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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
From US$ 52.00
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11:15am City TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11:15am; Pickups commence prior to departure
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230pm City Tour
Tour departs at 2:30pm; Pickups commence prior to departure
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Tour departs at 8:30am; Pickups commence prior to departure
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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 (110)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great way to see NOLA!

This was a great way to see the city. Our guide Rene was fantastic, funny and very informative. The shuttle bus was very clean and Rene made sure we were comfortable with the temperature inside the bus. Enjoyed the cemetery and the stop at the...More

Thank Alicia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cajun Encounter bus tour of city and cemetery.

We had the most amazing driver/guide. Unfortunately, I do not remember his name. He was incredibly knowledgeable! (He even knew when the bumps in the road were coming!). The part of the tour at the cemetery was very interesting and lasted just the right amount...More

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour of New Orleans!

A great way to see the sights of the city in just a couple of hours in air conditioned luxury! Our local guide and driver Butch was amazing and full of interesting facts and information. Recommended and great value with a sightseeing pass too!

Thank Simon33333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
City Bus Tour with Cemetery Tour

Our driver and tour guide was Derrick. He was so pleasant and funny. He is from the area, so everything he talked about was explained in great detail. We are from N Louisiana and this is the first time we have ever been to New...More

Thank Navigate213884
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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
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