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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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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
US$52.00
230pm City Tour
Tour departs at 2:30pm; Pickups commence prior to departure
US$52.00
8:30am City Tour
Tour departs at 8:30am; Pickups commence prior to departure
US$52.00
Overview
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.
Reviews (106)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION. HORRIBLE TOUR.

Want a PRIVATE TOUR? DO NOT BOOK WITH CAJUN ENCOUNTERS! I probably should’ve gone with my gut, but Cajun encounters was a HUGE disappointment from the beginning. After emailing Emily with details of my wants in two separate tours, We booked a private city tour...More

Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OK Tour, excellent guide!!!

The tour guide was awesome telling us heaps of info about the city, cemetery and other sites. Cemetery was interesting & huge and the café stop for morning tea and coffee was good also. I just believe what you pay for what you get to...More

Thank Brendon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bus Tour

It was a little difficult finding the right bus to get on as the locations for pick up are not marked. The driver was very knowledgeable about the location. Seen the city without having to drive through the area.

Thank Kinnie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Always love learning a little more history about the places we go to for vacation

We really enjoyed the tour. It was a drizzly day but luckily we were on a tour bus so we still were able to see everything. The few times we were to get off the bus it was not raining. We learned some really interesting...More

Thank sportsmom38
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We did the city bus tour with Derrick, he was fantastic. Knowledgeable and funny. Took the time to answer questions. We went all over and learned things that we had no idea about. If you want to really enjoy New Orleans, do this tour on...More

Thank Ellie B
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