City and Cemetery Tour

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Adults: $50 Children: $30

A Unique City and Cemetery Tour

Enjoy a relaxing ride and experience the unique highlights of the Crescent City on the City and Cemetery Tour with New Orleans Native Tours. Our City and Cemetery Tour provides an insider’s perspective, with opportunities to walk around on your own and take in the rich history of New Orleans. You will visit historic neighborhoods, including the French Quarter, Treme, Faubourgs St. John and Marigny, Garden and Warehouse Districts.  You will also visit New Orleans’ historic cemeteries, known as Cities of the Dead, and learn about the above ground burial system.

City / Cemetery Tour

Pricing Adults $50 Children $30
Pickup Tour picks up at most hotels between 2:45 and 3pm
Return Tour gets back at 5:30pm
Tour Type Bus Tour
Reservations Recommended 24 hours in advance
For Group Rates Call 855-YOU-TOUR
Private Tours May be arranged at other departure times
  • St. Louis cemetery “city of the dead”
  • St. Charles Avenue’s stately mansions and America’s oldest streetcar
  • City Park’s magnificent ancient oak trees and sculpture garden
  • Jackson Square and St Louis Cathedral
  • Congo Square, the birthplace of Jazz
  • Bayou St John, old Indian portage
  • Lake Ponchartrain and the longest bridge in the world, the Causeway
  • Pumping station and levees where breach occurred during Hurricane Katrina
  • Garden and Warehouse Districts

Tour Highlights

The tour begins at 3pm daily making it easy to enjoy one of our city’s great restaurants before the tour. The tour ends around 5:30pm allowing plenty of time to freshen up prior to dinner or a night out on the town. We find two and a half hours is long enough to get a feel for our city, but not so long that customers get restless. Need help choosing a restaurant? During the tour, our guide will tell you about some of their favorite restaurants or feel free to ask for something different.

All of our New Orleans bus tours are in our new mini-busses, with comfortable seats, air conditioning, large windows to take in your surroundings, and small group sizes never more than 25 people.

Don’t worry about searching for the meeting point for the tour, the City and Cemetery Tour offers hotel pick up within the French Quarter and Business District. Many people take a City Tour within the French Quarter and never see the many eclectic neighborhoods that our tour covers.

The tour begins with a ride through the French Quarter pointing out destinations such as Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Café Du Monde, the French Market, the Old U.S. Mint, and various historic statues along the way. Upon leaving the French Quarter you will take a drive down Frenchmen Street past jazz clubs like DBA, Spotted Cat, Maison, Snug Harbor, and many others where most of the local Jazz artists play.

Later drive through the neighborhood of Treme to see Congo Square, now named Louis Armstrong Park, the birthplace of Jazz. The tour then continues down the beautiful street Esplanade Avenue with varying architecture, like the Creole Cottage, Greek Revival, and Steamboat Gothic styles.

The tour will then take you inside of one of our cemeteries where your guide will tell you about our above ground burial system and give you time to look around on your own. With our tour you get a New Orleans City tour and a New Orleans Cemetery Tour all in one. These “cities of the dead” are in some cases restored and maintained by one of New Orleans’ great nonprofit organizations, Save Our Cemeteries.

At this point in the tour it is time for a break, so we will take you to Morning Call Café, where you can have some world famous beignets and chicory coffee. During this break feel free to stroll around The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden within City Park.

After your break the tour will take you along Lake Pontchartrain where you can see the longest bridge in the world, the Causeway. The lake is where the flooding came from during Hurricane Katrina and we will show you the largest levee breach during Katrina. You will get an idea of how our city stays dry when viewing our levees, drainage canals, and pumping stations. The tour will take you through areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina before heading to the Garden District to see the mansions along St. Charles Avenue.

When driving down St. Charles Avenue learn about the streetcar, a national landmark started in 1835. This portion of the tour will pass by many of the multi-million dollar homes along St. Charles Avenue, as well as both Tulane and Loyola Universities. The Garden District used to have the most millionaires in the entire US and still houses many of the old affluent families and celebrities within the city.

The tail end of the tour will take you past many statues and museums, such as the National World War II Museum, the statue of General Robert E. Lee, and Benjamin Franklin.

Your tour guide will drop you off at your hotel and will be glad to answer any questions you might have regarding the tour or even restaurants, bars, or events in the city. There are many tours in New Orleans, but none cover the many neighborhoods and topics like our City and Cemetery Tour.

City / Cemetery Tour

Tour begins at 3pm

Tour Showcase

  • French Quarter Haunted Tour

    $25 $22.50 Online Price
    Haunted History Tour
    Meet your tour guide at the back of the French Quarter for your Haunted History Tour. The walking tour will give you a glimpse into the dark times here in New Orleans when both murder and yellow fever ran rampant throughout the French Quarter. During the tour pass through a 200 year old haunted house once owned by the mafia here in the city. After the tour you will understand why New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in the country.
  • Plantation Tour

    $90 $81 Online Price
    Plantation Tour
    Take a ride with one of our licensed tour guides out to the plantations. Take the scenic route, through the swamplands and past many plantations along the Mississippi River. Our New Orleans Plantation Tour gives you an option between visiting Oak Alley and Laura Plantations or Oak Alley and Evergreen Plantations. The price includes entry and guided tours of both plantations. Experience what life was like on a plantation here in Louisiana while exploring the grounds and maybe enjoying a mint julep.
  • City and Cemetery Tour

    $50 $45 Online Price
    City / Cemetery Tour
    Get picked up in front of your hotel and enjoy a New Orleans City tour from the comfort of our air conditioned minibus. Get out and stroll through the cemetery as well as through City Park. Learn about our culture, history, architecture, food, and more. On the tour visit the French Quarter, Garden District, lakefront, and see where one of the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina. Our City and Cemetery tour is given by one of our experienced tour guides with small group sizes.
  • More Tours

    Online Price
    Check out other tours we offer. Want to see some of the local wildlife and vegetation such as alligators and wild boar? Hop on an airboat tour and speed through the swamps or get on a swamp tour for a more relaxing ride through our swamplands. Maybe take a steamboat cruise up and down the Mississippi River while listening to some local jazz.

Testimonials

We checked out a few tour agencies on the mornings we wanted to go visit the Plantations and are so glad we picked New Orleans Native Tours! The tour guide, Christophe, was friendly and made you feel comfortable with his relaxed approach and went out of his way to explain the history, culture of New Orleans and historical sites and was kind enough to give us tips on good places to eat out in New Orleans too. We had a great time at the Plantations (Laura, Oak Alley, as well as the others we passed on the way) and there was plenty of time for exploring and taking photos. The tour bus was clean, new, very comfortable and the guide was nice enough to play jazz music on the way back to New Orleans which put us all in super relaxed mode after an enjoyable day out. New Orleans is such a magical place to visit, with so much history and this is the tour to take if you want a great experience!

Naila, United Arab Emirates

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