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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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Highlights
  • Walk through New Orleans’ Garden District during this guided tour
  • Go inside the Opera Guild Home—this tour is one of the few to do so
  • Hear historical facts from a guide you might not learn otherwise
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
US$39.00
Overview

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.

What to Expect

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 ownerspast 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.

Reviews (336)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Informative and detailed

This tour is was superb! Our tour guide provided great history with the properties that were visited and kept the tour very interesting! The homes were absolutely beautiful and the architecture was Like nothing I have ever seen before. Highly recommend!

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour guide.

Loki was our tour guide and added great historical detail to the walking tour. Highly recommend tour and guide.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Too much talking, not enough walking

Appreciated the quality climate controlled bus transportation and complimentary water on the hot day, and while the Guide for our tour was a lovey woman, we were disappointed (and bored) by the ratio of talking vs walking on this tour. We'd hoped to see many...More

1  Thank Robinb79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must do Garden District Tour

Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide Midge. Also had an entertaining and history filled tour of The Opera House. Thanks Midge & Jamie

Thank famedashah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting well paced tour

I did the Garden District walking tour with Liz. She was excellent- very knowledgeable and giving the right amount of information. I felt I got a lot more out of the experience than I’ve I’d just wondered around the neighbourhood myself without a guide. An...More

1  Thank Kay P
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Gramsx2
16 October 2018|
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Response from famedashah | Reviewed this property |
Only the Opera house
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Gramsx2
16 October 2018|
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Response from vesch62 | Reviewed this property |
On the tour I wet on, we went in one house.
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