New Orleans City Tour
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a fascinating tour of the Big Easy. The tour will be tailored to your personal interests so be sure to tell the guide what you are most keen to see. High on the list will be the French Quarter (Vieux Carré), the city’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its lively nightlife and colorful buildings with cast iron balconies. And don’t miss a chance to browse the attractive streets of the French Market, full of stalls selling gourmet produce, street food, arts, and crafts.Also unmissable is Jackson Square, a National Historic Landmark in the French Quarter, located in front of St Louis Cathedral, and bursting with street art and theater. Here you will find the Cabildo, an elegant Spanish colonial building that is now home to the Louisiana State Museum. Other highlights include the Faubourgs of Marigny and Tremé, both neighborhoods that are rich in history and architecture. The Garden District with its tree-lined boulevards and grand Creole mansions is another place of interest. For those interested in the city’s more recent history, a trip to 17th Street Canal is a chance to witness where the devastating floodwaters entered the city after Hurricane Katrina. Also of interest are the New Orleans graveyards, known as Cities of the Dead, filled with extravagant above-ground tombs.