New Orleans Garden District Tour: Private Mansion Access, Lafayette Cemetery & Local Praline Maker

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3 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a famed praline-makers shop and taste freshly-made pralines
  • Hop on a streetcar for a ride down historic St. Charles Avenue
  • Stroll along avenues and side streets in the historic Garden District, home to some of the finest old mansions in America
  • Visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to learn why New Orleans and macabre folklore often go hand in hand
  • Step inside the Elms Mansion for a exclusive tour through one of the best-preserved antebellum houses in the city
  • Sip a complimentary glass of lemonade or sweet tea in the garden of the Elms to round out your tour
  • Sites Visited
  • Aunt Sally's Praline Shop
  • St. Charles Ave Streetcar
  • Garden District
  • Various historical mansions and famed homes (exterior)
  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion (interior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Guaranteed Exclusive Access - Elms Mansion
  • Food tasting - Praline
  • Beverage - Elms Mansion
  • One-day Jazzy Pass (Transportation Pass)

An opulent neighborhood in the Old South

Free Cancellation

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Latest Reviews

We absolutely loved our tour! Rene was so insightful and he really made the tour amazing for us. We were the only two people on the tour and he made sure to make it a very enjoyable and entertaining trip

Rene was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. He had an answer for every question we had about the city and he provided us with a lot of ideas on how to best spend our vacation in New Orleans.

My husband and I went on a tour with Davis, who was absolutely fantastic! He is very knowledgeable and always learning and sharing fantastic content. He made us feel right at home with him in the Garden District, and the tour felt very much like hanging out with an old friend and hearing fascinating stories about an amazing location. Everyone we met during the tour was awesome, and it was a very LGBTQIAP+ friendly experience! I highly recommend the tour and Davis, and can't wait to continue my Walks adventures in multiple states and countries. :)

What a fun tour! Enjoyed our time in the arts and garden district, riding the streetcar and learning about the history of New Orleans. A must see for all who visit New Orleans. The perfect sized tour that has a great ending with an intimate tour of Elms Mansion and sweet tea under the Oak Tree! Thank you, Timothy, for opening us up to your city.

We were fortunate to have a private tour, which was a bonus. We understand that New Orleans and our guide Destiny are new to this tour and our following comments are in that context, since we have had substantial experience with "Walks" in Europe over the past two years. We were excited to try out a US Walks tour. Our NOLA guide was pleasant, kept us on schedule, provided info and answered questions when asked. What we didn't get was a passion for NOLA that we may have expected from a NOLA native, based on our experiences with passionate and enthusiastic European guides. Take Walks tours will evolve over time in NOLA.

Meeting Point

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Meeting point

801 Magazine Street (Auction House Market)

The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.