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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour

Highlights
  • 3-hour tour of New Orleans’ sights and cemeteries
  • See historic landmarks and impressive architecture throughout the French Quarter and Garden District
  • Learn about the city's history, culture and famous figures from a knowledgeable guide
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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour
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11:15am City TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:15am; Pickups commence prior to departure
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230pm City Tour
Tour departs at 2:30pm; Pickups commence prior to departure
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Tour departs at 8:30am; Pickups commence prior to departure
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Overview
Witness the extravagant and spiritual sides of New Orleans this 3‐hour city and cemetery sightseeing bus and walking tour. See culturally infused architecture in the French Quarter, stunning mansions in the Garden District, and the famous Lake Pontchartrain Causeway en route to St Louis Cemetery No 3. There, meander through a maze of haunting mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess.
What to Expect
Your city and cemetery sightseeing tour begins in the morning or afternoon with coach pick up at your New Orleans hotel. Sit back and relax as you wind through the historic French Quarter, enjoying a guided tour of the area’s cultural and architectural history. Cruise past French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses and shotgun homes, a highly popular Southern style in the 1860s. Glimpse cloistered courtyards and the occasional voodoo specialty shop that vends voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, candles, oils and amulets. Your guide will offer tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and more insight into the largely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in the city. 

Leaving the French Quarter, you’ll pass Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States!

Next, continue to the famous Tremé neighborhood, known historically as a rich cultural melting pot and jazz hotspot, and more recently as the setting for the popular HBO series Tremé. Then visit the opulent Garden District to view a beautifully preserved collection of gorgeous antebellum mansions and pristine gardens. From here, get a great view of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – the world’s longest bridge.

You’ll soon arrive at St Louis Cemetery No 3, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Marvel at the thousands of 18th‐ and 19th‐century tombs and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ beloved voodoo priestess. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to locate her tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world.

At the end of your 3‐hour tour, you'll be driven back to your hotel.
Reviews (122)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Best way to explore the city in a short amount of time

We had a very good experience in this tour with our Driver/Guide Darius who picked us up practically from our hotel's entrance. The vehicle was very comfortable but it was pouring outside with heavy cloud cover and the tinted glass of the bus hampered the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank santhosh k
Reviewed 5 days ago
Darius Beaudrueax’s Great Tour of New Orleans and Cemetary’s

Darius is a GREAT tour guide... we had the best experience! He is very accommodating, professional and knowledgeable! I love history... I learned so much from Darius! I highly recommend DARIUS and this tour! Definately a “TEN STAR” tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank laineybarber
Reviewed 6 days ago
a Must-Do

We did this first and it was helpful to see all the areas and what they had to offer. It served as a guide as to how we would spend our time in New Orleans. The time flew by. The Cemetary Tour was fascinating all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank labramom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic!

Went on a city tour until the rain subsided. It was the best idea ever:) Karen was fantastic! Her energy was unbelievable.. and knowledge of the city made our visit even better. Highly recommend it!

Thank Jcalloway1202
Reviewed 1 week ago
THE BEST TOUR OF NEW ORLEANS

Derek really told us everything about New Orleans. It was a wonderful tour. I had felt I lived here all my life.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Roseann1047 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your interest. We were there less than an hour.
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