New Orleans City Private Driving Tour

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  • 4-8 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

New Orleans City Private Driving Tour Details

Half-Day Tour

Spend half your day with us (4-6 hours) to fit in the absolute must-sees of the Crescent City! 

 

Hop aboard your private tour vehicle and enjoy a drive over to the leafy neighborhood of the Garden District, known for its “gingerbread” mansions of the late-Victorian period. Next door, the Irish Channel neighborhood presents a stark juxtaposition of working-class homes to the Garden District’s affluent upper-class residences. 

 

Equally stunning in terms of eclectic architectural styles, the Marigny neighborhood has a little bit of everything, from great restaurants to a wide range of shops. We can stroll down Frenchmen Street, charming by day and lively by night, and hear about the legacy of the area’s notable residents. In the adjacent neighborhood of Tremé, we’ll explore the city’s African American and Creole heritage, passing by Louis Armstrong Park, and one of New Orleans’ iconic aboveground cemeteries.

 

Across the city in Uptown, you might recognize two of New Orleans’ institutions of higher learning, Tulane and Loyola universities. We can stretch our legs and take a leisurely walk in Audubon Park nearby, known for its wildlife, centuries-old trees, and a few relics of the past. 

Full-Day Tour

A New Orleans sightseeing tour up to 8 hours will give you the chance to explore parts of New Orleans most tourists don’t get a chance to see. 

 

Another noteworthy green space, City Park, can be found just above Mid-City, and is an urban oasis filled with Spanish moss–laden trees, including the Dueling Oaks. Mid-City itself features more beautiful architecture and holds stories of rebirth and revitalization in the aftermath of destructive Hurricane Katrina. 

 

Heading north of Mid-City, we can enjoy views of the vast Lake Pontchartrain and hear about the indigenous and natural history of the lake as well as modern-day conservation and restoration efforts. The Bywater neighborhood will appeal to art lovers, its streets filled with beautiful and eclectic murals. Here, you might want to try the praline bacon at a neighborhood landmark and view the Mississippi River and city skyline from Crescent Park.

 

Based on your group’s interests, there are a number of other fascinating neighborhoods and things to do in New Orleans, like adding a food tour element or exploring the city’s incredible live music scene. And if you’re looking for a unique way to see New Orleans, let us arrange a cruise on the river, and where you can laissez les bon temps rouler!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

French Quarter

On the French Quarter tour segment of our private excursion, you’ll walk along historic streets lined with colorful buildings with cast-iron balconies and learn about the city’s history as a melting pot of cultures as well as the resulting food scene New Orleans is famous for today. Your local New Orleans tour guide will lead you to the best spots for powdery beignets, fresh crawfish, hearty gumbo, and irresistible pralines.

Jackson Square

While sightseeing in New Orleans, other landmarks we’ll want to explore on foot include Jackson Square and the gorgeous 18th century St. Louis Cathedral. Your guide will give you a history tour of this significant central location of the city, including its symbolic statues and unique architecture.

Louis Armstrong Park

For those wanting to get the most out of NOLA’s music scene, we can include in our city walk stops at Louis Armstrong Park and one of the city’s most historic jazz joints, Preservation Hall.

Garden District

The Garden District is one such neighborhood, its streets lined with old trees and grand historic mansions. After we take in the incredible Antebellum architecture and hear about the area’s connection to Hollywood, we’ll head to Magazine Street to see what early life was like for the city’s working class, showing New Orleans’ iconic shotgun-style homes.

Community Impact

This guided tour of New Orleans features lesser-represented groups of people of various ethnicities, immigrants, women, and others.

We mindfully design our tours to explore areas on foot wherever possible, thus doing our part to lessen our environmental impact.

During our tour of the city, we provide recommendations and offer opportunities to patronize small and local businesses.

This tour experience proudly highlights the contributions of black musicians and the importance of supporting local live music.

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