New Orleans

New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour with Garden District Stroll

Badge of ExcellenceNew Orleans, USA
New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


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. Upgrade to receive admission to Vue Orleans, a 360° indoor and outdoor observatory deck, after your tour.
  • 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 St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, a historical above-ground cemetery
  • Travel through three centuries of New Orleans culture and history with your knowledgeable guide
  • Stop for beignets (own expense)
  • Upgrade option includes admission to Vue Orleans observatory deck

What's Included

  • Transportation to and from the French Quarter by air-conditioned coach
  • Tour inside one of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
  • Comprehensive city tour
  • Entry to Vue Orleans - If upgrade option is selected
  • Gratuities
  • Beignets and coffee/tea (available for purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Gray Line New Orleans
    Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River, just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 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.

French Quarter (Pass By)

Jackson Square (Pass By)

St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New Orleans City Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Pontchartrain (Pass By)

Garden District

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saint Charles Avenue (Pass By)

Tulane University (Pass By)

Audubon Park (Pass By)

Vue Orleans (Pass By)

Steamboat NATCHEZ - Official Site (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • 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 accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is parking available near the meeting location for the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll?

A:The meeting location is conveniently located within walking distance of many downtown and French Quarter hotels. If you plan to drive, paid parking lots are available near the meeting location. Parking rates apply and may vary.

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Q:Can I use public transportation to reach the meeting location for the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll?

A:Absolutely - There are several methods of public transportation that will take you to the ticket redemption location.

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Q:Is the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll family friendly?

A:Absolutely! This tour is great for guests of all ages!

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Q:What is the Vue Orleans add-on (if option selected)?

A:Located 33 floors above downtown New Orleans where Canal Street meets the Mississippi River, Vue Orleans immerses visitors in a multi-sensory 4-D experience with nine original films, seven interactive exhibits and the city's only rooftop 360-degree panoramic viewing platform. The attraction uses different technology at every turn to celebrate the art, music, food, and history of New Orleans in a way that connects popular culture with its historical foundation.

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Q:Is food included in the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll?

A:Food is not included, however, you will make a stop at the City Park location of Cafe du Monde, where you can purchase beignets, coffee, juice, and soda (cash-only).

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Q:Is the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll wheelchair accessible?

A:Please be sure to note your wheelchair requirements in the "special requirements" box at checkout. Paved pathways through the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair-accessible bathroom is located at Cafe du Monde. Some sidewalks along the Garden District Stroll are uneven and require caution. Those with limited mobility may choose to remain on the bus at any stop.

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Q:Are restrooms available during the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll

A:Restrooms are available at several of the stops made along the tour route.

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Q:How strenuous is the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll?

A:The tour is mostly on paved pathways, however, some areas are uneven and require caution. This tour is not considered strenuous and most guests will be able to participate.

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Q:Does the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll have a live guide?

A:Yes! You will have an experienced guide who is passionate about and can tell you all about the city of New Orleans!

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Q:How should I dress for the New Orleans City and Cemetery Tour + Garden District Stroll?

A:It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and layered clothing (as the weather dictates.)

