New Orleans Tours

Take a tour of New Orleans, one of the most fascinating cities in the US. New Orleans has a rich blend of cultures of French, Spanish, German, Dutch, English, African, Caribbean, and most recently Hispanic that form a unique gumbo. Some of the best music and food in the nation will be found in New Orleans.

With its sub-tropical climate and located below sea level, New Orleans is one of the greenest and prettiest cities in the US. Take a tour of New Orleans and see for yourself. Bienvenue!

New Orleans — 4 Days, 3 Nights Tour - Normally Thursday through Sunday

  1. Thursday lunch in either Lake Charles or Baton Rouge on day 1.
  2. Walk on a boardwalk over a swamp with alligators on day 1.
  3. Tour of either the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge or the Tabasco Plant and Jungle Gardens on Avery Island on day 1.
  4. Streetcar on day 2.
  5. Walking tour of the French Quarter including Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and Cafe Du Monde on day 2.
  6. 1 house tour in the French Quarter in the morning on day 2:
    1. Beauregard-Keyes House (1826)
    2. 1850 House (The Lower Pontalba Building)
    3. Gallier House (1860s)
    4. Hermann-Grima (1831)
    5. Madame John’s Legacy (1789)
  7. 1 museum or other tourist site in or next to the French Quarter in the afternoon on
    day 2:
    1. The Cabildo (history and culture museum of Louisiana)
    2. Cemetery Tour
    3. The Historic New Orleans Collection including the 1889 Williams Residence
    4. Musee Conti Wax Museum
    5. New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM)
    6. New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
    7. New Orleans Jazz Museum (when it reopens). It has been closed since Hurricane Katrina visited New Orleans, in 2005.
    8. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
    9. New Orleans School of Cooking. This class is twice as long as any of the French Quarter house or museum tours and counts as two sites.
    10. The Old US Mint
    11. The Presbytere (Louisiana history)
  8. Carriage ride on day 2.
  9. Driving tour, including the Lower 9th Ward and Lakeview areas of Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005) devastation, Garden District, Uptown District, Lafayette Cemetery, University District of New Orleans, City Park, and more on day 3.
  10. Jazz, Cajun buffet, riverboat evening cruise on the Mississippi River on day 3.
  11. 1 plantation tour on day 4:
    1. Bocage Plantation in Darrow
    2. Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan
    3. Houmas Plantation in Darrow
    4. Laura: A Creole Plantation in Vacherie
    5. Nottoway Plantation in White Castle
    6. Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie
    7. San Francisco Plantation in Garyville
    8. St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie
  12. Free time in the evenings to go to Pat O’Brien’s, Preservation Hall, and other nightspots.

New Orleans — 5 Days or More, 4 Nights or More Tour

The same as above plus your choice of either:

  1. Touring the old governor’s mansion and the former and current capitals in Baton Rouge.
  2. Touring 2 additional museums and or houses in New Orleans each day. See the lists in #6 and #7 above.

Outside of the French Quarter, 2 mansion homes are available to tour:

  1. Longue Vue House and Gardens (1942)
  2. Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion (1869)

Outside of the French Quarter, several museums are available to tour:

    1. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
    2. Audubon Zoo and or Audubon Park
    3. Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
    4. New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
    5. The National World War II Museum (Allow 1 full day.)
    6. New Orleans Artworks at New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio
    7. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
    8. Old New Orleans Rum Distillery Tour
    9. Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the Museum of the American Cocktail
  1. Touring a swamp and the site of the Battle of New Orleans in Chalmette.
  2. Touring 2 additional plantations each day.

A New Orleans tour could easily go on for more than two weeks. You will have a great time!