Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Tour with Elms Mansion Access

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Walks - US
Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Tour with Elms Mansion Access

Activity provider: Walks - US
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From US$ 43 per person

Likely to sell out

Step back in time on this tour through New Orleans' historic Garden District neighborhood, including praline tasting, a stop at Lafayette cemetery, and mansion visit.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enter the famous Lafayette Cemetery
  • Hop on a New Orleans streetcar for a ride down historic St. Charles Avenue
  • Stroll through the Garden District, home to fine mansions and celebrity homes
  • Sip a complimentary glass of lemonade or sweet tea in the garden of the Elms
  • Step inside the Elms Mansion, one of the best-preserved antebellum houses
Full description

Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Old South in this tour of New Orleans’ prettiest neighborhood with an expert local guide.

Start your day on the sweetest of notes at a historic praline-makers shop, sample the confectionary treat as it comes straight out of the copper pot - a sweet introduction to southern culture. Stroll over to a nearby streetcar - a beloved icon of New Orleans life and roll your way down famed St. Charles Avenue as more and more stately mansions start to appear until you are right in the midst of the Garden District.

Wander through the streets, as harmless insects buzz about, ferns sway on porches, and these southern belles lounge about. Stop by famed homes, as your guide not only shares the stories of their former and famed owners - but points out the particular articles of interest within their architecture. Passing through, peek into one of America’s most historic graveyards - Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 with its famous family plots and gray stone mausoleums. Here your guide will share some intriguing stories on the practical difficulties of building and maintaining a cemetery below sea level.

As you return to the wide avenue of St. Charles, end your tour in front of the Elms Mansion, one of the best-preserved old Southern mansions in America. Reflect on the beautiful, often troubled history of New Orleans and celebrate the preservation to keep this special corner of the world intact.

  • Local guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Guaranteed Exclusive Access - Elms Mansion
  • Food tasting - Praline
  • Beverage - Elms Mansion
  • One-day Jazzy Pass (Transportation Pass)
  • Hotel Pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (appreciated but never obligatory)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Aunt Sally's Pralines. Your guide will be holding a red Devour tote bag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the restrictions of New Orleans streetcars, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this tour
  • This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues
  • The walking portion of the tour is outdoors rain or shine, so please dress appropriately (ponchos are recommended for rain while umbrellas are recommended for shade)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

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March 25, 2023

Nice tour but the guide needs a little more education on the history of Mardi Gras etc. Also when the company says there’s access to a house and that house cancels, they should have a back up.

February 13, 2023

Great. Will do it every time we come back.

February 11, 2023

Product ID: 221343