New Orleans Historical And Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am and 1pm Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please specify hotel at time of purchase. We pick up in New Orleans at any hotel, Bed & Breakfast or select Airbnbs, uptown (close to St. Charles Ave.), in (or close to).. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover New orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this historical tour. Ride along the citys stately streets, passing jewels of architectural styles in the French Quarter, Bayou St John and Garden District, and enjoy guided walking tours of St Louis Cemetery #3 and the Longue Vue House and Gardens -- a Classical Greek Revival mansion filled with artifacts spanning the breadth of its history. This small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your downtown or French quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your architecture tour begins in the French quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New orleans. See the Pontalba Buildings of Jackson square, admire St Louis Cathedral and enjoy a view of the Mississippi river. Along Esplanade Avenue, you'll pass by the French market, the old US Mint and some elegant mansions.

Next, hop off your van and stretch your legs at the historic St Louis Cemetery #3. During a guided walking tour, see some of its many societal tombs, such as the Hellenic Orthodox community and the Dante Lodge of Masons, which represent the varied backgrounds of New orleans' former residents.

Back on your van, travel along peaceful Bayou St John, where youll see houses from the late 1700s. Stop for refreshments and rest rooms after a drive through City Park, home to the Carousel gardens amusement park and centuries-old live oaks.

You will then reachthe 17th St.Canal and see the flood wall breaches and witness the complete destruction Hurricane Katrina caused to the neighborhood of Lakeview as well as the hopeful rebuilding done with the help of private enterprise as well as the new pumping stations.

Make your way along Lake pontchartrain's shores, where youll learn about the levee system and see one of the longest causeway bridges in the world, and then arrive at your final stop the Longue Vue House and Gardens. Peer through the window of time during a guided tour that reveals 20 rooms of antiques, specialty collections and art -- all nestled amid 8 acres (3 hectares) of regal gardens.

On the drive back to your hotel, youll pass through Uptown and along St Charles Avenue, where the grand colonial mansions of the Garden District are some of the most beautiful in all the South.

Inclusions

Small group tour

Transport by air-conditioned 14-passenger van

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guided tour of Longue Vue Mansion and Gardens

Guided tour of St Louis Cemetery #3

Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

Entry/Admission - Longue Vue House and Gardens

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Service animals are permitted. Please advise at time of booking to arrange accommodations

Child rates apply to all children and infants

Tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs of any kind

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2019

    Perfect tour and perfect guide: Jo(seph).
    In 4 hours we had a hey nice scoop of the inner and ouder city

  • 18-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!!

  • 26-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.

  • 13-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

  • 21-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.

  • 04-Mar-2018

    Good tour. The only drawback is driving in New Orleans traffic.

  • 20-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.

  • 17-Dec-2017

    Kay is a fantastic tour guide. Lots of fun and very informative.

  • 25-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!

  • 10-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.

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