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  • New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

    1. New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

    Discover the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in a traditional mule-drawn carriage, taking in the vibrant history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter. Relax and travel in style through some of the most exciting neighborhoods in America.

    Learn the basics of New Orleans's history as you travel in style around its vibrant streets. Discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making New Orleans truly unique and unforgettable from your licensed local guide.

    See French Quarter sights like the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. Choose between a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1, or a ride through the Faubourg Marigny with its unique architecture and live music venues.

    Enjoy peace of mind knowing that group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace...

    We went past interesting sites, gathered a little more of New Orleans history and got away from the crowds for a while.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    2. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

    Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

    Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

    Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

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    Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

  • French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    3. French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour

    The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience.  After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings.

    Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colon...

    Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

  • New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    4. New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    A carriage tour at night is a wonderfully spooky way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. Visit famous haunted locations and be introduced to the ghostly lore and legends that New Orleans' French Quarter is known for. Thanks to 300 years of tragedy, New Orleans is filled with true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires.  With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn...

    We love our carriage ride! Our driver Emily was super sweet and knowledgeable. We got to see parts of the French quarter we’ve never seen before. I’d highly recommend this to anyone.

  • New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    5. New Orleans: City Highlights Tour with Transfer

    See the best of New Orleans in comfort on one handy guided motorized tour. Hop in the minibus and let your guide lead you through the city. No New Orleans city tour would be complete without the French Quarter, the home of Jazz and Mardi Gras. Take in the lively atmosphere with music in the air and colorful, historical buildings. Travel along to Magazine Street, the Big Easy’s thoroughfare that contains plenty of eclectic shops and eateries and meanders in parallel with the Mississippi River. Head across to St Louis Cathedral to see the “Big Easy’s” oldest cemetery, complete with famous and infamous residents. Lake Pontchartrain offers incredible views and photo opportunities. See the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the places hit by Hurricane Katrina. Spot some typical steamboat houses here and remnants of Louisiana's darker history – the sugar cane plantations and colonial buildings. Aft...

  • New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    6. New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    Follow your guide through the magical streets of the Vieux Carre and visit historic and cultural landmarks on this 2-hour tour. See the exact location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St, Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and many other sites that played a vital role in the history of New Orleans. Of course, no New Orleans tour would be complete without some stories of voodoo, ghosts and vampires, and this one is no exception! Before the tour ends you’ll know where to find the most predictable ghost in New Orleans. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city and multiple locations where vampires have been seen! Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and visit property given to her as payment for her magic! You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held. Check ...

    If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

  • New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

    7. New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

    This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery #1. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop in the French Quarter, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities, such as Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is the 2nd-most visited burial site in America. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities on an excursion that is as educational as it is fun. On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

    Our guide Gabe provided information about the cemetery, and history surrounding it, in a very informative yet relaxed manner. We received an excellent history lesson, interspersed with humor. Our guide also spoke of damage done in the past by visitors and vandals and stressed the importance of preserving the cemetery. I found this to be an excellent tour and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in historical cemeteries.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    8. New Orleans: French Quarter Secrets and Bourbon Street Tour

    Your tour begins on Bourbon Street where you’ll meet your local expert guide. Set off to learn how this area developed from a seedy slum into one of the preeminent pleasure districts in the United States. You will also swing into a bar to learn about (and enjoy too if you wish) one of the many cocktails created in the French Quarter, before pausing on Royal Street to see some of the best street musicians in America and learn about the creation of Jazz music. From there, your guide will take you to Jackson Square where you’ll see landmark buildings like the Pontalba apartments (the oldest continually-occupied apartments in America), the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed). You will then step inside the Presbytere for a guided tour of the interior, including exhibits on Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina. You can’t visit New Orleans without a clos...

    Nice little tour to see a lot of the "off the beaten path" areas. A lot of the guide's regular spots were closed because of COVID-19 but he did a great job in making up for things.

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    9. New Orleans: 2-Hour City Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Journey through 3 centuries of history, legend, and romance as you experience New Orleans, “the city that care forgot.” This is an exclusive 2.25-hour guided tour led by a professional guide. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John. These are waters that were used by Jean Lafitte and his notorious band of pirates. Travel through historic neighborhoods such as Treme and Faubourg Marigny. Visit one of New Orleans' historic cemeteries and learn about the unique above-ground burial system. Afterward, follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until the service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina). Travel to the world-famous Garden District, where you will see the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras. View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the t...

    This tour was awesome! Our tour guide Donna was exceptional! She was so knowledgeable and interesting I didn’t want the tour to end. I enjoyed hearing the stories from a born and raised Orleanean and her accent is charming. I usually do not enjoy group tours but this one was great!! I will actually go again next time in New Orleans I enjoyed it so much.

  • New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    10. New Orleans: Sightseeing Day Passes for 25+ Attractions

    The Sightseeing Day Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over New Orleans. Tailor your trip to New Orleans to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Day Pass. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, and no fixed start date. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs. Parade around and explore the crown jewel of Louisiana. Enjoy the colorful Quarters of New Orleans, including Bourbon Street, the Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the French Market. Tread carefully on a walking tour of notoriously haunted cemeteries, including the legendary final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Hop aboard an authentic Paddlewheeler...

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What people are saying about French Quarter

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If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

We went past interesting sites, gathered a little more of New Orleans history and got away from the crowds for a while.

Our tour guide really knew the history of the French Quarter. It was a great experience.

Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

Great experience. Good way to learn the history of New Orleans.