New Orleans Small-Group City and Cemetery Tour

84 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this historical tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of architectural styles in the French Quarter, Bayou St John and the Garden District, and enjoy guided walking tours of St Louis Cemetery #3. This small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours by Isabelle

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: French Quarter

After pickup from your downtown or French Quarter hotel by air-conditioned van, your tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll learn about the history and design styles of the old Creole city of New Orleans.

Pass By: Jackson Square

See the Pontalba Buildings of Jackson Square and the famous St. Louis Cathedral.

Pass By: St. Louis Cathedral

Admire St Louis Cathedral and enjoy a view of the Mississippi River.

Pass By: French Market

Along Esplanade Avenue, you'll pass by the French Market, the old US Mint and some elegant mansions.

Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: New Orleans City Park

Stop for refreshments and restrooms after a drive through City Park, home to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and centuries-old live oaks.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA

Visit this sculpture garden that occupies approximately eleven acres in City Park adjacent to the New Orleans Museum of Art, and is located within a mature existing landscape of pines, magnolias, and live oaks surrounding two lagoons.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Make a quick stop at this iconic spot for beignets and cafe au lait (own expense.)

Pass By: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Heading downtown, we drive through the Arts District and the Warehouse Section as well as by the World War II Museum, going by the Superdome and through the heart of the business district as we return to your hotel.

Pass By:

Back on your van, travel along peaceful Bayou St John, where you’ll see houses from the late 1700s.

Pass By: Garden District

On the drive back to your hotel, you’ll 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.

Pass By: Lake Pontchartrain

We’ll journey along Lake Pontchartrain’s shores to see the levee system that protects both the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas of Southeast Louisiana. You will also view the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the world’s longest bridge over water. You will reach the 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.
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