Explore New Orleans’ colorful history, culture, and architecture with a private walking tour for 1-5 people that includes the historic French Quarter, Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery #1, and a nostalgic ride on the famous St. Charles Street Car. Stroll through the French Quarter with your guide as you hear about the heritage of the Vieux Carre. See Royal Street, filled with antique stores, street musicians and other performers, and walk into Jackson Square. See the Saint Louis Cathedral and the buildings that frame it. Visit the Mighty Mississippi River, the reason New Orleans exists today. Then board the St. Charles Streetcar, the oldest continuously operating Streetcar in the world, to Lafayette Cemetery#1 and the beautiful Garden District. Tour Lafayette Cemetery #1, and learn about the unique above-ground tombs and burial process. Stroll through the Garden District, all while being dazzled by the opulent wealth of the early American settlement.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LouisianaYour journey begins as we stroll through the French Quarter’s atmospheric streets by foot alongside your private guide as you hear about the multicultural heritage of the Vieux Carre, and spot the distinctive architectural styles that tell the city’s stories. Learn about the slaves that found community in New Orleans, feel its pulse, and experience today’s people, culture, and life.We’ll discuss the history of the settlements, from the Native Americans to the French, Spanish, and eventually, the Americans. We walk in a locals’ section of town first and talk about the amazing architecture along the way, as well as important landmarks. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LouisianaSee the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral and the buildings that frame it, such as the Cabildo and the Presbytere. Stop At: RTA - Streetcars, New Orleans, LouisianaYou'll travel from the French Quarter to the Garden District by riding the St. Charles Streetcar, the oldest continuously operating Streetcar line in the world. Together we make our way through the Central business District, the Warehouse District, to Lafayette Cemetery#1 and the beautiful Garden District. (Note: In the event that the Streetcar is not operating, operator supports public transportation in full, and will refer to bus transportation if needed. This rarely happens) Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans, LouisianaTour Lafayette Cemetery #1, the oldest municipal cemetery, and the most filmed cemetery in New Orleans. Learn about the unique above-ground tombs and burial process. Throughout our stroll, under the large magnolias, we introduce you to some amazing people buried in this historic cemetery and share with you some of New Orleans’ most treasured burial customs. (Note: In the event that the cemetery is closed due to a funeral or other reasons beyond our control, the cemetery portion of the tour is done outside of the gate. This rarely happens.)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Garden District, New Orleans, LouisianaYour walking tour of New Orleans continues through the historic Garden District neighborhood and through the American Sector part of our city, all while being dazzled by the opulent wealth of the early settlement of the Americans as they built their national banks, cotton processing warehouses, and sugar fields to afford such breathtaking mansions and massive gardens. The area is filled with amazing Antebellum homes with significant historical information. Be entertained with local stories and tales about reported hauntings, historical facts, and celebrity and movie making information.Duration: 2 hours