New Orleans has some incredible tours that allow you to understand the history of this great city. From the French Quarter and historic homes to voodoo and swamps there is so much to see. Below are the common tours to check out:
South Louisiana is known for its beautiful antebellum architecture and there are plenty of plantation homes that are within an hours drive from New Orleans. Get a feel for the Antebellum South as you look out over rows of oak trees to the Mississippi river from the porch of a plantation home. The architecture and beauty of these homes alone is impressive – the stories that go with them are even better. Hear stories about the homes – the famous local families that built and owned them, the people that walked through their halls – the walls can’t talk but your tour guide will. Book your tour now and discover a history so rich, you’ll feel like you’ve walked out of life and into a novel.
The Vieux Carré – better known as the French Quarter – is the largest and best-preserved district of predominantly 19th century architecture found in an American city. It is a unique treasure that millions of people the world over flock to see, while they experience the city’s musical excitement and its world-class cuisine.
You can explore the Quarter on your own or you can experience it while learning about it from a knowledgeable tour guide. There is so much to see and do within the Quarter’s roughly 100 blocks you might not know where to begin unless you have someone with you who knows their way around. But, if you don’t, there are a number of tour options that will give you a good sampling of what the Quarter is all about. Check out the listings below for the French Quarter tour that best suits your needs.
From the earliest Native American tribes, to the intrepid French settlers, to the Spanish adventurers, to the coming of the Americans, New Orleans is a city steeped in history, much of which is still visible in its old landmarks. The Cabildo, on Jackson Square, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803; the Pontalba buildings, the oldest apartment houses in the U.S.; Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, where the notorious 19th century buccaneer, Jean Lafitte, hung out and carried on his illicit (and illegal) activities; and many more historic sites. They’re all part of the heritage that makes New Orleans unique among American cities.
A wide variety of options exist for those who want to tour the city’s historic landmarks or grandiose plantations within a reasonable distance from the city. You can choose a tour that gives you the best perspective of New Orleans’ historical culture from the list below.