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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

By: Gray Line
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
From 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.

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1 - 5 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour!

Marcia was our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable. Loved all of the stops we made. I’m a huge fan of Anne Rice, so it was nice to see the home where she grew up and several other homes that she owned. Def a...More

Thank Soty G
Reviewed 17 May 2018
Staff wasn't very helpful

I arrived on time (15min early) for the tour and in the correct location (in front of the Steamboat Natchez dock) but when I presented my printed voucher to the tour guide he said I had the wrong tour. I confirmed that my voucher said...More

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

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Reviewed 16 May 2018
Best Guide!

If you can get Daniel Chick do it! So enjoyed his easy going informative nature. I loved exploring the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery with someone so informed. A not to miss for your busy weekend trip

Thank Jenna D
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Don't miss this tour!!!

This review is quite late (we were there in March, 2018) but it was FANTASTIC! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and personable and exploring the Garden District homes and the cemetery was an absolute joy. Having that kind of historical context makes New Orleans...More

Thank jmnunez27302
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
Garden district

New Orleans Garden District, beautiful New Orleans chic. Greyline tours guide Midge was delightful. Anyone who offers me the opportunity to look over somebody else's garden fence is OK with me.

Thank Graham H
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Chrystal J
24 June 2018|
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Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
You'd have to call the company and ask. Perhaps you could arrange for a private tour.
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ramonaqte
18 June 2018|
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Response from Soty G | Reviewed this property |
The tour is 2 hours long
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Laura S
11 June 2018|
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Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
We got back on the bus that took us back to our original pick up location. I would think you could stay in the garden district though. The tour guide was incredibly nice so I wouldn't see that she would have a problem, but... More
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