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PRIVATE: BIG EASY CITY TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $634 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $676 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1002 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1042 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $1082 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate) $1122 USD
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PRIVATE: BIG EASY CITY TOUR

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During this tour, you'll get a taste of the culture, history and architecture the vibrant city of New Orleans has to offer.

We begin this tour by visiting the famous French Quarter, where we learn about the origins of New Orleans and the French colony of Louisiana. We will then discuss how the city changed during the Spanish period and the events that would lead up to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. While in the French Quarter, we will stop at notable properties.

Our next stop will be the Marigny neighborhood, where we will discuss how the city expanded beyond the French Quarter in the early 1800s. While touring Marigny, we'll also drive along Frenchman Street and discuss the vibrant local music scene that is active 7 nights a week here. We'll then visit an above ground cemetery - where we'll talk about the tradition of these quirky cemeteries that have dominated New Orleans since 1789.

After visiting the cemetery, we'll go to the City Park of New Orleans and see the many offerings of this 1300 acre gem. During our time here, you will have an opportunity to stop at Morning Call Cafe to taste famous New Orleans beignets.

Once you're done resting and snacking on beignets, we will stop at Lake Pontchartrain where we will discuss the different threats of flood that New Orleans has faced over the last 300 years. Your historian tour guide will talk about the various civil engineering systems in place and the evolution of technologies that has helped the city survive for three centuries. The tour guide will also explain the deficiencies in this system and areas that have failed, or are still at risk.

From here, we will visit St. Charles Avenue and the Uptown side of New Orleans, with its impressive architecture, and a more American South Aesthetic than is found in our downtown neighborhoods like French Quarter and Treme. On St. Charles Avenue, you will see Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park, and many 19th century estates.

To finish up the tour, we will visit the Garden District and see exquisite Antebellum architecture, recent TV and Movie filming locations, and celebrity homes in this opulent uptown neighborhood.

If the architecture and the history of New Orleans doesn't make you fall in love with the city - their famous delicious, pillowy, deep fried pastries will.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from New Orleans hotel
  • Historian tour guide
  • Visit/see:
  • French Quarter (St. Louis Cathedral & Artillery park)
  • City Park
  • Garden District & St. Charles Avenue
  • St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 11:00 AM (3 hrs)
  • 1:00 PM (3 hrs)
  • 3:00 PM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance fees as well as any food/beverages are not included in the tour cost.
• While stops will be made, this is primarily a driving tour.