New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour
Tour over 300 years of history with the fantastic New Orleans City Tour. The tour will show you many areas of this historic and vibrant city. You will learn stories of voodoo practices and piracy on the Bayou St. John Waterway, as well as fun facts and informational trivia about the rich culture and history of New Orleans from your knowledgeable and friendly tour guide! A trip to New Orleans is not complete without seeing and learning everything about the city and this tour will make sure you see the best sights that New Orleans offers. Main highlights to the tour include:
St. Louis Cemetery No. 2- There are a total of three Roman Catholic burial grounds that hold the name of St. Louis Cemetery. The cemeteries are known for their above-ground graves and most grave sites are from the 18th and 19th centuries. This one was constructed in 1823 and was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Garden District- The marvelous Garden District was developed between 1832 and 1900s and is known for the best-preserved historic mansions in the South. The district originally housed only a few houses per block with each home surrounded by a large garden, giving the district the unique name. It was later subdivided to become more urban filling in with homes of the late Victorian era.
Jackson Square- Jackson Square is notably known as the place where Louisiana was made territory of the United States in 1803 during the Louisiana Purchase. The area holds the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral across from this great park. The park holds a statue of Andrew Jackson that was erected in 1856 as this was the site of the Battle of New Orleans where General Jackson had a victorious battle.
French Quarter- Known as the oldest section of New Orleans, it was found in 1718 and is a reflection of the diminished French influence to the city after the Louisiana Purchase.
Audubon Park- Located in the uptown area of New Orleans, it sits on land purchased in 1871 by the city. The city was named after John Audubon who is an artist and naturalist who lived in the area in 1821. Now known as a park it originally was a plantation and was used by both sides during the American Civil War.
Presbytere- The building is located in the French Quarter and was built in 1813. It faces Jackson Square and was built as a matching building for the Cabildo. It now holds the Louisiana State Museum and originally was built as a residence for the Capuchin monks and presbytery but never was used as a religious residence as it was used by the states Supreme Court.
Cabildo- The Cabildo was originally used as the seat for the Spanish colonial city hall. The original Cabildo had been decimated in the Great New Orleans Fire in 1788 and was rebuilt between 1795-99. The Cabildo held the transfer ceremonies in late 1803 for the Louisiana Purchase.
Tulane University- Created as a public medical college in 1847 as fears of smallpox, yellow fever, and cholera was becoming prominent in the United States. Tulane University is now a private research university.
Loyola University- In the early 18th century the Jesuits came as some of the earliest pioneers to New Orleans and founded the Loyola College in 1904. Now known as Loyola University, it is a private Jesuit university with approximately 5,000 attending students.
This tour comes in at a little over 2 hours and is well worth the time spent exploring the most beautiful buildings and historical sites in New Orleans. You won't want to forget your camera on this short excursion, so you can capture the buildings and sites you will be learning about throughout your tour! Book this to your cheap New Orleans adventures now and add all these great locations with tons of activities to your New Orleans vacation spots.
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes a stop at a cemetery and narrated motor coach tour.
- Approximately how long does the Super City New Orleans Bus Tour last?
Approximately 2.25 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable clothes and shoes.
- Where does the Super City New Orleans Bus Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Super City New Orleans Bus Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Is the Super City New Orleans Bus Tour handicap accessible?
Yes, please submit any requests to the Gray Line tour at least 48 hours in advance of your tour so they can supply a vehicle with wheelchair access.