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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Discover parts of New Orleans that you might otherwise miss during a Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tour, a great introduction to two New Orleans icons. Rather than wander around aimlessly, you’ll head straight to the most famous tombs and monuments, and hear stories integral to understanding the city’s culture and history. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10, and choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
  • Get acquainted with two New Orleans icons on this Garden District tour
  • Seek out tombs featured in famous films at Lafayette Cemetery
  • Discover stories and sights not featured in conventional guidebooks
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
What to Expect
Meet your tour guide and small group at a designated meeting point in New Orleans. Set off into the Garden District, where your guide points out the leafy area’s architectural and historical highlights. Along the way you’ll learn about how the buildings of New Orleans represent a cultural melting pot. Continue to Lafayette Ceremony, home to famed aboveground tombs and elaborate mausoleums featured in movies such as Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy. Learn about New Orleans' unique burial customs and funerary practices. Your tour concludes at Lafayette Cemetery.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Garden District Book Shop
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Travel_Queen603 wrote a review 4 Dec
21 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a wonderful morning walking around the Garden District with our very enthusiastic tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and clearly loved what she was doing. She is a true neworlean. :-) Friendly and a lot of fun. She gave us a lot of wonderful information and
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Date of experience: November 2019
melgardner19 wrote a review 2 Dec
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Very educational tour about the garden district. Absolutely beautiful homes and wonderful tour through one of the mansions . very interesting grave site to see
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Date of experience: November 2019
Wynne P wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions5 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour of the garden district. Our guide was informative and had both fun stories about the garden district and about New Orleans as well
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Date of experience: November 2019
Andrea H wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tour with Dave was very enjoyable and we learned a lot! Dave was knowledgeable in all things New Orleans and was able to answer all the random questions we asked. He clearly loves his job and his city and I would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2019
AmyFLgirl wrote a review Nov 2019
11 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was just okay. I would try a different company if you are looking for a tour of the area. It started out poorly and was very unorganized. The instructions stated to arrive 15 minutes early and meet in the bookstore. My ticket said 1:45pm tour so I was there by
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Response from robflo777, Owner at Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are sorry for the disappointments. I'd like to figure out what happened here. You write that your instructions said 1:45 for the tour time. You booked through Tripadvisor / Viator. On our manifest, your booking says TripAdvisor / Viator and a 2 PM start time. Can you please send us your confirmation and we will find out from TripAdvisor why you received the wrong start time? You also say that nothing was labeled. The meeting place is the Garden District Book Shop. There is a sign right at the friont door. Can you please send us your Tripadvisor / Viator confirmation so we can make sure they're sending people to the Garden District Book Shop which is clearly labeled? Regarding the guide wearing only a tour guide badge (which is a license), our guides don't wear uniforms or costumes. As you stated, you continued to wait for more people, which is why the tour started late. I'm sorry if that wasn't communicated to you, but half of the group was running late due to the streetcar being interrupted by the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. They called and told the guide they were running late. We're sorry for them being late but that couldn't be avoided. It seems unfair to leave them. Regarding "The cemetery was closed but of course that wasn’t mentioned in the tour description." That have been in the confirmation sent to you from Tripadvisor / Viator and our online reservation system Fareharbor. Again, please send the confirmation you received so we can correct this commission. And my apologies - we text the whole group in advance regarding this and your text has 3 incorrect digits - sorry. You are welcome to take this tour and our other tours free of charge. I can guarantee you that for a tour of th area, our guides are the best. Please let us know when you'd like to take any other tours.
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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