Informative tour of the Garden District, with memorable details. More standing than walking, and slightly overpriced, but it seems to be the going rate.
This New Orleans Garden District walking tour takes you behind the usually closed doors of its antebellum mansions. Travel by coach to the famous New Orleans neighborhood from the French Quarter, and walk the streets with your guide who shares stories and fun facts about the antebellum mansions as you go. Book ahead as this tour is one of the only ones that allows you inside the Opera Guild Home.
This Garden District tour starts with a pickup by coach from your French Quarter hotel in New Orleans.
Once you arrive in the Garden District, a neighborhood known for having some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, follow your guide on foot through the neighborhood.
Learn about the antebellum mansions and their owners—past and present, from Jefferson Davis to Anne Rice. Look out for a house that’s owned by actress Sandra Bullock.
This guided tour also leads you inside the elegant Civil War-era Opera Guild Home, so you can explore the interior. It’s one of the only tours in the area that lets you step inside.
Afterward, journey through the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery before stopping at Magazine Po-Boy Shop for food or a drink (own expense).
The trip ends with drop-off at your French Quarter hotel.
The docent was very knowledgeable and allowed plenty of time at each site we visited. Our group was only three people so questions were easy to ask and the answers were right on. Extra information was also added to most questions. The tour was very...More
The actual tour was nice, but we were standing a lot. So if you have a bad back, this may be hard on your back. Our guide, Midge, was very nice and very knowledgeable. It was a little hard to hear everything she said because...More
Our tour guide Daniel was amazing! He was a local with a love for and a degree in history. He welcomed questions and had a great sense of humor. We had a couple of air conditioned stops so that made the 87 degree day even...More
This tour is so much more than just beautiful homes, there is tons of history to see. Our tour guide was Julie, and she was an endless source of information and could answer all questions and kept the tour entertaining. The tour was a beautiful...More