Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a working praline-makers shop and taste a freshly-made praline.
Hop on a New Orleans streetcar for a ride down historic St. Charles Avenue.
Stroll through the historic Garden District, home to some of the finest old mansions in the United States and multiple celebrity homes.
Visit the atmospheric Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and learn what makes New Orleans Cemeteries among the most unique in the United States.
Step inside the Elms Mansion for a look at one of the best-preserved antebellum houses in the city and enjoy a complimentary glass of lemonade or sweet tea in the garden.
Immerse yourself in the opulence of the Old South of this tour of New Orleans’ prettiest neighborhood with an expert local guide and small group of no more than 20 people.
Your historic Garden District tour begins on a sweet note with a behind-the-scenes visit to an old praline-makers shop. You’ll learn how New Orleans’ most famous confection was brought to the city from Europe and taste one hot out of the copper pots.
Next, you’ll hop onto a street car with all-inclusive tickets and zip down St. Charles Ave. en route to the Garden District. This area of grand mansions and wide, tree-lined streets is home to some of the best-preserved, pre-Civil-War mansions in America as well as a slew of celebrity homes. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the area as you see the grand mansions built by wealthy plantation-owners and now owned by famous people like Beyonce and Sandra Bullock.
Along the way, you’ll stop off at one of America’s most unique graveyards, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, to see famous family-plots and spooky old mausoleums. You’ll also learn about the practical difficulties of running a cemetery below sea level.
For the highlight of your tour, you’ll step inside the Elms Mansion, a 150-year old Italianate home that is one of the most impressive in the city. As you tour the opulent rooms, you’ll learn about the businessmen and plantation owners who built these stately residences and the wealthy world that they created in New Orleans before the Civil War. Your tour ends in the Mansion’s beautiful garden with an ice cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea in the shade of the largest magnolia tree in the South.
Historic Street Car
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (Or Columns Hotel on Weekends and select weekdays)
Tickets to the Elms Mansion with complimentary non-alcoholic beverage
Tickets to Praline Factory
Streetcar tickets (Jazzy Pass with 1-day validity)
Expert Local Guide
Additional food and drink purchases
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
20 people per guide
- Infants (ages 0-1): free (no reservation required)
- Children (ages 2-14)
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