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New Orleans: 3-Hour History, Culture & Architecture Tour

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Discover NOLA's soul on a 3-hour tour through iconic neighborhoods with a local guide. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, explore history, culture, and architecture in style.

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  • Explore NOLA's rich history, culture, & architecture on a unique 3-hour journey
  • See numerous landmarks scattered across a variety of iconic neighborhoods
  • Relax in an air-conditioned minibus as a local guide unveils the city's treasure
  • Immerse in the city's vibrant spirit and multifaceted identity


Step into the heart of the vibrant and diverse city of New Orleans on a unique expedition that promises to be unlike any other tour you've experienced. This three-hour journey through the Big Easy combines the charm of the French Quarter, the soulful vibes of Treme, the stately elegance of the Esplanade, the timeless allure of the Garden District, and the historical intrigue of the Metairie Cemetery. With the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus and the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, you'll explore these iconic neighborhoods while gaining a deeper understanding of the city's rich history, culture, and architecture. Your adventure begins with hotel pickup, ensuring a stress-free start to your exploration of this fascinating city. This tour is designed to give you an insider's perspective, allowing you to discover New Orleans just as a local would. Traverse the iconic French Quarter, a lively district where the spirit of New Orleans truly thrives. As you journey along the Esplanade, you'll be greeted by the grandeur of oak-lined streets and majestic mansions that exude timeless allure. Here, your guide will share tales of opulence and the architectural gems that define this picturesque neighborhood. Hop off at City Park where you visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden or savor a cup of coffee and beignets at the Morning Call Cafe. In the Garden District, you'll find yourself transported to a world of Victorian mansions, lush gardens, and elegant tree-lined avenues. This district showcases a different facet of New Orleans, highlighting its grace and charm. The expedition then takes you through the Warehouse District, where you'll witness a vibrant blend of art, culture, and history. You'll pass through Faubourg Treme, one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the United States, dating back to the 1700s. The area once known as the American Sector will also be seen, home to the world-renowned World War II Museum and the Contemporary Arts Center, one of the nations’ first art institutions. A brief stop at the Metairie Cemetery offers a glimpse into the city's distinctive above-ground tombs, a distinctive feature of New Orleans. Here, you'll witness the intersection of history and artistry in the city's burial practices. As you continue your tour, you'll pass by the Saint Louis Cathedral, North America's oldest cathedral, with its roots dating back to 1720 along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Throughout this immersive journey, your local guide will provide engaging commentary, offering you a deeper understanding of New Orleans' history, culture, and architectural treasures. By the end of this unique tour, you'll have a profound appreciation of the city's multifaceted identity.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Travel in an air-conditioned mini-coach Professional tour guide offering live commentary

Important Information

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are available only from selected hotels in downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. Pickup times vary based on the number and location of stops. Please ensure you are ready and curbside 30 minutes before the tour's scheduled time. Good weather conditions are necessary for this experience. In the event of adverse weather, you will have the option to reschedule for another date or receive a full refund. A minimum number of participants is needed for this experience. If the minimum is not reached and the experience is canceled, you will have the choice of an alternative date/experience or a complete refund.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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