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Garden District Tours

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New Orleans' Garden District is the epitome of Southern charm. Plantation-style mansions, which are among the most impressive in the city, feature wrap-around porches, verandas, and manicured gardens where there’s always something blooming. Streets are separated by stretches of green parks, and the historic cable car line runs along St. Charles Avenue.

The Basics
This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices include general, historical, and haunted tours of the area. A New Orleans Garden District walking tour reveals popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street. Visitors with an interest in New Orleans’ haunted history can opt for a Garden District ghost tour to hear paranormal tales of the neighborhood where Interview with a Vampire, Dracula 2000, and American Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by mini bus with stops at top attractions.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This neighborhood is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to New Orleans.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking on a tour.
  • Walking tours generally last two to three hours and begin at a central meeting point in the neighborhood.
  • Driving tours of New Orleans often stop at the Garden District.

How to Get There
The easiest and most historic way to get to the Garden District is aboard the St. Charles streetcar, which also stops at Tulane and Loyola universities and the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. It’s also possible to reach the area on foot and via the Magazine Street bus.

When to Get There
For many travelers, the best time to visit New Orleans is between February and May when the weather is cool and the calendar is packed with events, including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Expect temperatures upwards of 85°F (29°C) during visits from June to September.

Celebrity Homes in the Garden District
This live oak-shaded neighborhood is no stranger to celebrities, and many famous faces have homes in the area. While strolling through the neighborhood, you might spot the homes of Anne Rice, Archie and Peyton Manning, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.
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New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour by BusBus Tours

New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour by Bus

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Step aboard an air-conditioned bus to escape the heat for a comfortable, comprehensive tour of New Orleans. This whirlwind tour hits all the most important sights—the French Quarter, the Garden District, Treme, the 9th Ward, and others—in a single day. You'll have the benefit of in-depth commentary as you travel and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and ToursSightseeing Passes

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

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Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
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New Orleans Esplanade Ridge Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMapPrivate Sightseeing Tours

New Orleans Esplanade Ridge Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Explore the Creole Garden District on Esplanade Avenue at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio tour of New Orleans. Beginning at Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast, a one-time antebellum plantation house in the heart of the Faubourg St. John, you'll stroll down the beautiful central avenue of the city’s Creole Garden District, while discovering enticing stories of a neighborhood built by and for French Creoles in response to the encroaching Americanism that followed the 1803’s Louisiana Purchase. The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. Using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place. If you prefer, you can download the tour and use it offline as well.If you've got an hour or so and want to explore the lush and historical sites that this New Orleans faubourg has to offer – this is the tour for you!  
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Private New Orleans City TourHalf-day Tours

Private New Orleans City Tour

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New Orleans is known for it’s hot and rainy days so enjoy a city tour in one of our custom climate-controlled buses. With large windows & comfortable seating you’ll stay cool and dry while visiting historic neighborhoods where larger buses are restricted. Take a spectacular city tour through beautiful New Orleans in one of our climate controlled mini buses. Experience the history, culture and charm of neighborhoods like the French Quarter, Ninth Ward, Treme, City Park, Garden District, and American Sector. On a guided tour of our historic cemeteries you can learn about our unique local burial practices. Walk through one of our so-called Cities of the Dead (above ground cemeteries) and see tombs of rich granite and marble along with stunning sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
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Highlights of New Orleans Private Driving TourHalf-day Tours

Highlights of New Orleans Private Driving Tour

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Experience New Orleans apart from the big tour groups and kitschy sites on a private tour led by a guide with deep roots in the Big Easy. Ride comfortably and cooly around town in a luxury vehicle, seeing more than just the French Quarter with stops in the Garden District, City Park, and funky Faubourg Marigny. Soak up the city’s one-of-a-kind history, culture, and flavor with personalized insight you won’t find in any guidebook.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Private Chauffeured Cocktail Krewes Tour in New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Private Chauffeured Cocktail Krewes Tour in New Orleans

Most travelers to New Orleans stay in the French Quarter and rarely venture off to see parts of the city that locals frequent. On this trip we will take you to different neighborhoods so that you can get a taste of what we experience on a day to day basis.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private New Orleans Historical Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Private New Orleans Historical Sightseeing Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ historic architecture, atmospheric neighborhoods, and 19th-century cemeteries on this private tour. Travel by private vehicle and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you explore the French Quarter, Bayou St John, and the Garden District. Stop along the way to stroll around St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, admire views along the Mississippi River, and tour the early 20th-century estate and gardens of Longue Vue House.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Mississippi River Cruise & City Tour BundleDay Cruises

New Orleans Mississippi River Cruise & City Tour Bundle

Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans, where you will visit the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square, Audubon Park and even uncover the mysteries surrounding Voodoo. Then take to the waters on the Natchez Riverboat for a 2 hour cruise on the Mississippi River. Come and discover New Orleans today!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Garden District Grandeur Walking TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Garden District Grandeur Walking Tour

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Enjoy an informative walking tour in the Garden District of New Orleans led by an expert guide. Stroll around the opulent neighborhood to see historic homes including the Buckner Mansion, which served as the set for Miss Robichaux's Academy in the TV series ‘American Horror Story: Coven.’ Learn about the history of the stately houses and see where celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Anne Rice, and Peyton and Eli Manning have lived. Check out The Rink and the historic Lafayette Cemetery at tour's end.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods on this walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Garden District Mansions and Magnolias TourCultural Tours

