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

21 reviews

3 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Visit a historic praline-maker's 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
  • Stop by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to learn why New Orleans and macabre folklore often go hand in hand
  • Step inside the Elms Mansion for an 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 (exterior)
  • Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion (interior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive Access - Elms Mansion
  • Food tasting - Praline
  • Beverage - Elms Mansion
  • One-day Jazzy Pass (Transportation Pass)

Explore an opulent neighborhood in the Old South


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.4 /5
based on 21 reviews
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Great experience and great guide! Very knowledgeable and fun, the customer service team was also very helpful and friendly.
Ency · Nov 26, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
Our tour guide was Jet. He was a great tour guide and really knew the history of the area. We really enjoyed the tour that he gave. We were disappointed that we were not able to see the pralines being made and be able to sample them as advertised on the website, and one of the reasons this company was selected over others. At the beginning of the tour Jet informed us that the praline placed closed during Covid. So this was not a recent event and it should be removed from the list of highlight of the tour.
Marian · Oct 21, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
My partner and I had a lovely morning with Jet strolling through the Garden District. I lived there for 2 years previously and still learned so much! He has a wonderful guiding style and made us feel super comfortable. A wonderful way to start our 3 days in New Orleans. Highly recommend!
Brittani · Oct 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
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
Jessica · Jul 11, 2020
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.
MISTY · Jul 06, 2020

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting point

750 St Charles Avenue (Aunt Sally's Pralines)

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

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