information/stories provided and additional sites seen as it was a little pricey for what was received.

  • Loki our guide was great and gave a lot of personal stories about houses used by movie stars, hauntings, and a disliked Union general. The cemetery tour and burial practices were totally fascinating. Clarifications of the various communities of New Orleans was very enlightening also.

  • Excellent guide. Exceptional storytelling. Great fun!

  • Toured with Richard in the pouring rain. He gave an excellent tour. Richard knows his history and New Orleans. I enjoyed learning about the beautiful mansions and the history behind the above ground cemeteries. Well worth it! I highly recommend it!

  • Guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgable! Took us on a great tour and had us spotting how old homes were, which discreetly showed wealth. Explained old traditions in a very interesting way! Great tour! Missing so much if you just go on your own!

  • Loki nickname, the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the Garden District. He was able to provide information about the architecture of the various hoses and stories about events with them. His story of how they handled burials at the cemetery was insightful and educational. Highly recommend the tour!

  • An affordable, informative and colorful tour as our Gide Loki is a native whose French ancestors Can be traced back to the 17th century. Loki guided us through the beautiful homes in the garden district as well as Lafayette cemetery. You might be surprised what you will learn in regards to new and old history on this tour.

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