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New Orleans Cemetery and City Tour with Transportation

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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

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
French Quarter
Enjoy a grand overview of New Orleans, dubbed ‘The City That Care Forgot,’ on this comprehensive sightseeing coach tour. Start in the world-famous French Quarter, a quaint, mysterious area where the sights and sounds abound.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Jackson Square
Head to historic Jackson Square, home of the Cabildo and Presbytere museums, and visit a historical cemetery, one of New Orleans' ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Here, discover the unique above- ground burial system. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates.
Pass By:  
Garden District
Following the path of the St Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world, pass stately mansions, the homes of former kings and queens of Mardi Gras and the beautiful Garden District.
Pass By:  
Tulane University
View Tulane University and Loyola University across from Audubon Park.
Pass By:  
Audubon Park
Home to the Audubon Zoo, rated one of the top five zoos in the nation.
Stop At:  
New Orleans City Park
One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries
Guests are welcome to explore this historic above ground cemetery, circa 1854, and take pictures or they can remain in the bus.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Saint Charles Avenue
Home of the St. Charles Streetcar Line and famous for the dozens of mansions that adorn the tree-lined boulevard for much of the uptown section of the boulevard.
Stop At:  
Cafe Du Monde - City Park
Option to purchase cafe au lait and beignets.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Cemetery and City Tour with Transportation?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Cemetery and City 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 and City Tour with Transportation.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Cemetery and City Tour with Transportation?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "If you go on this tour, you should request Jim as your tour guide." See review


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No politics
, 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!!
Canceled our trip due to...
, Nov 2021
Canceled our trip due to a parade going on in the city without a refund. Bad experience do not recommend
Don’t recommend
, 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.
Fun and informative
, Dec 2020
It was very colorful, interesting and memorable. I Wolfe definitely do it again. New Orleans has a rich history
Amazing Tour Guide
, 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.
Amazing tour and tour guide!
, 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!
Better than expected
, 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!
Awesome tour
, 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.
NOLA must see
, 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.
Cemetery tour
, 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!

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