New Orleans in a Day: Garden District Tour, French Quarter, Haunted House, and Beignet Tasting

12 reviews

8 hrs

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Tour the Elms Mansion and drink sweet tea in the shade of the largest magnolia tree in the South
  • Explore the back streets of the French Quarter and learn the unique history of the original creole melting pot
  • See St. Charles Ave from the window of a New Orleans streetcar
  • Visit the seance room in one of New Orleans’ most haunted buildings
  • Enjoy a beignet from the world-famous Cafe du Monde
  • Stroll through the Garden District, home to some of the finest southern mansions in America
  • Enter a traditional gas lamp workshop to see how these emblems of New Orleans are made
  • Taste delicious praline fresh from the pot
  • Tour Jackson Square and visit the Presbytere building to see exhibits on Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras
  • Sites Visited
  • Elms Mansion (Or Columns Hotel on weekends)
  • French Quarter
  • Bourbon Street
  • Praline Factory
  • French Market
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Historic Streetcar
  • Tango Alley
  • Exchange Place
  • Pirate Alley
  • Jackson Square
  • Local cocktail bar
  • Pontalba Apartments (outside)
  • Cabildo (outside)
  • St. Louis Cathedral (outside)
  • Presbytere (inside)
  • Haunted building
  • Tour Includes
  • Tickets to the Elms Mansion with complimentary drink
  • Tickets to the Presbytere
  • Traditional New Orleans lunch
  • Complimentary praline
  • Beignet from the Cafe du Monde
  • Streetcar tickets
  • Local expert guide

Take a day to see the best of New Orleans

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We had such a great time on our tour with Rene! He was very engaging and informative. We learned so much about New Orleans. Will take another tour with Walks when we return.
Deborah · Mar 18, 2020
Rene was very well versed in the history of the area and he shared with us his love for all things NOLA! One of our most enjoyable tours.
Mary Ann · Mar 13, 2020
Jet was great! We really enjoyed our day with him. The only suggestion I would make is to lessen the time spent at the Praline bakery, I would rather spend your time walking around and learning about the history of the city rather than being in a store (which we could do on our own).
Sarah · Mar 02, 2020
Pleased to have a guide that has a long history living in the area toured.
Leo · Feb 23, 2020
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Rene. He was very informative, had a great sense of humor, and really knew his history. What was amazing is he was very patient with us Tourists.
Rebecca · Feb 10, 2020

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