NOLA's BIG 4 PRIVATE EXPERIENCE: French Quarter/Garden Dist./Cemetery/City Park
I'm Paul, a born & raised native of New Orleans. I have given thousands of tourists from around the world my NOLA BIG 4 (French Quarter, Garden District, Metairie Cemetery & City Park) EXPERIENCE. I have taken several courses on New Orleans & read most of the books on her 300 yr old history. I'm also a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide & have a B.S. in Marketing & Business Administration from The University of New Orleans. My NOLA BIG 4 EXPERIENCE is like no other New Orleans has to offer. Come along with me on this journey to see & learn about The Real Big Easy!
My tour is fact-based & comprehensive, designed to educate you about the people, culture, and history of this unique city I call home, NEW ORLEANS!
I do recommend one of the first things you do in New Orleans is TAKE A TOUR! This will acclimate you & help you understand New Orleans & help you plan your activities here.
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Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
I'm Paul, a born & raised 50 year native of New Orleans. I have given hundreds of tourists from around the world my NOLA BIG 4 (French Quarter, Garden District, City Park & Metairie Cemetery) Experience. I have taken several courses on New Orleans & read most of the books on her 300 year old history. I'm also a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide & have a B.S. in Marketing from The University of New Orleans.
My tour is fact-based & comprehensive, designed to educate you about the people, culture, and history of this unique city I call home!
I do recommend one of the first things you do in New Orleans is TAKE A TOUR! This will acclimate you, help you understand New Orleans, & help you plan your activities here.
Here in one of the oldest communities in the United States, I will take you through the 300 yr old French Quarter & give you a history lesson & show you the historic landmarks such as Jackson Square, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, Royal St., Mulit-Million Dollar Homes & many more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Garden District, St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
I will share with you the history of the Antebellum Mansions from the 1800's in the Garden District. You will see Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Peyton & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Jay Z & Beyoncé, American Horror Story, Cornstalk Fence, & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Homes.
The romance blooms as the afternoon is spent exploring memories of New Orleans’ antebellum past, gazing at secluded mansions, wandering down the brick lined sidewalks. Its canopy of oak trees is world-famous, while its characteristic gardens of hibiscuses, crepe myrtles, and angel trumpets, make it one of New Orleans' most beautiful neighborhoods. The Garden District has worked its magic again.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Named one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Oval shape can be traced back to its days as a race track. Became a cemetery after the Civil War in 1872. Final resting place of over 120,000 people & over 10,000 family tombs. We will ride through Metairie Cemetery & see multi-million dollar family tombs of New Orleans most prominent people, (Al Copeland) Popeyes Fried Chicken, (Ruth Fertel) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, (Anne Rice) Vampire Novelist, (Tom Benson) New Orleans Saints & Pelicans owner, & The Weeping Angel Statue. Other notables include 9 Louisiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, 49 kings of Carnival, and 3 Confederate generals, including P.G.T. Beauregard. We will also go inside a family tomb.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
We will go to City Park, as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. This 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks & is approximately 50% larger than Central Park in New York City. The crown jewel of City Park is the world’s largest stand of mature southern live oaks, which includes a Grand Oak that dates back over 800 years. These unique trees are known for their distinctive sculptural shape – some of the oldest trees have limbs that are twice as long as the oak is tall. You will also touch and take Instagram worthy pictures with this 800 year old oak tree! You will also see the Swamp from 1718 that New Orleans was built upon.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Traveler pickup is offered. You will be asked for your location in the checkout and your booking confirmation will contain more details.
- Duration: 2 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Private transportation
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide
- If5 a day/time0 slot is4 not open2 & for a5 discount, call9 me & I will try1 to4 accommodate4 you4.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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