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New Orleans Tours

Experience the French Quarter, Garden District, and historic Cemeteries that set New Orleans apart from any other city in the country. From eerie grave sites, to stunning French and Spanish architecture, to the mysterious origins of voo-doo and the birthplace of jazz, every view of the Crescent City offers new discoveries.

Wrought iron balconies lining the Pontalba Apartment buildings in the French Quarter

The French Quarter Tour

The oldest neighborhood in New Orleans; tour the famous New Orleans French Quarter.
  • Learn about the unique French and Spanish architecture of New Orleans.
  • The history, architecture and lore of the French Quarter.
The Henry Howard Hotel during a Garden District walking tour in New Orleans, LA

The Garden District Tour

The beautiful New Orleans Garden District is unlike any other New Orleans neighborhood.
  • Take in the opulent gardens, tree-lined streets, and classic Southern style of the Garden District.
  • See breathtaking celebrity mansions.
  • See the well-renowned Lafayette Cemetery and learn about its mysterious history.
Ghostly apparition in front of a building in the New Orleans French Quarter

New Orleans Ghost Tour

Hear about real historic events and eye-witness accounts as you walk the city's haunted streets.
  • Chilling true stories from the city’s troubled past.
  • Hear about modern day ghost sightings.
  • Stop by at many infamous French Quarter murder mansions (American Horror Story House), Ursuline Convent, and walk past the famous Muriel’s Ghost.
Guests enjoy a drink during a New Orleans pub crawl and cocktail tour

Legends & Spirits Cocktail Tour

Taste the history of New Orleans while learning about the legends that make us America's most interesting city!
  • Walk this “pub crawl” style tour with a licensed local tour guide, learning the history of the cocktail as only New Orleanians can tell it.
  • Visit three of New Orleans’ most unique and interesting watering holes where you’ll have an opportunity to sample the famous drinks that make New Orleans legendary (beverages not included in tour cost).
  • Gather stories of the New Orleans underworld of prohibition gangsters and bootleggers, as well as some of the spookiest stories of our haunted bars.
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Colorful building facades in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA

Custom Tours

Enjoy a tailor-made tour just for you.
Choose a Cocktail Tour, custom History Tour, or give us your suggestions!
New Orleans walking tour guests and tour guide view architecture in city

Groups

Custom itineraries for groups of all sizes.

We’ll help you plan the perfect New Orleans vacation.

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Luxury transportation services with a personal touch.
Allow us to take care of your transportation while you’re in town!

What You'll See on our New Orleans Tours

The French Quarter

The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, is the heart and soul of New Orleans. This historic neighborhood is famous for its vibrant nightlife, stunning French and Spanish architecture, and a palpable sense of history. Strolling through its narrow, cobblestone streets, visitors are transported back in time. The wrought-iron balconies, colorful buildings, and hidden courtyards evoke a sense of old-world charm that is hard to find anywhere else in the country.

One of the highlights of the French Quarter is Bourbon Street, known worldwide for its lively atmosphere. Here, jazz clubs, bars, and restaurants line the street, offering music, drinks, and food that keep the party going well into the night. Jazz, which was born in New Orleans, can be heard spilling out of nearly every doorway, reminding visitors of the city’s significant contribution to the world of music.

Beyond Bourbon Street, the French Quarter is home to several historic landmarks. Jackson Square, for instance, is a beautiful open space dominated by the impressive St. Louis Cathedral. This area is perfect for a leisurely stroll or for watching the many street performers that gather here to entertain the crowds. The nearby French Market, one of the oldest public markets in the United States, offers a variety of local goods, from fresh produce to unique crafts, providing a true taste of New Orleans.

The Garden District

While the French Quarter offers a glimpse into the city’s colonial past, the Garden District showcases New Orleans’ antebellum grandeur. This neighborhood is renowned for its well-preserved mansions, lush gardens, and oak-lined streets. Walking tours are popular here, as they allow visitors to take in the stunning architecture and learn about the history of the area.

The Garden District’s grand homes are often surrounded by intricate ironwork fences and beautiful gardens, giving the area a sense of elegance and tranquility. Many of these homes date back to the 19th century and have been meticulously maintained, offering a window into the opulent lifestyle of New Orleans’ wealthiest residents during that era. Notable properties include the historic Buckner Mansion and the Cornstalk Fence Hotel, both of which are architectural marvels.

Historic Cemeteries

New Orleans’ cemeteries, often referred to as “Cities of the Dead,” are another unique aspect of the city. Due to the high water table, traditional underground burials were not possible, leading to the distinctive above-ground tombs that characterize these cemeteries. These tombs, often ornately decorated, create an eerie yet beautiful landscape that is unlike any other.

One of the most famous cemeteries in New Orleans is St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, located just outside the French Quarter. Established in 1789, it is the oldest cemetery in the city and the final resting place of many notable figures, including the voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Guided tours are available and are highly recommended, as they provide fascinating insights into the history and traditions of these unique burial sites.

The Origins of Voodoo

New Orleans is also famous for its association with voodoo, a religion with roots in West African spirituality, Catholicism, and Native American traditions. The city’s voodoo heritage is deeply intertwined with its history, particularly in the French Quarter. Visitors can explore this intriguing aspect of New Orleans at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, where they can learn about the beliefs, rituals, and notable figures associated with voodoo.

The Birthplace of Jazz

Lastly, no visit to New Orleans would be complete without delving into its rich musical heritage. As the birthplace of jazz, the city has played a pivotal role in shaping this genre of music. The sounds of jazz can be heard throughout the city, from street performers in the French Quarter to renowned venues like Preservation Hall. Jazz festivals, such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, attract music lovers from around the world and celebrate the city’s deep musical roots.

Legends & Spirits Cocktail Tour

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This tour is only offered as a private tour, with rates starting at $300. Please call us at 504-503-0199, email us at info@cajunencounters.com, or fill out the form below to check availability.