Tour Departures & Driving Directions



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All daytime tours begin and end at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

Tours beginning at or after 4:30pm depart from the Gray Line Information Desk located on the ground floor of the Jax Brewery, inside the Toulouse Street entrance.

Please arrive at the departure location at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time.


Driving Directions

Directions to the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office traveling on I-10 West (toward Baton Rouge):

  1. Stay on I-10 West (don't take I-610).
  2. Take the ELYSIAN FIELDS exit (#237). Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.
  3. Merge onto ELYSIAN FIELDS AVENUE.
  4. Follow ELYSIAN FIELDS AVENUE toward the river.
  5. Turn right onto DECATUR ST. heading into the French Quarter.
  6. Turn left on ST. PETER ST.
  7. Cross the railroad tracks and take a right into the parking lot. The Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office is on the left.

Directions to the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office traveling on I-10 East (toward Slidell / Biloxi):

  1. Stay on I-10 East (don't take I-610). Get into the lanes marked I-10 East - SLIDELL. Stay in the right lane.
  2. Take exit 235A heading toward the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) and merge onto ORLEANS AVENUE. Get into the left lane. ORLEANS AVENUE will become BASIN St.
  3. Turn left onto CONTI ST.
  4. Turn left onto N. RAMPART ST.
  5. Turn right onto TOULOUSE ST.
  6. Turn left onto DECATUR ST.
  7. Turn right onto ST. PETER ST.
  8. Cross the railroad tracks and take a right into the parking lot.
  9. The Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office is on the left.

*** GPS address (used for GPS purposes only) is 400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 ***

The parking lot fee is approximately $14.00 for up to 4 or more hours unless it is a special event. When you pass Rampart St., you are in the French Quarter. Please allow for extra time due to heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the French Quarter at all times.

Reservations are required on all of our tours.
Visit one of our convenient locations to purchase your tickets.

  • Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office - Toulouse St. at the River (All daytime tours start here.)
  • Jax Brewery - Corner Decatur St. & Toulouse St. (Big Easy Jazz and Ghosts & Spirits Tours start here.)
  • French Market Kiosk - (next to Cafe du Monde, across from Jackson Square)
  • St. Louis St. Kiosk - (next to H & M, 500 Decatur St.)
  • Sheraton Hotel* - 500 Canal St.
  • Marriott Hotel* - 555 Canal St.
  • Hilton Hotel* - Poydras St. at the River
    * Concierge Desk.

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