Guided tour

New Orleans: Traditional City and Estate Tour

3.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Tours by Isabelle

New Orleans: Traditional City and Estate Tour

Activity provider: Tours by Isabelle

From US$ 96 per person

Enjoy a traditional city tour of New Orleans. Visit the French Quarter, grand estates, the levee system at the Lake, and a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
We can pick you up from any hotel in New Orleans.


  • See New Orleans as it is today on this fascinating historical tour
  • Enjoy the beauty of the French Quarter
  • Walk through the fascinating St. Louis Cemetery
  • Follow your guide through the mansions along Esplanade Ave.
  • Take a 1-hour tour of the Besthoff Sculpture Gardens at New Orleans City Park
Full description

New Orleans has an incredibly vibrant soul that can never be kept down. Today, you will experience its heart with a combo city tour that will take you deep into the splendor of the French Quarter, and then out towards the levee system along Lake Pontchartrain before heading back through the mansions around town. It is sure to be a delight! We first stop by the French Market, for a taste of New Orleans' rich culinary history. We'll then head out to the old U.S. Mint and the stately mansions along Esplanade Ave. Here you can dream of what life must have been like 100 years ago, and see the vibrancy that still remains. Next we'll walk into St. Louis Cemetery #3. One of the fascinating things about a New Orleans cemetery is that everything is above ground, since the city technically lies below sea level. For this reason, St. Louis is a fascinating journey into the quirks about this city, and you will see some famous residents as well. Riding along peaceful Bayou St. John, we view houses from the late 1700's. Driving through City Park, see the antique carousel and centuries-old live oaks.

Stop to explore the Besthoff Sculpture Gardens at City Park. This exquisite 8 acre park is definitely worth the time.

Stroll along meandering walking paths and water features amid centuries-old, moss-draped live oaks surrounding two lagoons.

Along Lake Pontchartrain's shores our levee system is explained and the longest of all Causeway bridges is seen. Then we'll head uptown to Carrolton, the Tulane and Loyola Universities, the 160-year-old streetcar line and St. Charles Avenue's grand colonial mansions. Finally, we'll head back downtown around the Superdome and through the heart of the business district before returning to your hotel. You will see how vibrant and exciting New Orleans is again today, and we look forward to sharing our home with you.

  • Hotel pick up
  • Knowledgeable Guide
  • Umbrellas in case of rain
  • Quality audio system to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Gratuity

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Foreign language tour guides and escorts are available for French and Spanish speakers at additional cost upon request
  • This tour is non-refundable within 72 hours of tour departure
  • Lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase snacks and drinks at the gift shops
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3.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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very informative, but we had imagined something else

This city tour takes you to the French Quarter, the Garden District and one of the cemeteries, but unfortunately you just sit in the bus the whole time and you could have saved yourself the tour of this house. Since the tour lasts 4 hours and the scope of services stipulates that umbrellas are provided, we assumed that you don't just sit on the bus. Yes, we drove through the French Quarter, but you can't see much on the bus and you can't even take photos. The tour guide was very nice and also told a lot of interesting things. But we didn't like the tour. If you were to only use the bus as a means of transport and explore the French Quarter and the Garden District on foot, the tour would be very nice.

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July 8, 2013

Great tour driver. Very knowledgeable and pleasant.

Interesting tour. Tour driver was great!

October 24, 2015

Product ID: 14319