New Orleans Sightseeing | Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans Sightseeing

Travel Through Three Centuries of history, legends, and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!”

Hop-on this tour to see over 25 square miles of New Orleans!

Absorb the sights & sounds of the world-famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere Museums.

Travel through 15 historic neighborhoods, such as Treme & Faubourg Marigny, and learn about their cultures and people – both past and present.

Visit one of our historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above-ground burial system.

Our next stop is at City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in America, where you may visit the recently expanded and renovated Besthoff Sculpture Garden (optional; cost not included in tour price; closed Mo-Tu), nestled among live oak trees hundreds of years old. Or enjoy some delightful beignets (French doughnuts) at Café du Monde (optional; cost not included in tour price).  

Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, a waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as we make our way to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.  View the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, that spans our backyard playground for fishing, crabbing, shrimping and boating.

Hear about Hurricane Katrina – the good, the bad and the ugly – as we pass the major levee breach that caused unprecedented flooding in the city in 2005.  It’s a tale of man vs. nature, the human spirit, rebirth of communities and a more prepared America.

Follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina).

See the homes of former Kings & Queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the world-famous, exclusive Garden District.

View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, home to one of the top five zoos in the nation, The Audubon Zoo.

Includes cemetery stop and narrated motorcoach tour.

STOPS:

  • New Orleans cemetery
  • City Park
    • Besthoff Sculpture Garden
    • Café Du Monde



 

St. Louis Cathedral/Jackson Square

Beignets at City Park

City of the Dead

Besthoff Sculpture Gardens

 

Tour Details

Duration:

3 hours

Departure Time:

To Be Determined. Please check back on November 1.

Departs From:

All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. &the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.

Cost:

Adult: $44.00
Child: $15.00 (ages 6-12)
Group: $39.50
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Private tours may be arranged at other departure times.
  • Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.