Garden District Mansions and Magnolias Tour

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Meet your guide inside the elegant Henry Howard Hotel where you’ll be able to procure an adult libation prior to exploration. Walk among the majestic tree lined streets and learn about the complex past of the homes, individuals and associated industries. An overview of the various flora will be identified as well as a discussion of agriculturally significant crops. Architectural styles and details will be shared during this fact filled activity. Gain historical context while connecting with rich stories.
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Private Garden District Walking Tour With Lafayette Cemetery No 1 Half-day Tours

Private Garden District Walking Tour With Lafayette Cemetery No 1

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This private French Quarter walking tour with Spanish-speaking guide can accommodate groups of up to 5 travelers. See Lafayette Cemetery #1 (not open to the public) and learn about its history from outside the gates. Then continue through the historic Garden District neighborhood and through the American Sector part of New Orleans, all while being dazzled by the opulent wealth of the early settlement of the Americans. The area is filled with amazing Antebellum homes with significant historical information. Be entertained with local tales about reported hauntings, historical facts, and celebrity and movie making facts. After your historic journey, your Tour Guide is happy to recommend places to eat, drink, and have fun as well as local hangouts, celebrity information, and other fun tidbits for your magical vacation in New Orleans. Learn about the best things to do in New Orleans on this fun and informative Private Journey. Just your group, and our guide! Come Live It!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Garden District, St Charles Ave, and Cemetery TourBus Tours

Private Garden District, St Charles Ave, and Cemetery Tour

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The French Quarter may get all the attention, but New Orleans’ Garden District is bursting with southern charm if you know where to look. Get a customized introduction to this historic neighborhood on a walking tour of antebellum mansions, celebrity homes, movie locations, and more, with a private guide alongside to share insight and answer all your questions. Bonus: The tour also stops at the legendary Lafayette Cemetery #1 for a lesson in above-ground burial.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Garden District Walking TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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Absorb the grandeur and opulence of New Orleans’ Garden District on a historic 2-hour walking tour. Meander down sun-dappled sidewalks and admire well-preserved antebellum mansions, current and former homes to famous residents including Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. End with a guided walk through Lafayette Cemetery, featuring a remarkable collection of above-ground tombs.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Garden District Pedicab TourPrivate and Luxury

Private Garden District Pedicab Tour

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Cruise through the modern-day highlights and tumultuous history of New Orleans on a private pedicab tour that takes you to sites such as Buckner Mansion and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. While many New Orleans tours focus on the touristy French Quarter, this tour takes you deeper into the city’s culture. Plus, traveling by pedicab creates a pleasant pace while enabling you to see more than you could on foot.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery TourHalf-day Tours

City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

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Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Full-Day New Orleans Walking Tour Including St. Charles Street Car RidePrivate and Luxury

Private Full-Day New Orleans Walking Tour Including St. Charles Street Car Ride

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Explore New Orleans’ colorful history, culture, and architecture with a private walking tour for small groups that includes the historic French Quarter, Garden District, 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. View Lafayette Cemetery #1 from outside the gates (no public access) 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.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

New Orleans Private Vehicle City TourHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Private Vehicle City Tour

Treat yourself to New Orleans 'your way' on a 3-hour private city tour! By luxury car or SUV, travel through the French Quarter, St Louis Cemetery No 1, the Garden District, the Ninth Ward and City Park. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history from your personal chauffeur. On this highly flexible tour, you have the liberty to request stops for photo ops and to get a better look at a favorite location.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour of New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of New Orleans

See the highlights of New Orleans—from the French Quarter to the Garden District—and learn about the history and culture of the city from your personal guide. A private tour enables you to prioritize the parts of the city that interest you most. Plus, traveling in a private vehicle lets you see more of the city without driving in the hectic traffic or tiring yourself out walking from place to place.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

New Orleans Private Tour by BikeMountain Bike Tours

New Orleans Private Tour by Bike

This is a custom private tour of the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and Magazine Street. With Galavant tours we completely tailor these tours to the interest of our guests. We have arranged bikes to easily extend the range of our tours and have focused on the culinary aspects of the city, mixing the history of New Orleans with the local cuisine of Magazine street.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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History of New Orleans Private Driving & Walking TourDay Trips

History of New Orleans Private Driving & Walking Tour

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Private Driving Tour for up to 6 Passengers Fully Narrated Luxury Vehicle This is a great tour to immerse yourself in the culture of New Orleans. You will have the opportunity to experience over 300 years of Living History! We will go through all the old neighborhoods, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, Ninth Ward, Garden District, and Uptown Just to name a few. You will learn about the different types of people and their traditions. We will stop by City Park, where you can stroll through one of the most amazing Sculpture Gardens in the World, surrounded by 800 year old Oak Trees. By the end of this tour, you will feel like a LOCAL!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of New Orleans City and Plantation Tour CombinationDay Trips

Highlights of New Orleans City and Plantation Tour Combination

Private Driving Tour Luxury Vehicle Fully Narrated Experience the contrast between cosmopolitan New Orleans and the rustic life on the plantation. Evergreen Plantation & Majestic Oaks!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big EasySightseeing Passes

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

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Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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  • 1 to 5 days
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New Orleans Two Day Private ItineraryOvernight Tours

New Orleans Two Day Private Itinerary

For those visitors who want someone to do the planning for them, handle the details and help visitors avoid unintended consequences, this is the tour for you. In addition to the tour as outlined, we will help you make a good hotel choice, make restaurant reservations, provide insight on local attractions, and efficiently use your time over a two-day period.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures