We begin with an introduction and we'll look at maps and discuss geography sitting down. Next we'll set out walking to discuss the architecture and the people that made the city in the swamp. We'll ride in a comfortable mini van up to the Garden District. Once in the Garden District we'll get out of the car to do more exploring. We can start in Lafayette Cemetery, the most beautiful cemetery, is nestled right in the Garden District. We'll go through the cemetery and understand why it is different. Please know cemetery closes at 2pm, but it is some what unpredictable. If cemetery is closed we will discuss the burial procedure outside the Lafayette Cemetery. We'll proceed walking through the streets taking in the grander of the palatial Garden District mansions.
transportation upriver via historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We'll meet at Sucre coffee shop, 622 Conti Street, between Royal & Chartres Streets.
Or if you prefer your hotel lobby.
End location: I can take you back to your hotel. However, many people enjoy having lunch Uptown and walking Magazine Street afterwards. Let me know, I am flexible!
Duration: 4 hours
We'll ride in my comfortable Honda Odyssey van, licensed and insured with the city. We can walk in some areas, but take advantage of the van to get us from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Walking & comfortable mini van.
We can do more or less walking, depending on your needs. It is hot in the summer, having the air conditioned van is great!
My services as your guide & suggestions for what to do with the rest of your visit.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6 US dollars - Snack or refreshment at a coffee shop.
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Cassandra has a thorough knowledge of New Orleans and its history and customs. Her presentation, including illustrative maps, was very informative and easy to understand. We would absolutely recommend Cassandra for your tour of New Orleans.