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New Orleans Cemetery Tour with Transportation

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the highlights of New Orleans on this sightseeing bus tour, including an above-ground cemetery, the bustling French Quarter, the opulent Garden District, and St. Charles Avenue. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history from your friendly local guide.
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach from your French Quarter meeting spot
  • Explore the mysterious French Quarter, the oldest area of New Orleans
  • Pass the beautiful Garden District and Jackson Square
  • Visit a historical above-ground cemetery
  • Travel through three centuries of New Orleans culture and history with your knowledgeable guide
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Transportation to and from the French Quarter by air-conditioned coach
Local guide
Tour inside one of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
Gratuities
Gray Line New Orleans , 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your rendezvous with the sights and spirits of New Orleans begins in the French Quarter. Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach for a comprehensive city tour.

As you ride through the French Quarter, admire the sights, smells and sounds of the city’s cultural hub, where Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles commingle in an enchanting setting.

Visit a historic cemetery, where you'll hop off the coach and learn of the city's unique above-ground burial traditions from inside the gates.

See Jackson Square, an honorary landmark to New Orleans’ war hero Andrew Jackson. Pass by Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States! Pass by the square’s historic open‐air artist colony as you make your way to one of New Orleans’ famous ‘Cities of the Dead’ to experience the bewitching and spectacular mausoleum system. Hear of piracy and voodoo on Bayou St John, a known pirate waterway and the reputed location of voodoo rituals by the infamous Marie Laveau. Then return to town along the world‐famous St Charles Streetcar route, passing through the extravagant Garden District. Snap photos of opulent mansions that served as former residences for the kings and queens of Mardi Gras, admire the beauty of Tulane and Loyola Universities, and see the acclaimed Audubon Zoo. You'll have time for a self-guided tour of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, plus a stop at Cafe du Monde for their famous beignets or other refreshments (own expense.)

Your sightseeing adventure returns you to the pickup point in the French Quarter.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hurricane Katrina Memorial
Your tour guide will bring you to a traditional New Orleans cemetery to learn about our unique burial processes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing. Caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Wheelchair Access: If the guest needs a wheelchair lift equipped bus, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Cemetery Tour with Transportation ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Cemetery Tour with Transportation .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Cemetery Tour with Transportation ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Cemetery Tour with Transportation .

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  • "If you go on this tour, you should request Jim as your tour guide." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Classroom experience
greg
, Apr 2022
Very informative, all the info on ride back was great. Would liked to had more time exploring the cemetery
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you
star-2
No politics
Cynthia_F
, Jan 2022
I don't think that the guide should be putting her political views into play, just give us the background of what we are looking at!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
It is not allowed. Had we known she would have called in.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Canceled our trip due to...
Rebecca_H
, Nov 2021
Canceled our trip due to a parade going on in the city without a refund. Bad experience do not recommend
star-1
Don’t recommend
Itzel_G
, Jan 2021
It was boring. The guide talked a lot and we had to cut it short because he didn’t have no emotion in speaking.
star-5
Fun and informative
Gonzalez_S
, Dec 2020
It was very colorful, interesting and memorable. I Wolfe definitely do it again. New Orleans has a rich history
star-5
Amazing Tour Guide
Kristyn_W
, Apr 2020
Charlie was an amazing tour guide. He was so knowledgeable about everything New Orleans related. He definitely made the tour fun and interesting.
star-5
Amazing tour and tour guide!
Misty_C
, Mar 2020
We loved our tour guide, Gail! She was extremely warm and welcoming. She was very knowledgeable and informative about the cemetery, the history of voodoo, and New Orleans history. We absolutely loved our tour, it gave us an even greater love and appreciation for the great city of New Orleans!
star-4
Better than expected
Amy_S
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide Jim (with one m 🤣) was fantastic, knowledgeable and funny. Great tour! I wasn’t expecting much from a cemetery tour but thus honestly exceeded my expectations!
star-5
Awesome tour
Cindy_B
, Mar 2020
Heather is passionate about New Orleans and Louisiana. That passion shows in her delivery of information during the tour. She was interesting, fun and thoughtful.
star-3
NOLA must see
Tammi_K
, Feb 2020
Midge, our guide was very knowledgeable about the cemetery but was very dry. Wasn't until i did another tour with guide Nancy that i realized what was missing. The cemetery is a must see so everyone should have a great experience.
star-5
Cemetery tour
Jamie_H
, Feb 2020
Jim (with one M) was a great tour guide. More than a tour guide, he was an educator and you can tell he was passionate about making sure visitors understood the history, the real history, of NOLA’s cemeteries. 100% recommend him!
star-5
Cemetery tour
Toni_F
, Feb 2020
This was fabulous. Elizabeth was great!! She made it so much and highly knowledgeable. The history and the experience was great.
star-5
The graves that were the oldest there.
dflorian40
, Feb 2020
Daniel the tour guide was awesome and made our experience a very good time! Beautiful cementary. i would recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour!
kyarnell7
, Jan 2020
My mom and I had a great time on the cemetery tour. We had a tour guide named Jim. He was fun and very knowledgeable! If you go on this tour, you should request Jim as your tour guide.
star-5
Great Cemetery Tour if you are in Nola
Ethan_D
, Dec 2019
Mary Dugas is a great tour guide and storyteller. She even took us to the tomb she purchased for herself in St. Louis #1 (her brother and dad are interred there). It definitely didn't feel like two hours! I especially liked the Delphine LaLaurie story and tomb - what a horrible and haunting story! The tour was a little light on voodoo, would have liked a little more history, but I enjoyed the Marie Laveau info and the word origin explanations. Was very glad not to be on the 50-person tour with the hipster guide - our group was very personal and relaxed. Thanks Mary! You rock!
star-4
Very Good.
Kathleen_F
, Dec 2019
This was a very well organized and informative tour. Judy, our guide was full of information about the cemetery itself but also gave us a lot of New Orleans history. Glad we did it and would recommend it.
star-5
Rachael cemetary tour, NOLA
Christine_H
, Nov 2019
Rachael was extremely knowledgable and a great speaker. She gave not only a guided tour of the cemetary, but also added so much rich history to make it a truly interesting tour
star-4
Great learning experience
Q2714BHerics
, Nov 2019
A very thorough and enjoyable explanation of the history of NOLA through an examination of the cultural traditions of burials and memorials
star-5
Expert Historical Guide!
Susan_G
, Nov 2019
We had a great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgable, a native to New Orleans, and even had her own cemetery tomb/plot in St. Louis 1. The bus was comfortable and clean, and the group was small enough that we could easily hear everything the guide had to say. There wasn't that much "Voodoo" about the tour other than the history of Marie Laveau.
star-4
More Cemetery then Voodoo
Becky_E
, Nov 2019
The tour was way more Cemetery than Voodoo and the only real mention of Voodoo was when we saw Marie Laveau's resting place. I did however find this tour interesting as it is fascinating how Creole's celebrate their dead. I would definitely take another tour by them but I would like more stories regarding Voodoo then just this governor or mayor or whatever lived in New Orleans and he lost his fortune gambling.

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