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New Orleans
8-Hour New Orleans in a Day: Garden District Tour, French Quarter, Haunted House, and Beignet Tasting - Escorted Day Tour
New Orleans
Walks
Vacation Offer ID 1337738
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Overview

Walks

This New Orleans day tour packs all the essential sights and experiences of the city into 8 hours. Taste fresh pralines and step inside a Garden District mansion which is like a time capsule of the Old South, explore the French Quarter and Jackson Square, hear spooky stories in the city’s most haunted building. End your day with a beignet and incredible views of the mighty Mississippi river. If you only have a limited time in New Orleans, this is a great way to make sure you see it all.

Your New Orleans day tour begins in front of a historic praline-maker where you’ll meet your local guide and small group of no more than 15 people. Inside you’ll go behind the scenes to learn how the city’s most famous sweets are made then taste one fresh out of the pot.

Next, you’ll hop on a historic streetcar, zipping down St. Charles Ave and into the famous Garden District, filled with some of the grandest pre-Civil-War mansion in America. Your guide will lead you on a full Garden District tour which includes the atmospheric gravestones and mausoleums of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The highlight is a full tour inside the opulent Elms Mansion, including a glass of lemonade under the largest magnolia tree in the South.

After lunch at our favorite restaurant for Creole cuisine (included), you’ll reconvene on Bourbon Street for a French Quarter tour. Your guide will take you to its most notable streets and landmarks in order to immerse you in the story of French, Spanish, and African people coming together to form the Creole culture that has made the city famous. You’ll also step into a working gas lamp factory to see the way these iconic symbols of New Orleans are still being made.

Your New Orleans walking tour continues in Jackson Square where you’ll see landmark buildings like the St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed) then step inside the Presbytere building for a guided tour of the museum including exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina.

It wouldn’t be a New Orleans day tour without a ghost or two, so we’re also taking you inside one of the city’s most haunted buildings. You’ll learn its creepy story and step inside the infamous seance room, which is where ghosts have most often been seen. We haven’t had one show up on a tour yet, but we still get goosebumps every time.

After a quick trip to the French Market to learn about the culinary influences that have made this city one of the foodie capitals of America, your New Orleans tour finishes on a high note at the world-famous Cafe du Monde. Here, your guide will treat you to a complimentary beignet. Then you’ll head down to the waterfront to watch the riverboats pass by.

Vacation Inclusions

  • 8 hour escorted tour
  • Complimentary Praline
  • Streetcar tickets
  • Tickets to the Elms Mansion with complimentary drink
  • Tickets to the Presbytere
  • Beignet from the Cafe du Monde
  • Local expert guide
  • Small group of no more than 15 people

Highlights:
  • Taste a praline fresh from the pot
  • See St. Charles Ave from the window of a New Orleans streetcar
  • Stroll through the Garden District, home to some of the finest southern mansions in America
  • Tour the Elms Mansion and drink a sweet tea in the shade of the largest magnolia tree in the South
  • Lose yourself in the back streets of the French quarter as you learn the unique history of the original creole melting pot
  • Enter a traditional gas lamp workshop to see how these emblems of New Orleans are made
  • Tour Jackson Square and enter the Presbytere building to see exhibits on Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras
  • Visit the seance room in one of New Orleans’ most haunted buildings
  • Enjoy a beignet from the world-famous Cafe du Monde

Featured Destinations

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans is a happy, high-spirited city with the pulsing beat of Dixieland jazz. It delights visitors with its riverboats, Creole cuisine, quaint antique shops and narrow streets of the French Quarter. While here, be sure to take a ride on one of the picturesque trolley cars. Eccentric, elegant New Orleans is strongly connected to both the Mississippi River and the South, but its identity remains aloof from any regional or even national affiliation. It reminds some visitors of European cities, in part because French and Spanish colonial architecture adds an Old World backdrop to some streets. But the feeling of foreignness goes deeper: The celebrated New Orleans atmosphere, cuisine, music, traditions and lifestyle are rooted in an embrace of the decadent and assimilation of the unconventional. New Orleans welcomes all, but is familiar to none, and the result is a city which attracts the romantic, the spiritual, the wild and the inquisitive—all while successfully promoting itself as corporate America’s playground. No matter what is expected from a visit to New Orleans, no one goes home disappointed.
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Valid Date Ranges

February 2019
02/14/201912/31/2021$99 per person
02/14/201912/31/2021$99 per person
Rate is land only and per person, subject to availability, based on a Small Group Walking Tour. There are no hotels included in services. Blackout dates may apply. Child rate available upon request. Exclusions apply including gratuities to guide and hotel pick up/drop off; inquire for full list of exclusions. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure. Order of sites visited is subject to change. Additional terms and conditions apply.

Note: This is a DAY TOUR with no hotel accommodations included. Price may vary by date of travel and currency rate fluctuations; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.