New Orleans City and Estate Tour
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Replica of Gone With the Wind's "Tara"
St. Louis Cemetery #3
Longue Vue Mansion and Gardens
St Charles Avenue Uptown Mansion
On this small group, fully narrated, complete historical city tour of New Orleans, one of our excellent driver-guides will pick you up in our 13-passenger tour van.
Beginning in the French Quarter, we bring to life the history and architecture of the old Creole city, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Pontalba row houses, and an overall view of the Mississippi River flowing by the Port of New Orleans.
Continue by the French Market, the old U.S. Mint and the stately mansions of Esplanade Ave.
Stop for a guided walking tour of historic St. Louis Cemetery No.3, showcasing another form of elaborate architecture in grand above-ground mausoleums and crypts, where world-famous composers, architects and artists are buried alongside local family tombs.
Riding along peaceful Bayou St. John, we view houses from the late 1700's.
Drive through City Park, we see the picturesque antique carousel and centuries old Louisiana live oaks.
Stop for restrooms and refreshments: try the 'Cafe au Lait' and scrumptious 'beignets' at "Morning Call". (Refreshments cost not included)
Along Lake Pontchartrain's shores the levee system that protects both the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas of Southeast Louisiana is explained and the longest of all bridges, the Causeway, is seen.
Stop for a guided tour of LONGUE VUE MANSION and GARDENS, an exquisite 8 acre grand city estate.(Entrance fees included)
We continue through the Uptown district, viewing Tulane and Loyola Universities, the 180 year old Streetcar line, and St. Charles Avenue’s grand colonial mansions before moving into the Garden District to show famous (maybe haunted?) historic homes.
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.