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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

Take a day to see the best of New Orleans

  • 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
Learn the secrets of Praline cookery at Aunt Sally's.Enjoy a sweet delicious Praline on us.New Orlean's famous tram system.Explore the historic and beautiful Garden District.Walk the leafy streets with your storyteller guide.Learn how and why the houses of the Garden District came to be.The cracked and risen pavements where nature has left it's mark.Lafayette Cemetery.Hear the amazing reasons why these tombs are above ground.Elms Mansion, where you'll get amazing access to explore inside.Elms Mansion and its impressive interior.Hear the history of the house, and stories about it's owners and heritage.Enjoy a Sweet Tea or Lemonade at Elms Mansion.The second half of your day starts with an amazing tour through the French Quarter.See famous and notorious areas around Bourbon Street.Learn from your guide about the history of the area.Exchange Place, New Orleans French Quarter.Meet local artisans who create beautiful metal lanterns that hang around the city.Enter a haunted building, and learn the stories from your guide.Jackson Square.Enter the Presbytere for guided tour, including the Mardis Gras exhibit.The Hurricane Katrina exhibit.Hear the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans as a whole.Round off your day with a delicious New Orleans beignet from Cafe du Monde.

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Latest Reviews

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.

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.

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