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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour

  • 3-hour tour of New Orleans’ sights and cemeteries
  • See historic landmarks and impressive architecture throughout the French Quarter and Garden District
  • Learn about the city's history, culture and famous figures from a knowledgeable guide
New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour
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11:15am City TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:15am; Pickups commence prior to departure
8:30am City Tour
Tour departs at 8:30am; Pickups commence prior to departure
230pm City Tour
Tour departs at 2:30pm; Pickups commence prior to departure
Witness the extravagant and spiritual sides of New Orleans this 3‐hour city and cemetery sightseeing bus and walking tour. See culturally infused architecture in the French Quarter, stunning mansions in the Garden District, and the famous Lake Pontchartrain Causeway en route to St Louis Cemetery No 3. There, meander through a maze of haunting mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess.
What to Expect
Your city and cemetery sightseeing tour begins in the morning or afternoon with coach pick up at your New Orleans hotel. Sit back and relax as you wind through the historic French Quarter, enjoying a guided tour of the area’s cultural and architectural history. Cruise past French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses and shotgun homes, a highly popular Southern style in the 1860s. Glimpse cloistered courtyards and the occasional voodoo specialty shop that vends voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, candles, oils and amulets. Your guide will offer tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and more insight into the largely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in the city. 

Leaving the French Quarter, you’ll pass Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States!

Next, continue to the famous Tremé neighborhood, known historically as a rich cultural melting pot and jazz hotspot, and more recently as the setting for the popular HBO series Tremé. Then visit the opulent Garden District to view a beautifully preserved collection of gorgeous antebellum mansions and pristine gardens. From here, get a great view of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – the world’s longest bridge.

You’ll soon arrive at St Louis Cemetery No 3, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Marvel at the thousands of 18th‐ and 19th‐century tombs and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ beloved voodoo priestess. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to locate her tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world.

At the end of your 3‐hour tour, you'll be driven back to your hotel.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Highly Recommend the Cajun Encounters City & Cemetery tour

Attended the Cajun Encounters city and cemetery tour with guide Jason on yesterday. I highly recommend this tour because it gives you a lot of the sites to see in New Orleans. Jason was an excellent guide and had tremendous knowledge of the history of...More

Thank dcdebnamjr
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good tour - very accomodating

We booked this tour and they took care of us. On the way to the tour starting area we got lost while on foot. They phoned us and guided us to a pickup point on the streets of the French Quarter so that we didn't...More

Thank witherspoonq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
See the city

I would recommend this tour your 1st day in New Orleans if you've never been here before. Our tour guide, Derek, was very informative. This tour allowed us to get our bearings, learn some history, and helped us choose what we wanted to see and...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
City Bus Tour 2 hour

Butch was a very good guide who gave information past and present, Worth the money. The tour was with our hotel pickup and drop off. The bus was clean and cool for July temperatures.

Thank waynehZ8243KP
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Definitely a must do!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Bruce, the tour guide, was so knowledgeable of each area of the city. He was thorough and humorous. Simply put, if this is the first time coming to this great place ( or the 20th!), make this one of your...More

Thank inez919
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