Historical New Orleans City Tour
Looking for more New Orleans Louisiana attractions then take a comprehensive tour on the Historical New Orleans City Tour. This tour allows guests to experience the culture and uncover the history of this amazing Creole city. Get a new perspective on New Orleans through this awesome journey through the city.
The tour allows guests to see the best landmarks that make New Orleans famous. The tour is also fully-guided and narrated by an amazing driver guide who will pick you up in a comfortable 14-passenger van for a more intimate look at the city. Look out your window as you pass some of the most famous sites while enjoying stories highlighting the city's history and even recent events such as Hurricane Katrina.
Driving Tour of the French Quarter
The first section of New Orleans that you will see on this driving tour include the amazing Historic French Quarter. This area is arguably the most famous portion of the city, and guests can peer out their windows and marvel at places such as St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the Pontalba Row Houses, and a beautiful, expansive look at the Mississippi River near the Port of New Orleans. You will also drive by the French Market, Esplanade Avenue, and the old US Mint building.
You will be able to get out and stretch your legs for a guided walking tour. This tour covers St. Louis Cemetery #3 with its characteristic mausoleums and beautiful architectural accents. You will be able to see the tombs of many famous people, from painters to composers, and architects. After visiting the cemetery, hop back into the van for a drive along Bayou St. John to City Park.
Stop at City Park
At City Park, guests will be able to get out to explore the gorgeous grounds. The towering oaks are absolutely beautiful, and those who are craving some classic Louisiana treats can purchase beignets at Morning Call. After this brief break, it's back in the van for a cruise along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and the levee system which is crucial to Louisiana's city safety. At 17th St. Canal, you can see the harrowing signs of flood wall fractures which happened during the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.
Guided Walking Tour of Longue Vue Mansion and Gardens
After driving by the 17th St Canal and seeing the pumping stations, you will stop to enjoy a guided and narrated tour of Longue Vue Mansion and Gardens. This beautiful estate is absolutely as gorgeous as it is historic, surrounded by a pathway lined with gorgeous oak trees and statues of eagles guarding the entrance. The estate spans for an astounding 8 acres. Admission to the estates is included with your ticket.
Driving Tour through Uptown district, Garden District, and Downtown
After your walk at Longue Vue Mansion and Gardens, you will drive along through the Uptown district which is home to many notable places. Loyola University and St. Charles Avenue are a few of the places you will see on your way to the Garden District with its potentially haunted homes and downtown for the Arts District, Warehouse Section, and the World War II Museum.
This amazing driving tour truly allows guests to enjoy everything that makes New Orleans unique. See its most famous landmarks, visit a historic cemetery, a park, and estate, and enjoy the Louisiana culture and flare. It’s the perfect blend of sightseeing, history, and fun to add to your list of things to do in Louisana! Book today to add this beautiful tour to your vacation New Orleans packages.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes transportation for pickup and the tour.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes, there is minimal walking.
- Approximately how long does the Historical New Orleans City Tour last?
The tour lasts about 4 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Will there be time allotted for dining on the tour?
Yes, there will be time to stop for refreshments.
- Where does the tour depart from?
Hotel pickup is included.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Historical New Orleans City Tour?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.