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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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Highlights
  • Walk through New Orleans’ Garden District during this guided tour
  • Go inside the Opera Guild Home—this tour is one of the few to do so
  • Hear historical facts from a guide you might not learn otherwise
  • Round-trip transport included from the French Quarter for an easy trip
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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This New Orleans Garden District walking tour takes you for an up-close look at the antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Travel by coach to the famous New Orleans neighborhood from the French Quarter, and walk the streets with your guide who shares stories and fun facts about the homes as you go. Visit the Lafayette Cemetery as well for a look at the elaborate mausoleums. Book ahead as this tour is one of the only ones that allows you inside the Opera Guild Home.
What to Expect
This Garden District tour starts with a pickup by coach from a convenient location in the French Quarter.
Once you arrive in the Garden District, a neighborhood known for having some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, follow your guide on foot through the neighborhood.
Learn about the antebellum mansions and their owners—past and present, from Jefferson Davis to Anne Rice. Look out for a house that’s owned by actress Sandra Bullock.
This guided tour also leads you inside the elegant Civil War-era Opera Guild Home, so you can explore the interior. It’s one of the only tours in the area that lets you step inside.
Afterward, journey through the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery before stopping at Magazine Po-Boy Shop for food or a drink (own expense).
The trip ends with drop-off in the French Quarter.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Erica, did an amazing job! She lives nearby so she has lots of knowledge of the area, but she also has a background in architecture which is even better. She answered everyone's questions, was very friendly, and was able to talk loudly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kate G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide (Midge) was very knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the Opera House and the tour of the Lafayette Cemetery. Do as instructed and wear comfortable shoes and a little sunscreen would be advised. At the end of the tour she made some suggestions...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank busyone2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Erica from Grey Line was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. She lives in the area and her background made her an expert. We enjoyed the walking tour of the garden district, the house tour was quick as it was only 3 rooms (but served as...More

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We will certainly share this with Erica. Thank you for spending your time with us in the Garden District, the cemetery and the Opera Guild Home!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie was a wonderful guide, full if knowledge and antecdotes for the Garden District. Architecture, families, and history - he did it all. Highly recommend this tour. The only recommendation I would make is the midway stop where you actually see inside one of these...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Sandi made the tour memorable. You could easily walk the Garden District on your own but you can't get the unique insights and anecdotes from a local with decades of stories to share. We learned about the architectural styles, why the houses...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Turner S
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sandi will be delighted to read your review - she really puts her self out there for her guests - to share stories both historical and little known.

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No you do not have to ride the bus back to the French Quater. Just tell your guide you want to stay behind so they can account for everyone.
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The Greyline office is at the wharf just off Talouse Street. It’s very easy to find. It’s a little round building that resembles a light house. You can either buy your tickets there or redeem vouchers if you bought your... More
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