WALKING TOUR: FRENCH QUARTER, STREETCAR, GARDEN DISTRICT & LAFAYETTE CEMETERY
4 hours *$400 – up to six people
*additional $1.25 per person to board streetcar
We begin in the French Quarter, the most emblematic New Orleans neighborhood. We'll discuss geography, architecture and the folks that made this fabled city in the swamp. Next we’ll ride the historic St. Charles streetcar line, the longest running public transportation in the United States. Traveling upriver, we disembark in the whimsical Garden District. Our first stop will be to explore Lafayette Cemetery, the most beautiful of New Orleans’ above ground “cities of the dead”. As we go through the special atmosphere of the cemetery, we will discuss the unique burial traditions of the Crescent City. We’ll continue by walking through the Garden District’s oak-lined streets, taking in the grandeur of her mansions and gardens.
• Walking up to 3 miles and we’ll be sure to take at least one break, more as needed.
• The St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is delightful. However, keep in mind: there is no air conditioning, and it’s not rapid transit!
Think 1835 transportation and enjoy the ride, approx. 20 mins.
• This tours ends in the Garden District, most people like to enjoy lunch afterwards. We can direct you to some good lunch spots or explain how to get back to the French Quarter.