During your city tour, your New Orleans tour guide will give you detailed information on some of New Orleans’ most incredible landmarks. From beautiful parks to Creole style buildings, see what makes New Orleans one of the most popular destinations of the South.
Parks and Squares
Not only have New Orleans’ parks and squares played a significant role in history, but are a prominent part of celebrations and cultural festivities today. While Plaza’s reflect Spanish, French and Italian characteristics, you can also find some of America’s largest grand parks.
Louis Armstrong Park
Minutes away from the French Quarter sits Louis Armstrong Park. Built in honor of the great Louis Armstrong and to preserve Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park is not only a place to reflect on New Orleans’ past, but also a place to focus on the spirit of community in the present.
Home to the New Orleans’ Botanical Gardens, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, and the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world, City Park sees over 11 million visitors each year. Take a break at City Park and soak up the beautiful surroundings of New Orleans.
Originally known as "Place d' Armes", Jackson Square is a priceless Louisiana landmark. Surrounded by historic buildings like the Pontalba Apartments, St. Louis Cathedral, restaurants, museums and merchants, it’s the center of one of New Orleans’ most popular tourist destinations.
St. Louis #3 Cemetery
One of the 3 Roman Catholic Cemeteries in New Orleans, St Louis #3 is located just several miles from the French Quarter. Step off your tour bus and explore the history of the St Louis # 3 Cemetery with your guide. Entombed individuals at the St Louis # 3 Cemetery include photographer E. J. Bellocq, composer Paul Sarebresole and painter Ralston Crawford.
From its distinct cuisine to its French Creole architecture, New Orleans stands apart from other American cities. Don’t be afraid to embrace the French ways of the New Orleanians.
Café du Monde
Established in 1862, Café du Monde is old world cooking modified by local ingredients. Stop in and try one of Louisiana’s signature beignets and a café au lait.
Esplanade Avenue is a historic residential street running northwest of the Mississippi River. Creole style, 19th century mansions line Esplanade Avenue to this day echoing the avenue’s past as New Orleans’ millionaire row.
New Orleans’ French Market reflects over 3 centuries of history. Today it hosts, educates and entertains millions. Uncover what the French Market’s six blocks have to offer.
The Flea Market provides merchants with the unique opportunities to sell their goods. Find one-of-a-kind items including antiques, traditional clothing, art, jewelry, handmade candles, crafts and other items at the New Orleans’ Flea Market.
As Louisiana’s largest city, New Orleans is bursting with iconic locations from well known avenues, to prestigious colleges.
St. Charles Ave
A New Orleans thoroughfare, St. Charles Avenue is renowned for its St. Charles Streetcar Line and the hundreds of mansions that line the streets of the Uptown section of the route. Delight in the picturesque homes and perfectly lined trees as you make your way down the avenue.
Look out for Tulane and Loyola University
Founded in the 18th century, Loyola University is one of the 28 universities that make up the association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The college has been praised by many educational bodies and proudly ranks the fifth best institution among southern universities today.
Forming the upriver boundary of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, Canal Street divides New Orleans’ historic Spanish and French culture from the modern Central Business District. Known for its unusually wide roadway, it’s the largest roadway in America that is not classified as a boulevard or avenue.
Your step-on-guide will use a microphone on the motorcoach to point out the great sights you will see throughout New Orleans.