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Richard_B, Apr 2024
I bought a trip from Greyline for my Mom and a friend. The trip was scheduled on 4/21/24 @ 10 A.M.. At 9:20 on the 21st., I received an email saying that the trip was cancelled. Mom and friend were already in New Orleans, about a 1 1/2hr. drive from the house. The lady that they talked to was rude. They ended up taking a different trip to a plantation house, this cast an extra $27 per person. I will not be scheduling another trip with Greyline.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Although not certain about the cancellation, it may have been a problem with the vehicle or guide. It was obviously a last minute situation that we could not overcome in the short time period. Our apologies.
Amazing Tour with Great Tour Guides and Bus Drivers ✨
Hailey_H, Apr 2024
Our bus driver Brian and our tour guide were AMAZING! A great combo of a bus ride and walking tour - never a dull moment :) They kept things enthusiastic and interesting the whole tour. We had a stop at the city park for Beignets and shopping and I 100% recommend ~ TASTY!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for the great recommendation.
Great tour!
Katherine_G, Apr 2024
Our tour guide was engaging, and we learned a lot from him. My family had a wonderful time. The tour covers a lot of ground. I highly recommend that you have folks in your party who have a hard time walking.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you. We will remind guides to mention the walking and possible solutions along the way.
Great tour!
KRISTINE_D, Apr 2024
Very informative and interesting. Loved Alton and Kate. Thanks for a great day! We saw everything you need to see in New Orleans!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Alton and Kate say a giant thank you as well.
Great tour.
Georgiasharon_C, Mar 2024
So interesting. Was great to see the city tour first. Our guide was amazing and so much fun. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Great experience
Shaun_L, Mar 2024
Earley was a fantastic tour guide. I enjoyed the tour immensely, and learned quite a bit as we went.
Rosemarie_R, Mar 2024
An amazing tour of New Orleans. Outstanding tour guide Kate and driver Malinda did a fantastic job. Would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Please recommend to friends, family and fellow travelers.
Cemetery tour with Leslie.
Stephen_C, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Leslie was so knowledgeable about New Orleans history that she really needs to be teaching the subject at a local university. Amazing depth of knowledge and extremely engaging delivery. What a treat!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
This review was a treat for our company and for Leslie. Thank you
Would highly recommend this tour!
Susan_W, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Robert was excellent!! Very knowledgeable & entertaining. We all learned so much more history about New Orleans, which has given us further appreciation for it. Our bus driver did an excellent job navigating the crowded, narrow streets.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
The Cemetery, City and Garden District Tour shows a very different side of New Orleans.
Great tour to learn the city history!
Weisheng_S, Jan 2024
Gail was a fantastic tour guide. She is a very knowledgeful. We have a lot fun during the tour. Thanks very much to Gail and Triuice (driver). We learned quite a lot about the city and her history. We are glad I took this tour! Definitely recommend this tour to all!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
The tour/guides/drivers want our visitors to understand and enjoy the history of our unique city and her many cultures and landmarks. Thank you for touring with Gray Line, Gail and Trinice. We hope you return and experience other Gray Line tours of the city and outlying areas.
Best tour for first timers
Sumirdesai, Dec 2023
Donald, our driver, and Kate, our guide, were both fabulous. Kate answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable about everything we asked and discussed. I would highly recommend to others traveling to NOLA for the first time.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Your personal recommendations will go a long way with friends and family visiting our city.
Perfect blend of New Orleans history
Colette_L, Dec 2023
Our tour guide Robert made the trip! His informative narration perfectly blended his extensive knowledge of New Orleans history with humor and personal stories. We would never have seen so many neighborhoods along with City Park on our own. Well worth the money and time❤️
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Good Value is important to Gray Line. Thank you.
So worth doing! Don't miss out!
Wendy_C, Dec 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor! I learned so much about the area. For taking an abbreviated vacation this packed in so much more than I could have done on my own!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We hope you can return with more time and let us share more with you.
Perfect way to see key sites
Greg_B, Nov 2023
Robert was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of the information was delivered with humor and entertainment. The tour gives you a perfect taste of the sights. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you
Tour was canceled just hours before with no other tour time available
Shiloh_K, Nov 2023
I cannot rate the tour itself since ther tour was canceled just hours before with no other tour time’s available for the same day.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We regret the tour had to be cancelled and another tour time or day was not convenient. Perhaps you will return and we can share this tour with you.
Outstanding tour
Raymond_M, Oct 2023
Katie did a great job guiding us on the Tour of New Orleans as wel as taking us thru a cemetary and explaining the process of how the deceased are buried. I have never been on a tour and this was very insightful! Definitely recommend this tour to all!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Please come back and join another Gray Line tour. We have so much more to share with you from Ghosts to Cocktails and so much more
Worth the time and money!
VIRGINIA_R, Oct 2023
Really informative and enjoyable Gray Line tour of New Orleans and St Louis Cemetery #3. Kate and Michael did a great job! Kate is knowledgeable and clearly enjoys sharing her city of New Orleans with guests. I learned quite a bit about the city and her history. I am glad I took this tour!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are glad you enjoyed your time with us on the Gray Line tour with Kate and Michael.
My sister in law and I...
Lisa_R, Sep 2023
My sister in law and I absulutely enjoyed this tour very informative and knowledgeable in was a great day thank you
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We hope both of you will return soon and take another tour with Gray Line.
Great tour! Lots of fun information!
Angela_M, Aug 2023
Robert was a great tour guide and Alton was a wonderful driver! Had a great time on this tour learning so much about the city and cemetery. Robert was mindful of the heat on us and very open to questions! Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Please share your recommendation with friends and family! Robert and Alton are a great pairing as well
Relaxing tour
Ana_O, Jul 2023
Kate and the driver were awsome. Nice relaxing tour. Takes you around many sights. Bus was air conditioned. That was a huge plus

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