Citywide Driving Tour


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Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
I cannot provide a vehicle with a lift, but I am happy to accommodate anyone who can get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Journey Through New Orleans Most Stunning Sights

This tour will take you on a journey from New Orleans' birth through it's evolution over time into the modern city of today.

We will start by seeing the highlights of the French Quarter. Next we will drive into the Garden District, where we can enjoy the illustrious mansions built by the local elites in the mid/late 1800s. After the Garden District, we will continue driving around the city to see all of the major historic neighborhoods. We will also see how Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, the post-storm rebuilding, and how New Orleans has catapulted towards the future.

If you have a larger size group, I am happy to set up a custom tour. Please let me know!


We will start with the French Quarter, the original colonial settlement. We will drive to the Garden District, built in the mid/late 1800s, which displays the most grandiose mansions in what was once the millionaires suburb of the city. Next, we will drive through Uptown and St. Charles Avenue, past Tulane and Loyola Universities, towards Mid-City. We will drive along historic Bayou St. John, through City Park. We will visit Lake Pontchartrain and gain an understanding of how the modern levee protection system and pumping stations work as well as gain an understanding of the effects of Katrina. Next we will drive down Esplanade Ridge to see the grand Creole mansions on our way back to the French Quarter.

If you have a larger size group, I am happy to set up a custom tour. Please let me know!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will happily meet you at your hotel, if it is situated within the city of New Orleans.

End location: We can end the tour anywhere in the city that is convenient for you.

Duration: 3 hours


Driving. Vehicle will be a mid-size SUV. Larger vehicles can be procured upon request.

What’s Included

Tour of New Orleans in a private vehicle with a private guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - You may need some money to account for any food or drinks purchased during the day.

What’s Extra

Any food or drinks you may wish to purchase along the route.

A Recent Review of this tour

The best tour guide we have ever had. Friendly, totally professional and a great approach to making your day special. Could not recommend enough!!!
Scott Hainge

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